Author archives: Kelley Ann Ward

James and Melissa’s New York City Engagement Session!

James and Melissa's New York City Engagement Session!
We are anxiously counting down the days until these New Yorkers make their way back south to say "I Do" this spring at the Carolina Inn.  In the meantime, we will continue to obsess over their amazing engagement session in New York City captured by the fabulous Caroline Lima Photography because let's be honest, could these photos be any sweeter?  We hope you enjoy a s[...]

Akeem and Dana’s Umstead Hotel and Spa Wedding Celebration

Akeem and Dana's Umstead Hotel and Spa Wedding Celebration
An evening full of love, laughter and lots of sparkle made for the most magical early Spring wedding at The Umstead Hotel and Spa.  Lush blooms, crystal chandeliers and mirrored accents created a extravagant yet intimate setting for our sweet couple, Akeem and Dana, to say "I Do"!   From mirrored stationery to a seven foot tall hanging wedding cake, each and every det[...]

Kelly and Drew’s Emerald Green Summer Umstead Wedding

Kelly and Drew's Emerald Green Summer Umstead Wedding
Meet Kelly and Drew, dental school sweethearts who said "I do" this June at the beautiful Umstead Hotel and Spa.  This super sweet couple dreamed of an elegant affair full of candlelight, greenery and delicious bites for their guests - making The Umstead the perfect destination for their wedding celebration.  A palette of emerald green and charcoal grey brought warmth[...]

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 [...]