niki + james // wedding . durham nc

We are getting ready to head out of town for another weekend of weddings, but wanted to leave you guys with some of our favorite photos from Niki & James' big day.

I'm so glad this couple & their wonderful family found us after a last minute change of plans to photograph their wedding! I was even more thrilled when I heard that Niki & James wanted to see each other before the ceremony for some "first look" photographs. We encourage all of our couples to do this, as it allows the day to flow so much more smoothly & lets you go straight to the reception from the ceremony, without keeping your guests waiting. Plus, you will have some fun photos to document that special first moment that you lay eyes on each other. :)

Love this shot of the guys! Looking pretty tough. ;)

Niki did her own flower arrangements & they turned out great!

The ceremony & reception were both at [ Bay 7 ] in Durham.

[ C + D Events ] did a great job coordinating & planning the day. Loved the rustic look of the site too. [ Bay 7 ] used to be a tobacco mill, so has lots of great brick walls, exposed metal beams & wooden floors.

I cannot rave enough about how well-put-together & absolutely delicious the cake was!! [ Ashley Cakes ] is a husband & wife team that does an amazing job - definitely check them out if you are in need of a great cake!

The grand entrance.

James was in an acapella group in college called Grain of Time, & they all got together for a fun performance of a few of their songs at the wedding.

Thanks again, Niki & James - & Carol for all of your help! :)

venues :
portraits . [ Duke Gardens ]
ceremony + reception . [ Bay 7 ]

vendors :
wedding planner . [ C + D Events ]
party rentals . [ Raleigh Classic Party Rentals ]
dj . Marcus Ward with [ Morse Entertainment ]
caterer . [ Rocky Top Hospitality ]
cake . [ Ashley Cakes ]

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! I know the bride and groom will be excited to see these photos. The reception looks like it was a lot of fun.
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