Simple & Classic at Ridgewood

From the bride, Rachel:
We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding.  We fell in love with the scenery at Ridgewood. The trees, field and logs were just what we were looking for. It went with our inspiration, but also helped to guide us in further décor decisions. Mason jars, logs and lace just seemed to fit perfectly. It was simple and classic. I wanted to look back at photos years from now and not regret the poofy dress or hot pink bridesmaids.
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My favorite detail overall had to be my dress. I had picked it out after Jordan asked me to marry him, but before I had my ring on hand. It was simple, classic and just a little sexy. It was beautiful and gorgeous and made me feel like the luckiest bride to be.


Raindrops started to fall about twenty minutes before we were set to marry. I was calm until the drops turned to full on rain. My dad pulled out his trusty radar and set me at ease. “The storm will pass in 23 minutes”. At almost 5:30 exactly the rain stopped, the groomsmen wiped off seats and the ceremony began. It was just perfect.

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We recited our vows, exchanged rings, and had our first married kiss. It was just amazing…albeit a little awkward and nervous with 90 people totally fixated on us.

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We served Oreo cookies with shots of milk.


We had our first dance to “Overwhelmed” by Tim Morris. We prayed nobody would notice it was taken from the Samuel Adams commercial, but the words couldn’t have fit us any better.


Looking back, I would have made the day last a little longer. It all blurred by us, as we were told countless times it would.


My Advice: Planning will come in spurts and that’s okay. You may take weeks off at a time and then suddenly get the urge to complete your next task. Its okay, it doesn’t mean you are not excited.




Venue & Lodging: Ridgewood Event Center

Photographer: Allison Ragsdale Photography



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