Posts Categorized: Real Weddings
Courtney & Mario
Courtney and Mario’s sophisticated and elegant wedding at the Raleigh Marriott City Center was everything they envisioned and more. The black and white color theme with accents of gold only added to the elegance of the night. All the aspects of the celebration were chose to align with their classic theme and the affair was straight out of an old hollywood film.
They couple met on a dating site and knew it was something special between the two of them. The bride said “Mario proposed on my birthday at dinner with my sister, cousin, and friends. It was a very “Mario” proposal..short and sweet. He got down on one knee and said five words, ‘Will you marry me, baby?’ ”
The theme of the wedding was black and white sophistication because those are Courtney’s favorite colors. They added accents of gold to further the elegance of the affair. The bridesmaids and groomsman wore classic black dresses and tuxedos.
The Wedding Party
The couple decided to go with In His Image Photography to capture their special day in a classic manner. The bride shared, “Dajuan is awesome to work with and a perfectionist. He has an eye for capturing great moments and images. All of our guests and friends who have seen our pictures continue to comment on how awesome they look!”
The Ceremony at Raleigh Marriott City Center
Courtney and Mario decided to have their wedding reception at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Not only is the ballroom the perfect venue for a classically elegant affair, but the convenience for guests is also a huge benefit for any couple having a lot of out of town guests.
Fresh Affairs completed the elegance of the wedding with their classically beautiful floral arrangements. Courtney said “In conversations with Lyn, I told him I wanted to keep the flowers very clean with all tones of white and he definitely delivered on that request.”
Elana Walker of Elana Walker Events planned Courtney and Mario’s special day. “Elana was great in helping us make decisions along the way and advising us on vendors that she thought would help us achieve our overall vision for the day,” shared Courtney.
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Gabie & Rob
Everyone knows that you can’t resist a guy in a band. Gabie learned that first hand with her now husband Rob. Though they attended the same high school, it wasn’t until years later when she coincidentally ended up where his band was playing, that they re-met one another and immediately hit it off. Fast forward to May of 2017 – the couple tied the knot with a charming Raleigh wedding with a natural theme at Saint Mary’s Chapel with a casual reception that put emphasis on a good time at The Fairview Raleigh.
During a break in a major storm that had hit the area, Rob insisted on going for a walk with Gabie. He said he wanted to see something new that was at the Rose Garden. With their dog, Olivia, in hand the two went for a long walk around the garden. Rob pulled her to a bench and said “so I have something to ask you” and got down on one knee with the ring that he had designed with his grandmothers diamond. Gabie replied, “you didn’t ask me anything but YES!”
Getting Ready For Ceremony at Saint Mary’s Chapel in Raleigh
The bride wore a Vera Wang gown that was passed down in her family. While she altered it to add lace and fit properly, with the help of Cordella Bridal, it maintained its natural classic beauty. She paired the look with a classic up-do hairstyle and natural makeup by Parlor Blow Dry Bar and beautiful jewelry from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.
The bridesmaids wore stunning midnight blue Show Me Your Mumu maxi gowns. While the couple kept their color scheme all neutral colors, the blue of their gowns were the one major pop of color for the wedding.
The grooms party wore traditional black and white tuxedos with the groom, Rob, wearing a white jacket to stand out from the crowd.
The couple said “I Do” at Saint Mary’s Chapel in Raleigh, NC. It is a stunningly classic chapel in the North Carolina area that is highly sought after for traditional vows. With its old world charm and beautiful structure, there are few places in the area that can be compared to it.
The Reception at The Fairview Raleigh
The couple’s main vision was to ensure their wedding was an enjoyable and fun night to remember. The bride said her wish was to have people saying, “Wow, what a fun wedding full of love” and “that was totally Gabie and Rob.” They kept the decorations at a minimum with natural florals and hanging lights within The Fairview Raleigh, a new venue right outside of downtown with a beautiful view of the skyline.
Rob surprised Gabie by getting up with the band and performing one of their favorite songs, “Good Lovin’.” He had spent time practicing with the band before the wedding in order to shock his new bride and their guests!
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Photographer: Steve Exum Photography | Minister: Justin Morgan | Rehearsal Dinner: Humble Pie | Wedding Planner: Kristin Holland of Viva L’Event | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Gabrielle Jewelry | Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Florist: Petal Pushers 3 | Cake: Ashley Cakes | Invitations: Reeves Engraving | Ceremony Musicians: Elegant Ensembles | Reception Music: Envision Band | Transportation: White Horse | Beverages: Pour | Calligrapher: Nancy Heathcote
Nerea & Richard
Nerea and Richard are avid travelers and adventurers who envisioned a minimalist and simple wedding that shared their love of world traveling. The Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, NC served as the picture perfect venue for the beautiful couple. The bride and groom chose a neutral pallet that could be easily mixed and matched in all aspects of their wedding decor and attire.
Nerea and Richard met through a cycling club. They were set up on a bike ride together and the rest is history! Richard proposed to Nerea on a rooftop terrace in Bosphorous in Istanbul, Turkey.
Their soft neutral color scheme meshed stunningly with the venue’s southern charm. The couple fell in love with The Merrimon-Wynne House and the bride shared “they were the utmost of professionals and made everything incredibly easy.”
Minimalist Neutral Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House
The bride wanted her bridesmaids to feel comfortable and let them pick their own dresses while staying in a neutral color palette. “I wanted my bridesmaids to have the ultimate choice and flexibility when choosing their dresses. It worked out wonderfully and they all looked gorgeous,” shared Nerea.
With their neutral theme the bride and groom chose natural film photographer, Casey Rose Photography. The bride said, “Casey is the best! She’s not only a gifted photographer, but I feel lucky enough to consider her a friend. She made everyone feel at ease and natural.”
Travel Enthusiast Wedding Reception
The couple are world travelers and seek out adventure in their lives and wanted to incorporate this passion within their wedding. They had their tables named after places they have visited and their seating chart was a world map showing their travels.
Nerea is currently a helicopter pilot in the Army and teaching at West Point and Richard serves in the Army Reserves while also working with a non-profit along the Hudson River. Thank you both for your service!
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Planner: Martha Stilwell | Minister: Father Gerry Blaszczak | Rehearsal Dinner: The Stag’s Head | Gown: Aire/Rosa Clara | Hair & Makeup: Liz Perniciaro | Invitations: E-Vites | Musicians: Bunn DJ Company
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Allison & Broc
Allison and Broc met when they were 16 years old in the first and only class they would ever have together. Broc asked Allison to homecoming and 9 years later asked her to be his wife. With the help of all their wonderful vendors and a friend of the bride’s mother, their vision of a rustic-chic neutral wedding at Market Hall in Raleigh, NC came to life.
Broc had planned to propose one night while at his family’s house in Emerald Isle but got too nervous and held off until the next day. Allison and Broc had always talked about taking a romantic walk on the beach during the sunrise. Allison had woke up early one morning and Broc knew this would be a perfect opportunity to pop the question. He dropped down on one knee in the sand and proposed with a ring that was created from diamonds from both his Aunt and Mother’s rings.
The couple wanted a rustic-chic theme with the main colors being gray, sage green and peach. The bridesmaids wore long sage green Allure gowns paired with beautiful spring bouquets that had touches of pinks and peaches by Artfully Arranged. The groomsmen wore classic sharp navy suits and corresponding boutonnieres.
Ceremony at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, NC
The couple went with natural light photography with Annie Watts Photography, who was assisted by Luxe and Pine Photography. Allison shared “She was amazing! She has such a calm spirit about her that seemed to deflect on me during the wedding day – and not to mention her pictures are flawless!”
Rustic-Glam Reception at Market Hall in Raleigh, NC
Allison said their main concern was they “wanted everyone to have fun!” They kept that thought in mind when choosing Market Hall in Raleigh, picking their food and beverage selection and their songs they wanted everyone to dance to.
Allison and Broc used Catering Works for their catering at their reception and were beyond happy with that decision. The bride said, “I couldn’t say enough about this company – working with them was honestly a life saver!” The couple also used Catering Works for their wedding cake. Their cake was a lemon base with lemon curd and almond butter that was lightly iced to give it a natural look to go with their theme.
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Photographer: Annie Watts Photography with assistant shooter from Luxe and Pine Photography | Rehearsal Dinner: Cafe Luna | Gown: Sottero and Midgely from Bridal Boutique of NC | Bridesmaids Dresses: Allure | Hair and Makeup: The Makeup Culture | Bridal Shoes: Nina | Bridal Jewelry: Etsy | Florist: Artfully Arranged | Invitations: Simply Paper Co | Reception Music: All Events DJ | Rentals: CE Rentals | Transportation: Smith Limousines
Sara & John
Although Sara and John both attended college at Notre Dame, they met when they were both studying abroad in different countries. They reconnected after graduation when Sara was finishing up nursing school at Duke and John was settled in Santa Monica, CA. This time, they didn’t let each other go. Hour long phone calls turned into cross country flights, and eventually John asking Sara to move to Southern California.
Sara and her mother were running a half marathon out of town one weekend in a small town a few hours outside of Santa Monica. John drove up and surprised Sara at the finish line, dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him. Breathless and exhilarated, she said yes.
The bride grew up in Chapel Hill. She was always enchanted by the classic Southern beauty of The Carolina Inn and has many memories of passing by and seeing people gathered on the lawn for weddings. It was the perfect place to celebrate marriage with friends and family.
Getting Ready For Chapel Hill Wedding
Ceremony and Grey and Navy Wedding Party
The bridesmaids wore a mix of J.Crew dresses in dark navy while the groomsman wore matching navy ties paired with their chic grey suits. The classic grey, navy looks paired perfectly with the all white floral bouquets my Watered Garden.
Classic Yet Contemporary Reception at The Carolina Inn
The Erin McLean design team mixed a soft classic palette with acrylic and stunning calligraphy. With contemporary ghost chairs, transparent table numbers and a stunning seating chart, they created a design based on layers and textures instead of color.
“I am still overwhelmed by how incredible our wedding day was and it was all because of the incredible Erin McLean Events team who guided us through every step,” raved Sara. “As someone who values organization over everything else, their meticulous planning strategies were amazing and made us feel stress-free for the entire year we planned with them. Beyond their obvious expertise in wedding planning, Erin and Carrington made me, my husband, and our families feel so comfortable and cared for. They are just the most fabulous people to have with you on the happiest day of your life.”
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Photographer: Perry Vaile | Rehearsal Dinner: Morehead Planetarium | Ceremony: St. Thomas Moore: Sara’s childhood parish | Minister: Father John Wall | Videographer: Heart Stone Films | Bridal Gown: Heidi Elnora from Traditions by Anna | Bridal Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew | Florist: Watered Garden | Cake: Cinda’s Cake | Stationer: Purple Puddle | Calligrapher: Yellow House Calligrapher | Ceremony Musicians: Elegant Ensembles | Reception Musicians: (when live) Sleeping Booty | Party Rentals (linens, tables, chairs, tent, etc): CE Rentals | Lighting: Total Production Services | Transportation: Eco-Style | Wedding Favors: Chapel Hill Toffee
Amber & Deon
Amber & Deon may be traveling the world, but they returned to the state their love began, North Carolina, to exchange vows in front of their loved ones. With the help of Nouveau Events, the couple was able to create a unique yet intimate setting for their guests at Graylyn Estate. With blushes, golds, creams and a pop of rose gold, the wedding was a feminine fairytale, which was fitting since their relationship is a true fairytale romance.
Amber and Deon met in an English class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After two years of friendship they began dating and seven years later Deon popped the question.
Deon, a starter on the 2009 National Championship Tar Heels basketball team, has been playing professional abroad since college. Amber has been along with him for this exciting ride as he has played in Europe, China, Israel, and now Istanbul. These world travelers were on a vacation to Zanzibar, Tanzania, when Deon proposed and they embarked on their biggest adventure yet!
Although this bride is a natural planner, she was beyond pleased that she chose to enlist Nouveau Events as her coordinator. She told us that, “Monica is an exquisite wedding planner and an even better person. She handled all the unnecessary tasks that I did not need to worry about on my wedding day, and helped bring my wedding together like the perfect bow on a present.”
“From the moment I met Brandon from Southern Love Studios, I knew I made the right choice for a wedding photographer. He is an amazing artist with a keen eye,” expressed Amber.
Stunningly Unique NC Outdoor Ceremony
Amber and Deon’s friend and pastor from their time living in Jerusalem held the honor of marrying the couple. It meant the world to them to have friends from coast to coast in the U.S., as well as from the other side of the world, in one setting to witness their love and spiritual faith in God.
Old Estate Home Reception
The guests experiences different nooks of the castle-like Graylyn Estate as they moved from the garden for the ceremony to various rooms indoor for cocktails, dining, and dancing. They even utilized a balcony for the cake cutting.
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Rehearsal Dinner: Fratelli’s| Videographer: Indatainment Media Consultants | Bridal Gown: Traditions by Anna, Matthew Christopher Gown | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Rent the Runway, Badgley Mischka | Men’s Formalwear: Calvin Klein | Florist: Green Bee Floral Designs | Cake: Regi Originals | Invitations & Wedding Papers: Wedding Paper Divas | Ceremony Musicians: Elegant Ensembles | Reception Music: (live or DJ) K9 Productions | Transportation: Fantasy Limo | Hair & Makeup: Updo’s Studio | Wedding Favors: BeauCoup and One Stop Wine Shop | Bridal Registry: Crate & Barrel, Target
Jenna & Christian
Jenna and Chris welcomed their family to their home to celebrate their beautifully subdued nautical wedding in Nags Head, NC. The bride and groom opted to forgo a color theme and go with a natural nautical look. With light blush, cremes and grays, the wedding party perfectly complimented the stunning coast line around them.
Christian didn’t waste any time calling Jenna after she gave him her number at the gym one day. The phone rang that night and kick-started their seven-year relationship before Christian proposed at the end of their first ultramarathon together, on the JFK 50 mile.
There was a subdued rustic nautical look to the wedding, which took place along the gorgeous coastline of the Outer Banks. Jenna and Christian were excited to share their home of Nags Head with their friends and families – including the groom’s nine siblings. Guest rented houses the week of the wedding so they could spend extra time celebrating.
Sarah D’Ambra Photography complimented this beautiful couple with her unique eye and ability to catch the the bride and groom in genuine moments. Jenna described Sarah D’Ambra Photography as “a fun and creative team of sisters with laid back personalities.”
The bride glowed in her Maggie Sottero gown next to her dapper groom in a Vera Wang tux. Groomsmen were dressed in grey suits to compliment the bridemaids’ light pink Novelle Amsale dresses.
Jenna and Christian both love Jennette’s Pier and knew it was their first choice to join in marriage. Jenna described it as “a perfect venue.” Decorations did not have to be extravagant because it is beautiful inside and offers a scenic outside deck view of the Atlantic Ocean. “We tried to look at other venues, however, there was no comparison!”
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Coordinator: Brenda Ziegler | Rehearsal Dinner and Caterer: Lone Cedar Basnights | Ceremony: Holy Trinity by the Sea | Minister: Father Luis Rodriguez | Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from Poffie Girls | Bridal Shoes: Jack Rogers | Bridesmaid’ Dresses: Nouvelle Amsale – Nordstrom | Florist: Sugar Snap Events | Cake: Atlantic Cakes | Ceremony Music: John Buford | Reception Music: John Harper | Party Rentals: Ocean Atlantic Rentals, Beer Nanny | Hair: Hot Heads
Athina & Graham
Romance was in the air for this beaming couple on their wedding day at Market Hall in Raleigh, NC. While Athina and Graham didn’t want to have a “theme” at their wedding, they knew they wanted to keep things simple and romantic. With blush, gold and cream tones, their wedding, planned by Sally Oakley Wedding & Events, was beyond stunningly romantic.
Athina and Graham met as interns and knew immediately there was something special about their relationship. After about 3 years Graham proposed as they were walking into the Angus Barn to celebrate their anniversary.
Getting Ready For Wedding at Market Hall
Some of the best photographs from a wedding are catching true emotion from the bride and groom. When asked what the bride’s favorite moment was she shared, “our first look when we got to see each other for the first time before the ceremony and share in that moment just the two of us.”
The couple went with an airy and romantic photography style by Missy of Missy Loves Jerry Photography. The bride said, “We absolutely loved working with Missy and Jerry! Their warm and positive personalities made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera and they captured some beautiful moments of our wedding day!”
Blush & Navy Wedding Party
Romantic Ceremony at Market Hall
Blush and Cream Infused Wedding Reception at Market Hall
The bride had one must have request, “I was dead-set on having my favorite bakery make our wedding cake!” She got her wish and Maxie B’s created a beautifully elegant white and floral cake for their special day. Their wedding was completed with personalized cookies by Sweet Stuff by Meredith for all of the guests.
Athina and Graham worked with Sally Oakley Wedding & Events for their special day. “Sally was phenomenal to work with. She was super energetic and fun while also being very organized in order to make sure our wedding day ran seamlessly,” said Athina.
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Leslie & Jon
A beautifully intimate courthouse elopement, a super fun celebratory photoshoot, and one of our very own from Southern Bride and Groom – What more could you ask for? We here at Southern Bride and Groom are so excited to share with you that our very own Leslie has wed the love of her life, Jon, in an intimate elopement! Of course, it wouldn’t be a SB&G wedding without breathtaking photographs by Jamie Blow Photography and a fun photoshoot to celebrate the nuptials!
Leslie and Jon met while listening to a band on Ocean Isle Beach. He asked her to dance and the rest is history for these two. Jon proposed on Christmas Day at Leslie’s family’s holiday party with the same ring that her grandfather used when he had proposed – three times! – to her grandmother.
Leslie and Jon knew they wanted a small and untraditional wedding. While they were discussing the many options that comes along with planning a wedding, they also purchased their first home as a couple. Leslie joked, “I was looking more at WayFair for the perfect dining room table instead of wedding gowns! I knew then that my focus was more on “nesting” with my husband-to-be than the usual bridal searches.”
They decided on eloping to the courthouse in Nashville, NC and having a party to celebrate with family and friends at a later date. Just because they eloped, doesn’t mean they didn’t get to include everything they wanted.
Leslie’s gorgeous bridal bouquet, hair flower, and flower crown for her step-daughter, Taylor, were made by SB&G Preferred Vendor, Bowerbird Flowers. “Her whimsical, yet polished look is exactly what I pictured when Jon and I were thinking of planning our wedding day. Working with her was a pure joy!”
Leslie and Jon opted for a stunning natural light look for their photos. While the wind picked up the day of, you would never know from the beautiful photographs. Leslie said, “Jamie Blow has the best energy! She made everyone around us so comfortable. She went with the flow of the day and never missed a beat.”
Celebratory Elopement Photo Shoot
Moon & Lola‘s cake topper on top of the beautifully designed cake and fun cupcakes by Winde Jackson Cakes were the perfect addition to the celebration! “Winde with Winde Jackson Cakes is a local Rocky Mount sweetooth aficionado! Her delectable cakes and treats are just as beautiful as they are amazing to eat! I called her last minute and she was so on board. She was especially excited about our cupcakes. She even made them vegan for me, without me even asking. That’s just Winde – she really knows her brides,” shared Leslie.
A beautifully special moment for Leslie was It was sharing with Jon and his daughter Taylor the note she had authored to them. While it was her words that carried the message of loving each of them individually and as a family, she trusted Jessica Yee of The Oblique Pen to put her words into a beautiful memento.
“Jessica Yee went above and beyond with her calligraphy. She artfully wrote my words in her breathtaking calligraphy on beautiful textured paper, and even illustrated a simple flower at the bottom,” shared Leslie. “Her attention to detail is just uncanny.”
Leslie had her hair and makeup done by the one and only, Makeup For Your Day.”I only had two requests: a flower in my hair and a bold, red lip,” said Leslie. “This was a spontaneous elopement, so there was no trial-run, and their team nailed it!”
Between the stunning florals, pretty dresses, fun cupcakes and props, and beautiful photographs to remember the day, it was a picture perfect celebration. When asked if she would do it over again – she immediately answered, “100% yes!”
Leslie used nearly all Southern Bride and Groom vendors for her elopement and celebration.
“Working with SB&G has been such an amazing experience! I have the opportunity to see different weddings, styled shoots, and vendor collaborations. There are Real Wedding and Editorial Shoots that have stuck in my mind. I feel like I’ve seen it all – high-budgets and small, intimate events.
Some brides-to-be and couples may not know this, but SB&G has a vetting process for every single vendor that is invited into the upcoming annual publication. The newly-engaged couples have trusted SB&G for reliable, professional, and impressively creative vendors 30 years, and our small, local team takes that to heart. We love LOVE, and no matter how big or small the celebratory events surrounding a couples’ engagement, the SB&G Team wants to be sure we are an essential, helpful source to make their day that much more special.”
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Jamie Blow Photography | HAIR & MAKEUP : Makeup for Your Day | FLORIST: Bowerbird Flowers | CALLIGRAPHY: The Oblique Pen | CAKE & CUPCAKES: Winde Jackson Cakes | JEWELRY & CAKE TOPPER: Moon & Lola | SPARKLE DRESS: Coastal Knot | GROOMS WEAR: Belk of Crabtree Valley
VENUE: Nashville, NC Courthouse | COURTHOUSE DRESS: Bevello Boutique | PINK DAUGHTER’S DRESS: Francesca’s | MANICURE: Paintbase | BRIDE’S RING: Heirlooms (Grandmother’s engagement ring & Mother’s anniversary band) | SHOOT VENUE: Rocky Mount Mills Historic Bridge
Cara and Corey
With a bride from Durham and the couple meeting here, you could say it is a special city for Cara and Corey. The couple wanted to keep their ceremony and reception locally sourced. Not only did they choose renowned Durham locations, but kept their flowers, food and more, local! This locally infused Durham Wedding was seamlessly executed by Sally Oakley Weddings & Events.
Cara chose a classically beautiful lace dress from Tre Bella Bridal with a transparent back. “The ladies at Tre Bella Bridal were so wonderful to work with,” said the bride. “The consultant really paid attention to what I wanted.”
“Bronwyn Duffield Photography took beautiful shots. She is the best! We loved that she helped us to look very natural and not posed,” said Cara.
Ceremony at Duke Chapel
Since the couple had met in Cara’s hometown of Durham while attending physical therapy school at Duke University, getting married at Duke Chapel was a natural fit. They built on that by choosing a local wedding theme, sourcing from virtually all in-state vendors.
Reception at The Cookery
Cara and Corey wanted their wedding reception to feel warm and inviting, and their planning team made that come to life with locally-grown flowers, silver and gold candle accents, and the warm brick walls of their venue.
“The Cookery was a beautiful and interesting space that allowed us to have the intimate celebration we wanted while still having over 100 guests. It’s use of artifacts and upcycled materials from Durham in the architecture and décor was also important to us since this is the city we met and I grew up in. We also loved meeting Tammy and her team at The Cookery and felt very confident that they could help us navigate the planning process,” shared Cara.
A special NC touch of Cheerwine and local pecans, candied by the bride herself, were given as favors to the wedding guests.
“Hiring Sally was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding,” shared Cara. “She made a custom service package for us according to what we needed, and provided invaluable advice for every aspect of our wedding throughout our 18-months engagement. On the day of the wedding, Sally made our lives stress-free and no task was too small – she and her team took care of us, our families, and our wedding party.”
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WEDDING CONSULTANT Sally Oakley Weddings & Events | PHOTOGRAPHER Bronwyn Duffield Photography | RECEPTION The Cookery | REHEARSAL DINNER Parizade | CATERER Donovan’s Dish | GOWN St. Patrick from Tre Bella Bridal | PARTY RENTALS American Party Rentals | ACCOMMODATIONS Durham Marriott City Center
Ceremony: Duke University Chapel – Durham, NC | Minister: Pastor Chris Pappalardo | Bridal Shoes: Betsy Johnson | Bridesmaids’ Dresses (designer and salon): David’s Bridal | Florist: Pine State Flowers-Durham, NC | Cake: Details Cake Design-Cary, NC | Stationer: Reaves Engraving – Laurinburg, NC | Calligrapher: Marika Wendelken (chalkboard artist) | Ceremony Musicians: Jordan Prescott, Duke Chapel Organist | Reception Music: Bunn DJ Company – Frank Meldau-Raleigh, NC | Party Rentals (linens, tables, chairs, tent, etc): CE Linens | Transportation: Ecostyle Transportation-Raleigh, NC | Hair for Bridal Party: Makeup by Ashley Mooney-Raleigh, NC | Make-Up: Julie Robbins Makeup-Raleigh, NC | Engagement Ring: Heirloom from Nana of the Bride | Wedding Favors: Cheerwine and NC pecans candied by Bride