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Alex and Marcus’ Umstead Wedding

April 10, 2017

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 attendants and even left her dad speechless when he was finally able see her!  On the other side of the hotel, Marcus and his guys were looking handsome in their dapper suits. Alex (and her mom) surprised the guys by asking the talented and creative Michelle with Embellished Blooms to use shell casings for their boutonnières…a very unique touch!
As the sun set behind the hotel, Alex and Marcus exchanged rings, shared their vows, and were officially married! Guests were welcomed into the reception space with luscious floral garland flowing down the tables and tons of candlelight. After they all enjoyed a delicious dinner, Eric with All Around Raleigh DJ made sure they were on the dance floor the rest of the night! Of course, a little surprise confetti sprinkling the dance floor helped too ;).
It was a wonderful night celebrating Alex and Marcus and we are so thankful we were able to be part of their day! Congratulations to our lovely couple!
A huge thank you to Joe Payne Photography for capturing these beautiful images of the day!



Wedding Dress

Groom Getting Ready

Marcus is a hunter so his feather bowtie and shotgun shell boutonniere were perfect!

Marcus is a hunter so his feather bowtie and shotgun shell boutonniere were perfect!

Father Daughter First Look

Marcus waiting patiently to see his lovely bride!

First Look

First Look


Bride's Bouquet

Embellished Blooms outdid themselves with Alex’s bouquet!

Down the aisle

Unity Candle

A Southern Soiree Umstead Wedding

They're married!

They’re married!

Ballroom First Look

Alex and Marcus had a sneak peek of the ballroom before their guests entered!

First Dance

Cake Cutting



Surprise confetti is always fun!

Confetti Exit

Congratulations Alex and Marcus!


A big thank you to these amazing vendors!

Venue – The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Officiant – Barbara Lodge

Ceremony Musician – Florian Music

Photographer – Joe Payne

DJ – Eric w/ All Around Raleigh DJ

Florist – Embellished Blooms

Hair and Makeup – The Makeup Culture

Baker – Simply Cakes


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