There was definitely a little horsing around going on at this wedding.
When an outdoorsman chooses a bride, chances are that she has a love for the outdoors, too. Such is the case with groom, Alex Mayfield, and bride, Addie Vaughn, both of whom were raised on a farm and obtained degrees in agriculture. After popping the question in their favorite spot to “get away,” in the middle of a cattle pasture, the couple set the date for November 15.
“I love fall weddings but to comply with everyone’s work schedule, we had to choose a date after harvest season. I didn’t want to get too close to the holidays so we went against popular opinion and picked the opening day of deer season. It’s an easy way to find out who your true friends are,” laughs the bride.
The couple incorporated their love for agriculture and the outdoors into their celebration. Deer antlers from the groom’s father’s collection and wheat stalks and cotton bolls from the bride’s family’s farm appropriately accented the reception. Massive wooden arches, custom built by Brent Taylor of Sikeston, MO, also overlooked the ceremony and reception venues, complete with the couple’s initials and their anniversary carved into the wood.
“I wanted an earthy, organic feel for the wedding but I also love glitz and wanted the whole thing to sparkle and be unique,” said the bride.
A custom cantina-style bar added a unique flair, while a giant light-up “LOVE” sign, both also built by Taylor, definitely brought the “glitz factor.” The couple also incorporated a custom graphic, designed by Burch Paper of Sikeston, MO, into their entire wedding. From stationary and favors, to a giant banner draping behind the head table, the couple’s “trademark design” was the perfect combination for the hunter and his bride.
“Everyone keeps telling me how the whole wedding was ‘so us’,” explained the bride. “I never meant to have a ‘theme’, but I guess when two people are passionate about similar things, it just kind of shows—in labors and in love.”