Lauren and Garry’s Springtime Umstead Wedding

 

Lauren and Garry were married this past April at The Umstead Hotel in Cary.  Imagine starting new jobs, building a house, and planning a wedding…all at the same time!  Yes, it can be done!  That’s how things went for Lauren and Garry, and in spite of all those things happening at once, it was a fabulous celebration with many special moments for all.  Garry’s two daughters were able to get ready for the big day with Lauren and her girls, while all had a hand in caring for the baby of the group, Lauren and Garry’s Pug “Bones!”  It was a day full of laughter, love and beauty and I loved working with them, and with Lauren’s mom Gina.  Thank you Kevin Milz for the amazing photos and a big THANK YOU to Lauren and Garry for their wonderful review on Wedding Wire!  I’m so thrilled to have been a part of their special day!

 

Thank you Kevin Milz for the amazing photos and a big THANK YOU to Lauren and Garry for this wonderful review on Wedding Wire!

We had the pleasure of working with Megan and Gina for our April 27th wedding at the Umstead Hotel and Spa. It was hands down, the best day of my life! Everything about the night was perfect and more than I could have ever dreamed of. My husband and I got engaged in February 2012, and we started working with a Southern Soiree that summer. I was new to Raleigh, busy with work and my Mom lived out-of-state, so she was insistent on using a wedding planner. I am so thankful that she did her research and contacted Megan to plan our wedding; they guided us through every step of the planning process. Right from the start, Megan new the vision we were looking for, and helped us pick the best vendors in the area that suited our needs. She set-up and attended all of our important meetings and even coordinated them for times when my Mom could fly into town. Megan and Gina were so thorough with every detail and had answers/suggestions/examples to share for every question we had. On the day of, I was able to enjoy every minute of getting ready with my family and friends because Megan had all the details and timelines planned-out. My wedding was absolutely perfect, thanks to Megan and Gina– hands down the best wedding planners EVER.

Lauren and her girls in matching robes!

Lauren and her girls in matching robes!

Beautiful Calla Lily Bouquet from Tre Bella

Beautiful Calla Lily Bouquet from Tre Bella

Isn't she stunning!

Garry's girls getting some lovin' from Bones!

Garry’s girls getting some lovin’ from Bones!

BONES!

BONES!

Lauren and Garry

Bones makes a great ring bearer :)

Bones makes a great ring bearer 🙂

Lauren and Garry

They're married :)

They’re married 🙂

Stylish!

Stylish!

Great shot of the head table!

Great shot of the head table!

Love these tall arrangements from Tre Bella!

Love these tall arrangements from Tre Bella!

First Dance ... Gangnam Style!

First Dance … Gangnam Style!

Ice Cream Sundae toppings!

Ice Cream Sundae toppings!

Congratulations Lauren and Garry!!

Congratulations Lauren and Garry!!

Thank you to all of these wonderful vendors for making Lauren and Garry’s big day special!

Venue: The Umstead

Officiant: Terry-Michael Newell

Photographer: Kevin Milz

DJ: Randy Bennett with Joe Bunn DJ Company

Hair and Makeup: Ginger Mullins

Cake: Sweet Memories

Florist: Tre Bella

Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Arioso Strings

Rentals: CE Rentals

Stationery: Emdotzee

Calligraphy:  Calligraphy by Carrie