Real Weddings: Nicole & David – Chic Elegance at The Umstead
Childhood sweethearts and best friends Nicole and David, not only grew up together in Goldsboro, North Carolina but have always been there for each other ever since they can remember. A love story that dreams are made of, this couple was simply meant to be, as they lived just miles from one another throughout their child hood and beyond. So when Nicole said “yes” to David’s unforgettable proposal that took place in London, they knew the wedding had to reflect their lifelong love for one another, right down to the smallest details.
Their breathtaking ceremony took place in the courtyard of the Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary. Nicole wore a jaw dropping strapless gown with a cinched boddess and elegant layered bustle. The groom sported a stunning khaki suit jacket, vest and bowtie with cream slacks that not only worked perfectly outside but complemented the theme and hues of the wedding décor. Flowing curtains in dusty mauves, dripping with cream and peachy pink hued blooms scoured the ceremonial stage and aisles were lined with oversized arrangements by Watered Garden that stood taller than most guests! Absolutely GORGEOUS thanks to Nicole Smith of Vision Events Wedding & Event Planning.
Following the ceremony, guests were ushered into the Umstead’s Reception area where friends and family were served several five-star courses that included short rib and shrimp, creamy grits, summer vegetables and rosemary jus. The venue was in a word, breathtaking. Tables were adorned with multi-tiered vases full of the cream and dusty pink florals, countless votives that created the perfect ambiance and pops of navy paired with gold chairs and chargers that brought it all together. The ecstatic couple dined at a special Sweetheart table that was see-through and filled with soft pink rose petals. Behind them, stood a literal wall of greenery and lush roses that spelled out their initials.
The cake seamlessly tied into the theme and décor, multi-layers of sugar flowers and edible lace that looked as delicious as it tasted! The bridal party and guests danced for hours to Deep Rooted, the live band that kept the party going. As Nicole and David made their grand exit into forever, guests showered them with multi-colored confetti, celebrating the life long love that has been for so long and is to come.
Event Planner: Vision Events Wedding & Event Planning
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Umstead Hotel & Spa – Amanda Colfer
Officiant: Reggie Hinton
Catering: The Umstead Hotel & Spa – Amanda Colfer
Photographer: Creative Silence – Chris Charles
Videographer: Morgan Scott Films – Elijah Nacita
Band: Deep Rooted – Brian Miller
Florist: Watered Garden
Invitations: Maria Scheel
Baker: Marsha Mayo
Rentals: Themeworks – Maddie
Rentals: CE Rentals – Meghan McFarland
Rentals: Carolina Lux Rentals
Hair: Wanda Lawrence
Make up: The Makeup Addict – Ambria Camelle