Cary Wedding Photography: Tara and Ryan


I first had the pleasure of working with Tara and Ryan during their engagement shoot in May in Charlotte.

There were so photogenic and easy to work with and I knew their wedding at The Umstead, an elegant hotel and spa in Cary, NC, would be amazing.

They were blessed with a beautiful afternoon for the outdoor ceremony. There were many touching moments during the intimate event and both families were a pleasure to be around.

Many thanks to Ami Wheeler, the catering sales manager at The Umstead, and the rest of the staff. Watered Garden Florist created an elegant atmosphere for the reception and Ken Holmes of the Joe Bunn DJ Company kept the crowd dancing all night.

Tara and Ryan on the boardwalk at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary

Tara and Ryan on the boardwalk at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary

The setting for the ceremony at The Umstead

The setting for the ceremony at The Umstead

Tara gets ready

Tara gets ready

Makeup

Makeup

Quick check

Quick check

The dress

The dress

Bridesmaid inspection

Bridesmaid inspection

Excitement

Excitement

Beautiful bride

Beautiful bride

Tara's father practices not stepping on her dress

Tara's father practices not stepping on her dress

Ryan's parents see Tara just before the ceremony

Ryan's parents see Tara just before the ceremony

The men get ready

The men get ready

Finishing touches

Finishing touches

Father and son

Father and son

Ryan and his best man arrive

Ryan and his best man arrive

Entrance

Entrance

Ryan watches his bride

Ryan watches his bride

A funny moment during the vows

Funny moment during the vows

Exchanging rings

Exchanging rings

Married

Married

The bride

The bride

Another look

Another look

The ladies

The ladies

Pausing for a moment

Pausing for a moment

A quick kiss

Quick kiss

Pretty setting at The Umstead

Setting at The Umstead

Walking to the reception

Walking to the reception

The reception

The reception

Elegant surroundings

Elegant surroundings

Dining

Dining

Tara reacts during her father's speech

Tara reacts during her father's speech

Enjoying the night

Enjoying the night

Funny story

Funny story

First dance

First dance

Dancing

Dancing

Party time

Party time

Finishing a wonderful night

Finishing a wonderful night