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Wedding Trend- Unique Boutonnieres

August 11th, 2014

Creative Boutonniere Ideas

Flowers are an important part of a wedding and these days, grooms are getting more creative with their boutonnieres. And who can blame them? Brides can’t be the only ones rocking the aisle after all! These days, grooms don’t even have to feel constricted to flowers- the possibilities are nearly limitless!

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Photo Credit: Pinterest

Not sure where to start? Well today, we’re happy to share some tips to get you started:

  • Tip #1- First and foremost, consider the theme. Are you going for something more formal or a bit laid back? Remember- your location can also influence the look!
  • Tip #2- Next, incorporate the groomsmen when designing a boutonniere. For example, comic lovers could add tiny action figures instead of flowers, for a fun touch. This would also make the perfect keepsake for your most trusted friends.
  • Tip #3- Consider surprising your partner by paying homage to your love story. Any small gift they have given you will make a perfect addition to your boutonniere. For example, a letter turned into a paper flower could be a thoughtful detail appreciated by your fiancee, as well as attendees.

Want to make a subtle statement? There are a variety of options out there that would let you do just that. Leaves, succulents, and feathers make a simple but interesting addition for any season.

Bonus Tip for the gents- Ask your bride-to-be to kindly make room for you on Pinterest, which is chock full of inspiration. But it’s admittedly addicting- don’t say we didn’t warn you! :)

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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HMM in the News: Richmond Weddings Magazine!

August 5th, 2014

10468496_10152537045508485_3652559491201573632_o It is that time again. Richmond Weddings Magazine is here and  we are thrilled to say that we were able to share our expertise in several different articles! Not only can you find the fabulous wedding of Yvonne and Sasha on pages 132-133 (thanks Seth Roberts Photography for the gorgeous images!), but you can enjoy the following articles by our very own Paula Ramirez:

  • Showing your Wedding Party Appreciation- Have Fun with It!- Page 28
  • Entertaining your Guests in the River City- Page 50
  • A Glimpse of RVA in your Wedding- Page 58
  • Following the Dress Code- Page 120
  • Breaking Tradition- Page 182

Click HERE to find out where to pick up your latest copy, or to view online. Our sincerest thanks to our friends at Richmond Weddings Magazine for the opportunity to contribute! See you soon, ~Paula & Martin Ramirez Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding venue & 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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See you at the Expo this Sunday!

July 18th, 2014

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The Richmond Wedding Expo organized by the wonderful Richmond Wedding Magazine is this Sunday, July 20,  at the Hilton Short Pump and we here at  Historic Mankin Mansion are excited to be a part of the day once again!

Doors open at 11:30am and we cannot wait to talk to all of the eager brides about their weddings. Don’t miss out on the fun and be sure to register for the exciting door prizes that are up for grabs. Click HERE for more information.

We hope to see you there! Be sure to stop by, say hi and find out all that Historic Mankin Mansion has to offer you for your wedding!

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.

Photo Credit: http://www.richmondweddings.com

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Remembering JB

October 28th, 2013

A year ago today, we sadly lost our friend and colleague, JB Bostic of Choice Entertainment. This evening at 5:30pm, many of the area wedding and event professionals will be meeting to celebrate his life . We’ll be raising our glasses to JB at Casa del Barco, located in Downtown Richmond.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

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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Bringing Bridesmaids to Your Wedding

June 3rd, 2013

In case you missed it, Bridesmaids a one of kind movie that nearly everyone loved- especially brides! They could relate to the not-so-perfect wedding planning moments and the sisterly bond that most bridal parties come to share.

So why not bring a little bit of that movie magic into your real wedding?

One of our brides did and we were thrilled to see her Bridesmaids-remake photos featured on Here Comes the Lovely.  It is fun to get creative with wedding photos and it seems we are not the only one who enjoys a humorous and light-hearted wedding photo.

Thanks Here Comes the Lovely for sharing this bride’s special moment with her dearest friends.

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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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A New Addition at the Mansion!

May 31st, 2013

We here at the Mansion love seeing the little, but important, details that make our brides’ wedding “theirs.” We are especially thrilled when we can assist with making these visions come to life so we are excited to share that we are now exclusively offering our couples the opportunity to arrive and depart in style!

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That’s right – if you’ve booked (or are planning to book!) with Historic Mankin Mansion, you’ll now have the opportunity to rent a luxury vehicle for either your ceremony entrance or your Grand Exit….or both!

Please contact your Mansion wedding planner for more information.

Happy planning!

~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 Weddings Best Proposal Story- Sara and David

September 27th, 2012

Richmond Weddings Best Proposal Story Contest is in full swing and one of our Mankin couples is in the running!

Sara and David have a wonderful story including a beautiful vacation spot and a great photo op of the proposal! They need your help to win!

Please visit RichmondWeddings.com and read their proposal story here and cast your vote in this survey. Don’t put it off because voting will be over before you know it on October 1.

Good luck Sara and David! We can’t wait to share your wedding day with you!

See you soon,

~Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast 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: Jennifer and Daniel!

August 24th, 2012

We love when a couple is just so full of love and wants to make us a part of their special day. As soon as we met Jennifer and Daniel we could just tell this was going to be a fun filled wedding.

We adore how they decided to take the less traditional route with their abundance of cupcakes placed on beautiful pedestals. And we have no doubt you’ll love their cake topper as much as we did!

Thank you to Jennifer and Daniel for letting us share in their special day. And a huge thank you to Nick Kessler Photography as well for allowing us to use these wonderful photos.

See you soon,

~Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast 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: Sarah and Chris!

August 17th, 2012

Sarah and Chris just recently got married at the Mansion and we could not wait to share their photos with you all! This wedding had all of the special details from touches of pink, pretty pedestaled cupcakes and sparklers. Not to mention the couple was just fantastic to work with and the love between them just radiated throughout their wedding day.

We want to thank Laura Gordon Photography for capturing and sharing all of these lovely images.

See you soon,

~Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast 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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Summer Inspiration Shoot with The Bride’s Café

August 1st, 2012

We shared our excitement over the Mansion being featured in both The Bride’s Café and Reverie Magazine just the other day in the blog. Now we would like to share a few of our favorite images courtesy of Anne Robert Photography.

~Paula & Martin Ramirez

Paula and Martin Ramirez are the proprietors of Historic Mankin Mansion, a wedding resort and bed and breakfast 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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