This bride and groom – both Duke University graduates – returned to their college town to make their wedding vows over Memorial Day Weekend. Now residing in Washington, D.C., the couple called upon North Carolina wedding planner Katie Dunn with La Fête to design and execute a ceremony and reception at the noted Washington Duke Inn. A striking palette of lilac and navy, the bride’s favorite colors, set a mood that was both formal and fun. Tre Bella used beautiful shades of lilac roses throughout the floral design and the same lilac roses were used to separate each layer of the dramatic 4 tier wedding cake designed by Ashley Cakes. DJ Randy Bennett with Bunn DJ Company kept the dance floor packed all night! A favorite moment during the reception was the bride and mother singing “Wide Open Spaces” by the Dixie Chicks. They were adorable! Check out these beautiful images from the evening provided by Brian Mullins Photography!