Jacqueline and Eliza's - Duke Garden's Wedding
I've never met a couple so positive, happy, and ready to roll with the changes. While most people would have had a meltdown with a torrential downpour two minutes into their ceremony these ladies kept their cool, and even stayed back to make sure their guests found cover before them.
Every person these two come in contact with truly love and care for them immediately due to their positivity and great spirits. I had never cried at a wedding before but Jacqueline and Eliza's wedding day (especially the toasts their friends and family gave brought me to tears) The idea that even a few years ago they wouldn't be allowed to be married in front of their friends and family really hit me. How could anyone not support and love these two amazing women?
Truly there were so many amazing things about this day that worked perfectly.
1. We were able to get all their portraits done BEFORE it poured
2. Their ceremony was still perfect and full of laughter and love.
3. A soccer ball was introduced during Eliza's father/daughter dance.
5. SO MUCH DANCING!
I'm so honored to have been apart of their day and to capture their wedding. I really hope they cherish these images forever and there were so many great photos I couldn't even share all that I wanted to.
Please enjoy and laugh along with the story of Jacqueline and Eliza.
Featuring tons of Local Durham Vendors:
Eliza dress: Top from the Gown Boutique of Charleston and Skirt from Fabulous Frocks
Jacqueline dress and veil: Modern Trousseau from Tre Bella Bridal in Durham, NC
Jacqueline earrings: Tre Bella.
Florist: Gillian Galdy at Bloomin Rose Flowers, Durham NC
Desserts: Julia at Strong Arm Bakery
Food: Sage & Swift
Ceremony musicians Ken Stewart from High Strung, Durham, NC
DJ: Kent Bloms from Joe Bunn DJ Co, Raleigh, NC
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Doris Duke Center at Duke Gardens, Durham, NC
Invites: Ellen Duda, illustrator
Jacqueline's "fancy" wedding ring: family
Wedding bands and engagement rings: Jewelsmith, Durham, NC