Luxuriously Elegant Estate Wedding Inspiration

Mustard yellow never looked so good! This luxuriously exquisite wedding inspiration shoot is one for the story books! Inspired by the grandeur of Dover Hall in Richmond and simple elegance in details, this creative team dreamed up a vision that sweeps us away into fairytales and endless romance. (Did you know the ballroom at Dover Hall was actually originally designed with Disney's Beauty and the Beast's iconic ballroom inspiration in mind? Heck yes to major swoonage!)

Captured by Lissa Ryan Photography and coordinated by Claire Duran Weddings & Events, dapples of yellow pop out against the cool grays of the venue's stonework and the dark blues of the groom's tailored suit. A tiered creamy cake with tiny gilded roses is transformed into a modern beauty with giant white sugar blooms while the bride dons a gown of cascading lace designs with chiffon overlays. The delicate calligraphy on handmade paper envelopes just adds to the dreaminess of this shoot! For couples looking for understated elegance with maximum romance, this will immediately enchant your heart and whisk you away into magical wedding bliss.

Photography: Lissa Ryan Photography | Venue: Dover Hall Estate | Design & Coordination: Claire Duran Weddings & Events | Florals: Amanda Day Rose | Wedding Dress: Anais Anette via Glitter & Grit | Rentals: CE Festive Fare Rentals | Accessories: Lindsay Marie Design | Cake: Sweet Fix | Makeup: Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry | Hair: Melissa Elbert | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Invites: Smock via The Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy: Spurle Gul Studio | Tuxedo: Tuxedo by Sarno | Models: Katherine Haber and Tyris Williams | Film Lab: The FIND Lab