Over the last few years, we’ve been witness to the rise of a new bride - the ‘anti-bride’ bride, if you will. She embraces looks that are nonconformist, adventurous, rule-breaking, but most importantly, looks that make her feel like her most comfortable, yet elevated self. That’s some true edge, right there, because for a lot of people, comfortable and elevated don’t really play in the same space. Modern renegades, though, find fashion that does both: makes them feel like their most authentic, comfortable, and real selves, but also makes them feel a little more fancy and finessed. Cinderella had her glass slippers - shoes that she slipped on and danced into life thereafter, unafraid, untethered, and unabashedly herself. 2020s brides have cowboy boots that do the same on their wedding day, but unlike Cinderella, there isn’t a frailness or vulnerability about them. They’re strong, they’re fierce, and they’re full of magic, up to and well after midnight. Wonderwest by BootBarn is the Fairy Godmother in this reality, and their newly-conjured collection of bridal boots are a true-life realization of the words “bibbidi-bobbidi,” boo!
In collaboration with Lovely Bride and Broken Arrow Jewelry, Wonderwest by BootBarn has created a carefully-curated bridal boot collection that transcends boundaries. Featuring boots from Shyanne, Idyllwind, and Dan Post, they are intricately drawn and designed by artists and delicately handcrafted by cowboy boot artisans who incorporate centuries-old techniques into every last detail, from stitchwork to metallic inlays. Brides can pair this boot collection with wedding dresses featured in these unreal and stunning images (Lovely Bride-available custom Rue De Seine gowns with exclusive embroideries designed for the bold bride). And you can finish the look with accessories from BootBarn’s collection, timeless pieces from Broken Arrow Jewelry, Native American-inspired handmade jewelry designed by the silversmith and granddaughter of a Potawatomi tribe member. With no detail left unturned, this daring and unexpected collection of bridal boots interrupts western bridal fashion as we know it; so brides can create a wedding that emulates their individualized style!
Seriously, a bridal ensem wouldn’t be complete without a pair of shoes, but how often do you get to show them off?
The only time you’ll really show off wedding heels, booties, slingbacks, sandals, etc. is during your bridal suite / getting-ready flat lay photos, if you’ll be wearing a high-low silhouette, or if you change into something mini for your after-party. It’s true. Well, not all - if any, really - of the Rue De Seine gowns included in this collab were high-low styles. The majority were floor-length, but somehow, in every photo, the bride felt compelled to sneak a peek of her boots. Don’t blame her, either, each pair is just incredible.
Maybe you’ve been all-fired into a wild west-inspired wardrobe for years or maybe you have zero cowboy boots or cow prints to your name. Whether you’re a dabster in dressing this way or a total juniper (yup, that me), Wonderwest’s new bridal boots were made with every bride in mind. And that’s pretty obvious, too, when you look at the versatility and wear of each boot. From boho and brazen to fiery and feminine, glam and giddy to dreamy and delicate - your personal style and ‘I do’ aesthetic are all considered here.
The coolest part of the Wonderwest by BootBarn collection is that you can get a pair for your wedding and, at the same time, add a wild card accessory to your forever fashion closet. And when we say wild card, we mean it in a wear-with-anything kind of way. With your fave flared jeans and a tank, with your best 70's style shifts, and especially with anything cottagecore you’ve started to collect in the last year.
That’s what Wonderwest was founded on - to be BootBarn’s contemporary, of-the-moment fashion counterpart - and everything in its stable is just that 👉 to see the Royally Untamed lookbook and to shop the full collection.
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