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Heather and Joe’s Duke Chapel wedding and Carolina Inn reception had the perfect vibrant spring color palette. This was such a fantastic couple to work with! They were so much fun to plan with!
We love to create custom inspiration boards for our couples when we began the planning and design process. Here’s a peek at Heather and Joe’s inspiration board:

Who doesn’t love seeing inspiration turn into an exquisite reality? Here are some of our favorite images from Heather & Joe’s wedding inspiration turned real wedding day.


Thanks to Kevin Milz for these amazing images.

Love the sash and brooch on Heather’s strapless lace gown. Heather’s dress was from one of our favorite wedding gown boutiques, Tre Bella Bridal in Durham.

Heather’s vintage inspired red shoes were the perfect little bit of colorful fun peeking out from under her dress.

Shorter length cocktail dresses are a great option for bridesmaids because they are sure to be worn again.

Ask your photographer to take plenty of detail pictures. It’s easy to overlook the detail elements of your big day when you get caught up in the excitement of your wedding and reception.

What an aisle to walk down! Duke Chapel is one of the most sought after Durham wedding venues.

The faithful bridesmaids lend a hand in bustling the bride’s gown.

The bride and groom decided to enter their black and yellow reception ballroom to the Steeler fight song “Black & Yellow” to pay homage to their favorite team.

The English Garden provided these dazzling floral arrangements. Next to the black linens, these yellow roses are very vibrant. And the height of these arrangements created an impressive effect without blocking guests’ view.

The stationary was incredible for the wedding! We mimicked the design on the cake and used the coupled monogram. This fantastic cake design is from Swank Cakes.

Guests also enjoyed pink sherbet at this southern class Carolina Inn reception.

As favors, the couple chose to give guests Bone Sucking BBQ sauce (a favorite of the groom’s) and deliciously sweet maple cookies from the bride’s home town.

Congratulations, Heather & Joe!!!

xoxo, Erin

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Here are some of the highlights of Shaina & Walter’s big day. This gorgeous winter wedding took place at Duke Chapel with a reception at The Carolina Inn. Both venues were the perfect backdrop for a day full of elegance and sophistication. 

Michael McLamb of Fleurtations Weddings & Events did the simply stunning floral arrangements.

Thanks to F8 Photo Studios for capturing every perfect detail of Shaina & Walter’s special day.

Love the vintage detailing on Shaina’s dress, a popular trend this year.

Denise Hutter of Images by Denise did a beautiful job with the ladies’ hair and make-up.

The bride and groom are both singers. And as a special gift for her groom, the bride planned a surprise serenade of love songs she performed along with a few friends.

Little details, such as votives with floating flowers, give this table a romantic touch.

Centerpieces composed of twirled branches and delicate hanging flowers are the perfect way to make a stylish statement without overpowering the table or blocking the guests’ cross table conversations.

Nothing quite like the elegant southern class of The Carolina Inn.

Congratulations, Shaina & Walter!

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