Back to our regularly scheduled (?) horse blog

I had all these intentions of writing delayed, content-rich posts while I was gone, and then the wedding took over, and then post-wedding brain + lack of actual computer and/or content did in the rest of my break.


I’m back, both home in Vermont and on the internets. I have 1200+ blog posts to read skim and I have not been inactive in the background either in the horse or the house front.

In the meantime, here, have some placeholder wedding photos.


Horses & Weddings

Okay, I know I promised I wouldn’t talk wedding planning here, but…well…

So in lieu of complaining!

The wedding date is set for September 2015. We have a venue, rental company (tables, chairs, tablecloths, tents, stage, silverware, glasses), caterer (SO EXCITE), photographer, florist (ugh hands down my least favorite vendor but oh well), theme, and a bunch of little touches. Like, everyone is very concerned that we have something catchy or clever or pretty to hold the cards on the gift table? Seriously? Anyway: my aunt is super-crafty and is making a large baskety thing out of found rope from the beach. Done and done.

When we announced the wedding, after “when is it?” the number one question was “oooooh, are you going to have your horse there?”

No. No, I am not. As my mother pointed out, there will only be three people at the wedding I would trust with him: my mother, Hannah, and me. And all of us will be busy. Also, I have no particular desire to haul him 5 hours to be there and then spend the rest of the time boarded somewhere strange and all of it would just add to both of our anxious qualities and also so far this wedding is not that horsey.

But obviously horses are crucially important to me. So I’d like to find some subtle, classy ways to integrate horsey stuff into the wedding itself. PLEASE HELP, INTERNETS!

For reference, if we have a general theme, it’s Art Deco. As in, here’s what our save the dates look like, sans identifying info, obviously.

So, with that in mind, to Pinterest!

Meh. I don’t strongly dislike it, but it’s much more barn/country than we’re aiming for.
I kind of like it, but that is waaaaaaay more effort and time than I am willing to put in for something we’ll just throw away right afterwards.
Ah, the good old-fashioned theme of “the groom should grovel before me.” Why, people. Why.
Now we’re getting warmer! With an Art Deco font, maybe?
I kind of like the style, but this is a garter. Eep.
Of the many (many, MANY) horseshoe-themed craft ideas, I like this one best so far.
So, help? Any ideas? I’m open to a subtle equestrian touch in nearly any area of the wedding. I’m not in love with the horseshoes…but they are so easy to craft with. Then again, I also don’t particularly want to craft. Or think hard about this at all. I am developing a particular aversion to wedding planning, actually.
So with those very helpful guidelines: any suggestions appreciated!