January, 2012 | Mankin Mansion Blog - Part 2

Best of 2011: Marisa and Dave!

January 9th, 2012

Today, we’re back with our Best of 2011 series, where we get to revisit some of our favorite weddings from last season. Today, we’re thrilled to share the wedding of Marisa and David, who married at the Mansion this past summer!

We chatted with Marissa about her inspiration for her wedding day, which was drawn from the Mansion itself as well as her family. Her favorite details from the day include her dress, which was from The Vineyard Collection of Priscilla of Boston, the Barbeque fare from White House Catering, her pink peonies bouquet and Historic Mankin Mansion.  It was evident from the onset that Marisa and Dave offer their guests personalized touches throughout the day. Everyone was touched when Marisa entered the ceremony area, being escorted by her mother. Later in the festivities, the guests enjoyed pie tarts of banana cream, coconut cream and chocolate mousse in lieu of a wedding cake.

As for her favorite moment, Marisa shares,

“Our wedding day was more than Dave and I could have ever imagined. Historic Mankin Mansion and our wedding planner, Meghan Ely, made the process of planning and the big day effortless. Our guests still talk about how beautiful this venue is.”

Are you just loving the details in the inspiration board above? Well for more swoon worthy highlights, visit this link, which is a lovely compilation courtesy of Emily Dean Photography!

Now remember-this year’s blog series is going to be a bit different as each wedding will be featured on the Historic Mankin Mansion Blog and the top three posts with the most blog and Facebook comments will be selected as finalists.  Each wedding will receive one more feature and the one with the most Facebook and blog comments by the deadline will be the winner!  This year, we’re taking it up a notch as we will be hosting a contest along with it for a complimentary overnight room stay at the Mansion, as well as a gift certificate to one of Paula and Martin’s favorite restaurants in town.

So do you just adore Marisa and Dave’s wedding and want them to win? Simply comment on this blog post and let us know why you love this wedding so much. If you’d like to score an extra point for the couple if you visit our Facebook page and comment under the Facebook post in which we share this fabulous feature.

Thanks Marisa and Dave for revisiting your Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Day with us!

See You Soon,
Paula & 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.

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Best of 2011: Elizabeth and Patrick!

January 6th, 2012

Today, we’re back with our Best of 2011 series, where we get to revisit some of our favorite weddings from last season. Today, we’re thrilled to share the wedding of Elizabeth and Patrick!

As Elizabeth told us-

When I started the wedding planning process, I had a very general idea of what I wanted.  I had dreamt of something outside, something elegant, fun and different.  I knew I wanted something that was not “cookie cutter.  On a whim and a suggestion from a friend we decided to check out Historic Mankin Mansion.  The first day we showed up for our initial meeting, I knew I had found the dream place for my wedding.

Upon meeting Martin and Paula, we instantly felt comfortable and we knew this would be a perfect match.  We loved everything about the planning of our wedding to our wedding day.  What I appreciated the most was that Mary-Catherine took care of everything for us and I never felt stressed or anxious about anything.  We were able to enjoy every minute of our wedding day.  From the music that got everyone up and dancing to the ease of walking between our ceremony to our cocktail hour to our reception, we could not have asked for a better day.

Our friends and family are still talking about the great time that they had at our wedding and how impressed and surprised they were with everything.   Historic Mankin Mansion was truly the something different, the something elegant and the something fun we were looking for.


We could agree more with Elizabeth- we knew she was the perfect fit when we met her and started diving into her wedding planning!

Now remember-this year’s blog series is going to be a bit different as each wedding will be featured on the Historic Mankin Mansion Blog and the top three posts with the most blog and Facebook comments will be selected as finalists.  Each wedding will receive one more feature and the one with the most Facebook and blog comments by the deadline will be the winner!  This year, we’re taking it up a notch as we will be hosting a contest along with it for a complimentary overnight room stay at the Mansion, as well as a gift certificate to one of Paula and Martin’s favorite restaurants in town.

So do you just adore Elizabeth and Patrick’s wedding and want them to win? Simply comment on this blog post and let us know why you love this wedding so much. If you’d like to score an extra point for the couple, visit our Facebook page and comment under the Facebook post in which we share this fabulous feature.

Thanks Elizabeth and Patrick for revisiting your Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Day with us!

See You Soon,
Paula & 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.

 

 

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Best of 2011: Blair and Nick!

January 4th, 2012

Today, we’re thrilled to be starting off our Best of 2011 series, where we get to revisit some of our favorite weddings from last season. As you  may remember from our recent post, we’re changing things up a bit this year. We asked bride’s to share not only their photos but a bit about their Big Day as well.

Up first, we’re excited to share Blair and Nick’s wedding from this past summer. We dare say that Blair likes wedding blogs as much as we do and did a wonderful job add incorporating special touches into her wedding day. A bit more from Blair-

Our wedding day, July 1st, 2011, was a beautifully sunny and an uncharacteristically cool summer day, which was perfect for our outdoor wedding and celebration. When I first broached the subject of an outdoor wedding in Virginia’s July climate, my fiance looked at me as if I were crazy, but all turned out for the best. Family and friends traveled from all over to help celebrate our special day and the beginning of our lives together. The vendors we chose to help assist us in creating our special day could not have possibly done a better job. Our day was filled with nothing but love and happiness, and luckily, not an ounce of stress! :)

This year’s blog series is going to be a bit different as each wedding will be featured on the Historic Mankin Mansion Blog and the top three posts with the most blog and Facebook comments will be selected as finalists.  Each wedding will receive one more feature and the one with the most Facebook and blog comments by the deadline will be the winner!  This year, we’re taking it up a notch as we will be hosting a contest along with it for a complimentary overnight room stay at the Mansion, as well as a gift certificate to one of Paula and Martin’s favorite restaurants in town.

So do you just adore Blair and Nick’s wedding and want them to win? Simply comment on this blog post and let us know why you love this wedding so much. If you’d like to score an extra point for the couple if you visit our Facebook page and comment under the Facebook post in which we share this fabulous feature.

Thanks Blair and Nick for revisiting your Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Day with us!

See You Soon,
Paula & 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.

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Ready, Set, Bridal Shows!

January 2nd, 2012

It’s 2012 already- can you believe it?

We often get the question as to whether winter is our slow season but it’s rather the opposite as we gear up for engagement season! That’s right- all of those brides to be who received a shiny ring this past holiday season need to find homes for their Big Day.

One of the best ways to get a jump start on wedding plans is to join us at the upcoming bridal shows in Richmond. This weekend, we’ll be at the Richmond Bridal Showcase, held at the Great Richmond Convention Center this Sunday from 11am to 5pm. It’s always a whirlwind of a day- we just love meeting all of the eager brides! We’d encourage you to register in advance HERE to save $2 off of the admission price.

The following weekend, we’ll be at the Richmond Wedding Expo, held from 12-5pm at the Downtown Richmond Marriott. Tickets must be purchased at the show and click HERE for a $1 off coupon to print and have ready!

The shows are a great chance to meet our Mansion wedding pros in person, as well as view some of our favorite images from weddings past.  We’ll gladly answer any questions you may have. If you are a current Mansion bride, be sure to stop by and say hello!

We look forward to seeing you there!

See You Soon,
Paula & 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.

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