Kelsey & Andrew | Mankin Mansion Wedding


The forecast was that typical summer day in Virginia forecast of 30-70% chance of afternoon rain.  You know one of those days where you can check the forecast 5 times and it never stays the same.  Or my favorite when you check it upon arrival at the venue and it says 0 % chance of rain as rain drops are currently falling on your head!  Sometimes I think Mother Nature just likes to mess with us and remind us that even with all of our fancy technology we can’t predict her mood.  I’m sure most guys would say just like a woman ;).  I thought it was pretty funny that as all the vendors were setting up for Kelsey & Andrew’s Historic Mankin Mansion wedding they all had their phones out and the weatherbug app up.  We were like Bob Ryan tracking storm cells over Richmond that day!  Luckily the storms passed without too much rain falling and everything was dry when Kelsey walked down the aisle to become Andrew’s wife.

Kelsey & Andrew picked the perfect location in Mankin Mansion in Richmond Virginia for their classically elegant wedding.  The brick buildings and garden areas complement a black tie affair like no other.  I love shooting on the grounds of the mansion because there are so many great spots for photos.  I especially love the brick gazebo area with twinkle lights dangling from above, I always try to grab my couples for a few minutes during the reception for a few more quick photos to give them a different look to their portraits beyond the typical ones we get earlier in the day.

I loved how Kelsey & Andrew’s reception really showed off their fun personalities!  Kelsey and her dad started off with a classic father daughter dance and then broke into dance party USA letting loose and just having fun!  Friends and family kept the dance floor packed all night.  So check out the gorgeous couple and their beautiful wedding!  Don’t forget the slideshow at the end with even more photos I couldn’t fit into the blog post :).



To see more of Kelsey & Andrew’s wedding at Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, check out the slideshow below! (Click here if you don’t see the slideshow below)

The following wedding vendors contributed to Kelsey & Andrew’s wedding:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Historic Mankin Mansion
Photography: Melissa Arlena Photography
Florist: Vogue Flowers
DJ: Historic Mankin Mansion
Catering: I.K. Catering
Cake: Carytown Cupcakes
Gown: Bella Rosa

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