Saying that Jordan and Ridge’s Hanover Tavern wedding in Richmond, VA was a well-planned day would simply be an understatement. Anyone who has ever met Jordan knows that this girl is a planner at heart, which speaks to my Type-A personality so well. She helped me finalize her day-of timeline months in advance and by the time November rolled around, there was nothing left to be done! All that hard work clearly paid off as it truly was a perfect day. I don’t say that lightly — most wedding days have some sort of hiccup because no matter how hard you plan, it’s almost inevitable that something out of your control causes a delay! But as we traveled from getting ready to the ceremony and back to the reception, we constantly found ourselves ahead of schedule.
And all of this wouldn’t have been possible without Jordan and Ridge’s team being so amazing. They were one of the best groups I’ve gotten to photograph all year, and I’m not just saying that because one of my dear friends was the Matron of Honor!! Their wedding party rallied around them all day and their families assisted in any way possible.
Even Jordan’s elementary students got in on the action, helping her Maid & Matron provide marriage advice to this lovely couple in their speech! There were many funny anecdotes from these sweet kids, but perhaps my favorite was this: “To be a good wife you should have dinner ready every once in a-while and you guys should take turns cooking. Make sure you guys talk when one person is sad or mad, that should help. And Mrs. Carter, all I can say is be the best you can be.”
After seeing the incredible partnership these two have, not only with one another, but also with their closest friends and families, I have no doubt that the above will ring true throughout their marriage. Jordan and Ridge, I love you both and am grateful for your friendship. Now, just don’t forget to pack your favorite photographer in December for your honeymoon! xx
And a huge thank you to these talented vendors for your incredible services!
Photographer | Alicia Lacey Photography
Venue & Catering | Hanover Tavern
Cake | Cakes by Favienne
Makeup | Glamour by Gigi
Hair | TERA PELLIEN
Florist | Flowers Make Scents
DJ | DJs for Lovers
Invitation Suite | Pretties & Papers
Calligraphy | HMK CALLIGRAPHY
Bridal Boutique | Bridal Elegance
Dress Designer | ALLURE BRIDAL
Bridesmaid Dresses | HAYLEY PAIGE OCCASIONS
Groomsmen Attire | Fariba Bridal Alterations