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Wedding Ezine - The Online Magazine
February 1-28, 2006,
This month our celebrity bridegrooms carried their lovely brides off in style in their horse drawn carriages. They are Prince Willem-Alexander Holland & Maxima Zorreguieta, and Harry Connick Jr. & Jill Goodacre.
"Horse Drawn Carriages"
Traveling by horse and carriage, whether to or from the wedding ceremony harkens back to the grandeur and elegance of a previous era. Like so many traditions it is probably comes from the desire to copy royalty for a day as only the very wealthy had ornate carriages. There was a coachman to drive and footman to open the carriage doors and assist with entering and exiting, both in Livery (fancy servants attire). One English tradition states that is especially lucky for the bride to arrive in a coach drawn by a grey horse (horse shoes from a grey mare are the luckiest!) In Victorian times, it was in vogue for the carriage carrying the Bride and Groom from the ceremony to have four white horses. Nowadays, we generally have just the coachman who performs both duties; hunting attire is more common in this country. White carriages are quite the rage but they are actually a rather new occurrence. On a busy day, traveling in a horse drawn carriage gives you the chance to relax into the comfortable seats, listen to the hoof beats, and take a moment together alone and absorb all the excitement of the day.
Ask questions! Know exactly what you are getting. Ask to see pictures
so that you can see what the carriage looks like, what the coachman
will be wearing and what the horses look like! Ask what the provisions
are for made for rain. Will there be decorations such as flowers? How
long will they be there? Will they give rides? Have these horses done
this before? You cannot go long distances by carriage without keeping
your guests waiting. Plan for a mile or two max. Coordinate with your
photographer and coachman in advance for the best spot to take pictures.
The horse or horses should be well mannered and able to stand relatively
still for pictures. They are likely to try to eat your bouquet if
you're not careful when standing near them. At the wedding, follow
the coachman's recommendations about touching the horses or feeding
them treats, and try not to spill drinks, either on his carriage or
on your wedding dress, when the horses lurch to a start or stop. Many
carriage companies prohibit the drinking of beverages so be sure to
ask about this as well.
All dance instructors wish they had a dollar for every time they have
had to say "Don't look down!" We do not say this because it
looks bad, even though it does look ghastly. There are more important
Our teachers run events and perform locally on a regular basis.
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Aunt Joanie's Chocolates in shop in Manassas, Virginia specializes in gourmet, custom molded chocolates both solid and filled (even truffles). Revealed on the web site is a vast array of yummy chocolate favor possibilities. Since the chocolates are made to order, they are fresher and you can have control over the shapes (swans, roses, daisies, tulips, hearts, bells etc.) as well at the color of both the chocolate and the foil wrapping! Homemade truffles in personalized boxes or chocolate filled chocolate boxes are another tasty within tasty option. She even offers chocolate swan centerpieces and chocolate cake toppers! Call to make an appointment at their store in Manassas, Virginia so that you can see and taste how beautiful and delicious your wedding favors can be!
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