About Us

WHO is Riverwood Designs?

We, Joseph and Rob, are a married couple who work together to form a creative, dynamic, and efficient team, who bring vibrant energy and a unique perspective to your event.

In our “other lives”, we have worked in the fields of education and retail management. Along the way we have created strong ties in a community that extends well beyond our home base in the Gloucester Point/Yorktown area. This is the benefit of Rob’s 30-year-teaching career in York and New Kent Counties, his 13-year association with Colonial Williamsburg, Joseph’s businesses in Charlottesville and Orange and his continued involvement with the local community. We maintain a residence in Richmond that gives us a base of operations there, when needed.

Along with connections to much of Virginia, we bring an understanding of and dedication to exemplary client relationships. We will approach your wedding or event with the same enthusiasm that we approached our own 2012 nuptial brunch celebration.

WHAT happens in our first meeting?

Planning and designing your wedding needs to be thoughtful and fun. If logistically possible, we enjoy meeting couples in person, but we understand that in today’s busy world meeting virtually or via email is often essential and just as productive. During our first meeting with you, we carefully listen to your ideas, look at your inspiration pictures, and get to know you-your likes and dislikes. Joseph will make note of details and logistics while Rob will often sketch the designs you envision. Rest assured; we create beautiful designs whether we meet with you in-person, virtually, or via email.

WHERE we design?

We design for clients at venues throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, but the couples who engage us hail from as far away as California, Colorado, Florida, and New York, but as close by as our next-door neighbor.

WHEN do we offer designs?

To ensure you receive high quality designs and the personalized attention you deserve, we typically limit ourselves to designing only two weddings per day and less than 50 weddings per year.

WHAT sets us apart?

Two things-our approach and our delivery.

Our approach relies on relationship building. On the day that celebrates your most important relationship, we feel that you should feel at ease and truly enjoy working with all your vendors. From our initial contact we strive to make our clients comfortable and fully included in the design process. Taking an artistic approach to your designs, we pride ourselves in unique color and floral combinations. We carefully research and match flower varieties to your tastes, style, vision, and budget.

Delivery of your designs is of utmost importance to us. As the designers, we believe that just as much effort should go into delivery as in the designs; we don’t drop and run. Limiting the number of weddings we design per day allows us to give detailed attention to the delivery and set-up of the designs that you deserve.

Would you like to get to know us?

Call, text, or email us to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation. We truly look forward to understanding your vision and creating your dream.

Joseph Barragan and Robert Fraser IV

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