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Wedding Horseshoe – Spring Breeze – Limited Edition

£19.50

Only 2 left in stock

A traditional wedding gift for the bride bestowing luck on the marriage!

This is a new limited edition handmade horseshoe. Our gorgeous ‘Spring Breeze’ wedding horseshoe is handmade from a real aluminium horseshoe, beautifully wrapped in pink ribbon and decorated with paper flowers.

It is gift wrapped in a cream voile bag.

Only 2 left in stock

Description

Wedding Horseshoe – a very traditional wedding gift for a new bride

*Our new limited edition handmade horseshoe with pink ribbon!*

When you give a ‘Spring Breeze’ wedding horseshoe it is thought you will bring good luck to the new marriage: You will be helping to protect the marital home and, in addition, you are bestowing fertility on the union!

These days we tend not to take this too literally. However, horseshoes remain one of the more meaningful wedding day keepsakes. The tradition goes that after the confetti throw, an older lady of the family will gift the newly married bride a decorated wedding horseshoe. The shoe holds good luck for the new marriage. In doing so, she is repeating the gesture that was performed on her own wedding day, and therefore passing along the good luck!

At The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company we decorate all our lucky horseshoes by hand. Each one is a real aluminium horseshoe (new and unworn!) and we add pretty ribbons and paper flowers. They are available for you to to buy in a selection of different colours and styles of flower. So there should be something to suit every wedding day.

Wedding Horseshoe Details:

  • This Spring Breeze Wedding Horseshoe is handmade from a new real aluminium horseshoe, double-sided satin ribbons and paper flowers.
  • The shoe is a real aluminium horseshoe which is silver in colour and very light.

Size:

  • 13cm wide by 13cm tall. 15cm ribbon handle.

Care:

  • This item is not a toy.
  • A Wedding Horseshoe is not suitable for very small children.

Horseshoes – Traditions and Symbolism

The modern wedding day is full of little traditions and symbolic links with our past. We love to keep these links alive and as a result we are still giving ‘lucky’ horseshoes to the bride. Many families have a wonderful old picture of newly married couples stood outside the church: The groom has a huge floral buttonhole and the pretty young bride a big bouquet and a lucky horseshoe.

Christian symbolism

For Christians the meaning behind horseshoes comes from St. Dunstan. He trapped the Devil inside a horseshoe and said he would only release him if the Devil swore an oath to never cross the threshold of a Christian home that was protected by a horseshoe hung above the door. Consequently, a horseshoe was given to a bride to take to her marital home and the newly-weds would be protected.

Ancient symbolism

We can trace the positive symbolism of horseshoes all the way back to ancient times. The shape of a horseshoe meant that we associated them with the crescent moon. Therefore we imbued them with some of the moon’s mythology and regarded them as a symbol of fertility.

Victorian symbolism

The Victorians loved their symbolism and are responsible for most of our wedding traditions. They filled their wedding day with meaning and omens of good fortune. Female family members would give a horseshoe to the bride to bring good luck to her marriage. Furthermore, having a child give a horseshoe is thought to be particularly beneficial in terms of fertility. Consequently a young sister or niece would often present the gift to the newly married bride.

The Victorians considered the luckiest horseshoes were those cast from iron – a perfect marriage of fire and earth. And they would select a used horseshoe because the metal had absorbed the horse’s strong energy. But tastes have changed over time and our horseshoes are light aluminium and brand new – so that they can also be used as part of “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”. Another one of the Victorian’s meaningful bridal wedding traditions!

Remember –

Remember – it’s very important that a horseshoe is not turned upside down or all the good luck will fall out. On the other hand, if you are Anglican, Eastern Orthodox or Roman Catholic, you should hang a horseshoe with the ends pointing down so that good luck can flow out into your home… the choice is yours!

When to order and delivery

Please go ahead and place your order now – we will ask you for your wedding / event date so we can ensure we are supplying you with petals that will keep in perfect condition for your special day.

Delivery:

If the wedding is less than a week away we recommend you select the Next Day delivery option.

Standard Royal Mail delivery within 5 working days: £4.50

Royal Mail ‘Next Working Day’ delivery – order by 3pm for delivery by 1pm the following day: £8.95

Royal Mail Saturday delivery – order by 3pm Friday for delivery by 1pm on Saturday: £11.95  (Currently unavailable)

Please note the ‘Next Working Day’ and Saturday Delivery services are fully trackable and require a signature upon receipt.

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