I'm gearing up for the Arlington Million (a Kentucky Derby-themed summer sports party in Chicago) this weekend. And since my outfit is still TBD, I thought a little Kentucky Derby wedding inspiration
would go a long way!
If you're planning
a Spring or Summer wedding, have your heart set on an outdoor venue
, and love the idea of incorporating a theme, why not plan a fabulous affair inspired by styles seen at Churchill Downs?!
Timeless prints like plaid, houndstooth, polka dot and florals are perfect for a Kentucky Derby wedding. And a customized Mint Julep signature cocktail is a must! Invite your female wedding guests to don festive wide-brimmed hats, pearls and bright cocktail dresses
, and encourage dapper accessorizing for the men (think suspenders, straw hats, needlepoint belts). Your groom can wear a seersucker suit, coordinating bow tie (we love Etsy seller Xoelle
), and two-tone wing-tip shoes, and your
bridal style can be infused with Kentucky Derby chic with a feather-adorned fascinator and classic pearls.
Have you considered planning a Kentucky Derby-themed wedding?
If so, do these photos and ideas inspire you?