Rickhouse Durham Wedding

Rickhouse Durham Wedding.

Deanna and Kevin are New Yorkers who brought their family and friends to where there newly planted roots are to celebrate their love. They met in high school but only started to date years later when the bride says they became attached at the hip. 

Together over seven years, they decided to get married close to their new home they've built together: in North Carolina. The Rickhouse wedding photos I captured for them recall a day of going with the flow when the weather didn't particularly cooperate (and we captured incredible photos regardless!), lots of smiles from the joy and relief of the day finally arriving and a lot of fun partying at their reception! Coordinated by A Swanky Affair and inspired by a rose gold and pink color palette, their day was as lovely as could be.

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DJ: DJ Paradime//Jewelry: Diamonds Direct Southpark//Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff//Dress Designer: Essence of Australia//Floral Designer: Sanders Florist//Dress Store: New York Bride and Groom of Raleigh//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Liles Clothing Studio//Invitation Designer: Minted//Other: Andia's Ice Cream//Hair Stylist:Salon Hue//Makeup Artist: Salon Hue//Equipment Rentals: American Party Rentals//Caterer: Southern Harvest Catering Company//Lighting: Get Lit, Special Event Lighting//Event Planner: A Swanky Affair//Event Venue: The Rickhouse Durham//Photographer: Mikkel Paige Photography

Deanna and her bridesmaids prepared for the day at a nearby hotel, sipping sparkling rose from her favorite New York vineyard, Sparkling Pointe, on the north fork of Long Island. She bought everyone (including her flower girls and mom) the sweetest shirts embroidered with their names and first initials. Deanna had a special button-down shirt in white that also included their wedding date and "I do" on its cuffs. Her wedding dress hanger was laser cut out of metal with her soon-to-be last name and their wedding date hung from a metal heart.

Everything was rose gold and pink, sticking true to their wedding color palette. She had glitter high heel shoes with a blue sole from Betsy Johnson and a really cool pair of rose gold glitter Keds to wear at the reception. Her beaded Essense of Australia gown had a pink hue to the skirt and her bridesmaids perfectly complimented her in pink gowns with just the right hint of sparkle from subtle lines of sequins on them. Her flower girls dresses matched so all three were wearing the same one. 

Kevin's suit was awesome! It had a skull and crossbones lining and red thread he selected for the embroidery of their initials and wedding date inside. He kept things extra classy by wearing a vest under the coast of his tan linen suit and finished his look with a white striped tie and ranunculus boutonniere.

Deanna and Kevin were originally supposed to have their ceremony outside in a nearby garden but the rain had everyone green-lighting plan B. Luckily, Durham's American Tobacco Campus was a wonderful option for photos with a lot of covered spaces to use until the rain subsided...and it did! The rain let up a bit for for the last 15 minutes of photos and allowed us to take pictures in front of the beautiful spring foliage and flowers. 

She had a morganite center stone in her beautiful engagement ring and their dogs served as their unofficial flower girl and ring bearer. They recited heart-felt vows during an indoor ceremony and everyone partied in a beautiful reception space. Guests dined on delicious food and the icing on the cake for the night wasn't cake at all - it was an ice cream bar!