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Blue and Peach Organic Wedding

Romantic Weddings

The combination of soft blue and delicate peach in today’s wedding is one to fall in love with. Caroline Lima Photography and Tre Bella worked to make Danielle and Adam’s big day as memorable as possible, and we have no doubt they achieved their goal. There’s much to love in this wedding, but we’re still reeling over the bride’s emotional first look with her father!

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From the photographer, Caroline Lima Photography: When I asked Danielle and Adam to name three things that made them fall in love with each other, they had a bit of trouble responding at first. That’s because they both felt that creating a short list would be difficult. But finally they spoke of being drawn to one another also because they each share a deep devotion to their families. And as I watched their beautiful wedding unfold, as their two families became one, I could clearly see why! Danielle and Adam come from truly loving, kind-hearted stock.

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Caroline Lima Photography

Floral Design

Tre Bella

Event Coordination and Catering

Triangle Catering

Bridal Store

Diva's Boutique and Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Badgley Mischka

Hair and Makeup

Junction Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

Maggi Bridal

Men's Attire

Jos A Bank

Wedding Cake

Cinda's Creative Cakes

DJ

All Around Raleigh DJ

Officiant

Rev. Robin Renteria

Modern Ballroom Wedding by Inkspot Crow Films

Wedding Videos

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Now that Brett & Jessica narrated this gorgeous Durham wedding through their images flawlessly, let’s transport ourselves through Inkspot Crow Films‘ lenses and relive this wedding once more. This video is just so good, you will feel like you were there all along.


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Wedding Location: Durham, NC / Wedding Photographer and Photobooth: Brett & Jessica / Wedding Venue: The Cotton Room / First Look Location: The Washington Duke Inn / Wedding Coordinator: Katie Dunn of La Fête / Wedding Flowers: Tre Bella / Hair and Makeup: Posh the Salon / Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes / Out of Town Box Treats: Carolina Popcorn Shoppe / Ceremony Musician: Laura Anzaldi and Chris Mike / DJ: DJ Frank Meldau of Joe Bunn Co. / Invitations, Paper Goods, Escort Magnets, and Calligraphy: the bride, Anniemade / Cinematographer: Inkspot Crow Films / Officiants: Father Michael Martin and Rabbi Andrew Ettin

Creative Durham Wedding

Romantic Weddings

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Prepare yourselves, because this is one heck of a wedding. Newlyweds Annie and Gus both work in Los Angeles — Gus as a writer, and Annie works for Disney. As you could probably guess, their creative and fun spirits worked their way into their wedding day, which was brilliantly captured by Brett & Jessica. Keep your eyes peeled for some words from the most well-known Muppets and the amazing film from Inkspot Crow Films coming up in just a bit!

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From the bride, Annie: Both my husband and I work in the entertainment industry in LA and so we really felt this need for storytelling in our own wedding. The journey of planning our wedding wasn’t guided by a color palette or a desire to impress but rather a celebration that “Love is Awesome”- the way my husband Gus and I felt about each other and truly about the amazing community of people around us.


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From that standpoint, we hand-crafted our wedding with the utmost care and concern for our guests. It was important that they felt included, welcomed, loved, as much as we loved each other as we were taking an important step in our lives. We rethought every wedding decision because we didn’t want to do each tradition for the sake of doing them or because it’s what you do at weddings. Our wedding invitation was actually a handmade booklet that told the quirky story of how we met. We asked for creative replies our RSVP’s and surprised all of our guests by having all of their messages secretly printed on the fabric pinned beneath our chuppah. We even scoured Facebook for everyone’s photographs to create individual Polaroid magnets that doubled as escort cards.


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Our wedding was without a doubt very us (we had Muppet wedding cakes, we entered the reception to Indiana Jones’ music complete with matching fedoras, etc.) but it was more-so a celebration of what makes us “us”- all of the amazing love and support that brought us to the moment of our marriage and that we know will keep us strong and happy in our lifetime together.


