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Taylor and Dave’s Duke Chapel and Bay 7 Dream Wedding

March 4, 2020

Taylor and Dave were married this past July in beautiful Durham, North Carolina! With both of them being Duke Alum and pretty much having that eat, sleep, breathe mentality for Duke (Taylor played Lacrosse and Dave played Football … did I also mention they both now work for Duke??), Durham was a no-brainer location for them to bring their closest friends and family together to celebrate their marriage! Their ceremony was held at nonother than the gorgeous Duke Chapel with their reception following at Angus Barn’s Bay 7 on the American Tobacco Campus.

We had so much fun planning with Dave and Taylor! It was how planning a wedding (or any event) should be – fun, meaningful, and all centered around their love for each other! We were so grateful to have met them a few years back when they were readers at Emma and Matt’s Durham Wedding. Taylor and Dave opted to go pretty traditional for the wedding and not do a first look. The smile on Dave’s face as Taylor walked through the doors at Duke Chapel gave us all the feels and is one of the main reasons we love when couples decide against doing a first look! The celebration continued at Bay 7. A mix of long rectangular tables filled with lush greenery, florals, and candles from end to end and large round tables with beautifully created centerpieces from Embellished Blooms filled the space. GetLit Special Event Lighting helped add that extra elegant touch with some draping and lighting around the room. Of course, no reception is complete without amazing entertainment! After Party Experience Band outdid themselves. Y’all this band is talented, energetic, and so easy to work with! They had the dance floor packed all night long. Even when Taylor’s uncle, Doug Aldrich did an impromptu performance! Taylor and Dave ended the reception with a sparkler exit and sped off into the night!

A big thank you to Katherine Miles Jones Photography and Twenty-One Films for capturing their day beautifully! Check out their wedding video and some of our favorite photos below!

Durham, NC wedding map at Duke Chapel and Bay 7
Taylor and Dave Summer Duke Wedding
Taylor and Dave Summer Duke Wedding
Taylor and Dave Summer Duke Wedding
Taylor and Dave Summer Duke Wedding
Taylor and Dave Summer Duke Wedding
Bridesmaids at summer wedding at Duke Chapel
Taylor and Dave Summer Duke Wedding
Groomsmen outside Duke Chapel for Summer wedding
Pre-Ceremony Pump Up in the stairwell!
Wedding party in front of Duke Chapel for Durham wedding
Newlywed bride and groom in front of Duke Chapel
Centerpieces at Bay 7 wedding in Durham

Thank you to all the amazing vendors that helped bring their day to life!

Ceremony Venue – Duke University Chapel

Officiant – Dave’s Uncle, Steve

Ceremony Music – Chapel Organ

Reception Venue – Angus Barn Bay 7

Photographer – Katherine Mile Jones

Videographer – Twenty-One Films

Band – After Party Experience 

Florist – Embellished Blooms

Baker – Ashley Cakes 

Hair and Makeup – The Makeup Culture

Photobooth – ZimZoom

Rentals – CE Rentals

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