Classic Elegance to the tune of Childish Gambino

Monday, May 11, 2020 Richmond, Virginia

Ruby and Tyler's relationship goes all the way back to their 10th grade history class, where Ruby had the biggest crush on him. They started to date junior year, but when college came around, they decided to go their separate ways. Never far from each other, they stayed in touch, and 6 years later, rekindled their relationship. After Tyler proposed (and Ruby, of course, said yes), they began to plan a wedding that would emphasize classic elegance and keep stress at a minimum. The wedding color palette of choice was white, and everything from the linens to bridesmaid dresses took on the monochromatic hue for the ultimate timeless look. The Historic Mankin Mansion proved to be the right decision for a wedding venue to keep that vision photographed by Chelsea Schmidt Photography.

Inspired by Ruby's French culture, they were able to infuse some of those elements into their reception menu with charcuterie boards and sweet pastries. We especially adored the rosemary sprigs on each place setting, the epic fireworks to end the evening, and the bride's dramatic statement back of her wedding dress. While there were so many details and memories that were special to the couple, the ceremony and coordinated first dance were at the top of the list for them -- the songs of Usher, Alicia Keys, Leon Bridges, and Childish Gambino helped orchestrate these fun moments!

Having gone through the wedding planning process, Ruby and Tyler want future couples planning their weddings to know: "Having something fun to sip on while making design decisions about glassware, or doing monotonous tasks like stamping envelopes, just made the process more enjoyable and relaxing. Decide what’s important to you at the beginning of the planning process. Remember that you’re a team, and that you’re getting married because you love each other!"

Classic all white wedding at Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond Virginia for a stress free celebration
Simple classic black and white wedding invitation suite with custom address stamp
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VENDOR CREDITS
Photography: Chelsea Schmidt Photography | Venue & Planning: Historic Mankin Mansion | Catering: Champagne Taste Catering | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Videography: Isobella Antelis | Wedding Cake: Candy Valley Cake Company | Florals: Flowers by Zoie | Makeup: Elle Style RVA | Hair: Katoya Shaw | Stationery: Lilac and White via Etsy | Cocktail Sign: Ivory and Sage Co. via Etsy | Lavender Sachet Wedding Favors: Kaya Soaps via Etsy | Officiant: Hampton Roads Officiant | Wedding Ring: Jack Weir and Sons | Invitations: Minted | Transportation: James River Transportation | Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dresses, Jewelry, & Veil: BHLDN | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Personalized Tote Bags: ThreeTwo1 via Etsy | Personalized Groom Hanger: Scissor Mill via Etsy | Submitted via Matchology

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