Category archives: Weddings

Sarah & Jake’s St. Mary’s Chapel and Umstead Hotel Winter WeddingFebruary 10, 2018 Saint Mary's Chapel

Sarah & Jake's St. Mary's Chapel and Umstead Hotel Winter Wedding
We're so excited to be sharing Sarah & Jake's winter wedding with you!  Some of our favorite moments of this day included the adorable children in the bridal party, the joy from the ladies getting ready that morning, and the look of love on the father of the bride's face as he walked his daughter down the aisle. :) After the ceremony, guests were invited to The[...]

Julia and Stephen’s Christmastime Wedding

Julia and Stephen's Christmastime Wedding
With big hearts and even bigger smiles, Julia and Stephen said “I do” last December at the beautiful Merrimon Wynne House in downtown Raleigh.  Julia and Stephen dreamed of an evening full of twinkle lights, sparkle and dancing, and partnered with an amazing team of vendors to bring their winter wedding vision to life.  Beautiful blooms, lush foliage, gold accents, an[...]

Alyssa and Jaime’s Winter Merrimon Wynne Wedding

Alyssa and Jaime's Winter Merrimon Wynne Wedding
There is something extra special about sharing the wedding of one of our very own consultants with you. Alyssa has been with us for a little over a year and has been the perfect addition to our team. She and her now husband, Jaime, met while in school at High Point University, got engaged in December of 2016 while visiting family in Florida, and were married on Januar[...]

Jessica and Michael’s October Umstead Wedding

Jessica and Michael's October Umstead Wedding
Jessica and Michael are a couple who welcomes everyone with open arms, so it was no surprise their October wedding day had the exact same feel.  The soft lavender palette they chose reflected their warm smiles, and pops of color corresponded perfectly with the joy they radiated. Their relationship is filled with so much love and sentiment, and it was clear they were m[...]

2017 Highlight Reel!

2017 Highlight Reel!
As 2017 comes to a close, we want to take the time to reflect on all of the fond memories we have of this year.  To do so, we asked a handful of our couples to share a favorite moment from their special day. We are delighted to feature their responses, as well as some of ours, to serve a highlight reel for this year (and we are so excited to be reliving these days, to[...]

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[...]