Friday Jam & Equestrian Wedding Feature

Happy Friday, everyone! We are so excited to share this collection of prettiness with you today. A few months ago, we had the pleasure of working with our fabulous friends to style an Equestrian themed bridal shoot. We chose a romantic color palette with shades of blues and turquoise, lush greens, soft peaches, and crisp white.  Gideon Photography did an outstanding job capturing the elegance of the day.

Doesn't the glow from the falling sun create a dreamlike stage? We especially love this shot with the horses peeping their heads out of their stalls. They didn't want to miss out on the fun! Do you spot the mini horse?!

The couple dined inside a rustic barn illuminated by our homemade mason jar candles. 

Layers of Lovely designed the most gorgeous florals for the setting. We love this shot of our bride with her steed -- him with his garland, her with her bouquet. Our bride looked stunning in this beautiful gown by Mina Olive.

Oh, the cake! We dreamt of a cake inspired by leather but with feminine touches. Las Vegas Custom Cakes created this dream cake with the ruffled layers and baroque trim. 

Our horse model looked debonaire with his eucalyptus garland and traditional English riding gear. 

For place cards, we designed these fun pieces using mixed media. We wanted to incorporate leather into the mix so we sewed leather to canvas paper and then added calligraphy and cute doodles to personalize the tags. Each tag had a design that reminded the bride and groom of their guest.  It made for a unique and custom detail on the table. The bride and groom were able to let their guest know how much they cherish their friendship thru design. 

Each place setting held a peach adorned with sweet florals. The spread knives, by Sycamore Hill, were hand stamped with the words "Thoroughbred & Butter." We used Juliska (quite possibly some of the most beautiful tableware around) plates, bowls, napkins, flatware, and charger plates to set the romantic and luxurious table. 

Guests were invited to the wedding with a custom wedding invitation suite. Paper and Home created the beautiful paper goods and we created the handmade leather envelopes and calligraphy. 

We wanted our horse guests to enjoy the event just as much as their human guests. So, we built an "Equine Candy Bar" featuring sugar cubes, Road Apple muffins, organic carrots & apples, raisins, and oats. 

A special thank you to all of our vendors who worked on this fun shoot as well as to Ashley from Road Apples for letting us use her stunning barn and horses. She also makes dog and pig treats (trust me, your animals will love them!).  We also would love to thank Shauna from Beauty by Shauna and Jackie for doing the makeup and hair for this lovely day.  Special thanks to Jimmy from Southern Utah Bride Magazine as well for inspiring the shoot and featuring it. And, we have a fun video from the day as well by Nate from NP Films that highlights our equestrian shoot (and shows some of our Thanksgiving Day shoot as well)! You can see more pictures from this day on our wedding gallery page


And now, for your listening pleasure, we are sharing with you today another playlist from my amazing husband. His playlist "Only for the Faint of Heart" is the perfect playlist to accompany this shoot. We recommend enjoying the songs with a tall glass of sauvignon blanc. Happy Friday!