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Karen & Dean’s Wedding at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

We were so incredibly lucky to be a part of Karen & Dean’s wedding! Our friend Emily with Events by Emily connected us and we are proud to work with her and her clients. Dean & Karen were married at Sarah P. Duke Gardens on a beautiful early Fall surrounded by their friends and family. This was actually a follow up to their wedding in China a few months back! Karen and Dean are really amazing people and met in grad school while at Duke.

The chose to have a live harpist playing as the Mothers, Wedding Party, and the Bride and her Father came down the aisle with us providing microphones so the harp and the vows were nice and clear for everyone to hear. Immediately after the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a perfect cocktail hour which included some of their favorite artists like Bruno Mars.  We brought Karen and Dean into the reception to a roar of applause and had their first dance to Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran which they had choreographed together and was amazing!  Dinner was accompanied by some light Jazz music of they choosing and allowed for great conversation between new friends.  They chose to cut the cake to Everything by Michael Buble and which we transitioned into a packed open the dance floor. Everyone had a blast and celebrated the couple to some of Karen & Dean’s favorite music. As their wedding reception came to an end, they chose the song Good Life by One Republic as their last song of the night and we saw these two wonderful people off to start their new life as a married couple. It was an honor to DJ for you Dean & Karen and best wishes!

Karen & Dean’s Wedding Vendor Team

Photographer: L’amour Foto

Catering & Bar: Donovan’s Dish

Officiant: Reverend Ron Weddings

Makeup: Makeup by Ashley Mooney

Transportation: North Hills Transportation

Wedding Planning & Design: Events by Emily

Wedding Lighting: Get Lit Event Lighting

Ceremony & Reception: Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Photo Booth: Zim Zoom Photo Booth

Rentals: American Party Rentals

Hair: The Makeup Addict Studios

Wedding Cake: Capital Cakes

Harpist: Winifred Garrett

Florist: Fallon’s Flowers

Karen & Dean Real Wedding Timeline

Duke Gardens, Durham, N.C.

5:30 – Ceremony Seating Music- Harpist

6:00 – Ceremony- No music by DJ- Lapel Mic for Minister, Wireless Mic with Stand for Harpist

6:30 – Cocktail Hour

7:35 – Bridal Party Introductions

*Groomsmen *Bridesmaid *Bride and Groom: The Newlyweds, Karen and Dean

7:37 – First Dance to ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran- End at 1:51

7:40 – Toasts by Karen’s Father and Dean’s Father

7:55 – Dinner Music- Jazz

8:45 – Toasts at end of dinner *Best Man n

*Maid of Honor *Friend

9:00 – Cake Cutting to ‘Everything’ by Michael Buble

9:05 – Open Dance Floor

9:45 – Bouquet Toss to ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyonce

10:15- Announce last call for bar

10:55 – Last Song to ‘Good Life’ by One Republic

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

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