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Wedding Location: Durham, NC / Wedding Photographer and Photobooth: Brett & Jessica / Wedding Venue: The Cotton Room / First Look Location: The Washington Duke Inn / Wedding Coordinator: Katie Dunn of La Fête / Wedding Flowers: Tre Bella / Hair and Makeup: Posh the Salon / Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes / Out of Town Box Treats: Carolina Popcorn Shoppe / Ceremony Musician: Laura Anzaldi and Chris Mike / DJ: DJ Frank Meldau of Joe Bunn Co. / Invitations, Paper Goods, Escort Magnets, and Calligraphy: the bride, Anniemade / Cinematographer: Inkspot Crow Films / Officiants: Father Michael Martin and Rabbi Andrew Ettin

Durham Food Truck Wedding

DIY Weddings

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One of our favorite new additions to weddings is the food truck — such a stress-free way to add a little fun and uniqueness to your big day, like this one from Oh! Darling Photography. Mary and Tommy brought on three different food trucks to feed their guests, crafted pom pom garlands to decorate their reception space, and decorated their maids in pretty frocks from Whitney Deal. Make sure to read through to get some tips from the bride in dealing with hiccups on your wedding day!

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From the bride, Mary: We wanted a laid back evening wedding with children running around barefoot, people drinking bottles of beer and lots of family and friends on the dance floor.

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There was a lot of community support that pulled this wedding together. We made pompom garlands over several craft and wine evenings and friends met early the morning of the wedding to arrange flowers, set up chairs and hang decorations. If we had a theme it would be that there is beauty in the small imperfections of many hands contributing.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? On your wedding day, let go of all the details and minutia that you spent the last months poring over, even if it’s a conscious decision you have to remind yourself of multiple times. Accept however you feel throughout the day even if it’s not what you expected to feel at a certain moment. Also, remember that what you see on wedding blogs and photos is one small slice of the day. It poured on our wedding day so the natural lighting that attracted us to the reception hall was replaced with fluorescent lights that made me feel like I was at a gym. One of the food trucks arrived an hour late. Our DJ accidentally played from the “do-not-play” list. Don’t fret about having the perfect day, but focus on planning a celebration that is meaningful for you.

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Wedding Location: Durham, NC / Ceremony Venue: Blacknall Presbyterian Church / Reception Venue: Trotter Building / Wedding Photographer: Oh! Darling Photography / Wedding Dress: Halcyon Vintage (Richmond, VA) / Bride’s Shoes: Aldo / Bridesmaids Dresses: Whitney Deal / Bride’s Hair: Posh Salon / Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic / Wedding Flowers: Whole Foods / Food Trucks: Tacqueria Don Fily, Sympathy for the Deli, and Cafe Prost / Wedding Cakes: Whole Foods / Frozen Pops: Locopops / DJ: A+ DJ / Wedding Invitations: Bride

Wool and Lights Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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This morning’s photoshoot by Katie Pietrowski and Cole Gorman of Blest Photography is just plain gorgeous inspiration for any day of the year. The photographers took elements from the couple’s own wedding and spun it into a styled shoot in Raleigh, North Carolina. We love how a strategically placed string of twinkle lights can transform any space!

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From the photographer, Katie: Cole Gorman is a good friend of mine as well as a fellow photographer, so we decided to join forces and do a styled shoot together. I’m based in Boston and he is based in Raleigh, so I guess you can spin it as two photographers putting their ideas together to do a styled shoot in North Carolina. One of Cole’s couples from December agreed to be the models, so we took some elements from their actual wedding to create the theme of the shoot. Jared gave each of his groomsmen hand-knit ties to wear on the wedding day, and Amy had incorporated elements of wool throughout the wedding day. Our brainstorming sessions led us to our theme: Wool & Lights.

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From there, we found the perfect spot for the shoot: a quaint little farm in Wake Forest complete with chickens, lambs, and a cute cat named Bolt. Incorporating the lamb into the shoot was incredible as it tied the entire theme together. Cole and I found all of the silver, plate and glassware at local antique shops or thrift stores, and we worked with two incredible vendors who brought our vision to life. TreBella Florist in Durham is to thank for all the beautiful flowers, and they did a fantastic job taking our ideas and creating beautiful arrangements with pops of orange, pink & lavender. We also worked closely with Jamie Morehouse from Cakes to Envy for the super-unique cake she put together for the shoot. We told her the theme, and by the end of our meeting, she had an idea for a three-layer cake with balls of yarn as accents.

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Shoot Location: Raleigh/Durham, NC / Wedding Photographers: Katie Pietrowski (based in Boston, MA) and Cole Gorman of Blest Photography / Wedding Flowers: TreBella Florist / Wedding Cake: Cakes to Envy

Secret Garden Inspiration Shoot

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Okay, I am positively swooning over this styled shoot from Elissa Keno Events and shot by Kellie Kano, debuting a new wedding venue in the area called Stoneleigh Estate. Does it get much better than this rolling lawn, stunning architecture and peaches galore? And don’t even get me started on that breathtaking Jenny Packham gown.


