It’s thoroughbred season again at the Del Mar Race track! So, in celebration of the 74th horse-racing season at Del Mar, we’ve created an inspiration board of recent wedding photos featuring horses. Though horses may not be on every couple’s guest list, we’ve seen these beautiful animals involved in a variety of weddings — from romantic storybook nuptials, to cultural celebrations, to rustic barnyard receptions.
For a majestic vision of a groom riding in on a white horse, take a look at some of the photos from Deepika and Jesse’s Indian wedding at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. This Indian tradition, called the Baraat, involves the groom riding in on a lavishly decorated horse, celebrating the merging of two families. For a storybook happy ending, check out Lena and Wade’s”fairytale” wedding at The Grand Tradition, where the newlyweds were whisked away in a horse drawn carriage. And, for a more rustic feel, we’ve included photos of horses at ranch style weddings, at venues like the The Ranch at Bandy Canyon and a private equestrian estate in Pinyon Pines.
In all cases, horses represent beauty and grace, often signifying romance or festivity. Not to mention, they look pretty cool in photographs! We hope you enjoy this week’s inspiration, and perhaps it will prompt you and yours to make a galloping grand entrance :)