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An Intimate Wedding at Hill House in Durham

It was such a pleasure to design an intimate wedding on the porch of the Hill House in Durham. Our inspiration for this design was a nod to the history of the Hill House and its European Villa feel. Built in 1911, this Spanish Colonial Revival mansion boasts historic details with modern amenities. The ornate architecture of the house paired with the location in the heart of Downtown Durham inspired this "destination wedding meets local" wedding at Hill House Durham.


All Photography featured below is the creative work of Danielle Volk Creative.


The Hill House Wedding Venue in Durham, North Carolina
The Hill House of Durham

Steeped in history and European influence, the Hill House was the perfect backdrop to showcase Spring in North Carolina. This shoot was styled with all the elements of a garden soiree. the sun-drenched patio ceremony called for elements of fresh blooms local to North Carolina, and notes of blue and yellow as a nod to the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, peaches were tied into the color scheme to echo the terra cotta tile and stucco architecture.


An intimate wedding ceremony on the patio of the Hill House in Durham, North Carolina features local North Carolina flowers and a mediterranean color scheme

The natural wooden chairs provided by Curated Events matched our ceremony perfectly.


Intimate mediterranean garden party wedding ceremony with colorful florals

While our inspiration was European, our design called for a heavy emphasis on locally sourced and sustainable materials provided by Comfy Florals. Every bloom featured in our florals were grown in North Carolina.


Spring peach blue and yellow wedding bouquets


Yellow blue and peach mediterranean inspired bridal bouquet adds a pop of color and is made with totally local florals


baby blue and white mens boutonniere

The stationery featured handprinted watercolors from Raleigh artist, Bree Ryan. The vow books were painted on handmade paper to evoke the historic ambiance of the Hill House.


Mediterranean and citrus inspired wedding invitation suite


Bright spring wedding in North Carolina

The Hill House also has a beautiful bridal suite with plenty of room to get ready for the day with Peach Cowgirl Beauty! There was even opportunity to get a fun and trendy bathtub picture for the bride!


Bridal party gets read at the hill house in Durham with champagne chilled in a portofino ice bucket

enjoying mimosas on wedding day provided by significant events nc

Hill House in Durham Wedding getting ready bridal suite

Hill House Durham Wedding venue has bathtub for bridal pictures

The details of the day could not be complete without some sparkle from Diamonds Direct!


Bridal details feature heels with a bow by Steve Madden and jewelry from Diamonds Direct

Old world European sapphire blue bridal earrings are something blue for the wedding day

And of course, you can't have a wedding without a reception! The cocktail hour was on the patio, and the reception was hosted in the music room of the Hill House. The table scapes tied together elements of Italy and a color scheme consistent with the florals.


Wedding cocktail cart with limoncello and aperol sprite

reception at the Hill House in Durham with a lot of candles at the sweetheart table

Mediterranean lemon and blue tile inspired wedding cake by S Richardson

Lemon and olive wedding details

vintage Italian wedding sweetheart table

vintage italian wedding reception decor

mediterranean garden party spring tables cape decor

The shoot finally featured a bridal tea party as a nod to the old world charm of the home. The tea party rentals were courtesy of Tea Time 2 You in Wake Forest. For snacks, we enjoyed desserts from S. Richardson Cakes and a macaron tower from Pastries by J.


Bridal shower tea party

bridal shower tea party with macaron tower

Southern tea party bridal shower

Bride and Bridesmaids take a photo with parasol umbrellas on patio in Durham, North Carolina

Featured Vendors

Planning & Design: Significant Events / Photographer: Danielle Volk Creative  / Venue: Hill House  / Cakes/Desserts: Stephanie Richardson  / Macarons: Pastries by J / Stationery: Bree Ryan  / Videography: Cirque 91 / Bridal Gown and Accessories: Savvi  Formalwear / Florist: Comfy Florals / HMUA: Peach Cowgirl Beauty / Rentals: Curated Events Raleigh  / Teaparty Rentals: Tea Time 2 You  / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids 


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