We’ve looked at inspiration and flowers, so now it’s time for fashion! Photographer Annie Edmonds sent over these lovely images of Southern belles in their Derby finery, and I don’t know about you, but they sure make me want to grab a mint julep and hitch the next ride to Kentucky for this weekend’s festivities! Are any of y’all lucky enough to be going to the races?
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!