Post # 1
FI and I are getting married in an outdoor ceremony with an indoor/outdoor reception at a yacht club.
FI is a sailor and a lot of the decor/venue already puts off a nautical theme (which I love).
However, I’ve never been a sailor and my main hobby is horseback riding. FI is worried the wedding will look too much like him and not enough like me. Especially since we are getting married in Maine where his mom lives and where he used to go every summer (I’ve only been there 3 times, but LOVE it).
Any ideas on how to subtly incorporate an “equestrian” element as well? I don’t want a horse drawn carriage as we will be making our entrance from a boat.
This is the venue:
Post # 3
Maybe something with horseshoes? for wedding luck? I think horseshoes in and of themselves are a cool decor piece. But i’d be careful about too many elements that mix up horses AND anchors, etc:)
Post # 4
@AlmostVangor: That’s what I’m worried about! Although my sorority symbol is an anchor… so that could work too. I just don’t want it to look non-cohesive. I’m happy with the nautical theme and just want it to be elegant and beautiful (with a little bit of whimsy thrown in here and there).
Post # 5
The “you” could be in an accent color. Although there are typical nautical colors (navy and white) you could put the “you” in by using a shade that go well with those that you like.
IE then you could do centerpieces in the color flowers you choose and then tie a slip knot with rope around the vase to tie into the nautical theme.
Post # 6
Are you having table names?
You could name the tables after famous horses that had “water” names:
Man O War
Sea the Stars
are a few that come to mind.
Post # 7
@lefeymw: The colors are not nautical. They are more fall (which is very me) burnt oranges, reds, peaches, etc to go with the changing leaves all around.
@julies1949: That is a cute idea. We haven’t figured out table numbers yet… but that might be an option.