Kentucky Derby inspired wedding

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Kentucky Derby inspired wedding invite | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

There are a whole lot of things happening in the upcoming few days/week. Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and then there is the start of the Kentucky Derby this weekend. Enter Biz + Micah’s Saratoga Springs wedding. Their derby-esque wedding was beautifully designed (hello, Cherry Berry Paper wedding invitations), there wasn’t a detail left untouched by pretty calligraphy or a pretty pattern, and simply put, the photos by Jessica Antola completely caught our eye after sneaking a peek in Martha Stewart Weddings that we just had to share.

Kentucky Derby inspired wedding | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

Red bridal bouquet | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

horseshoe cuff links | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

fred carnation boutonnières | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

gold confetti ceremony toss | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake Kentucky Derby inspired guest tote | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

Oh, you guys know how much we love a guest tote bag. This one (ordered through Bagmasters) went hand in hand with the theme and welcomed guests with a handful of goodies like a newsletter of all the best spots to check out in the area, Saratoga chips & water, tickets to the races, and a booklet of betting tips.

Kentucky Derby inspired cocktails | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

Ribbon escort cards | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

Ribbons as escort cards were a must, and we love how classic and big they looked in various b&w patterns.

Red, white and black wedding decor | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

Kentucky Derby inspired cocktails | photos by Jessica Antola | 100 Layer Cake

Here’s an idea you’re going to want to steal! They served up their signature cocktail, a “Dark & Stormy”, in keepsake glasses with the cocktail recipe on the back. Um, genius!

See more from this fab wedding over on Martha Stewart Weddings. Happy Friday!

Photographs by Jessica Antola. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings. Copyright © 2013.

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@elvafields on May 3, 2013

How fitting is this Derby inspired wedding? Loving it! @100LayerCake

@100LayerCake on May 3, 2013

A Kentucky Derby-esque wedding in honor of the races starting this weekend? But of course. Too pretty not to share!

Melissa on May 3, 2013

What a stunning wedding no detail was left out. I am sure the guest felt honoured to be part of such a beautiful wedding.

katie | wildflower wedding photography on May 4, 2013

i absolutely adore the black and white stripes used throughout the design for this wedding... lovely!

Wedding Planner London - Soirée de Luxe on May 4, 2013

Love it - what stunning styling! And so modern and on trend!!! :)

johnna | Distinctive Mountain Events on May 4, 2013

I love the Kentucky Derby Theme! The souvenir glasses with the dark and stormy recipe on the back is a winner!

Natasha on May 5, 2013

Love this! Where did they have the glasses printed??

@LinenLoft on May 5, 2013

Did you watch the #KentuckyDerby yesterday? Check out this derby #weddinginspiration

Msdressy Vintage Prom Dresses on May 5, 2013

What a amazing wedding with perfect details!I think red and black are so stuning!

Rhima Catering on May 5, 2013

good wedding..i like this read your articel

@DFWBride on May 5, 2013

A very fun wedding theme: Kentucky Derby!

ball gowns evening dresses on May 6, 2013

I love this wedding! It was my dream to get married at camp!!!

Wedding Invitations Sydney Online on May 6, 2013

Loving the chic elegance of this theme! Unusual and definitely impressive!

R. A. McKellin on Jun 2, 2013

The calligraphy is beautiful! Who did it?

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