Monday, February 11, 2013

Nicole & Mike's Nuptials!

I met with Nicole several months ago and she was determined to have a small, intimate wedding with delicious food and close family and friends. After a few months of planning, the small, intimate wedding had grown substantially! When chatting about the size of the wedding, I told her that it's exciting to have so many people want to come celebrate with you! She quipped, "No one ever thought we would get married, I think they all wanna see if it actually happens!" And so her original plan of 40 turned to 65 lovely guests that enjoyed the weekend with us at the Inn! 

Of course, the weddings we host are always accompanied by talented vendors that make the day run smoothly and beautifully. 

Amanda Scott, of A Swanky Affair, was on-site to make sure all the bride's DIY details were set in place. In addition, she always makes sure the ceremony is perfect. The dimmed lights in the back of the parlor created a glowing light surrounding the couple and wedding party. Robin Renteria officiated the wedding and incorporated Nicole and Mike's 
personalities and family into the evening ceremony.

Photography by Julie Livingston Photography
Tre Bella Flowers created floral bouquets with tea roses, daisies and orchids.

Photo by Julie Livingston Photography
Julie Livingston, of Julie Livingston Photography, was snapping photos all day long. 
I adore this shot of Nicole, Mike and their wedding party! 
Photo by Julie Livingston Photography
Durham Catering Company helped set the tables for the delicious family style meal. The Private Dining Room was transformed into the head table space for the bride, groom and wedding party. The mahogany chivari chairs from American Party Rentals complimented our Main Dining Room chairs perfectly.
Photo by Julie Livingston Photography
Mad Hatter Bakery provided an adorable cake and an array of cupcakes to flank the side board in the Private Dining Room.

Photo by Julie Livingston Photography
After the cake cutting and toasts, the group danced the night away in the Brodie Duke Hall.
Photo by Julie Livingston Photography
Congrats to Nicole & Mike!