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Vintage Cowboy Elopement Styled Shoot | Templeton Mercantile Venue Launch

bride and groom kissing in saloon

Searching for the perfect inspiration for your vintage western elopement? Look no further! For this styled elopement shoot hosted by The Wedding Standard, I wanted to bring together the moody vintage western atmosphere of a dive bar saloon, with playful touches of color and sparkling rhinestones.

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 Dolly Parton disco-style vow renewal.

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


"For this shoot I envisioned a couple that had a young, playful love. A couple that was not afraid to embrace a darker moody side but kick up their heels and throw on some rhinestones and embrace fringed balloons too.

The Ceremony was simple and low in contrast- as a stark difference to the traditional trendy light, bright and airy outside ceremony. We went indoors and brought in some non-traditional elements- wood pedestals, copper pipes, embroidered fabric and natural ferns all combined to make the perfect intimate backdrop illuminated by a playful YEEHAW!

It was important to show how the Templeton Mercantile space could evolve with the needs of the celebration- whether it be an indoor ceremony and reception to a late night after party dive bar- you can get all the vibes as you walk from space to space."


  • Kacey Musgraves

  • Dolly Parton

  • pearls

  • vintage western

  • flash photography

  • dive bar saloon

  • moody intimate vignettes


"I was very excited to dream up the saloon bar transformation. What started as a classic moody, dark, western wooden saloon- we crafted up a playful, colorful and elevated experience for guests.

After walking through the heavy velvet curtain, guests were greeted with shining disco balls and iridescent tinsel fringe cascading from clusters of colorful sherbert balloons which then spilled off the ceiling to the bar and floor.

I was so excited to take a standard piano and highlight it with flowers, disco balls and support the epic ice cream cart from Haute Sugar that served ice cream cones topped off with a colorful edible flowers. Truly a big moment every was excited to share!"

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"I was also very excited about what I like to call the "grand finale" which was the final room in the venue and design, Club Car Bar, where I envisioned guests being transported into another era. Inspired from a train club car, this moody back room is where the locals will meet up to grab a drink- tell a story and cozy into the lounges after a night of dancing and dining. With elaborate hand painted murals adorning the walls and a contrast of white marble and wood barstools, I was excited about the juxtaposition in design....divebar meets elevated speak easy vibes for sure. The western vintage inspired cake alongside a crystal cut champagne tower made for some traditional reception moments with flair. Candlelight and marquee letters paired with an epic band made for the perfect late night party!"


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 with ice cream cone

Blog Post by Olivia Cook


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