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All of the Colors and All of the Flowers for this Duke Gardens Wedding

Extravagant Floral Themed Duke Gardens Wedding Celebration for an Out of the Box Couple

We know we can’t play favorites in this industry, but it’s hard not to when you see this jaw droppingly gorgeous floral themed Duke Gardens Wedding in Durham, NC. It definitely put the “gardens” in Duke Gardens. Molly and Trevor had the most spectacular Durham wedding weekend for their guests and an incredibly intricate design for their wedding ceremony at Doris Duke Center with a tented reception on the neighboring Duke Gardens lawn.

This out of the box couple had the original theme of “all of the colors; all of the flowers” which eventually morphed into “all of the color; all of the flowers – but elegant, as if it were a carnival,” said the bride.

Unique Wedding Reception decor in Durham with colorful chairs and array of colors, Carolyn Scott

Molly and Trevor’s Durham Love Story

After signing up and agreeing to at least go on one date from an online dating site in solidarity with another single friend, Molly Trask met up with Trevor Price. A fun night at a downtown Durham favorite bar, Surf Club, and winning streak of team shuffleboard, led to more dates.

In a non-traditional move, the couple decided together they were ready to get married and strategically planned their engagement according to their dream wedding plans. With their choice for a Duke Gardens wedding, they began planning a vibrant, personal day!

Bridesmaids helping bride put shoes on in floral gown, Carolyn Scott
Floral Fake Tattoos for wedding Party, Carolyn Scott

Floral Wedding Dress Pops in Downtown Durham Wedding Party Photos in American Tobacco Campus

When you have such crazy cool floral themed wedding decor, it’s almost a requirement to go a little out of the norm with your wedding dress. This bride did just that – she wore the most stunning floral, ballgown style wedding dress. Patterned with bright red flower blooms that perfectly paired with her theme of “all of the flowers.” The bride and bridesmaids put on temporary flower tattoos on their arms and flower crowns! Before the Duke Gardens wedding, they got ready at American Tobacco Campus, and posed for pre-wedding photos on the apartment rooftop, overlooking downtown Durham and Durham Performing Arts Center (aka, DPAC). What a sight!

Wedding Party in All Black with Floral Accents above American Tobacco Campus, Carolyn Scott
GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Bernard’s Formalwear

Duke Gardens Wedding Photos Enhance This Durham Couple’s Floral Theme

The wedding party regrouped for more photos in the gorgeous ambience of Duke Gardens. The flower theme that the couple chose was in every detail of the attire. Floral patterns were on the groom and groomsmen socks, while the bride and her bridesmaids donned vibrant flower temporary tattoos!

Wedding Portraits at Duke Gardens for Bride and GRoom, Carolyn Scott
Bride in Floral Gown holding bright colored large bridal bouquet, Carolyn Scott
Bright flowers in out of the box bride, Carolyn Scott
Cute Wedding Portraits with Silly Faces, Carolyn Scott
Groom sits in Duke Gardens in Durham before wedding, Carolyn Scott
GROOM'S ATTIRE Bernard’s Formalwear
Groom with bright Boutonniere and unique wedding bowtie, Carolyn Scott
Groomsparty in bright floral mix match socks, Carolyn Scott
Grooms PArty Portraits in Duke Gardens in durham, Carolyn Scott

Out of the Box Duke Gardens Wedding Planned by Durham Wedding Planner, Grace Leisure Events

Grace Leisure Events, a Durham wedding planner, is best known for her extravagantly planned to perfection weddings around the Triangle of NC. She doesn’t just help you bring you plan your wedding, she brings your vision to life in the most beautiful way possible. Molly and Trevor couldn’t have been happier with their choice of this Durham wedding planner.

She helped them realize their perfect Duke Gardens wedding. The ceremony was held in Kirby Hall in the Doris Duke Center. A greenery wall served as a perfect natural backdrop for the majestic room framed with wooden beams.

“Our wedding planner, Grace, is hilarious and accommodating and knows everyone and everything involved in planning an excellent wedding. To this day, we still keep in touch!” said Molly.

Bride and Groom at Wedding Ceremony with Green Wall Decor at Kirby Hall in Durham

Elaborate Floral Wedding Design at this Duke Gardens Wedding Reception in Durham

Molly and Trevor’s wedding was a floral fairytale. With bright flowers and greenery hanging from every inch of their wedding ceremony, a gorgeous floral wedding gown, bright flower bouquets and arrangements, and countless other floral accents around their special day – you may be shocked there were any flowers left for any other Durham weddings that weekend.

Grace Leisure Events tied in all the colors of this Duke Gardens wedding reception effortlessly with mismatched color chairs by Party Reflections, Pantone color cards used as decoration on the tablescapes and bright flower arrangements placed around the event. 

Clear Wedding Tent by Party Reflections in Durham with hanging Get Lit Lights around wedding reception in Duke Gardens, Carolyn Scott
Kids playing on the lawn at Duke Gardens Wedding
Giant Bright Floral Display with Floral Pillar Decor, Carolyn Scott
Table Arrangement Table with Flower Theme for Duke Gardens Wedding Reception, Carolyn Scott
Groom gives toast at Floral Duke GArden Wedding
Unique Bar Idea with Postcards to sent to bride and groom, Carolyn Scott
Unique Guest Book Idea wiht Pantone Colors and Locations, Carolyn Scott
Dark Table Decor with Pantone Color Cards, Carolyn Scott
Table Florals by Pine Street, Carolyn Scott

Reception Under the Stars at Duke Gardens Wedding

The reception area was tented with a transparent tent by Party Reflections that let the guests feel as though they were outdoors the entire event and it was heavily lit in magical lights by Get Lit Special Event Lighting. The lit tent was the perfect venue for dancing the night away to their reception band, Liquid Pleasure, booked by East Coast Entertainment (now ECE). No detail was overlooked at this Duke Gardens wedding. It was a night to remember!

Unique Bar with Floral Decor for Duke Wedding
Black Wedding Cake by Sugarland Bakery in Raleigh, Carolyn Scott
Raleigh Durham Wedding PHotobooth ZimZoom PHotobooth, Carolyn Scott
PHOTO BOOTH ZimZoom Photo Booth
Raleigh Durham Wedding PHotobooth ZimZoom PHotobooth, Carolyn Scott
PHOTO BOOTH ZimZoom Photo Booth
Liquid Pleasure Raleigh Durham Wedding Band by East Coast Entertainment, Carolyn Scott2
RECEPTION MUSIC Liquid Pleasure from ECE
Liquid Pleasure Raleigh Durham Wedding Band by East Coast Entertainment, Carolyn Scott
RECEPTION MUSIC Liquid Pleasure from ECE
Liquid Pleasure Raleigh Durham Wedding Band by East Coast Entertainment, Carolyn Scott
RECEPTION MUSIC Liquid Pleasure from ECE
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