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Proud to Celebrate Your Love

The tradition of uniting families through a wedding ceremony has existed for thousands of years, with the earliest records of marriage dating back to ancient Mesopotamia. Whether a strategic merger or a true love match, both heterosexual and homosexual unions have existed throughout history. Accounts of transgender officials and a publicly recognized third gender are […]

Magical and Joyful Springtime Wedding: Lorna + Terry

Lorna and Terry’s day was filled with so much love and laughter! The picture below with their wedding party perfectly describes the vibe of their day. Everyone was so excited to get Lorna and Terry married and it was an absolutely gorgeous day! Lorna wanted time to be able to relax and enjoy the day, […]

What About a Friday or Sunday Wedding?

The wedding world revolves around the norm of Saturday weddings, but does it really have to be that way? Saturdays are the premium date as it is in the middle of the weekend, convenient for out of town guests and easy to plan other activities around such as a rehearsal dinner or Sunday brunch. While […]

Spend New Year’s Eve with Us!

What do you think would be the best way to celebrate the end of 2022? Celebrating the start of something beautiful and new at the same time! We love a good New Years Eve Wedding. There is something so, so special about ringing in the New Year with your new partner for life, surrounded by […]

The “I Do Duffle!”

When it comes to your wedding day, the most important thing you can do is be in the moment. Relaxing and trusting your team will allow you to cherish every moment with your betrothed. Careful planning is the key to navigating the buzz of excitement and celebration without getting swept up in a hunt for […]

Classically Romantic Mauve and Navy Cally Lilly Summer Wedding: Eleanor + Rip

Eleanor and Rip had a gorgeous outdoor wedding surrounded by so much love! The ladies started by popping champagne in the Summer Parlor and the guys played some pool in the Game Room. Once we tied all the guy’s bowties, pinned boutonnieres, and Rip and Eleanor did their final last touches, they were ready for […]

The Summer Parlor!

Ladies, let’s have a quick heart to heart. Wedding days involve moving pieces, that is for sure. One of the most considerable moving pieces includes ladies hair and makeup services. Trust us when we tell you that organizing the timeline on your wedding day to get ready at the venue is way less stressful than […]

Spring Has Sprung at Historic Mankin Mansion

They don’t say April showers bring May flowers for no reason.  One of the many things that we look forward to each year is the springtime. Year-round, we put so much time and care into our property to make sure it looks absolutely picture perfect for all of our guests! But of course, there is […]

Swag for the Squad! Wedding Day Gifts Your Party will Love!

Even before the love of your life pops the question, you’ve dreamt of this memorable day together and who you want by your side. Throughout the wedding planning process and the day itself, you’ll need those who care about you the most to support and celebrate your union. You’ll choose close friends, siblings, cousins, whoever […]

Fun-Filled Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Wedding: Allie + Ethan

Allie and Ethan wanted a fun-filled celebration where their guests partied the night away until the ball drop and they sure did deliver! When meeting Allie and Ethan you are instantly enamored by their sweet relationship and they have this bubbly, fun energy that was truly perfect for a New Year’s Eve wedding. There were […]

Dinner Styles – What Are They?

POV: You just got engaged, your guest list is compiled, your budget is set and now it is time to start booking vendors! The first vendor that wedding professionals recommend booking is the venue as each venue will have their own unique offerings for your special day. Once the venue is booked, and based on […]

Rain or Shine, it’s Wedding Time!

We’d like to start off with talking about how thankful we are to have been able to host weddings safely here at Historic Mankin Mansion this summer. Each wedding has been beautiful in its own amazing way, and we are so excited to share the photos with everyone!  When you think about summer weddings, you’re […]