richmond wedding venue | Mankin Mansion Blog - Part 4

HMM in the News: Capitol Romance

August 19th, 2013

The whimsical world of the Mad Hatter recently came alive during a bridal inspiration shoot at the Mansion! To our delight, Capitol Romance chose to feature these photos for their daring twist on bridal fashion.

capitol romance

Thank you Capitol Romance for this incredible feature and congratulations to IYQ Photography and Two Black Flats, none of this could have been possible without you.

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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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Mad Hatter Richmond Wedding Inspiration

August 15th, 2013

Like most weddings, the world of the Mad Hatter is filled with whimsy, wonder and just a pinch of magic. This world recently came to life at the Mansion during IYQ Photography’s bridal inspiration shoot. Our life-size chessboard was perfect for the theme and the model’s tea-length dress made us swoon. Enter this whimsical world while taking a look at some of the pictures from the day.

Enjoy!

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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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Real Richmond Wedding: Yvonne and Sasha

August 12th, 2013

Yvonne and Sasha’s wedding at the Mansion combined two different cultures into one beautiful event. The bride glowed in her wedding gown but what we really loved was the red stunner she changed into during the reception. The custom chuppah, which the couple married under, was also a Mansion favorite- just stunning!

Seth Roberts Photography did an amazing job capturing every detail of this wedding. What we really love is how each picture, no matter how simple, tells a story. A story about two different people coming together to create a new culture of their own.

Enjoy!

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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Distinctive Wedding Seating Displays

July 22nd, 2013

Seating displays are a magnificent way to showcase your wedding theme and personality. The seating chart is usually the first item your guests notice when arriving at your reception location, making it an ideal opportunity to make a grand impression.

However, it can be quite difficult to nail down that absolute perfect design to symbolize your wedding theme and overall reception feel. But have no fear; our experts here at Historic Mankin Mansion have compiled a fantastic list of unique wedding seating displays that will surely make your guests excited for the reception.

Yarn

This display is very bright and can be used for numerous wedding themes. Simply purchase an assortment of yarn colors and types.  Once you have acquired all the necessary yarn, develop and print out nametags along with the designated table number or name. Lastly, use a fabric pin to attach the tag to the yarn. This display is not only beautiful, but the yarn is wonderful décor as well.

yarn seating display

Heart Target

The heart target is not only breathtaking, but its look is decidedly modern, making it a wonderful seating display. The idea is to create a heart shaped target and then cover with arrows. The ends of the arrows are assembled with nametags matching your wedding colors. One of our favorites!

seating display1

Ladder

This seating display is wonderful for a garden wedding. Take a ladder and construct a twine railing so you can attach your nametags. Then, you can dress the ladder up any way that best suits your wedding theme. We love this concept because it is so adorable and makes for an idyllic photo backdrop.

seating display

Tree

If your wedding theme revolves around nature, then this display is perfect for you. All the greenery and flowers create a whimsical touch making guest feel they have entered into a new world.

seating display table

Frames

If you are having a vintage themed wedding, then this display is right up your alley. You can construct any backdrop to match your colors, add various picture frames and place your nametags inside. The display resembles a vintage wall and is great to dress up with trunks or a vintage chair. Stunning!

vintage seating

No matter what you choose, we are positive your seating display will be nothing short of amazing. Happy designing!

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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Real Richmond Weddings: Megan and Donovan

July 10th, 2013

Here at Historic Mankin Mansion, we pride ourselves on having the most beautiful and unique weddings in Richmond. Our recent wedding of Megan and Donovan is a perfect example of this. Mason jars and simple centerpieces created a classic and feel while candy stations and funky photo booth props kept this wedding feeling current and fun. Our favorite part of the day would have to be the joy of the bride and groom that is evident in every single picture because that is what weddings are really about.

All of the magic and excitement of the day was flawlessly captured by Chris Fessler Photography. His beautiful pictures illustrated this couples unique decorative choices and one-of-a-kind spirit because of this; his photographs of the event are truly a joy to revisit. Take a closer look at more of them here.

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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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Ring Bearer Signs

July 8th, 2013

The ring bearer has been a wedding tradition for years and we all love watching those adorable children walking down the aisle holding their important signs. Couples choose their extraordinary additions very carefully and they range among various individuals that hold a special place in your heart. Ring bearers can be boys, girls, siblings, your best friend’s child, your own special little person or anyone you wish to make a part of your grand day. A bonus is dressing them up because let’s face it, children’s clothing is simply adorable!

The days, ring bearer signs are becoming more customized with verbiage above and beyond the traditional “Here Comes the Bride.” Although tradition is always heartfelt if you are looking for something a little more unique or quirky, you’re in luck. We here at Historic Mankin Mansion have compiled several options that will certainly inspire.

Baby Wagon

What happens if your special little person is too small to walk down the aisle? No problem! Place them in an adorable decked-out wagon and just pull them along, just put the sign on the back. This is so sweet your guests will be gushing over this fun detail.

here comes the bride

Your child

Nowadays, many couples getting married already have children, so why not give them a very important job? We love the personalized sign! It will make you so proud and tears will be just around the corner once you see that handsome guy in his tiny suit.

son sign

Humorous

If you’re going for a more laid back vibe, a humorous sign might be the best option for you. Plus, it is a good way to get your guest in the mind frame you desire for your big day.

last chance

 

Formal

This sign would fit perfectly for a southern outdoor wedding. The ring bearer is all decked out in his stunning suit but keeping things a little light with his sign.

i have the rings

 

Vintage

This has to be our favorite! We love the vintage feel captured by the ring bearer’s outfit (suspenders!). A simple block of wood is the perfect detail and easily becomes an addition to your wedding memorabilia.

ring bearer sign

No matter which road you choose to go down with your signs, there is no doubt in our minds that they will be sensational!

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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Real Richmond Wedding: Kara and Jared Con’t

May 27th, 2013

Last Monday, we featured a video from Kuhn’s Photography of Kara and Jared’s wedding and now we want to share a few of our favorites images with you!

Kara and Jared’s color palette was deep purple and the Pantone color of year emerald green. Fun was had by all with a photo booth in the gazebo, featuring a ton of silly props. The guests then danced the night away!

Thank you again to Kuhn’s Photography for sharing these photos with us and to Kara and Jared for allowing us to be a part of their special 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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Real Richmond Weddings: Kara and Jared!

May 20th, 2013

Kara and Jared’s wedding was recently at the Mansion and the wonderful Kuhn’s Photography captured all of the festivities. Check out the video below to see all of the fun from the Big Day!

Thank you to Kuhn’s Photography for sharing this video 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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HMM In the News: Virginia Living Magazine

May 17th, 2013

We were just ecstatic when we saw the June issue of Virginia Living Magazine on newsstands because one of our lovely couples’ wedding was featured! Lisa and James’ wedding was captured by the wonderful David Abel Photography and you can check out all of the photos on page 49.

Virginia Living Magazine

Our sincerest thanks to Virginia Living Magazine for this wonderful opportunity, as well as to David for sharing his fabulous images. Pick up your copy today to see the full feature!

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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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RVA Fashion Week 2013- Dream Shoot

May 13th, 2013

We here at Historic Mankin Mansion love to serve as the backdrop for photo and video shoots and this lovely RVA Fashion Week 2013- Dream Shoot was no exception.

You can see the wonderful video below! We just adore the polka dot dresses and 50’s feel of the fashion choices.

RVA Fashion Week 2013 – Dream Shoot from Christopher Harris on Vimeo.

Thank you to RVA Fashion Week for the wonderful opportunity!

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

Video Credit: Image Machine and 2B Determined Studios

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