The Umstead about 7:45 PM for Tisha and Matt's wedding on July 31, 2010, we had already been in one rainy wedding at Duke Gardens at 4:00 and another at 6:30 that had been moved inside to Second Empire due to rain. But it was no longer raining and the weather looked really hopeful for Tisha and Matt's outdoor candlelight wedding at The Umstead. Of course The Umstead had everything ready to go and I hooked into their sound system and did a sound check. Watered Garden Florists had set out the candles and covered the tops with plastic wrap earlier to prevent rain from collecting in the containers. That was removed right before the candles were lit and the guests seated.
Watered Garden Florists provided beautiful centerpieces made of submerged calla lilies with floating candles on top.
Laura Byrnes had gotten her harp and lighting all set up. She was ready to play as long as the rain held off. Laura is an exceptionally wonderful harpist. I always love doing weddings with her and listening to her heavenly music.
The Umstead, is always on the ball and prepared for whatever may come along.Thank you, Ami!
Bridal Spectrum Photography, behind us. Because it was so dark, he had to get really close to us to get good photos and obviously he had to use flash as well. And, he had to be so careful not to knock over any of the candles. I am glad that I was the minister and not the photographer!