December, 2013 | Mankin Mansion Blog

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2013

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We guess it’s true what they say, “time flies when you’re having fun!”

It is incredibly hard to believe that once the clock strikes midnight tonight we are in a brand new year. We owe a huge thank you to our brides, friends, employees and colleagues who made 2013 the successful and wonderful year that it was!

We here at Historic Mankin Mansion wish you the very best as we usher in 2014.

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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Richmond Wedding: Mary and Kevin!

December 30th, 2013

We love featuring weddings of  our past brides and grooms, which is why we are very excited to share Mary and Kevin’s “I do’s” today! One of our favorite details of their wedding was the stunning blue color palette they incoproated in everything from the decor to the bridesmaids’ dresses. We hope you enjoy these lovely photos as much as we do!

Congratulations to the happy couple and our thanks to Jackie McCool Photo for the images!

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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Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2013

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year! We wanted to take the opportunity today to wish all of our fantastic employees, past and future brides and grooms, colleagues, friends and family a Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with memories you’ll cherish all year long!

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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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Richmond Wedding: Leigh and Greg (Part Two)

December 19th, 2013

Remember Leigh and Greg’s Richmond Wedding feature earlier this week? Since we could not get enough of their lovely wedding, we’re sharing part two of their big day! We hope you’ll love these photos as much as we do!

Congratulations to Leigh and Greg and thank you for allowing Historic Mankin Mansion to be a part of your big day!

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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Richmond Wedding: Leigh and Greg (Part One)

December 16th, 2013

Saying “I do” never looked more stunning as it did during Leigh and Greg’s wedding here at  Historic Mankin Mansion! This beautiful couple chose a coral color palette that was perfect for their June nuptials. We couldn’t pick just a few of our favorite photos from their big day, which is why we decided to make their Richmond Wedding feature two parts!

We hope you enjoyed these photos as much as we did! Stay tuned for more of Leigh and Greg’s wedding day celebration later this week!

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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Richmond Wedding: Amanda and Mikey

December 12th, 2013

We are elated to share Amanda and Mikey’s breathtaking wedding with you today! We couldn’t get enough of their great personal touches from the koozies to the “Best Day Ever” sign at the reception entrance. Here are a few of our favorite photos from their “I do’s.”

Congratulations to Amanda and Mikey Bray!

Thank you for allowing Historic Mankin Mansion to be a part of your big day!

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: James Linkowitz Photography

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HMM in the News: Aisle A!

December 9th, 2013

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Today, we are thrilled to announce that we have been selected to be a part of this year’s Aisle A awards presented by Richmond magazine !

We were honored as one of the top farewell brunch locations, rehearsal dinner locations, wedding DJ’s, reception location for a small wedding, place to overnight on your wedding night, place to hold your bridal shower and outdoor wedding site.

If that wasn’t lovely enough, we’re delighted to share that we won the top spot as most beautiful ceremony site in Richmond, as well as the top offbeat ceremony/reception site.

As always, we couldn’t do it without the support of our clients, friends and colleagues. Our sincerest congrats as well to the other winners!

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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Winter Wedding Trend: Gold

December 9th, 2013

If you’re tying the knot this winter then allow us to suggest incorporating one of the most dynamic trends of year: gold!

This timeless metallic can be used from ceremony to reception as an accent color in your décor or as the central theme of your wedding day. With all credit due to Pinterest, here are a few suggestions on pairing gold in your big day!

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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Richmond Weddings: Priyanka and Isaac

December 5th, 2013

We are very excited to share the gorgeous nuptials of Priyanka and Isaac who wed here at the Historical Mankin Mansion! C. Tyler Corvin Studios did a wonderful job capturing this wedding and made it extremely hard for us to choose our favorite photos! Here are a few of our favorite moments from Priyanka and Isaac’s big day!

Congratulations to Priyanka and Isaac! Thank you for allowing the Historical Mankin Mansion to be part of your big day!

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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Planning an Interfaith Wedding

December 2nd, 2013

An interfaith wedding is the blending of two different religions and cultural backgrounds. Since the 1950’s when interfaith couples made up just 20% of weddings in the United States, the trend has grown considerably in the 21st century. Today, 45% of weddings in the United States are made up of interfaith couples. When planning an interfaith wedding, it is important for the bride and the groom to stay true to who they are and what they believe, but to also be open to their new partners beliefs and remain open-minded when planning the big day.

Looking for inspiration for your own interfaith wedding? Good news! We have found some ways to help make the planning process go smoothly for everyone!

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Photo Credit: Pinterest

First thing’s first-  a serious talk is essential. Whether the conversation happened early on in the relationship, or after the engagement, you must make sure both parties have expressed what’s important to them to include in the wedding. It could be a particular prayer being read, a religious custom, or the choice in officiant, as long as the couple’s individual and common beliefs come through.

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Another important part of bringing two religious backgrounds together is talking to both families. The couple should discuss how they want to approach each family, and make sure to show them a united front. That should eliminate a lot of conflict that could arise.

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Some couples may opt for a more neutral ceremony and instead bring their cultural and religious backgrounds into the reception. Many cultures are identified by food, and it is such a fun and easy way to infuse both backgrounds together. Music and décor are both also great ways to accomplish that too.

Bringing two families together is not always easy, especially when there are differences in religion and culture. But with an open-mind, support for each other and a lot of love, it’s sure to be a wonderful day and a happy life!

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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