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Intimate Wedding at The Umstead celebrating Ashley and Dane

September 1, 2020

Y’all … to say Ashley and Dane are amazing humans is a huge understatement. This couple has been through it all, but the one speed bump they never expected was a global pandemic shutting everything down THE WEEK OF THEIR WEDDING!! With the original plans on hold, we quickly began to talk through the unknown. I can’t tell you how strong this couple is to go from thinking they were going to have their wedding in March to realizing it would be another few months before they could celebrate as close to their original plan as possible. Ashley and Dane decided to reschedule for July. As the months went by and we learned more about what was allowed for mass gatherings, we adjusted the plans to create the most beautiful intimate wedding with their closest family and friends. Ashley’s mom was able to get creative and made the most adorable masks for everyone that was fitting for any black tie occasion. As the day approached, you could sense the relief that it was finally here! The day they’ve waited so long to have was actually going to take place. It may not have been what they originally planned, but they all made the most of it and it was certainly a day to remember!

Thank you to Behind the Lens Photography for capturing these sweet moments of the day!

Umstead wedding shoes and dress details
Umstead wedding getting ready in the bridal suite
Umstead wedding burgundy and white centerpieces
Umstead wedding bride and groom on the terrace


Planner – A Southern Soiree
Venue – The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Officiant – Bill Powers
Photographer – Behind the Lens
DJ – Bunn DJ (Randy)
Bakers – Sweet Cherry Bakery
Florist – Flowers on Broad
Hair and Makeup – The Bardot (Marie and Ariea)
Draping – CE Rental

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