A Romantic Mountain Wedding Venue

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The mountains of North Georgia are enchanting. They’re covered in lush forests, creeks, and lakes. Fortunately, Lindsay and Charlie found a mountain wedding venue, the Ridges Resort, that had it all. Lindsay and Charlie’s fall wedding at the Ridges Resort celebrated the natural beauty of Lake Chatuge.


a lakeside mountain wedding venue with a bride and groom

The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge

The Ridges Resort is a mountain wedding venue on Lake Chatuge. Inside the resort, you’ll find a big stone fireplace and a sunny dining room. The warm wood and stone seamlessly bring nature into the interior decor. Choosing a mountain wedding venue that’s also a resort means everything conveniently takes place in one location. From getting ready to the reception, Lindsay and Charlie were able to do it all at the Ridges Resort.


A bride's details at the mountain wedding venue


Florals and an invitation to a mountain wedding venue


The bride sits with her mother and bridesmaids


The bride puts on her wedding dress

In addition to the comfortable lodgings, the grounds of the Ridges Resort are captivating. The Blue Ridge Mountains rise up all around. If you’re looking for a mountain wedding venue with gorgeous fall colors, the Ridges Resort will not disappoint. Lindsay and Charlie had their first lookin front of a stand of trees in their gold and orange autumn glory.


The bride and bridesmaids hug at the mountain wedding venue


The bride and bridesmaids hold their bouquets


The groomsmen toss the groom in the air


The groom and groomsmen pose on a cannon outside the mountain wedding venue

Since this mountain wedding venue is on Lake Chatuge, ceremonies are held right on the water! The Ridges Resort has a white large dock with a warm wood arbor. The bright spot overlooks the water and the mountains beyond. It’s very picturesque. Dramatic florals look beautiful on the arbor in any season. The brisk breeze and sweeping landscape are breathtaking.


The first look at the mountain wedding venue


The couple laughs under a tree


The groom kisses the bride at the mountain wedding venue


The groom pops the champagne for the wedding party

As beautiful as the Ridges Resort is for a wedding, there’s so much more to do all around for nature lovers. People who love to hike and enjoy water sports will find endless opportunities in the region. This region of the Blue Ridge Mountains has waterfalls and petroglyph sites. Rugged wedding guests may even want to camp nearby. 


The couple poses with their dog at the mountain wedding venue


The black dog wears a flower collar


The couple walks towards the mountain wedding venue


The family stands in the resort lobby

A Romantic Mountain Wedding Venue 

I loved photographing Lindsay and Charlie’s mountain wedding for so many reasons. My favorite part, though, was that they trusted me wholeheartedly. I was able to be creative with the images I captured, and I could really tell the story of the day. This is important to me as a wedding photographer because I want to document weddings as they are. When you look back on your wedding photos, you should feel like you’re reliving every moment looking through the galleries!


The wedding ceremony begins at the mountain wedding venue


The groom sees the bride walking up the aisle


The couple laughs under the arbor


The dog lays on the deck

Lindsay and Charlie were very intentional in choosing their mountain wedding venue. They wanted it to have the feeling of a destination wedding for their friends and family. Keeping the focus on the people closest to them, they wanted to have a great party for everyone! The day was intimate and fun from beginning to end.


A lakeside wedding ceremony at the Ridges Resort


At the mountain wedding venue the couple kisses at the end of the ceremony


The couple cheers as flower petals fall

The couple leaned into the autumn scenery and chose the theme “fall reds.” Their invitations and signage were made in bold red with gold font. Charlie and his groomsmen wore striking red ties. The timing of the fall wedding really was perfect with all of the trees changing color in the mountains. I really enjoyed photographing the layers of vibrant color. Lindsay’s red curls were extra stunning in the landscape.


The mountain wedding venue has a lake


The couple stands beside Lake Chatuge outside the Ridges Resort


Portraits of the bride beside the lake


The bride's veil blows in the wind at the mountain wedding venue

Lindsay and Charlie’s Fall Wedding 

Lindsay and Charlie’s love story started when they met in college. After only knowing each other for a month, Charlie knew Lindsay was the one. Their love was evident throughout their wedding day. Charlie swept Lindsay into a deep kiss on their way back down the aisle. It was worthy of a romance novel cover!


The mountain wedding venue reception begins


The couple kisses during their first dance


The groom dances with his mother


The fother daughter dance at the mountain wedding venue

Aside from the romantic atmosphere of their wedding day, Lindsay and Charlie also have goofy sides. They’re definitely best friends who live a very active lifestyle. Their pup, Kona, is a big part of that! I’m so glad they brought Kona for some portraits. Kona got to walk up the aisle at the ceremony, too.


The couple cuts the cake at the mountain wedding venue


The bride dances with friends


The couple sits for dinner at the mountain wedding venue

After the beautiful lakeside ceremony, Lindsay and Charlie got the party started with a lively first dance and sweet parent dances. Their guests had a great time toasting the couple from the dance floor.


Reception dance party


A slow dance at the mountain wedding venue

Are you planning an intimate wedding in the mountains? I would love to document your day! Let’s start our journey together!

Thank you to the vendors who made this day possible:

Venue: The Ridges Resort

Florist: Here Hope Blooms

Cake: Heavenly Bake Shop

Videographer: Timeless Media (Jonathan Aguirre)

DJ: The TC Show

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