Downtown Durham at Dusk… A Story of Sapphire and Stars
Downtown Durham at Dusk… A Story of Sapphire and Stars

“The clouds are patchy, in motion. Their canopy seems to hold you in, hold you together—the air just yours, the sunset that bleeds through the horizon edge almost tangible. The clouds are a deep blue as they break, as your voice breaks in the midst of a promise, as you look up and finally see the hot metal shine of the first stars. Everyone knows the dark is intimate and here you are within it, joining with voices, the deepest and most personal connection: linked at the soul, at the heart, for life. As this blue and bright night folds its quiet around you, settles vows on your shoulders, you laugh in delight, kiss and embrace, and begin.” – Kate Marchetto, MKM Photography

Where should I elope? Do I need a venue, or…?
Where should I elope? Do I need a venue, or…?

It’s your wedding day, and you’re holding hands with your partner, looking deep into each others’ loving gaze. You’re about to share your vows, but first, you smile at your partner and take a deep breath to revel in the moment. Steeped in emotion and warmth as you stand on the threshold of life’s greatest adventure, the officiant nods, encouraging you to take your time, and you take a look around.

Autumn in the Moonlight – Ang H Studio
Autumn in the Moonlight – Ang H Studio

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year for weddings! However, some couples feel like once they have decided on a fall wedding, they have to incorporate pumpkins, apple cider, burgundy or dark green to make it an official fall wedding. Now, we love our Pumpkin Spice Lattes like everyone else, but fall weddings can still be outside of the box. Our vision for this shoot was to create a darker, romantic setting while still complimenting fall. We started visualizing something dark and sophisticated; the strong colors and atypical palette of oranges, plums and wheat were pulled together to give inspiration to brides and grooms and to evoke old-world elegance.

Eloping Your Way is as Easy as Picking the Right Vendors
Eloping Your Way is as Easy as Picking the Right Vendors

As you begin to dream up your perfect elopement, you have the opportunity to get just as beautiful, creative and personal with your design as you would with a traditional wedding. With the luxury of doing whatever the heck you actually want to do on your wedding day, you can do things as spontaneously as you like, or you can put a plan in place to have the most stress-free and enjoyable day you can imagine.

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