July 19, 2012

Magic Ike {and Duke}. Sorry...couldnt resist.

You would not believe how many people are waiting on the edge of their seats to view these pictures.
{Not really}
I thought about waiting a week or two just to get people really agitated and anxious, but that's just mean.
And I am not a mean person.
Most of the time.

Anyways, Ike and Duke were in a wedding.
So was my hubby, but I think more people were watching the 2000+ pound beauties even though dearest husband was the best dressed and most stressed out.
Ike and Duke (and my hubby) were in a wedding on the hottest day of the year....with 300+ guests.
Ike and Duke had to deliver the bride in an antique buggy {it lives in a museum, people} up a very steep hill with 300+ guests watching.
God help me.
Heat+steep hill+300guests+beautifully dressed bride and her parents+2000 pound horses+antique buggy that lives in a museum=ALOT OF STRESS
Have you ever had a moment when you just stand back and wonder how your life has gotten to this point?
This entire day was my very long moment.
I was putting hairspray in horse tails.
Yes, really.
I was at a wedding, not as a guest, but as a horse owner.
I was walking up a very steep hill in a fancy dress, dripping with sweat, only to see the horses hopefully not injure anyone.  I mean, the wedding was a beautiful added feature, but for our family, the horses were the main attraction.
I was worried that the horses might freak out as they passed the many, many well-dressed guests.
Not because Ike and Duke are difficult horses, but because I am the type of person who thinks about the worst possible scenario.
My husband tells me I am a glass half empty kind of gal.
Have I mentioned my husband was driving an antique buggy that had not been driven in many, many years and lives in a museum????
My boys were my husbands assistants for the day, dressed in fancy schmancy clothing...including a tie.
A tie!!!!!
How has my life gotten here?
Life is weird, isnt it?

Ike and Duke were stars.
My family were pros.
And I was tempted to ask for a bottle of wine {or seven} for myself when it was all done because I was so frazzled....thankful that it was all done....and a huge success.
Thank you Sam and Kevin for trusting our "babies" on your special day!!!!!!!


Jen said...

I can imagine the stress but from the pictures it was gorgeous.

tiarastantrums said...

the horses look gorgeous!

Buttons said...

Oh this is truly magical your BOYS all of them look fabulous.
This had to be fun the bride and groom look very happy.
Your photos are amazing. Well done. B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They look so handsome. What a neat memory for the bride and groom!

MG Atwood said...

What glorious animals. so beautiful! I'm glad it all went well, I'll bet it was the hit of the wedding. Joining you from Deb Duty...http://tutusshots.blogspot.com/2012/07/blooming-thursday.html

Tamar SB said...

That is such an amazing honor! They look amazing and that buggy is stunning!

Andee said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful, amazing, fantastic, perfect... I don't even know what to say. Such beautiful horses and I'm so glad it all worked out! I'm going to go back and look at all the pictures again!

Jennifer said...

I think it is a really good thing that Ike and Duke could not see those bows in their tails.

Jenners said...

Aside from the girly bows, they looks manly and strong and regal -- perfect for making a bride feel like a real princess on her wedding day. Cinderella could ride in a coach like that!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shots of your beautiful horses - and their attendants. What a memorable ride for the bride and groom!

Gigi said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures - how did the bride get the museum people let her use the antique buggy in the first place?

Nancy Claeys said...

I can so relate to "how the heck did I get here?" Thanks to tthe husband 99% of the time... that's how!

Love, love these shots. How proud you must have been of Ike and Duke and your boys.

Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xo

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

What a great part of the wedding!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!! I love those enormous horses. My Mother-In-Love has Belgian drafts and a Percheron. I'm always amazed at how easy-going her huge "monsters" are compared to the normal filly she has! The entire family looks amazing!!

Katie Eure said...

The horses are beautiful!

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