February, 2013 | Mankin Mansion Blog

Best of 2012: And the Winner Is:

February 26th, 2013

We have to admit- the Best of Blog series is one of our favorite parts of the off season. We just love revisiting all of the lovely weddings from the past year as well as hearing from brides, wedding pros and guest alike as to their experiences. First and foremost, we’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who made the Best of 2012 happen this year.

So after a whirlwind week of voting, we are thrilled to congratulate this year’s Best of 2012 winner- Erin and Brian! :)

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Second place honors went to Amberly and Erick- congratulations to the happy newlyweds! We’ll be in touch with both couples soon to make sure they receive their prizes!

Thank you again for everyone who participated!

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: And the Finalists Are….

February 20th, 2013

Well, it’s about that time.. we’ve just been amazed at all of the wonderful brides who have come back to share their Big Day with us with The Best of 2012 Wedding series. Our sincerest thanks to our brides, the photographers and those who have supported them with all of their lovely thoughts and comments.

It was a close race (even a few ties!), but we did narrow the contest down to five weddings, who received the most blog and Facebook comments. Congrats to the following brides.

Lauren and Andrew

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Amberly and Erick

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Kelly and Anthony

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Erin and Brian

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Now it’s time to find our winners! Once again, we’ll be counting blog comments  and Facebook posts. There are TWO ways to get votes:

  1. Comment on THIS blog post and tell us who should be declared the winner. :)
  2. Encourage your fans to become fans of our Facebook Page. This is for new fans only- have them “like” us over at www.facebook.com/mankinmansion and to count, they’ll need to post on our Facebook wall and let us know!

The contest ends on Sunday February 24 at 11:59am, and then we’ll be back early next week with our winners. Remember- our first place winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery while our second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Zeus Gallery.

Good luck to our brides!

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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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14th, 2013

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We consider ourselves the lucky ones to be able to say that we’re in the business of love. So it’s with that, that we here at Historic Mankin Mansion wish you the happiest of Valentine’s Days!

~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: Carolyn and John!

February 13th, 2013

Today’s look back may already seem a bit familiar as Carolyn and John were not only featured on our blog in 2012, but had a cameo appearance in the latest issue of Richmond Bride Magazine!
Enjoy!

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- Caroline and Brandon

February 11th, 2013

Caroline and Brandon’s big day truly embraced their vintage theme! Between Caroline’s stunning birdcage veil to Brandon’s top hat and cane, their wedding genuinely created an old-fashioned atmosphere. The miniature typewriter placement holders were an instant favorite!

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- Liz and John

February 8th, 2013

Liz and Jon had a beautiful wedding, perfectly accented with their pink and white color scheme. From the pink lemonade served at cocktail hour to their all white cake, we had a great time watching these two tie the knot! And no Virginia Tech fan’s wedding is complete without the Hokie bird!

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: Don Mears Photography 

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Best of 2012- Amanda and Gerald

February 6th, 2013

Amanda and Gerald’s gorgeous September wedding featured striking orange and yellow tones that were showcased in their beautiful flower arrangements. With unique details throughout, like a cupcake tower, monogramed sunglasses and a fan style program, it was a truly 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: Seth Roberts Photography 

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Best of 2012- Katie and David

February 4th, 2013

Katie and David celebrated their big day with a UVA blue and orange themed wedding complete with bow ties and orange sunglasses. We especially love that vintage Mercedes! Enjoy their beautiful photos below.

Our special thanks to Grant & Deb Photographers for the 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.

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Best of 2012- Kelly and Anthony

February 1st, 2013

Kelly and Anthony’s wedding was fun filled and we enjoying sharing their big day with them! Their color palette of yellow and teal was a perfect combination for the winding down of the summer season. The bridesmaids bouquets made us just fall head over heels in love with baby’s breath in large quantities!

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: Mike Miriello Photography

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