Luxury Wedding at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Dana & Akeem

We have never seen a luxury wedding at the Umstead Hotel and Spa quite like this! Dana and Akeem Dent celebrated with their closest family and friends with a ceremony and reception that was straight out of a fairytale! When we first met with Dana a few things became obvious to us; first and most importantly, Dana and Akeem are MADLY in love with each other and it only takes a few seconds around them to see it, secondly their wedding was going to be AMAZING, and their wedding film was very important to them. All of the these elements filled our team with excitement and anticipation to capture their day. Our focus was on the sweet and magnetic energy between Dana and Akeem, the jaw dropping details and decor, and finally the FUN! This couple absolutely knows how to celebrate marriage. Our favorite details of the day were Dana’s dresses (she wore 3 and they were all stunning), the ceremony and reception flowers, and THE CAKE! Dana and Akeem, it was such a privilege to capture this moment in your lives and hope that you will always look back on this day as a reminder of your deep love for each other!

The Team:

Planned/Designed by A Southern Soiree
Photographer: Lauren Coward Photography
Dana’s Amazing Dress by: YSA Makino
Venue: The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Lighting/Cake Swing/Draping: GetLit SpecialEvent Lighting / Party Tables Linen Rentals
Rentals: CE Rental Party Reflections, Inc ThemeWorks
Paper: PaperBuzz
Florals: Embellished Blooms
Logo: One + Only Paper
Reception Music: DJ Bobby Drake
Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings
Corporate Graphic Inc Island Sound & Video Parker’s Crazy Cookies


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