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February 25, 2022

Durham NC Winter Wedding

Durham NC Winter Wedding portraits at the Cotton Room

Stephenie & Matt’s Durham NC Winter Wedding

You already know how much we love the Cotton Room in the winter time – the decor is perfect and the bricks are just the right kind of cozy for the Durham NC winter wedding season. Stephenie & Matt fell in love with it too and knew it was the venue for them! These two have been together for over a decade (and you’re gonna be like what? they don’t look old enough for that!) but what stole my heart was that they met while working together at a movie theater! Stephenie loves to dance and Matt loves the Red Sox, so you know this blog post is gonna have a little of both!

First let’s give some love to the vendor dream team:
Venue & Catering: The Cotton Room
Hair & Makeup: my bestie, Wedded Kiss
Florals: Peddling Posies
Chalkboard Art: Ivanna Cordoba Montonya
Ceremony music: Tristan Johnson on cello
DJ: Stephen Scott Professional Entertainment
Video: John Ryan Flaherty
Cake: Publix
Photos: Kivus & Camera – associate shooters Christobal & Emily

And now, some of my favorite photos from their day:

How pretty and perfect are these details?

Stephenie was pretty & perfect too! And then Wedded Kiss glammed her up for the big day.

Matt got ready downstairs in the Bull Durham Suite.

While Stephenie was up in the Magnolia Suite (where that awesome blue-green and gold wallpaper is)

They both headed outside for a first look and I love how Stephenie got Matt’s attention to turn him around!

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Back inside in front of the fireplace and Christmas trees for the ceremony.

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At the reception, there were two cakes!!! Double the fun, double the delicious! And that Fenway Park one looks amazing!!!

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I love when the bride dominates the dance floor!

winter wedding reception at the cotton room in Durham, NC

and the kiddos too!

winter wedding reception at the cotton room in Durham, NC

These two had a private last dance as their guests were getting lined up for the sparkler exit and I wholeheartedly approve of this up and coming tradition. One more moment for the two of you to soak in the love and memories.

winter wedding reception at the cotton room in Durham, NC

Sparkler exit at a Durham NC Winter Wedding at the Cotton Room

Finally, major shoutout to Christobal & Emily who shot this wedding for me. They are rockstars and true-blue friends


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.

Want to know more? Check out more of our images or learn more about our nerdy selves or just send us a note! Can’t wait to hear from you.

 

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