NC Wedding at Ritchie Hill in Historic Downtown Concord

Ritchie Hill has a special place in our hearts as we were a part of their grand opening celebration less than 2 years ago. A gorgeous venue plus a family that we’ve been photographing for 20+ years means a very sentimental wedding for IP. Although Karen was capturing a wedding in Southport for another long time client, Maureen, Ariana and Jessica did a great job for Melissa & Zach!


This bridal suite is a photographer’s dream! The girls enjoyed incorporating original Ritchie family heirlooms like the mirror below into Melissa’s details.


Midway Florist did a great job incorporating the color of Melissa’s bridesmaids’ dresses into the personal flowers.


Another perk of photographing “up on the hill,” there’s a picturesque background everywhere you look!


Melissa had an intimate first look moment with her dad, Nelson. His tough shell quickly melted away he saw his beautiful daughter.


Melissa’s bridesmaids and flower girl were stunning in their fall colored dresses!



Zach and Melissa didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, but they opted for a first touch. We found a perfect spot in the house to share an intimate moment with just the two of them (and our girls) to hold hands and pray together before the ceremony.


The ceremony was perfection! The weather. The setting. The passion! Melissa and Zach were both so thrilled. You could see it on their faces. They wrote their own vows and performed the ultimate symbol of respect – by washing each other’s feet.



After the wedding party and family portraits, they were able to sneak the newlyweds upstairs to the bridal suite for a few more images of just the two of them.


The details of the reception were incredible. Chelish Moore Flowers did an outstanding job!


Melissa and Zach danced and celebrated with their friends and family all night! Everyone had a great time and we’re so happy IP could be a part of the big day!


IP had the honor of working with these vendors!

Planner: Jackie Fogartie – Wedding & Event Planner

Venue: Ritchie Hill

Personal Flowers: Midway Florist

Reception Decor & Flower: Chelish Moore Flowers

Officiant: Dr. Rick Ross

Caterer: Bistro Catering

Videographer: Jennings Burchfield

Entertainment: The Perfect Beat

Cake: Abigail’s Cakes

Bridal Gown: Anjolique Bridal & Formal

Tuxedos: Concord Wedding Center


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