Dana + Kevin | a minimalist bride's dream


A perfect fall day, an intimate ceremony, + a wild celebration, framed a simply elegant wedding day for Dana + Kevin.

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The Umstead Park was the site for the ceremony, accompanied by a chic archway, homey rug, dainty citronella candles, and a divine arrangement of florals. These elements truly set the stage for an intimate and romantic experience. The speciality pieces came from our good friends at Greenhouse Pickers Sisters, the modern citronella candles came from Lings - our go-to amazon store - and these crazy, amazing florals you see, came from the talented Mood Fleuriste. The overall aesthetic was eloquently met by creating this gorgeous yet effortless arc floral burst, minimalist boutonnieres, and stunning bouquet.


With the ceremony attendees at an intimate number of 20, there was a true feeling of closeness that easily allowed Kevin and Dana to share memories and love with family and close friends. The personal touches at this ceremony, included Kevin’s dad as the officiant, Dana’s sister as the MOH, and kevin’s brother as the BM. This made for an unforgettable moment, that focused only on the love Dana and Kevin share for one another and their families. This quiet, preserved event, was a lovely way for these cuties to begin their life together.

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After the quiet bliss of this perfect ceremony had passed, it was time to celebrate! The two took to downtown Cary to meet more family and friends at the uniquely adaptable Chatham Station. Formally an auto garage in the heart of Cary, this venue’s charming appearance and diverse mechanics makes it a prime location for any wedding. Creating Dana + Kevin’s dream day here was a blast and it easily gave a strong foundation to create a beautiful night for the bride and her vision.

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Staying true to a simple, yet elegant theme, the delectable homestyle meal was catered by Rocky Top Catering. The dinner was fabulous and they topped it off with a precious (and delicious) cookie display. Guests thoroughly enjoyed the food and drinks throughout the cocktail hour and dinner, but as soon as the dance floor was open, they were off to dance! Jim, from All Around Raleigh DJ, provided the music and, of course, kept guests enthralled ALL night long. The DJ had curated a playlist to match the couples energized personalities, so keeping their friends movin’ and groovin’ - yes, we just said groovin’ - appeared seamless.

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When 11:00 rolled around, the party couldn’t, and wouldn’t, stop! The location, music, food, and decorations came together to create the ultimate gathering for the couple and their guests, so naturally, they wanted to keep the party going! Luckily, The Chatham Station’s location has much to offer when it comes to additional event spaces, to keep your party going. This particular crowd headed over to Bond Brothers and couldn’t have been happier. This day was a dream and The Gathering Co. was over the moon to take part in it. Dana and Kevin, we wish you continued happiness, for all your days to come.

A BIG shoutout to the talented Chelsea Morgan for these beautiful photos. To see more, head over to our recent works - here!

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