Lauren + Jeff | Classic Southern Summer Affair | Duke Gardens Wedding

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Blush bridesmaid dresses
Blush bridesmaid dresses

Talk about a classic Southern affair. This lovely Duke Gardens summer wedding was just perfect. Lauren + Jeff have immaculate taste. From the blush and gold reception details to the heirloom WWI cake cutting sword, this couple treated their guests to a gorgeous night of music and sparkling cocktails.  The weather was perfect and the bridal party was glowing in floor length blush gowns - perfect for summer. Jeff and Lauren, both Duke grads, chose to do the non-traditional first look on the campus where they first met. With their wedding party looking on, they got to share a sweet moment together before exchanging their vows.

Duke Gardens Wedding
Duke Gardens Wedding
Classic North Carolina Wedding
Classic North Carolina Wedding
Classic Lace Wedding Gown
Classic Lace Wedding Gown
Southern Bride
Southern Bride
Getting Ready Bridal Photos
Getting Ready Bridal Photos
The Mrs. Box
The Mrs. Box

Lauren's stunning solitaire was right at home in her new Mrs. Box.

Minted Invitation Suite
Minted Invitation Suite
Classic Groom Boutonniere
Classic Groom Boutonniere
Ivory and Blush Lush Bouquet
Ivory and Blush Lush Bouquet

Lauren's bouquet was a gorgeous mix of warm blush and ivories, a compilation of dahlias, garden roses, hydrangea, and ranunculus.

Blush Bridesmaids
Blush Bridesmaids
Ivory Bridesmaid's Bouquet
Ivory Bridesmaid's Bouquet
Duke Gardens Wedding
Duke Gardens Wedding
Duke Gardens Wedding Ceremony
Duke Gardens Wedding Ceremony
Southern Outdoor Wedding
Southern Outdoor Wedding
Duke Bride and Groom
Duke Bride and Groom
Heirloom Family Wedding Photos
Heirloom Family Wedding Photos
Gold Table Numbers
Gold Table Numbers
Grooms Car Cake
Grooms Car Cake
Classic Ivory Buttercream Cake
Classic Ivory Buttercream Cake
Southern Signature Cocktail
Southern Signature Cocktail

Among all the pretty details were these custom bar signs created for the bride and groom. Guests were treated to Singapore & Stormy cocktails - an ode to the Groom's upbringing in Singapore and Georgia Peaches for Lauren's Southern roots.

Greenery Table Runner
Greenery Table Runner
Bride and Groom Headtable
Bride and Groom Headtable
First Dance Bride and Groom
First Dance Bride and Groom
Cake Cutting Duke Gardens
Cake Cutting Duke Gardens
Pom Pom Grand Exit
Pom Pom Grand Exit

A big thank you to all the vendors who brought Lauren + Jeff's day to life!

Wedding Planning - Carrington, Erin McLean Events

Photography - Callie Davis, Nancy Ray Photography

Venue - Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Catering + Cake - Catering Works

Videography - Twenty-One Films

Florals - Tre Bella Florist 

Ceremony Sound + Reception Music - Bunn DJ Company 

Ceremony Musicians - Justin Hoke Duo

Hair + Makeup - Makeup For Your Day 

Ceremony Officiant - Barbara Lodge

Rentals - CE Rental

Transportation - Carolina Livery 

Lighting / AV - Get Lit Special Event Lighting

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