Reviews

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Ruth is a master at what she does. She created a wonderland under a tent for us with every detail carefully considered. Our guests could not stop talking about how breathtaking the decorations were. Ruth made every effort to get to know us and our vision for the reception to create a custom event space that was reminiscent of a fairy tale. We can’t recommend Ruth highly enough.

~ Erin

We have been using Ruth Ridgeway and her wonderful company for the past 13 years. She did all 3 of our daughters Bat Mitzvah celebrations. As a Rabbi and Director of my school, Hebrew Wizards, she has helped me convert the First united Methodist Church into a beautiful synagogue for us to share our prayers during our High Holidays.

Ruth is a passionate signor and so easy to work with. She understands immediately what our goals will be, and her mission is aligned with ours, to make a beautiful celebration for our family and friends. Every event she puts her heart and soul into her work and the finishing product, is always excellent. Her staff is as amazing as she is. She is a one of a kind person with talent and compassion to make our visions come to life and be a memory forever in our hearts. From flowers, to decor, to planning and execution, there is no-one better than Ruth!

~ Deborah

Ruth has an amazing talent for party decor and flower arrangements. Ruth can transform any room into something very special. Our daughter Bat Mitzvah was beautiful and fun! Lots of compliments from guests. Every detail was taking care of. Ruth was very flexible and pleasant to work with!

~ Diana

Felt like I was in a fairytale at my own wedding!!! Ruth goes above and beyond! People couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful everything was thanks to Ruth!!!

~ Anna Lisa

My daughter got married a month ago and one of the best decisions we made was hiring Ruth Ridgeway! I can’t begin to tell you how many people told us it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to! Ruth created an elegant beach theme and followed it throughout the venue…from the flowers, to the lighting, and beyond…her work was breathtaking. Ruth was attentive to so many details which we never would have thought of but made all the difference…for example using silver chargers, the table linens, the use of high and low candles, the up lighting… these little things added up to make the wedding reception magical. The way she used flowers and candles in the many centerpieces, and created a different design on every table at the reception was so impressive. Ruth was a pleasure to work with …her vision and sense of style are unmatched! I would highly recommend working with Ruth…she made my daughter’s wedding day one of the most beautiful and happiest days of her life!

~ Peggy

We hired Ruth twice. Both events went beyond our expectations. Her attention to detail and her creativity are amazing! We have had many events over the years but none have ever come close to these last two done by her. She managed everything from start to finish. It’s so nice to be able to be present and enjoy your own party. Ruth was able to do that for us. She is so kind and caring. Her enthusiasm is infectious. If you want to have the best event and enjoy the day, I suggest you hire Ruth.

~ Barbara

Ruth Ridgeway brings to the table what you don’t find from many other vendors: she can take your idea and translate it to the most magical thing possible–all while addressing your personal needs. Ruth will work alongside you every step of the way and collaborates very well with your other vendors. She is detailed oriented, technical, creative, forward thinking, innovative–all while keeping the focus on meeting your goals. You gain peace of mind knowing that things get done exceptionally well. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and second to none in creating the most beautiful and lasting memories for any event.

~ Jackie

The company I work at (can’t say directly, but will say is a large and successful financial company located in Stamford, CT.) has used Ruth Ridgeway for about a decade now for all our onsite company events. She successfully executes by coming up with new and fresh ideas and creating inviting ambiance for our employees to socialize and unwind in. Her design detail is impeccable down to the tiniest of details as well as her knack of understanding her client’s taste. 
As for décor or theme, Ruth has a warehouse full of decorations to make any idea come to life. She’s tackled casual and relaxed all the way to chic and trendy for us and nails it every time. 

Her work ethic and get-it-done attitude have always made us feel more than comfortable that whatever she’s tasked with she’s going to get it done and with flying colors. 

Ruth is also just an amazing personality. She’s outgoing and energetic and makes event planning what it should be….fun! She takes the stress out of the process by making you feel you’re planning your event with a trusted friend. Someone who knows and understands your tastes and is equally invested in the outcome. 
On event days, you can plan on seeing her onsite touching up with last minute details and making sure you’re satisfied before she takes off. Some events we have her stay the entire time. She’s flexible when it comes to her client’s needs on party day. 
Book Ruth Ridgeway for you next company or personal event. You won’t be disappointed.

