Maddy & Joe: A Wedding That Rocked!

What more could you want in a wedding? Great food, perfect weather, beautiful flowers, a gorgeous bride and groom…..and a rock star!

Maddy and Joe were married in mid April at Cafe Parizade in Durham, the place where they first met. They wanted to create a wedding that was energetic, fun, and reflected their passion for good food and great music. For the ceremony they really rocked it out with “Nothing Else Matters, ” by Metallica for the processional and, “Thunderstuck, ” by AC/DC for the recessional. After the ceremony guests enjoyed a  cocktail hour with  fresh oysters, scallops, lamb pops, short rib sliders, crab cakes, and home-made pates. Yum!!! For dinner guests were invited to the dining room where Maddy chose a sleek, modern design of lilies, orchids, and hydrangea for the centerpieces. After dinner guests were invited back to the courtyard  where DJ Joe Bunn rocked the crowd for a while and then….the special surprise. Maddy and Joe hired Ed Kowalczyk of LIVE to perform for the guests. The crowd was mesmerized as they listened to him  perform  Maddy and Joe’s favorite songs. Definitely a unique treat to have a rock star perform at your wedding!

Congratulations to an amazing couple and thanks for allowing  A Swanky Affair to be a part of it all! 



Wedding Planner- A Swanky Affair– Amanda Scott

Venue- Cafe Parizade

Officiant- Terry-Michael Newell

Ceremony and Reception Music- Joe Bunn of Joe Bunn DJ

Special Perforamance- Ed Kowalczyk

Linen Rentals- CE Rental

Rentals- Party Reflections 

Flowers- A Watered Garden

Cake- Swank Cake

Photographer- Riley Maclean

Videography- Heart Stone Films

Lighting- No Regret Productions

Hair and Make Up- Posh Salon

Wedding Dress- Victorian Rose Bridals

Sound Equipment- Rock Quarry Productions

Seating chart and table numbers- Calligraphy by Carrie