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September 27, 2021

Cookery Wedding in Durham, NC

Cookery Wedding, Durham, NC

This Durham Cookery wedding was a PRODUCTION

And I mean that in the best way possible. Matt & Jessica’s Cookery wedding this past weekend involved a megaphone, props, and audience participation. An absolute perfect fit for a couple who works in media production.

Shout out to their team:

VENUE: The Cookery
CATERING: Donovan’s Dish
COORDINATION: Harmony Weddings & Events (Daryl!)
DJ: Willis J Entertainment
RENTALS: CE Rental Raleigh
FLORIST: Colorfields
HAIR & MAKEUP: Made Beautiful by Roya
CAKE: Edible Art
TRANSPORTATION: Townie Transportation
CHALK ART: Zoë Hausmann
BALLOON ART: Balloon Ladies
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Stephanie Rogers

And now a preview of the day:

How big is your wedding planner?

Check out this amazing charcuterie plate that Jessica’s friends put together for her… and then her grandma had some of the grapes to hysterical laughter.

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Check out this bride ready for an awesome day.

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You gotta applaud Rothys on the wedding day.

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After a first look with her dad, everyone climbed into a limo to head to the Cookery in Durham

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Jessica was positively LOVING Matt in his suit. Her reaction at the first look was priceless

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These cuties need to get married ASAP…

beautiful wedding portraits at Durham Cookery wedding

beautiful wedding portraits at Durham Cookery wedding

florals from Colorfields farm at Cookery wedding

And here’s part of the team ready to start the production.

This wedding was like a staged play

Quiet on the set… AND ACTION…

This wedding was like a staged play

Matt made his entrance with a cowbell. Definitely haven’t seen that before and not sure that I ever will again.

This wedding was like a staged play

Durham cookery wedding

After some intros, it’s time for the next scene.

This wedding was like a staged play

This wedding was like a staged play

Emotional wedding ceremony at the Durham cookery

This wedding was like a staged play

emotional moments at a durham cookery wedding ceremony

emotional moments at a durham cookery wedding ceremony

Since they were live-streaming the ceremony, they had all their family give their toasts and advice in the ceremony and it was delightful and full of laughter & tears.

emotional moments at a durham cookery wedding ceremony

emotional moments at a durham cookery wedding ceremony

this durham cookery wedding ceremony was a full on production with props and audience participation

And when it came time for their personal vows, Matt & Jessica had all the reactions!

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But, my favorite part was when Matt went into his jacket for the rings and found a never-ending scarf instead.

this durham cookery wedding ceremony was a full on production with props and audience participation this durham cookery wedding ceremony was a full on production with props and audience participation this durham cookery wedding ceremony was a full on production with props and audience participation

And just like that, they’re married and ecstatic.

the pure joy after the wedding ceremony is over bride & groom wave to their zoom attendees

Some hellos and thank yous to the Zoom attendees and then it was time to head to the back courtyard for cocktail hour and dinner.

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I loved the way the sunlight hit during Matt & Jessica’s thank you at the start of dinner.

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After dinner, Jessica had one final short and sweet speech to give to Matt.

al fresco wedding reception dinner at the cookery

Then it was time for dancing!

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When the fun lights and inflatable ball came out I was stoked!!

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I’ll leave you with some colorful shenanigans of the newlyweds before they went to continue partying!

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Congrats you two!!


We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers.

And though we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed.

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