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An Amazing April at The Estate

Updated: May 19, 2021

Photo: Faith Photography


Hello River Run Family, Friends, Clients, & Supporters! WHAT a wild spring it's been for construction around here. Our days begin with early rising to work before the children wake up, the contractors start coming in at 6am, the hours are slammed full of photoshoots, walkthroughs, client meetings, tours, calls, zoom meetings, TV interviews, planning events, and speaking with clients and vendors. The last folks usually pull out after sunset. Our workdays are very, very, long, but our hearts are very full. We feel such a big responsibility to bring this property back to life and enhance it to the glory it deserves! We are working very hard towards that goal. A big part of taking care of our investment, is our partnership with our Preferred Vendors. Often, our touring couples ask if they can bring in outside vendors - and in fact some do, but consistently we see where our preferred partners are going above and BEYOND for our clients here! As we plan these events with our teammates, we see the care, love, concern, expertise, skill, and transparency that goes into making our clients' dreams come true. We have preferred partners because we KNOW they are looking out for the best interest of our clients. They know their segment of the industry and have SO much to bring to the table. We consistently see the superior service from these partners and how they go above and beyond! Events with these partners have over our years in the wedding industry consistently been a step above the norm. That is how these individuals made it to the list to begin with! Our company has performed over 1200 weddings, and the only way to get on this list is "by invitation" so take their being on there as our official - "stamp of approval". There is something very valuable about a team of professionals that knows each others strengths well, and works together often. It's a fantastic "value-added situation" for our clients. If you are one of our clients and haven't seen our private link with more vendor information, please reach out and we can send that your way! We’ve put together an online portal JUST for you to see the “glossy” magazines that contain our partners!

Vendors: Photographer + Creative Director: @Terribaskin, Planning + Design: @bastonishedevents, Bridal Stylist: @bridal_vogue @everydayvogue, Florist: @cultivateeventco, Video: @yeattes_productions, Hair: @dommiecole, MUA: @nicolegoreartistry, Stationery: @bydamistudiosnyc, Lighting: @lightingprofessors, Truss + Bar Shelf: @paisleyandjade, Tableware: @emersonjamesrental, Chair + Bar Rentals: @rentequipva, Linens: @nuagedesignsinc, Gown: @marchesabridal @demetriosbride, Suits: @allurebridals, Headpieces: @edenluxebridal, Clutches @the.mrs.clutch, Shoes: @lsomethingbleu_, Cake + Desserts: @fluffythoughtscakes, Models: @kennedy.grace16 @yinkaolagbegi, Drinks: @kaysmocktails, Venue: @estateatriverrun

Vendors: Photographer + Creative Director: @Terribaskin, Planning + Design: @bastonishedevents,

Bridal Stylist: @bridal_vogue @everydayvogue, Florist: @cultivateeventco, Video: @yeattes_productions, Hair: @dommiecole, MUA: @nicolegoreartistry, Stationery: @bydamistudiosnyc, Lighting: @lightingprofessors, Truss + Bar Shelf: @paisleyandjade, Tableware: @emersonjamesrental, Chair + Bar Rentals: @rentequipva, Linens: @nuagedesignsinc, Gown: @marchesabridal @demetriosbride, Suits: @allurebridals, Headpieces: @edenluxebridal, Clutches @the.mrs.clutch, Shoes: @lsomethingbleu_, Cake + Desserts: @fluffythoughtscakes, Models: @kennedy.grace16 @yinkaolagbegi, Drinks: @kaysmocktails, Venue: @estateatriverrun

In April thus far, we have hosted six AMAZING photo shoots and styled shoots on property, with more to come! We love the hustle and bustle of vendors arriving in the morning to begin setting up and models getting prepared in our bridal suite upstairs. There is so much creativity and passion that shines through in these types of shoots!

Creative Director: @makeupbyjacquie247 CEO/Assistant Director: @Makeupbyholly Photographer: @DavidandTiffanyPhotography Videography: @EnsoMediaFirm Beauty: @Makeupbyhollybeautypartner @hairbychi_rva @bjohnbeauty @candicethemua @sheis_tierradesiree @makeupbyjacquie247 @wholelifebeauty Bridal Wardrobe Concierge: @neechic Dresses: @Tiffanysbridal Venue:@TheEstateatriverrun Floral Decor: @AmyMarieEvents Models: @CameoModels_Internationale and @UCModels


As always, construction projects are moving right along. We have wrapped up the finishing touches on our Tuscan Ballroom, and are so thrilled for our clients to experience the changes and updates on their big day!

Photos: Renee Jean Photography

We are almost complete with our brand new, state-of-the-art fire alarm system that has been installed throughout the house. All that remains is a final testing of the system happening very soon! This has been a big project for us and we are overjoyed to be ticking one more box off our “to do” list! The cabinets in the second-floor kitchenette are getting a makeover as well as the walls. The light aqua paint on the cabinets is a much-needed update and we can't wait for bridesmaids to prepare their morning coffee in this newly updated space before getting ready for their big day! Although the projects sometimes seem never-ending, it's a good feeling to be wrapping up with several larger ones, as we move into WEDDING SEASON and our state is FINALLY opening up some.


MANY of you have asked us to begin hosting tours to the public, so we’ve listened! Join us on Thursday, May 27th at 5:30PM for a ticketed, guided group tour of The Estate at River Run. This is an opportunity that has never before been offered! Experience the beauty and elegance of River Run and it's grounds while listening to the history and stories around the home that we’ve learned from the many, many tradespeople who have worked on this property over the years. Due to social distancing guidelines, this experience will be limited to 15 guests. Get more information and tickets with the link to our EventBrite page below!


Looking ahead to May, we are so fortunate to be hosting the 2021 Tiffanys Bridal Show, Fashion On the Run! This private, runway fashion show will occur on May 2nd, 1:00-3:00PM. Tickets will include a bubbly beverage, socially-distanced show seating with your party, a door prize ticket, tempting “light bites” provided by Everyday Gourmet Catering, a Vendor meet & great, and access to the Estate and grounds along with a cash bar for the duration of the event. We will also be hosting a vendor show in our newly renovated Tuscan Ballroom [as well as outdoors if the weather is good!] following the runway show, This is a fabulous way to get to know some of our amazing preferred vendors and see some incredible gowns! Did we mention that there will be incredible DOOR PRIZES including a WEDDING GOWN from Jasmine Bridal provided by Tiffanys!?! How generous right!?

Our kiddos LOVED going to Tiffany’s to get fitted in their outfits for strutting the runway in the upcoming show!


Thank you to everyone for the support you have offered us over the last year! It has not been easy to run a wedding venue during COVID, AND maintain our sanity, but you all have helped us through! Please continue to show your support by liking, following, and sharing our social media pages! We can't wait to see what May has in store! We are planning a private jazz concert – let us know if we should send more details your way once we have those finalized. Please share this newsletter with anyone you think might enjoy it.

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