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Angela and Kevin Wed Amid Glorious Spring Blossoms at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham

Angela and Kevin love being out in nature and met when rock climbing. They love hiking and camping and especially working together in their home garden. So how perfect was it that Mother Nature provided one of her most glorious days of the year for their wedding. They chose the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens for their wedding location and I have never seen the gardens looking so beautiful. Everything was blooming in a riot of spring color and, oh my goodness, the cherry trees were especially stunning!

Angela and Kevin approach the world with their own unique spin, which was fun to watch in them. Angela gave it a cute nod with the puzzle pieces she attached to her bouquet. They read, “I am weird” and “I love weird.” I like that.

Kevin had his own nod to weird with the socks worn by the men in the group.  I like that, too.

The wedding took place on the intimate Frances P. Rollins overlook in the park. With its panoramic view of the pergola gardens and fish pond below, it is quite romantic and perfect for small, intimate weddings, which this was. The guitar and violin duo from Arioso Strings added to the romantic ambience. When I arrived at the overlook, they were playing, ‘La Vie en Rose,’ one of my all-time favorites. Some of the women guests came over to them to compliment them on it, so it must be a favorite for many of us ladies.

Angela was escorted down the aisle by her dad. I love these shots of him presenting her, especially the one of him hugging her. I almost never get to see the father’s face during the hug, and this shot is so touching. Kudos to the photographer, Christina Mossaad, who has graciously allowed the use of her photos in this post. (Contact info to follow.)

They chose to write secret vows to each other, with sweet and funny references by both, and it was obvious how much it meant to them to hear what the other had written from their heart.

Note the vow booklets they used. What a sweet keepsake they will be. 

After the ceremony, the guests left for the reception location and the family and Bridal Party stayed behind for photos. Note the grey and blue colors we all wore. It was perfect in that setting.

Angela and her parents 

Kevin and his mom

All the Bridal Party

The happy couple and me

Angela and Kevin, I so enjoyed getting to know you both and sharing in your beautiful wedding on such a beautiful day. Your life together is going to be fun and exciting, with lots of laughter, joy and adventures. May you always look at each other as you are looking in the photo below. There is a deep love there that is sure to continue manifesting in your life in glorious ways. No wonder Nature was in her glory on your wedding day.


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