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February 23, 2017

Intimate Wedding in Durham – Keri & Nick

Intimate Wedding in Durham, North Carolina

Intimate weddings are dreamy! If you’re a couple that has a tight group of friends and family who are incredibly important, *this* is the way to include them in your day. Obviously there are a million different wedding varieties between eloping and inviting everyone you and your parents have ever met, and this is just one example of a small, intimate wedding celebrating the important people in Keri & Nick’s lives. Their ceremony – in the backyard of their Durham house – had only ten people present (including the couple) and then they moved over to Artspace in Raleigh where more friends and family were there to celebrate with a party. 

Look out for Keri & Nick’s tattoos too! This union is permanent – says so on their arms 🙂

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Everyone has their own way to get ready. Keri went to Jill Batten at One Forty Salon & Dry Bar in downtown Durham for her wedding hair and makeup look. Meanwhile, Nick and his son chased each other around with super soakers. That’s one way to shower right?Groom with super soaker wedding prep at home intimate wedding portrait son of the groom

Okay this is one of the sweetest things I’ve seen on a wedding day – as long as they’ve been dating, Nick has been writing little love notes to Keri on the back of business cards. Keri had them all in a keepsake box. Most of them included puns and I was cracking up as I set up this ring shot.intimate wedding details intimate wedding details short wedding dress mother of the bride gift

Joe is going to be my second shooter now. Step aside John!son of the groom

Raise your hand if the movie Up makes you cry like a little baby. If you aren’t raising your hand, you either haven’t seen the movie or you are a cyborg. Keri presented Nick with their own adventure book already decked out with some photos from their engagement session. 
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And now, onto the backyard ceremony! Just family and best friends – intimate weddings tell them how much they mean to you. A confetti cannon fired by the groom’s son tops it all off 😀backyard wedding backyard intimate wedding ceremony backyard intimate wedding ceremony backyard intimate wedding ceremony celebrating bride and groom intimate-durham-wedding-k

After BBQ lunch at the house, they made their way to Artspace for cake, dancing, laughing, toasts, and plenty of fun with a few more people.Intimate wedding details First dance Wedding reception moments Touching wedding toasts Dance floor wedding reception Kids at wedding receptions

That’s all for this wedding! Thanks guys 🙂