Kristen Elizabeth Yates and John Wesley Umstead V, both of Raleigh, NC, were united in marriage at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh. The Reverend Bruce Stanley of Raleigh officiated. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a wedding reception at Carolina Country Club. On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner at The Carolina Inn was hosted by the groom’s parents.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Matthew Yates, Jr., of Raleigh and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marlow Paul Severin of Evans, Ga., Mr. James Matthew Yates, Sr., of Raleigh, and the late Mrs. Mary Frances Greene Yates. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Umstead IV of Chapel Hill, NC, and the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Donald Lee Marbry of Chapel Hill, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Graham Umstead of Chapel Hill.The bride was escorted by her father. Katherine Yates Thomas, sister of the bride of Charlotte, NC, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Devon Umstead Brewer and Chloe Graham Umstead, sisters of the groom, of Raleigh; Virginia Mercer Cook of Greensboro, NC; Ashley Elizabeth Yakopec of Raleigh. Honorary bridesmaid was Mrs. Lizzy Custer Wilson of Kailua, Hawaii. Scripture readers were Christopher John Hoenig, cousin of the groom, of Wrightsville Beach, NC, and Elizabeth Stuart Weldon Morris of Charlotte. Greeters and program attendants were Morgan Elizabeth Brinkley, Claire Bryan Cosgrove, and Katherine Robins Wall, all of Raleigh. Guest book attendant was Elizabeth Carter Satterfield of Cary, NC. Flower girl was Blythe Bradley Brewer and ring bearer was Bradford Banks Brewer, niece and nephew of the groom, of Raleigh. Honorary flower girls were Mallory James Thomas and Abigail Marie Thomas, nieces of the bride, of Charlotte.Mr. John Wesley Umstead IV, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Wilson Clate Brewer, brother-in-law of the groom, of Raleigh; Preston Churchill Bunn of Corona Del Mar, CA; Matthew Taylor Burton of Charlotte; William Brent Curtis, Jr. of Garner, NC; John Matthew Danford of Raleigh; Charles Mack Robinson of Mooresville, NC; and Edward Anthony Thomas, Jr., brother-in-law of the bride, of Charlotte.The bride is a graduate of Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC, and Elon University with a BS in Business Administration. She was a member of the Phi Mu sorority and was presented by the Terpsichorean Club at the 2006 North Carolina Debutante Ball. She is currently a Marketing and Client Service Coordinator at Wyrick Robbins Yates and Ponton LLP.The groom is a graduate of Mooresville High School in Mooresville, NC, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a BA in Political Science. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. In 2013, he graduated from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School with a Masters of Accounting. Currently, he is an Assurance Senior Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Raleigh.Following their honeymoon in Saint Lucia, the couple will reside in Raleigh.