Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages + White Mares for Baraats
Harmon's Carriages added something extra special to the wedding day. They picked us up from the ceremony venue and took us to our reception. The pictures of the carriage and horses from the day are just beautiful and we had so much fun during the ride. Harmon's was on time (early, actually), professional and easy to coordinate with. The carriage was gorgeous and the horses were beautiful and very sweet. I definitely recommend!
This topped the list for making our wedding a fairy tale come true. It was just simply amazing to arrive by horse drawn carriage for the ceremony. Midge at Harmon's took very good care of us and our driver Jim was the best. He was so nice to talk to on the ride to the ceremony, which definitely helps to put your nerves at ease. I highly recommend Midge and her staff to make your wedding day extra special, like they did for ours!
Vendor response to review
Thank you, Sherry. We are so glad you enjoyed your carriage ride, and that it definitely added to your wedding day pleasure. We appreciate your posting to Wedding Wire. I believe John was your driver and he is one of the nicest guys around. He always makes everyone feel at ease. Jim was the hauler for the truck and trailer.
Hope your life if filled with laughter. The Harmons
We live in Maryland and got married in Maryland at the Cylburn Arboretum. From beginning to end, Midge Harmon really helped me pull off this surprise. I hired a horse and carriage as a surprise for my groom. It was under $1000 for 2 hours. My now husband is totally blind. One of our first trips together was to Busch Gardens in Virginia where he got to meet the famous Clydesdales. I wasn't able to find a Clydesdale but I was able to find a Draft horse which is a cousin of the Clydesdale. She put jingle bells on the harness so he could hear the horse moving. When the horse and carriage arrived during the ceremony, the guests couldn't figure out where the sound of the jingle bells was coming from. They all had a guess about it. It was as much a surprise for them as it was for my groom. Seeing him so happy when we were riding in the carriage was one of the best parts of our day. John, the driver. was really great. He held my sunglasses when we were doing pictures and he answered all of my groom's questions about Dixie (our horse). We really had a great time. We can't thank them enough for all they did to make our day special.
Vendor response to review
Thank you, Sue-Ellen. We are so pleased that everything was such a success, and that you and Marc especially enjoyed your ride and the horse. John said Marc was just thrilled, and petted and talked To Dixie the whole time.
How neat that the Sleigh Bells added to the interest for your guests. They will definitly remember your wedding. Have a terrific life and love and laughter always. Midge and all the Harmon crew.
My husband and are got married in September and we debated whether or not to spend the money on this "extra" touch. But we are so glad we did!! The horse was beautiful and the carriage was wonderful. The carriage driver was fabulous. We couldn't believe how much it made our wedding feel like a fairy tale!
At first I was unsure about hiring a horse drawn carriage for my wedding where the church was literally a block and a half away from the reception venue, but when all was said and done, the carriage ride was my 2nd absolute favorite part and memory from our wedding (the first being the ceremony of course). It took us to our photo location and then strolled around Old Town until it was time for the reception to begin. It was so nice to have the time spent alone with my new husband in an open carriage on a beautiful day in Old Town Alexandria. At times onlookers were waving, cheering, honking and congratulating us as if we were famous! Then there were times that it was peaceful and all we could do is smile and enjoy the company of one another as the sound of trotting horse steps were heard in the background. Both my husband and I loved every second of it!
Vendor response to review
We are glad to hear that your carriage ride after your wedding in Olde Town Alexandria was more than you expected. It is a lovely place to use a carriage. Sounds like you have a nice combination of peace and audience response.
Good Luck. The Harmons
The horses were beautiful, the carriage was wonderful and comfortable and I couldn't believe how awesome it made the whole wedding! It really set the mood for the nostalgia and the feel I wanted for my wedding and I'm SO glad I spent the money!!!
Vendor response to review
Thank You. Appreciate the kind words. We are happy you enjoyed the carriage at your wedding. The Harmons
My husband and I were very pleased at the services that Harmon's provided for us. We had a horse drawn carriage pulled by 2 beautiful horses. It was our grand entrance to our reception on my parents 500 acre Victorian farm. We also used the carriage to pose for pictures with our bridal party. Thank you
Having the carriage mad my day magical. Well worth the extra expense.
We hired Harmon's horse-drawn carriages, as a romantic method of transportation. Having the carriage made my day magical. Well worth the extra expense. It was elegent and made me feel like a princess! My husband said the trolloping made him queasy, though.
Harmon's Carriages have been providing services to our brides for over ten years. Their horses are always beautiful and impeccably groomed and their carriages are exquisite. Their baraat horses are unflappable and always well behaved. Midge Harmon is a delight to work with. They are always on time and as-planned to make each and every event a success. I highly recommend them for our bride and groom's special day!
A beautiful touch for your wedding!
For that extra special touch, call Harmon's for your carriage ride for your wedding. Beautiful, well-kept horses, attentive drivers, all dressed up and ready to go. Make a special entrance!
The Harmons have absolutely beautiful horses and are such a pleasure to work with - I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to add an extra special touch to any wedding or event.
Absolutely a "must have" if you want to add an elegant touch to your wedding or event day. Their horses are friendly and impressive. Very professional staff who will ensure every detail is perfect!
I've worked with Harmon's at a 2009 wedding - their carriage and horses are beautiful.
Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages will add a uniqueness to any wedding or special event. For a wedding, it brings out the fairy tale for the bride and the guests. Midge Harmon has a large assortment of carriages and White Mares for Baraats. Her company is very professional and easy to deal with. If you are looking for a "wow" for your next event, give Midge a call. She will take great care of you.
