Erin and Matt's wedding at The Cookery was the third one I've done there. The Cookery is a fabulous venue for a smaller wedding and you can dress it up or down. It is truly a wonderful repurposed building right in downtown Durham.
View from the side with the amazing mural!
The main room is concrete floor, exposed brick and industrial fixtures. Extremely versatile.
Up on the mezzanine there is room for more seating. I have done a wedding up on this level too.
A symbolic tribute to Matt and Erin's wedding day! The calligrapher is Marika Wendelken.
No traditional wedding cake for this couple. They chose cakes by Chez Moi and pies from Scratch.
The view from the mezzanine as the guests start arriving.
Jack Pope, our ring bearer, is ready for the ceremony to begin!
The guests are filling in the chairs. Latecomers were fortunate that the second row was available!
Matt, on the right, and his groomsmen are ready for the ceremony to begin.
John, our best man, Matt and I get lined up to enter.
First couple are Brad and Tina.
Second couple are Joe and Sarah.
Then Leo and Julie.
Our Maid of Honor Jennifer enters solo.
Erin was stashed out of sight up on the mezzanine and on cue descends the steps.
Her father, Dave, joined her at the foot of the steps and escorted her in.
Welcome to all, opening prayer, remembering those loved ones no longer with us then a tribute to their parents.
Then what they love about each other and look forward to in marriage.
They exchanged their vows and it was time for Jack to hand me the rings!
I invited Erin and Matt to gaze around at their guests who were honoring them on their wedding day.
Pronouncing them husband and wife!
Matt dived in for the kiss!
And here they are! The Newlyweds!
Always a triumphant moment!
Outside for photos!