shaley ham west desperado cowgirl magazine

One of the West’s most iconic influencers, Shaley Ham of West Desperado, wed her longtime love at his family’s Washington ranch in her own style and fashion. 

Photography by Alexandra Rae

Adorned with fringe and conchos, her Chantel Lauren gown was everything Western dreams are made of and more! A longhorn skull from Wanderlust Skulls made a statement at the altar. The groom, Nick Gutzwiler, dressed to impress with a tooled leather tie from Whiskey Bound Leather Co. paired with a camel-colored Wrangler pearl snap.

No cowgirl’s big day is complete without her best gals by her side, and a killer pair of boots! The bridal party’s gorgeous rust orange ensembles perfectly encapsulated “a fall wedding in the middle of spring.” Shaley’s Liberty Black blonde hair on hide boots added an extra touch of Western flair.

Opting for the unexpected, Shaley completed her look with Paloma Stipp freshwater pearl jewelry. The mechanical bull from Zieske Entertainment and Pendleton bar made for an all-night celebration. Shaley’s twin nieces served as flower girls, and one of her fur babies looked dashing in his “suit.” The cake from The Rowdy Bunch Cakes incorporated the autumnal tones she loves, completed with dried florals.