B&W photo of couple's first look at 21c hotel durham
February 11, 2018

duke chapel wedding photography – brandy & gabe

Duke Chapel Weddings

We started out the 2018 wedding season with a real classic in all senses of the word. A Duke Chapel wedding is always a recipe for success, but add to that a fabulous bride and groom, other such gorgeous venues as 21c and The Cookery and a crack team of wedding professionals, and you really have something very special indeed on your hands.

I first met Brandy and Gabe about a year and a half ago at Toni and Kevin’s wedding in Winston-Salem, where Brandy was one of Toni’s bridesmaids. Brandy struck me then as a really fun person and so I was so really pleased when, a few weeks later, she phoned me to tell me she’d just got engaged and ask me if I might be available to photograph her wedding. She was in the very early stages of planning and so it was so flattering to know I was the first person she picked up the phone to call. I must be doing something right, I guess!

Anyway, fast forward to January 2018 and I found myself meeting up with my buddy and fellow Englishman, Richard Israel, to go and photograph what would turn out to be a pretty spectacular event. They say pictures speak louder than words, so I’ll shut up and let the images do the talking.  Before I do, though, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that came together to make it happen. Without the fab team below, I would have had nothing to photograph:

Ceremony: Duke Chapel, Durham, NC | Reception: The Cookery, Durham, NC | Planner: Shawn Schindler Events, Raleigh, NC | Dress: Coastal Knot, Raleigh, NC | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids, Raleigh, NC | Menswear: Mens Wearhouse, Durham, NC | Florist: Expressions of Love Florist, Fuquay Varina, NC | Catering: The Catering Company of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC | Cake: Maxie B’s, Greensboro, NC | Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz, Willow Spring, NC | Make-Up: Sharon Davis, MakeUp Artistry, Morrisville, NC | Band: The Band Punch, Raleigh, NC | MC: Spin, Raleigh, NC | Videographer: Morgan Scott Films, Raleigh, NC | Transportation: S&H Transportation, Durham, NC | Accommodations: 21c Hotel & Museum, Durham, NC | Rentals: American Party Rentals, Durham, NC & Themeworks, Raleigh, NC | Lighting: Simpsound, Durham, NC | Assistant Photographer: Richard Israel, Charlotte, NC

Without any further ado, here are my picks of the pics:

duke chapel wedding - makeup & dress B&W photo of bride checking makeup at 21c

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