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October 13, 2020

Old Murphey School Covid Wedding

Covid wedding at the Old Murphey School

Eric & Angela’s covid wedding at the Old Murphey School

My last wedding of a three wedding weekend was a short and sweet couple hours at the Old Murphey School in Durham. Though 10/10/2020 (the most popular wedding date ever) ended up a grey and rainy day in NC, Eric & Angela had a lovely socially distanced covid wedding ceremony. Favors for the guests included hand sanitizer and a custom mask made by Angela herself. Tables were spread out by household and everyone had individually packaged snacks for the socializing after the ceremony.

I got to work alongside Island Sound & Video producing film for the couple, and Angela had her hair done by Union Hair Studio. And another shoutout to Whole Foods for the Boston Creme wedding cake. Finally, their officiant was one of my favorite professors from Carolina Law! It was such a treat to see Professor Muller.

Some highlights from their wedding:

Covid wedding DIY decor

In addition to the masks, Angela made these decorative wire hangings that were on each table as additional favors for their small group of guests.

This was definitely the safest I’ve felt at a wedding during Covid. All of our couples have been very aware of the risks and done what they can to minimize those risks, with reduced guest counts, moving outdoors, having hand washing areas, taking temperatures, etc. but Eric & Angela and their friends and family were by far the most diligent about distancing and masks. The only time masks were off were for Eric & Angela and their officiant during the ceremony (where they stood on opposite sides of the stage), for close family outside for a quick round of portraits, and for some bites of cake.

Covid wedding at Old Murphey School Socially distanced wedding at Old Murphey School

Eric & Angela are both Ph.D.s at Duke University Libraries so it was no surprise to their guests that they incorporated readings into their ceremony. Both were excellent speakers and it felt like it could have been a toastmasters sponsored wedding.

And of course there were some lovely personal vows as well!

Socially distanced wedding at Old Murphey School Socially distanced wedding at Old Murphey School Socially distanced wedding at Old Murphey School

After the ceremony, we were lucky enough to have a break in the misty rain to be able to go outside for some portraits.

Relaxed bride and groom on their wedding day Relaxed bride and groom on their wedding day

We’ve already covered the masks and the wire hangings, let’s chat about my favorite one of the DIY features: Angela’s paper bouquet. She used sheet music, maps, and her dissertation to create these lovely origami blooms!!

Paper flowers bouquet

Back inside for some cake – Boston Creme flavored!!

Boston Creme wedding cake from Whole Foods Boston Creme wedding cake from Whole Foods

A thank you toast to all their friends and family capped off the festivities. And I’ll say my own thank you to Eric & Angela for having me document their “hashtag microwedding”. It was a great way to celebrate 10/10/2020!


We believe that love is bright and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful 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’re photography sorcerers.

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