About Me

View More: http://rachelruffer.pass.us/madelyn-ridgewayHospitality, paired with all things beautiful and lovely, is why I design and plan events and weddings.  You can see some of my styled events here.  And you can see what it feels like to work with me, and what services I provide here.

Weddings and life events are personal. Those are the kinds of days you need help focusing on what really matters. So if I’m looking out for your most important event, I want you to know I’ve got your details covered, but that I’m a person, too.

So a bit about me? Well, I’m a southern girl to the core, a christian, wife, mother and creative mind. Oh, and I close my eyes when I smile. And I smile a lot! I planned my first event (without my mom even knowing… invitations, and all) when I was only seven, but got “found out” when a friend’s mom called the house with a question about the party! Oops!

My husband and I met when I was designing mock birthday invitations for a computer class we were both enrolled in. Since we got married, I’ve always strived to keep love at the center of our relationship, and our family.

I graduated college from Alabama A&M University (Go Bulldogs!) with a degree in Hospitality Management and a Master’s in Family & Consumer Sciences, that’s right, home economics!  I worked my way through college serving as a catering assistant to a private caterer and eventually opened my own catering service and worked as a corporate catering manager at a local college.  After changing careers, I worked as a family development specialists for almost 15 years and gained invaluable experience planning workshops, events, and conferences; skills that all serve me well as an event planner.


Those are just some of the pages from my story. Each of us has a story, one that deserves to be honored. I want to tell your story, by making sure it’s at the heart of your event – so you can remember your day filled with more than just lovely details, but with love.


Drop me a note! Let’s see if I’m a fit for your wedding or event.  You can email me directly at madelyn {at} madelynridgeway {dot} com.

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