Glitzy Dover Hall Wedding with a Touch of Scotland | MANAKIN SABOT, VA

photography, Weddings

October 22, 2019

Glitzy Dover Hall Wedding with a Touch of Scottland | MANAKIN SABOT, VA by RVA wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography

Fall Dover Hall Wedding in September :: MARY + ANDREW

Glitzy Dover Hall wedding with a touch of Scottish heritage? Yes, please. You guys, Mary told us that she was having a sparkly fairytale princess wedding, and she delivered. Even her bridal bouquet and wedding cake had shimmery sparkles. Did we mention that her dad wore a glittery sequin suit coat for their father daughter dance? This RVA wedding was spectacular.

Glitzy Dover Hall Wedding with a Touch of Scottland | MANAKIN SABOT, VA by RVA wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography
getting ready moment of our rva bride at dover hall. by richmond wedding photographer Sarah & Dave Photography

Mary has 4 sisters and a really tightly knit family. One of her sisters just had a baby the week before, and she was there for the wedding!

getting ready moment of our rva bride and bridesmaids. by richmond wedding photographer Sarah & Dave Photography
getting ready moment of our rva bride at dover hall beside a photo of her diamond necklace jewelry on cream wedding invitations. by richmond wedding photographer Sarah & Dave Photography
getting ready moment of our rva bride and bridesmaids. by richmond wedding photographer Sarah & Dave Photography
getting ready moment of our rva bride and bridesmaids at dover hall. by richmond wedding photographer Sarah & Dave Photography

How They Met

Our sweet couple met on OK Cupid. After Mary’s friend insisted she download the app, their first date happened at Brown’s Island. Their conversation went so well that it continued through dinner and late into the night. Eventually, they had to part ways to go to bed, because they both needed to get up early to go to church the next morning.

wedding dress getting ready detail moments at dover hall estate bridal suite
bride getting ready richmond wedding rva virginia in september dover estate fall indoors suite
wedding dress in bridal suite at dover hall in rva virginia richmond in september fall chandelier

Isn’t the bridal suite at Dover Hall Estate so gorgeous?

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bride and bridal party bridesmaids richmond wedding rva virginia in september dover estate fall indoors suite
bride getting ready in bridal suite at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography

Doesn’t she look like a princess?

sparkly princess ballgown wedding dress at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
glitzy glittery sparkly bridal shoes heels at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
bride getting ready in bridal suite at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
bride getting ready in bridal suite at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography

When They Knew It Was Love

On a hike to Humpback Rock in the Charlottesville VA area, our groom told his future spouse that he loved her. And you guys, a professional photographer was there and captured all of it as a surprise gift to two people he had never met! How cool is this?!

glitzy glittery sparkly bridal shoes heels at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
wedding invites and jewelry diamonds at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
pink and yellow bouquet in bridal suite at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography

The Proposal Story

Granddads Bluff in Lacrosse, Wisconsin overlooks three states, and it happens to be a special place to our groom. There, at the top while the sunset, Andrew got down on one knee and popped the question. Mary said yes. And, a professional photographer was there to photograph all of it. Although this time, Andrew hired the photographer to capture the proposal. Good move there, Andrew!

bride getting ready in bridal suite at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
bride getting ready in bridal suite at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
bride getting ready in bridal suite at dover hall by rva richmond virginia wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
something blue and bridal details at dover hall estate bridal suite in virginia richmond
wedding rings set and engagement ring on invitations in black and white photo in richmond rva
bride and closeup of flower bouquet photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall
bride and closeup of flower bouquet photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall
bride and closeup of flower bouquet photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall
bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall

Their Dover Hall Wedding Theme:

Mary describes it as, “Glitter, glitter, and more glitter.” Everything from the wedding dress to the cake, shoes, bridesmaid dresses, favors, flowers, and even her dad’s outfit sparkled. It was so pretty.

bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall
bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall
bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall

Literal platinum bridesmaid dresses for the win, y’all.

bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall
bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall
bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo at dover hall richmond rva in september fall
bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo at dover hall in september fall

Tartan, Kilt, and Notes of Scotland

Along with all of the glitz, Andrew’s Scottish heritage was also woven throughout the Dover Hall wedding. He wore his family’s kilt, and his groomsmen wore ties with his tartan. Dave learned all about Scottish kilts as Andrew got ready at the beginning of the day.

groom getting ready photo by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
This photo is definitely a favorite moment of our groom getting ready.
cologne. prewedding details. groom getting ready photo by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
black bowtie. groom getting ready photo by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography

It’s hard to beat the classic combination of a simple, black bowtie and a crisp, white shirt.

groom getting ready photo by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
tartan and scottish pin details. groom getting ready photo by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
groom getting ready photo by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
groom getting ready photo by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
tartan and pins. groom getting ready photo by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
black shoes. groom getting ready photo by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
photo of groom and groomsmen at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september. kilt. tartan. scottish heritage tradition. scotland.
photo of groom and groomsmen at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september. kilt. tartan. scottish heritage tradition. scotland.
photo of groom and groomsmen at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september. kilt. tartan. scottish heritage tradition. scotland.
Looking good there, gentlemen!
photo of groom and groomsmen at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september. kilt. tartan. scottish heritage tradition. scotland. by richmond rva virginia wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography

Their Fall Wedding Portrait Session

These two enjoyed their Dover Hall wedding day so much. It’s so easy to see it in every single photo that they took. Here’s a peek at their outdoor portrait session in September:

photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september. by richmond rva virginia wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
Cute!
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september. by richmond rva virginia wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september. by richmond rva virginia wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of bride and groom at dover hall. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of wedding party. fall wedding in rva in september.

