Red and Yellow Bluegrass Wedding at Virginia’s Riverside on the Potomac

We love it when couples don’t shy away from bright colors, and that’s exactly how Katie Kline and David Wasserman approached their rustic wedding at Riverside on the Potomac, filling it with bold reds and yellows and lush green. Their bright and beautiful day was all captured by Kelly Ewell Photography.

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Katie and David first crossed paths in Israel while they were on a trip in college. The friendship that began on the road lasted another three and a half years through college. She thought he was sweet and a little nerdy (“He was playing travel Scrabble when I met him,” says Katie) and he found her to be a great listener, but it wasn’t until they went out to Thai X-ing and a concert at Black Cat that their friendship started to morph into something more.

They’d dated for nearly four years when David set up a scavenger hunt that took Katie around Alexandria and ended in front of the house they were about to move into. When she finished the hunt, he pulled out a Ring Pop to propose, but his joke was quickly followed by the real ring.

They wed in late September in the golden sunlight at Riverside on the Potomac. Wild flower bouquets and bluegrass band Whiskey Rebellion–which the groom joined on the fiddle at one point–added to the rustic look and feel of the event.

Guests sipped “Mint to Be” mint iced tea with bourbon and later snacked from a Carpe Donut food truck. At the end of the night, Katie and David departed for their Italian honeymoon under the glow of sparklers.


Venue: Riverside on the Potomac | Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography | Event Coordinator: Jessica Maskell, Jessica Maskell Events | Bride’s Gown: Elizabeth Dye, Lovely Bride | Groom’s Tux: Charles Tyrwhitt | Hair Dresser: Current Salon & Color Bar | Makeup Artist: Glossy by Stacy Hockenbury | Cake: Groom’s Mother | Doughnuts: Carpe Donut | Florist: J Morris Flowers | Caterers: Spilled Milk Catering | Transportation: Virginia Rides | Videographer: Randi Cecchine | Music/Entertainment: Kirkabee Deejays, Whiskey Rebellion | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.