When we wrapped Part 1 of Sherif & Daiana's wedding day blog, we were just about to see the couple's First Glance. Sherif was waiting patiently at the Umstead Hotel in Cary, NC, for his beautiful bride to join him by the waterside...
We couldn't wait to capture the look on his face when he finally got to see Daiana in all her gorgeousness!
Every moment with these two was so worth the wait! After the big reveal was over, we started the first round of couples' portraits with the bride & groom.
After the portrait session, it was time to transition to our next venue:
The Prestonwood Country Club
Sherif & Daiana had spent months with their wedding planners and designers to create the perfect wedding reception style - they wanted glamorous sparkle and creative floral arrangements to help bring out the auh-mazing chandeliers the Prestonwood has adorning its ballroom. We'd say their design was a home run!
It was a challenge to step away form this gorgeous design. With the lovely orchids dripping over the beautiful candlelit golden place settings... every angle was an exciting work of art!
Not only did Sherif & Daiana have a lovely sweetheart table, they also had a gorgeous vintage loveseat on stage - the perfect place to reside over the reception!
The couple wanted to start the guest experience off right, so they added a festive, expertly designed escort card display. Not only did it help guests find where to sit, but it also set the tone for the decor they would find inside the reception hall!
Gold sequin, clear acrylic hexagons, the same candlelight and dripping floral from the inside room... this display was amazing! You know what paired perfectly with it? The wedding cake!
The same hot pink roses, gold accent, and lovely ivory base made this wedding cake a stunner.
Once the couple arrived to Prestonwood, we continued with their portrait session before the guests arrived. Prestonwood proved to be just as beautiful a setting as the Umstead!
All in all, a lovely day, right? We haven't even gotten to the festivities yet!
Daiana & Sherif wed in a private ceremony prior to the wedding day we captured for them, so our next blog will feature the formal reception (and more portraits!) that had the couple celebrating with their loved ones long in to the night! Stay tuned!
First Glance Venue: The Umstead Hotel
Reception Venue: Prestonwood Country Club
Rentals: CE Rentals
Vintage Loveseat: Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Planner: C and D Events
Floral & Design: Creative Touch Events
Cinema: Walk on Water Video
Make-up: Tia Mao