Matt and Jenna are two people who know themselves and what they want. And I must add: Creative! I had no idea about the theme until Marty and I arrived at Trotter Hall in Durham (my first wedding there!) for their wedding on January 11, 2014. They had simply transformed the multi-purpose space into their vision for their wedding and it was all vintage--not any old vintage pieces you could pick up here and there, but genuine keepsakes and heirlooms from their families. It was displayed on tables for both bride and groom's families.
Groom's family table.
Bride's family table.
Here is an old ironing board that served as the table for the place cards cleverly made out of corks.
This old table had been made by an ancestor and on it was displayed many other keepsakes.
From Jenna's parents' wedding.
This is Jenna's mom, Nancy, on her wedding day in 1974. Jenna wore this dress sans the sleeves for her wedding.Unifour Brass Ensemble (founded in 1983) here except since he is the father of the bride he did not play. But he is giving them instructions! They were great!
Jenna and Matt's photo graced one of the tables in the entrance.
Trotter Hall (410 W. Geer St.) does not look like much from the outside but it is right in downtown Durham and the interior is well taken care of and quite spacious (6000 sq. ft.). You can see from the sign that it is truly a multi-purpose facility. There is also lots of parking in the back.
This version of a guest book is about the only thing not vintage but the frame likely is!
This wonderful variety of many cakes were made from family recipes handed down. How unique! The florist was Jenna's parents' backyard and ideas from Etsy. The photographer was Jason King of King Quality Photography. Q-Shack did the catering. Yummy! Great barbecue and collards!
Whitney took her place and I invited the guests to stand for the entrance of the bride and her father.
And so we began. Sawyer got a little fussy so his grandparents took over his care and we continued.
After a warm welcome, Matt's dad, Joe gave the blessing and good wishes.
Time for the vows which they read to each other from my book.
Then the ring exchange.
The moment they legally become husband and wife.....
And out they danced into their new life as a married couple!