Meet Our Family
The Little Chapel at Haven Ridge is first and foremost, a private family-owned sanctuary.
"Rooted in love", is the mantra the Bradford family conveys through the inclusive community cultivated here. We specialize in intimate weddings, elopements and special events in a setting artfully designed to entwine European heritage and old-world architectural style. The Little Chapel is a symbol of hope, peace, and a reminder that no dream is impossible with faith. This sacred land, a nature preserve, is our backyard and has been near and dear to our family's hearts for 33 years. We invite you to delight in this safe haven and share in creating new memories that will last a lifetime, from our family to yours.
Venue Coordinator, Marketing Director
& Co-Owner of Winston-Salem's Picnic Ladies
Mollie is your go-to gal for all things creative and venue relations. She works closely with couples, photographers and vendors to assure your event goes perfect! Before helping develop the venue and vision for the chapel alongside her dad, Mollie fell in love with the wedding industry as a Bridal Consultant and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Marketing & Management. She also works with her sister, Sarah as co-owner of Winston-Salem's Picnic Ladies. She followed in her father's entrepreneurial footsteps, establishing her own business, Mollie B. Marketing & Creative in 2018.
Property Owner & Visionary
Prior to retirement, David was an entrepreneur, who developed 8 patents and received the Presidential Green Chemistry Award from the Environmental Protection Agency in 2006. Despite having no theological experience, he shifted his focus towards following the calling placed on his heart nearly 20 years prior to build a small sanctuary for his family. That dream became a reality and The Little Chapel would find its home on the land he'd purchased alongside the home where he and his wife, Jan had raised their four children. The Little Chapel began its journey in 2015 and construction started in the spring of 2021, architecturally inspired by the Bradford's English and Scottish heritage.
Sarah Bradford Croom
Co-Owner of Winston-Salem's Picnic Ladies
Sarah graduated from Appalachian State with a degree in Elementary Education and returned to her hometown of Winston-Salem to raise her 4 children. She is the Co-Owner of Winston-Salem's Picnic Ladies with her sister, Mollie, bringing one-of-a-kind luxury picnic experiences hosted on the venue's grounds.
Wedding Officiant & Non-profit Director
Joseph, aka Joe, is a Scottish-Gaelic speaking history buff who earned his Masters degree from University of Aberdeen of Scotland. He is joining the team in the summer of 2023 to continue his passion for helping others in the community through our non-profit, Little Chapel Ministries. He will also be our in-house Officiant for weddings at the venue.
Ludo is our friendly goldendoodle pup who will do anything for a treat and a belly rub. Ludo brings wags of encouragement to the team. You may see him around from time to time. He's a real paw-fessional when it comes to styled shoots.