Midge and her staff are wonderful to work with! I would reccomend every couple to have a horse drawn carriage wisk them away on their wedding day!
We have videotaped many South Asian weddings where the white mare for the baraat was supplied and managed by Harmon’s. These have been at many locations, both city and suburban (e.g. Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, Westfield’s Marriott). I have noticed the folks at Harmon's are always early, well prepared, and cordial. Their white horses are always calm and well behaved (if you know what I mean). (LOL). Of course, they make for great video footage. I would not hesitate to recommend Harmon’s Carriages if you need a horse for a baraat or for some other part of your wedding. [Cliff Matheson, Matheson Communications, Inc. – Videography]
Beautiful well trained horses - Elegant carriages
An unbelievable way to make an entrance and departure that your guest wil never forget - Not to mention the fantastic photographs you will be able to capture. A family-owned and operated business that truly cares. When you meet Midge and work with her you will feel as if she is a member of your own family.
Why not choose a horse and carriage to take a stroll around town after your ceremony? and arrive at your reception venue. Your guest would be so excited! And get AWESOME pictures. I have recommended them for years. They are wonderful!.
We have used Harmon's for horse drawn carriages and a lot lately for Baraats. They are fabulous. Beautiful horses, great staff, plus, they're always early. Just what a wedding planner wants!
I am part of an organization with Midge and getting to know her and her company I can see she cares a lot about weddings. This by far is one of the most unique events I have ever seen and she delivers it best! I highly recommend Harmon's!
Harmon's Carriages are one of a kind!! They add a beautifully elegant touch to any occasion.
Cindy (the white mare) is absolutely the most elegant horse diva you will ever find. She is a star who never looses her cool no matter how loud the dhol beats or how nervous the groom seems.
Midge is the consummate planner. Midge, if you ever decide to get in onthe wedding planning side of the business, I hope you join our team-we would love to have you.
Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages are the ONLY place to go when you want a horse drawn carriage for your wedding! The Harmon's are not only wonderful to work with, they turn out the most beautiful horses with lovely braiding and just wonderful carriages. Their staff is always professional, safe and very reliable. Their horses are quiet, lovely and gentle. They really are the best and we just love them!
Very professional staff, beautiful horses and carriages. I highly recommend them.
Great Carriages with great people!
Midge Harmon is nationally recognized as a highly qualified trainer of draft horses. She, her staff, horses and carriages are very well prepared to make your carriage ride safe and memorable. Add a beautiful touch to your wedding!
Beautiful horses, reliable and talented people. These horse will be an asset at any wedding, or function where the guest may need to be transported from one spot to another.
We enjoy having Midge and all the fabulous horses and carriages at our venue. Her horses are wonderful and the staff is great to work with. Harmon's really does exceed our expectations.
Harmon's is THE place to go when considering a horse or carriage. Midge is the only person we refer our clients too. The quality, dependability, customer service they offer can not be beat. When you see a picture of a horse or carriage on our website, or in our showroom,you can bet it is from Harmon's.
My company specializes in the planning of weddings and events hosted at Inns and historic locations, a horse drawn carriage adds the perfect touch to complete the wedding day picture. For years, I've referred Harmons because they are the best in the business.
Week after week I have the pleasure of photographing weddings that have a Harmon carriage as part of the day's experience. They are exciting, beautiful horses and carriages. The drivers are always dressed to the nines and make sure the guests have a great time. The Belgian Horses are truly wonderful and well behaved.
Midge Harmon makes sure each horse is perfectly groomed with braided manes, etc.
In short they create an exciting easily photographed opportunity for you and your guests to enjoy and remember.
I get excited everytime I see them at an event.
Don Harper at The Edge Photography Studio
Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages provides 6 Passenger Vis-a-Vis Carriages driven by Coachman in boots, breeches, frock coat and top hat to add elegance to your special day. Carriages are maroon and black with convertible tops pulled by a single or team of two Belgian Draft Horses braided and flagged to match the carriages. On some occasions our White Vis-a-Vis is also available. Serving the Metro Washington, DC, VA, MD area.
Harmon's Carriages have been in business for 38 years providing carriages and hayrides for the Metro area from The White House to just about every major historic location in the area. We are in most of the major parades in the area during each year. But our speciality is providing Brides and Grooms with a very special ride on their most important day.
Our White Mares for South Asian Baraats are an important part of our services to weddings. We provide the white mare (female horse) with saddle, bride, and ornate brocade horse costume and handler for the Groom to ride in his Groom's Procession to meet the bride's family at South Asian Weddings.
If you wish any of our special wedding services please call 540-825-6707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make arrangements to have one of Harmon's Carriages or White Mares for Baraats make your wedding special.
When is a team required? If going over 2 miles or if route has a lot of hills.
Are all the accessories for the South Asian White Mare provided? Yes, Brocade horse costume, saddle, bridle, lead & handler in formal attire.
What is done about manure. All of our horses including the white mares wear horse diapers to take care of the problem.
Does the company have insurance. Yes, $2,000,000 in liability insurance.
If venues a long distance apart can carriage be reloaded and taken to second venue? Yes, but there is a Reload fee as well as the extra hours fees.
Can the carriages be decorated. Yes, your florist can add bows or flowers that are quickly tied on with floral fuzzies. The horses are already braided & flagged and wear matching tail bows.
If you want to use a carriage you must consider the distance you will have to travel as a horse only goes about 4 mph. You must also factor in the time it will take to make the trip in your schedule for your day.