On a beautiful October day, Kate and Francis celebrated their love in a wedding that embraced the warm and rich tones of fall. The Estate at River Run provided the perfect backdrop for their special day, with its stunning Italian-style architecture and sprawling woodland landscapes offering an idyllic setting for this autumnal celebration. Kate and Francis infused their wedding with the essence of fall. Warm autumnal colors adorned the florals, bridesmaids’ dresses, and groomsmen’s outfits. These rich hues were carried throughout the wedding down to the table settings, creating a cohesive and inviting atmosphere that perfectly reflected the season.

In the Wedgewood Ballroom, Kate and her mother shared an intimate moment as her mother helped prepare her for the big day in her chic gown. The ballroom, with its palette of river blues and floor-to-ceiling windows, offered a serene and elegant space for a variety of special occasions during the wedding from the bride and groom’s first look to the late night dancing. The front lawn of The Estate was the scene of joyous laughter as Kate and Francis spent time with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. These moments of shared happiness captured the spirit of the day, set against the backdrop of The Estate’s rolling hills and natural beauty.

The Bluestone Terrace, overlooking the James River, provided a breathtaking setting for the ceremony. Surrounded by vibrant fall florals, Kate and Francis committed to each other for a lifetime. The couple shared a passionate kiss with the serene river as their backdrop, creating a picture-perfect moment that symbolized their love and commitment. The Tuscan Ballroom, with its warm lighting and red brick, hosted the dinner reception. The table settings, detailed with burnt orange napkins and lush greenery, enhanced the cozy and inviting vibe of the evening. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal in an ambiance that perfectly complemented the autumnal theme.

The Wedgewood Ballroom transformed into a lively dance floor as Kate and Francis, surrounded by their friends and family, danced the night away. A live band played cheerful tunes that kept the energy high and the smiles wide, adding to the overall joy and celebration of the night. Kate and Francis’ wedding was a beautiful blend of elegance, warmth, and joy. The Estate at River Run, with its picturesque landscapes and stunning venues, provided the perfect setting for their special day. It was a celebration filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories, marking the beginning of a lifetime of happiness for the newlyweds.

Caterer – Groovin’ Gourmets

Photographer – David Abel

Novelty Food – Gelati Celesti Food Truck

Reception Music – Sam Hill

Bakery – Pearls

Florals – Amy Marie Events

Transportation – James River Transportation (Academy)

Hair + Makeup – Amanda Perry

Rentals – Rent-E-Quip

Planner – Virginia Grace Events

Kate & Francis

October 7th, 2023

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