The thoroughbred horse race which takes place the first Saturday of every May, also know as the Kentucky Derby, has become a time honored tradition. It happens to be this weekend and in honor of this lovely event we have a little Kentucky Derby wedding inspiration for you.
So, whether you're or a horse lover or simply adore a soft color palette and stunning florals, all from Fern Studios, you are going to adore our next inspirational shoot designed by Jessica Rourke. This entire shoot was beautifully photographed by Landon Jacob for Smitten Magazine. You simply see more of the photos in the full gallery here.
Hand calligraphy escort cards set the stage for the outdoor rustic wedding reception at Three Fox Farm. A delightful South Carolina wedding venue perfect for your rustic wedding.
Traditionally a Mint Julep is made with four ingredients: mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, and water, and has been the traditional drink for the The Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Below is the recipe for this historic cocktail - that could easily become your signature wedding drink.
leaves from 4-5 mint sprigs
2 sugar cubes or 1/2 oz simple syrup2 1/2 oz bourbon mint sprig for garnish
Place the mint and simple syrup or sugar into the glass Muddle well to dissolve the sugar and to release the oil and aroma of the mint Add the bourbon Fill with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty Garnish with the mint sprig just like seen below
Photographer: Landon Jacob
Event Designer: Jessica Rourke
Venue: Three Fox Farm
Cake: Ally & Elloise
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone
Flowers: Fern Studios
Groom's Attire: Charleston Tuxedo
Jewelry & Shoe Designer: BHLDN
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Palmetto Party Rental
Bridesmaids dresses: Lula Kate
Invitations, Escort Cards & Custom Wood Signage: Lady Letterpress
Hair & Makeup: Mikel Rumsey from Bombshell Beauty Studio