April & Matt’s Rustic Soiree at The Rickhouse – Durham, NC

April and Matt tied the knot last May in a fun and easy going rustic soiree at The Rickhouse in Durham, NC.They are such a down to earth couple and I really enjoyed getting to know them and their family and friends at the wedding. Their priority was to have a wedding that felt authentic to them while also incorporating the traditions and elements that were most important to them. The Rickhouse is easily one of my favorite venues in the Triangle. They are great to work with and I highly recommend them! The space is gorgeous, blending rustic and industrial styles seamlessly.  April made most of the decor for the wedding herself to complement the refined rustic feel of the venue. She sourced her bouquet’s from Etsy.

Probably my favorite moments of the wedding was when we surprised April & Matt with a visit from Mr. Wuf, the NCSU mascot! Coordinating the surprise was a bit stressful and complex as we had to sneak him into the venue without being scene while the party was ongoing, but it was all worth it in the end!

I also LOVED their ceremony. Their readings to each other were some of my absolute favorites that legit had me teary-eyed, because feelings. A lot of feelings. April & Matt’s ceremony was officiated by Kenna Covington of NC Secular Weddings who I always enjoy working with.

This was my first time working with Southern Harvest Catering and it certainly won’t be my last. Their food is so good, I could eat it every damn day. They totally nail southern comfort food with a bit of an upscale flair and their build-your-own mac & cheese is absolute perfection.

Their cake and cupcakes were made by Sweet Treats by Ellen and they were mega delish and super cute as well! They also had Ice Cream provided by The Parlour which was delightful and perfectly complemented their cupcakes!

Blue Light Entertainment brought the party all night and the dance floor was basically never empty!

The lovely Durham-inspired Chalkboard was designed & painstakingly created by Marika Wendelken of MW Calligraphy.

The Dream Team

Photos by Tamisha of DVOC Photography

Officiated by Kenna Covington of NC Secular Weddings.

Catering by Southern Harvest Catering

Dessert by by Sweet Treats by Ellen and The Parlour

DJ & MC – Blue Light Entertainment

Chalkboard by Marika Wendelken of MW Calligraphy.

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