When I think of a classic romance, I think of Rob and Hope. Every detail right down to their shoes said “traditional” southern wedding. These two prioritized family and each other when planning their wedding. Hope and Rob met at Duke and honored their romantic beginning by tying the knot at the Duke University chapel on March 10th. Did you know that couples actually camp out to have their wedding at the Duke chapel? Hope is currently in Medical School at Duke so it stands to reason that the pair would want to take part in this age-old tradition. Rob even proposed at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens with her whole family hidden in the atrium! Their engagement session at the Duke Gardens was one of my favorites this year. 

Their wedding morning began at their reception venue: The Washington Duke Inn. The WaDuke is a historic staple for the university and hosts a number of ballrooms and a lovely golf course! Hope spent the morning listening to a wedding themed playlist while Rob turned on ESPN and kicked back on a different floor. Hope’s Vera Wang dress had to be carried out by 5 bridesmaids because it was so full and steamed to perfection! Once at the chapel, Hope used the Duke Parlor to step in to her gown as Rob and his boys took photos under the South Arcades. The ceremony was stunning; the two skipped the readings to make space for more hymns sung at the lectern with the congregation. After their first kiss, the newlyweds signed their marriage license and snapped a few “Just Married” portraits on West Campus. Their reception was set to the musical stylings of the Crystal Clear band! Hope and Rob never seemed to leave the dance floor! The two ran out to their car after being showered by rice and cheers from their friends. Here are my favorite shots of the day! 




Photography: Kir2ben | kir2ben.com

Venue: Duke University | Duke Chapel

Reception: Washington Duke Inn | WaDuke

Day of Coordination/Planner: Amanda Scott | A Swanky Affair

Hair: Ashleigh Paschall

Floral: Watered Garden

Cake: Ashley Cakes

Cocktail Music: Mary at Ariosos Strings

Wedding Dress: Vera Wang

Shoes: Kate Spade

Jewelry: Heirloom

Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung

Transportation: Eco Style

Videographer: 21 Films | Twenty One Films

Band: Crystal Clear | Sam Hill Entertainment  

Officiant: Eric Youngblood | Rock Creek Fellowship



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