With Derby Day this weekend, I just had to share this charming vintage inspired Derby shoot from Maggie’s Misc Events and Shalese Danielle Photography. The soft pastel palette is perfect for an outdoor spring farm wedding. And the horse looks to dapper in his wreath!

“A Day at the Derby” is a vintage inspired Kentucky Derby shoot with dashes of charm and whimsy. The idea was to show couples that they can incorporate rustic features into their wedding without going overboard, keeping the overall feel of the event charming and sweet. Maggie’s Misc Events chose a soft color palette with touches of gold to add to both create depth and stay true to the time period. The setting features a real farm and stable, Liberty Farm, which added just the right amount of masculinity to the overall feminine and airy feel of the shoot. Each piece was selected with thought and care as we found inspiration from thrift stores, Maggie’s momma’s attic, and photos from Kentucky Derby’s around the turn-of- the-century.

Derby inspired invitation | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage Derby wedding inspiration | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage Derby wedding inspiration | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage Derby wedding inspiration | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage Derby wedding inspiration | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage Derby wedding inspiration | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage menu | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage Derby wedding inspiration | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage Derby wedding inspiration | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

gold leaf cake | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic bouquet | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage Derby wedding inspiration | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

horse with garland | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

vintage Derby wedding inspiration | Shalese Danielle Photography | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Shalese Danielle Photography | Event Design + Coordination | Maggie’s Misc Events | Venue | Liberty Farm | Florals | One Sweet Day in May | Rentals | Paisley & Jade | Cake | Cakes by Graham | Paper Goods | English Tea Paperie | Dress | Tiffanys Bridal | Hair and Makeup | His or Hers Salon

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  1. Maggie Richard
    April 28, 2015 8:15 am

    Megan,

    Thank you so much for featuring our Derby shoot. We are all so excited and honored!

    XoXo

    Maggie
  2. Anna
    April 28, 2015 9:30 am

    Beautiful work, you guys! I am stunned by these beautiful images Shalese!!
  3. Shalese Danielle
    April 28, 2015 10:41 am

    Thank you SO much for featuring this shoot!! We are all so excited to be on Glamour & Grace!

    And thank you, Anna!!
  4. Ariana - Hey Wedding Lady
    April 28, 2015 12:22 pm

    What a gorgeous pastel palette - loving the soft flowers with that gold striped cake!
  5. Lover.ly
    April 30, 2015 4:09 pm

    Love the beautiful flowers and this bride looks so sweet with her horse draped in greenery!
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