Looking for something more low-key than the typical wedding venue built for hundreds of guests? Then consider searching on Airbnb and VRBO! These sites can be perfect for finding a low-key wedding venue for micro-weddings and other intimate celebrations. For example, the Riversol Estate is a beautiful Virginia wedding Airbnb located near Richmond, Virginia. This venue was perfect for Veronica and Ryan, when they had to yet again shift their wedding plans last year.
The inspiration for their Riversol Estate wedding was nature and celebrating the beauty around them. The couple knew they wanted an outdoor wedding that “felt secluded in a forest” and originally chose Pocahontas State Park. The new venue was just the spot for that feeling of being surrounded by trees. The deck and surrounding woods were so gorgeous it felt like it was straight out of a storybook! If you hadn’t driven in, you would never know you were just miles from the city and not in the middle of a vast forest.
Veronica and Ryan actually met in Charlottesville at the Jefferson Theater! They were attending a concert alone and struck up a conversation with each other. After the concert ended, Veronica was hoping Ryan would ask for her number – but he didn’t! He later claims he was too nervous and didn’t think she was interested. Thankfully, the next day, Veronica received a message from a friend back in her hometown of Frederick, MD asking about the concert she had recently attended. Little did they know, her friend was also friends with Ryan, and they made got reconnected! Veronica and Ryan immediately clicked and have been inseparable ever since.
Some of the couples’ favorite memories of their Riversol Estate wedding were getting ready with family and friends. Veronica said, “I really felt the love and support that morning, and the whole day!” For Ryan, one of his most unexpected and memorable moments was picking bugs out of Veronica’s champagne. Both said their airbnb wedding day wouldn’t have been possible without family and trusted vendors supporting their next steps in life together.
I asked the couple to share some advice for future wedding couples and they said, “stay true to who you are as a couple!” Normally couples planning their wedding feel obligated to include, when they don’t have to! Veronica and Ryan omitted a lot of the more traditional and popular elements from their wedding because “we didn’t feel like it represented us.” When planning your big day, there aren’t any rules, so don’t feel pressured to do something that doesn’t feel right!
Veronica and Ryan’s woodland Riversol Estate wedding day was a magical and nature filled event that we’ll never forget. Filled with family and friends, these two were supported and had the time of their lives.
Photography: Xiaoqi Li Photography
Event Coordinator: Johanna of JLM Design & Events
Venue: Riversol Estate
Caterer: Deep Run Roadhouse
Cake: Bake with Jo
HMUA: RheaClare Iszczenko
Compost: Enrich Compost
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