Kentucky Derby Styled Shoot

Remember our excitement with the Southern Bride & Groom cover reveal a few weeks ago? Yes, there were many ear-to-ear grins amongst the Gather Together team! And now we're even more excited to share the images beyond the cover, captured by Rachel Red Photography.

Chalky pastels and warm, Bourbon-toned neutrals provided the backdrop to pops of bright, classic colors in this gorgeous Derby-themed shoot, designed and styled by Gather Together's very own julep lover, Chelsey. She aimed for a look of comfortable luxury, bringing together wearable daytime fashions with sumptuous deep red florals, pewter place settings with playful hats for the ladies. A hugely talented group of vendors, beautiful weather and location, a very cooperative horse named Krista, and Chelsey's expert eye created what has to be one of our favorite styled shoots to date!  

So much fun was had on this shoot and we hope you enjoy it too! Want to see it in print? Pick up the latest copy of Southern Bride & Groom magazine and turn to page 38, or see more on their blog feature here. None of it would have been possible without the hard work and creativity from our team of vendors. BIG thank you to everyone who made this amazing shoot come together!

Participating Vendors:

Venue: Piazza at Portofino |  Party Rentals & Barrels: Party Reflections  |  Flowers & Containers: Tre Bella Flowers  |  Men's Attire: Belk  |  Bride & Bridesmaid's Gowns: Tre Bella Bridal  |  Jewelry: Diamonds Direct Crabtree  |  Custom Headpieces: Lore Emelio  |  Hair & Makeup: Makeup for Your Day  |  Invitations & Paper: Union Press & Paper  |  Catering: Donovan's Dish  |  Hand-Painted Cake: Edible Art Bakery |  Equestrian Trays: Beatriz Ball available at Bailey's Fine Jewelry  |  Calligraphy: Marika Wendelken  |  Photographer: Rachel Red Photography  |  Vintage Rolls Royce: Classy Transportation  |  Styling & Planning: Gather Together

Til we Gather Together again,

-Fay