Tori and David: A Classic Wedding at Duke Chapel and Bay 7

Tori and David’s gorgeous summer wedding took place in August at Duke Chapel and Bay 7 at American Tobacco. Both attended Duke University and wanted to come back to the  place where their love began as undergraduates!

During the planning process Tori and her mom (who was instrumental with details as Tori took her bar exams) knew they wanted a classic and romantic look. And it was achieved! The bridesmaids stunned in emerald green dresses while the men wore classic black tuxes. And, while the reception was at an industrial venue, we create a romantic vibe with the crystal chandeliers from Get Lit Special Event Lighting and stunning flowers from Meristem Floral.

We hope you enjoy these images from the always fabulous Graham Terhune Photography and get inspired for your own big day!


Wedding Planner-  A Swanky Affair

Ceremony Venue- Duke Chapel

Reception Venue- Bay 7 at American Tobacco

Photographer- Graham Terhune

Band- Right 2 Party

Lighting- Get Lit Special Event Lighting

Flowers- Meristem Floral

Videography- Heartstone Films

Transportation- Ecostyle

Rentals- CE Rentals

Hair and Makeup- Wink Hair and Makeup

Cake- Guglhuph Bakery

Men’s Formal Wear- The Black Tux

Late Night Food Truck- Pie Pushers

Cocktail Hour Music- Triangle String Quartet

Vintage Car- Fantasy Limousine Inc.

Photo Booth- Party Brothers Photo Booth


Laura and Dominick: A Contemporary Rustic Wedding at The Angus Barn

Laura and Dominick were married this past spring with a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Angus Barn. What is particularly unique about their wedding was that neither one had connections to the Triangle area! Laura and Dominick met while attending the London School of Business but, were from different states and had attended different undergrad schools. In addition they had made friends all across the US and abroad, so they were looking for a location that would be not only beautiful but, also easy for travel. So, Raleigh was it!

The color palette of soft greens, pinks, and whites was perfect for spring! Tre Bella Florist provided soft and romantic flowers which perfectly complimented the rustic elements. Laura found adorable wood slabs for the name cards on Etsy and her parents made the chicken wire frame for the seating chart and drove it all the way from Montana! After the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails on the patio and then moved inside for dinner and fun! DJ Steve Stowe of  Bunn DJ  kept the guests partying on the dance floor while Zim Zoom kept people smiling and laughing in the photo booth!

I hope you enjoy these images from Michael Moss Photography and get inspired for your own wedding day!


Wedding Planner – A Swanky Affair
Officiant- Rich Cox
Venue- The Angus Barn
Flowers- Tre Bella

Ceremony Music- Save the Date Music
Photography- Michael Moss Photography
Photo Booth- Zim Zoom Photo Booth
DJ- Bunn DJ Company
Rentals- CE Rentals
Videography- Twenty One Films
Hair and make up- Makeupforyourday
Transportation- S&H Transportation

Cupcakes- Sugarland










Lacey & Rob-Art Deco Inspired Wedding at American Tobacco

Lacey and Rob’s wedding was perfection! From the elegant art deco vibe, to the delicious food, incredible lighting, and florals, no detail was missed.

The day started off with a little drizzle but, that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit! The intimate and laughter filled ceremony took place on the mezzanine of Bay 7. Afterwards guests feasted on    delicious appetizers provided by the Angus Barn and enjoyed playing some of the couples favorite games including Hungry Hippos and Battleship. Everyone moved downstairs for dinner where they dined in elegance under custom made chandeliers by Get Lit and enjoyed the romantic florals provided by Tre Bella.  One of my favorite touches were the candelabras, a perfect way to bring in the vintage vibe. And there were so many surprises! Lacey’s parents surprised the couple with artist  Dan Nelson painting their first dance. Lacey surprised Rob by changing their first dance song. It was replaced by a recording of her singing Feels Like Home (click the link to listen). And finally, Lacey’s singing group Avante surprised Lacey and Rob with a special performance after dinner. So many unexpected elements made for a lot of joy and laughter throughout the evening!

We hope you enjoy these images from the fabulous Mikkel Paige Photography and get inspired for your own day!

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Planner- A Swanky Affair

Venue and Caterer- The Angus Barn at Bay 7 

Rentals- CE Rentals

Cake- Details Cake Design

Flowers- Tre Bella Florals

Dress- Tre Bella Bridal

Men’s Suits- Allure Bridal

Bridesmaid dresses- Ideel

Lighting- GetLit Special Event Lighting

Photography- Mikkel Paige Photography

Videography- Reel Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Music- Kent Blooms for Joe Bunn DJ 

Ceremony and Special Performances- Avante Vocal Jazz

Candleabras- Table of Contents

Officiant- Rev. Debra Cayer

Transportation- Greenway Transit 

Make Up- Thuy’s Color Studio

Hair- Allison Thomas

Live Artist- Dan Nelson Art

Cake Topper- SunFla

Invitations- Elli

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Guest Book- Define Design 11

Lenox & Bradford- Romantic Winter Wedding at Duke Chapel and The Angus Barn

There is something magical about a holiday wedding! Lenox and Bradford were married this past December just before Christmas. The wedding held a lot of elegant details, from the bridal party’s sophisticated blush dresses to the men’s black tuxes. But, the wedding didn’t lack fun! From the amazing Sleeping Booty Band  to the Santa hats and antler ears for all the guests, this wedding was all about the party!

