Rustic Winter Wedding Ideas Inspired by Paul Bunyon

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

True inspiration can come from anywhere and, as far fetched as it may sound, the designer from today’s woodsy winter editorial – captured by A Sea of Love – was inspired by the tall tale of Paul Bunyon! Megan from Celebrate Colorfully asks, What do we know about Paul Bunyon? Well, he’s a legendary, towering lumberjack with an affinity for pancakes and a blue ox named Babe. We pulled together the most amazing group of creatives to take this off-beat theme and turn it into the most perfect modern-meets-woodsy wedding inspiration you’ve ever seen.

I took key elements from the legend and translated them into a backstory for our couple. Our groom is an outdoorsman who still loves his flapjacks and our bride is a doe-eyed beauty who can rock a pale blue dress (or two) like no one’s business.

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

We’re kinda digging this casual groom look! And if not for the wedding, we think it would work great for engagement photos! Shop our Paul Bunyon inspired guide for your guy below!

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

We love the darker hues of this tablescape which contrast beautifully against the airy space at White Sparrow Barn. To create visual interest, Celebrate Colorfully used natural elements like wood, but also added copper, marble, and lots of lush greenery to create a high-end flourish.

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

The 4 unique cakes by Whisk Until Sweet look almost too good to be true! Megan shares, Three of those beauties are cakes dressed to perfection. The last cake can be nothing but a tall stack of pancakes for our groom. Paul Bunyon wouldn’t have it any other way.

pancake cake

blue dress

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

And we’ve fallen hard for the bride’s gorgeous blue gowns, both from a & be bridal shop.

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Paul Bunyon Inspiration

Such a gorgeous editorial, don’t you think? We never thought we’d hear ourselves say it, but Paul Bunyon turned out to be a great source of wedding inspiration!

Thanks so much to the very talented team below for sharing this project with us today!

photography: A Sea of Love // planning + design: Celebrate Colorfully // venue: White Sparrow Barn Dallas, Texas // florals: Celebrate Colorfully // calligraphy + paper goods: Alli K Design // cakes: Whisk Until Sweet // models: Dragonfly Agency // hair + makeup: Erika Curry // bridal gowns: a & be bridal shop // jewelry: Shapiro Diamonds

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