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Dolly Parton-Inspired Vow Renewal Styled Shoot | Templeton Mercantile Venue Launch

couple kissing with ceremony backdrop

Dreaming of a wedding day full of country flair, pink sherbet hues, and playful patterns? You're in the right place. For this styled shoot of a vow renewal hosted by The Wedding Standard, I wanted to capture the essence of romance and whimsy inspired by the iconic Dolly Parton, with touches of modern flair and disco bling.

For the Templeton Mercantile launch, I designed and worked alongside a team of skilled vendors to create two unique styled shoots to display the many versatile spaces available within their new venue. If you love this look and want to see more, check out our other styled shoot: a vintage cowboy elopement.

Want to see more about the Templeton Mercantile? Click here for a post about the launch event from the Wedding Standard!


"For this shoot we envisioned a couple that was already in love for many years, maybe a few kids in and ready to continue to celebrate their love for each other with a vow renewal. The scene was set for an intimate ceremony and dinner party with close loved ones.

When you walk into the Templeton Mercantile you immediately are transported into a historic western saloon. From the warm wooden accents to the taxidermy greeting you, this western gem is ready to host an unforgettable celebration! I wanted to capture the history and essence of the space (rustic, leather, wood, moody) and elevate this for a vow renewal that was like no other.

From the playful fringe bling on the brides jean jacket to the bright colored florals, disco balls and cow hides- this western saloons meets Dolly Parton for the perfect balance of classy western glam."


  • Dolly Parton

  • pink sherbet hues

  • modern touches

  • playful patterns

  • lace & leather

  • disco bling


"I was excited to create an intimate vow renewal that would showcase the historic Templeton Feed & Grain. This 105 ft hight structure built in 1946 serves an an iconic reminder of endurance- this building alone has been through 13 U.S. Presidential administrations, multiple wars, economic upheaval, earthquakes and even a fire! Yet here it is as a backdrop and reminder that though community, hard work and a great foundation- it is thriving! I couldn't think of a better symbol and inspiration to tell the love of your life a vow of endurance for the long haul.

I wanted to of course bring a little western glam to this tall grey tower, so naturally we brought in a handcrafted geometric double triangle and adorned it with some florals to really pop against the grey. I love how the cow hides brought the perfect pattern to their western wedding as well. 

I was excited to get a little funky with the reception dining tables and mix lots of patterns, textures, colorful candles, and height elements! With a brick and black wood backdrop, the scene was set- a modern touch but still western. I brought in some sleek black chairs to accentuate the modern nods but contrasted with a sequin runner and glimmering candle light tapers to draw your eye up to our Water Buffalo smiling down in all his glory.

Adorning both tables with bright bursting blooms- we needed some Kacey Musgrave vibes to elevate the existing western space. Next I decided to get playful with floral plates stacked amongst blush chargers and sexy soft velvet napkins spilling over the table as if they were handkerchief bandanas themselves."


Hosted by: @theweddingstandard

Venue/Catering/Bar: @templetonmercantile

Planning & Design: @zestitup

Event Manager: @theluckyonesevents

Photography: @elliekoleen

Florals: @_mdlevents_

Signage: @palette.and.pine

Rentals: @allaboutevents 

Boutique Rentals: @avenuetwelve

Ceremony Arches & Cactus: @adorn__rentals

DJ: @epicentertainmentinc

Band: @shawnclarkfamilyband

Ice Cream: @hautesugarco

Cake: @justbakedslo

Marquees Letters: @alphalitcentralcoast

Balloons & Disco balls: @glitzandgather

Hair & Makeup: @thequeensbees

Dress: @moondancebridal

Permanent Jewerly: @infinitymetalsslo

Wine: @daouvineyards

Linens: @bbjlatavola

Photobooth: @cameroningallso

bride and groom raising a toast

Blog post by Olivia Cook


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