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If love and follow wedding magazines and blogs, then you are in for a treat. This wedding has actually been featured on Style Me Pretty! And it’s one of my proudest achievements to date to be a part of Caroline & Ryan’s special day and help it get recognized from some of the most fashionable, romantic publications in the business.

From the moment I arrived at Ryan and Caroline’s Estate at River Run wedding, I felt like I stepped into a watercolor dream. Not only does this Georgian revivalist style estate make a grand impression on its own, but R&C covered the entire estate in the dreamiest spring-paletted florals! Never have I seen such a beautiful array of flowers and color and texture at a wedding before.

Even though it was my first wedding of the 2023 season, I needed no warm-up time. Ryan and Caroline made our jobs so easy! Additionally, their incredible planning team worked flawlessly to turn over spaces for the most effortless, luxury wedding guest experience.

When Wedding Guests Know the Assignment

In addition to a meticulously detailed spring pastel wedding theme, R&C’s guests showed up in the most beautiful black tie attire. If you ever worry how black tie dress code looks at a spring wedding, then take a quick scroll to the cocktail hour section. These guests were so stylish!

Pro tip! If you don’t want guests wearing too many dark colors, add “Spring Pastels & Black Tie Requested” to your invitation. Don’t be afraid to get specific!

A Magical Golden Hour

Even the weather was playing in our favor. Despite threats of rain, it held off and gave us puffy clouds and glowy sun most of the day. We got a little spurt of rain during the couple’s welcome toast. But that rain produced the most magical moment of the day. When it cleared ten minutes later, we were greeted with the most stunning sunset and a vibrant DOUBLE rainbow! It was as if God decorated the sky to match R&C’s pastel wedding colors. (Just wait until you scroll down to those photos… my jaw was on the floor!)

All in all, this Estate at River Run wedding is sure to be a highlight of my career, and a GREAT way to kick off the 2023 season. I was so honored to second shoot this wedding with my friend Stacie of Marshall Arts Photography. You can see her blog post on this wedding HERE as well! I’ve said it before. Anytime I get to work under Stacie’s wing I expand my skills and find so much inspiration. Enjoy scrolling!

Estate at River Run | Top wedding venues in Northern Virginia

Bride Getting Ready & Bridal Details Photos at Estate at River Run Wedding | Virginia Photographers

Dreamy pastel-themed wedding colors for spring. A free-flowing bridal bouquet with mixed florals of roses, tulips, ranunculus, astilbe, sweet peas, and more!
Bridal makeup and hair inspiration for a spring wedding.
Full tulle ballgown with plunge neckline and cathedral length veil. Dreamy pastel-themed wedding colors for spring. A free-flowing bridal bouquet with mixed florals of roses, tulips, ranunculus, astilbe, sweet peas, and more!
Dreamy pastel-themed wedding colors for spring. A free-flowing bridal bouquet with mixed florals of roses, tulips, ranunculus, astilbe, sweet peas, and more!
The best wedding shoes for an outdoor, spring wedding. Bella belle heels with beading. Ivory bridal shoes.
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Bridal perfume for wedding details. Best perfume for your wedding day. Nomade perfume and fragrance.
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Groom Getting Ready Photos | RVA Wedding Photography

Groom suites at top wedding venues in northern Virginia | Estate at River Run
Groom and groomsmen portraits classic | Black and white wedding photography by a northern Virginia wedding photographer
Classic groom and groomsmen portraits | Northern Virginia wedding photographer
Classic groom photos and portraits | Northern Virginia wedding photographer

Bride Shares Emotional First Look with Father of the Bride | Virginia Wedding Photographer

First Look with Father of the Bride photos | Virginia wedding photographer
First Look with Father of the Bride photos | Virginia wedding photographer
First Look with Father of the Bride photos | Virginia wedding photographer

Bride and Groom First Look on Upper Terrace at the Estate at River Run | Richmond Photography

Timeless wedding photography | Groom portrait | VA wedding photographer
Bride and Groom's First Look at Estate at River Run wedding | Richmond VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom's First Look at Estate at River Run wedding | Richmond VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom's First Look at Estate at River Run wedding | Richmond VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer

A Few Bridal Party/Groomsmen/Bridesmaid Photos at the Estate at River Run | Richmond Wedding Photography

Estate at River Run bridal party photos for spring | VA photography
Estate at River Run bridal party photos for spring | VA photography
Estate at River Run bridesmaid photos for spring | Lavender purple and mauve pink bridesmaid dresses | VA photography
Estate at River Run bridesmaid photos for spring | Lavender purple and mauve pink bridesmaid dresses | VA photography
Pastel bride's wedding bouquet and bridesmaid florals for spring | Lavender purple and mauve pink bridesmaid dresses | VA photography
Petite pastel bridesmaid bouquets for spring | Lavender purple and mauve pink bridesmaid dresses | VA photography

Guests Arrive for Estate at River Run Wedding Ceremony | Pastel-Themed Wedding Inspo for Spring

