I love whenever we get to visit new wedding venues in the area. Duke Gardens isn’t exactly new but this was my first time photographing a wedding at this location. I had the pleasure of second shooting with one of my close friends at a beautiful wedding at Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina. We started the day off at the Washington Duke Inn, where the bride and groom were both getting dressed. When we arrived, the groom was lounging with his groomsmen. The bride was busy having her hair and makeup completed. After spending some time with everyone at the hotel, we headed over to the ceremony location.
The ceremony was held outdoors in front of the small pond just outside of the main building. It’s such an adorable place to exchange your vows. Once the ceremony was over, we spent time photographing the family, wedding party and bride and groom before heading inside for the reception. The rest of the evening was spent enjoying dinner, desserts and dancing in the Duke Garden’s ballroom. These guys had a beautiful wedding day and I’m so glad to have been a part of it!