We’re back with more from Churchill Downs!
While our first Derby-inspired board was more traditional and masculine, this one is decidedly more feminine and whimsical. The light, soft colors might not your first thought when you think “Kentucky Derby,” but I think you’ll agree this board would make for a perfect first-weekend-in-May Southern wedding.
Credits, clockwise from top left:
Encourage your female guests to wear their loveliest hats, and your male guests to wear their most dapper seersucker. I seriously adore this gorgeous number from Gina Foster Millinery.
A lace-inspired cake in palest pink and white is perfect for a Southern soiree (confection by My Sweet & Saucy).
Keep the roses but trade out the deep red for white and cream and you have this lovely bouquet (photo by Marisa Holmes).
If you can swing it, a reception beside a meadow dotted with beautiful horses is almost all the decor you need. (Photo by Jose Villa)
Don’t be afraid of greenery! Make it the bulk of your arrangement, tuck in a few gorgeous peach and cream roses, and oversized arrangements can be yours. These would be especially lovely on either side of the couple at the ceremony! (Photo by Marisa Holmes)
A troop of petite flower girls lining up to head down the aisle reminds you a bit of the fillies prancing into place at the starting gate of a race, does it not? (Photo by JAC Photography)
A darling gold horseshoe makes a sweet photo prop or styling element in a food or escort card display (photo by Samm Blake via Style Me Pretty).
A display like this at your bar will have your guests drinking mint juleps in no time! Use a beautiful antique glass for the display, but serve guests in plain glasses, which will help cut down on rental costs. (Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz via Snippet & Ink)
A classic open-air tent is the perfect site for a Derby reception, whether or not it’s planted on the grounds of a race track. We love this one, photography by Millie Holloman. See more from this wedding on SW here + here!
So what do you think, readers? Would you plan (or are you planning?) a Derby-inspired wedding?
Check back tomorrow for more Kentucky goodness!