Horseshoes have long been a symbol of good luck, fertility and protection. While it is believed that hanging a horseshoe with the prongs up catches luck, it is also believed that by hanging it with the prongs down pours the luck out to those around them. The lore of horseshoes was that they were considered lucky because they were made by blacksmiths (which was thought of as a very lucky trade). If a blacksmith was to marry a couple, their life would be a happy one together. This western inspired wedding was showered with luck as they used horseshoes as their name cards and table center pieces. This is another great example of how to take a symbol of personal meaning to help your wedding have a style and tell a story.