Category archives: Reception Locations

Camille and Bryan’s French-English Inspired Wedding

Camille and Bryan's French-English Inspired Wedding
Camille and Bryan were married this past May at the beautiful Umstead Hotel and Spa. Their wedding was nothing short of perfection. The day was the perfect blend of Camille and Bryan's style and background. French-English Elegance is a great way to describe the overall feel and look of the day. Having lived in France for a few years, Camille knew she wanted to[...]

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 [...]

Alex and Marcus’ Umstead Wedding

Alex and Marcus' Umstead Wedding
Alex and Marcus were married at the beautiful Umstead Hotel in March! Their day was full of love, and we are very excited to share it with you. It was the perfect spring morning as Alex and her girls got ready in her suite overlooking the ceremony lawn. When it came time to put on her wedding gown, Alex’s mom was right there to help her so that Alex wowed her [...]

Anna and Butch’s Elegant Winter Wedding

Anna and Butch's Elegant Winter Wedding
Anna and Butch’s December wedding was pure winter elegance! The decorated tree shone brightly through the front bay window as guests arrived at the Merrimon-Wynne House. The walls inside were decorated with Anna’s artwork, and the modern floral arrangements by Watered Garden accented her pieces beautifully. Dinner was held beneath the stars in a clear tent, wi[...]

Amanda and Matt’s Lush Fall Wedding

Amanda and Matt's Lush Fall Wedding
Stunning. Unique. Stylish. All perfect words to describe Amanda and Matt's October wedding at The Umstead Hotel. This adorable couple was so much fun to work with. Not only were they kind and thoughtful, but they were also detail driven in getting ready for their big day. That made them perfect for us, and made for the perfect wedding!  We were able to bring b[...]

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 [...]

Jennifer and Blake’s Rose Hill Plantation Wedding

Jennifer and Blake's Rose Hill Plantation Wedding
Rose Hill Plantation always provides the prettiest of backdrops for any wedding and that was no exception for Jennifer and Blake's summertime wedding this past August! As a planner it's always an honor to be referred by a past clients. It's an even bigger honor when that past client is referring their sibling. We had the pleasure of working with Blake's older sister, [...]

Lindsay and Hal’s Umstead Wedding

Lindsay and Hal's Umstead Wedding
This sweet couple knows how to throw one heck of a wedding, and we were so excited to be part of it!  Lindsay and Hal originally planned to have a destination wedding in Aruba last September, but with Zika outbreaks in the news they decided it might be best to switch locations and stay closer to home.  After some research, the found the Umstead and decided to [...]

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[...]