September, 2018 | Mankin Mansion Blog


Welcome Lauren and Madison!

September 28th, 2018

Welcome the newest members of our Planning Team, Lauren and Madison! You may have seen their smiling faces around the office, and now you will get enjoy their charming personalities at our meetings and events!

Lauren (left) is a James Madison University graduate with a Bachelors in Communications Studies with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication. Since Lauren’s move to Richmond, she has been dedicated to making couple’s visions come to life with Chancey Charm and as our very own Spring Intern! Now she continues to make dreams come true as our newest planner! Our clients enjoy Lauren’s calm demeanor and meticulous attention to detail – a winning combination for weddings, or any event for that matter!

Madison (right) has been a treasured part of the mansion team for years! As Lead (bridal assistant), Madison blew us and our clients away with her glowing positivity, quick problem-solving, and ability to do anything!   Fun fact- Madison is also our calligrapher. When she graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelors in Psychology, we knew she would make the perfect addition to our Planning Team. As Event Manager she continues to blow clients away with her talent, enthusiasm, and dedication.

Lauren and Madison manage day-to-day planning and coordination, including vendor communication, itinerary creation and distribution, and pre-event walkthroughs. With their warm disposition and organized nature, we can think of no better additions to our team to continue to flawlessly execute events!



RW: Jasmine & Marcelus

September 23rd, 2018

Mansion in the press!

We can’t stop talking about Jasmine and Marcelus’s wedding this past June- and we are not alone! We have just been published in the exquisite Muna Luchi Bride! It was an absolutely gorgeous evening, full of light, laughter, and love!  From an aisle lined with floating candles in the European Gallery to the Grand Pavilion tent awash with blush up-lighting, this wedding and this couple were glowing! After they danced the night away with all their friends and family, Jasmine and Marcelus dashed off to their happily-ever-after while guests blew bubbles and kisses to the Mr and Mrs! It was truly an unforgettable event- thank you Jeffrey Lynn Media for capturing the evening so beautifully!




Exit In Style!

September 2nd, 2018

Mankin couples know it is not just about the entrance- it is also all about the exits! We love a little sparkle here at Historic Mankin Mansion, and as it turns out so does Martha Stewart! You can check out our latest feature in her bog post “28 Unique Ideas for Your Wedding Exit.”

In addition to a little lift with sparklers, here are a couple other honorary mentions of exits throughout the years!

The Smoke-Show:

Photo Cred: Leigh Skaggs Photography

The Dip

Photo Cred: Allison Kuhn Photography 

Bubbly Bye-Bye

Photo Cred: Jeffrey Lynn Media 


Speedy Get Away

Included in several mansion packages is a luxury, chauffeured Bentley exit! Drive off in style!

Photo Cred: Leigh Skaggs Photography