Run for the Roses

Grab your biggest hat and crush the ice for the mint juleps, today we’re sharing Blue Eyed Yonder’s Derby-inspired wedding shoot!


Inspired by the beautiful and iconic imagery of the Kentucky Derby, this “Run for the Roses” inspiration blends classic Derby imagery with a soft, romantic mood. We chose a soft color palette of creamy blushes and textured neutrals with just a pop of rich, emerald green. As an ode to the infamous large hats of the Derby, Jessica Gallo of Fine and Fleurie, created a beautiful, statement hairpiece for the bride hand-crafted of blush-colored silk. Enamored with the tradition of the winner’s blanket given out each year, Lindsay Coletta created a lush blanket of over 1,000 blush roses to drape over Mia, our handsome horse. For dinner, Allison Leuker, head chef at Sun In My Belly, pulled out all the stops with her rosemary and garlic crusted lamb chops and signature mint juleps. All of the talented creatives involved, paired with the lovely scenery at Serenbe, made this gorgeous inspiration one for the winner’s circle!

Check out our feature today on Snippet and Ink!

A HUGE thank you to all of the uber-talented vendors involved – what a dream team!

Photography: Ali Harper // Design and Styling: Blue Eyed Yonder // Videography: Artworks Wedding Cinema // Floral Design: Lindsay Coletta Designs // Hair and Make-up: Claudia Mejerle // Food & Drink: Sun In My Belly // Paper Goods: Buzzy Craftery // Wardrobe Stylist: Molly K. Web // Bride’s Dress: Fabulous Frocks // Bridesmaid’s Dress: Neiman Marcus // Silk Floral Headpiece: Fine and Fleurie // Furniture, Props, Tableware: Blue Eyed Yonder // Silver Trophy Cups: Chicken and the Egg // Linens: Pottery Barn // Venue: Serenbe

Posted 4/30/13, Topic: Blog, Events

  • Shea
    April 30, 2013 at 4:57 pm |

    Absolutely gorgeous. That blanket is amazing! (and you know I don’t use that word often so I really do mean it) Fabulous job, everyone!

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