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Thomasville Landmarks Kentucky Derby Party | Events | Thomasville, GA Photographer

I was honored when a good friend and Executive Director of Thomasville Landmarks, Brent Runyon, asked me to run the goof booth at their annual Kentucky Derby Party this year! I came as a guest to last year’s event and had a blast, so I jumped at the opportunity to help this fantastic organization. Before the party kicked into full gear, I had a few minutes to snap some photos of the amazing decor. They really stepped it up this year and I couldn’t help thinking how cute a derby-themed wedding would be! Brides, go ahead and pin this now, because I’m sure you’ll want to come back to all the inspiration and eye candy!

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Then it was goof booth time! I’ve never run a photo booth outside, so it’s a good thing I brought my sandbags along because the wind was crazy that day (but not crazy enough to keep away some persistant GA gnats!). I think despite the heat and pesky little insects, everyone had a great time. Well, the notoriously strong Derby mint juleps didn’t hurt either… 😉

Since Derby day fell on Cinco de Mayo, many guests showed up wearing a combo of seersucker and mustaches. But we had plenty of props celebrating both events for the guests. I dubbed the day “Cinco de Derby”!

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Wait, who’s that? Oh, just me (the Derby Queen) along with my prize-winning jockey (and another Thomasville friend), Alissa! She seriously cracks me up every time we’re together. Couldn’t have survived the heat without you lady! 😀

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Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay past my shift to enjoy dinner and the always amazing Wiser Than Fools band due to personal stuff, but you better believe I’ll be back next year to party my face off! And I did missed getting completely dolled up and donning a fabulous hat like last year, so maybe I need to practice shooting in a ridiculously large hat between now and then?

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Did you do anything special for “Cinco de Derby”?

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  • Elle Golden Photography in Review | 2012 Weddings Part One | Georgia Wedding Photographer » Elle Golden Photography - […] If you follow the blog, you might remember the next couple of images. The Thomasville Landmarks Kentucky Derby Party is an annual event to raise money for Thomasville Landmarks, but boy does it always have plenty of wedding inspiration eye candy and LOTS of fun attached to it! I just HAD to include these for you Pinterest-minded brides looking for some fresh new ideas! See more from the Derby Party HERE. […]ReplyCancel

  • James Shepherd - Hello, I just wanted to let you know I love your photography and would you mind if I used it (at least as a placeholder) for a Kentucky Derby party I’m planning some months down the road? We’ll probably photoshop ourselves onto stock photography by then, but getting the hosts to share the vision is a great place to start, and your photos have the right…je-ne-sais-quoi, as they say avec France-ish. I preserved your watermark with a screen capture, and I would consider that fair use, would you? Thanks in advance if so!ReplyCancel

    • Elle - Hi James,

      Could you send me an email so we can discuss this in more detail? I do not allow use of screen captured images whether for commercial or personal use. I’d love to find a way to help you out though! Thanks!ReplyCancel

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