Thursday, August 16, 2012

The King's Daughters Inn Durham Destination Wedding!

When I met Tamika & John, I instantly connected with them about the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. My hometown and their current town, we chatted about where they lived and how great the city is! While Philly is lovely, Tamika & John were looking to get out of the city heat in July and find a destination venue to spend some quality time with family and friends and celebrate their marriage!
Photography by the brilliant brainchild: Joe Payne Photography
Cue The King's Daughters Inn! With the help of Philadelphia wedding planner, William Alston, we worked together to create a destination wedding to remember. Using great Triangle talents for flowers, photography, food and styling, the day was everything Tamika & John had hoped for. 
The Trinity Suite has so many photo ops! 
Photography by Joe Payne Photography & Make Up by Mary Giagnacova
Photography by Joe Payne Photography


  The ladies of Tre Bella Flowers created this gorgeous bouquet and 
Joe made our piano look snazzy!
Photography by Joe Payne Photography


Photography by Joe Payne Photography
The ceremony was held in the parlor among close family and friends.

Photography by Joe Payne Photography
Dinner was provided by Rocky Top Catering
The wedding cake was provided by Sweet Memories Bakery.

Photography by Joe Payne Photography
Photography by Joe Payne Photography
Photography by Joe Payne Photography
The Brodie Duke Hall was decked out with a dance floor, DJ and candy bar!

Photography provided by Joe Payne Photography

Photography provided by Joe Payne Photography

Photography provided by Joe Payne Photography

Tamika & John: Thank you for sharing your special day with us!  
You will always remember, Destination: Durham!
A note from the Planner:  
"From a planner's perspective, destination celebrations are always a leap of faith as you are usually unfamiliar with the local culture of the chosen venue. The inability to physically put your hands where you think they need to be leads to levels of anxiety & frustration beyond belief. KDI helps to calm those fears via their events coordinator, Samantha Kozub. She was engaging & extremely knowledgeable of the local culture. Further, she provided great recommendations to local vendors (florist, party rentals, bakery, etc.). Each contact with her left me feeling more & more confident that the task at hand would be carried out without incident.
Upon arrival at the KDI on July 20, we were greeted by Deanna (one of the owners) who immediately began the check-in process. As the weekend progressed, she became my go to individual for any & all concerns. Her charming smile, accommodating personality & friendly disposition made it easy for me to talk to her. Other points of interest that are etched in the confines of my memory include the unique interior decor (do bring your camera), the hot made-to-order breakfast, the inviting front porch, the grand staircase and last but not least, the warm atmosphere that was experienced by all.

If you're looking for an intimate wedding venue or just an escape from the pressures of life, consider KDI. You're sure to depart from this place very well pleased, with a renewed spirit"