On the first Saturday of every May, a time honored tradition takes place ever, The Kentucky Derby. Mint Juleps are flowing, all the ladies are wearing their fashion-forward hats and everyone is in high spirits. It seems only natural to turn this happy-go-lucky affair into a wedding theme, and that is exactly what Holly Gerard of Mile High Bride did. Read on to hear Holly's Kentucky Derby wedding ideas.
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Pink & Yellow were chosen as the colors because of their nod to spring. We played everything off of those two colors with the addition of white details as well. I had a great time making menus and other various paper goods for the shoot, all horse-inspired as well! I purchased some vintage postcards to also tie in with the classy-vintage southern wedding theme.
All the flowers were also a nod to spring by choosing what was available this time of year in the color scheme with bits of mint added in to make them tie in a bit with the mint julep. Mint Juleps are the signature drink of the derby to it was fun to tie them into the design with the flowers and with the juleps themselves. The pecan pies were completely inspired by all the southern traditions that go along with the derby. There is just something so romantic feeling about southern traditions, a great theme to go with for wedding inspiration for sure!
Photographer: Laura Murray Photography
Event Designer: Holly Gerard
Venue: Crooked Willow Farms
Makeup: Natosha Cooke Makeup Artisty
Hair: Hair Design by Brandice
Cake: Three Little Blackbirds (pies)
Coordinator: Holly Gerard
Dress Designer: Blue Bridal
Flowers: Oakes Fields
Stationery: Little Green Chair Studio
Prop or Furniture Rentals: A Vintage Affair Rentals
Pie Bunting Banner:Handmade by A Fete Beckons
Modeling: Brytny Marquez