Nori and Troy’s Rustic Equestrian Themed wedding was a lovely budget wedding filled with love.
HorsePower for Kids in Tampa, FL is not a place many would think of to host their wedding. However our bride wanted an equestrian rustic country themed wedding. HorsePower for Kids has been offering horse drawn carriages for weddings for over 20 years, but this was their first time hosting a wedding at their own location. Bring the first can be a scary thought, but not for our adventurous bride. She knew the location was perfect for her. It was a little muddy and dusty, but that added to the rustic charm. Once she put on her cowboy boots and jumped on her carriage, she never looked back!
This budget wedding, did not break the bank, but it was truly one of a kind! I was given free range for decorating and styling. We used elements from the location itself and mason jars the bride and myself had collected for the centerpieces. The cake was a simple fondant cake by the bride’s friend. I decorated it in fresh garden roses and lace ribbon. Easy as pie and classic elegance.
The champagne bottles for the toast were chilled in a vintage detergent tin with ice. We used Spanish moss from the nearby trees and pieces of wood from the stacks for firewood for decorative elements.
Place settings were super budget, but worked well for our outdoor buffet style dinning. Burlap favor bags with the brides favorite chocolates were placed on plates and utensils were wrapped in a napkin and tied with a burlap string.
We only purchased 72 pink garden roses (less than $250) and a few white and light pink roses and baby’s breath the night before from the local store for fillers. Those were the entire amount spent on flowers for this wedding. Bouquets are small but very rustic and beautiful. Twig wreaths were used to enclose the mason jars and pink citronella candles with tea lights around for added light once it became dark. By far the last expensive centerpieces for any weddings I’ve done!
The arch was provided by the location and we decorated it tulle, logs and Spanish moss.
The bride has a horse stabled and so brought some hay stakes to hold down the runner.
The horse-drawn carriage was a big hit as the bride made her way to the ceremony with her youngest daughter.
This wedding was one of my favorites.