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Finding Family Traditions

While countless cultural wedding traditions exist, many newlyweds want to either break the mold or simply customize their activities throughout their wedding day. We at Mankin Mansion have seen numerous couples start or continue their own family wedding traditions over the years!  If you want to honor family members who could not be with you […]

Ten Non-Traditional Ideas To Consider For Your Wedding

Of course there are our classic wedding traditions such as waiting to see each other down the aisle, wearing a veil, matching bridesmaids dresses, a multilevel wedding cake, sparkler exit, etc. There are so many ways to celebrate getting married and many couples choose to continue on with the classic traditions. However, with the rise […]

Beautiful Boho Fall Wedding: Aaron + Tim

Aaron and Tim planned a whole wedding weekend to bring everyone together and celebrate their love. Rehearsal took place at Historic Mankin Mansion and dinner was provided by a delicious pizza food truck, FiftyOne Pizza Co. Aaron and Tim started their wedding day by enjoying some breakfast together and relaxing with a nice massage before […]

Fall In Love With Fall Weddings 🍂

Fall wedding season around the mansion is easily one of our favorite times of year! Our gorgeous sycamore tree’s leaves start to turn incredible shades of green, yellow and orange, the air has a slight coolness to the edge of it and the moody golden hour lighting makes for the best couple portraits. It really […]

Is This Seating Chart Taken?

Deciding who will sit where and with whom can quickly become overwhelming when planning the layout of your reception. The easiest way to make anything more enjoyable is to make it beautiful! Couples will always have to spend time organizing names and tables, and guests will always have to spend time searching for their names […]

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? […]

A Romantic Dream Spring Wedding: Kimberly + Brian

Even some May showers couldn’t rain on Kimberly and Brian’s parade! It was such an on-and-off rainy day that they were still able to take a ton of photos outside during the rain breaks. Kimberly and Brian shared a beautiful first look, which shook off some of the pre-ceremony jitters. Brian adored her dress (how […]

The Week of Timeline

Hello beautiful readers!! We hope you are all doing well and enjoying fall activities. We want to take a second to thank you for reading, it means so much to us! A few blogs ago we talked about what not to do the week of the wedding and what to do instead. Things to avoid […]

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 […]

Let Them Eat Cake!

Whether you’re a fan of chocolate or vanilla, fondant or buttercream, your wedding cake is sure to be the best dessert money can buy! Between you and your betrothed, you may be perfectly in sync or have to compromise on a different flavor for each tier, but the real question is, “How can we top […]

Classically Romantic Black and White Summer Wedding: Emely + Al-Tarik

There were many unique and special things about Emely and Tarik’s wedding day, but one major thing was that their wedding was held on a Wednesday! Almost their entire guest list showed up even though it was on a Wednesday and it was an absolutely gorgeous summer day! Emely did a first look with her […]

Entertaining Guests at Weddings!

As we all know, the wedding day timeline is packed full of items that the couple, wedding party, family and vendors are doing and when. It feels like it is a busy day, because it will be! On the other hand, for wedding guests, the wedding day is a relaxing evening that involves eating, drinking, […]