Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Duke Gardens Wedding: Martha and Justin

This was the most surprising wedding of the year for us. We booked Martha almost a year from her wedding at the PWG bridal show. She met us at the show and had a list of questions for us. She had done her homework, been on our site, and had specific questions that her and Justin had talked about. She was seriously the most organized bride I had ever met at a bridal show. I loved her immediately, I think we were separated at birth. We met another time for a free consult and conversed over e-mail a few times before she booked us. Every meeting we had she was "all work." She was in school getting her doctorate at Duke. He was an astrophysicist and she was biochemist working on genetics/cancer research. I assumed her wedding would be similar. 

No way! They were so much fun! We loved their families and loved the bridal party even more. They were such a fun group! Martha was so relaxed and so much fun! She salsa-ed with her Dad, and even planned for her and Justin do a choreographed dance to get all the guests on the floor. It was seriously the cutest thing ever! Courtney and I walked out of that wedding so happy and loving our jobs even more. 

The guys - aren't they handsome!?!

Gorgeous ladies

Love the shoes!

Could they be any cuter?

Can't take a bad picture at the gardens!

Beautiful flowers - as always from Donna!

Love this bouquet - so fresh!

About to get announced - Courtney making sure they are hydrated :)

Yummy cupcakes!

Hand made topper

I wanted to try them all!

Bridesmaids bouquets

Escort cards - little viles with M&M's

Gift table

Centerpieces. They took pictures for table numbers. This was table "infinity"

Cute and so simple!

Homemade runners to match their theme

Bouts!

Cocktail hour

It was a gorgeous day!

Party favors

Everyone was dancing

Ribbon Exit

I love it when a bride surprises us! We so enjoyed their big day and wish they got re-married every year! Everyone had such a great time and we were sad to see them go! Thanks Martha and Justin for letting us be a part of your big day! 

Vendors:
Cupcakes: Daisy Cakes
DJ: Cortland Williams
Hair and Make-up: Posh Salon

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