Category archives: Reception Locations

Becca and Pat’s Summer Merrimon Wynne Wedding

Becca and Pat's Summer Merrimon Wynne Wedding
Becca and Pat Becca and Pat were married this past August and we are just in love with their wedding day details and the emotion captured by our friend, Ginny Corbett.  We had the huge honor of planning Becca's older sister's wedding back in 2011 and were anxiously awaiting the opportunity to work with this caring, funny, and genuinely kind family again!  They are [...]

Ji Won and John’s Durham Bay 7 Wedding

Ji Won and John's Durham Bay 7 Wedding
Ji Won and John were married this past June in a gorgeous ceremony at the always timeless Duke Chapel.  The reception that followed was an elegant and high energy celebration at Angus Barn's Bay 7 in Durham!  Ji Won and John hired us after hearing that we were planning one of John's co-worker's weddings. They were living in Boston and working full time.  With both set[...]

Sydney and Rob’s Summertime Merrimon Wynne Wedding

Sydney and Rob's Summertime Merrimon Wynne Wedding
Sydney and Rob celebrated one of the best days of their lives this past July in downtown Raleigh! From the first time we met with Sydney and her mom Kim, we knew that although some might think it's crazy to get married in the dead of summer in North Carolina, this family could handle it! Love and compassion surrounded them and their friends and family the enti[...]

Lauren and TJ’s Spring Umstead Wedding

Lauren and TJ's Spring Umstead Wedding
Lauren and TJ were married this Spring at the breath-taking Umstead Hotel and their wedding was recently featured on Borrowed and Blue! . We are so happy the weather was perfect for this sweet couple's day. There were nothing but smiles the entire day from Lauren, TJ, and their friends and family. With so many precious moments, it was hard to chose a favorite point [...]

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[...]

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[...]