Unique seating chart ideas for wedding | Champagne wall and guest book ideas for spring wedding
Unique seating chart ideas for wedding | Champagne wall and guest book ideas for spring wedding
Unique seating chart ideas for wedding | Champagne wall and guest book ideas for spring wedding
Ceremony setup inspiration for Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Richmond wedding photographer
Ceremony setup inspiration for pastel spring wedding theme | Richmond wedding photographer
Ceremony setup inspiration for pastel spring wedding theme | Richmond wedding photographer
Ceremony setup inspiration for Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Richmond wedding photographer
Ceremony setup inspiration for pastel spring wedding theme | Richmond wedding photographer
Ceremony setup inspiration for pastel spring wedding theme | Richmond wedding photographer
Pastel black tie wedding guest attire inspo | Richmond wedding photographer
Pastel spring wedding ceremony or reception seating chart ideas | Richmond wedding photographer
Pastel black tie wedding guest attire inspo | Richmond wedding photographer
Estate at River Run wedding ceremony in spring | Bride walking down the aisle | Richmond wedding photographer
Estate at River Run wedding ceremony in spring | Bride walking down the aisle | Richmond wedding photographer
Estate at River Run wedding ceremony in spring | Richmond wedding photographer
Estate at River Run wedding ceremony in spring | Richmond wedding photographer
Estate at River Run wedding ceremony in spring | Richmond wedding photographer
Estate at River Run wedding ceremony in spring | Richmond wedding photographer
Estate at River Run wedding ceremony in spring with pastel colored florals | Richmond wedding photographer
Estate at River Run wedding ceremony in spring with pastel colored florals | Richmond wedding photographer

Poolside Cocktail Hour Photos | Top Virginia Wedding Venues near Richmond, VA

Estate at River Run poolside cocktail hour | Top wedding venues in northern Virginia
Cocktail hour decor inspiration for wedding | Bright and airy wedding photographer based in Virginia
Cocktail hour decor inspiration for wedding | Bright and airy wedding photographer based in Virginia
Poolside cocktail hour decor inspiration for Estate at River Run wedding | Bright and airy wedding photographer based in Virginia
Poolside cocktail hour decor inspiration for Estate at River Run wedding | Bright and airy wedding photographer based in Virginia

Dreamy Spring, Pastel Themed Wedding Details | Estate at River Run Wedding in the Spring

Blue room reception setup inspiration at Estate at River Run wedding | Virginia wedding photography
Pink pastel reception setup inspiration and place setting ideas for wedding | Virginia wedding photography
Blue room reception setup inspiration at Estate at River Run wedding | Virginia wedding photography
Spring pastel florals for wedding reception centerpieces | Virginia wedding photography
Spring pastel florals for wedding reception centerpieces | Virginia wedding photography
Dessert table setup for wedding | VA wedding photographer
Pastel floral design inspo for estate wedding venue | VA wedding photographer
Pastel floral design and reception setup inspo for outdoor Estate at River Run wedding venue | VA wedding photographer
Pastel floral design and bar setup inspo for outdoor Estate at River Run wedding venue | VA wedding photographer
Pastel floral design and reception setup inspo for outdoor Estate at River Run wedding venue | VA wedding photographer
Pastel floral design tiered wedding cake | VA wedding photographer
Pastel lilac and lavender floral design tiered wedding cake for spring | VA wedding photographer
Pastel lilac and lavender floral design centerpieces for outdoor wedding reception | VA wedding photographer
Pastel lilac and lavender floral design centerpieces for outdoor wedding reception | VA wedding photographer
Pastel lilac and lavender floral design centerpieces for outdoor wedding reception | VA wedding photographer
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Pastel pinks, lilacs, and blue wedding floral inspiration | VA wedding photographer
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Pink pastel reception setup inspiration and place setting ideas for wedding | Virginia wedding photography
Pink pastel reception setup inspiration and centerpiece floral ideas for wedding | Virginia wedding photography
Pink pastel reception setup inspiration and centerpiece floral ideas for wedding | Virginia wedding photography
Pink pastel reception setup inspiration and place setting ideas for wedding | Virginia wedding photography
Pink pastel reception setup inspiration and dessert station ideas for Estate at River Run wedding | Virginia wedding photography
Pink pastel reception floral centerpieces inspiration for wedding | Virginia wedding photography

A Few “Just Married” Portraits at Estate at River Run | Richmond Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bridal Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | cathedral wedding veil with blusher | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bridal Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | cathedral wedding veil with blusher | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Pastel pink, blue, and purple bridal bouquet for spring wedding | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Indoor Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom Photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bridal portraits at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom reception photo at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom reception photo at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer

Guests Enter Reception for Cake Cutting and Toasts | Estate at River Run Wedding Reception Photos

Bride and Groom reception entrance at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Pastel floral design at bar reception at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom reception entrance at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom cake cutting at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom cake cutting at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom cake cutting at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom cake cutting at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom welcome toast photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer

Magical Sunset and Rainbows at Golden Hour Photos | Estate at River Run Wedding Photos

Bride and Groom golden hour photos in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom golden hour photos in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom golden hour photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom golden hour photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom golden hour photos with rainbow at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom golden hour photos at Estate at River Run wedding in spring | Northern VA Wedding Photographer

Classy Jazz Club Vibes in the Tuscan Ballroom | Estate at River Run Reception Dancing Photos

Tuscan ballroom transformed into classy jazz club for wedding reception at Estate at River Run wedding | Bride and Groom choreographed first dance | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Tuscan ballroom transformed into classy jazz club for wedding reception at Estate at River Run wedding | Bride and Groom choreographed first dance | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Tuscan ballroom transformed into classy jazz club for wedding reception at Estate at River Run wedding | Bride and Father of the Bride share Daddy-Daughter Dance | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Tuscan ballroom transformed into classy jazz club for wedding reception at Estate at River Run wedding | Bride and Father of the Bride share Daddy-Daughter Dance | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Tuscan ballroom transformed into classy jazz club for wedding reception at Estate at River Run wedding | Groom and Mother of the Groom share Mother-Son Dance | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Tuscan ballroom transformed into classy jazz club for wedding reception at Estate at River Run wedding | Groom and Mother of the Groom share Mother-Son Dance | Northern VA Wedding Photographer
Tuscan ballroom transformed into classy jazz club for wedding reception at Estate at River Run wedding | Groom and Mother of the Groom share Mother-Son Dance | Northern VA Wedding Photographer

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