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Planning the Perfect Vintage Wedding (With the Help of Your Horses)
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Planning the Perfect Vintage Wedding (With the Help of Your Horses)

When preparing to say “I do” you might be thinking of all the ways to make your wedding as unique and special as you and your partner. Deciding to have a vintage-style wedding (or even honeymoon!) is classic and certainly memorable. One of the best parts about planning your wedding is finding creative ways to invite your four legged friends to join in.

Whether you “walk” down the aisle on the back of your beloved horse or you spruce up their saddle with vintage details that take your wedding photos to the next level, pulling together a charming, vintage wedding with your horses (and future spouse) is a lot easier than you think.

Add Some Flare to Your Wedding

Nothing says “vintage” quite like calligraphy. If you consider the numerous opportunities to include calligraphy in your wedding — think: bridal shower, save the dates, invites, seating, directions — it’s worth getting a practiced hand before your wedding. Plus it’s a skill you can keep honning long after your wedding day.

Once you feel comfortable enough with your calligraphy skills, pick up some vintage chalkboards. You can write what cocktails you’re serving at the bar, welcome signs around the venue, and you can even give one to your horse with some traditional phrases such as, “here comes the bride.” It’ll give your wedding that classic vintage feel, and people will likely be impressed by your calligraphy skills.

It’s in the Details Another way you can add more old-fashioned charm to your wedding is with those personal touches. Consider engraving your rings with a traditional font, wearing a vintage veil, or adorning some vintage pieces of jewelry (bonus points if they’re something borrowed).

If you’re really in love with the vintage theme, you could invest in an classic wedding dress. Some brides have even spruced up their mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress, marrying old-fashioned with a bit of modern charm. Moreover, if you plan on including your horses, you could braid their mane or tail in a vintage style to really pull your theme together. Remember, it’s those little details that will really give your vintage wedding that awe factor.

Finding More Vintage Feels After your wedding you might still find the desire to keep the vintage theme going. Luckily, vintage never truly goes out of style so you can continue enjoying some old-fashioned charm long after the big day. Furthermore, enjoying your honeymoon together as a couple can be made even more fun by inviting your horses along. You could head out on your next adventure (in true classic style) in an airstream trailer big enough for you and your new family, visiting some vintage honeymoon destinations.

You might wonder what a vintage honeymoon looks like. Vintage could mean anything from visiting your favorite childhood spots or going antique hunting across the state (or U.S. if you’re feeling bold). Bringing your horses along also means you can enjoy some classic trails in a national forest or through some unique ghost towns. “Vintage” is really up to you and your spouse, and it can be fun coming up with ideas together.

However you decide to incorporate vintage into your wedding, just remember you’ll enjoy the day regardless as you celebrate your love with friends, family, animals, and of course your new spouse. Congratulations and good luck!

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