Of course, we had to get pictures of our couple with their wedding party in front of their RVA venue. Dover Hall Estate makes for an epic #rvawedding photo backdrop. Scroll to catch some adorable photos with their flower girls and baby ringbearer.

photo of wedding party. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of wedding party. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of wedding party. dover hall estate venue is in the backdrop. fall wedding in rva in september. by richmond wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography
photo of wedding party. dover hall estate venue is in the backdrop. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of wedding party. dover hall estate venue is in the backdrop. fall wedding in rva in september.
photo of wedding party. dover hall estate venue is in the backdrop. fall wedding in rva in september. by richmond wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography

Their Ballroom Ceremony

Their ceremony and reception both took place in the ballroom at Dover Hall Estate. Chancy Charm was amazing and really created magic as the RVA wedding planner.

Also, in addition to the groom and groomsmen’s tartan outfits, you’ll also see notes of Scotland throughout the ceremony. Bag pipes played as guests entered the RVA venue and in between vows, the exchange of rings, and afterward.

ceremony photo. bride and father walking down the aisle. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop. by richmond wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography
ceremony photo. bride and father walking down the aisle. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop.
ceremony photo. bride and father walking down the aisle. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop.
ceremony photo. bride and groom holding hands. groom is wearing kilt and tartan. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop.
ceremony photo. bride and groom holding hands. groom is wearing kilt and tartan. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop. by richmond wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography
ceremony photo. bride and groom holding hands. groom is wearing kilt and tartan. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop.
ceremony photo. bride and groom holding hands. groom is wearing kilt and tartan. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop.
photo of ceremony and decor. bride and groom holding hands and saying vows. groom is wearing kilt and tartan. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop. photo beside it is of white floral arrangement on column pillar with tulle bow.
just married photo. bride and groom holding hands and walking down the aisle. groom is wearing kilt and tartan. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop. by richmond wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography
just married photo. bride and groom holding hands and walking down the aisle. groom is wearing kilt and tartan. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop. by richmond wedding photographer, Sarah & Dave Photography
just married photo. bride and groom holding hands and walking down the aisle. groom is wearing kilt and tartan. bride is wearing princess cut ballgown wedding dress that is sparkly. dover hall estate ballroom venue is in the backdrop.

Their Ballroom Reception

Because Dover Hall is glorious, reception decor was kept to mostly colorful floral arrangements and lighting. Also, you guys, the father daughter dance was epic. Mary and her father brought next level type dance moves. They were having so much fun.

dover hall estate richmond venue outdoors at reception in the fall in september and colorful yellow and pink flower arrangement table setting and centerpiece
dover hall estate richmond venue outdoors at reception in the fall in september and colorful yellow and pink flower arrangement table setting and centerpiece
dover hall estate richmond venue outdoors at reception in the fall in september and colorful yellow and pink flower arrangement table setting and centerpiece
couple entering dover hall estate ballroom indoors at reception in the fall in september and colorful yellow and pink flower arrangement table setting and centerpiece
couple smiling in dover hall estate reception
Favorite photo right here!
couple dancing in dover hall estate ballroom indoors at reception in the fall in september and colorful yellow and pink flower arrangement table setting and centerpiece

Mary and Andrew, we had the best time as your Richmond wedding photographer! We hope you had a blast on your honeymoon to Thailand and Singapore. We wish you a million years of happiness. Congratulations!

couple dancing in dover hall estate ballroom indoors at reception in the fall in september
couple dancing in dover hall estate ballroom indoors at reception in the fall in september and colorful yellow and pink flower arrangement table setting and centerpiece
dover hall wedding reception decor. classy. colorful. pink.
indoor reception at dover hall estate ballroom. speech. father daughter and mother son dance. by rva wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
indoor reception at dover hall estate ballroom. father daughter dance. by rva wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
indoor reception at dover hall estate ballroom. speech. bride and groom looking and smiling. by rva wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
indoor reception at dover hall estate ballroom. speech. by rva wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
indoor reception at dover hall estate ballroom. speech. bride and groom kissing. by rva wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
indoor reception at dover hall estate ballroom. speech. bride and groom looking and smiling. by rva wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
dancing the night away in the dover hall ballroom reception by photographer, sarah & dave photography
the grand exit at dover hall estate by rva wedding photographer Sarah & Dave Photography
the grand exit at dover hall estate by rva wedding photographer Sarah & Dave Photography
the grand exit at dover hall estate by rva wedding photographer Sarah & Dave Photography

Venue | Dover Hall Estate

Planner | Chancey Charm Wedding Planning & Design

Hair and Makeup | BRIDEface Richmond

Officiant | Dr. Gwynn Davis

Florals | Flowers by Zoie Weddings & Events

Photo Booth | Richmond Photo Booth

Live Music: Bagpipes | Commonwealth Piper

Live Music: Violinist and String Quartet | Johnson Violin

DJ | Bunn DJ Company

Videography | Alzuro Video Productions

Cake | Pearls Bake Shoppe

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