Riggs & Ashley
North Dakota Family Farm Wedding
This past Saturday, Riggs and Ashley were married on the Punton Family Farm in Ayr, ND! They met in preschool, became friends in middle school and went on their first date to Tower City Cafe followed by a drive out to the pasture to check the cows when Ashley was a freshman in high school. Their shared passion for ranching has been evident throughout every step of their relationship. Riggs even proposed to Ashley in the Nudell cow pasture! (See their engagement photos in the pasture here) As Rigg’s twin sister, Rylee, said during her speech, “I’d give Ashley advice on how to handle Riggs but by now she’s well aware!”
Original wedding plans were modified due to Covid but these two rolled with the punches, cancelled their reception plans and set up a party on the farm. Leading up to the wedding, every conversation I had with Ashley was positive and hopeful. I’m not sure how, but she always had a smile on her face. These two were ready and excited to GET MARRIED ALREADY! I pulled into the driveway and saw family members bustling around the farm doing last minute wedding errands while Penny, the family dog, curiously watched the happenings. The weather couldn’t have been better!
Ashley wore a special pin from her Grandma.
Excitement and some nerves as she headed out to meet Riggs. But first….
…Ashley’s brother, AJ, dressed up and requested to spoof the groom during the first look.
Needless to say, Riggs was a lot happier to see his beautiful bride.
There’s light and love in her eyes. ♥
So happy together.
Guests started to arrive and it was time for the ceremony! They were given a newspaper style program.
As guests walked to the ceremony, they passed by this wall of framed photographs featuring the married couples in their family.
The numbers represent how many years each couple has been married. A legacy of love.
Something for the kids, too!
Ashley’s father walked her up the aisle.
All the guests gathered by the Punton rock and had champagne as the dads made a toast.
These two were celebrating their tenth anniversary!
A little family shoot for the flower girl’s family, because why not!! It was their 10th wedding anniversary!
Cute little girls!
And of course I had to steal Riggs & Ashley away for some sunset photos down the gravel road.
These yellow chairs! The perfect accent piece from The White House Co.Ashley’s dad made some paths into the trees on the side of their property. It was magical photographing here!
Shout out to my brand new intern, Libby, for this gorgeous silhouette image!
Thumbs up for getting their daughter married off successfully!
Riggs and Ashley changed into jeans at the end of the night and started tearing up the dance floor!
The sky turned pink and purple before we finished night portraits. A perfect portrait to end the day!
Congratulations, Riggs & Ashley! Best wishes for a long and happy married life. ♥
Ceremony & Reception: Punton Family Farm
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie
Hair Stylist: Katelyn Peuppke at Hair by Miss Katelyn
Makeup: Cassie Bastian
Men’s Formal Wear: Halberstadt’s
Floral Design: Aunt Roxi Bresnahan
Officiant: Pastor Vern Baardson
Gathering Area Set Up: The White House Company
Catering: Little Lulu’s Food Truck, Casselton, ND
Pies: Pies N’ More
Favors: Homemade Raspberry Jam (Punton Farms) and Cow Bells (EvaMae Cook)
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Absolutely the loveliest wedding we’ve been to! So personable and homey. We may be a little bit partial, but it was an unforgettable day! The beautiful pictures will be a way to remind us of this fun day forever! Love and happiness for a long happy life together. Grandma and Grandpa Nudell