Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding // New Year's Eve // Richmond, VA

Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding // New Year’s Eve // 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 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 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!”


Photographer:  Xiaoqi Li,  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


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


detail shot of groom's wedding attire for mankin mansion new year's eve wedding

groom's shoes with personalized 'I do' on bottom of red soled shoes bride's personalized wedding shoes with 'me too' written on soles

bride's detail shot of wedding attire with shoes and veil during mankin mansion wedding

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groom and father getting ready together and laughing before wedding

bride and groom standing back to back before first look at Charlottesville wedding  bride spins around and shows groom her wedding gown for first look on wedding day

bride and groom see one another for first time on wedding day

couple hug and kiss after first look on wedding day

bride and groom smiling and laughing seeing one another for first time on wedding day at mankin mansion

bride wiping groom's face after he teared up seeing her during their outdoor first look

bride and groom kiss in celebration of mankin mansion wedding day

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couple smiling and laughing as they walk through courtyard together just before becoming husband and wife

bride and groom posing and celebrating with wedding party during New Year's Eve wedding celebration

wedding couple laughing and dancing with wedding party during wedding party portraits

bride posing with bridesmaids wearing sparkly rose gold gowns and fur coverlet during New Year's Eve wedding event

Groom dancing and having fun with groomsmen wearing all black suit and tie for Mankin Mansion wedding

bride walking down aisle with father wearing strapless lace wedding gown

groom standing at alter smiling watching his bride walk down the aisle wearing black paisley coat

couple standing among family and friends at Mankin Mansion wedding declaring love for one another during wedding ceremony

bride and groom kissing

couple walking out of wedding ceremony as husband and wife

mankin mansion wedding table centerpiece with tall vase of white and pink flowers white and black marble wedding cake with white flowers on mankin mansion wedding day

bride and groom having fun after wedding ceremony

newly married couple dancing together during first dance as husband and wife at mankin mansion wedding

newly married couple dancing together during first dance

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bride with arm around new husband laughing and smiling together

more family giving speeches and celebrating at mankin mansion wedding

groom laughing and dancing with friends and family at new years eve mankin mansion wedding

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bride and groom dancing and celebrating recent wedding ceremony

bride and groom kissing and celebrating recent marriage at mankin mansion wedding

couple exits in sparkler exit as husband and wife from mankin mansion wedding

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