Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.
If you are blessed to be from the bluegrass state, then you already know that. There's just something about it that makes Kentucky unlike any other state in the union. The horses, the basketball, the history, the bourbon ― Kentucky has a rich culture and, honestly, the other states just can't compete.
What better way to showcase your state pride than by featuring an iconic piece of Kentucky culture in your wedding? Yes. Bourbon barrels. They are rustic, authentic, and versatile; they can be transformed to serve a multitude of different purposes, and they scream, "I love Kentucky." To help you out, we've come up with a list of three unique ways to incorporate bourbon barrels into your Kentucky wedding, so that you can showcase your love of the commonwealth with the love of your life on your big day.
1.) Bourbon Barrel Bar
It's what Kentucky dreams are made of. This bourbon barrel bar is perfect for an outdoor wedding reception in the bluegrass. Set up is easy and the barrels provide all of the decoration necessary. Leave it as is or add an acrylic sign or marquee letters to spice it up. Depending on your drink menu, these highball or double old fashioned glasses stack nicely on top to allow easy access for your guests and bartender. Just add whiskey.
2.) Bourbon Barrel Floral Arrangements
These standalone barrels and arrangements look good just about anywhere. You really can't go wrong. Use them to line the walkway to your ceremony or frame the entrance to your reception venue. Here's a hint: if you're trying to save money on florals, ditch the expensive arrangement and substitute for a rustic welcome sign or a few framed pictures of the bride and groom. For fall weddings, potted mums with some added greenery would be a cheaper floral solution!
3.) Bourbon Barrel Tables
Another fun and practical way to incorporate bourbon barrels into your wedding is to add a glass or wooden top and use them as tables! Their size makes them the perfect substitute for a cocktail or bistro table. We love the idea of adding some greenery and using them as a cake table as well. Use them with a round or square top to highlight fun and important pieces at your wedding reception, or use them as pictured for a mini bourbon and cigar bar.
However you decide to use them, these bourbon barrels are sure to impress and inspire your Kentucky loving friends and families. Whether you go with the bar setup, the aisle markers, or the tables, these bourbon barrels are more than just whiskey lovers' eye candy. They are the perfect solution to some of the wedding's most important features like the cake table, the guest book, and the bar. If you're in the process of planning a wedding somewhere in the bluegrass state, take our advice and use these three tricks to show your out of town guests how we do things here in the commonwealth!
For prices and information on renting bourbon barrel bars, tables, and decorations in Lexington, call us at Purdon Rental and Sales at 859-266-1197 or go online to request a quote!