A Spectacular Rustic Boho Wedding
When you think of a rustic wedding, you no doubt think of sprawling fields and beautiful wooden décor. Rustic weddings have been booming for years now in popularity, yet the theme does not get tired and each wedding I see manages to be more and more unique. This was certainly true of Katy and Dennis' wedding. For such a lovely and laidback couple, along with a super fun wedding party, there was no doubt this venue was made for them. Ridgeview Ranch has all that you want and dream of, and more.
This ceremony had a breathtaking backdrop, there was tons of space for their photos, and they even got ready in the house - this truly was a "one stop shop". Not only did it save us time since we didn't have to travel for photos, the venue gave an impeccable flow to the photos and overall theme of the wedding. The horses were even available for a photoshoot, and they posed just like I wanted. Such good listeners! This interesting and complex setting lent to extraordinary photos, with almost any landscape you can imagine that can be found within their venue. Frankly, it is everything I could ask for in a venue, and I think you'll agree.
Why Ridgeview Ranch?
In short, because they provide everything you could possibly dream of! There is no shortage of beauty to be found, and your hosts have made sure the whole experience is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. To deal with great people and get exactly what you are looking for is what Ridgeview specializes in! I want my clients to have the best wedding possible, and you will absolutely get that at Ridgeview Ranch. If you need to be convinced, keep reading!
All the Frills
One of the amazing benefits to using Ridgeview Ranch for your wedding or event is the variety of spots you can use on their property. The property is 21 acres, tucked away on the Grandview Flats plateau found between Vernon and Armstrong, BC. Within it you will find grassy meadows, pine forests, barn buildings and rolling hills, as well as ridgelines and open valleys - all which photograph beautifully. Stemming from the beauty, this setting provides an ambience that cannot be compared. Picture a first dance underneath the stars, or an extraordinary backdrop for your vows. The outdoor setting gives you a laidback and personal feel, but you can truly achieve any look you could imagine here.
For this particular wedding, we used the ceremony area overlooking the valley, the Pagoda area for the guests to mingle and enjoy some drinks, and the open fields for photos. The bride got ready in the house, and was only steps away from everything she needed. No stressful car rides and travel time during your big day equals a truly relaxed and refreshing experience, believe me! Later in the evening, there was a wine and cheese dinner hosted by David Beaudoin that was set in the reception area. The day flowed beautifully, and all the elements came together just as planned.
Tom and Kirbi are amazing hosts. To find a venue with such accommodating hosts is so special, and it is obvious that providing this service for you is something they care very much about. If you have a question for them, they are happy to answer it, and if you have an idea or a problem they will no doubt be there to help. I have a lot of experience with weddings, and I know how important it is to have kind and helpful vendors. I highly recommend contacting these two due to their superior price packages and outstanding service. Kirbi has extensive experience and knowledge in hairdressing which she offers to her clients, and her husband Tom has been an events planner for the past 12 years and is ready to help you track down anything you need! But they do not disappear on your day to let you fend for yourself. Their help extends to the day of, where they will serve as your coordinators to make sure everything runs smoothly and you and your guests can relax! As the bride and groom, you need to enjoy your day without worrying about the little things - they will be the key to making that happen!
Despite the many spots on the property, sometimes it's just not enough! If you do want other photo options, Otter Lake is nearby, which features beautiful weeping willows. Other possibilities include the trestle bridge and the train tracks which are not far either. At Ridgeview Ranch, they also offer an inventory of staging and décor items which includes almost anything from furniture to linens, and in any colour palette! Planning and organizing a wedding is overwhelming and frankly you have about a million choices to make. Having everything consolidated like this is extremely helpful and their packages give you great value and convenience. You can even use the venue for up to three whole days to help you with setting up and taking down without a rush. With three days, you can have your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner there as well if you wish! There is a variety of wedding packages available, so please contact them regarding any other questions you might have and to get some pricing!
And if it's not already evident, I love working with them, so reach out to me if you are looking for a photographer for your Ridgeview wedding!