Horse Wedding Ideas

We’ve always been captivated by horses and love the idea of incorporating them into your wedding, especially if you are horse lovers like our next couple. Like most couples, they wanted a relaxed atmosphere where they could spend the day and dance the night away with their friends and loved ones.

Emily’s parent’s house where she grew up riding horses was the perfect spot – Chris loved it as much as she did. Complete with a farmhouse,  old stonewalls,  and a big red barn. It was the ideal place for Chris and Emily from the beginning. You can see more horse wedding ideas in the full gallery captured by Orchard Cove Photography.

Their wedding stationery tied perfectly in with their equestrian style wedding and designed by Griffin-vites. The bridesmaid’s dresses in a perwinkle blue from J. Crew went with their whole blue theme. Everything tied together beautifully.

On Wedding Decor & Details:

We wanted the day to feel natural and the look to be true to the farm setting but also be beautiful—we were striving for the right blend and contrast of the rustic and the elegant. We didn’t want to take away from the setting, with the horse barn and the stonewalls around the house, so we tried to stick with “less is more” for decorations, bringing in some pops of color for flowers and a few natural and vintage elements scattered around. Chris re-built the most prominent stonewall that would separate the cocktail hour and the dinner tent and he also built one of the bars that we used out of salvaged wood from our barn. My sister painted signs from more barn boards to direct people around the property. We used a wooden gate to hang the escort cards and also keep the cocktail space separate from the dinner tent. I didn’t want to be too matchy-matchy with a very specific two-color scheme, but we loosely used a dark blue and a soft blush pink as our inspiration and went from there. We ordered grapevine balls and wrapped them with twinkly lights to hang from the tent and decided to use the dark ballroom chairs to complement the grapevine. My grandmother sewed table runners out of a natural burlap, bringing in some texture and layering onto the ivory linens. The whole day came together thanks to all of our family and friends who helped us set up and added their own touches.

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Prop and Furniture Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

Makeup & Hair: Hair Daze
Caterer: Lake Sunapee Country Club
DJ: The Pulse of Boston
Dress Designer: Melissa Sweet
Flowers: Art of Nature
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Shoe Designer: Cole Haan
Stationery: Griffin-vites
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J. Crew
Calligraphy: Dancing Pen Calligraphy
Rentals:  Lakes Region Tent
Ceremony Musicians : Putnam-Pirozzoli
Jewelry: Priscilla of Boston |Officiant: Reverend Richard Dutton

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  1. Blue bridesmaid dresses from JCrew + horses = too much fun! @orchardcove

  2. I love it when the bride & groom look like they’re having fun! RT @weddingchicks: Blue dresses + horses! @orchardcove

  3. Fab! RT @weddingchicks: Blue bridesmaid dresses from JCrew + horses = too much fun! @orchardcove

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  5. -100. Lindsay says:

    I love that rich blue that they chose! The flowers really soften it up too!

  6. Fun barn wedding compete with pups & horses! @orchardcove

  7. -100. Amanda Herzberger says:

    Thanks for the great feature! Chris & Emily’s wedding was one of my favorites last year – they had so many great ideas!

  8. RT @weddingchicks: Fun barn wedding compete with pups & horses! @orchardcove

  9. One of our all time favorite weddings to work on! Such a lovely, thoughtful couple– it was a pleasure to be involved!

  10. RT @weddingchicks: Fun barn wedding compete with pups & horses! @orchardcove

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  13. -100. lisa says:

    Please do an indoor wedding theme! my wedding will be indoors at my church chapel.Reception also. would love some ideas on indoor weddings!

  14. -100. Kelli Renault says:

    Hi there,

    I’ve been searching and searching for horse shoe themed stuff! where did you find all this!


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    We have just this month completed our Carousel Horse Wedding Favour. Great for this type of wedding theme. Check them out:

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  18. -100. Emily Lyons says:

    Hello! The color of the bridesmaids dresses was called “caspian blue” from J. Crew in 2011.

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