An Umstead Hotel Wedding, Raleigh, NC | Blair + Ryan

A stunning North Carolina, fall wedding at the Umstead Hotel in Raleigh, North Carolina! On a gorgeous fall day at the Umstead Hotel, Blair and Ryan exchanged vows outside on the lawn and later danced the night away with their closest friends and family. Blair and Ryan gave each other hand written letters as a surprise before the ceremony. Blair include a sweet list of the 20 ways she loved Ryan 🙂 The reception was filled with stunning decor, including trees that outlined the reception dance floor,  and gorgeous centerpieces.

How they met…

They lived in the same building in downtown Raleigh and two of their best friends worked together. One early evening, Blair was headed out of the building with a friend to a neighboring restaurant, when they bumped into Ryan in the parking lot, Blair’s friend welcomed Ryan to join them at the restaurant…so he did, Blair and Ryan had their first real conversation that night, which lasted until the wee hours of the morning. Needless to say, after that evening, they were pretty much inseparable ever since.

How he proposed…

Ryan proposed right after the New Year’s ball dropped to begin 2013. He made sure to have his family (mom, dad, and sister) on face time (they were in NY and were in Raleigh) while he did it so they could be a part of it. Even though it was a surprise to all. They were at a friends’ house and it was the traditional down on one knee style. He showed her his family on the screen and told her that he wanted her to be a part of his family forever.

“Thank you soooo much for capturing our special day!  I enjoyed the film–probably watched it ten times last night.” …Blair, Bride  


The Crew…

Venue|Umstead Hotel & Spa
Photographer| Halftone Studios
Florist| Watered Garden Florist
Cake| Sweet Memories
DJ| Joe Bunn DJ Company
Ceremony Music| Arioso Strings


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