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White and Blush Duke University Chapel Wedding

We were so please that Kate and Doug chose us to design and excute their Duke University Chapel wedding flowers. It’s always an honor to be part of someone’s wedding, and the trust that couples place in our ability to bring to life their floral plans is priceless.

Doug and Kate’s wedding was the highlight of our season. Kate’s modern bridal bouquet was a compact but luxurious white and green arrangement. Stock, white roses and hydrangea were off set beautiful by the most amazing succulents the market had for us that week. 
Duke University Wedding, Floral Dimensions Durham NC

The grooms boutonniere carried through the modern white theme with simple and elegant spray roses that complimented Doug’s navy blue and blush suit. Duke University Wedding, Floral Dimensions Durham NC

Bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets that showed off their blush gowns, and greenery and succulents made the bouquets really pop. Duke University Wedding, Floral Dimensions Durham NC

The Bridal Portrait in the cloisters of Duke Chapel is amazing. The soft color palette accentuated the detail on the brides gown. Combined with her cathedral veil, the look was a soft and elegant but still formal wedding style.

Duke University Wedding, Floral Dimensions Durham NC


Can we have a quick word about succulents here? We LOVE them for many reasons, but in a wedding bouquet, the primary reason we love them is their hardiness. In the southern summer weddings, flowers might begin to wilt in the heat. A well chosen succulent loves heat. It doesn’t wilt. So if you’re planning a wedding during warmer months, adding a succulent or two to your bridal florals will help them stand up to the heat AND give your florals that minimal modern vibe that’s so popular right now. You won’t regret that choice. Duke University Wedding, Floral Dimensions Durham NC

Moving on to the reception, the couple opted to for tall statement making center pieces. Lush arrangements of hydrangea, greenery and light pink roses helped carry on the blush and modern theme from the ceremony. Duke University Wedding, Floral Dimensions Durham NC

A striking modern and  minimal tall center piece was the perfect balance to the floral center pieces.

Duke University Wedding, Floral Dimensions Durham NC


Finally, the bridesmaids bouquets graced other tables, performing double duty as centerpieces. The light green succulents perfectly complimented the white roses and greenery. 
Duke University Wedding, Floral Dimensions Durham NC
Duke University Wedding, Floral Dimensions Durham NC

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Durham Wedding Style: The Cotton Room

Happy New Year from Floral Dimensions!

We’re excited to start out 2020 by sharing some beautiful images from Michael Escobar Photography of a beautiful Durham Wedding at the Cotton Room.  We were pleased to design the wedding florals for this fall wedding and we loved how they came out.

For starters, the color palette was a beautiful deep red color accented by beautiful greenery.  Red anemones, succulents, amaranthus and eucalyptus made up the bridal bouquet. It looked amazing in the overhang outside the cotton room by the railroad tracks.

The bridesmaids bouquets were lush and luxe in their own right, featuring purple and maroon dahlias, some green hydrangea, and the same beautiful red anemones.


The groomsmen and ring bearer continued the red floral design elements by sporting red roses with eucalyptus in their boutonnieres.


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Photos by Michael Escobar Photography

Stephanie, Caitlin, and Jose out did themselves when it came to ceremony floral design. Using a lush minimal inspiration, they designed a rustic ceremony installation of vintage shutter doors, and decorated with dramatic, hanging red amaranthus, the deep red and purple dahlias, and silver dollar eucalyptus among the greenery. They lined the chairs with simple sprigs of eucalyptus to complete the minimal look. Combined with the lights in the twined balls hanging from the ceiling at the Cotton Room, with its long and airy white drapes, the effect was beautiful. The filtered light created a beautiful modern minimal atmosphere, perfect for a fall wedding.

As we move into the reception, our non floral centerpieces took the cake. Caitlin submerged curly willow in tall cylinders filled with water, topped off with a large tea votive and they looked amazing under the dimmed lights of the reception. Other tables included greenery and succulents, and the ceremony centerpiece became a focal point for the lounge area at the reception.

We were so glad to have our wedding floral designs be part of the beautiful modern Durham wedding at the cotton room. If you liked looking at our work, check us out on Instagram and Facebook. We’d love to get to know you and hear about your wedding plans. Use the contact form to schedule a consultation. You can also see more of our wedding work on our wedding page.