April & Dominique’s Wedding at The Rickhouse in Durham NC
April and Dominique reside in NYC and wanted to bring a city vibe to their wedding in Durham, NC. Their vision was a Hollywood glam with a feeling of a modern Harlem Renaissance party. With gold and white accents, low lighting and candles, this Hollywood glam wedding at The Rickhouse in Durham NC was everything glam and more!
This couple fell in love with The Rickhouse in Durham the moment they saw it. There is good reason it is such a popular NC wedding venue. The Rickhouse is located in the Central Park district of downtown Durham. It boasts restored and reclaimed wood and exposed brick and with glass walls that look onto the copper sills of the Revival Spirits distillery that shares the space. While it holds a special place for Durham history by overlooking the original Durham Bulls stadium, the urban warehouse venue has been completely renovated and up-fitted for a modern and upscale feel.
April shared, “This space provided us the perfect NYC vibe in downtown Durham.”
April & Dominique’s Proposal Story
After meeting online, April and Dominique’s friendship quickly blossomed into a relationship. Dominique wanted to plan a beautiful proposal over a nice dinner but when April invited him to a show for the kids that she teaches at a local Juvenile Detention Center on Christmas Eve, Dominique knew this would be a much more special night to pop the question. Over a private moment between the two, Dominique read April a handcrafted poem with “Will you marry me?” being the final line.
The Rickhouse – A Unique Warehouse Wedding Venue in Durham
The Rickhouse in Durham is a renovated warehouse wedding venue. With its exposed ceilings decked out with market lights among wooden beams, and a large deck overlooking the original Durham Bulls Athletic Park, it has everything one needs for a great local wedding event. One of the most unique features is that it shares space with a local distillery, giving the space copper accent decor with its hammered sills. The equipment is on display behind a glass wall, and can serve as a backdrop to your wedding ceremony, cake cutting, or band!
It is one of the few downtown Durham event spaces that can host a very large event. It is beautifully airy and open which allows for any couple to make the space their own. April and Dominique filled the room with candles and ivory florals to glitz up the venue and add to their Hollywood glam vision for their wedding day.
Glam Wedding Reception at The Rickhouse in Durham
The space at The Rickhouse is wide open and able to be flipped or split into your dream wedding ceremony and then reception. April and Dominique did just that. They repurposed their floral and candle decor from the aisle of their ceremony and added them to the reception tables for their guests to enjoy. Bountiful white floral garlands glammed up the wedding party’s head table, and gold and sparkle accents added just the right about of glitz and glamour. Against elegant draping, the table really pops!
An Expert Photographer to Capture this Urban Durham Wedding Day
With a groom who dabbles in photography himself, the couple knew picking the perfect photographer was going to be a very difficult and important decision. They absolutely loved working with Dajuan from In His Image Photography and were in awe of the photographs from their wedding day.
April shared, “Dajuan was personable and so great to work with. He captured the best moments of our event!”
Dajuan of In His Image Photography specializes in natural and sharp wedding imagery for couples in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.
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