Author archives: Kelley Ann Ward

Blair and Danny’s Merrimon-Wynne House Wedding

Blair and Danny's Merrimon-Wynne House Wedding
Having recently moved to North Carolina from New York City, this sweet couple dreamed of a wedding day where their family and friends could enjoy a taste of place they now call home and have grown to love.  In search of southern history and charm, the Merrimon Wynne House proved to be the perfect location for Blair and Danny's southern, garden chic vision to come to l[...]

Tiffany and Eric’s Country Club of Virginia Wedding!

Tiffany and Eric's Country Club of Virginia Wedding!
We were beyond tickled to partner with Tiffany and her sweet family on such a fabulous weekend at The Country of Virginia this spring.  We had the privileged of assisting Tiffany's sister, Stephanie and her husband, Stephen, on their wedding a few years back (check out their wedding here) and we couldn't be more honored to be a part of another amazing weekend for one [...]

Jennifer and Han’s Duke Gardens Wedding!

Jennifer and Han's Duke Gardens Wedding!
Duke Chapel and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens proved to be the perfect settings for Jennifer and Han's sophisticated and timeless wedding vision to come to life.  A neutral palette paired with simple yet elegant details made for the perfect garden affair.  A evening full of delicious bites and cocktails followed by sweet treats and old school tunes, allowed Jennifer and H[...]

Jorge and Mary’s Umstead Hotel and Spa Wedding!

Jorge and Mary's Umstead Hotel and Spa Wedding!
We are very pleased to introduce you to Mary and Jorge! This sweet couple dreamed of a casual but sophisticated event that would represent their laid back personalities, while also tying in the glamorous setting of The Umstead Hotel and Spa. Mary had a vision of bringing the outdoors in, so we transformed the space into a rustic yet elegant affair for her spring time [...]

Kelli and Will’s 12 Oaks Country Club Wedding!

Kelli and Will's 12 Oaks Country Club Wedding!
  A fall day surrounded by rich colors, crisp fall weather and love… could it get any better? We don’t think so!  Kelli and Will said “I Do” in November at the beautiful 12 Oaks Country Club, and we are excited to share this sweet couple's wedding with you today!  A warm palette of jewel tones, copper and greenery accented the industrial chic space that is 12 Oa[...]

Dennis and Margaret’s Umstead Wedding!

Dennis and Margaret's Umstead Wedding!
Classic and sophisticated describes not only this chic affair but this sweet couple who said “I Do” this October at The Umstead Hotel and Spa.  Margaret and Dennis are two of the most poised, kind and genuine people we have had the pleasure of working with and their wedding day was truly a reflection of the love they have for not only each other but their friends and [...]

An Evening at Gatsby’s Manor!Surprise 50th Birthday Celebration

An Evening at Gatsby's Manor!
Jay Gatsby would have been proud of the fabulous party thrown in honor of our amazing client's 50th birthday celebration this fall.  It was a night of jazz, flappers, sequins and gin and it made for the perfect Gatsby soiree at Graylyn Estates.  Each room was transformed into a magical setting through the use of glamorous custom furniture, extravagant blooms and rich [...]

Catherine and Kyle’s Durham Wedding!

Catherine and Kyle's Durham Wedding!
Meeting and falling in love at Duke University made Duke University Chapel  and  Bay 7 at American Tobacco the perfect locations for our couple, Catherine and Kyle, to say "I do" this September. The bride's vision of a formal fall affair designed around her love of architecture and ornate styles was brought to life through a rich palette of marsala and burgundy accent[...]

Eliza and Matt’s Duke Chapel and Cotton Room Wedding!

Eliza and Matt's Duke Chapel and Cotton Room Wedding!
A modern day Audrey Hepburn is how we view our sweet bride, Eliza!  Her classic style paired with her stunning Austin Scarlett gown made for the most beautiful  summertime soiree at Duke University Chapel and The Cotton Room.   Matt and Eliza met after his freshman year at Duke when he was home for the summer and began a nursing research internship at UVA, where Eliza[...]