Off to the Races | Kentucky Derby Wedding Inspiration

Kentucky Derby Wedding Inspiration

Grab your hats and muddle up a mint julep because we’re “off to the races” with a Kentucky Derby Wedding Inspiration board filled with tradition and southern charm. Recently I’ve met with quite a few brides who’ve mentioned their concern about not having a “theme” for their wedding.  Not every bride wants a theme and not every wedding needs one.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t take inspiration from somewhere and it also doesn’t mean that your entire wedding needs to revolve around that one idea.

The Kentucky Derby is this weekend and I wanted share with you some ways to take inspiration from this traditional southern event whether you’re a southern belle or not.  Let’s take the traditional drink of the Derby, the Mint Julep.  Mint is a very popular wedding color right now and can be paired with a variety of other hues to create some truly stunning color palettes – I chose mint and peach here, but mint plays well with navy, pink, Radiant Orchid (Pantone’s Color of the Year), the list goes on.

Another way to draw inspiration from the mint julep? If you were planning a Kentucky Derby Inspired Wedding then you’d definitely want to serve up this refreshing classic, but maybe you and your fiance love making margaritas. Serving a “signature cocktail” is a great way to infuse your personality into your wedding and might even help you save a bit on the open bar!

The traditional silver or pewter mint julep cup is another source of inspiration. Sure, you could have your florist use clear glass vases or you could look for stunning silver vases and bowls and create a vintage/Gatsby-style look for your tables.

Inspiration can be drawn from just about anywhere – your favorite color, your favorite vacation spot as a couple, a doodle on a love note.  What’s most important is that it inspires you!

Photo Credits: Bridesmaids Dresses | Flowers | Bow Tie | Wedding Invitation | Table | Horseshoes | Mint Julep

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