Beth and Reed’s Umstead Wedding!
Beth and Reed were married this past June at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary. Beth came to us not knowing exactly what she wanted for her wedding, except that she liked the color green! After putting together a few design board ideas for her, she picked the one she liked the best and the planning took off from there. Throughout the entire planning process, Beth and Reed were amazing to work with and I loved every minute of it. They both truly trusted and valued our opinion and it made the planning experience so relaxed and enjoyable for both sides.
I always looked forward to any wedding appointment I had with the two of them. I don’t even know how we got anything done because most of the time was spent laughing. Reed’s sense of humor is unmatched! Both Beth and Reed have such vivacious personalities and they make a perfect pair in so many ways.
I was extremely excited when it came time for their big day! I was 9 months pregnant (their wedding day was actually my due date!) but I was determined to be there for their entire wedding (although I did have two of my lovely girls, Kailey and Gina, ready as back-up just in case)! I was thrilled that my bundle of joy was a great listener and planner, and waited until the wedding was over to arrive! I left Beth and Reed’s reception that night and checked right into the hospital and Baby G was born the next day. It was such a joy to be a part of Beth and Reed’s special day and see them start a life of laughter and happiness together!
Beth and Reed – Thank you for choosing A Southern Soiree to handle all the details of your wedding day! I enjoyed working with you so much and look forward to staying in touch! Also, a big thanks for writing the review below on Wedding Wire!
“Our wedding on June 30, 2012 at Sacred Heart Cathedral and reception at The Umstead Hotel & Spa was absolutely perfect thanks to Megan, Gina and A Southern Soiree! I run a small business and was worried about finding the time to plan a wedding and do my job and it never would have turned out so amazing without Megan and Gina! When I first met with Megan I had venues picked and thought I wanted the color green – that’s all I knew – and she took that and ran with it – selecting the perfect vendors for our taste, considering every detail that never would have crossed my mind and making sure I was happy every step of the way! PLUS Megan was nine months pregnant and due ON our wedding day and still spent the entire day making sure the wedding went off smoothly – she went into labor later that night- talk about the PERFECT planner! We adore Megan, Gina and A Southern Soiree and cannot recommend them more highly! We want to renew our vows annually just so they can plan the event!”
Dara Blakeley did a wonderful job capturing the fun-filled atmosphere of the night! Here are a few of our favorites : )
Thanks to all the vendors that helped make this wedding perfect!
Ceremony Venue – Sacred Heart Cathedral
Reception Venue – The Umstead Hotel
Cake – Sweet Memories Bakery
Florist – Tre Bella Florist
Band – Michel Jons Band
Hair/Makeup – Margo Williams with Belloviso
Photographer – Dara Blakeley
Linens – CE Rental
Invitations – Maria Scheel Invitations
Programs and Guest Book Cards – The Green Kangaroo