After running into each other around town three times in one week, Andy knew it had to be fate and asked Jacki out on their first date. Fast-forward a couple years, and Jacki and Andy are planning their elegant wedding at the Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, North Carolina. The black and white sophisticated design added a timeless feel to the big day. The bridesmaids wore light blue gowns to add a pop of color to the simple, classic color palette. Talented photographer Nathan Abplanalp captured the exquisite day perfectly!
Jacki and Andy
Hope Valley Country Club, Durham, North Carolina
We wanted a classic, timeless wedding so this was our inspiration for our special day.
We absolutely loved having our ceremony at the stunning Duke Chapel with our family and close friends there to support us.
The Couple Recommends:
Nathan, our photographer captured all of our special moments during our wedding weekend and we can’t thank him enough for his amazing work. You plan so long for the most perfect wedding and it all goes by so fast so having these beautiful memories is priceless. I also highly recommend our videographer, Hart to Heart media. They made the most perfect 12-15 minute “feature film” that beautifully summed up our entire wedding weekend — that helps us relive the special weekend in a matter of minutes. You also get the full video, which is absolutely wonderful as well. Cinda made the most delicious wedding cake I have ever had…and I have had many pieces of wedding cake! If you are in the Triangle area in NC, she is the way to go! Becky at Tre Bella Florist is also just wonderful! She works with you throughout the entire process and makes things easy on the bride. It was such a pleasure working with her and the flowers were absolutely stunning.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Nathan Abplanalp
Ceremony Venue – Duke University Chapel
Reception Venue – Hope Valley Country Club
Floral Design – Tre Bella Florist
Catering – Hope Valley Country Club
Cake – Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Live Music – 14 Karat Gold, Bluestone Entertainment (cocktail hour violinist)
Videography – Hart to Heart Media
Invitations – William Arthur
Makeup Artist – Kim Mareno
Hair Styling – Illuminate Salon
Wedding Dress – Amsale
Bridal Accessories – Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – LulaKate
Groom’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse (designer Vera Wang)
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse (designer Vera Wang)
Thank you to Nathan Abplanalp for giving us a glimpse into Jacki and Andy’s timeless wedding at the Hope Valley Country Club! Looking for formal wedding inspiration? Head over to this formal, rustic wedding at The Lodge at Torrey Pines!