Kate and Gus’ Durham Wedding!

I’m excited to share this wedding with you! Kate and Gus were married this past April in Kate’s hometown of Durham! We had so much fun planning their wedding even though Kate and Gus were living all the way in California. I may have been jealous every now and then during our phone planning sessions when it was freezing cold here, yet they were getting ready to head out to the beach for some surfing! Luckily, Kate had the help of her wonderful mother throughout the planning as well. Between the four of us, I’d say we came up with one of the most fun and personal weddings they could have ever imagined! Their ceremony was held outdoors in the fields of Duke Homestead. Kate’s brother officiated the wedding, Gus and some of the guys built their arbor, and one of my favorite touches was the live music performed by some of their closest friends!

After the ceremony, everyone headed over to The Cookery for some delicious food, catered by Durham Catering, and probably one of the greatest parties of their lives 😉 Mark McNally had the dance floor packed all night long (and let me add … it was some of the best dance moves I’ve seen in a long time!). They wrapped up the night with a special song that EVERYONE knew (written by the talented videographer/friend), serenading Kate and Gus.

Be sure to check out their video for an inside look of the day: http://vimeo.com/m/95905382 (password gussandkate)!

Also make sure to check out our post about their engagement!

Thanks Kate, Gus, and of course both your families for allowing me to be part of such a wonderful and joyous day!

Take a look at some of my favorite images from the day thanks to Benjamin Goodpasture:

Kate and Gus

Kate and Gus

Gus' dad helping him get ready - looking good Gus!

Gus’ dad helping him get ready – looking good Gus!

Succulents all the way from California! Kate did such a great job making the guys boutonnieres.

Succulents all the way from California! Kate did such a great job making the guys boutonnieres.

Kate and Gus

Love this shot of all the girls!

Love this shot of all the girls!

Love this picture of Kate's dad walking her down the aisle (and her face as she sees all her family and friends for the first time that day!)

Love this picture of Kate’s dad walking her down the aisle (and her face as she sees all her family and friends for the first time that day!)

They're married!!!

They’re married!!!
After the recessional, Kate and Gus' bridal party danced and circled around the two of them! Love all the happiness and excitement for them!

After the recessional, Kate and Gus’ bridal party danced and circled around the two of them! Love all the happiness and excitement for them!

Kate's stunning bouquet she made!

Kate’s stunning bouquet she made!

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Kate and Gus

Fun on the dance floor!

Fun on the dance floor!

Thanks to these awesome vendors for making the day perfect 🙂

Ceremony Venue: Duke Homestead

Reception Venue: The Cookery

Florist: Tre Bella

DJ: Bunn DJ- Mark McNally

Photographer: Benjamin Goodpasture

Videographer: Sara Oliveira

Baker: Daisy Cakes and family friends

Caterer: Durham Catering

Transportation: White Horse

Rentals: Best Rent-AllAmerican Party Rentals