River Creek Club Wedding | Leesburg, VA

WEDDING

Absolutely in love with this fall wedding at River Creek Club in Leesbug, VA!  There is nothing quite like fall in Virginia and after hearing about Dave’s proposal to Kristen during the fall in the Shenandoah Mountains, the wedding designers from A. Griffin Events knew they wanted to help Dave and Kristen capitalize on the the colors and feel of fall for the River Creek Club Wedding.

River Creek Club

When planning their wedding, Kristen and Dave started with a city close to their hearts: Leesburg, Virginia. Kristen spent most of her young-adulthood in Leesburg visiting her grandmother and working for Eloise’s Pastries, the very bakery that would soon-after create her dream wedding cake. As they toured local venues, the two fell deeply in love with the sweeping views of the River Creek Club golf course and imagined their wedding guests sipping cocktails while watching the sun set. With fire pits on the lower level and cafe lighting above the veranda, Kristen and Dave found the coziest venue for their wedding day.

Fall Wedding at River Creek Club Wedding Invitations
Fall Wedding at River Creek Club Wedding Invitations

In choosing a color palette the designers from A. Griffin Events worked with K & D to pull from the colors of fall.

Enagement Ring Leesburg VA Wedding

Wedding Details from Fall Wedding at River Creek Club

Invitations for fall wedding at river creek club, Leesburg, VA

Kristen also included a customized navy and rose gold Mrs. Box to be passed down to future generations as her contribution to the family collection of wedding day heirloom details.

Invitations for fall wedding at river creek club, Leesburg, VA
Heirloom wedding garter leesburg, VA Wedding Photography

Kristen chose to include some family heirlooms in her wedding, in Kristen’s own words:

Many of my details came from my grandmother on my mother’s side. My garter was worn by not only my grandmother and mother but all of my mothers sisters. Two of the round vanity jars I included came from my grandmother’s Aunt Cecila. My mother and grandmother are incredibly important to me so I was certain I wanted to have them as part of our wedding.

Bride Getting Ready at River Creek Club, Leesburg Wedding Photography
Bride Getting Ready at River Creek Club, Leesburg Wedding Photography
Bride Getting Ready at River Creek Club, Leesburg Wedding Photography
Bride Getting Ready at River Creek Club, Leesburg Wedding Photography
Bride Getting Ready at River Creek Club, Leesburg Wedding Photography
Bride Getting Ready at River Creek Club, Leesburg Wedding Photography
Bride Getting Ready at River Creek Club, Leesburg Wedding Photography

Dave and Kristen spent the day surrounded by family and friends at River Creek Club.

Bride Getting Ready at River Creek Club, Leesburg Wedding Photography

Dave & Kristen exchanged thoughtful gifts and notes in lieu of a first look.

Bride and Groom Exchanging gifts on their wedding day at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA

Phillipa Tarrant did an exquisite job capturing the colors and feel of fall in this stunning fall bridal bouquet. The fading leaves in fall are incomparable with their saturated orange and burgundy hues and served as the inspiration for this fall bridal bouquet. Touches of gold brought in the warmth of the golden hour sunset, for which Virginia is so famous. Navy, reminiscent of the deep soon-to-be winter night sky, grounded the palette. Bridesmaids wore navy and carried bouquets by Philippa Tarrant that matched the rich, autumnal palette. Ivory linens paired with navy waterfall napkins were complemented with centerpieces composed of dahlias, ranunculus, snapdragons, and peach hypericum berries for texture.

Fall Wedding Flowers at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Fall Wedding Flowers at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Fall Wedding Flowers at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Fall Wedding Flowers at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Fall Wedding Flowers at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Groom at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Groom at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA

The indoor ceremony space at River Creek Club felt so cozy on this fall afternoon and was filled with the warmth of candlelight and a lit fireplace.

Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA

Having known each other for years, Kristen knew Dave felt strongly about keeping to tradition. Dave was always a firm believer that the first time he saw his bride would be as she walked down the aisle so we opted out of a first look. Kristen walked down the aisle lined with lanterns and candlelight to their favorite Disney ballads and there wasn’t a dry eye to be found.

Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Indoor Ceremony at River Creek Club Wedding in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA

Golden hour for Dave & Kristen’s fall wedding at River Creek Club did not disappoint!  River Creek Club provided golf carts and we headed out to capture these incredible moments along the greens as the sun began to dip low onto the horizon.

Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA

The evening air was crisp and cool and the the monogrammed blankets Dave and Kristen chose as favors for their guests also came in handy while doing wedding portraits around River Creek Club.

Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA

A River Creek Wedding would not be complete without this stunning view of the club house itself.
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA

For wedding favors, Dave & Kristen chose these cozy monogrammed blankets for each of their guests.

Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA

The reception stationery by Emily Baird Design perfectly combined their love for Disney while remaining understated and elegant. We created a small “hidden Mickey” hunt that spanned across all stationery. Navy escort cards included a hidden Mickey to indicate kids meals. A single rose with petals falling adorned the ceremony program, reminiscent of Kristen and Dave’s favorite, Beauty and the Beast. Table numbers were accented with small fireworks, embracing the time-honored, classic fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom.

Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA

Another priority for Kristen and Dave was their wedding cake. Having worked for Eloise’s Pastries in the past, Kristen knew she had to create a custom wedding cake with Mille the baker from Eloise’s Pastries. To echo the autumnal theme they chose yellow butter cake with seasonal apple spice mousse and included small, nearly invisible, fondant Mickey shapes to continue the hidden Mickey hunt. To complete the look, they included a “Happily Ever After” cake topper.

Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA
Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA

Kristen and Dave then ended their night with another homage to the Magic Kingdom, a classic sparkler exit.

Wedding at River Creek Club in Leesburg, VA

Venue + Catering: River Creek Club

Planning + Design: A. Griffin Events

Photography: Erin Tetterton Photography

Florals: Philippa Tarrant

Cake: Eloise’s Pastries

Reception Stationery: Emily Baird Design

Invitations: Minted

Ring Box: Mrs. Box

Cookies: Sugar Studio Co.

DJ: Shewsical Entertainment Services

Hair: The Mane Affairs, Alexis Layne

Makeup: Makeup by Kevan

Dress: Essence of Australia from Ellie’s Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaid Attire: Azazie

Menswear: The Black Tux

Favors: Gold Medal Ideas

Erin Tetterton is the wedding photographer behind Erin Tetterton Photography creating memorable wedding photography for couples in Leesburg, VA and the greater Washington DC area.  For more Leesburg weddings by Erin Tetterton, check out this November wedding and this December wedding at 48 Fields.

If you are looking for an incredible Wedding Photographer, Newborn Photographer, or Lifestyle Photographer in the greater Washington DC or Alexandria, VA area and would like more information on availability, packages, or pricing, let's get in touch!

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I believe our lives are divine orchestrations. We each have a story and I believe they are stories that deserve to be told and told well. From Weddings, to Babies, and to celebrate the years we are just glad to have behind us. The photos I take are the images that tell the story. Your own history. Your family’s history. ….and the history of those generations that are to come.

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