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Joyful Intimate Wedding in Durham NC | Takira + Tajai

Intimate wedding Durham NC

Takira and Tajai’s intimate wedding was an absolute dream. And what made it so much sweeter was how much it took to get to this point. Most 2020 brides can relate to having to change most (if not all) of their wedding plans. 


For Takira and Tajai they changed their plans several times! The original wedding was going to be this large gathering back in March. Weeks before their big day lockdown began. Everything was put on hold. After lockdown had lifted Takira decided she wanted an intimate wedding in order to stay safe. The new idea was to go to the WRAL gardens for the afternoon. This plan seemed like it would work up until the weather had other ideas! So then the wedding was moved indoors in the recreation room of an apartment complex. 

The outcome

Even with all the changes and uncertainty Takira and Tajai had an amazing response and day of there was no stress or worries. They were all smiles and the day ended up being so so beautiful!!

All the details came together, the vendors worked together beautifully, and their closest family members got to see them married. Which is all you can ask for on a wedding day!

From the ceremony to the exit, you could feel all the love in the room. Though it was a journey I think it worked out wonderfully.

As a bonus we did a day after session in Wilmington NC for portraits! Those will be coming soon!

Until then, check out this beautiful intimate wedding in Durham NC.

Wedding day details photos
Getting ready wedding photos
Mother helping bride into dress photo
Photo of groom and wedding arch
A fun bonus was Takira getting retweeted by the artist after tweeting about using her song before walking down the aisle!
Wedding rings
Ceremony and reception space
The groom seeing the bride for the first time
Bride and groom at the altar
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Exchanging rings
Bride and grooms first kiss
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Live-streaming the wedding
Wedding reception
Wedding dancing
Wedding reception
Bubble exit
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Vendors // Cake: De La Rose Bakery / Videographer: Ryan Pham / DJ: Ty/Roc Tha Spot Events / Wedding Planner: Natasha Wayne / Florist: Barbara Brusso / Dress: David’s Bridal

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