Rebecca Ames Photography | Raleigh Durham Wedding Photographer

The Launch Party at The Parlour at Mann's Chapel | Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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I was so thrilled when I got the email asking if I would photograph the launch party at The Parlour at Manns Chapel. Wedding venues are so important, it really lends to the feel of the whole day and I had been hearing such cool things about the renovation of this one. When I showed up, I totally fell in love and thought this place is going to be HUGE! I hadn't really seen anything like it, in the Triangle. It's an old chapel without being an old chapel. The place is owned by two of the sweetest ladies, Yvette and Aimee and they did the BEST job renovating this old chapel that was originally built in 1887. What's especially cool, I ended up moving in. I'm in the Cheese Room and I will forever call it The Cheese Room. Anyways, back to the launch party. So many people showed up. Magazines, local vendors, planners, photographers, everyone was here. It was so cool to see so many friends. I cannot wait to see the first wedding here. It's going to be GORGEOUS!

All the amazing vendors who contributed to the launch!

The Parlour at Manns Chapel   //  Kast Events   //   Krystal Kast Photographers   //   Hello, Prickly Pear (calligraphy)  //   Bull City Cigars   //   CE Rentals   //   Durham Catering Company   //   Goat Lady Dairy   //   Themeworks Creative   //   Get Lit Special Event Lighting   //   Bunn DJ Co   //  Fairgame Beverage   //   Slice Pie Company   //   Beau Catering   //   Sugar Euphoria   //   Idalou Weddings   //   Makeup for Your Day   //   J Faith Studio   //   Indigo Envelope   //   Party Tables   //   Full Steam Brewery   //    Chicken Bridge Bakery   //   Rebecca Ames Photography

I moved!!!!! | The Parlour at Manns Chapel. Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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You guys. I daydream. A lot! I daydream about lots of things, traveling the world, living on a boat in the Mediterranean, eating everything I love all the time, having a pet cat (except I am allergic to cats), winning the lottery, my kids keeping their room clean and having a little office/studio space all of my own. Well, the last one has happened!!! Yesterday was the best day because I got to move into my own office in the best location. I am now working inside my own little office inside The Parlour at Manns Chapel, in Chapel Hill!!! It's adorable and I share the building with the owners of this wonderful wedding venue, Yvette and Aimee, Krystal Kast Photographers (my dear, wonderful friend) and Kast Events (Cheryl-Anne is just an amazing wedding planner)! I feel like we are all going to be great friends in no time at all because they are all the kindest, sweetest people, and I am just over joyed with my new space. OVERJOYED!!! It's beautiful! I especially cannot wait for some bits of furniture to arrive to give it that finished feel. I had this moment of total elation when I turned off the lights and locked my door yesterday. It was such a good feeling.

I am going to be doing all my edits here as well as all my future meetings and consults! No more coffeehouses!!! I am so thrilled about every single bit of this news! Feel free to come join me and chat. I'll be here Monday through Friday from 8:20 to 2:15. Just pop in and say HELLO!!!

The only downside: I cannot stay in yoga pants all day.

Heather & Colin: Wedding | First Presbyterian Church and Bay 7. Durham, North Carolina

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You can see all of the images and order prints here.

A special thank you to Christine Prisk for second shooting for me.

All of the amazing vendors!
Event Coordinator: Erin McLean Events, Tia Jones   //   Getting Ready Location: The Durham Hotel   // Hair and Makeup: Posh Salon   //   Florist: Tre Bella   //   Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church, Durham   //   Officiant: Marilyn Hedgpeth   //   Reception Venue: Bay 7   //   Caterer: The Angus Barn   //   Cake: Ashley's Cakes   //    DJ: Joe Bunn DJ Company, Mitch   //   Lighting: Get Lit