Maisha, a television producer/author, and Jason, a healthcare director, said “I do” at the The Cotton Room in Durham, North Carolina. The two were introduced by Maisha’s best friend and though Maisha was hesitant, she happily agreed. They were destined to meet as they led parallel lives: in that they attended rival high schools, their parents knew each other at North Carolina Central University, their mothers’ worked together at the same retail store, and they shared several mutual friends! It was only a matter of time. After dating for 3 years Jason proposed on Christmas day in 2017.

Their Sleek, Urban Garden wedding was inspired by their long distance relationship. Maisha worked in New York City and fell in love with it’s brownstones and cobblestone streets. She wanted a wedding that coordinated “city life” with the plush, natural beauty of North Carolina. Utilizing The Cotton Room’s exposed brick and wood floors, planner Elana Walker Events added subtle hints of champagne, blush, ecru, navy, gold, and various shades of green in lush florals and accents.

Photographs captured by In His Image Photography offer us the perfect retelling of Maisha and Jason’s amazing day.

Vendor Collaboration

// Invitation Designer: Smitten on Paper // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: House of Abbeydale // Dress Designer: ines di santo // Dress Store: Alexia’s Bridal Boutique // DJ: Cool Receptions LLC // Cake Designer: Ashley’s Cakes // Event Planner: Elana Walker Events // Makeup Artist: Pink Diamonds by Tiwa Lawrence // Floral Designer: Fresh Affairs // Cinema and Video: AO&JO Photography // Invitation Designer: Cute Buttons // Caterer: The Cotton Room Durham // Reception Venue: The Cotton Room Durham // Photographer: In His Image Photography //

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