This elegant and Historic Mankin Mansion wedding in the spring was one for the books. We had the amazing opportunity to work with some vendor-friends for this one and be Richmond wedding photographers for an incredible couple. It was a win-win all around.
Ok, now let’s talk a bit about their wedding details. You will find: a nearly neutral wedding color palette with light gray, soft pink, and creamy white. Their wedding venue is the Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort Bed and Breakfast. This RVA wedding venue is located just minutes outside of Richmond in Powhatan, Virginia. Ceremony and reception sites were both held at the same place, which made transitioning from one to another a breeze. We also loved that the getting ready locations for both the bride and groom were both onsite as well. And, to top it all off, their wedding planner doubled as their florist! Isn’t that just the coolest?
This RVA couple literally met in middle school. They became friends in high school. And, they started dating at that point. Miranda told us that her hubby liked her first, but that it did not take too long for her to quickly start liking him right back. Aw!
Our Richmond bride is in pharmacy school at VCU and her groom is at Virginia Tech. Over a long weekend, he suggested hiking up to Tinker Cliffs; a trail right off of the Appalachian Trail in Amsterdam, Virginia. Miranda told us that the hike just seemed to be really long and she was not really motivated. So, there may have been a touch of complaining on the way up.
At the top, Daniel asked his future wife to turn around so that he could take her photo. For some reason, he was taking a bit long to do it, and our bride actually considered that he may be proposing. Surely, now was not the place nor the time. But, yes friends, it was. At the same time that she thought he planned to pop the question, he did it. Friends came from out of hiding and took photos. Then, they all hiked back down the mountain and celebrated with the rest of their friends.
Imagine creamy white with little touches of gray and pink. Lush greenery. An elegant wedding venue. Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort and Bed and Breakfast, to be precise. And, one incredibly happy couple that could not stop laughing and smiling. This joy-filled wedding day was so much fun! Now, let’s take a look at Miranda and Daniel’s elegant Historic Mankin Mansion wedding in the Spring. We know you will fall in love with it (and smile) as much as we did.
Ok, this one is totally a favorite! She is glowing from the inside out.
Miranda’s first look with her dad was so sweet! His reaction in the first photo here makes us grin every time we look at it.
Now for some getting ready photos with our Richmond groom, Daniel. Historic Mankin Mansion has getting ready locations for both the bride and the groom onsite!
It was nearly time for their wedding ceremony, but the heavy rain suddenly stopped and the sun came out so of course we paused for some portraits of Daniel and Miranda! These two were such a dream to photograph!
This one! Give us all the heart eyes and nose kisses, and we are two happy Richmond wedding photographers.
Heading straight into the Vintage European Gallery at Historic Mankin Mansion for the wedding ceremony. Here is a photo of our RVA groom waiting for his bride.
Oh my goodness, could this venue be any more perfect? Outdoors and indoors, Historic Mankin Mansion is beautiful through and through.
This one about did us in. There is nothing like praying over your spouse and your marriage right before the start of your adventure together as a married couple.
Wedding reception in the High Peak Reception Pavilion coming right up! Our bride wanted to keep her wedding decorations simple and elegant with floral centerpieces for each table and DIY table numbers.
Introducing: Mr. & Mrs. Graves! Yay, you two! We are so happy for you!
Their wedding cake by Ukrops looked so yummy!
Tossing the bouquet. Who will get it?
Yay! Now, let’s put our dancing shoes to some use and get this party started.
Impromptu happy kiss moments are the literal best. We love the reactions of all their guests in this one.
Cameo moment from Richmond’s King of Pops. Blueberry lemonade and chocolate sea salt? We will take one of each, please. These sweet treats served as a little boost of energy and were also our Richmond couple’s wedding favors (we really want to say FLAVORS!) for their guests.
Oh my goodness. Happy bride, happy groom, a ton of happy friends and family, and a dash of sizzle-y sparkle. This night could not get any better. Congratulations Miranda and Daniel! We had so much fun being your Richmond wedding photographer!
Wedding Venue, DJ & Getting Ready Location: Historic Mankin Mansion
Planning & Florals: Starry Night Events
Hair & Makeup: FBJ Weddings
Bridal Shoes: A New Day from Target
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Catering: Cater 2 Events
Favors: King of Pops
Napkins: Glamour Linens
Wedding Cake: Catering By Ukrop’s
Videography: Beyond Videography
Officiant: Rev. Kerry Bogs
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