Happy PRIDE MONTH! I love celebrating with LGBTQIA couples all year long, but it was especially cool that Green Wedding Shoes featured this gorgeous two-groom Kentucky wedding this month! I photographed this styled wedding shoot at the brand new venue Louisville Thoroughbred Society. The idea behind this editorial was to push gender fluid wedding inspiration beyond using the couple’s wardrobe to signal gender fluidity. We also wanted to feature a Kentucky wedding in an urban setting, and Louisville Thoroughbred Society is located downtown on Main Street. Finally, we wanted the color palette to be vibrant without using an explicitly rainbow theme.
Ashley Heleringer of Heleringer Events planned and designed this shoot down to the finest personalized detail, and every vendor was a dream to work with. Here’s the full list of the wedding vendors:
Heleringer Events (planning/design), Leslie Rodriguez Photography (photos), Botanica (florals), The Fenley Studio (beauty), Sweet by Simone (cake), Crushed Ice Catering (cocktails and catering), La Tavola Linen (linen rentals), KY Straight Ice (specialty floral ice), Louisville Thoroughbred Society (venue), Bryan and Gavin Carpio Goad (couple), In Good Company Rentals (tabletop). Read on for more colorful bourbon and sherbet wedding inspiration! For more LGBTQIA wedding inspiration, check out Paul and Brandon’s wedding at the Pepin Mansion in New Albany, IN, Kevin and Billy’s celestial wedding at the Dyer Observatory in Nashville, Tennessee, and Lindsey and Holly’s garden party wedding at Farmington in Louisville, Kentucky.
colorful 1960s breeze block backdrop at the altar
the wedding couple had monogrammed poker chips and playing cards!
colorful groom fashion
groom fashion inspiration: love the oversized floral pocket square!
more grooms with hats, please
the getaway car was a bright blue Lotus sports car
individual fruit cups with sherbet and monogrammed bourbon infusers!
the Louisville Thoroughbred Society has no shortage of photogenic spots!
you’ve seen a champagne tower, but how about a bourbon tower? all set up for an Old Fashioned!
the guests enjoyed personalized cocktails with floral ice cubes by KY Straight Ice
acrylic napkin rings with bud vase flower holders
acrylic invitations were sent out in cigar boxes – and the guests could enjoy cigars monogrammed with the couple’s logo on the label!