January, 2013 | Mankin Mansion Blog

Best of 2012- Kristy and Mark

January 30th, 2013

Kristy and Mark had a beautiful end of summer affair with southern charm! One of our favorites is the chair tie backs in white and pink with a damask print along with lovely bride and groom signs! See the rest of the pink and soft sage green details below!

So do you just adore this wedding and want their wedding 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.  The top three finalists will get one more feature and then the one with the most votes will win a $250 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery while our second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery.

~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.

Photo Credit: PW Photography

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Best of 2012- Lauren and Andrew

January 28th, 2013

Lauren and Andrew had a beautiful classic wedding filled with the champagne and gold. We just love that Lauren changed from her gorgeous wedding gown to a sassy short dress with a little bit of sparkle, it was right up our alley! Our special thanks to dm foto for these lovely images!

So do you just adore this wedding and want their wedding 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.  The top three finalists will get one more feature and then the one with the most votes will win a $250 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery while our second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery.

~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.

Photo Credit: dmfoto

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Best of 2012- Sarah and Chris

January 25th, 2013

Sarah and Chris’ Big Day featured an elegant black palette with touches of pink! You can tell from all of the wonderful photos that the couple was in love and the whole event reflected that. See all of the details below!

So do you just adore this wedding and want their wedding 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.  The top three finalists will get one more feature and then the one with the most votes will win a $250 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery while our second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery.

~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. 

Photo Credit: Laura Gordon Photography

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Best of 2012- Lisa and James

January 23rd, 2013

Lisa and James had a beautiful May wedding with touches of purples and magenta pinks! The color palette Lisa chose and the time of year they got married made for some exquisite floral arrangements as you’ll see.  You can enjoy all the other lovely details below!

So do you just adore this wedding and want their wedding 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.  The top three finalists will get one more feature and then the one with the most votes will win a $250 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery while our second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery.

~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.

Photo Credit: David Abel Photography

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Best of 2012- Holly and Phillip

January 21st, 2013

Some of you may remember Holly and Phillip from their feature on Gig Masters last year and Holly’s win of The Most Beautiful Bride Contest by Virginia Living!

We are here to show a few more details and shots from their big day! If you are a vintage inspired fan, this wedding is right up your alley with teacup centerpieces and a vintage bike photo prop!

So do you just adore this wedding and want their wedding 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.  The top three finalists will get one more feature and then the one with the most votes will win a $250 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery while our second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery.

~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.

 

Photo Credit: Melody Smith Portrait

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Best of 2012- Jennifer and Daniel

January 18th, 2013

Jennifer and Daniel was spring perfection filled with teal green details and some adorable frog cake toppers or should we say cup cake toppers!

Just seeing the photos of the cup cake display with all the choices makes us have cravings. The whole wedding party was a fun group and we truly enjoyed sharing in their special day!

So do you just adore this wedding and want their wedding 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.  The top three finalists will get one more feature and then the one with the most votes will win a $250 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery while our second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery.

~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.

Photo Credit: Nick Kessler Photography 

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HMM in the News: Richmond Bride Magazine!

January 17th, 2013

When the new Richmond Bride showed up in our mailbox we couldn’t have been more excited!!

We had the pleasure of winning Top Reception Location and the Most Offbeat Ceremony Site! And the icing on the cake had to be one that one our weddings with PW Photography was a featured real wedding.

431250_10151338248837521_1810551807_n-1We are over the moon and would like to thank everyone who voted for us, we really appreciate it! And also a big thank you to Richmond Bride for the wonderful real wedding feature.

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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Best of 2012- Amberly and Erick

January 16th, 2013

Amberly and Erick had a wonderful early fall wedding filled with fun details, read all about the wedding below from Amberly!

Our movie-themed wedding couldn’t have been better!  The mansion is such a gorgeous venue that we kept the décor subtle including photo-shopped movie poster table “numbers” I created to showcase our bridal party as “actors” in movies, popcorn favors, and our guest book of a photo-shopped Mr. and Mrs. Smith movie poster for everyone to sign.  We have so many great memories like the greatest Best Man speech ever that included a set of embarrassing pictures of Erick taped under everyone’s chair, the Best Man and MOH shot as their entrance to the reception, and crazy Uncle Willy’s unheard of “moment” during the garter removal (See photos).

The best part was how quickly Martin got the dance party started!  Our guests had a blast dancing to some great music!  I even learned that my younger brother can dance his butt off when we danced in the middle of a circle to “Devil Went Down to Georgia”.  It was really a very fun wedding enjoyed by all.  Our guests are still raving and asking if Erick and I can renew our vows next year so they can do it all over again!

Having the wedding weekend package really allowed us to relax and savor the whole experience. The memories we have of spending time with our closest family and best of friends for the duration of the weekend are so special.  This could not have been possible without Martin, Paula, Marylee, and the rest of the amazing staff at the mansion. 

So do you just adore this wedding and want their wedding 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.  The top three finalists will get one more feature and then the one with the most votes will win a $250 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery while our second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery.

~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.

Photo Credit: Jason Collins Photography

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HMM in the News: Richmond Weddings Magazine!

January 15th, 2013

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Sure it is officially engagement season but we also like to think of this as wedding magazine season as well! :)

We’re thrilled to share that Richmond Weddings Magazine is hot off the presses this month and we were happy to share our expertise with the follow articles:

Balancing DIY & Hiring Professionals- Page 18
2013 Wedding Trends- Page 24
Pinterest your Wedding Planning- Page 124
Wedding Entertainment- Page 169

You can also find our Inspiration Shoot with PW Photography and Elegantly Yours Events on page 59. Here’s a sneak peek of one of our favorite shots!

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Click HERE to find out where to pick up your latest copy. Our sincerest thanks to our friends at Richmond Weddings Magazine for the opportunity to contribute!

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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Best of 2012- Erin and Brian

January 14th, 2013

Erin and Brian pink and blue filled wedding was fun had by all! We can’t get over the brides beautiful wedding gown with just a touch of sparkle on a pretty fit and flair silhouette. See the rest of the details below as well as a few words about the wedding from Erin.

On Saturday morning we were filled with nervous excitement and everything felt surreal. Upon my first sight of Brian at the end of the aisle everything felt so incredibly right and we both anxiously looked forward to taking this next step in our relationship.  Once the ceremony ended we took wonderful photos on the picturesque grounds surrounding the mansion and started the celebration with our first dance to “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin.

With our large number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends cutting the rug, the dance floor became the place to be. From grand parents dancing to the “twist,” to the groom crowd surfing while playing air guitar, the experience was a blast.  As if the dancing wasn’t enough, the grooms sister jumped like Air Jordan, to clench the bouquet after the toss. The night had spectacular dancing, memorable conversations and enjoyable time with our family and friends.

We both agreed that the night honestly couldn’t have been any better or gone any smoother.  We both thank Martin, Mary Lee and all the other professional individuals that made our night better than we could have ever imagined.

So do you just adore this wedding and want their wedding 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.  The top three finalists will get one more feature and then the one with the most votes will win a $250 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery while our second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery.

~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.

Photo Credit: Hayes and Fisk The Art of Photography 

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