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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!

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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: 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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RW: Alison and Andrew

February 25th, 2018

It was the perfect September, fall day to host our lovely bohemian couple, Alison and Andrew! The day was filled with greenery and delicate touches that made the entire tent come to life. There was no denying the love that these two had for one another – and they sure did know how to dance the night away because there was not a sitting body in sight! Check out these photos below – we are reminiscing on this perfect day! 

Thank you to Ash Carr Photography for sharing these amazing 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: Megan and Tyler

February 18th, 2018

We love sharing our wonderful couple’s wedding day, and Megan and Tyler’s was no exception! Their day was filled with so many smiles and laughs, it was all too contagious! Just check out the photos below to see what we’re talking about!

Thank you to the very talented Justin Hankins Photography for sharing these wonderful moments!

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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In the Press: Essence

February 11th, 2018

“I believed 2 people could love one another but only true love was in the movies. But once true love hits, like a ton of bricks, it’s no denying it.”  – Sharonda

We were overjoyed to see Kolandra and Sharonda’s beautiful wedding featured on Essence! However, we were not so surprised because this day was truly unforgettable and there was no denying the love that they had for each other and the amount of love that encompassed them, filling the entire property. From a beautiful pink gown, to DIY centerpieces, a lock ceremony and a show-stopping cake, these two thought of it all! It was such an honor to host their wedding this past fall and to have them as part of the Mankin Mansion family forever!

Check out the full feature and more photos 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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RW: Amy and Lyndon

January 28th, 2018

Talk about adorable! Amy and Lyndon’s wedding was such a sweet celebration. Enjoy a sneak peek below!

A big thank you to Anna Kardos Photography for sending along 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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