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Hanging Wedding Flowers: A Whimsical Garden Wedding: Carly & Mark

Hanging Wedding Flowers: A Whimsical Garden Wedding: Carly & Mark

Whimsical Garden Wedding

Our whimsical garden wedding was held at the Historic Mankin Mansion, in Richmond, Virginia. The planner Gillian, was amazing and she helped us realise our whimsical, Alice in Wonderland theme!

Wedding Dress

My wedding dress was so Alyssa Kristin Bridal was so elegant and timeless! I will love this dress forever.

How We Met

We met while in grad school (I was in pharmacy school and Mark was in dental school) at a popular bar called Sports Page. Mark and one of his classmates went out that night hoping to meet me and one of my classmates – which paid off. Mark supposedly knew who I was way before that night and worked up the courage to talk to me.

The Proposal

On our third dating anniversary, Mark took me to a winery in Charlottesville, VA. It was a romantic getaway, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary or suspicious. When he led me to a table surrounded by rose petals and all the ambience, I still had no idea what was about to happen. There was a photo album on the table and as I looked through the photos and the sweet paragraphs, I glanced at Mark and he was on one knee. I was so shocked!! It was perfect, funny, and needless to say I was surprised.

Memorable Moments

My mother walking me down the aisle to ‘Halo’ – Beyonce. It was a cover by Brooklyn Duo (2 cellos & piano). That was one of my most memorable moments from the day, as well as saying ‘I do’.

Wedding Florals

Our wedding flowers were by Wild Fleurette – I had the idea of hanging wedding flowers and greenery, which turned out amazing. It really helped with our whimsical, Alice in Wonderland feel. 

I also, with the help of my bridesmaids, made our own bridesmaid bouquets and they turned out great!

Wedding Inspiration

Hanging flowers played a huge part in our wedding – we were inspired by a whimsical, Alice in Wonderland feel for our garden wedding.

Words of Wisdom

Relax and don’t stress the small things. Focus on the functionality of the event and what YOU want because it is YOUR day.

What a beautiful whimsical wedding! I’m loving that Alice in Wonderland vibe, and those hanging wedding flowers… Congratulations Carly & Mark!

Credits

Photographer: Brittany Lowe Photography / Venue and Planning: Historic Mankin Mansion / DJ: DJ Dook / Florals: Wild Fleurette / Make Up: Captivating Complexion / Caterer: Groovin’ Gourmets / Officiant: Gale Olberg 

Instagram

Photographer @brittanylowephotos / Venue and Planning: @historicmankinmansion / DJ: DJ Dook @dookdj / Florals: Wild Fleurette @lynn_killbergthoreson / Make Up: Captivating Complexion @captivatingcomplexion / Caterer: Groovin’ Gourmets @groovingourmets / Officiant: Gale Olberg @marriageofficiantgailolberg

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