In the United State's sunshine state, California, courting couples are advised to sew their oats before getting married.
GV People on horses.
CU Minister Charles Hartley.
GV & SV Horses and people assembled for ceremony.
SV Bride and groom horses. (3 shots)
SV & CU Marriage license. (2 shots)
SV Wedding feast.
Initials VS 18.55 VS 19.05
REPORTER: DEAN JONES
(This film is serviced with a commentary by TVN reporter Dean Jones. A transcript appears overleaf).
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Background: In the United State's sunshine state, California, courting couples are advised to sew their oats before getting married. At one recent wedding on a ranch in Sacramento, the bridal couple had done this many times. The bride and groom were horses.
The two 14-year-old owners of "Duchess" and "Wildfire" apparently decided their horses were friendlier than friendly and agreed to have them hitched. The county clerk had no objections and turned up along with 42 other guests....30 humans and 12 horses....for the outdoor ceremony. He even supplied a marriage license.
In nuptial tradition, the bride, a pretty young filly, wore white....at least a white veil...and the groom sported a tie. They both wore tails.
After the ceremony there were carrots all round along with oatmeal cookies, sugar cubes and punch.
The toastmaster wished the young couple a life of happiness and called for three neighs. One guest who said he was so hungry he could eat a horse was asked to leave.