Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue | Historic Mansion in Concord, NC

August 10, 2021

Congratulations Doctors Johnson! These two smiling dentists just tied the knot and stepped out into their next grand adventure together as husband and wife! It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that Haley and Brad met in dental school in 2013. Since they are both from the same area, they started carpooling to and from home together. They hit it off on their rides together and started dating after their first summer. You know the rest!

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These two are a loveable dynamic duo. They have the sweetest golden retriever named Cooper, who you’ll see in their wedding, and together they love anything outdoors, especially trips to the beach. After having the pleasure of photographing their engagement session and Haley’s bridals, I couldn’t wait for their wedding at Ritchie Hill in Concord, NC.

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first look with bridal party
first look with bridal party
first look with bridal party
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The Proposal

But first things first: the proposal. As if these two couldn’t be more perfect, Brad of course planning the most gorgeous and romantic proposal. Once she saw the candlelight dinner and wine he had prepared for her, I’m sure she knew something was up. As soon as he asked her to join him on the patio to watch the sunset, she had a hunch about what was going on. At just the right moment with just the right glow, he got down on one knee and proposed to his best friend and forever partner. Of course, she said, “Yes!” then, just as she said, “Yes!” on their beautiful wedding day. 

Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue

Intimate Garden Wedding at Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue | Concord, NC

Haley and Brad booked a fantastic vendor team to flawlessly pull off their wedding vision. They both care deeply about their close friends and family, so they opted for a intimate garden wedding at Ritchie Hill in Concord, NC. The old historic mansion-turned-venue stands out as one of downtown Concords most beloved gems. Given the private ambiance with the trees, blooming garden, and wraparound porch, you’d never know you were in the city. It was an excellent choice for this classy couple who love the outdoors. 

Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue

Kind Words from the Bride

I truly a joy to help couple’s document their love story from proposal to newlywed sendoff—and beyond! So, it means the world to me when bride’s send me a note like this. The feeling is completely mutual—I can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds for these two! 

Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue
Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue

“Dawn was hands down the best vendor. She was so easy to work with—she shot our engagement pictures, my bridal portraits, and our wedding. She had us genuinely laughing the whole time, and every shoot did not even feel like a photo shoot. It was just hanging out and getting to know each other. She even got super creative with our engagement shoot, and we loved having something a little different with lake photos. If your man feels a little uncomfy/uneasy taking a bunch of pictures, Dawn is your gal! She just made everything so easy. Not to mention she is just a genuinely great human. I can’t wait to use her as our photographer for a lifetime.”

Haley, Bride
Dawn Marie wedding photography
Dawn Marie wedding photography
Dawn Marie wedding photography
Dawn Marie wedding photography
Dawn Marie wedding photography
Dawn Marie wedding photography

Ritchie Hill Wedding Venue

Wedding Professionals + Vendors

Venue | Ritchie Hill Historic Mansion, Concord, NC
Planner + Décor | Timeless Events    
Hair + Makeup | Megan Oliveri Artistry
Photography | Dawn Marie Photography      
DJ | Beat Matched
Bakery | The Sweet Life         
Transportation | Low Country            
Catering | PB&J          
Floral | Wren & Chick Events
Videography | Hodge Film Company
Live Painter | Emily Grace Yarbrough Art      

Dawn Marie wedding photography
Dawn Marie wedding photography
Dawn Marie wedding photography
Dawn Marie wedding photography
Dawn Marie wedding photography
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