Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding | Patricia + Wayne

Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding // New Year’s Eve // Patricia + Wayne

Xiaoqi truly is one of a kind, her eye for capturing beauty is second to none and her energy and personality is infectious. We have a lifetime of memories thanks to Xiaoqi!” – Patricia + Wayne


Patricia and Wayne’s Historic Mankin Mansion wedding was nothing short of incredible, filled with love and support from family and friends. The couple met in May 2015, and Patricia says, “it wasn’t exactly love at first sight”. However, through 4 years of being in a long distance relationship and lots of traveling to see one another, the couple decided on forever together.

Patricia details their proposal as, “simple, thoughtful and passionate”. Wayne proposed in their kitchen totally catching Patricia off guard and leaving her in tears. The couple promised to love one another forever, and the rest is history! 

New Year’s Eve is a special time for the couple, and they decided to have a short engagement and plan a quick, but incredibly beautiful wedding. Surrounded by family and friends, their Historic Mankin Mansion wedding was filled with love and quite a few tears.Wayne’s sister was the officiant at their wedding. It made the event that much more meaningful and special to the family-oriented couple. The couple live together near Blacksburg, but have family in Richmond and landed on the Historic Mankin Mansion to celebrate their love. 

Throughout the event there were many incredibly intimate and special moments for the couple, between a teary-eyed first look, and special moments with the couple’s parents, it was a day I won’t soon forget. The love these two share was so strong and evident throughout their day, Patricia says, “Our story is just beginning but the magic we have created will last a lifetime!”

Vendor Team

Photographer: Xiaoqi Li Photography

Venue & DJ: Historic Mankin Mansion

Videographer: His & Hers Films

Planner: Lauren at Historic Mankin Mansion

Make-Up Artist: Alesia Sad’e

Hair Stylist: Six Hair Co.

Hair Piece: Bridals Style Boutique

Florist: Flowers by Zoie

Officiant: Valerie Choate

Catering: Lunch or Supper

Desserts: Sweet Fix

Balloons: Balloons By Gypsie

Dance Floor: The Lighting Company

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Kind words from the couple.

“Xiaoqi is not your average Wedding Photographer, she provides an EXPERIENCE! Her attention to detail, her willingness to get to know who Wayne and I are as a couple and our family dynamic were so important to us. She is a full service photographer using some of the latest and greatest technology but most importantly capturing the moments that we will hold dear for the rest of our lives. Xiaoqi truly is one of a kind, her eye for capturing beauty is second to none and her energy and personality is infectious. We have a lifetime of memories thanks to Xiaoqi! “ – Patricia + Wayne

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