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Elegant Southern Wedding at Bay 7 in Durham, NC

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re excited to share Derek and Kristin’s elegant Southern wedding at Bay 7 in Durham, NC, shot by Robyn Van Dyke Photography.

Derek and Kristin initially met in middle school, but lost touch when they attended different high schools. As fate would have it, they were reintroduced through mutual friends in college, and they began dating in the fall of 2009.

In May of 2013, after four years together, Derek proposed in a park near their house in Cary with their 1 year old chocolate lab puppy. Of course, Kristin said yes, and they began planning their April 2014 wedding. The pair fell in love with Bay 7 and knew it would work perfectly with their “Southern Elegance” theme. They selected a color palette of champagne, mocha, black and white to complement the venue’s urban chic feel, which was carried out through the bridesmaids dresses, table décor, and floral details.

The couple used several members of the SB&G family to make their wedding day vision come to life, including: Lana Addison, Cute Buttons, and CE Rental.

Enjoy these beautiful photos of Kristin and Derek’s big day, courtesy of Robyn Van Dyke Photography.

Wedding Rings with Invite and Rose

Monogrammed Button Downs

Bride and Groom Getting Ready

Mocha Bridesmaids Dresses

Groomsmen in Sunglasses

Emotional Groom

Bride and Groom on Porch Steps

Bride and Groom in Downtown Durham

Bride and Groom on Railroad Tracks

Newlyweds at Bay 7

Bay 7 Wedding Reception

Champagne and White Reception Decor

Bay 7 First Dance

Champagne Wedding Cake

Grand Exit with Bubbles

Ceremony Location: First Presbyterian Church
Reception Location: Bay 7
Bridal Gown: Lana Addison – Pronovias
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A. Bank
Hair: Posh Salon
Makeup: Elaine Harrison
Photographer: Robyn Van Dyke Photography
Florist: Brides & Bouquets
Cake: Ashley Cakes
Invitations: Cute Buttons
Reception Music: Love Tribe Band
Rentals: CE Rental

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