Romantic Spring 12 Ridges Vineyard Wedding // Charlottesville, VA

Romantic Spring 12 Ridges Vineyard Wedding with Vintage Decor // Zoey + Andy // Charlottesville, VA

Zoey and Andy’s 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding was a long awaited day for these high school sweethearts. The couple live in Seattle but decided to celebrate their wedding out here with family. Zoey and Andy’s day was filled with emotional moments, carefully planned details, and memories that will be shared for a lifetime. 

The couple got ready together at a big house in Wintergreen. The space was perfect for having all their friends get ready together and party together for the weekend. Zoey and Andy both had mixed gender wedding party attendants. I love skipping the tradition of separating out wedding attendant sides by suits and dresses!

I was lovingly warned that Zoey’s Mom would be very emotional and to capture every moment. And before we even left for the ceremony site, just as Zoey’s makeup was completed, the tears from her Mom had already begun. The happy tears continued as Zoey put on her wedding dress with her Mom and sister. Then, we loosely set-up a first look with her brother Tate, and then finally her groom, Andy. Although we kept it all super casual, with Zoey simply calling out to each of them to just walk on over to her, each first look was just as emotional as the last.

After the first looks, it was time for their spring 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding ceremony. The ceremony site had gorgeous mountain views, setting a perfect scene for Zoey and Andy to enter into this new chapter together. Andy’s Dad was the officiant, and he did an incredible job! He spoke about how marriage should really be a verb, not a noun, because it is a continuous action. Zoey and Andy each wrote personal vows that left guests in a mixture of laughter and even more tears. The ceremony was a true testament to their relationship and how they feel about each other. 

A few of my favorite sentimental details at the reception that you’ll see below are photos of the couple from throughout their 11 year relationship. It was such a fun way to see how they’ve changed yet also stayed the same over the years. Each table was labeled with a potential future puppy name (my personal favorite was Gremlin). Also very noteworthy were the amazing cookies. I assumed they were made by a professional vendor, but I found out they were actually made by Zoey’s Mom! These cookies have been famous among our friends and family for years. 

Zoey was especially blown away by their Charlottesville florist, Hedge Fine Blooms: “Catherine perfectly pulled off simple but beautiful florals in green and white with just a bit of blue from thistles to draw on the moody mountain colors.”

After dinner, the sentimental words continued with toasts shared from several wedding party members. Andy’s Best Man, David, kicked it off and had us all in tears and laughter all over again. After dancing the night away, we ended the night with a sparkler exit. If you’re thinking about doing a sparkler exit, I highly recommend the extra long wedding sparklers so you have lots of time to light all of them and the option to run through them a second time.

Keep scrolling to see more from this gorgeous spring 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding!

Vendor Team

Photography: Xiaoqi Li Photography

Catering: The Local Catering

Venue: Meghan at 12 Ridges Vineyard

Flowers: Hedge Fine Blooms

HMUA: Candice and Brittany at Society 11:11

Ceremony Music & Live Band: The Whiskey Rebellion

Rentals: MS Events

Tents: Virginia Tent Rental

Transportation: 540 Party Bus

Event Coordination: Magnolia Collective

Bridal Shop: Church Street Bridal

postcard with wedding invitation and picture for spring 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding
up close detail shot of wedding rings and wedding invitation
groomsmen getting ready for outdoor spring 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding
groom smiling and getting ready with groomsmen before wedding ceremony at 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding
man putting on jacket while getting ready for wedding
bride outdoors with family and friends
bride hugging mother before wedding ceremony at 12 Ridges Vineyard
bride hugging brother during first look before wedding ceremony
black and white portrait of bride and groom during first look
wedding couple hugging after first look before 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding
bride and groom holding hands after romantic first look
wedding couple walking in field with wedding party behind them
wedding party surrounding couple and hugging them
groom walking into ceremony with parents on each arm
groom hugging mom at end of aisle before 12 Ridges vineyard wedding
ring bearer and flower children walking down aisle before ceremony begins
bride walking down aisle with mother by her side
groom standing at alter watching his bride walk towards him before 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding
bride hugging mother before wedding ceremony
wedding guests sitting watching wedding ceremony
bride and groom standing at alter holding hands
wedding party member reading paper at ceremony
wedding guests crying during wedding ceremony at 12 ridges vineyard wedding
bride reading vows to groom during emotional wedding ceremony at spring 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding
wedding couple both getting emotional during outdoor wedding ceremony at 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding
bride wiping tears from face listening to groom's emotional wedding vows
bride laughing during outdoor wedding ceremony at 12 Ridges vineyard wedding
wedding couple kissing for the first time as husband and wife after spring outdoor wedding ceremony
wedding couple exiting ceremony as newly married couple holding hands and celebrating
groom hugging wedding guests after spring outdoor wedding ceremony at 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding
bride hugging bridesmaid wearing long sleeve lace wedding gown after ceremony
bride's mother holding her face and embracing her after wedding ceremony
bride hugging wedding guests after outdoor spring wedding ceremony
wedding couple standing with family and guests during outdoor wedding portraits
bridal couple with more wedding guests during after ceremony wedding portraits
black and white image of woman holding baby
grand landscape view of the outdoor reception with tables and chairs overlooking the mountain view
close up of wedding reception table with white tablecloth, blue napkins and florals
boxes of homemade chocolate chip cookies for guests to enjoy during outdoor spring 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding reception
bride laughing and talking to guests during outdoor wedding reception
guests playing lawn games during outdoor reception
bride and groom playing games outdoors before wedding reception
live string band playing music at the spring 12 Ridges Vineyard Wedding reception
wedding guests along with newly married couple sitting and listening to toasts
bridesmaid wearing blue dress giving speech during reception
wedding couple laughing during speeches and toasts being given at outdoor reception
bride hugging groomsmen during toasts and speeches
groomsmen giving speech making wedding guests laugh out loud
bride's mother putting her hand to her face laughing during speeches and toasts
bride and groom toasting their wedding guests
bride and groom holding hands and walking through grassy field during outdoor wedding portraits
bride and groom embracing and laughing together during outdoor portraits wearing wedding attire
bride and groom standing together in grassy field after spring 12 Ridges Vineyard Wedding
groom hugging bride from behind and kissing her cheek making her smile
bride and groom embracing during outdoor bridal portraits
bride and groom hugging and kissing in grassy field
bride and groom laughing together during black and white portraits
bride and groom swinging together during portraits
bride and groom swinging outside together
bride and groom watching sunset together after sunset potraits
bride laughing with guests and celebrating at spring 12 Ridges Vineyard wedding reception
wedding couple laughing and celebrating with guests at reception
wedding couple dancing during first dance as husband and wife
wedding guests dancing together and celebrating
groomsmen dancing together on dance floor
wedding guests laughing and celebrating together at spring 12 ridges vineyard wedding reception
wedding couple dancing together and celebrating recent union
bride and groom exiting as husband and wife during sparkler exit

For more wedding inspiration, check out more vineyard weddings here, like Caitlin and Paul’s Summer Potomac Point Winery Wedding

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Kind words from the couple:


“Honestly, we have no idea what we would have done without Xiaoqi. Follow your heart and splurge on the good photographer!”

Zoey + Andy

bride and groom holding hands and walking through grassy field during outdoor wedding portraits

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