Jenny and Andrew's 'At the Races' equestrian themed wedding

June 03, 2016 1 Comment

Andrew and Jenny met at Wetherby races and Andrew had his work cut out to gain Jenny's affection as she already had another man in her life, her horse Billy! With horses and horse racing being a big part of their lives, it was without doubt that their wedding would have an equestrian theme.
Photographs by Laura Calderwood.

Horse racing equestrian themed wedding table name / number card

Bride and groom

Gorgeous Andrew and Jenny were married at the local village church where Jenny grew up. Andrew's dad made lucky horseshoe decorations to hang on the edges of the pews for a really personal and of course lucky touch!

Horseshoe wedding decoration blue

The blue and white detail in the horseshoes were a perfect complement to the couple's colour scheme, picked because Jenny's always teased she owns nothing but blue and white striped clothes! The blue looked stunning throughout the bridesmaid dresses, ties, confetti, flowers and the cake and were a beautiful contrast to the cream and white.

Bright blue wedding colour scheme

Following the ceremony the party moved onto Woodhall Hotel in Linton, another personal choice as Jenny's father boarded there when it was a school in the 60's.

Our At the Races wedding table plan was the natural choice to continue their equestrian wedding theme and Andrew and Jenny spent ages on the detail.

At the Races Horse Racing Equestrian Wedding Table Plan

The tables were all named after race courses that were special to couple and included ones they'd visited abroad and some closer to home. Each guest was given the name of a real racehorse that had run and had a name to suit, for example one guest was a huge fan of Hugh Jackman as The Drover in Australia and so her horse was called Drover Crazy. I can't imagine how long this process must have taken! Lots of guests took their place name cards home with them and many could not believe that they were all real racehorses.

Billy also had an invite to the wedding and his picture was hung up in the reception room.


Andrew and Jenny doubled up their wedding cake to become the guests' favours and it was actually made of soap! It's such a great idea and the smell of it still reminds many guests of the wedding day now.

Soap wedding cake

Thanks so much to Andrew and Jenny for sharing these beautiful photographs and their amazing wedding story with us. If you'd like more details on any of the suppliers then these are listed below.

Dress: Ronald Joyce from Bridal Factory Outlet in Northallerton
Hair piece: Lou Lou Puchalka
ake: Honeyz Bath Products, Whitby
Men's suits: Sarto Menswear, Stratford

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