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This Boston Couple Came Back to Duke to Get Married!

Emerald Green Duke Chapel Wedding and Reception at Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus

Tori & David knew they wanted to return to their alma mater for a Duke Chapel wedding ceremony. Although they reside in Boston, Durham was such a meaningful location because it was where they fell in love. They couldn’t imagine another place to have their special celebration.  The couple’s emerald green Duke Chapel wedding ceremony was followed by a beautiful reception at Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus – filled with lavish greenery, an assortment of white flowers and gold accents. The entire day was expertly planned by Southern Bride & Groom Preferred Wedding Planner, A Swanky Affair.

Tori & David’s Duke University Love Story

Tori & David met while they were both studying at Duke University in Durham, NC. One day, Tori returned from a studying bender at the Duke law library to find her apartment draped in roses by David, who was waiting with a bottle of wine that he had saved from a tasting during their first year of dating, and an engagement ring.

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Emerald Green Duke Chapel Wedding Planned by Durham Wedding Planner, A Swanky Affair

A Swanky Affair is one of the top Raleigh-Durham wedding planners. Amanda Scott, the owner of A Swanky Affair, creates flawlessly designed and executed wedding celebrations for Triangle NC brides. She often works with couples who have a connection to Durham, but now life in another state and planning their NC wedding remotely. So Tori and David were in expert hands with Amanda as they worked together to bring Tori’s dream of a classic and elegant, emerald green Duke Chapel Wedding and reception at Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus, come to life.

Amanda Scott was amazing at keeping us on schedule and guiding us to the right vendors to make our wedding everything we could have dreamed it would be,” shared Tori, the bride.

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The bride wore a gorgeous Pronovias gown that had a translucent back with lace accents and button enclosures. Pronovias is a traditional dress designer with a modern twist. They are carried by one of our local Raleigh area bridal gown shops, Lana Addison Bridal.

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Wedding Party Portraits at Duke University Chapel

Duke Chapel is one of the gems of Durham, NC. Weddings at Duke University Chapel are restricted to couples who have a direct connection themselves, or via their parents, to the university through school or employment. This sweet couple who fell in love during their time at Duke University could not imagine a better place for their nuptials. Not only is the Duke Chapel beautiful inside, but its surroundings on Duke Campus are breathtaking for wedding party portraits.

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Wedding Party Portraits at Duke Gardens

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens is also a neighbor to Duke Chapel and a given for wedding party portraits in Durham NC. The lush green gardens were an especially incredible for this handsome wedding party – the men in black tie, and the women in formal emerald green long bridesmaids gowns. How picture perfect!

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Emerald, White & Gold Lavish Wedding Reception at Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus – a Warehouse Wedding Venue in Durham NC

Tori and David decided on Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus, which is operated and catered by Angus Barn (the famous steakhouse in Raleigh). Lush greenery filled the space and white flower arrangements created a extravagant feeling to the space. Accents of gold in lanterns and table arrangements added to the lavish design that A Swanky Affair had created for the wedding reception at Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus.

Tori shared, “Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus is such a beautiful and versatile space, and one of the few large venues close to Duke. We were able to make it look like a wonderland without limiting the number of guests.”

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Wedding Reception Catering by Angus Barn

Angus Barn catered the wedding reception for the couple and the food was highly praised by the guests. “They were very flexible in adapting the menu to our specifications,” said the bride.  Angus Barn specializes in seafood in addition to the famous outstanding steak options. They are known for exceptional service and adored by all of the top local Raleigh and Durham wedding planners, including A Swanky Affair.

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