Livi & Ryan | Ridge at Verterra Vineyards


July 1, 2022

If you’re looking for Northern Michigan wedding venues, The Ridge at Verterra Vineyards HAS to be on your list! This beautiful venue has countless rows in a manicured vineyards, and acres of lush land for you and your bridal party to take pictures! This is also the view your guests will have while they watch you say “I do.”

Livi and Ryan moved to Traverse City in 2019 after they’d spent over a year apart.; Ryan was working 12 hour days teaching in Japan and Livi was in England. They went from never seeing each other, to stuck in quarantine. This was all while working on Olivia’s immigration status AND planning a wedding. Did I mention she was also in grad school? It’s no wonder they wanted to escape to the calm of Northern Michigan for their big day!

When I asked her about her vision for their wedding, Livi said “I love boho! It’ll be an outdoor wedding with lots of natural beauty, and classic but simple elegance.” Her vintage emerald engagement ring also inspired the days design full of timeless beauty. These two have been through a lot, and they wanted the wedding to show their deep emotions and love for one another.

The Wedding

Jamie from Chalet Floral & Events was the perfect guy for the job! The boho glam was so strong! There were flowers and candles EVERYWHERE, and glamorous ceiling to floor draping in the reception tent. The decor, along with the delicious food from Abundance Catering and wonderful service staff provided by Verterra, the guests were surrounded by luxury. Inside the barn, there’s a perfect little bridal suite where Livi prepared for her big day with her bridesmaids. Its neutral exterior also made a beautiful backdrop for family photos. When the men arrived, their attire was the perfect mix of classic and boho. Ryan was decked out in a beautiful three-piece suit, while the groomsmen were rocking suspenders.

It was forecasted to rain all afternoon, but Livi wouldn’t hear of it. She calmly stated that where she grew up in England, the guests would just come prepared. So texts were sent and Facebook posts made to get the news out: the ceremony will be outside. Luckily, just before the ceremony started, the rain stopped and stayed away long enough for us to get all the way through family photos, bridal party AND newlywed photos!!

Looking for other options for Northern Michigan wedding venues? Check out this mini-mony at Kirkbride Hall in Traverse City, Michigan.

The Team

Venue | The Ridge at Verterra Vineyard
Coordinator / Florist / Drapery Chalet Floral
Photography | Michelle Lippert Photography
Gown | Becker’s Bridal
Designer | Justin Alexander Signature
Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hair & makeup | Northern Waves Bridal
DJ | Allure Wedding DJs
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo NYC Bella Bridesmaids
Men’s Attire | Black Tie Own The Room
Stationary | The Invitation Place
Dessert | Rykes Cakes
Caterer | Abundance Catering

  1. Robert Emberton Brooks says:

    This is so beautiful darling so sorry we couldn’t get there you and Ryan look amazing just so disappointed but hopefully we will get to meet Ryan I know your mom and dad would have been so proud and they are love you to moon and back
    Grandad and Helga xxxxxxx

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