Horsing around

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I recently attended the wedding of two equestrians who own and run a horse farm together, and I was touched by the clever ways they worked their shared passion into the ceremony and reception. First they personalized the outdoor service by vowing to love each other "in colic and in health." Then, after the cocktail hour, guests found their seats at tables named after the couple's horses (ours was "Whipperwill") and featuring a photo of the beloved mare in action. And at the end of the night, we received a horse-shaped sugar cookie as a favor. The touches were subtle and in no way took away from the elegance of the event, but they also made it much more of a reflection of the bride and groom (to give you an idea of just how committed this couple is to their career, the newlyweds were delaying their honeymoon to attend a horse show the very next day).

Are you planning to feature your hobbies, jobs or favorite things in your wedding? If so, share how in the comments section below. —Elaine Stuart, senior associate feature/travel editor, Modern Bride

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