~ Anonymous

Ruth has impeccable taste and will make your event unique and memorable. I highly recommend her service to take the worry out of what is supposed to be a joyous occasion!

~ Anonymous

Ruth knows how to make any celebration worth celebrating. She and her team were amazing! When we first met, we were thinking that my husband’s 50th B day party would be primarily outside. She saw the space, listened to what we had to say and came up with the cost and her vision. Then, as we got closer to the event, we had to make a change and bring everything inside because the weather was not on our side. When we made that shift, she immediately understood and re- designed our whole event to be inside and transformed our house in such a way, that our friends are still talking about it. We had never thrown a party like that and had never used a designer, but I would do it again in a heart beat. The whole process was easy, professional and very organized. We highly recommend her for any event!!

~ Kecia

Where do I begin. When I started wedding planning, I didn’t want to spend alot of money on our florals, thinking I would go with a local florist. As my ideas and vision for our “Winter Wonderland” wedding came together, I knew I needed more than just a local florist shop to help execute my vision. So I was given a couple references, one of which was Ruth Ridgeway Designs! I initially met with Ruth at Aria Banquet Facility (which was our venue), where we spoke about my vision and she gave me her input and some ideas of how we could make this come to life. I knew I was going to be in great hands and had great level of confidence in what she would bring to the table. I met and spoke with her one on one at all times. She was very straight forward when she gave me feedback as to her thoughts of detail and where my budget should be put to good use. Over the coming months, Ruth helped put together my vision for my cocktail hour, ceremony, reception, and lounge area by sending my photos and sketches. Aside from all that she did all my florals for the bridal party, myself, and some for the house the day of the wedding. To say our wedding was absolutely magical, is an understatement. Our guests were in awe, with the amount of detail and classiness! Nothing was too overdone or underdone. A perfect touch!

During the wedding planning, I even asked if she would help out with my shower (which was a much smaller scale event than a wedding), since I was doing a 50s housewife themed shower. She agreed! When my guests walked into my shower, they felt like they were actually in the 50s era. My decor was outstanding! From the placecard table, to the linens, center pieces, room accents, it was phenomenal!!!

I am so happy I went with Ruth and her team for both events, I would do it all over again if I could. If anyone is shopping around for a vendor that brings more than just florals to the table, Ruth Ridgeway Designs is the way to go!!!

~ Lori

If I could give Ruth 100 Stars I would! Ruth Ridgeway is amazing in every way. She did all my floral arrangements/decor for my wedding at Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht club this past weekend and they were more gorgeous than I could have ever imagined. I could not wait to leave a review for her. It is not simply her flowers that make her so special, she has a wonderful eye for design and had fantastic suggestions. I had no idea what type of flowers I wanted for my wedding and she worked with me and delivered the most elegant table decor/flowers I have ever seen. My personal flowers were breathtaking as were all the girls in my bridal party. When you hire Ruth, you are hiring a true professional in every sense of the word. She is an expert in design, in elegance, and really captured every thing I was looking to achieve for my day. She is patient, responsive, and is simply an expert in her field. This woman knows her stuff, believe me! I had full confidence that she will pull off a beautiful wedding and I was not at all disappointed. I trusted her fully. She made suggestions that totally aligned with what I was looking for. My wedding ceremony was supposed to be outside and up to 3 hours before the actual ceremony we were still undecided as to what to do. Her and her team put up a GORGEOUS Chuppah so quickly, that was beyond breathtaking. My guests could not stop raving about my decor and flowers since then. I HIGHLY recommend her for any event you are thinking of having. I would use her again in a heart beat! SO INCREDIBLY THANKFUL to Ruth and her staff. One of the best decisions I made for my wedding. Anyone would be truly lucky to have her work with them. SO AMAZING.

~ Alisa

I’ve had the pleasure of not only working with Ruth on my own daughter’s bat mitzvah but also being a guest at many occasions that she has designed and planned. Her vision and attention to detail are truly remarkable, but in my mind what really sets her apart is her ability to LISTEN to her clients, work collaboratively, AND meet the budget agreed upon. Hard to find someone who is bursting with energy yet can be so calm and controlled – Ruth is the best of both!

