richmond wedding location | Mankin Mansion Blog - Part 3

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17th, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. After all, who can resist indulging in corned beef and cabbage, flaunting your best festive attire, and having a few green libations?!  We hope that the luck of the Irish is with you today and every day!

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Everyone at Historic Mankin Mansion wishes you a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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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 Wedding: Lindsay and Austin

March 10th, 2014

The first time we met Lindsay and Austin, there was no question that they were a match made in heaven! There were so many aspects of their wedding that we just adore, and we must say that their attention to detail was absolutely flawless.

You’ll see how smitten these two are for each other in these beautiful photos, captured by Kristin Partin Photography. We are thrilled to share a few of our favorites and we know that you’ll adore them as much as we do!

To Lindsay and Austin, everyone at Historic Mankin Mansion thanks you for allowing us to be a part of your lovely wedding. Congratulations, and may you have a lifetime of love and merriment.

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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Your Perfect Wedding Cocktail

March 3rd, 2014

Thinking about the perfect signature cocktail for your wedding?

We here at the Mansion love this sort of personal touch. Before making the leap, here are a few considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Theme: Allow the drink to introduce your guests to the theme for your wedding reception. Bubbles would complement a glam theme while a spiked lemonade or sweet tea cocktail would be perfect for a traditional southern fete.
  2. Season: You’ll want to select a drink that perfectly pairs with the weather as well. Consider cinnamon, cranberry, or apple pie flavors for the fall, or something light with a hint of citrus for the summer.
  3. History: Want to share your story with attendees? Say it with the cocktail you enjoyed on your first date together. Did you meet in college? Consider incorporating your school colors with a sugar rim, or fun straw.
  4. Go local: Show a little local love by selecting a craft beer or wine in your region. Virginia is home to a wealth of vineyards and breweries- your guests will no doubt appreciate the special touch.
  5. Glassware: It’s not just about the mixology- every great cocktail needs a fabulous glass. Think beyond the norm with vintage glasses and mason jars.

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There are a number of ways to personalize your Big Day. A fun, creative beverage menu will no doubt delight your attendees. With the above considerations in mind, you are on your way to a memorable signature drink!

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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Mankin Mansion in the News: Pretty Pear Bride

February 24th, 2014

Everyone at Historic Mankin Mansion is thrilled that Renee and Lloyd’s wedding was recently highlighted on Pretty Pear Bride! In January, we shared their Mankin Mansion wedding on our blog  and it is obvious why this sweet couple’s wedding was recently featured:

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Big kudos to their wonderful photographer Arli Quinn Photography and thank you to our friends at Pretty Pear Bride for this wonderful opportunity!

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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 Wedding: Cristen and Kenneth

February 19th, 2014

We are thrilled to share the Richmond wedding of Cristen and Kenneth with you today! This great couple was an absolute treasure to work with and we can’t tell you enough how wonderful it was to be a part of their wedding day. Our friends at dmfoto captured each precious moment of their wedding perfectly.With their help, we are sharing some of our own favorite moments from Cristen and Kenneth’s big day.

Cristen and Kenneth’s wedding created a true atmosphere of royalty and romance. Everyone at Historic Mankin Mansion just loved their deep plum color palette for the bridesmaids’ dress, decor and flowers! Congratulations to this wonderful couple!

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

February 10th, 2014

We were honored when asked to host this exquisite inspiration shoot, and now we are excited to share that it was recently featured in the 2014 Richmond Weddings Magazine issue!

It was certainly a team effort to create this “Snow White’s Winter Wedding” stylized shoot. Elegant Party Plans designed this set from beginning to end and enlisted the help of Green Flamingo to create these lovely floral designs! All of the photos were perfectly captured by Shalese Danielle Photography.

Here are a few of our favorite photos of this whimsical, woodland shoot! We hope you love them as much as we do!

Three cheers to everyone who worked so hard to make this inspiration shoot such a successful. And, many thanks to our friends at Richmond Weddings for this feature!

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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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Richmond Weddings: Sarah and Justin

January 27th, 2014

Everyone here at Historic Mankin Mansion is just swooning over Sarah and Justin’s gorgeous wedding! We are delighted to share a few of our favorite photos, which we know you’ll adore:

From the bridesmaids dresses to the programs, we love how Sarah and Justin chose to incorporate soft touches of blush throughout their Big Day. Congratulations and best wishes for the future to this lovely couple!

A big thank you to  Mike Miriello Photography for helping us share Sarah and Justin’s “I do’s” today!

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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HMM in the News: Richmond Weddings Magazine!

January 21st, 2014

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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!

Unique Ceremony Rituals- Page 18

Entertaining n the River City- Page 26

Here Comes the Bride: Creative Ways to Make an Entrance- Page 34

Following the Dress Code- Page 40

A Glimpse of RVA in your Wedding- Page 60

Showing your Wedding Party Appreciation: Have Fun with It!- Page 162

Keep Calm and Plan On- Page 194

We hope you’ll also enjoy the lovely winter wedding inspiration shoot featured on pages 90-91, which we were honored to host!

Click HERE to find out where to pick up your latest copy. Our sincerest thanks to our friends at Richmond Weddings Magazine for the opportunity to contribute!

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~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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Richmond Wedding: Lauren and Justin

January 20th, 2014

We love an enthusiastic, fun-loving bridal party and everyone in Lauren and Justin’s wedding was just that! This happy couple’s wedding day was simply beautiful from beginning to end, which is exactly why we are excited to share a few of our favorite photos from their big day!

Thanks to McCool Portrait Design for perfectly capturing Lauren and Justin’s “I do’s”  and for sharing these photos!

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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Richmond Wedding: Megan and Kit

January 13th, 2014

We are thrilled to share the wedding of Megan and Kit with you today as captured by Mykkah Photography. Megan and Kit’s wedding was absolutely beautiful and we love their attention to detail. From the map and key place cards to the bride and groom silhouette cake topper, they did a perfect job showcasing their personality throughout their Big Day.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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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