April & Daniel, Washington Duke Inn - Durham, NC

May 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Rain on your wedding day is good luck.  That has become the rolling and recurring theme this last month.  WOW!  We have been rained out a lot lately.  Blessed though, we've been at beautiful venues with gorgeous back up locations and April and Daniel's venue, the Washington Duke Inn is certainly one of the best places to be if it's going to rain on your wedding day.  April rolled with the punches and said "I'm getting married, that's all that matters".  She's a gorgeous girl with a huge heart.  She is quiet and patient and SO sweet!  She just let everything roll right off of her back.  Their massive floral arch designed by Lyn Graves with Fresh Affairs took hours to be constructed and with the impending 70% chance of showers the ballroom was set up for the ceremony.  We had the chance to get outside for some photos just before the ceremony but after that it rained and it rained hard the rest of the night.  But that was okay because all April, Daniel and their friends wanted to do was dance, dance, dance!  That's why they hired Randy Bennett with Bunn DJ Company and he kept the party going long past the time we packed our equipment up and limped out, tired and exhausted...they were still dancing.  

April and Daniel joined their families together in an elegant, classic affair at a beautiful venue.  They were kind, gracious and giving.  We laughed, felt comfortable and watched two people that are the kind of couple you just want to be friends with become husband and wife.  It was one of those weddings I found myself wanting to just stop and take in as I knew we were witnessing the beginning of something really awesome.  Congratulations April and Danny!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding story!

Wedding Gown: Allure Couture

Bridal Shop: Bridals by Lori

Bridesmaids Dresses: NY Bride & Groom

Bride's Shoes: Benjamin Adams

Bride's Accessories: Veil - Bridals by Lori, Ring - Bailey's 

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein - Joseph A Banks

Officiant: Rev. Barbara Lodge

Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz

Makeup: Tricia Overton (MAC)

Cake Artist: Ashley's Cakes

Video: Swept Away Videos

Speciality Linens/Chairs/Rentals: CE Rentals

Sand Ceremony: WeddingStar.com

 


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