~ Nancy

My first encounter of Ruth Ridgeway was by chance at a restaurant/event hall that my husband, son and I were looking at as a possibility for his Bar Mitzvah party. She was there setting up for a Bat Mitzvah. I watched her carefully and I knew right away that if I was to throw a party, she needed to be the one to be by my side, guiding me. Her details were exquisite; her command of the situation and how she managed everyone was like nothing I had seen before. I just knew that she would be able to help me…a woman who had never thrown a party, no less for a boy that didn’t know what he wanted with the event. When we finally sat for our first meeting with her, she asked questions upon questions, to help us come to a decision on what it was we all wanted. She returned to meet our son and again, was not only present with questions, but an interest in who he was and HOW to make his special day HIS. From then on, the details of everything she presented to us were more than we could have imagined. A simple idea of “I like cars” from my son at his first meeting with her, went on to an enthusiastic, creative, energy-filled party like no other. There are party planners, and then there are event artists. Ruth is the artist – she knows how, when and what to do to create a spirit and energy and environment that matches the affair. If that is what you want, look no further. You will not be disappointed – our highest expectations were far exceeded.

~ Sandy

Ruth and her talented team of professionals turned my daughter’s vision for her bat mitzvah into a reality. They listened to her ideas and took them to the next level. Their attention to each and every detail was incredible. They completely transformed a space and helped us create the warm and welcoming celebration that we were striving for.

~ Donna

I have known Ruth for a long time , her kindness , creativity and professionalism are one of a kind. So when it came time for planning my big day I knew there was nobody else I would rather have design my wedding than her. Ruthie put together the most elegant And glam centerpieces I have ever seen. She took my vision and made it a reality. I received countless compliments, my guests were fighting over who was taking home the arrangements , and everything photographed amazing. If your planning a special event and want it done right, Ruth is the person for you.

~ Maria

Ruth Ridgeway is the best! She is so easy to work with and has such an amazing creative mind. I used her for two events and both exceeded my expectations. She had such attention to detail and really executed everything we had discussed in our meetings. Her floral arrangements are so beautiful that i had several people ask me which florist I had used. You can’t go wrong with Ruth.

~ Anonymous

I only wish that I could give Ruth and her amazing team of professionals ten stars! From the moment we began the process we knew that we were in the hands of a woman that puts her heart and soul into every details as if it were her own event. I am in the events business and because of my crazy schedule AND because my company was catering the mitzvah, I knew that with Ruth at the helm, I did not need to worry about one thing and I could actually be a guest at my kids mitzvah! In fact she went above and beyond our expectations with details that were so unique and special! Most importantly, she include my twins in the design process and made them feel so special! If I could do it again tomorrow, I would not have changed a thing! For those of you reading this review, feel free to call me so I can sing her praises as there is not enough room here to write them all! We were BEYOND HAPPY! XOX 

~ Robin

AMAZING! My wedding was the most artistic beautiful creation I have every seen. It was like Ruth and Sarah took the vision out of my head and invented it to a level I had not imagined yet. So creative and fabulous. My vision was mid summer nights dream with a little rock n roll glitzy glamour and they nailed it! I have had so many of our guests contact me to tell me it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been to. They created a unique ambiance in our outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour and reception that somehow still tied together. If you are looking for that special something to take your wedding to the next level – Ruth Ridgeway Designs is definitely the way to go.

~ Kimberly

I have worked with Ruth on 3 different life cycle events. Her incredible talent, and love for what she does, was evident each and every time. She surrounds herself with an equally talented team and she gets the job done!!! I LOVED working with this lady and look forward to having the opportunity to do it again in the future!?

~ Stacy

Ruth is the ultimate professional and collaborator. She and her team are both creative and flexible and have made the planning and execution of our events a breeze. We would 150% recommend them to anyone looking for the best partner in event planning. Every detail is thought through and every worry dealt with in a kind and considerate fashion.

~ Randi

If you want your dreams to come true then do not hesitate to reach out and grab Ruth Ridgeway Designs. 
I have used Ruth for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and for my son’s Bar Mitzvah and each time my family and friends were just amazed at her talent, vision & magical touch! She is such an incredible designer and person!

