I always love photographing weddings but it is an EXTRA bonus to photograph the engagement, the bridals AND the wedding and with Kate and Julian – that was just the case. I love this couple and I love that I got to share in so many special events of their wedding.
The day arrived – it was derby day; Kentucky Derby day that is, and you could not have asked for more perfect NC weather than that early May day. It was perfection and the weather was the icing on the mint julep for this great wedding. All things classic and elegant with a tinge of country charm was the theme of the day.
Shortly after the wedding Kate and Julian decided to start a new adventure in a move to Wilmington, NC with promises to return to Durham frequently for visits with family and friends. Well, I am going to hold them to it because I really hope that I get to continue to document special moments for this fantastic couple as they grow old together.
I do hope that you enjoy a few of my favorites from this great Derby Day wedding in Durham and Hillsborough, NC! It was a day not to ever be forgotten! Enjoy Part ONE!
Rebecca & Annie
Ladies Hair & Make-up : Posh the Salon – Durham, NC
Kate’s Dress : Steven Birnbaum at Belissima – Salisbury, NC
Kate’s Shoes : Badgley Mischka
Jewelry : Mikimoto Pearls – gift from the groom
Officiant : Taylor Mills – Pastor Trinity United Methodist Church – Durham, NC
Ceremony : Trinity United Methodist Church – Durham, NC
Ceremony Coordination : Annette Morgan & Vera Stewart with Trinity United Methodist Church – Durham, NC
Reception : Ayr Mount – Hillsborough, NC
Rentals : CE Rentals & Grand Rental Station/Capital Events – Raleigh, NC
Accommodations : The Hilton Garden Inn – Durham, NC
Flowers : Stephanie with Ninth Street Flowers – Durham, NC
Wedding Cake : Hummingbird Bakery – Durham, NC
Wedding Coordination : Monica Noa with Nouveau Events – Raleigh, NC
Entertainment : Swift Creek – Triangle of NC
Videography : Jeremy Russell with A Special Moment – Raleigh, NC
Catering : Porchetta – Raleigh, NC
Beverages and Spirits : Fullsteam Brewery, Raleigh Brewing Company, & Triangle Brewing Company