Photos by Samantha Floyd Photography

Forgive us… the wedding we are about to share is over a year old. WE ARE THE WORST. Lauren and Max were married in November of 2017 at The Cloth Mill at Eno River. Their wedding was so down to earth, chill, and focused on celebrating the families we choose for ourselves and the communities we build through marriage. 

Lauren + Max designed every element of their wedding carefully to express elements of their relationship and interests. Some of our favorite details were their hand-drawn wedding zine, the mandalas created from dried florals, grasses and fruits, their personalized beers and signature cocktails designed by the groom,  and the bold red & gold color scheme worn by the wedding party. 

The couple carefully considered every tradition and detail of the wedding and only included things that had meaning to them and on many occasions they reworked the traditions to be more inclusive and representative of their values and community. 

Kenna from NC Secular Weddings officiated their humanist wedding ceremony. Lauren and Max decided to shake up the traditional processional by having Max enter last, following Lauren who walked in on her own. 

The reception began with a family style, farm-to-table dinner by Durham Catering featuring locally sourced fall produce and proteins and vegan options. For dessert, delicious sweet potato and lemon glazed donuts were served from Yee Haw Doughnuts. 

DJ Play Play brought the party and had the couple and their guests dancing all night with one of the coolest, most innovative DJ sets we have ever heard at a wedding. 

Lauren and Max were so kind and thoughtful and it was such a wonderful experience getting to know them and their friends. 

The Dream Team

Wedding Coordination by Erica & Lindsey of Folie à Deux Events

Photography: Samantha Floyd Photography
Venue: The Cloth Mill
Catering: Durham Catering
Bartending: On the Rocks Bartending
Officiant: NC Secular Weddings
DJ: DJ Play Play
Dessert: Yee Haw Doughnuts
Rentals: American Party Rentals
Hair & Makeup: to the woods
Transportation: EcoStyle
Childcare: Kaitlin from Folie à Deux Events