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Cotton Room Durham Wedding / Stephanie + Chris Wedding

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Wow, wow, wow! Literally the only words that kept coming out of my mouth all day during this gorgeous wedding. Rob and I made our way to Durham for Stephanie and Chris’s wedding at The Cotton Room. This venue had the most amazing light pouring through the floor to ceiling windows and is the perfect spot for a couple to say I do! You will see what I’m talking about when you scroll down, but wow!!!

Stephanie and Chris’s wedding was quite simply one of the smoothest weddings we have EVER shot! WHY?? Y’all when we say we recommend a first look…… WE RECOMMEND A FIRST LOOK! I get it, I am from the south and understand why you wouldn’t want to have one…the look when you walk down the aisle! But when you see the photos below, you will understand why it made this day the most smoothest wedding day ever, plus Stephanie and Chris now have a ton of portraits because of it! We were able to photograph the first look, full bridal party, and family portraits all before the ceremony! So everyone was able to go straight to cocktail hour and enjoy themselves rather than sit through pictures waiting for their drinks and apps. All the praise hands! Also those twirls and spinning, Chris looking at his soon to be bride… I CAN’T HANDLE IT!! He was able to see her… just her, walking towards him. He was able to grab her hand, kiss her, spin her, hug her, tell her how beautiful she looked and talk to her!! It brings the nerves down and its the most romantic moment during the whole day. Okay, Im done with that… if you are trying to decide on to have a first look or not…. keep scrolling! 🙂

Stephanie’s lace dress fit her perfectly and paired so well with all the mauve colored florals and bridesmaid dresses! Everything was perfection and this sweet couple could not have had a more beautiful day!

Photography: Amy Allen Photography
Makeup and Hair done by: Makeup By Ashley Mooney
Dress designer: Lillian West
Planner: Heather Schaffran
Pies and Dessersts: The Cotton Room
Invitations: Minted
Officiant: Antoine Smith
DJ: Bunn DJ (Mark McNally) Venue: The Cotton Room
Florist: Petal and Oak

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous photos! WOW is the perfect word for this wedding 💕 Great job to all, the end results are stunning. So happy they did “first look”. I had never heard of it before, but it was beautiful. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures!

  2. Mark Reynolds says:

    I’m blown away. I’ve been to many weddings in my years. This was far and away the most beautiful in my experience. Everything was perfect thank you to the photographers and the staff of if the Cotton Room. You made my son and daughter in law’s wedding something to be treasured


    Best Wedding EVER!! From start to finish. These photos really captured all the “Love”and sparkle. So happy it got to take place. Literally blew me away. My heart and mind will remember it all forever. Amazing job and wonderful, wonderful pictures. Thanks1

  4. Colleen Spataro says:

    What a gorgeous couple& most beautiful wedding! Stunning photography and amazing venue. Looking at this montage of pictures made me feel like l experienced the wedding in person! The staging was well thought out and just added to their beautiful day. What wonderful memories they will for years to come,as they look back on this portfolio. Many thanks to all who helped Chris and Stephanie to create and share their special day!

  5. Camille Deal says:

    I actually looked at the Cotton Room when I was planning my wedding, but unfortunately they were booked up!

  6. Aj406 says:

    It looks like it was an absolutely incredible day. If this was my wedding I would be so grateful with how it turned out. Great colors! The photography was spot on.

  7. KRISTAL says:

    You have amazing photography skills. love all of these colors.

  8. Emma says:

    Wow! Beyond beautiful photos.

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