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Instagram Roundup!

August 22nd, 2016

We hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! We’ve got a great set of Instagram photos from some of our favorite recent weddings in our latest roundup! Check it all out below.

 

Kevin & Christina – What a stunning photo of this gorgeous couple.

Photo credit: Courtney Morgan Photography

Jason & Bobby – Everyone was smiling for this couple, but none was brighter than the grooms!

The handsome grooms!! @jsandahl #jasonsaidyes #loveisloveisloveislove

A photo posted by Nic (@nic_marie4) on

 

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Press: The Knot

August 15th, 2016

We were so excited to share our insight in this very informative article from The Knot about what to do when your bridesmaid becomes a bride-to-be. We were thrilled to be included! See the full article here.

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Real Wedding: Rachael and James

August 8th, 2016

We’ve got a really wonderful wedding to share on the blog today! Rachael and James were married in early May and oh what an amazing day it was for everyone! From her beautiful dress to those adorable M&M’s we loved every second of it. Check it all out below!

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A huge thank you to Seth Roberts Photography for all of the beautiful images.

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Welcome Debonaire Entertainment!

August 1st, 2016

We are SO thrilled to announce that Eric Cunningham and Debonaire Entertainment will be the Mansion’s exclusive music and entertainment partner starting today, August 1!

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Eric has been a fixture in the Richmond wedding business for over 20 years. Since starting Debonaire, he and his team have become some of the most sought after DJ’s in the area. We look forward to what this new partnership will bring to our couples and the many amazing parties we will host!

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Press: Richmond Weddings Magazine

July 25th, 2016

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With the release of Richmond Weddings Magazine at the Wedding Expo this past weekend, we are so excited to share that Jennifer and Kent were one of their featured weddings! This couple’s day was full of class and beautiful personal touches. Take a sneak peek below for some of our favorite photos from their big day, and pick up the magazine to see the full feature!

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All of these gorgeous images are courtesy of of AnnaMarie Akins Photography

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Instagram Roundup!

July 18th, 2016

We have another group of fantastic photos to share with you this month from some of our favorite recent weddings!

This fun loving couple danced their night away after a wonderful ceremony!

Congrats you two! #keepinupwiththejones

A photo posted by Anthony Russo (@russoaj) on

 

All we can say is…absolutely elegant!

Photo by: Katie Wilson Photography

 

This wonderful couple ended the night sparkling!

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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See You Sunday at The Richmond Wedding Expo!

July 11th, 2016

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Hooray – it’s that time of year again! The Richmond Wedding Expo organized by Richmond Weddings Magazine is this coming Sunday, July 17, at the Altria Theatre on Laurel Street. We here at Historic Mankin Mansion are excited to be a part of the day once again!

Doors open at 11:30 am and we just cannot wait to talk to all of the eager brides about their Big Day. Don’t miss out on the fun and be sure to register for the exciting door prizes that are up for grabs. Click HERE for more information.

We hope to see you there! Be sure to stop by, say hi and find out all that Historic Mankin Mansion has to offer for your wedding!

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Happy July 4th!

July 4th, 2016

Happy July 4th from all of us here at the Mansion! We hope everyone is enjoying some BBQ, vacation, and fireworks with friends and family today!

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Let’s Talk Day-of Timeline

June 27th, 2016

The best way to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly is setting up your schedule ahead of time. There’s a lot that needs to get done before and after the ceremony, so getting your timeline just right is key. Here’s a rundown that’ll help get your day in order!

Pre-Wedding Prep
Try to rise and shine nice and early in the  morning- the general rule of thumb for an evening wedding is that you’ll want to be up by mid-morning. This should give everyone enough time to recover if they had an extra good time the night before. Enjoy breakfast and complete any morning rituals, whether it be yoga or meditation to calm those pre-wedding jitters.

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Photo credit: J&D Photography

Depending on when the ceremony is scheduled to start, carve out enough time for everyone to get dressed and take pre-ceremony photos. Taking as many photos up front as possible allows you to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones after saying “I Do.” If you would like to do a first look, you’ll need to hit the ground running even earlier, so take time to speak with your photographer to map out the perfect plan.

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Photo credit: Abigail Volkmann

The Ceremony
Spend about 15 minutes before the ceremony getting the wedding party lined up for the processional. This is the perfect time to make sure the rings are where they need to be. Typically, the ceremony should run about a half hour (although this varies!) and then your guests are off to cocktail hour. While everyone’s mixing and mingling after the ceremony, you’ll be snapping photos with your new Mr./Mrs. and the wedding party!

The Reception
Try to make your grand entrance into the reception no later than an hour after the start cocktail hour. You’ll often begin with a grand entrance and many go right into the first dance before dinner is served. This, of course, varies as some couples prefer to have the special dances between courses or after the meal has ended. The best thing you can do is map out the reception with your trusted planner to ensure all of the to do’s take place before the big exit.

Save yourself the headache of feeling overwhelmed on your Special Day by getting your schedule in tiptop shape beforehand. Meet with your vendors and map out a plan that’ll keep everyone on track from start to finish. Most importantly, make sure all vendors have a copy of the final timeline to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Planning out the Big Day may seem overwhelming, but it’s the very best thing you can do to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your wedding!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Instagram Roundup!

June 20th, 2016

This week on our Instagram Roundup, we have some great photos to share with you!

This adorable video of Kelly and Phu after saying ‘I do’ had us all teary!

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This blushing bride looked stunning for her big day! And oh what a lovely day it was!

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Stay tuned for more Instagram roundups on our blog from our wonderful Mankin couples!

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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