Barksdale Presents His Humans' Second Wedding

November 14, 2018 Richmond, Virginia

Since Ellen and Tim first tied the knot together in the romantic hills of Italy, they knew they wanted to have an additional stateside wedding event to include more friends and family who couldn't make the trip to Europe. So they held a formal-inspired black and white celebration at the elegant Historic Mankin Mansion near Richmond, Virginia. With top hats and coat tails, bourbon tastings, specialty cocktails, and even a live screening of the Kentucky Derby on the reception tent's ceiling, their wedding was a top shelf kind of day.

While we are biased towards all adorable animals, we think you’ll agree that their dapper dog Barksdale stole the show in his little custom tux and the tiniest top hat you ever did see! That was a hard feat to accomplish given the other details Ellen and Tim shared with their loved ones like the raw oyster bar, a speakeasy lounge area, and live music all throughout the day. The wedding party gave off the classiest vibes with elegant long black gowns and the men dressed to the nines. Late night eats and a sparkler send-off rounded out this fairy tale day that was beautifully captured by Don Mears Photography. We'll place bets that this wedding won the roses with all of Ellen and Tim's guests in attendance!

Classic formal Richmond Virginia wedding with a dog in a top hat
Custom made pink lace wedding shoes by Shoes of Prey
White and pink wedding bouquet with gold and black ribbons
Classic Virginia wedding at Historic Mankin Mansion
Bourbon tasting bar at classic Virginia wedding on Kentucky Derby Day
Fluffy wedding dog in a cute custom tux and a little top hat
Black and white Historic Mankin Mansion wedding with pink details
Tall gold centerpiece with pink and white flowers for classic black tie wedding
Bridesmaids in elegant long black dresses
Groomsmen in traditional classic black top hats and formal tuxedos
Gold chairs for classic wedding reception in Richmond Virginia
Formal wedding party with top hats and elegant black dresses
Fun black and white striped wedding cake with brick and gold confetti details
Elegant classic wedding ideas for a Virginia wedding
Black and white striped wedding menu at Historic Mankin Mansion
Kate Spade inspired wedding details with black and white stripes and gold accents
Dramatic bride and groom portrait with formal attire at Historic Mankin Mansion
Yummy wedding dessert bar with macarons and cannolis
Sparkler wedding exit at Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond Virginia

Photography: Don Mears Photography | Venue: Historic Mankin Mansion | Event Planning: Candice Mongellow | Catering: Mosaic Catering and Events | Florals: King William Florist | Wedding Cake: Sweet Fix | Photo Booth: Richmond Photobooth | Linens: Classic Party Rentals of Virginia | Band: Bennie Dodd Band | Specialty Rentals: Paisley and Jade | Beauty: Lou Stevens Glam Squad | Bride's Shoes: Shoes of Prey | Submitted via Matchology