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Sondi and Matt: Wedding | The Cookery. Durham, North Carolina

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Event Planner: Events by Emily // Venue: The Cookery // Caterer: Donovan’s Dish // All 1,970 cookies: baked by Gramma in her oven, at home, and they were delicious // Hair and Makup: The Makeup Culture // Rentals: American Party Rentals // Florals: Bowerbird Flowers // Wedding Dress: Catherine Deane // Second Photographer: Jamie Grimes

Stephanie & Danny: Wedding | Duke Chapel and The Cookery. Durham, North Carolina

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Wedding Venue: Duke University Chapel // Reception Venue: The Cookery // Hair & Makeup: Makeup By Ashley Mooney // Caterer: Durham Catering Co. // Event Planner: The Wedding Woman // Cake: The Mad Hatter's Cafe + Bakeshop // Band: Irresistible Groove // Calligraphy: Marika Wendelken calligrapher // Invitations: Goosefish Press #kindyafeelthelovetonight

Jen & Muns: A New Years Eve Wedding at The Cookery | Durham, North Carolina

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A special thank you to Beth Mann, of Early Bird Photography, for second shooting.

All the amazing vendors:
Venue: The Cookery    //   Hair and Makeup: Wink Hair & Makeup    //   Officiant: NC Secular Weddings    //    Florist: Tre Bella    //    Cake: Simply Cakes    //    Caterer: Donovan's Dish    //    Transportation: Carolina Livery


Dustin & Erin | New Sharon UMC & The Cookery. Durham, NC

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Family is important for Erin and Dustin. Family is what made this wedding extra special. 44 years ago, in 1971, Erin's parents walked down the very same aisle for their wedding (You'll see one of their wedding photos in this blog post. You'll know it when you see it.) Erin's grandfather has a special tree out back (we photographed them under it). We recreated a photo of Erin and Dustin running out of the church, with rose petals being tossed at them, just like her parent's photos. Besides that, it was just a wonderful day! There were giddy little flower girls, a group of ladies who were obviously long time great friends, huge smiles (Erin has the best smile ever!), lots of love, fabulous people and just beauty everywhere I turned. 

On to the photos.

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The AMAZING vendors. 
My favorite favorite wedding planner ever: Amanda Scott, A Swanky Affair   //   Ceremony Venue: New Sharon UMC in Hillsborough, NC   //   Officiant: Carl Belcher   //   Church Flowers: The Flower Patch   //   Pianist: Tim Smith   //   Violinist: Mary Garabedian   //   Hair: Carla Carden   //   Makeup: Seema Aziz   //   Florist: Bloomin Rose   //   Reception Venue: The Cookery   //   Chalkboard Calligraphy: MW Calligraphy   //   Caterer: Donovan's Dish   //   Cake: Publix   //   Photography: Rebecca Ames Photography   //   DJ: Damien Mass   //  Rentals: CE Rentals   //   Transportation: S&H Transportation   //   Plates: China Dolls

Meredith & Stephen: Wedding | The Cookery. Durham, NC

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Meredith and Stephen met singing in the Duke Choir, the Duke Vespers. They were friends for a long time. I am so glad that they decided to become a couple. They are so stinking cute together. I really really like them both. They are good people and incredibly fun to be around. So are their friends! Everybody was so nice and I want to just inject myself into their circles (Hi Christie!!) and invite myself over for dinner. Their wedding was the same way. I cried like a baby during the ceremony, when I wasn't laughing. The Vespers added to the mood, by singing during the ceremony. When the ceremony was all over, the Mint Julep Jazz Band kept the guests tearing it up on the dance floor (Thanks for twirling me around the dance floor Ben!). The Cookery, along with the swinging jazz and Meredith's dress really gave the wedding a very 1920's vintage feel. Very smokey, dark, jazz club. It reminded me of this bar I used to frequent in Big Sky, MT.  It was incredible. But the wedding still screamed out, Durham!!!! I love their details, including the North Carolina magnets, the peach jam, the musical horns, and the market lights. It was perfect.

Thanks to all the AMAZING vendors who made the day absolutely perfect. You rocked this wedding. Amanda Scott, at A Swanky Affair, made the day smooth and beautiful as always. I love her. Oh, and that cake was the best wedding cake I've ever had. YUM!!! It was a lemon cake. Not too sweet, just perfect. As were the chocolate covered strawberries, that's where you could find me once they were on the table.

p.s. I saw this article on the internet somewhere about animated gif's and thought I'd try it, what do you think?

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Getting Ready Location: The King's Daughters Inn   |   Wedding and Reception Venue: The Cookery  |  Wedding and Event Coordinator: Amanda Scott, A Swanky Affair  |  Catering: Durham Catering Co.  |  Ceremony Music: The Duke Vespers  |  Cake: Details Cake Design  |  Flowers: Ninth Street Flowers  |  Officiant: Rev. Meghan Feldmeyer  |  Rentals: American Party Rentals  |  Linens: CE Rentals  |  Bridal Party Hair: 140 Salon and Dry Bar