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Benefits of an All-Inclusive Wedding Site

August 31st, 2015

Let’s admit it – sometimes, wedding planning can be a headache. Having to coordinate with your planner, your venue, your DJ, and other professionals involved in your wedding can stress out even the most relaxed of people (and it’s not so nice to your wallet!). Throw hotel accommodations and transportation plans on top of that and you’ve got yourself a case of the wedding blues.

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Photo Credit: Kaytee Lauren

No need to get overwhelmed! All-inclusive wedding sites, like Historic Mankin Mansion, can take care of your worries with wedding bundles that groups together wedding services for one price. At HMM, we offer a venue with sites for both the ceremony and the reception (read: no drive!), as well as grounds for cocktail hour with a beverage bar. In addition, we offer both in-house planners and our very own in-house DJ, Martin.

Too exhausted after the long yet amazing day? We have accommodations for those seeking a Wedding Weekend – brunch is included and there is also a spot to host a rehearsal dinner!

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Photo Credit: Mike Miriello

Take the stress-free route and consider booking an all-inclusive venue for your big day. Bundle up your services onto one bill instead of finding yourself amidst a pile of papers the day after your wedding. Let us help you have the wedding of your dreams!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

 

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Taneesha and Yoni’s Colorful Wedding

August 17th, 2015

There’s just something about gerbera daisies that resonates springtime simplicity – and we love it! Taneesha and Yoni’s lovely multicultural wedding was dressed up with these beautiful blooms and we just loved how gorgeous it all turned out. Oh, and don’t miss Taneesha’s fab Kate Spade shoes!

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The adorable coral bridesmaids dresses were a perfect touch to this sunny spring wedding. Our blushing bride, Taneesha, looked captivating in her stunning lace wedding dress – you can bet how Yoni felt when he finally saw her at the top of the aisle!

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These two said ‘I do’ in a beautiful ceremony and it was clear from their emotions that they had been waiting for that moment!

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Flowers played a big part in Taneesha and Yoni’s springtime wedding (as they should!) and they really were around every corner. Pinks, purples, and oranges, oh my! The flowers made our venue looked oh-so vibrant and the floral scent added the perfect touch to the natural feel of the wedding.

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There is nothing we love more than working with couples who are head over heels in love – and let us tell you, Taneesha and Yoni fit the bill! We appreciate the honor of being a part of your special wedding day and we wish you the best!

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Visit Hope Taylor Photography‘s blog for a full look at these lovebirds’ big day – and, trust us, you’ll want to see this one. Congratulations to the lovely couple, Taneesha and Yoni – you deserve it all and more!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

 

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See you at the Richmond Wedding Experience!

August 12th, 2015

We had a spectacular time participating in the Richmond Wedding Experience in January, and now we cannot wait to once again be a part of this wonderful event this upcoming Sunday, August 16th!

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The Richmond Wedding Experience gives newly engaged couples the opportunity to experience today’s wedding trends in-person. The event is located at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and will take place from 11am to 5pm.

There will be a runway fashion show featuring the latest wedding styles for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and grooms. Attendees will uncover new ideas for their dream wedding by having the chance to receive expert advice from local wedding professionals, as well as viewing the top trends in floral arrangements, tablescapes and cake designs. This event is without a doubt not one to miss and you will leave with more insight and ideas for your ideal wedding!

Tickets are available online and are $10 at the door. We look forwarding to see you there!

See you soon,

~Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Richmond Wedding: Emily and Brady

August 10th, 2015

Today, we’re excited to share Emily and Brady’s bright and sunny wedding with you. With pops of yellow everywhere to be found, this spring wedding was quite the blooming beauty! The weather was perfect and the sun aptly shined on Emily and Brady as they tied the knot. Read on to check out this adorable pair (and take a peek at that fun, paper flower boutonniere of his!)… Oh, and those paper cranes? They made 1,000 of them! Talk about a handmade touch to your special day!

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Pretty white flowers, with lemons and paper cranes to decorate, dressed up the bistro tables on the lawn, following the fresh and laid-back feel of Emily and Brady’s big day.

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Did we mention we’re crazy about Emily’s sweet, tea-length wedding dress? Gorgeous! The newlyweds celebrated their union with vintage furniture, beautiful flowers, and the best darn wedding party ever.

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With personalized RVA coozies for all and pretty yellow twig centerpieces, the reception was unforgettable to say the least. Surely, it was a wedding that guests will remember for years to come!631487714The pair boasted the union of their two home states, Michigan and our beloved Old Dominion. Throughout the day, the couple’s paper cranes adorned their wedding beautifully, adding a touch of simplicity and romance. We can only imagine how long it took to make all of them!

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Our salute goes to these two – an inspiration to all! Congratulations on your big day and we hope married life is everything you dreamed of. :)

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Oh, happy day, indeed!

