Katie & Mark- Colorful Summer wedding at Duke Gardens

I love my job and it’s a pleasure to meet and work with such amazing couples!  Katie and Mark were no exception. When we started planning Katie was seeking dual degrees from both the Kenan Flagler business school at UNC and the Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke. Needless to say, a busy woman! Mark was also involved with opening Social Games and Brew on Main St. in Durham, a very cool place to grab a drink and have some fun. But, all of this work leaves little time for wedding planning so, I was happy to step in and create a beautiful summer wedding to reflect their personalities and style.

Duke Gardens provided the perfect backdrop for their intimate summer wedding. Yellow and shades of coral were used in everything from the beautiful stationary designed by Indigo Envelope and in the gorgeous flowers from Eclectic Sage. One of my favorite details were the cube chandeliers with hanging flowers. Simply stunning!

We hope you enjoy these photos from the amazing Live View Studios and get inspired for your own big day!

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Wedding Planner- A Swanky Affair

Venue- Duke Gardens

Caterer- Durham Catering

Officiant- Heidi Gessner

Tent Rental: Classic Party Rentals

Rentals- Party Reflections

Flowers- Eclectic Sage

Cake- Daisy Cakes

Stationary- Indigo Envelope

Lighting- GetLit Special Event Lighting

Photography- Live View Studios

Ceremony and Reception Music- DJ Dae Emerson

Transportation- Greenway Transit

Hair and make up- Bella Trio