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From the photographer, Kellie Kano: This inspiration shoot is an editorial that was shot for a new wedding venue called Stoneleigh Estate. It’s a gorgeous historic mansion in the rolling hills of Virginia with gardens designed by some of the most famous landscape architects around. I love the reflecting pool & moss covered brick on the terrace… it has such an old-world feel to it.

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Elissa & I pulled together a great group of talent for the shoot & loved what they created. Our inspiration came from the secret garden feel of the venue (also the location for ceremonies) and we decided to incorporate fresh fruit & succulents into the design to keep the southern-vintage feel. The linens, apple crates, glassware & silver are all vintage finds..even the table that was used is from one of my favorite vintage shops downtown.


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Robin with Maxie B’s made 2 darling cakes for us to use in our peach & grey color scheme & Elissa and I hand stamped the kraft bags for the peach favor table. Rachael with Tre Bella brought a stunning Jenny Packham gown for our model Kelsey to wear, AND she created the beautiful florals for the shoot (such a talented, amazing gal!).


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Wedding Vendors (Stanleytown, VA and Durham, NC):

Wedding Venue: Stoneleigh Estate / Wedding Photographer: Kellie Kano Photography / Event Design: Elissa Keno Events / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham from Tre Bella Bridal / Wedding Hair: Salon Medusa / Wedding Flowers: Tre Bella Florist / Wedding Invitations: Paperwhites Press / Bakery: Maxie B’s Bakery

Ontario Family Barn Wedding

DIY Weddings

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This Canadian wedding is reception decor inspiration in a realm of its own. Bridesmaid and photographer Sara Wilde shares the day with us, and it’s clear this is a true labor of love affair — the barn used for the wedding is owned by the bride’s grandfather, and both friends and family pitched in to make the day one to remember. We love how they incorporated the barn into their theme – their song request bucket on a pulley is our newest favorite rustic wedding idea!


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From the bride, Vicky: Being a graphic designer and visual stylist, I wanted to do as much as I could myself. My vision for the wedding started with an idea to make napkins for the tables in different patterns – yellow for the girls and grey for the boys. I also used these fabrics to make bunting and tassels which were used to decorate the space. My background in graphic design made me want to brand everything and the brown craft paper really worked with the space. The painted signs replicated the hand-drawn feeling of the font and the illustrations I did for the invitations and the wine and cider labels.

DIY Grandfather's Barn - A labor of love, Durham, Ontario by Sara Wilde Photography

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DIY Grandfather's Barn - A labor of love, Durham, Ontario by Sara Wilde Photography

We knew that we wanted a sentimental setting, and my Grandfather’s old chicken barn, turned out to be the perfect location. The building’s cinderblock structure mixed with the old wood loft and ceiling really complimented our aesthetic that is somewhere between industrial and rustic. Many weekends were spent cleaning and decorating at the barn with our family and friends. While the girls hung flags and added flowers to the tree chandelier, the boys built the bar out of barn boards salvaged from Ryan’s family’s property. We all worked together to add features like the cupcake stand made out of an old ladder, lighting made from sap pails and chicken feeder flower pots.


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DIY Grandfather's Barn - A labor of love, Durham, Ontario by Sara Wilde Photography

We wanted everyone to have a great time so we made sure that there would be lots to do – a photo booth, candy table, guest tree, and DJ request bucket. We also wanted everyone to have a space to be comfortable and get to know each other, so we included intimate seating areas and lots of high top tables to mingle at around the bar.


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DIY Grandfather's Barn - A labor of love, Durham, Ontario by Sara Wilde Photography


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Wedding Vendors (Durham, Ontario, Canada):

Wedding Venue: Bride’s Grandfather’s barn / Wedding Photographer and Photobooth: Sara Wilde Photography / Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Bride’s Headpiece and Veil: Vicky P Design / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Made by groom’s mother / Bridesmaids’ Accessories: Vicky P Design / Wedding Hair: Kristen Whetham / Wedding Makeup: Jenna Voss / Groomsmen’s Suits: Gorman’s Menswear / Wedding Flowers: Durham Florists / Wedding Caterer: Green Door Cafe / Cupcakes: Cake Creations by Renee van der Heide / Invitations and Stationery: Vicky P Design / Officiant: Pastor Randy Liedtke / DJ: Sensational Sounds DJ Service