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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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Emily and Mike’s big day in October was truly one of a kind. This Chapel Hill wedding took place in a gorgeous secluded garden behind the home of the bride’s father. Between the large cedars and pines and the babbling streams this venue felt like a setting out of a fairy tale.
Makeup Art by Jenny did the bride’s makeup.
The bride and groom took some time to connect and snap a few photos, thanks to Jeremy Lange, before the ceremony took place.
The couple had a sitar player perform background music while the guests were seated.
This statuesque tree was the perfect backdrop for the bride and groom to exchange vows.

Natural elements were even incorporated into the favors. The bride did these DIY centerpieces of potted impatiens which the guests took home as favors at the end of the evening.

Mercury Band from New York set the mood for the reception with their music. A cocktail hour in the garden followed the ceremony before guests moved under the tend provided by Party Reflections for dinner.

Catering Company of Chapel Hill served a delicious Asian inspired menu.

The cake was an angel cake made by one of the bride’s friends.

How creative is this origami cake topper?

This bohemian inspired photo booth was a surprise from the bride’s brother.

After dinner, the wedding party and guests moved back out into the garden for an evening of dancing.
Xoxo,
Erin

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I LOVE barn weddings. I am an expert NC Wedding Planner for barns!

Here are some of the professional pictures from the super talented Nancy Thomas with Nancy Thomas Photo. She took some gorgeous pictures!



Tre Bella Florist did such a
gorgeous job. They were such a compliment to this naturally beautiful setting.
Reverend Kayelily Middleton did a fantastic job and it was a beautiful and personal ceremony!

The bride and groom were making this as much of a Green Wedding as possible. Instead of printing new placecards, they reused the response cards and used twine to hang them. It look so cute, I can’t stand it!! For their centerpieces they had all of their friends collect wine bottles over the past year. It added such unique character to the tables!




How romantic is this picture????

Edible Art did a very nice job on the cake!

There we delicious s’mores late night! Yum-O (thank you Rachel Ray)


Congratulations to such a fantastic couple!!

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Yesterday was a hot, hot day and I believe (or I hope) I lost 5 lbs from all my work in the heat! It was a gorgeous day for Lonna and Clay’s wedding at the Barn at Valhalla. It looked amazing during the day, but at night it was breathtaking! Of course these are not professional pictures, I will post them when I get them.


The luminaries led the way to the ceremony site, which took place under a huge gorgeous tree. We had lanterns hanging from it and at night it was amazing!

The bride really wanted a green wedding. She had her friends save all their wine bottles for her to put the flowers for the centerpieces, that were done by Tre Bella. She did gorgeous bouquets also.


They had s’mores out for the guest to make after dinner, the guests loved them!


We turned the barn into the place to be after dinner. We dimmed the lights and had the lanterns lighting the room and of course hundreds of candles!!

Edible Art did a very nice job with their cake.


It was a great wedding for a truly fantastic couple!!!

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