Many thanks to our friends at Two Spoon Photography for the lovely pictures we’re sharing with you today!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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McKenna and Anthony’s Wedding Details

August 3rd, 2015

We’re head over heels for McKenna and Anthony’s stunning burgundy-themed wedding (reminiscent of a lovely wine!) and we’re excited to share Tracey Sanders‘ take on the special April day on our grounds. These two were just precious and an absolute delight to work with! We promise this is not a wedding you want to miss.

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Click through to see the full feature of McKenna and Anthony’s big day and don’t miss their sweet custom signage, flowers and all! Many thanks to Tracey Sanders Photography for sharing – it was a pleasure to have you here!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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HMM in the News: Tidewater and Tulle!

July 20th, 2015

Ali and Brendan’s gorgeous wedding was showcased on Tidewater and Tulle and we just had to share it with you! Captured by the wonderful C. Tyler Corvin Studio, this grey and yellow wedding is getting its fair share of the limelight and we couldn’t be more pleased! Don’t miss the full feature – click here to enjoy!

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Congrats again to the happy couple- wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Richmond Weddings 50th Edition Magazine!

July 17th, 2015

It’s been a big week for us and we’re so excited to share the cover of the latest Richmond Weddings magazine, which is celebrating its 50th edition. We were delighted to host the lovely Richmond Weddings team, as well as all of the wonderful vendors that put this shoot together – and can we just say, what a cover! We’re in awe at how beautiful it came out! Be sure to get yourself a copy by picking up the issue at any of the locations listed here.

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Photography: David Abel Photography | Coordination: Kim Moody Design | Hair and Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad | Attire: Tiffanys Bridal and The Groom’s Corner | Custom Jewelry: On Pointe Bridal Designs | Engagement Rings & Bands: Diamond’s Direct Richmond

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Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Corinne and Nick’s HMM Engagement Shoot!

July 6th, 2015

We just LOVE when our clients decide to host their engagement session on our grounds- it adds to the excitement of the impending wedding day. Corinne and Nick are precious and you won’t want to miss these shots – or that adorable pup of theirs! To see the full spread, check out Sean Holder Photography’s website here.

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Many thanks to Sean Holder Photography! We send our best to Corinne and Nick and we hope to see you again soon!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Tips For Working With Your DJ

June 29th, 2015

Congratulations, you’ve hired an amazing DJ (if you’re a Mansion couple, then it’s Martin!) for your wedding and now its time to follow these tips to help ensure you have the best possible DJ experience!

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Pre-Wedding Meet-Up

Because of the convenience of the Internet, some people will hire a DJ online after reviewing their website without actually meeting the DJ face to face. If you’ve already booked your DJ make sure that you have an actual in person pre-wedding meet-up so that they can get a feel for your personality and the types of music and vibe you’ll want during your day. Couples booked here at the Mansion have an extensive meeting with our DJ, so we’ll have you covered!

Talk Out the Timeline

A wonderful perk to choosing a DJ for your wedding is that they can also act as your MC. As the MC, your DJ can help to tour guide the day and keep everyone on track. They are the perfect person to introduce the wedding party at the reception or announce that the cake is being cut. By discussing your timeline with your DJ in advance, you can make sure that everyone is on the same page for how you would like the day to unfold. Also discussing your timeline means you don’t have to worry about managing things on your big day!

Do and Do Not Play Lists

Everyone has their own favorite song so make sure you let your DJ know the must play music that you definitely will want played. You don’t want to wait all night and never hear your favorite jam. On the flip side, also be sure that you specify songs that make you cringe and that you do not want played!

Hopefully these tips will help you in your planning to have the best possible experience with your wedding DJ!

See you soon,

Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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Richmond Wedding: Dawnee and Joe

June 22nd, 2015

Dawnee and Joe’s wedding here at Historic Mankin Mansion was truly a day of wonder! Between Dawnee’s flowing dress, her tiara, and her bridesmaids’ soft blue dresses, this special wedding was one reminiscent of a fairy tale. Dawnee played the princess part well, as the whole day was just bursting with magical details (hello, horse-drawn carriage!).

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Joe played the perfect prince to his bride and we were just in awe at the love and passion between the two. This pair was a delight to work with – we were so blessed to host their big day! We wish all of the best to Dawnee and Joe – you deserve nothing less!

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Looking to see more of this inspirational wedding? Click through to see the full feature by Paul Harrison Photography. He also captured Dawnee’s gorgeous bridal portraits at the Mansion – such lovely pictures all around!

See you soon,
Paula & Martin Ramirez

Martin and Paula Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Resort. They enjoy opening their hearts & home to host countless happy couples on their most special day. They have lovingly created a private wedding estate like no other and are honored to share their dream with so many beautiful couples!

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