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Meet Our New Fall 2018 Intern!

October 18th, 2018

Mary Katherine is a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University studying public relations and business. She is spending her time here at the Mansion by working closely with the team to help spark magic that overflows the grounds during the big day! Her biggest role she plays is as our social media expert. With this being said, Mary Katherine is in charge of all things media at the Mansion such as running the multiple social media accounts we have along with answering emails for clients. We are over joyed to have such a wonderful asset to our team! Welcome Mary Katherine!

Mary Katherine: “Being a social media intern at the Historic Mankin Mansion has been an amazing experience for me because it has only made my love for romance and weddings grow immensely. I have really loved my time here and being an asset to capturing the magic on wedding day.”

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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!

 

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RW: Amanda and Max

July 14th, 2018

How cute are these two lovebirds? Amanda and Max had the most beautiful brunch wedding – imagine mimosas, bloody mary bars and chicken and waffles (yum!) We loved working with these two and are so glad they are a part of our Mansion family forever! Here are some photos from Awesomesauce Photography!

 

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RW: Becky and Paul

June 21st, 2018

It was the most beautiful day in February, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! Our sunshine danced must have worked because it was a day full of warmth (both from the sun and from all the love that came from this adorable couple). Every detail from this wedding was stunning, from the pale blues, touches of maroon and pops of gold it was simply magical. Lisa Mims Photography, did an amazing job of capturing every moment and detail of the day, check them out below! To see more from her gallery, click here!

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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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Meet our lovely interns!

May 16th, 2018

How cute are this year’s Spring 2018 Mansion Interns? Leslie and Paria are mass communications students at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Lauren is a public relations alumna from James Madison University. All three work hard to help our planners with the couples’ big day! From responding to hundreds of emails to creating wedding day magic on our grounds, we are so grateful to have had these hard-working gals on our team!

Paria: “Interning at the Historic Mankin Mansion has made my love for weddings grow and has made me excited to work in the events industry post graduation.”

Lauren: “I have loved interning at Historic Mankin Mansion these past few months because it has not only given me the opportunity to learn more about weddings and events, but it has also allowed me to work on all aspects of them, which have been amazing experiences!”  

Leslie: “Interning at Historic Mankin Mansion this semester has been amazing! Being able to experience the ways of the Mansion first hand is really going to help me in my end goal, which is to become an event planner.”

If you are interested in interning with us, we’d love to hear from you and talk all things involving events! Please email us at planning@historicmankinmansion.com.

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Welcome Table Ideas for Your Wedding

May 5th, 2018

At most all Historic Mankin Mansion weddings, couples make a statement at their wedding with a beautiful welcome table. Not only is it the first thing that guests see upon arriving to your special day, often leaving a lasting impression on them, but it also helps make sure the guests know the flow of events.

A welcome table can be simple with just a welcome sign and programs or it can be more elaborate and personalized with a guest book, photos from the engagement or from family members’ weddings, drinks and an area for cards and gifts. They are also a great place to encourage people to use the wedding hashtag, or if planning an unplugged wedding, they are the place to let guests know.

Take a look at some of these welcome tables for inspiration!

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RW: Briana and Dylan

April 18th, 2018

It was a chilly, early November day but these two warmed up the entire property, as there was not one seated soul in the Mansion. When we think of an epic dance party, Briana and Dylan’s wedding is definitely the one that comes to mind! The entire day was a  wedding wonderland with these two, their joy was so infectious that one couldn’t help get caught up in it. They were surrounded by so much love and laughter (and beautiful florals- shout out to Black Creek Flowers) that it was truly a night to remember. Briana and Dylan were such a fun couple to work with and we are so grateful we got to be apart of such a momentous day! Congrats you two! 

A big shout out to Don Mears Photography for sharing these beautiful photos!

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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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RW: Tara and Will

April 8th, 2018

When we think of picture perfect autumn weddings- Tara and Will’s is one of the first to come to mind! The grounds were the most vibrant on this beautiful crisp day in November, and showed us just how much we love outdoor fall ceremonies. Despite a bit of chill, the day turned out to be perfect and we are so grateful we got to be a part of such a love-filled weekend! We also want to give a shout out to some of our friend-ors who made this day, oh so memorable: Glint Events, Isha Foss (did you see those florals?), Paisley and Jade and Annamarie Adkins – who captured such a joyous day!

 

Thank you Annamarie Adkins for sharing these photos!

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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RW: Brielle and Alex

March 18th, 2018

A wedding to truly showcase how wonderful and loved the City of Richmond is! Brielle and Alex’s day was nothing short of extraordinary – it was surrounded by so much thought and love that the feeling was contagious to everyone in attendance. The intricately designed decor was something that made heads truly turn – see so for yourself below. We are so honored to have hosted such a fun-loving and memorable group! Beautiful photos from Allison Kuhn Creative. 

 

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RW: Amy & Von

March 4th, 2018

Today we are swooning over Amy and Von’s wedding day! With pops of blush and navy blue – this day was entirely picturesque. This Mansion couple was full of personality, smiles, laughs and fun-times. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting their special day, as it was truly unforgettable. Check out their wedding video from Kimie James at IYQ Photography, here to see a bit of the magic.  Beautiful photos are from Marie Violet Photography! 

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