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

12 Responses to “Best of 2012- Amberly and Erick”

  1. Susan Warren Says:

    Amberly and Erick Roberts wedding was absolutely beautiful. I hope they win.

  2. Rachel Hardey Says:

    This wedding was one of my most favorite days ever! Erick and Amberly are amazing people with amazing families and deserve a wonderful and happy future together.

    Everyday for a year up until this day, Amberly worked her little tushy off to make it pefect and exactly how she imagined. She did EVERYTHING on her own which made it personal, heart felt, and beautiful!

    The wedding was awesome! Congrats guys!



  4. Diane Pletcher Says:

    I loved how mankin mansion provided such an intimate atmosphere in such an incredibly beautiful setting!! Everything flowed beautifully, it didnt have the uncomfortable and stuffy feel of your run-of-the-mill wedding, and I was impressed to hear how the whole wedding party was able to stay at the mansion all weekend to extend the party. I’m actually newly engaged myself, and after seeing what an awesome job the proprietors did, I’m definitely looking into having my own wedding at this same venue 🙂

  5. Randy Roscoe Says:

    This was one of those weekends that we will talk about for quite a long time. The Mankin Mansion staff were on point and as well as warm, welcoming and accommodating to every guests needs and requests. The whole package, close friends, loving family and great food and staff made it all just so unforgettable!

  6. danielle lovetro Says:

    best wedding pictures i have EVER seen!

  7. Cristina Diez Says:

    I absolutely loved this wedding! Not only was it two of my favorite people, but one of the best venues in Richmond. It was a pleasure to be there on Amberly and Erick’s big day!!!

  8. Carm Roberts Says:

    What a beautiful place the ceremony and reception were held. The ceremony was so special and the vows Erick and Amberly said to one another brought tears to my eyes. The reception was so much fun, the food was delicious, and the company delightful! A wonderful time to remember! I wish them all the love and happiness for the future! We love you!

  9. Debbie Puryear Says:

    As mother of the bride I must say this was the most beautiful wedding ever. The bride was gorgeous the venue suited her perfectly. Amberly and Erick chose well everything was great

  10. Debbie Puryear Says:

    As mother of the bride I must say the bride was gorgeous. Amberly and Erick chose well. The venue was a perfect fit for Amberly’s personality. The food was great, the attention to the bride was great, and the way the mansion treated the family was wonderful! We had a wonderful time and everything was just perfect!

  11. Susan Says:

    Love this wedding bc it’s two of my fav ppl in the world. Love you both, and the mansion couldn’t have been a better venue. The DJ was one of the best I have heard 🙂

  12. Shirley M Potts Says:

    The BEST 2012 wedding! Love you Amberly!

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