Wearing Cowboy Boots on your Wedding Day!

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We love a good rustic outdoor wedding ceremony, but one of the possible risks for an outdoor ceremony is the potential mud factor. Heels and either grass or mud don’t go well together. So another great option is to wear a pair of cowboy boots (or cowgirl boots!).

Let’s face it: heels are not always the best option for a long day of walking down aisles, mingling with people, and dancing the night away. Wearing cowboy boots on your wedding day is a great option for both the comfort factor and the little bit of lift they provide.  Also, look at all the fun and unique pictures you can capture sporting a pair of cowboy boots!

Cowboy Boot in Bride Attire

Traditional cowboy boots tend to be earthy tones such as brown, gray or black.  A bride that is a little shy about the idea of wearing a boot may want to stick to traditional brown boots with less embellishment, which will look fab against a white dress.  Modern designs renew drab neutral color boots with an array of colors from neon green to hot pink.  Be careful not to step too far outside the box with your boot choice, as you don’t want to take away from the beauty of your natural bridal charm.

It’s all a matter of personal taste in which boot you choose – the right choice is the one that best reflects your own style, color, and comfort.

Bride wearing white dress and brown cowboy boots sitting on wall with groom wearing jeans.

DIY Outdoor BBQ Wedding Captured by Bethany Cissel Photography

Pair of brown cowboy boots on window sill (left photo); Bride putting a pair of brown cowboy boots on.

Wedding at Marriott Ranch Virginia Captured by Jodi Miller

Bride wearing white dress and black sash in light brown cowboy boots standing with groom in grey suit and black tie.

Woodsy Elegant Wedding at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club Captured by Candice Benjamin Photography

Dark brown cowboy boots on wood bench (left photo); Bride in white a-line gown standing outside under tree with bouquet of blue hydrageas (right photo) Wearing Cowboy Boots on your Wedding Day!
Rustic Texas Wedding at Old Glory Ranch Captured by Eclectic Images

Bride sitting on wood bench pulling up her gown to show off her dark brown embellished cowboy boots.

Rustic Country Barn Wedding Captured by Jennifer Van Elk Photography

Bride standing with bridesmaids in blue dresses with brown skinny belt all wearing brown colored cowboy boots on grass

Rustic Farm Wedding at Khimaira Farm – Captured by Simone Fox Photography

If a dark brown boot is too scary, wear a light taupe or white boot like the two brides below.  We love that this first bride was actually able to find boots with heart cut outs!

Bridesmaids helping bride put on light colored cowboy boots with heart cut outs onBride wearing light colored cowboy boots with heart cut outs, standing with bridesmaids wearing nude heels

Pig Themed Barn Wedding – Captured by blink of an eye

Bride and groom sitting head to head on a hay stack. Bride wearing light brown colored cowboy boots.

Vintage Style Barn Wedding – Captured by Michele M. Waite

Bride wearing cowboy boots standing with bridesmaids wearing brown colored cowboy boots and teal knee length dresses.

Wedding at Holland Ranch – Captured by Melanie Duerkopp Photography

Bride standing on a country road with bridesmaids who are wearing purple mismatched dresses and all wearing cowboy boots
Chris and Chelseaès Wedding – Captured by Jonda Spurbeck and Staci Faw‘s


Cowboy Boots in Bridesmaid Attire

If your style is all-out rustic and you want to ensure a cohesive theme, why not get your girls to wear a pair of cowboy boots too?  Keep in mind that you are the bride and should be the center of attention. So if you wear a short gown you may want to opt for a taller boot with more embellishment and your ladies can wear an ankle length boot.

Cow boy boots and wedding rings places on the toes of the boot at Lindsey Plantation in Greer SC weddingBridemaids wearing cow boy boots at wedding ceremony at Lindsey Plantation in Greer SCBridal party in cream and white standing in door way at Lindsey Plantation in Greer SC wedding

Southern Rustic Wedding with Lanterns  – Captured by Jessi Nichols Photography

Bride and groom with bridal party. Bridesmaids wearing pink knee length dresses with cowboy boots and groomsmen wearing brown pants, tie and suspenders.

Pink Wedding with a Classic Car and Cowboy Boots – Captured by Studio Elle Photography

Bride standing with bridesmaids in blue dresses with brown skinny belt all wearing brown colored cowboy boots on grass
Rustic Farm Wedding at Khimaira Farm – Captured by Simone Fox Photography

Bride posing in front of bridesmaids who are lined up behind her wearing short ankle cowboy boots and yellow knee length dresses.
Rustic Country Barn Wedding – Captured by Jennifer Van Elk Photography

Bride standing with bridesmaids who are wearing black dresses and all wearing brown cowboy boots
Woodsy Elegant Wedding at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club – Captured by Candice Benjamin Photography

Bride standing on brick stairs with bridesmaids all wearing brown cowboy boots. Bridesmaids wearing blue and floral knee length dresses.
DIY Outdoor BBQ Wedding – Captured by Bethany Cissel Photography

Bridesmaids wearing multi-color pink and purple dresses all wearing colorful cowboy boots.
Chris and Chelseaès Wedding – Captured by Jonda Spurbeck and Staci Faw‘s

Cowboy Boots in the Decor

Perhaps you love rustic wedding charm and you are a country girl at heart that wants to include cowboy boots, but not in your attire.  Use cowboy boots as a flower vase on a dessert table would be a great option that provides the best of both worlds.

Mason jar with garden flowers on wood slab left photo)
Rachel and Rogers Wedding – Captured by Amanda Thiessen Photography

Light Cowboy boots on hair with flower bouquet in one boot asdfasdf
Vintage Style Barn Wedding – Captured by Michele M. Waite

Where to Buy Cowboy Boots For Your Wedding

Zappos.com (owned by Amazon) is another good option for those that need to buy a pair of cowboy boots or bridal heels for their wedding! Zappos have a strong selection of boots from many top western wear brands. We love Zappos commitment to outstanding customer service and recommend them for buying boots online.


Wearing cowboy boots on your wedding day definitely gives off a carefree and comfy vibe. In addition, get ready for some fantastic photo opportunities as we see above!

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