The Angus Barn provided an incredible menu which included fried oysters, mini burger sliders, beef tenderloin, and ahi tuna with seaweed salad. And A Watered Garden Florist created a winter wonderland with 5 huge Christmas trees and tables filled with magnolia garlands, barley twist candle sticks, giant pine cones, and antlers.

Enjoy these photos and get inspired for your own fabulous winter wedding!

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Wedding Planner- A Swanky Affair– Amanda Scott

Ceremony Venue- Duke Chapel

Reception Venue- Angus Barn

Photography- Graham Terhune Photography

Videography- Inkspot Crow

Flowers- Watered Garden Florist

Rentals- Party Reflections

Linens- CE Rentals

Lighting- Getlit Special Event Lighting

Cake- Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Makeup- Bailey and Scott

Hair- Parlor Dry Bar

Band- Sleeping Booty Band

Transportation- Horizon Coach Lines

Vintage Car- Classy Transportation

Chalk Boards and ceremony programs- Calligraphy Plus

Invitations- Reave’s Engraving

Bride’s Dress- Lea Ann Belter from Traditions by Anna

Men’s Suits- Jos A Banks

Megan & Scott- Summer Wedding at Duke Chapel and Bay 7

I am so excited to present this beautiful summer wedding in Durham! Megan and Scott both attended Duke undergraduate but, didn’t meet until they both enrolled in a masters program at the university. Since Duke represented such a large part of their lives, Durham was the perfect place to exchange vows and celebrate with their friends!

I had such a great time planning with Megan and her mom, Kathleen. They made a great team and I admire their close bond. Of course, the groom did get some input. Especially in choosing the cake from the always fabulous Art of Cake! My favorite part about weddings are the personal touches. In this case, it was Megan’s custom gown created with restored Alecon lace from her mother’s own wedding dress.

After a beautiful Catholic  ceremony at Duke Chapel the guests headed to the  reception at the historic  Bay 7 at  American Tobacco where they enjoyed amazing food from The Angus Barn, including some Maryland style crab cakes in honor of Megan’s home town. After dinner guests got down  with the fabulous Rhythm Nation and danced all night long!

We hope you enjoy these photos by Walter and Walters and get inspired for your own big day!

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Wedding Planner- A Swanky Affair– Amanda Scott

Ceremony- Duke Chapel

Reception Venue- Bay 7 

Chair and Linen Rental- Party Reflections

Napkins – CE Rentals

Florist- Tre Bella Florist

Stationary- Indigo Envelope

Lighting- Getlit Special Event Lighting

Cake- The Art of Cake

Transportation- Duke Transit

Hair and Make Up- Posh Salon

Photography- Walters and Walters

Videography- Hart to Heart Media

Band- Rhythm Nation

Wedding Dress-  Jill Andrews Gowns in Baltimore

Men’s Formal Wear- Vera Wang at Men’s Wearhouse

Dorie & Andrew-Duke Chapel and Modern Warehouse Wedding

I am so excited to share this wonderful wedding from last September! Dorie and Andrew worked together as a team to plan every detail from start to finish. For the colors they chose dark blue and white. These colors celebrated the love for their alma mater, Duke, and complimented the beautiful stained glass windows of Duke Chapel.  One of my favorite details was the men’s blue and white striped ties and cummerbunds that matched the striped ribbons on the bridesmaids bouquets. A special touch were the custom  navy blue bridesmaids dresses by Andrew’s cousins company, Thread. For the reception Dorie and Andrew chose a classic, yet contemporary design using blue and white linens with a trellis pattern. For the florals they kept the look clean and fresh using all white flowers including tall ceneterpieces of cala lillies.  Durham Catering created an amazing menu. The guests started with a  plated salad of local heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and avocado drizzled with pesto and balsamic vinegar. Afterwards, guests enjoyed a wide variety of food stations, including a Southern station with NC style bbq and hushpuppies. One of my favorite memories of the evening was during dinner when Dorie turned to me raving about the hushpuppies and tried to hand me one. They were just that good!

We hope you enjoy the incredible pictures by Walters and Walters.


Wedding Planner-A Swanky Affair-Amanda Scott

Ceremony Venue- Duke Chapel

Reception Venue- Bay 7 at American Tobacco

Caterer-Durham Catering

Florist- Tre Bella Flowers

Rentals- Party Reflections

Linens- Party Tables

Cake- Swank Cake

Photography- Walters and Walters

Cocktail Hour Music- Save the Date Music

Band- The Dickens

Hair and Make Up- Makeupforyourday

Menswear- Jos. A Bank

Cummerbunds- High Cotton Ties

Bridesmaids Dresses- Thread

Wedding Dress- Ramona Keveza

Stationary- Reaves Engraving

Seating Chart- Calligraphy by Carrie

Lighting- Total Production Services

Wine and Beer- Chapel Hill Wine Company

Accommodations- The Washington Duke Inn

Transportation- Duke Transit

Rehearsal Dinner- 604 at West Village

After Party- Tyler’s Tap Room

Wedding Day Luncheon and Sunday Brunch- The Washington Duke Inn