Friday, November 14, 2014

Worst Blogger Ever

This is my attempt to apologize to everyone who reads my "blog". I am in fact, the world's worst blogger. I have been pretty busy with life these past six months or so. Four months ago, we welcomed our second child, and I have had a fun time adjusting again to the life of a newborn and having two children under two. I can say that we have been blessed with two VERY easy children who take care of us, just as much as we take of them. They sleep, eat, and do everything kids should do and we know how extremely lucky we are to have gotten two easy going children.

SO, while I sit here and beg for forgiveness, for the lackluster blog, I encourage everyone to check out my Facebook page: Two River Events, LLC

I have done a much better job at keeping it as up to date as I can with pictures from most of the weddings and events that I have been honored to take part in. While you are there, please make sure to give it a LIKE so that you can stay up to date on all of my posts. 

Please email me at tworiverevents@gmail.com to inquire about pricing or to set up a free consultation. I look forward to hearing from all of you and appreciate you taking the time to stop by the world's worst blog, written by the world's worst blogger. 

Yours Truly,

Kari

Monday, May 12, 2014

05.05.14 - Nautical Styled Wedding

I had such a fabulous time working on this styled photo shoot. It was my first opportunity at doing one of these and WHAT a learning experience! Just like planning an actual wedding, creating details and elements of design to showcase, can be just as stressful as actually planning an actual event! Even down to the last minute dreaded "rain call". It was BEAUTIFUL all day and just an hour before our shoot time it started to rain. We could see it coming on the radar but luckily, it rained for only a little bit, and the skies cleared for us to be able to capture the images that we wanted. Talk about a game time decision: last minute table sets and scrambling to get pictures not knowing if we were going to get another opportunity without having to entirely reschedule. As hectic as I am making it seem, it surely was not that bad and I could not have done it without the help of the fantastic vendors who worked with us, and my amazing Husband, who continues to put up with my wild and crazy ideas and at 31 weeks pregnant, is my designated work horse for moving things. 




Check out more images of our shoot here! Share your comments and feedback as we all welcome new ideas and love to hear from our fans! Be sure to also check out all of the amazing vendors involved in the shoot as well! I highly recommend all of them.

03.08.14 - Gwaltney/McCrea Wedding Celebration

I was so excited for this wedding, not only because of the past relationship with the clients (Christie's older sister was married the same weekend as my younger sister two years ago at the very same location), but it was also my first wedding of 2014. 

Christie and James were married in March 2014 at Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Virginia. They are two of the nicest people I have ever met and the love that they have for each other can be seen by anyone they are around. I am so honored to have been a part of their day and share in the start of their happily ever after.



Check out more photos here of their special day!!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

10.19.13 - Perez/Berry Wedding Celebration

Caroline and I first met at a Panera Bread in Lansdowne, Virginia. I could tell she was a super sweet girl in the first few minutes of our conversation. Nervous, yes. Not about marrying the love of her life, but making sure that the details of her wedding were as perfect as she had envisioned them! She was so organized and brought me everything that I would need for her big day! After ironing out a few details, we departed. We didn't see each other until about 10 days out from the wedding for the final walk through at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Virginia. At that point, even though it was chilly, the leaves had not started to change yet. After we joked that I would make sure they would be perfect for her wedding day, I said a little prayer and crossed my fingers (as many as I could!). 
When I arrived from my home in Newport News, Virginia almost 200 miles North for the rehearsal, it was the FIRST thing that I noticed. They changed, the beautiful Virginia Fall that I have grown to love over the years was starting to show through. On the day of her wedding, they were PERFECT and provided an amazing backdrop for her picture perfect wedding. Even a little rain could not hide the love that Caroline and Jacob have for each other. Luckily, the skies cleared up just for a walk down the aisle and an intimate outdoor cocktail hour. The night was filled with fun, dancing, glowsticks and of course love. 


Click here to see more pictures from their amazing day: Two River Events, LLC - Perez/Berry
Venue: Westfields Golf Club, Clifton Virginia 
Photography: Sam Dean Photography
Cake: Edibles Incredibles 
Florist: Twinbrook Floral
DJ: Michael Tate

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

09.20.13 - Bornarth/Mangum Wedding Celebration


This wedding was special to me for many reasons. Amanda and I went to high school together and shared a lot of great memories, cheering for many seasons and sports together. After high school we both continued our education at the finest university in the state, James Madison University (GO DUKES!!!).  Taylor went to a neighboring high school and even though we were not very close, we did work together one summer before college and shared many mutual friends. It is always nice to see long time friends and acquaintances get married. PLUS, I got to come home to my old stomping grounds, Loudoun County, Virginia and see many other long lost faces from teachers, parents and old friends.

It was a perfect day on September 20, 2013 at the Historic White Hall Manor in Bluemont, Virginia. Their vintage inspired silver and gold wedding captured nothing short of elegance while tying in the history, beauty and charm of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Their ceremony was held outside on the lawn and followed by a gorgeous sunset through cocktail hour. While Amanda and Taylor were off to take some photographs, their family and guests were able to walk the manor grounds and enjoy the breaktaking views of Virginia's foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

As the sun began to set, guests were welcomed in for the introduction of the Newlyweds! Silver linens draped the tables, brown chivari chairs, gold menu cards, mercury votives and a pop of white floral arrangements classically tied the look together.


More pictures can be found on my Facebook page at: Two River Events, LLC


Monday, December 30, 2013

09.14.13 - Jones/Harp Wedding

Ashton and Bryan were married on September 14, 2013 at the Spanish Steps in our Nation's capital. The weather was perfect and luckily the residents, tourists and people passing through who normally hang out, walk, read and spend time outside at this iconic symbol in the heart of a neighborhood gladly stepped aside so their beautiful ceremony could happen. Surrounded by family and friends and of course their furry pet they sealed the deal and officially became married! Their reception was held in the Dining Saloon at Jack Rose Dining Saloon also located in Washington, D.C.. A great place to try many types of whiskey and bourbon. With floor to ceiling spirits and even some old bootleg bottles on display in their Whiskey Cellar it is a very rustic and chic venue for a bride looking for a different place!




More pictures can be found at: Two River Events, LLC

Friday, July 12, 2013

07.06.13 - Ford/Smith Wedding Celebration

Wow! I have been MIA lately. Between getting promoted at my full time job, buying our first home, coming up on our one year anniversary, attending 4 weddings (2 of which I was a part of), it has been a CRAZY couple of months! That being said, I couldn't have been happier to get back into the swing of things on July 4th weekend in our Nation's Capital with Maris and Kevin! These two got married at the historic Georgetown Lutheran Church and had their reception at Sequoia on the Waterfront in Washington, DC on July 6, 2013. It was a HOT, humid day but completely filled with love. There was so much excitement and joy at this wedding that it was a great first wedding back from the craziness in my life.

Normally, I would post photos that I took from my phone during the day but I am going to share the blog of the AMAZING Katelyn James Photography. This husband and wife team captured the day much better than I could with my iPhone. It was such a pleasure working with them and I hope to have the opportunity again soon!

Click here to see more photos from the day... Courtesy of Katelyn James Photography
Kevin & Maris - Katelyn James Photography