Anna and Brandon- Relaxed Elegance at Duke Gardens

Anna and Brandon have the sweetest love story. It all began in Brandon’s senior year at Duke when he told his music professor (Anna’s father) that he was attending medical school in Rochester the following year. It turned out that Anna was attending the same school! So Anna’s dad gave Brandon her contact information. They met up their first week in Rochester and needless to say, the rest is history!

After they became engaged they decided Durham was the perfect location for their wedding. Anna and Brandon wanted an elegant yet relaxed vibe so they chose the lovely Duke Gardens as their venue.

The had a perfect spring day with gorgeous sun and warm temps. Blue Bird Meadows provided spring flowers in shades of pink, coral, and orange. The crystal chandeliers from Get Lit were just the right touch for a little added elegance! After dinner guests moved inside where they rocked it out to the fabulous Adrian Duke Project. And as a special touch, guests were given Anna’s home made granola as favors.

I hope you enjoy the photos and get inspired for your own wedding day!

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Wedding Planner- A Swanky Affair

Venue- Duke Gardens

Photography- Robin Lin Photography

Caterer- The Catering Company of Chapel Hill

Rentals- Party Reflections

Officiant- Russel Clover

Ceremony Music- Mallarme Chamber Players

Reception Music- The Adrian Duke Project

Lighting- Get Lit Special Event Lighting

Hair and Make up- One Forty Salon and Blow Dry Bar

Flowers- Blue Bird Meadows

Cakes- Yellow Bird Baking

Stationary- Indigo Envelope

Wedding Dress- Tre Bella Bridal

Men’s Formal Wear- Bernard’s Formal Wear

Transportation- EcoStyle