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Vibrant Queer Wedding Inspiration at Louisville Thoroughbred Society

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.

two grooms in colorful suits at Louisville Thoroughbred Society wedding with breeze block altar backdrop and vibrant flower arrangements

colorful 1960s breeze block backdrop at the altar

two grooms holding bourbon and playing cards at the bar at Louisville Thoroughbred Society wearing colorful wedding suits

the wedding couple had monogrammed poker chips and playing cards!

two grooms walking in Louisville Kentucky to their wedding at Louisville Thoroughbred Society wearing colorful suits

colorful groom fashion

two grooms kissing in front of large window at Louisville Thoroughbred Society wedding

grooms holding hands wearing gold watch on top of pink table linens at wedding

groom fashion inspiration: love the oversized floral pocket square!

groom wearing baby blue suit and hat with floral accent at Louisville Thoroughbred Society wedding

more grooms with hats, please

groom wearing green teal suit at Louisville Thoroughbred Society Kentucky wedding and floral pocket square

two grooms with a Lotus getaway sports car in Louisville Kentucky wedding

the getaway car was a bright blue Lotus sports car

two grooms kissing at the altar with rose petals

two grooms playing cards and drinking bourbon at the bar at Louisville Thoroughbred Society wedding

two grooms closeup of shoes at wedding at Louisville Thoroughbred Society standing in rose petals

two grooms at a sweetheart table pink satin table linens and floral arrangements Louisville Thoroughbred Society

two grooms toasting and laughing at sweetheart table after wedding ceremony at Louisville Thoroughbred Society wedding venue

individual sherbet fruit cups with monogrammed bourbon infusers summer wedding sherbet dessert

individual fruit cups with sherbet and monogrammed bourbon infusers!

two grooms standing posing holding hands at Louisville Thoroughbred Society wedding

sherbet individual fruit cup with bourbon infuser and woodford reserve bourbon bottle wedding decor

groom floral pocket square wedding fashion louisville kentucky wedding

colorful six-tier wedding cake for two groom wedding with acrylic box and florals

two grooms walking and laughing downtown louisville wedding

personal wedding decor details - gold name tags for glassware at luxury wedding at louisville thoroughbred society

two grooms kissing on a couch in the lounge at Louisville Thoroughbred Society wedding venue

the Louisville Thoroughbred Society has no shortage of photogenic spots!

bourbon tower twist on the champagne tower at a wedding two grooms louisville thoroughbred society wedding venue

you’ve seen a champagne tower, but how about a bourbon tower? all set up for an Old Fashioned! 

closeup of groom pouring bourbon into bourbon tower at wedding

specialty cocktail for a wedding with floral ice cubes

the guests enjoyed personalized cocktails with floral ice cubes by KY Straight Ice 

two grooms at the bar at the louisville thoroughbred society wedding venue

two grooms toasting bourbon glasses at Louisville Thoroughbred Society Wedding venue

groom holding flowers sitting in windowsill at louisville thoroughbred society wedding venue

acrylic napkin ring bud vase flower holder

acrylic napkin rings with bud vase flower holders

acrylic wedding invitation flatlay with cigar box and grooms hat

acrylic invitations were sent out in cigar boxes – and the guests could enjoy cigars monogrammed with the couple’s logo on the label! 

place setting at colorful wedding with pink linens gold accents vibrant florals

two grooms at louisville thoroughbred society wedding groom fashion groom wearing a hat

two grooms kissing in front of blue Lotus sports car getaway car at wedding in louisville kentucky

groom serving bourbon at bar at louisville thoroughbred society wedding venue

closeup of acrylic flower holder inside colorful cake

la tavola pink linens gold plate accents wedding colorful decor at louisville thoroughbred society wedding

two grooms laughing Louisville kentucky wedding
two grooms at louisville thoroughbred society wedding venue colorful groom fashion

 

 

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