Hats On! Lillies + Fillies.

As proud Kentuckians, we are excited for Friday, May 6, 2016!

The Huestudio + Company is preparing for America’s premier and most lucrative race for 3-year old Thoroughbred fillies [female horses], The Longines Kentucky Oaks®, held each year on the day before the Kentucky Derby®!

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Lovingly and affectionately titled the “Lillies for the Fillies”, this $1 Million Grade I featured stakes race awards the winning filly a large garland of pink-hued stargazer lillies.

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View our Gallery of Photographs below, as you delight in our festive tablescapes with exquisite linens by Over The Top, gorgeous florals by The Flower Studio, fabulous event stationery from EIGHT21 Studios designs by Carol Woldhuis, and oh, so elegant ladies in their colorful hats, wonderfully photographed by Gabi Bucataru of PhotoGabi, as we celebrate The Longines Kentucky Oaks® official flower – the stargazer lily – and the many hues of Pink!

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While The Huestudio + Company supports A Silver Lining Foundation as one of our preferred charitable partners, Churchill Downs’® official partners are Bright Pink and Horses and Hope. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

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In honor of A Silver Lining Foundation and their incredible work in the Chicagoland, Rockford and Elgin areas, we nominated its founder, Dr. Sandy Goldberg for this year’s Survivors Parade presented by Kroger. The parade is a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, taking place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack where 142 survivors walk proudly, prior to the 142nd running of The Longines Kentucky Oaks® race. View Dr. Sandy’s 2016 nomination.

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While the Bluegrass State of Kentucky is famous for breeding horses, tobacco farms, fine bourbon, and the Kentucky Derby®, The Longines Kentucky Oaks® spotlights all hues of the color Pink in fashion, drink and fundraising.

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Think Pink on Friday, May 6, 2016 as you plan your attire + plan to enjoy a Grey Goose® Oaks Lily®, the official drink of The Longines Kentucky Oaks®.

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Cheers to a wonderful 2016 Longines Kentucky Oaks®!

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Artisan Delicacies: Anna Shea Chocolates  | Artisan Glass Accessories: Kiku Handmade | Design + Planning: The Huestudio + Company | Event Stationery: EIGHT21 Studios designs by Carol Woldhuis | Specialty + Equipment Rentals: Modern Event Rental | Florals: The Flower Studio | Handmade Boxes: mirabelle studio | Linens and Coverings: Over The Top | Photographer:  Gabi Bucataru of PhotoGabi  | Venue: The Schaumburg Golf Club 

PC: Dr. Sandy Goldberg | © Maggie Rife Ponce for Revealed Studios, 2015.

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