What a gorgeous day for an Umstead Hotel Wedding! Well, we did get a random rainstorm right in the middle of the day but honestly, it ended up being perfect timing. Just after Kris & Victoria’s beyond beautiful outdoor ceremony in the courtyard of the Umstead Hotel, the rain showed up. Guests were handed clear umbrellas and everyone headed for cover. Just thirty minutes before, the sun was shining brightly, so we’re super thankful they kept calm and kept their plan to be married outside. It was honestly so pretty!

Umstead Hotel Wedding

We were lucky after the rain stopped as well, and ventured back outside for some romantic one-on-one photos. These two are the cutest and were both happy to get some quiet time away from the busyness of the day. We loved how they incorporated so many fun details in to their wedding from champagne glass guest seating, Victoria’s amazing change into her reception dress, late night sliders plus coke & fry trays, a confetti popper getaway, and so much more. It was such a fun day, full of emotion and love.

So happy for these two and we hope to get them back in front of our cameras (with their amazing pup, Franklin!) again soon. Thanks for having us capture your Umstead Hotel Wedding, friends!!


Mark & Kelly


Vendors from the day:

The Stewarts Roam Photography
Umstead Hotel
Ivory & Lace Events
Embellished Blooms
The Cupcake Shoppe
Occassional Paper Cuts
Reverie Hair Co
Kayelily Middleton – Officiant 
Meriwether McLaurin of Meriwether Designs
Shine Weddings – Invites
Mary Block of Arioso Strings
Brooks Brothers

We are Mark & Kelly, a husband and wife wedding photography duo, with a photographic style inspired by nature and couples who are wildly in love. We are based in Concord, NC but are secretly aspiring gypsies who will travel anywhere to capture a unique wedding!

Every wedding we photograph, as storytellers, is important. Our goal is to quietly capture the organic moments of your day as they unfold naturally and our different artistic styles work together seamlessly to tell your love story.


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