We are so excited to share Courtney & Ben’s big day on the blog today! To no one’s surprise, Courtney made an absolutely beautiful bride.  We are just swooning over these photos from Chelsea Schaefer Photography. Chelsea is not only one of Mount Ida Farm’s preferred photographers… but she is also Courtney’s sister! She did an amazing job of capturing the entire day.  Courtney and her bridesmaids got ready that morning in the cottage (right across from the Lodge, how convenient is that?!) Courtney and Ben did their first look right in front of the Lodge, then said their I Do’s inside the Lodge. Being a summer wedding, an indoor ceremony is preferable to keep guests cool and comfortable.  We had beautiful weather that day, so they were still able to get some beautiful photos outdoors. Congratulations Courtney & Ben!


The Cottage
Dresses at the Cottage
Getting Ready
Putting on Dress
Bridal Portrait
Ring Photo
First Look
Bridal Party
Indoor Ceremony
Indoor Ceremony
Indoor Ceremony
Bride & Groom
Bride & Groom
Bride & Groom
Donut Truck
Dance Floor


Venue: The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard 

Caterer: MOSAIC Catering & Events

Donuts: Carpe Donut

Cake: Sweethaus

Coordinator: Blue Ridge Event Production

Florist: Katie Ranger Design

Hair: First Look Artistry

Photographer: Chelsea Schaefer Photography