by Sharon Auld
A wedding theme that I am just loving right now is the “equestrian” theme. As a horse owner myself, I’m loving this popular new trend. Of course, you don’t have to own a horse to want to incorporate western or equestrian elements into your wedding. All that’s required is a love for the animal!
One of the things I love most about this theme is that it can work well in both elegant and rustic settings, or both! And you don’t have to have a barn for your wedding venue either (though beautiful barn or ranch doesn’t hurt)!
So, how can you achieve this look? Personally, I love the contast of elegant and rustic, pretty and well-worn! Try mixing romantic, soft flowers with rustic elements such as reclaimed barn wood and leather. Rustic wood signs and stationery with a horse or horseshoe motifs work well too! Think classic and elegant, like something from a Ralph Lauren catalogue. Or, you could go a little more “western”; saddles, hay bales, etc.
Here’s a little inspiration to get you started!
Photo Credits: Bride on Horse via Wedding Chicks (KT Merry Photography), Bouquet on Saddle via Wedding Chicks (KT Merry Photography), Wood table number by Naturally Chic (photo Naturally Chic), Cake Topper, Garret Nudd Photography, Barn via Style Me Pretty.