The fluff behind the Plume!

Whats all the fluff about? Recently, we have been asked about the reason horses are decorated with plumes, so we dug into some history and here is what we found:

Plumes have adorned horses for decades being most popular in the Victorian Era. They were added as decoration to the bridle and/or the saddle of the horse for all sorts of celebrations including weddings, coronations, and very often at funerals.

According to Victorian funeral traditions: “a hearse and horses laden with ostrich plumes were indicative of a person’s wealth and often families hired extra horses and coaches festooned with plumes. In 1869, James H. Shanahan illustrated a variety of these ostrich plumes with removable tops in his Illustrated Catalogue of Undertakers Hardware and Trimmings. Poor people did not deserve plumes at all while two plumes meant that the deceased was of modest means while three to four meant that he or she was better off. If you could afford five or six plumes you were wealthy but having seven plumes was reserved for the truly rich.”

Ostrich Plumes are a sign of regal status. We found evidence that Napoleon Bonapartes’ team of six horses were ornamented with white plumes for his coronation.

Wind Chase Farm wants all of our clients to feel regal as well! Weather and event permitting our carriage horse(s) are beautifully adorned with ostrich plumes for Weddings, Birthday Celebrations, and Memorial services.  Its that extra service we put in our Gold Medal Services! When you want the best look no further! Our meticulously groomed horses and immaculately clean and polished carriages are sure to impress!


Wind Chase Farm Combined Driving, LLC Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®

Palm City, FL – January 10, 2017 – WeddingWire, the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announced Wind Chase Farm Combined Driving, LLC as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for Transportation Service in S.E. Florida!

Wind Chase Farm Combined Driving, LLC was the only Horse & Carriage for Hire company that won this award in the entire state of Florida!

The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The prestigious awards are given to the top local wedding professionals across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Wind Chase Farm Combined Driving, LLC. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“The Couples’ Choice Awards’ ninth year features one of the most impressive groups of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals yet,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is our honor to work with high-caliber merchants, such as Wind Chase Farm Combined Driving, LLC, who not only make a couple’s big day possible, but also contribute to the more than 2.5 million U.S. reviews represented on WeddingWire. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievements.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Wind Chase Farm Combined Driving, LLC is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals in the U.S.

Wind Chase Farm Combined Driving, LLC is thrilled to be one of the top Transportation Services in S.E. Florida on WeddingWire. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We truly value all of our clients and appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn a 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award.

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