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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!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar [email protected]&SaucyShop reply

    Thanks for adding my cake!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Thanks for adding that credit, Melody! You certainly deserve it for such a lovely confection :)

  2. avatar Susannah reply

    love it! I’m getting all excited for Derby this weekend!!!

  3. avatar Kelly Sauer reply

    Love, love, love!!!

  4. avatar jamie reply

    wow, these all look so good together! thanks for including our pic!

  5. avatar Lisa reply

    This one is my favorite!! Especially the lacy cake and beautiful soft-colored roses. Gorgeous!
    Lisa

  6. avatar Greer Loves reply

    I’m a huge fan of this feminine & whimsical version of derby! I LOVE her hat, and I think that’s what I like most about derbies (not that I’ve been) but the hat spotting is amazing!! :)

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Let’s start the morning with another cover finalist, shall we? Despite some major setbacks (like a model canceling on him the week of the shoot — yikes!!), Skip Hopkins sent us a lovely shoot. I adore the model’s fresh, natural look, don’t you? See more from this shoot in the gallery!

The talented vendors involved:

Photography: Skip Hopkins // Dress: B. Hughes Bridal // Florals: Village Flowers // Stylist: Erin Duffy // Hair and Makeup: Sherita Leslie // Location: Bloomsbury Farm

Like what you see? Check out our V3 store listings or pick up a copy here!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Kelly Sauer reply

    Simply love the fresh, soft colors!

  2. avatar Daily Cup of Couture reply

    These photos are gorgeous! Absolutely adore the new blog!!

    xo,
    dCc

  3. avatar Caroline Ghetes reply

    Love the top left image. I can totally envision that one being on the cover.

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