July, 2012 | Mankin Mansion Blog

Summer Inspiration Shoot

July 30th, 2012

We love swooning over beautiful inspiration shoots and when The Bride’s Café was trying to find a venue for their most recent shoot, we were ecstatic to be chosen! Watercolor tones were found throughout the shoot in the balloons, streamers and flowers. Oh and we can’t forget to mention the pink ombre cake!

This beautiful inspiration shoot was featured on both The Bride’s Café and in Reverie Magazine and we could not be more excited! We would like to say a big thank you to all of the wonderful vendors involved Anne Robert Photography, Janie Medley Flora Design, Dana FitzGerald, Momental Designs, Erick Nixon, JD Hobbs, Veronica Sheaffer Gowns, Nina Renee Designs, Classic Party Rentals of VA, Blackbird Bakery, Pottery Barn and Men’s Warehouse. Thank you for all you contributed to this beautiful inspiration shoot!

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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Bridal Portraits at the Mansion

July 26th, 2012

We love when brides stop by before the wedding day to have their bridal portraits done. Talk about the best kind of sneak peek! So today, we thought it would be fun to share these gorgeous photos from a recent shoot, courtesy of Sincerely Liz Photography!

Thank you to Sincerely Liz Photography and the beautiful bride for letting us share these lovely images.

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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Inspiration Shoot with Richmond Weddings Magazine!

July 24th, 2012

We admit it- we love a good inspiration shoot. It’s fun to have a group of creative wedding pros put heir heads together. So when our friends at Richmond Weddings Magazine decided to feature the Mansion, we were just thrilled!  Below you’ll find just a sneak peek of the shoot (courtesy of PW Photography) but for the full feature, check out the latest issue of Richmond Weddings Magazine!

Thanks again for the amazing vendors that lent their time and talents to this great shoot- PW Photography, Elegantly Yours Events, Flowers by Mona Ray and Classic Party Rentals of Virginia. And of course, a BIG thanks to Amye and Scott with Richmond Weddings Magazine for the opportunity.

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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Wedding Trends From the Mansion Brides

July 20th, 2012

We love a creative bride and we get tons of them here at the Mansion, we thought we would share a few trends we love from our past weddings!

Tangerine Tango, the Pantone color of the year, is making its way into décor and wedding accessories and we couldn’t be happier! Katie and Dave incorporated the color throughout their wedding day and we especially like Katie’s orange and grey pumps and Dave’s orange striped bow tie.

Photo Credit: Grant and Deb Photographers

Wedding gowns are a signature element for all brides- each and every one is distinctively different for each wedding we see. When we laid our eyes on Megan’s wedding gown all we could do was gasp, as this lovely gown is donned with texture and features ruffled layers that are simply to die for!

Photo Credit: Marta Locklear Photography

The vintage wedding trend is here to stay and we couldn’t be happier! Holly and Phillip chose the vintage, shabby chic theme for their Big Day and their reception tablescapes were perfection. Instead of using the typical vases to house flowers they chose to use teacups placed on matching saucers as well as silver teapots that were filled with to the brim with pink and white roses.

Photo Credit: Twilight Images

 Pretty packaging and typography are all the rage in weddings from invitations to favors. Seth and Laura jazzed up their favor boxes by adding a catching tag line in a beautiful font along with using twine to tie on seating assignments to each box as well.

Photo Credit: Mike Miriello Photography

What trends are catching your eyes these days? Feel free to share in the comments!

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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Trends Catching Our Attention

July 12th, 2012

We love poring over gorgeous wedding details and we just could not wait to share our favorite trends with all you future brides!

We are BIG fans of signature cocktails!  With the heat wave taking over Virginia this summer we can’t think of better way to treat your guests than with a Popsicle cocktail. This lovely little cocktail is super simple and budget friendly. All you need is a pretty glass, garnished with a Popsicle and prosecco or sparkling wine poured over the top.

Photo Credit: Rue Magazine

Tired of the same old, same old disposable cameras at each wedding table? Well allow us to introduce you to the App taking over the wedding world, Wedding Snap. This photo-sharing App is all the rage and is making its rounds on the wedding blogs from Wedding Chicks to The Knot and even Martha has jumped on the bandwagon. With several different packages available there is something to fit everyone’s budget. All your guests have to do is download the App, enter your album code and start snapping photos. All photos are shared with everyone who attends the wedding and is great way to see your wedding from your guests’ perspective.

Photo Credit: Wedding Chicks

Succulents! We know what your thinking, “Really succulents at my wedding?” And we say, yes please! From bouquets, boutonnieres to your table arrangements, trust us when we say that these are stealing the limelight away from tradition flowers. Check out this beautiful brides’ bouquet!

Photo Credit: Stephanie Williams Photography

Sometimes brides forget the gorgeous images that can be captured while they get ready along with their bridesmaids and flower girls. We think you should feel pretty even before you slip on your gorgeous gown so why not get ready in style in these beautiful silk robes by Plum Pretty Sugar! With the robes made in an array of patterns and colors as well as sizes available for your littlest flower girl to your bridesmaids. These would make perfect thank you gifts for the ladies of your bridal party.

Photo Credit: Plum Pretty Sugar

We hope you enjoyed all of these fun wedding trends just as much as we enjoy scouring all of the pretty wedding blogs to find them! Let us know what trends you plan on incorporating into your big day in the comments below!

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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Real Richmond Wedding: Katie and David!

July 4th, 2012

We here at the Mansion love a wedding full of whimsical details and love and Katie and David’s wedding had just that!

We knew this wedding was sure to be a show stopper when the bride told us her colors would be orange and blue. They incorporated the color combination throughout the wedding with little touches with the bride’s shoes, bowties, and place.

Grant and Deb Photographers captured the day of festivities check out their beautiful work below and also on their blog.

We would like to thank the couple for allowing us to be a part of their big day as well as Grant and Deb Photographers for sharing these gorgeous images!

 

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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