Melissa + Effi 7.21.12

Wow!  I am so behind in my blogging!  Apologies to my blogger friends!  Melissa & Effi’s wedding was held at the uber-cool Bay 7 at the American Tobacco District in Durham.  If you’ve ever been to a Durham Bulls baseball game or gone to DPAC, you’ve been to the American Tobacco District.  The whole history of this area and the Duke family is very cool, click here to learn more. 
Since it was pretty stinking hot outside, as it usually is in July, Melissa and Effi decided to have the ceremony inside Bay 7 on the 2nd floor followed by dinner and dancing down below.  Great choice guys! 
Durham Catering did an amazing job, as usual, with all the food, drinks, and service.  Their team rocks!  Tre Bella used their keen eye for details and beautified both the ceremony space and reception area with their fresh flowers and creative touches.  Melissa picked out the coolest color combinations of deep blue, purple, ivory and pops of green.  Tre Bella did an amazing job bringing her vision to life. 
Whole Foods knocked Melissa’s wedding cake out of the ball park! They did an amazing job. It not only tasted great, but it was simply stunning!   I’ll never look at a “grocery store cake” the same way again. 
Patrick Cooke with PC Productions not only kept Melissa & Effi’s guests on the dance floor, but he also lit up the lower level of Bay 7 with the coolest purple uplighting all around the room.  Ladies, if you haven’t thought about having uplighting, I highly recommend it!  Patrick also provided the coolest pin-spot lighting on Melissa’s cake which made it glow in the room!  Very chic.  
A special thank you to Katie Pietrowski Photography for sharing her amazing shots of Melissa & Effi’s very special day. 

 

I have got to be one of the luckiest planners because I always end up with such gorgeous brides!!


How cute are they??!!  These crazy kids decided to take “First Look” pictures  🙂

this moment is why I love what I do…

 
Can you believe this cake?!  b-e-a-utiful!

Since Bay 7 doesn’t allow sparklers, Melissa & Effi chose to use glow sticks for their exit! 

Melissa & Effi,  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your BIG DAY!  It was beautiful and everyone felt the love you have for each other.  We wish you all the best in years to come!