Derby 2016 is over and wedding season is official in full force in Kentucky. Event Warriors was honored to coordinated the 38th annual Derby Breakfast in conjunction with the 2nd annual Bourbon & Biscuits, hosted at Farmington Historic Home, benefiting the Historic Homes Foundation (HHF). HHF raises much needed funds for the preservation and education of 3 distinct Kentucky properties; Farmington, Whitehall, and the Thomas Edison House in Louisville, Kentucky.
Of course we are known for wedding coordination which is 95% of our business. However, we love events of all shapes and sizes! The Derby Breakfast / Bourbon & Biscuits took place from 9am-12pm under a perfectly blue sky (we ordered that!) under the Pavilion that is a permanent structure at Farmington along with 2 large tents by Reliable Rentals. Julep’s Catering took care of all the goodies; an extensive Southern Buffet and open bar in the $150 per person Derby Breakfast and a gorgeous variety of Kentucky’s finest biscuits with every topping and stuffing you could imagine at the $60 per person Bourbon & Biscuits event. Guests sipped, Southern Mary’s with Tito’s Vodka, Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon in many different forms (of course including the Mint Julep), and Mimosas with Wyatt Champagne.
Decor was provided by Pizzazzle Events (draping and Chandeliers) and Bittners and all floral design was provided by the talented Rose & Honey Florals. Gorgeous custom wood tables were donated by the brand new table rental company Table Matters (website coming soon! for more information contact Kristin with Don’t Forget the Flowers)
Our team took over all linen setup, volunteer training, check in responsibilities, along with vendor contact and confirmation, silent auction check out, and teardown. Our presence gives the Event Board more time to host their guests and donors so that everyone feels well taken care of while we worry about all the details of running the event.
Chapter 25 Photo truly impressed us with the way she captured this beautiful Derby Day. Here are a few for your FOMO pleasure: