Today, we’re back with our Best of 2011 series, where we get to revisit some of our favorite weddings from last season. Today, we’re thrilled to share the wedding of Megan and Brandon! Just WAIT until you see these lovely wedding details.
As Megan told us-
After a long, year-and-a-half engagement, I married my best friend at the Historic Mankin Mansion. On October 1st, 2011, Brandon and I stood in front of our dearest friends and family and vowed to love, comfort and honor each other. It was almost 11 years ago that I met Brandon, and knew in my 15 year-old heart that he was forever the guy for me. Now, my dream had finally come true: I was marrying my best friend. Our wedding was nothing short of perfection. I had a vision of what I called early on “vintage meets modern romance,” (with some thoughtful DIY touches thrown in for good measure, of course). I knew from day one I wanted grey (I think it was a successful color, and now I’m borderline-obsessed with it for EVERYTHING). Mary-Catherine understood my vision from the beginning, and felt like a friend we’d known for years. I needed her reassurance on more than one occasion, but most importantly she made the whole process of planning what it should be: fun! She, as well as Paula, Martin and the entire HMM staff couldn’t have done a better job throughout our long journey, and our wedding day was no exception. We felt like they ‘had our back,’ in a sense, should something go wrong. With so many emotions and excitement going on, it was comforting to know they had everything under control.
I knew from the minute I discovered this venue online that it was “the one,” and while driving home from our first tour, as my parents, Brandon and I discussed what we should do, I promised them “we will not regret our decision if we choose Mankin Mansion,” and I was right. Today, I couldn’t be happier with the man I love, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to marry him at the Historic Mankin Mansion. Brandon and I, as well as my parents would like to thank the HMM staff for their tireless efforts, and for making our wedding such a magical and unforgettable experience. With that, I’d like to say get ready, because a lot of single ladies at my wedding fell in love with your venue!
Now remember-this year’s blog series is going to be a bit different as each wedding will be featured on the Historic Mankin Mansion Blog and the top three posts with the most blog and Facebook comments will be selected as finalists. Each wedding will receive one more feature and the one with the most Facebook and blog comments by the deadline will be the winner! This year, we’re taking it up a notch as we will be hosting a contest along with it for a complimentary overnight room stay at the Mansion, as well as a gift certificate to one of Paula and Martin’s favorite restaurants in town.
So do you just adore Megan and Brandon’s wedding and want them to win? Simply comment on this blog post and let us know why you love this wedding so much. If you’d like to score an extra point for the couple, visit our Facebook page and comment under the Facebook post in which we share this fabulous feature.
Thanks Megan and Brandon for revisiting your Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding Day with us!
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.