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Richmond Wedding: Liz and Carlos

April 21st, 2014

While we adore sharing all of our Historic Mankin Mansion celebrations, today’s feature is extra special because it’s the wedding of our nephew Carlos and his new bride, Liz. Words cannot describe how wonderful it was to see these sweethearts say “I do.” From the bridal party’s getting ready wardrobe to the reception decor, every detail of their big day was perfection. We couldn’t wait to share a few of our favorite photos and we know you’ll love them as much as we do! Enjoy!

Congratulations to Liz and Carlos!! We love you both!

Many thanks to Tiffani Sunshine Photography for capturing these sweet moments and sharing them with us.

See you soon,

Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Richmond Wedding: Diana and Luke

April 14th, 2014

We’re delighted to share Diana and Luke’s beautiful Historic Mankin Mansion wedding with you today! There’s nothing we love more then being a part of a couple’s big day and Diana and Luke’s wedding absolutely took our breath away.  Bright blooms, charming groom, and a dress to die for – everyone in the office can’t stop swooning over these beautiful photos by E. Leise Photo Design. We know you’ll enjoy them as much as we do!

Everyone at Historic Mankin Mansion wishes Diana and Luke many congratulations and best wishes!

A special “thank you” to E. Leise Photo Design for making today’s Mankin Mansion Richmond Wedding feature possible!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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2014 Wedding Trend: Toppers That Take the Cake!

April 7th, 2014

What 2014 wedding trend will take the cake (literally) this year? Our bets are going in for laser cut cake toppers! Handcrafted, wooden, acrylic, metallic, catchy phrases or monogrammed…the options for designing toppers today are endless.  Here are a few of our favorite laser cut cake toppers that we hope will give you some inspiration in choosing the perfect topper for your big day:

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This trend is growing in popularity and we can’t wait to see how our Historic Mankin Mansion brides incorporate it into their wedding decor. Work with your local cake designer or visit Etsy for more details and information!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Happy Anniversary to us!

April 4th, 2014

This week marks an important one here at the Mansion as we celebrate our 10th anniversary of being the proud owners of this magnificent property!

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We have collected many fond memories over the years, as we’ve assisted hundreds of couples in creating the wedding day of their dreams.

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Additionally, we have also had the pleasure of hosting a number of unforgettable events- from workshops to holiday parties.  It seems like just yesterday we were hosting our very first event, welcoming local wedding professionals into our home.

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Above all, we have had the joy of meeting and becoming friends with so many wonderful people. Today, we thank you for your support as you continue this journey with us.

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Time really flies when you love what you do!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

Additional Photo Credits: Photo 2- Laura Gordon Photography, Photo 3- Hayes & Fisk, Photo 4- Shalese Daniells Photography, The Green Flamingo, Elegant Party Plans, originally featured in Richmond Weddings Magazine.

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Richmond Wedding: Erica and Bryan

March 31st, 2014

We can’t think of a better way to spend this Monday than by checking out Erica and Bryan’s wedding! From the plum inspired decor to their personalized details, what’s not to love? We are  grateful to have been a part of their spectacular wedding. Thanks to Amy Robinson Photography, we are showing off some of our favorite moments from their big day! Enjoy!


A sweet note from the bride and groom:

“There aren’t enough words to describe the amazing experience we had at Historic Mankin Mansion – from the very first visit to HMM all the way to the end of our magical wedding day – it was absolutely remarkable. HMM is absolutely one of the most beautiful venues in the Richmond area and having the incredible planning and coordination of every detail taken care of by HMM was amazing. Kate was there every step of the way to help us with even the smallest details. Martin did a great job as DJ and our guests danced all night long. Our wedding day was everything we wanted and then some.” ~Erica and Bryan

Thanks Erica and Bryan for sharing your Big Day with us!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Richmond Wedding: Julie and Nik

March 24th, 2014

Mankin Mansion couples never cease to amaze us with all of the creative and unique ideas they plan for their wedding. Julie and Nik pulled out all the stops for their big day and we are thrilled to share their Richmond wedding with you!

One of our favorite details has to be the groomsmen’s superhero t-shirts (worn under their tuxedos) and their matching cuff links. Everyone in the bridal party was full of enthusiasm, which truly set the tone for Julie and Nik’s perfect day. Without a doubt, this darling duo had a lovely wedding and we couldn’t wait to share a few of our favorite photos. Just wait until you see how stunning Julie looks :)

Congraulations to Julie and Nik!

Many thanks to Seth Roberts Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17th, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. After all, who can resist indulging in corned beef and cabbage, flaunting your best festive attire, and having a few green libations?!  We hope that the luck of the Irish is with you today and every day!

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Everyone at Historic Mankin Mansion wishes you a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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HMM in the News: Borrowed and Blue

March 14th, 2014

We were delighted to hear that Borrowed & Blue was now featuring Richmond weddings, so you can imagine our happiness to find out that the Mansion enjoyed its debut feature with Sarah and Justin’s wedding!

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Mike Miriello Photography did a fabulous job, as always and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the feature turned out. Click here for more swoon worthy pics of the Big Day!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Richmond Wedding: Lindsay and Austin

March 10th, 2014

The first time we met Lindsay and Austin, there was no question that they were a match made in heaven! There were so many aspects of their wedding that we just adore, and we must say that their attention to detail was absolutely flawless.

You’ll see how smitten these two are for each other in these beautiful photos, captured by Kristin Partin Photography. We are thrilled to share a few of our favorites and we know that you’ll adore them as much as we do!

To Lindsay and Austin, everyone at Historic Mankin Mansion thanks you for allowing us to be a part of your lovely wedding. Congratulations, and may you have a lifetime of love and merriment.

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

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Your Perfect Wedding Cocktail

March 3rd, 2014

Thinking about the perfect signature cocktail for your wedding?

We here at the Mansion love this sort of personal touch. Before making the leap, here are a few considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Theme: Allow the drink to introduce your guests to the theme for your wedding reception. Bubbles would complement a glam theme while a spiked lemonade or sweet tea cocktail would be perfect for a traditional southern fete.
  2. Season: You’ll want to select a drink that perfectly pairs with the weather as well. Consider cinnamon, cranberry, or apple pie flavors for the fall, or something light with a hint of citrus for the summer.
  3. History: Want to share your story with attendees? Say it with the cocktail you enjoyed on your first date together. Did you meet in college? Consider incorporating your school colors with a sugar rim, or fun straw.
  4. Go local: Show a little local love by selecting a craft beer or wine in your region. Virginia is home to a wealth of vineyards and breweries- your guests will no doubt appreciate the special touch.
  5. Glassware: It’s not just about the mixology- every great cocktail needs a fabulous glass. Think beyond the norm with vintage glasses and mason jars.

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There are a number of ways to personalize your Big Day. A fun, creative beverage menu will no doubt delight your attendees. With the above considerations in mind, you are on your way to a memorable signature drink!

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.

Photo Credit: Pinterest

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