I know that the Kentucky Derby has already passed, but for those in Virginia the Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs is coming up this Saturday July, 21st. With that in mind I have put together a classic southern girl's dream derby inspired wedding. So get your biggest hat, preppiest attire and pick your winning horse as this derby wedding will take the cup!
With any derby inspired event location is key for theme and decor. Being able to host your derby inspired wedding or event at a race track provides for a great atmosphere and you can probably work it out with the site venue on getting a few pictures with one of the horses.
Taking inspiration from jockey's outfits can help in designing your table settings and place cards. And of course you can't forget the classic use of sterling silver when it comes to selecting your silverware, chargers and vases. Mint julep cups can sit in as great flower vases as well as the use of vintage racing trophies. 

Photos from My Sweet and Saucy
Just as you see with the outfits guest wear to the derby, the bigger the better. This applied to color options, patterns, and of course the dress! You can ask your guests to come in derby attire, which any preppy guy or gal knows how to throw together in a moments notice! 

Would you bet on this derby inspired wedding theme? Even if you wouldn't throw a derby wedding you can use some of this inspiration at any derby party. Check back on Friday as I will be sharing a classic derby treat!


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