The Kentucky Derby is this weekend! Before you run off to dig out your largest sunhat and pluck some fresh mint leaves, sit back for a minute and soak in some run for the roses inspiration.
Vintage trophy cups, a brilliant red rose bouquet, chilled mint juleps, a merry Sperry tent set next to the racetrack… I’d say this is beautiful inspiration for a Southern wedding!
Red rose bouquet photo by Ali Harper, vintage trophy cups photo by Heather Bullard, white hydrangea photo by Adam Barnes via Southern Weddings, tent photo by Jen Fariello via Style Me Pretty, red rose door from flickr, horse garland photo by Desi Baytan via Inspired by This on Lover.ly, red rose boutonniere photo by Ali Harper, elegant picnic lunch spread via Martha Stewart Weddings
P.S. Love the Derby? Stay tuned, because we have more posts coming your way this week! In the meantime, check out last year’s Derby inspiration boards:
Ali Harper and Adam Barnes are fabulous members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!
Confession: I loved the derby inspiration board posts from last year so much that I have been seriously looking forward to what y’all would come up with this year! So, so gorgeous, and the perfect classic inspiration for a Southern wedding!
That is so sweet, Lisa!! Thank you so much!
Just wanted to add in that my amazing bridesmaids through me a GORGEOUS shower that was derby-inspired. It was so much fun, and all of the guests were remarking on how unique it was. I am a professional rider, so it fit my passion perfectly. All of the guests were instructed to come dressed in their best derby outfits, complete with the hats! It was so much fun… I think it would be great to do a column on shower themes :) Keep up the great work, this site is my fave for planning… I will be leaving you all very soon, however, as I am getting married in just NINE days! ( and 2 hours and 58 minutes, but who’s counting??) wooohoo!
That sounds awesome, Stephanie! Good luck with these last few days pre-wedding, but don’t feel like you have to leave us right away!! :)