It’s Wedding feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today’s beautiful Real Durham, NC Wedding feature is Kelly and Pavel’s sweet winter wedding at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club!
Kelly and Pavel originally planned to have a May 2013 wedding, and had only begun to scratch the surface of the planning process when Kelly’s mom’s cancer took a turn for the worse. Kelly realized she didn’t want to have a wedding if her mom wouldn’t be there, so the couple moved their wedding date up a few months, to February 23rd — which gave them only six weeks to plan everything!
Despite both graduating from the University of North Carolina, the duo fell in love with the Washington Duke Inn‘s elegant charm, and were thrilled to find out that it was available for their new wedding date! The couple scrambled to pick their menu, bridesmaids dresses and flowers, but everything came together beautifully as if it were truly meant to be. Danielle Massey, who acted as venue coordinator for the Washington Duke Inn, was fabulous, Kelly said — she even found a replacement suit for the bride’s father when he realized he left his at home in Gastonia!
Kelly’s mom laughed that two Tar Heels got married at a venue near Duke, with red bridesmaids dresses on the night the UNC basketball team played NC State, but Kelly says she wouldn’t change a thing! “I consider myself lucky — I had the man of my dreams, my mom and all of our family and friends there to celebrate, and the Tar Heels soundly defeated the Wolfpack. It was perfect!” she said.
Kelly and Pavel used many members of the SB&G Family to make their wedding day perfect (even on such short notice!), including: Tre Bella Flowers, Sugarland, MakeUpForYourDay, and of course, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.
Enjoy these beautiful photos of Kelly and Pavel’s big day, courtesy of Dancing Heart Photography.
Wedding and Reception Location: The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Photographer: Dancing Heart Photography
Florist: Tre Bella Flowers
Invitations: Paperwhites Press
Videographer: Hart to Heart Media
Rehearsal Dinner: Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
Minister: Pastor Ray Hardee
Hair and Makeup: MakeUpForYourDay
Wedding Gown: Poffie Girls
Reception Music: DJ Alec Bargebuhr
Guest Accommodations: The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club