Spring Dover Hall Wedding // Dana + Anthony // Richmond, VA

Spring Dover Hall Wedding // Dana + Anthony // Richmond, VA

Dana and Anthony’s spring Dover Hall wedding was a beautiful celebration of families coming together. The estate’s natural grandeur was the perfect backdrop for the burgundy and blue theme of their wedding. After a postponement from their original fall 2020 date extended their engagement to 3 years, the couple had plenty of time to work with Kerri at Elle Loren & Co to create their dream wedding. 

Dover Hall is one of the most popular and elegant luxury wedding venues in not only Richmond but Virginia overall. It’s hard to relay how impressive Dover Hall is if you haven’t been there in person. The house itself is over 38,000 square feet and was once the home for the Pryor family. The couple dreamed up the home for them and their son to have their own slice of the English countryside in Virginia. About 90% of their original furnishings, which were sourced from throughout Europe, remained after it transitioned to a private venue in 2014.

Dana got ready with her wedding party attendants in the spacious Queen Elizabeth Suite, while Anthony got ready with their daughter Olivia and his groomsmen in the Billiards Rooms. Having done their maternity session last spring, it was so wonderful to finally meet Liv! After they got ready, the couple shared a private first look with each other, and then joined in by Liv. Their pandemic baby was such a sweet part of their wedding, and she definitely stole the show throughout the day. 

Their Dover Hall wedding ceremony was at the Reflecting Pool. This unique ceremony spot features the couple and wedding party up on a terrace. Guests are seated on each side of the pool, which runs down the middle of the space. Following the ceremony, the cocktail hour gave guests an opportunity to explore the first floor of the estate as well as the Blue Stone Terrace.

Their 1pm ceremony meant the couple could enjoy an extended reception experience. Dana and Anthony’s Ballroom Dover Hall Reception started with romantic first dances and heartfelt parent dances and toasts. After dinner, we still had 4 hours to dance the night away and step out for sunset portraits as well as a creative night portrait session. We ended the night with a surprise fireworks exit. I have no doubt Dana & Anthony’s wedding will be a party to remember for them and their guests!

Vendor Team

Photography: Xiaoqi Li Photography

Planning: Kerri at Elle Loren & Co.

Venue: Dover Hall

Florals: Weddings by Vogue

DJ: The Franchize

Dessert: Mom’s Apple Pie Co.

Videography: Fine Art Wedding Film

Transportation: Winn Bus

Lighting: Quince Imaging

Fireworks: Imperial Pyro

outdoor view of Dover Hall wedding venue in Richmond Virginia
gold wedding rings detail shot with large solitaire diamond engagement ring
detail shot of wedding day jewelry at spring dover hall wedding
three dresses hanging from banister with flower girl dress in middle
groom holding young daughter while getting ready for spring dover hall wedding day
groom with hand over mouth in shock holding young daughter while getting ready for wedding
groom wearing blue suits laughing and getting ready before dover hall wedding
groomsmen holding folder of paper before wedding ceremony
bride sitting at table writing a letter to groom before wedding ceremony
bride sitting in chair and holding young daughter smiling and laughing together
young daughter laying on mother's lap with dark curls
bride opening gift before wedding ceremony
bride showing gift from groom, earrings in red velvet box
groom covering mouth and smiling while reading letter from his bride
close up of groom's watch, a gift from his bride before spring dover hall wedding
bride getting daughter dressed and ready for wedding
bride wearing white robe holding young daughter before putting wedding dress on
bride getting daughter dressed
bridesmaid helping bride get into wedding dress before spring dover hall wedding ceremony
bride laughing while getting ready with bridesmaids and daughter
bride touching groom's shoulder during first look at spring dover hall wedding
bride and groom holding hands after seeing one another for first time on wedding day
black and white portrait of bride and groom and young daughter
bride's father seeing bride and granddaughter for first time on wedding day
bride laughing and smiling with father during first look
groom standing at ceremony waiting for bride to walk down aisle
bride walking from Dover Hall estate to outdoor wedding ceremony
bride's father shaking groom's hand after walking bride down the aisle
bride and groom laughing together during ceremony
wedding party standing in front of pond together during portraits
bride carrying bouquet while holding gown and walking after wedding ceremony
bride and groom holding children during spring Dover Hall Wedding
bride and mother laughing and smiling together
wedding party smiling and laughing behind wedding couple
newly married couple standing in front of wedding party during wedding party portraits
bride wearing cap sleeve lace gown standing with bridesmaids wearing floor length red sparkly gowns
close up of bride and bridesmaid bouquets
groom wearing blue suit standing with groomsmen wearing blue suits at spring dover hall wedding
close up of sweethearts table and wood fireplace with greenery and florals
view of reception hall at spring dover hall wedding
wedding guests laughing and having a good time at spring dover hall wedding reception
groom sitting and laughing with friends and other groomsmen during reception
wedding guests talking and hanging out before reception at spring dover hall wedding
bridal party walking downstairs to enter evening reception hall
bride and groom dancing during first dance as husband and wife in black and white portrait
bride wearing halter top wedding dress dancing with father during father-daughter dance
bride hugging father after emotional father-daughter dance
groom dancing with mother during mother-son dance at spring dover hall wedding reception
wedding guest giving speech wearing plaid sports coat
bride and groom sitting at table listening to toasts during reception
bride and groom reacting and listening to toasts and speeches
groomsmen smiling and covering eyes in embarrassment during toasts
mother of groom laughing during reception events at spring dover hall wedding
bride looking over at bridesmaid during toasts and speeches at wedding reception in black and white portrait
bride getting emotional and wiping away tears during bridesmaids' toast at wedding reception
overview of wedding reception hall with guests sitting at tables and enjoying events
woman pointing and dancing during wedding reception at spring dover hall wedding
wedding guests dancing and enjoying the party
woman wearing red dress with hands up dancing and celebrating
bride holding hands and celebrating with bridesmaid during reception
groom dancing and celebrating with wedding guests
wedding couple holding hands walking in front of Dover Hall wedding venue
groom spinning bride during portraits in front of Dover Hall wedding venue
groom wrapping arms around bride's chest during sunset portraits
wedding couple kissing during outdoor portraits at Dover Hall wedding venue
groom brushing woman's hair behind her ear during sunset portraits after spring dover hall wedding
wedding couple sitting on steps in front of cobblestone wall at Dover Hall wedding venue
wedding guests laughing and having a good time at wedding reception
groom and groomsmen playing cornhole at Dover Hall wedding reception
groom laughing and enjoying guests' company at outdoor wedding reception
bride laughing and having a good time with friends and family
wedding couple dancing during wedding reception at Dover Hall wedding reception
newly married couple kissing during firework send off at spring dover hall wedding
navy blue and gold guest wedding favor from spring dover hall wedding

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wedding couple kissing during outdoor portraits at Dover Hall wedding venue

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