With the New Year fast approaching, we here at Historic Mankin Mansion have added a few additions to our lovely Mankin family, so we’ll be dedicating several of our upcoming posts to these wonderful people!
Today, we’re just ecstatic to introduce you to Gina. Many of you may actually already recognize her- not only was she a bride with us, but she has worked closely with us over the last few years as an assistant planner.
As a former Historic Mankin Mansion bride herself, Gina brings with her tons of great ideas, a contagious smile and some serious organizational skills! Gina spent last Summer and Fall training closely with our 2011 team and is already knee deep into some fabulous planning for 2012.
We thought we’d sit down with Gina for a few minutes to give you a little more insight-
Why did you decide to join the wedding industry?
Gina:I chose to join the wedding industry because after planning my own wedding I realized how much I enjoyed every detail that went into the planning process and the excitement of seeing it all come together on my big day!
What is your favorite part about planning weddings?
Gina:My favorite thing about planning weddings is working with the couples and seeing their unique visions for their big day come together.
Any recent wedding trends that caught your eye?
Gina: The wedding trend that has caught my eye in pictures is when the bride puts jewels on the bottom of her shoes to spell I DO.
What are you most looking forward to in the 2012 wedding season?
Gina:In the 2012 season I am looking forward to all of my brides and grooms dreams coming true!!
We can’t help but agree- some of our favorite moments take place at the end of a Mansion wedding when the bride and groom tells us that the day was the wedding of their dreams. Nothing better than that!
See you soon,
~Paula and Martin Ramirez
Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast just minutes from Downtown Richmond. They enjoy new restaurant finds, Virginia wines and discovering fun events and activities throughout the area for their guests.