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We at the War Horse & Militaria Heritage Foundation
would like to present
our vision of a romantic wedding harking back
to the pomp and ceremony of olden days.
Add magic to the moment - have the bride enter escorted
royalty of a bygone era.
olden weddings it
was important, indeed imperative, for as many people as possible
to see the bride arriving with her father. The guests would
wait outside the church to welcome the bride and her father (or
father's representative), for this was the beginning of a ceremony
rich in history, duty and tradition.
There is something unique
and evocative about
the sounds of horses and the clatter of the hooves on the street
as the bridal party approaches.
Imagine the first view of the bridal party as
horse escorts surround the carriage. A great framed tableau is created by having
a rider at each corner, all directing focus to the bride.
From the Romans and Egyptians to the Kings and Queens
of Europe such
processions have been part of history. The bride can share the glory and
romance of legendary ladies from Cleopatra to Victoria.
A grand entrance is
what it is all about. Each rider is a superb equestrian,
in complete control of their horses. Not every horse is capable
of riding alongside a carriage in a stately procession - ours are
specifically trained to provide a dignified, elegant and above
all safe presentation.
When the carriage arrives at the church a
verbal command is given, the horses stop and the officer
salutes to show respect for the bride and her father.
The carriage driver alights, places
a blanket on the carriage wheel to protect the bride's
gown. The father assists his daughter from the
carriage and the maid of honor handles the bride's
Who could ever forget Princess Diana arriving at the church with her guard
The continuous protection of the bride was essential in
olden times, for from her could issue forth future kingdoms, and dynasties.
several choices of the presentation of historical cavalry:
I. The bride may select historical
uniforms of regiments in a variety of colours and accoutrements.
(Or, call us regarding additional uniforms and selections.)
II. The bridal party may select:
Contessa Package: Two (2) Mounted Guards
Princess Package: Four (4) Mounted Guards
Empress Package: Eight (8) Mounted
III. The 4 additional guards at the entrance
to the church are optional for the famous Saber Arch. Outside
the church, troopers hold sabers crossed overhead for the newly
married couple as they exit the ceremony.
Please call us for an appointment
to discuss plans and rates for the wedding dreams
of a mounted escort, and cherished memories.