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Five Things To Consider About First Looks

So, to start off, what is a first look? Well, for those who don’t know what a first look is, it is when the couple sees each other before the start of the Ceremony! Before you say “no way!” read below on five things to consider about first looks. 1. Photos This is one of […]

How To Find The Right Photographer For Your Wedding

The two vendors that you will be spending the most time with on your wedding day are your wedding coordinator and photographer. So, you want to make sure that you form a great relationship and are absolutely positive in your decision before booking them. “How can we be sure?” you ask? Well, let us tell […]

10 Desserts We’ve Seen… and 10 Desserts We Want to See!

Wedding Cakes are the ultimate dessert for good luck, pictures, design and of course taste! As good as they are, we have seen some awesomely creative, unique and different wedding desserts these past few years. We have also heard rumors of other desserts that we want to see! So if you are looking for some […]

Creative Ideas for Your Guestbook!

You will want to remember every detail of your wedding day, from the cheers during your ceremony kiss to the loved ones you got down with on the dance floor. Your photographer and videographer will be able to capture your picture-perfect wedding, but what about the guests who didn’t get a moment alone with you? […]

Spring Has Sprung! 15 Spring Wedding Ideas

Spring is here, which generally means warmer weather, blooming flowers, and the start of the wedding season! Spring-time weddings are absolutely gorgeous when filled with a pastel color palette and in-season florals, such as, tulips, daffodils, peonies, hyacinths, and garden roses. Read below on 15 ideas to include in your Spring wedding. 1. Ceremony Florals […]

I Spy Something Blue!

“Something Blue” has been an inspiration to brides for decades based on the English saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” The blue is specifically to symbolize the bride’s purity, love and fidelity and over the years we have seen some brilliant incorporations of blue into wedding days. […]

Check Out Our Feature in Wedding Wire!

Our very own Paula Ramirez was quoted in Wedding Wire and trust us, it is a fascinating read! The article is titled “What Hand Does the Engagement Ring Go On? A Guide to Ring Hand History” and provides explanations about the origins of wearing an engagement and wedding band and why people choose to wear […]

Partying is for All Ages!

At Historic Mankin Mansion we do our very best to ensure that all of our guests feel comfortable and welcome during their time here. And we know adults aren’t the only ones who want to enjoy the celebration! Our venue is very kid-friendly, with different activities for all ages and safe places to explore around […]

Our Favorite Feature!

We have some exciting news here at the Mansion!  Richmond Weddings Magazine featured Historic Mankin Mansion as their cover feature in their latest fall/winter 2020 issue! The cover page shows one of our gorgeous Mansion Brides, Rachel Bascombe, looking picture perfect next to our outdoor, brick pergola in a stylish white jumpsuit. The feature opens […]

Summer Recap at Historic Mankin Mansion!

This year has surely been something! We wanted to take a moment to share our appreciation for everything that has happened with us this year.  Hosting weddings We’ve been open! We are so, so thankful to be able to host weddings this year. Of course, this included changes in policy, taking every step possible to […]

It’s Time to Upgrade!

When thinking of your wedding day, how do you see it unfolding? Most people picture themselves walking down the aisle and then celebrating the evening away, but the wedding experience can begin hours before your ceremony even starts! Here at Historic Mankin Mankin Mansion we want your special day to last as long as possible, […]

The Importance of Personalized Details

Each year we are introduced to different personalities, backgrounds, stories, and inside jokes that build a unique relationship. Everyone has their own special connection with their sweetheart, and it’s always our favorite story to hear.  They also become our favorite thing to bring to life. During their wedding, these stories are often incorporated into some […]