Kentucky Horse Racing Wedding

Betsey Johnson wedding shoes

Ian works at Darley Farm, it is also one of the most successful thoroughbred racing farms in the world, Ramsey Farm. Michelle is a professional American Saddlebred rider. They both live in the heart of horse country, beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. So Keenland, one of the most beautiful horse racing tracks in the country, was a perfect place to have their wedding.

All of the racing inspired decor in this wedding is simply to darling to resist! To see more of this vibrant Lexington wedding visit the full gallery here, magnificently captured by Honey Heart Photography.

elegant bridal ideas

magenta, orange and light pink wedding bouquet

teal bridesmaid dresses

teal bridesmaid dresses

We love the classic, elegant style of this wedding. From the tuxes and bow ties, to the bridesmaids dresses and the colorful bouquets from A Perfect Posey, to the timeless and beautiful bridal gown from Klienfeld.

groomsman attire ideas

From the Bride:
My mom gave Rayna a budget to work with, and Rayna did a great job of picking out details, decorations, and vendors that fit into the budget. She always gave me options along the way, but the options were never outside the reality of what we could afford. To me this was one of the MANY reasons why Rayna was so great. Without her expert guidance, my wedding would not have turned out perfect.

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classic bride and groom looks

Horses play a huge role in their lives, so it was only right that their wedding had several horse themed items such as the horseshoe shaped escort cards that doubled as plantable seeds, the horse and jockey shaped groom’s cake, the bluegrass music played during cocktail hour, and the classic Kentucky Drink – the Mint Julep.

mint green wedding ideas

wedding centerpiece ideas

mint julep

Advice from the Bride:
Although, I absolutely loved how Ana did my hair, I wish I would have done an updo instead because my long hair became very warm during the warm Kentucky evening.

mint chevron wedding cake

first dance and derby horse grooms cake

Photographer: Honey Heart Photography

Coordinator & Event Designer: Always Planned
Venue: Keeneland
Hair & Makeup: Ana Crane
Cake: Tinker's Cake Shop
Caterer: Turf Catering
Cinematography: Bella Blue Studios
DJ: Chris Dedman of C.D. Productions
Dress Shop: Klienfeld
Flowers: A Perfect Posey
Groom's Attire: Geno's Formal Affair
Shoe Designer: Betsey Johnson
Stationery: Affordable Invitations
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Purdon's Rental
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Officiant: Jeff Ellers

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  2. -100. @autumbless says:

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  3. -100. @HoneyHeartPhoto says:

    RT @weddingchicks: A wedding inspired by all the pretty horses. @honeyheartphoto @AnaCraneStudio @keeneland @BellaBStudios…

  4. -100. @LillyputLane says:

    magenta, orange and light pink wedding bouquet

  5. -100. @HoneyHeartPhoto says:

    We are so happy to have Michelle & Ian’s gorgeous wedding up on Wedding Chicks today!

    Featuring beautiful work…

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