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Real Durham, NC Wedding — Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today’s Real Durham, NC Wedding is Carly and Tripp’s sweet March wedding at Duke Chapel, followed by a swanky reception at the beautiful Nasher Museum of Art. Thanks to Raycroft Art for the stunning photographs!

Carly and Tripp share a common passion for animals of all kinds — Carly studies octopi and they often volunteer at the zoo together. Instead of jewelry of flowers when it comes to gift giving, Tripp provides Carly with a new book about animals for her library at every opportunity. On Christmas Day of 2010, he presented her with his best gift yet — a diamond ring hidden inside a book called “Zoo Story.”

The couple decided on Duke Chapel for their ceremony site, as Tripp had graduated from Duke with his Masters in Theological Studies. They had frequented the chapel while dating, and knew it would be the perfect place to say “I do!” followed by an upscale reception at the Nasher Museum of Art.

To compliment Tripp and Carly’s love for animals, coordinator Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair helped put together an animal theme that popped up in details throughout the couple’s big day. They had animals on their invitations and seating chart, made donations to the World Wildlife Fund as wedding favors, and even had an octopus-themed wedding cake!

Tripp and Carly used SB&G throughout the planning process for inspiration and vendor recommendations, and ended up using many members of the SB&G Family, including: A Swanky Affair, Duke Chapel, the Nasher Museum of Art, Parizade, Bernard’s Formalwear, Floral Dimensions, Sugarland, CE Rental and the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.

Congrats, Tripp and Carly…your wedding was beautiful! And a huge thanks to Raycroft Art for capturing these absolutely gorgeous photographs!

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Chapel and Nasher Museum of Art

Wedding Consultant: Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair
Rehearsal Dinner: Bullock’s BBQ
Ceremony: Duke Chapel
Reception: Nasher Museum of Art
Caterer: Parizade
Photographer: Raycroft Art
Bridal Gown: Rivini
Men’s Formalwear: Bernard’s Formalwear
Florist: Floral Dimensions
Cake: Sugarland
Invitations, etc.: Indigo Envelope
Reception Music: Joe Bunn DJ
Linens and Rentals: CE Rental
Lighting: Total Production Services
Transportation: Duke Transit
Guest Accommodations: Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Hair: Tucker Reilly
Wedding Favors: Donation to the World Wildlife Fund

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