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June 25, 2023

Whitaker & Atlantic – Raleigh Wedding Venue

Whitaker & Atlantic: Nancy & Craig’s wedding reception

Whitaker & Atlantic is an event space at Dock 1053 in Raleigh, NC. It’s a great, large space for couples interested in an eclectic and modern wedding venue. Since it’s an old loading dock, the vibe is industrial and warehouse-y, with the main room being open and large enough for 150 guests seated, or twice that standing. The ceilings are (VERY) high, there’s exposed brick, and there’s an awesome built-in bar. The exterior wall includes garage doors that lead to the deck, so you and your guests can have the best of both worlds.

My favorite thing though is the decor though. Whitaker & Atlantic is right behind popular Raleigh restaurant/cocktail bar Hummingbird, and if you’ve been there, you’ve seen the bird murals, wallpaper, and fun decor. That vibe continues into the Whitaker & Atlantic event space.

Though Nancy & Craig didn’t make use of it, Whitaker & Atlantic also has a getting ready suite.

But now, about Craig & Nancy

I didn’t get the chance to photograph their wedding ceremony, because I’m not scuba-certified. But these two are, and exchanged vows last year while UNDERWATER. The extent of my underwater photography is limited to lap pools. Craig & Nancy had their wedding ceremony while scuba-diving and then had a legal ceremony with the magistrate. But they still wanted to get wedding portraits and party with their people. That’s where Whitaker & Atlantic comes in, and it’s where I come in as well. I met with the couple before their party for portraits at Whitaker & Atlantic and at Dock 1053 staples Hummingbird and Glas Neon. Then it was dinner and ice cream from Two Roosters, followed by a dance party spun by Frank with Bunn DJ Co. Check out some highlights:

silhouette Wedding portrait at Hummingbird Raleigh | photo by Kivus & Camera black and white portrait of a couple standing next to neon shooting stars at Glas Neon in Raleigh, NC | photo by Kivus & Camera photograph of a couple holding a small dog between their faces and kissing the dog wedding portrait of a couple in front of a pink neon sign that says Hummingbird couple in casual wedding attire stands in front of a bar with a neon sign that says "Cheers" and the couple is holding their drinks out toward the camera | photo by Kivus & Camera tables on the deck at Whitaker & Atlantic wedding are decorated with blue and white table cloths and yellow and orange florals | photo by Kivus & Camera overhead photograph of a wedding reception at Whitaker & Atlantic, a Raleigh wedding venue Wedding guests stand and applaud with the couple visible facing the guests in the foreground couple's first dance at Whitaker & Atlantic | photo by Kivus & Camera

Note the photo on the slideshow behind them from the scuba ceremony!

Couple shares their first dance at Whitaker & Atlantic. In the background, a slideshow projected on the wall shows a photo of the two scuba-diving | photo by Kivus & Camera this is your sign to have ice cream at your wedding Wedding reception at Whitaker & Atlantic in Raleigh, NC

Craig & Nancy’s Whitaker & Atlantic wedding team:

Venue: Whitaker & Atlantic, with additional portraits at Hummingbird and Glas Neon
DJ: Frank from Bunn DJ Co
Catering: Posh Nosh
Florals: Petal & Oak
Rentals: American Party Rentals
Ice Cream: Two Roosters

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

You deserve the best wedding photographer. The wedding photographer who creates bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. With Kivus & Camera as your wedding photographer team, you’ll get unforgettable, breath-taking wedding photos that stand out from the crowd. As past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers, and we’d love to make magic for you.

(Though we live in Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 other states or countries to be your wedding photographer! Just let us know when and where!)

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