As the farm to table trend rises, so does the opportunity to include Kentucky farm products into wedding celebrations. From bourbon to florals and food, couples are proud to incorporate the Bluegrass State into their wedding day.

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles recognized this trend and has formulated a plan to shed light on local farms and producers. “A wedding is a unique opportunity to showcase our agriculture, from beautiful farm venues to serving locally produced food, down to the details of floral arrangements and party favors, all sourced from Kentucky farms,” he said.

“Kentuckians have a special sense of pride in their home, so it’s only natural for couples to show their love for their Commonwealth on the happiest day of their lives,” Commissioner Quarles said. “In the weeks and months to come, we will carry out a promotional campaign to show couples how Kentucky Proud can take some of the stress out of wedding planning and help them make memories that will last a lifetime.”

The first contest will run April 1st thru June 30th. Contestants will enter to win a cash prize of $5,000 by posting to social media using #KYProudWeddings and tagging a Kentucky Proud farm or product. A panel of industry leaders will sort through the feed and choose a winning couple in July. Those posting qualified photos will also be eligible to win gift boxes of Kentucky Proud, farm sourced products each month.

For more information on official contest rules, visit

Photos via:

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, Blewegrass Apiary, Jean Farris Winery & Bistro,

Cecil Farms, The Black Horse Farm.