Adam & Jennifer’s Duke Gardens Wedding in Durham, NC

Last November, I met up with Adam & Jennifer at the American Tobacco District for an early morning, awesome engagement shoot. On Sunday April 17, 2011, I was back with them for what was a fantastic wedding at Duke Gardens.

Everyone started the morning out at the King’s Daughters Inn in Durham, NC. Recently having gone through a complete renovation, this boutique B&B was immaculate. From the one-of-a-kind rooms everyone was getting ready in, to the ground level sunroom, this inn had it all. In addition to the expected getting-ready events, we also had a first look with Adam & Jennifer seeing each other before the ceremony; as well as a tea ceremony and most of the formal photos. I should mention, Jennifer has an extraordinary sense of style. She not only had set up all the details you see (the plates, flowers, chopstick seating arrangements, and so on, but she hand made all the gifts for the bridesmaids.  You see those really cool oversized bags in the photos? She bought the materials, cut it out, sewed it, wrapped it. I know everyone was REALLY impressed and thinks she should start an ETSY site selling them).

A shuttle bus took the bridal party to Duke Gardens, where we took a light stroll, got lots of well-deserved attention from everyone at the gardens, and took some more bridal party photos. Heading back to the main center, Adam & Jennifer had a beautiful ceremony at the water’s edge, followed by a great cocktail hour and an amazing multi-course dinner served up by the great Triangle Catering. (This was my second wedding in one month with Michelle and crew from Triangle Catering, and I am really looking forward to a third wedding with them this month when I’m back with her at the Cotton Room).

Stone Age Romeos kicked it into high gear and by 11pm on a Sunday night, the crowd was chanting for one more song.  Three songs later, they were forced to pull the plug haha! It was one of those nights where no one left early and everyone could have kept going for hours. Instead, the crowd gathered outside, lit up sparklers and Adam & Jennifer walked out happier than ever.

I should also mention, the beautiful cake was provided by Mad Hatter’s Bake Shop. Flowers were from Tre Bella Florist, and hair was done up by Posh the Salon. High Country Video did an amazing job creating the movie, part of which can be seen here.

Cheers to Adam & Jennifer! Let’s enjoy some photos :)

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