Leah and Ben: A Romantic Spring Wedding at Duke Gardens

I’m so excited to share the romantic spring wedding of Leah and Ben! They met at Duke Law school but, it wasn’t until they both ended up working for the same law firm in NYC that they realized there was something more between them.

When they became engaged they felt Durham was the perfect place for their wedding weekend. The spring in NC is beautiful! Plus, they would sharing be with their guests a town they love and the place where their love story really began.

Both Leah and Ben were heavily involved in every detail of the planning. They were a real team! They wanted a romantic and fresh look so they chose a palette of crisp white with shades of coral, pink, and subtle touches of green. One of my favorite details was the invitation. Leah hand wrote hand wrote every single invitation to her guests! She had a background in calligraphy and found it very soothing after a long day of work to indulge in writing. For the wedding program Inidgo Envelope took her calligraphy and formatted it to fit perfectly into the printed wedding programs. Such a personal touch! I also loved Ben’s dad as the best man. He was so sweet!

After a lovely ceremony in the Duke Gardens amphitheater guests moved to the main pavilion where they enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres of scallion pancakes with peking duck and brie tartlets with fig jam followed by a delicious dinner from The Catering Company of Chapel Hill.  After dinner it was time for the first dance and Leah changed into a special red dress so she could really move on the dance floor! For dessert guests enjoyed a variety of cakes but, were treated to a full ice cream Sunday bar. It was a huge hit!

I hope you enjoy these images and get inspired for your own wedding day!

Kings Daughters Inn Calligraphy wedding invitation

First look BoutonierreTiffany blue bridesmaid dressesFather best manCalligraphy wedding programDuke Gardens ceremony Bride and dad walking down aisleSummer wedding

duke gardens weddingFirst kiss

Outdoor wedding ceremony

Tented receptionChandelier with flowersEthereal wedding

Wedding cakes

Lace table numbersWedding toasts

Guest bookEscort cards

Red dress first dance

First danceDurham weddingIce cream stationCoral wedding

Wedding hershey kisses

 

Vendors

Wedding Planner-  A Swanky Affair

Venue- Duke Gardens

Caterer- The Catering Company of Chapel Hill

Rentals- Party Reflections

Photography- Casey Rose Photography

Ceremony music- Elegant Ensembles 

Reception Music- Joe Bunn DJ

Flowers- Tre Bella Flowers

Cakes- Details Cake Design

Lighting- Get Lit Special Event Lighting

Ice Cream Bar- The Freezing Pointe

Videography- Jon Clark Weddings

Wedding party transportation- EcoStyle

Guest Transportation- Duke Transit

Hair and Makeup- Onloktion