Sweet Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding

As if meant to be from the very start, the military brought both Brendan's family to Chesapeake and Ali's family to the good ole Dominion State in 2001. When it was time for them to go to college, Virginia Commonwealth University played the catalyst to Brendan and Ali finally meeting at their campus' InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter. And like all of our favorite love stories, one thing led to another and soon as they knew it, Brendan was proposing at sunset on the sandy shores of Virginia Beach.

Captured by C. Tyler Corvin Studio, Ali, Brendan, and their loved ones celebrated at the picturesque Historic Mankin Mansion
 for their Richmond wedding. Filled with yellow and gray colors on a beautiful sunny day, these two lovebirds incorporated as many sentimental details into their wedding: a special "Dad" bouquet charm, a vintage chalkware cake topper, nostalgic childhood photos of themselves, and signature bride and groom cocktails.

Photography: C. Tyler Corvin Studio // Ceremony and Reception Venue: Historic Mankin Mansion
 // Catering: Q Barbecue by Sharper Palate
 // Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals of Virginia // Officiant: Kip Hart // 
Hair and Makeup: Elva Salon //
Florals: DIY by Family Friend and Vogue Flower Shop // 
Photo Booth: Red Eye Photo Booths // 
Cake: DIY by Family Friend // Bridal Gown and Bridal Party Dresses: Alfred Angelo // Groomswear: J. Crew