Alyssa & Taylor : Boho Green & Gold Estate Wedding || Historic Mankin Mansion, Richmond Virginia


To be perfectly frank...
the love songs are playing on repeat. 

Because this wedding? This wedding was full of intentional detail and an emphasis in allowing room for those butterfly emotions only a bride & groom can understand. Alyssa & Taylor's springtime wedding at the Historic Mankin Mansion, in Richmond Virginia, bursting with personal touches of organic greens & succulents (hullo Earth Day wedding vibes), dusty blues & greens, and hints of sparkling gold spoke of pure elegance. 

Those tender touches & excited glances... 
It's this type of loving that makes the world a better place. 

Turn your romantic playlist on & enjoy these too-many favorites, friends!

Your heart beats wildly.  He's just a few feet away. This man - this hunk of a man that's soon forever yours - awaits the brush of your hand. And time stands still... 

"The way you love, it changes who I am. I am undone...
Oh I can't believe it's true sometimes.
I get to love you. It's the best thing I'll ever do.
Whatever may come, your heart I will choose.
Forever I'm yours. Forever I do. 
I get to love you. I get to love you. " 

The people you love are there.
All waiting - in that hopeless romantic way - for a glimpse.

Your uncle chats with anyone & stories are exchanged.  
The rain softly falls outside.
And then the music changes.

And just like that, you said Hello to Forever.

The band cues up and the mac & cheese is ready. Signature cocktails, selfies-a-plenty, the cake in honor of your fur-baby, and dancing like you've never danced before in your life are all part of it. This is a marriage celebration at it's finest.

Now take a breath. And just soak it in. 
You're married.

My dearest Alyssa & Taylor -- From that very first coffee and then mutually celebrating "fiance life" together, to our chats at Crossroads & reliving the proposal at the lake in Forest Hill Park, our friendship has been nothing short of memorable. Coming alongside of you throughout this journey and of course on your wedding day (it. actually. happened.), has been a highlight of my entire career. You were an honor to work with. Thank you. Thank you for letting me share in & capture your unique love story. Let's keep the memories going, shall we? Enjoy St Lucia. Oh an being husband and wiiiiiiiife

This day couldn't have happened without the amazing team of fellow vendors listed below. A big shout out to my love, Stephen, and good friend, Sarah, for shooting with me! 

Thank you for your hard work & making this day so meaningful for Alyssa & Taylor, and each guest attending. It was an honor to work alongside each of you!  

|| Venue: Historic Mankin Mansion Richmond, Virginia. Event Coordination: Katie - Historic Mankin Mansion. Wedding Cinematographer: Filmspire. Florals: Over The Top Flower ShopHair & Makeup: Elle Style Studio, RVADress: Urban Set BrideBride's Perfume: Anthropologie. Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu. Grooms Suit: Brooks Brothers. Groom's Details: The Tie Bar. Invitations: Minted. Catering: Goodrich Gourmet.  Baker: Cake & Cookie Bar - Candy Valley Cake Company. Wedding Band: The Trongone Band ||

--Tara M.