Photos by Erin Lee of The Collection
Before meeting Ricky, Abigail told us she was cynical about romance and did not believe in love at first sight. But that all changed with their first “hello”. She shares, “We both knew there was something different about our relationship, and when my parents met him they saw it, too. After a couple of months of dating, we started talking about marriage. While with me in Milwaukee for Thanksgiving, Ricky asked my parents for their blessing in our marriage My mom and my step-dad were tearful with joy. It was the most perfect proposal I could have ever dreamed of. Our relationship values were the inspiration during planning our wedding. I love the elegant look of sophisticated items, but I believe that simple can be very elegant and does not have to be brand new or sparkly. Ricky and I love the outdoors. Our first trip together was to Red River Gorge, and we wanted to incorporate a woodsy, rustic look into an elegant, sophisticated day. We also love the warm colors of fall when the leaves change. Faith and family are two very important parts of our lives, so we wanted to share God’s love with our families and include them in important in the events of the day. We wanted our wedding guests to feel our love and God’s love in our celebration.”
Abigail and Ricky told us that there are many reasons why they chose Cedarwood as their wedding destination, yet it was the charm and personality of our countryside wedding venue that truly drew them in. Abigail says, “Ricky and I first visited Cedarwood in February on a dreary day, but even despite the gloominess we found the property absolutely breathtaking and magical. We loved the rustic look of the décor and the history behind the property itself. We also found the staff to be very approachable and friendly, as well as willing to accommodate requests and cater to our interests. It is clear that Cedarwood is a venue where love is shared and communicated, and we absolutely wanted our day to have that same feeling. We were confident that the Cedarwood design team could represent the elegance, grace and simplicity of our relationship in our wedding styling.” We thank you Abigail and Ricky, for the privilege of getting to know your beautiful spirits! Enjoy Abigail and Ricky’s gorgeous day through images by Erin Lee of The Collection.
Totally adorable! We love the photo garland, the paper monogram garland draping the bar and the cutest blue shoes ever. Congratulations Abigail and Ricky! Thanks Erin, of The Collection for sharing your images with us.
Linda and the Cedarwood Event Team