October 2019 | Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
Wedding Planning + Design — Folie à Deux Events
Photography – Kivus & Camera | Ceremony Venue – Durham Arts Council | Catering – The Crepe Cakerie | Florals – Pine State Flowers | DJ – John Jay | Bartending – Celebration Sidekicks | Hair & Makeup – Culture Hair Studio
Mary + Danielle were married at Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC in October of 2019. Their unique art gallery wedding was a beautiful celebration of LGBTQ+ love. The Durham Arts Council was the perfect venue — elegant, affordable, and a fun way for guests to experience the art exhibits as well as the wedding. It provides a range of services for very reasonable prices. It’s a great space for weddings with smaller guest counts or cocktail party-style events.
Mary and Danielle wanted to incorporate outdoor elements into their decor. We worked closely with Pine State Flowers to design the perfect florals to bring their vision to life. Maggie from Pine State Flowers is good friends with the couple, so she created their flower arrangements, bouquet, and boutonniere.
We designed all of the greenery and table settings to create an elegant, outdoorsy aesthetic. We installed climbing smilax greenery in the atrium and decorated the trees with glass globes and votive candles. The focal piece of the reception was their grazing board buffet. We created two tall greenery arrangements with hanging glass orbs and candles, as well as a moss table runner with terrariums and more candles.
Elyssa from Kivus & Camera took the most gorgeous photos. She has incredible skill when it comes to lighting and staging her photos. She’s one of our favorite vendors, and we’re so excited to have several more weddings with her coming up!
Joan Baumer from The Crepe Cakerie was an excellent caterer. Her elevated taste in fine food made her the perfect person to create the rich spread of cheeses, charcuterie, hand-made pickled veggies, dips, breads, and crackers. She made some delicious small bite desserts, as well as her stunning signature crepe cake.
We absolutely loved working with Danielle and Mary. We had so much fun planning with them, and it was such a treat to create a beautiful experience for them to share with their friends!