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Taylor and Tres’ Duke Chapel and Washington Duke Inn Wedding!

January 23, 2017

We are so excited to be sharing Taylor and Tres’ wedding on our blog!  This wedding was a special planning collaboration with Grace Leisure Events (a fellow planner and friend) and this family was a dream come true to work with!    We were honored to work alongside Grace to help plan an event with Taylor and Tres’ and their families.  As the wedding weekend approached, we began hearing about a possible hurricane coming this way. Hurricane Matthew caused us to make a few changes to our original weekend plan but overall, we were incredibly fortunate to be working with a phenomenal team of vendors who all braved the storm to make the day perfect for Taylor and Tres.  A true weekend of fun was planned for these two Duke Alum complete with a low country boil rehearsal dinner, a welcome bash with Zac Brown Cover band 20 Ride, and a tailgate party (in between their noon Duke Chapel Ceremony and 6pm Cocktail Hour at Washington Duke).  Check out some of favorite images below by the talented Riley Maclean Photography.


Bridesmaid Bouquets Duke Chapel

wedding planner duke chapel

Getting ready to walk down the aisle!

bride bouquet duke chapel

Love Taylor’s bouquet by Watered Garden!

Duke Chapel Ceremony

Duke Chapel Inspiration

Duke Chapel Wedding

They’re Married!

Duke Chapel Wedding

Riley Maclean Duke CHapel Wedding

American Tobacco Campus Wedding Photo

Kissing in a hurricane!

Wedding Cake and Centerpiece

Wedding Centerpiece

Wedding Menu Cards

Sugarland Wedding Cake

rainy wedding photo

Newlyweds not bothered by the rain!

Head Table Centerpiece

Washington Duke Wedding Rain Photo

Firdt Dance Photo!

First Dance Photo!

Father Daughter Dance Washington Duke Wedding

Father Daughter Dance

Duke Blue Devil Wedding

Liquid Pleasure Wedding Band

Liquid Pleasure in the house!

Bubble Exit


I heard all the stories about how the parents of the bride never get to enjoy the wedding because they are always worried about this and that. With Megan, she assumed all of those details, communicated very efficiently throughout the event, navigated around the usual last-minute surprises, and is the sole reason I was able to thoroughly enjoy the most important day in my daughter’s life. She EXCEEDED anything I could have imagined a planner to do on the day of the event. It was like having a private concierge that was intimately invested in the outcome of both my daughter’s and guests’ satisfaction.” 

-Colin and Laurie Starks

Thanks to this amazing team for making wedding dreams come true during a Hurricane:

Planning: A Southern Soiree/Grace Leisure Events

Ceremony:  Duke Chapel

Reception:  Washington Duke Inn

Band: Liquid Pleasure

Photographer:  Riley Maclean Photography

Florals: Watered Garden

Rentals:  CE Rental (tablecloths) / Party Tables (draping and tablecloths)

Cake: Sugarland

Stationery: Maria Scheel Invitations

Hair and Makeup:  Makeup For Your Day



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