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The Graham Mill Wedding | Joey & Yunjoo

First kiss The Graham Mill wedding ceremony

Wow I so genuinely enjoyed this wedding!! How do I best describe it? Joey and Yunjoo’s wedding at the Graham Mill was beautiful, love-filled, Christ-centered, and FUN! I mean I was literally laughing along with the guests during the groomsmen’s speeches. Later, I was nearly brought to tears when a bridesmaid sang the hymn “Be Thou My Vision” following the toasts!

This wedding was also filled with tons of personal touches from the bride and groom. In lieu of a traditional cocktail hour, they served boba tea from Boba Baba Cafe! For dessert, they had mochi donuts (also provided by the Boba Baba Cafe)! It is so much fun when couples aren’t afraid to throw in their personality.

The Graham Mill

I highly recommend hosting your wedding at the Graham Mill! From a photographer’s perspective, it was perfect. It has an abundance of natural light, trendy getting ready rooms, and a variety of photo-worthy backdrops. Some of these back drops include white barn doors, a garage door focal point, exposed brick walls, and a cute backyard. The venue can seat up to 200 guests, or 240 cocktail style. It is a 30-minute drive from Durham, or just under an hour from Raleigh. In my opinion, it is worth the drive!

If you are looking for a similar venue that is a bit closer to the Triangle, check out this wedding reception at the Cotton Room in Durham. The Cotton Room is a bit larger of a venue, but it has that same industrial feel!

Where to Stay

The Graham Mill is located in Graham, NC, which is right beside Burlington and Mebane. There are a variety of hotels nearby in the mid-range price point, including the Fairfield Inn and Suites and the Hampton Inn, or for a more luxury experience, drive 30 minutes from Durham where you could stay at the Washington Duke Inn or the Durham Hotel.

Amazing Vendor Team

I absolutely loved working with this sweet couple, and bonus–they had an awesome vendor team! Trent from Something Fabulous Weddings served as the day-of-coordinator, and he made the day run seamlessly. I highly recommend him if you’re still looking for a wedding planner coordinator! Catering was provided by Sassool, a Mediterranean restaurant with locations in Cary and North Raleigh. One great feature of Sassool is their abundance of dairy-free options for those with allergies or intolerances. The florals were actually provided by the bride’s mother herself! Typically, I would recommend hiring a professional florist, as I’ve seen DIYers arrive too late, but Yunjoo’s mother did an great job!

Man, I had a hard time narrowing down the photos from this wedding to share with you today. They were all just so beautiful! I hope you enjoy!

wedding invitation program and rings
wedding rings and ribbon on a dish
The Graham Mill wedding ceremony design

bridesmaid cheering for bride
maid of honor fixing bride's wedding dress

bride at the Graham Mill with veil and bouquet looking out the window

groom's tie is being adjusted by a groomsmen
groom is waiting for the first look at the Graham Mill in front of white barn doors
bride is coming down the hallway for first look
bride taps groom on the shoulder during first look

bride laughing while being held by the groom
veil flutters during bride and groom portrait standing in front of window and brick wall
full veil is seen while bride and groom stand together in front of window and brick wall

bride and groom holding hands in front of brick wall

bride standing with bouquet in front of brick wall
bride and groom kiss while bridesmaids and groomsmen lean in around them
bride and groom kiss while bridesmaids and groomsmen cheer

bridesmaids lean in to take a selfie
floral bouquet attached to back of wedding ceremony chair
guests wait for wedding to begin in the ceremony space
groom waits at the altar smiling

bride and father walk down the aisle
groom smiling and crying when he sees his bride
bride and father smiling as they walk down the aisle

bride and groom kiss in front of large garage door window
bride and groom kiss down the aisle with guests cheering behind them

bride and groom share boba tea after the ceremony

bride and groom share first dance
bride and groom share first dance in bright industrial venue

father daughter dance during wedding with brick wall and windows
mother son dance during wedding with brick wall and windows
mochi donuts sit on plates on table at a wedding

bride and groom dance surrounded by friends

bride and groom hold each other close during flower petal exit

Venue: The Graham Mill

Wedding Coordinator: Something Fabulous Weddings

Rentals: Curated Events

Boba Tea & Mochi Donuts: Boba Baba Cafe

Catering: Sassool

The Photographer Behind the Lens

I'm Megan, a wedding photographer based in Raleigh, NC who is obsessed with telling love stories through the art of photography. I'd love the chance to tell your unique love story, too!

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