Real NC Wedding : Ashley & Cole at A North Meets South Real Nc Wedding
Ashley + Cole: A North Meets South Real NC Wedding
We are so pleased to finally be sharing this gorgeous real NC wedding with you from Cathy Anna Designs. Cathy is a fantastic event planner based out of Oxford, but she coordinates stunning weddings all over the Triangle. This adorable Durham wedding is full of so many sweet personal touches that perfectly highlight and celebrate the different backgrounds of the bride and groom!
A Cathy Anna Designs Real Durham Wedding
“This colorful couple is quite unique…a phenom photographer and a newly minted author, Cole and Ashley were an absolute delight to work with! Their worlds “collided” on September 2, 2012 as they said “I Do” at The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina. With a tender, heartfelt ceremony in front of 250 of their closest friends and family, Ashley and Cole vowed their love and devotion to each other. The bridesmaids were all decked out in various shades of silver, sporting sassy red flats. Their bouquets were crimson colored Gerber daisies tied with ribbon. The guys rocked it out with grey tuxedo pants with red suspenders, argyle socks and some awesome red Vans!
After a touching and beautiful ceremony, the couple took the opportunity to showcase the Bull City by shooting their pics in a field, around local warehouses and beautiful Downtown Durham. The guests traveled over to 604 West, an Italian restaurant in downtown that had been rented out for the evening. The guests were treated to signature drinks designed by the couple and yours truly! The bridal party made their entrance to “black and yellow” and twirled their Pittsburgh Steelers “Terrible Towels” to the crowd’s delight. With amazing food and drinks, the guests embarked on quite a journey. With centerpieces consisting of old cameras and books (a take on both of their loves), and the guests also had translation cards giving a standard statement and then what each statement meant in “southern” and “northern” English! It was just another example of the couple’s sense of humor and love of life. Guest’s favors were coffee beans…Ashley’s favorite, and tea bags with the couple’s monogram…Cole’s favorite.
Oh, and did I mention the dancing??? Let’s just say, no one and I mean NO ONE sat down the whole night! The DJ played the couple’s playlist that was so amazing, not one guest could stop moving…not even the grandmas! Even though we had a tornado warning and thunderstorm throughout the night, when a break in the weather came, guests braved the weather to send the couple out in style through a tunnel of sparklers. The pictures say it all! When North met South…we all won!!! Congrats Ashley and Cole Gorman. Your are truly a match made in Heaven!”
– Cathy Cain-Anna
Planner: Cathy Anna Designs
Flowers: Tre Bella
Reception Venue: 604 West
Photographer: Katie Pietrowski Photography