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Let Them Eat Cake (Or Pie)!

May 28th, 2014

There is nothing traditional about the wedding cakes trending in 2014.  Far from the wedding cakes of the past, we’re seeing today’s wedding cakes make a design statement all their own.  We at Historic Mankin Mansion are excited to see which of these trends our brides embrace in the coming months.  Incorporate one or several!

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Trend #1: The Naked Cake Perfect for spring and summer weddings, the naked caked doesn’t take itself too seriously.  Its “homemade” feel will add charm and appropriate cake décor to any rustic wedding.  Decorate with fresh flowers or fruit to complete the look. Trend #2: Colors Adding color to your wedding cake is an easy way to make it fit into your overall  theme and décor.  Metallics are popular in 2014, and undoubtedly will get a lot of attention.  Looking for something a little less bold?  Pastel wedding cakes are also popular in shades of peach, robin’s egg blue or mint. Trend #3: Ombre You’ve seen the ombre trend in hair and fashion, but now you can incorporate it into your wedding cake for an unexpected impact on your big day!  Select a subtle ombre or an in-your-face color array to make a big statement, the choices are endless. Trend #4: Texture You can add texture to your wedding cake in 2014 in a variety of ways. Depending on the look you are going for, your cake could have a vintage or rustic “homemade” feel like the naked wedding cake, or be very chic and glamorous with edible ruffles, lace or pearl detailing. Trend #5: The Non-Cake Wedding Cake Not a big cake fan?  No problem!  It’s your day; consider surprising your guests with a memorable dessert instead.  A big trend in 2014 for the non-cake lovers: pie!  Like the trend of having personal sized desserts (like cupcakes) for your guests?  Have individual-sized mini pies available for all to enjoy. Happy Planning! 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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Richmond Wedding: Kristi and Kurry

May 5th, 2014

We are spicing up our usual Richmond wedding feature by sharing a wedding video! It was an honor to be a part of Kristi and Kurry’s big day and we couldn’t be happier for them! Check out the video below to see some of the biggest highlights of their wedding, filmed by Starring You Films. (P.S.Grab the tissues, because this video is tearjerker!)

 

Congratulations Kristi and Kurry and thank you for choosing Historic Mankin Mansion!

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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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HMM in the News: Richmond Weddings!

April 25th, 2014

Champagne bottles were popped and the confetti was thrown in lieu of our 10 year anniversary, and thanks to Richmond Weddings, the celebration continues! In a recent feature, Richmond Weddings shared our happy milestone. We couldn’t be more grateful for this wonderful write-up and look forward to  hosting weddings and events for many years to come.

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Thank you to Richmond Weddings for featuring Historic Mankin Mansion’s 10 year anniversary!

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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: Diana and Luke

April 14th, 2014

We’re delighted to share Diana and Luke’s beautiful Historic Mankin Mansion wedding with you today! There’s nothing we love more then being a part of a couple’s big day and Diana and Luke’s wedding absolutely took our breath away.  Bright blooms, charming groom, and a dress to die for – everyone in the office can’t stop swooning over these beautiful photos by E. Leise Photo Design. We know you’ll enjoy them as much as we do!

Everyone at Historic Mankin Mansion wishes Diana and Luke many congratulations and best wishes!

A special “thank you” to E. Leise Photo Design for making today’s Mankin Mansion Richmond Wedding feature possible!

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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Richmond Wedding: Erica and Bryan

March 31st, 2014

We can’t think of a better way to spend this Monday than by checking out Erica and Bryan’s wedding! From the plum inspired decor to their personalized details, what’s not to love? We are  grateful to have been a part of their spectacular wedding. Thanks to Amy Robinson Photography, we are showing off some of our favorite moments from their big day! Enjoy!


A sweet note from the bride and groom:

“There aren’t enough words to describe the amazing experience we had at Historic Mankin Mansion – from the very first visit to HMM all the way to the end of our magical wedding day – it was absolutely remarkable. HMM is absolutely one of the most beautiful venues in the Richmond area and having the incredible planning and coordination of every detail taken care of by HMM was amazing. Kate was there every step of the way to help us with even the smallest details. Martin did a great job as DJ and our guests danced all night long. Our wedding day was everything we wanted and then some.” ~Erica and Bryan

Thanks Erica and Bryan for sharing your Big Day with 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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Richmond Wedding: Julie and Nik

March 24th, 2014

Mankin Mansion couples never cease to amaze us with all of the creative and unique ideas they plan for their wedding. Julie and Nik pulled out all the stops for their big day and we are thrilled to share their Richmond wedding with you!

One of our favorite details has to be the groomsmen’s superhero t-shirts (worn under their tuxedos) and their matching cuff links. Everyone in the bridal party was full of enthusiasm, which truly set the tone for Julie and Nik’s perfect day. Without a doubt, this darling duo had a lovely wedding and we couldn’t wait to share a few of our favorite photos. Just wait until you see how stunning Julie looks :)

Congraulations to Julie and Nik!

Many thanks to Seth Roberts Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with 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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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!

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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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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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!

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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