The Preakness horse race yesterday had me thinking about the lucky horseshoe. It has universally been considered a good luck charm for centuries, but the British have been wise enough to incorporate them in their wedding traditions. Then, we realized that it was one year ago today that Catherine and Nick were married in Chicago, and the groom's English mother gave the bride a horseshoe as a gift to carry with her bouquet down the aisle. Congratulations to the happy couple on their first anniversary! We were lucky to have been included in their celebration at Grand Piazza with the ceremony on the rooftop of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
We've received several inquires about where to find beautiful ornamental wedding horseshoes since we originally featured this wedding. Here are a couple that we recently spotted, as well as some other fashionable ways to include a little luck into your wedding day.
Horseshoe pattern Italian silk tie, and Good Luck garters, and vintage blue horseshoes pin:
Gift bag of luck charms and horseshoe wine rack:
Various lucky horseshoe jewelry and getting ready tank top: