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The Cotton Room Wedding Photographed by Morgan Caddell

Brick and Blush Wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC 

Warm light bounced off exposed brick walls. Tables lay covered in blush bouquets. Voices of friends and family filled the cavernous room. Nonetheless, Jennine and Steve were alone together in each other’s eyes, sharing a knowing look of comfort and promise. Witness this real bride and groom’s blush wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC. 

Located in the historic Golden Belt District of Downtown Durham, The Cotton Room was the perfect wedding venue for Jennine and Steve. The couple wanted a location that was both convenient and captured the soul of Carolina for family traveling in from out of state. Blush and purple graced by kisses of gold and green were the wedding colors of the day. Jennine and Steve’s elegant wedding attire and decor paired beautifully with the rustic chic interior of The Cotton Room. Floor-to-ceiling windows from the restored cotton factory architecture filled the historic warehouse venue with natural light. NC wedding photographer, Morgan Caddell, captured the The Cotton Room wedding day on film. Her photos represent the bride and groom’s love for one another effortlessly. Keep scrolling to see why The Cotton Room remains one of Durham’s treasured wedding venues.     


From “Favorite Friend” to “Forever Favorite,” Jennine and Steve’s Love Story 

Jennine and Steve’s friendship goes all the way back to their student-athlete days at Elon University. The friends liked to playfully tease one another at athletic gatherings. Neither remembers how it started, but Jennine and Steve would often refer to each other as “Favorite Girl,” and “Favorite Guy”. Five years after graduating from Elon, it was fate that their paths crossed again. Jennine says, “We knew right away that we were each others Forever Favorites when we “re-met” at homecoming!”

The fun loving couple got engaged on a gorgeous mountain getaway in Asheville, NC. Steve suggested going on a sunrise hike, so they woke up early and got to the top of the mountain before the sun came up. While Jennine was busy taking photos, Steve came up from behind her and got down on one knee! Keep scrolling to see how their love story came to life at their blush wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC.  


Raw Emotions Captured by NC Wedding Photographer Morgan Caddell

Some pictures are worth a thousand words, but Morgan Caddell’s pictures all say one word: love. The raw emotions portrayed in her client’s photos practically leap off the screen. Moments such as Jennine’s mother helping her step into the bridal gown, or Steve sharing the first dance with his wife can’t easily be described with words. 

Morgan Caddell is a pro at knowing which angle will make for the most beautiful wedding photos. The brick walls of The Cotton Room venue provided gorgeous, warm backdrops for this blush wedding party. We absolutely adore Morgan Caddell’s signature photo of the bride and groom’s faces touching side by side. And c’mon y’all, how dapper and handsome do those groomsmen look?   


Industrial Chic Wedding Ceremony at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC  

Jennine and Steve chose to host both their wedding ceremony and reception at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC. The restored warehouse venue has tons of space and can easily be flipped from ceremony altar to dance floor. Massive factory windows behind the altar blanketed the bride and groom in an airy light as they shared their vows. A simple arbor covered in fresh greenery and white drapery was just enough decor for this elegant ceremony. Jennine’s Aunt Cheryl added a special touch to The Cotton Room wedding by playing the violin for their ceremony!


From Ceremony to Reception, The Cotton Room in Durham, NC is a Versatile Wedding Venue  

In the blink of an eye, wedding guests were wowed by The Cotton Room’s transformation from ceremony to reception space. Warm wood floors and vaulted ceilings gave The Cotton Room a refined industrial vibe. The bride and groom were excited to book their wedding at The Cotton Room because they are an all-inclusive venue that has their own catering staff on deck! Venues like The Cotton Room ensure that wedding planning is made easy and stress free.

For the guest book, Jennine and Steve had guests sign Jenga pieces to express their love of game nights! This fun loving bride and groom also expressed their sentimental side by displaying family wedding photos from their parents and grandparents.   

Jennine and Steve went to CE Rental to find their blush and purple wedding reception linens. The vibrant purple napkins add a fresh pop of color to the table places. Look closely, and you’ll notice the Durham skyline on the bottom of the table number cards! Last but not least, and perhaps the most stunning detail of this wedding reception, the green floral arrangement hanging above the dance floor. This wedding detail gives shape to The Cotton Room venue space and serves as a stunning centerpiece. Bride Jennine’s favorite memory of the night was made on the dance floor,

“It was amazing to see all my family and friends from different walks of my life come together for one great party!”


Jennine and Steve will never forget their blush wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC. To conclude, here’s a little bit of priceless advice from the bride,

Trust in your vendors. They are amazing and will help to make your dream wedding come true! Most importantly, have fun on your wedding day! Allow yourself to be a “guest” at your own wedding and enjoy the food, the company, and the dancing! You deserve to have the best night of your life!”

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