I love these words that Erin McLean wrote to describe the design inspiration for Danielle and Alex’s wedding, “Danielle’s design was built around a gorgeous boho chic vest from Anthropologie that she loved. We wanted to bring a garden feel into the rustic feel of the Cotton Room. We brought in pops of sparkle in the champagne sequin linens, gold rimmed chargers, and gold table numbers, to add a sophisticated edge to the boho feel of the space. Danielle and Alex brought in creative pieces of themselves by offering a local coffee brand as favors for the guests and even bringing in a espresso bar during their reception. She also chose to integrate farm tables to give the reception a cozy and intimate family gathering feel. We incorporated beautiful wooden custom signage as an element that Danielle and Alex could have as a keepsake in their home.”

While Danielle and Alex’s wedding was aesthetically beautiful, the emotions throughout the day were if not more, just as beautiful. The weather forecast was not what we had hoped for, but it didn’t phase Danielle and Alex. Rain or shine, they were determined to have their first look on Duke’s Campus, and I am so glad that we did. Just as Alex had turned around to see Danielle, it began raining, but I love how romantic it made that special moment. I also loved the Jewish traditions they included throughout their ceremony and reception; the signing of the Ketubah, the breaking of the glass, and the always Hora dance.

Danielle and Alex, thank you for allowing me to capture this special day! Congratulations!

Big thanks to Style Me Pretty for featuring this lovely wedding. Be sure to check out the full feature here!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Cotton Room
Officiant: Rabbi Michael Shields
Cake Artist: Ashley Cakes
Caterer: Triangle Catering Company
Florist: Tre Bella Florist
Event Designer & Coordinator: Erin McLean Events
DJ/Band: The Band Punch of East Coast Entertainment
Hair Stylist: Stephanie Ferguson
Makeup Artist: The Makeup Culture
Bride’s Dress: Watters via The White Dress
Film Processing: Indie Film Lab

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