Couples choose horse as bridesmaid

Couples choose horse as bridesmaid

A horse-crazy bride chose to make her 17-year-old thoroughbred horse, Toffee one of her bridesmaid at her wedding.

Alex Wells, 28-year-old bride got married to Graham Sales in her childhood home in Nottinghamshire, at the All Saints Church in Coddington,

Her friend Lianna Bourne was also her bridesmaid alongside Toffee the horse.

Unlike Lianna, Toffee wasn't allowed into the church but had to wait outside during the church service.

According to the bride, "Toffee is part of the family and is so important to me, I even asked her permission to get married."

Couples choose horse as bridesmaid

When the happy couple emerged from the church service, Toffee took her part in the line-up for the official photographs.


Couples choose horse as bridesmaid

Her husband, who judging by the photographs is not a horse freak as his new bride, admitted he was 'definitely behind Toffee' in the pecking order.

He said, 'Alex goes to see Toffee twice a day and will spend weekends with her, so I am always competing with her for attention.'

Couples choose horse as bridesmaid

Reverend David Anderton, who led the wedding service, said "I have never seen any animal of any sort being a bridesmaid, but I was glad Alex didn't ask if she could bring her down the aisle - I was happy to have her in the churchyard."

Toffee wore a purple bridle to match the other bridesmaid's dress.  She also had her mane and forelock plaited with purple ribbons.



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