Natalie and Dave were married at Historic Mankin Mansion here in Richmond under fully sunny skies. Prior to the chuppah ceremony, the men gathered for a ketubah ceremony after which the mothers were invited inside to break plates. We didn’t have time to ask about the plate breaking, that was new to us! Then the men sang their way to the main house where the bedeken ceremony was to occur and everyone gathered round to watch Dave veil his bride while the family bestowed blessings.
Guests traveled from all over the world to attend including Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the UK. The reception was celebrated underneath a tent on the mansion grounds with a bar beneath the pergola for cocktail hour. Votives in glass bowls lit pathways and porches. Check out this swatch to see how it all came together:
The party was amazing and the day was full of emotion – there’s just too much good stuff to include in a slideshow but we tried nonetheless! If you would like to be notified by email when their online gallery is available for viewing, click here. Congrats to Natalie & Dave and thanks to the Graham and Goldberg families for their hospitality, it was a beautiful day.