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Pastel Equestrian Wedding

bridal portrait with dog

Tink and Heather were introduced through a mutual friend that owns an equestrian facility in Northern Kentucky. That, combined with the fact that Heather has ridden horses since she was little, led to one conclusion; A pastel equestrian wedding!
One of the most unique equestrian aspects comes in the form of a little horse made out of moss. The horse-play doesnt end there: horse figurines decorate the centerpieces and trophies double as vases. See more darling details in the full gallery here, photographed by Nina & Wes Photography.

cherry blossom

mint and pink bridesmaid dresses

gray wedding suit

maid of honor in pink with bride

pastel bouquet

A bit about Ashley Inn

Not only did the facility offer the equestrian theme the only date available was the same date of our first date and the day Tink asked me to marry him – April 5th, but the facility was available for the whole weekend and both families stayed for a wonderful relaxed wedding weekend. The venue allowed for us to have the rehearsal dinner, breakfast for the wedding party, ceremony and reception as well as the wedding party staying on site. Amanda the coordinator at Ashley Inn along with staff did everything to make the weekend perfect.

welcome wedding sign

garden wedding ceremony

Nina and Wes Photography

Sweet Tea box favors

Lauren, my sister, knows me like a book so I just let her do all the designing and I am so blessed that Lauren worked with Revelry Vintage Event Planners from Burlington, Kentucky. The girls were a joy to work with! They made a Sweet Tea Party favor for each guest. The boxes contained tea bags, sugar cubes, recipe for sweet tea and wrapped in a pastel green ribbon. Bonnie Dowler owner of Stems LLC in Lexington, Kentucky worked with Revelry and created beautiful, elegant flower arrangements. Bonnie researched and created a moss horse with a spray of flowers for a wonderful compliment to the equestrian theme.

tulip and peony centerpiece

simple and elegant place setting

grooms cake

elegant pink and white wedding cake

Read on to see how much this Pastel Equestrian wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

If there was one thing I would have done different would be to have another dress to wear later that evening. It would just have been something simple just so I knew I had the option. I loved my dress but I just wish I had that option at the end of the night! One thing I would love to add is to tell the brides is to cherish every moment of planning your wedding! I had a blast with my Mom and Sister and enjoyed every moment and never let myself get worked up because I knew every little thing would work out some way! I was so grateful to have all the help and support my family and couldn't have done it without them and just remember to thank your parents and family!!! I can only hope to do the same for my daughter one day!
Budget:
Ashley Inn: Rooms (full weekend): $8840
Tent and Linen Rentals: $1500
Cake and Cupcakes: $575
Wedding Music: $450
Catering, Bar, Linens: $16000
Photography: $3720
Florists: $2400
DJ: $550
Wedding Planner: $1500
Wedding Dress: $2000
Total: About 37500

ServiceVendor
Bridesmaid DressesDonna Morgan
CakeCakes By Jeanne | Hair: Ann Thomas Browell | Makeup: Magnifique Makeup
CatererCatering by Donna
DjReminiscent Events
Dress DesignerLa Sposa
Dress ShopTwirl Boutique
Event DesignerRevelry: Vintage Rentals and Event Planning
FlowersStems
JewelryJewelry by Misty
PhotographyNina & Wes Photography
VenueThe Ashley Inn Bed & Breakfast