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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