Winter Wedding in Durham
Winter Wedding in Durham.
Max & Stephanie's had a beautiful black-tie wedding with a fun and playful twist. The bride writes, "We wanted to create the warmth and feeling of a magical winter landscape, with a little bit of drama."
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Black Tux//Dress Designer: Rita Vinieris//Photo Booth Equipment: ZimZoom Photobooth//Hair Stylist: Wink Hair and Makeup//Floral Designer: Tre Bella//Invitation Designer: Cute Buttons//Museum: 21c Hotel//Cinema and Video: Oak City Films//Band: The Band Punch//Reception Venue: The Cotton Room//Event Planner: Events by Emily//Reception Venue: The Cotton Room Durham//Photographer: f8 Photo Studios
From the bride:
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
A: The theme for our wedding was “Winter Wonderland.” We wanted to create the warmth and feeling of a magical winter landscape, with a little bit of drama. Since this was a Jewish wedding, we weren’t going for Christmas time! We used soft lighting, ivory draping and key dynamic floral centerpieces to create our look. We focused on using black and white as our colors, and the only other colors we integrated were some deep pink and red tones in my bridal bouquet. My husband Max and I are both Jewish, so we began the evening with a Ketubah signing, which is the traditional marriage ceremony. We all gathered in the bridal suite, and Max said a few words to our family and friends before we each signed the Ketubah with our witnesses. It was truly a magical moment! We got married under a chuppah, and because I’m a modern woman, we both stomped on the glass together! Typically the man does that alone, but I wanted to feel like we were equals at the ceremony.