~ Lori

What can I say!? Ruth Ridgeway is THE quintessential must-have for any wedding. Personable, empathetic, ingeniously creative, and a true professional, Ruth Ridgeway Designs designed a wedding that way surpassed my expectations. She was worth every single penny. There is nobody else in the business who can touch her. I still have guests complementing my wedding. Thanks Ruthie for being such an incredible professional and helping us achieve the wedding that we always wanted. WE LOVE YOU 🙂

~ Ali

Unsurpassed talent and dedication to her work. Delivers spectacular work which will wow you!

~ Suzette

Ruth is a true professional. She is easy to work with, creative and makes every party special!

~ Anonymous

Ruth is a creative, top notch designer who takes pride in her work. She will take your event to the next level and surprise you with whimsical and unexpected details. She has a team of designers who can make your visions a reality. I used her services for both of my boys’ bar mitzvahs.

~ Michelle

Ruth is wonderful at delivering a vision. You will not be disappointed with the results!

~ Anonymous

Ruth was great. She really “got” what we wanted. While I’ve seen pictures of some of her prior work, including some outrageous bar and bat mitzvah decor (but very appropriate for that age group), she truly understood that we wanted “simple and elegant”. I was shocked to find when I walked into her house for the “sample” day with the flowers, that what she had on the table was EXACTLY what I had in mind. In addition, she was a pleasure to work with– she almost always got back to us immediately with all sorts of questions we had, found affordable ways for us to do different things, etc. She also stepped in as wedding planner on the day of the event and directed everyone through the rehearsal and ceremony.

~ Matthew

We had the pleasure of working with Ruth Ridgeway on our daughter’s recent wedding as well as my husband’s 60th Birthday Celebration.

Our guests as well as the catering facility said that they have never seen a transformation in a room as beautiful as it was for both of our events. I owe it all to Ruth. She was able to take our ideas and dreams of a perfect wedding and birthday celebration and bring them to life. Ruth is a perfectionist for details, all the while blending her creativity as well as our personalities and personal memorabilia into the design theme.

She is a pleasure to work with from start to finish! So energetic and professional. We especially loved her floral work. Every arrangement looked as if she strolled through the garden and hand picked the flowers herself!

It was so wonderful to work with one person who can design, construct, and produce your dream event above and beyond what you could ever imagine. Just knowing that Ruth was behind the scenes, we were able to relax and enjoy our celebrations without a worry in the world. We can honestly say, no one can do it better!

~ Lori & FJ

“Ruth Ridgeway should be in everybody’s contact list! She carries an infectious enthusiasm that enables her to deliver 100% each and every time. Her creativity, vision, and passion swept an awe-inspiring magic into our wedding. From start to finish, Ruth exceeded everybody’s expectations: she blended outstanding artistic imagination and exquisite taste to create an outcome that few could match.  With her enviable attention to detail, professionalism, and exuberance, Ruth transformed our dreams into a reality.

It was absolutely unforgettable. We are forever grateful to Ruth Ridgeway Designs!”

~ Ali & Marc

We have known Ruth Ridgeway for seventeen years when she first did our oldest child’s Bar Mitzvah.  When we walked into the event that evening we were blown away at the magnitude of the wow factor! It was beyond what we had anticipated and the crowd went wild! Ruth has since done our other two children’s similar events with the same wow factor completely different themes.

Over the years, we continue to use Ruth in our home, doing small dinner parties, to the larger graduation parties, BBQs, etc. There is no job too small or too large that Ruth cannot do in her professional, upscale, elegant, completely friendly manner.

In addition to our personal use, we also use Ruth for our large corporate functions twice a year. She completely transforms these functions to capture the theme, and the employees are made to feel so special.

Recommending Ruth Ridgeway is so easy to do; she and her staff are the utmost of the word professional. You get far more than you ask for, and always with a smile.

~ Ellen & Steve

Diageo has worked with Ruth Ridgeway Designs for the past 10 years on our annual corporate picnic, holiday parties and several other company events. It is truly a pleasure to work with someone who is so creative and attentive to our company’s needs.

Ruth and her team are extremely reliable and put an incredible amount of time and effort into each of our events from the planning stage to the day of execution. I highly recommend Ruth Ridgeway Designs no matter what the scope of your event may be. You can rest assured she will make it fabulous!

~ Barbara Sico, Diageo

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