If you and your partner are getting married and love horses, this theme idea may be for you. Horses would work well with a beach setting, or possibly, a farm or field location. With the beach setting, your decor could be very light and breezy. You could braid colorful ribbons in the horses’ manes. If you use the farm theme, you could choose between the light and delicate idea, or use a western motif. Just make sure that the individuals that are responsible for the horses are well versed at keeping them calm and under control. If you are not comfortable with live horses, you could locate a park with a carousel. It could be a stationary backdrop for the services and then a fun opportunity for everyone to share after the service.
The Indianapolis Zoo has a spectacular underwater dolphin pavilion that is a perfect setting for a wedding. How awesome would it be to have these magnificent creatures swim all around you and your guests, in a glassed off pavilion, as you exchange your vows. They have an adjacent banquet room for a wedding reception so you can continue to enjoy the view. You could decorate in a nautical theme with a dolphin ice sculpture as a center piece.
Dolphins have played a vital role, through out many centuries, in reminding humans of their connection with the divine. They express the qualities of pure joy, playfulness, unconditionally love and gentleness.
Dolphins have been considered the “kingfish” by many cultures due to their kingly and gracious qualities in their reign. Christian symbolism conveys the dolphin as an aspect of Christ. These gentle creatures convey a sense of wellbeing and purity of heart.
Suggested Vows for Dancing Like Dolphins
Let us dance like the dolphins in our journey together through time. May we always be playful, joyful, compassionate, good natured and kind. When life is not always smooth sailing, may we still find humor to cheer us through. We shall be adventurous and embrace what God has in store for us while always remaining a close and trusted companion for one another. May we never loose the pure unconditional love that we share here today, as we continue to nurture one another towards the divine.