Kate Bosworth and a Romantic Western Wedding
published January 2nd, 2014
Newlyweds Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish are reliving their Summer nuptials now that their wedding photos are featured in the winter issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. The Hollywood actress married the writer/director in Montana on August 31, 2013 and posed exclusively for the US wedding magazine.
The four day wedding celebration was staged at The Ranch at Rock Creek, a truly stunning location amid rolling hills, rivers, mountains, meadows, and wildflowers. The couple and all their guests stayed on the property for the event and all took part in hiking, horseback riding and fly fishing.
"I've been a horse rider my whole life and have always been attracted to those wide-open spaces and the big sky," Bosworth told the magazine.
The night before the ceremony, Bosworth, 30, and Polish, 43, had a newfangled hoedown that focused on food, drinks, and music - so guests could put on their dancing shoes and let their hair down. Bosworth wore a vintage Chloe dress for the farm-to-table feast. At each place setting, guests got a special treat in the form of bandanna napkins that featured a monogram of the couple's first names, which was designed by the groom.
In keeping with the Western theme, wildflowers were loosely clustered in rustic metal vessels. The white-and-yellow blooms were picked from the 6,600-acre property (with the owners consent).
The stunning bride arrived to her mountain top wedding in a horse-drawn carriage before walking down a wildflower-adorned aisle. The actress actually had two gowns designed by Oscar de la Renta - one for the ceremony, and a second one – embellished with crystals and pearls – for the reception.
"I was deeply in love with both dresses," she told the magazine.
The reception room featured twining vines and votive candles, which Polish said "looked like a Midsummer Night's Dream." To add a more personalised touch they scrapped the traditional guest book, and had friends and family sign a map of Montana.
Guests sipped on bourbon iced tea served in swing-top bottles made by Specialty Bottle with the couple’s monogram and at the end of the night, everyone walked home with bags of freshly baked biscuits and Montana Raw Honey.
The film director met his bride on the set of the 2011 movie Big Sur, and Bosworth revealed to Martha Stewart Weddings that the two connected on day one.
"It was that artist-muse relationship unfolding very quickly and deeply," she gushed. "[Michael simply informed me] I'm going to marry you.”
Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings