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Putting Your Best Foot Forward on Your Wedding Day

The journey of your wedding day will be taken step by step, from fuzzy slippers in a makeup chair all the way to barefoot running to your grand exit getaway. But what shoes will carry you both through this journey? Do you envision sexy stilettos, or would sensible flats keep you from falling, well, flat? […]

First Look, First Touch or Neither

You are engaged, you have just booked a photographer, and now, they are asking if you would like to do a first look, a first touch or neither on your wedding day.  A first look is when a couple sees each other before the ceremony begins. This is a great option for those that want […]

Winter Fairytale Wedding: Emily + Daniel

It is almost Emily and Daniel’s one-year wedding anniversary, so we thought it would be appropriate to feature their amazing wedding! They had a beautiful wedding in January with a light dusting of snow on the ground. It was filled with all of the wonderful characteristics that surround winter: fur shawls, pops of burgundy and […]

What Should I be Doing? ~ Just Engaged Edition!

Happy New Year!!! We hope you all had the best time over the holidays, stayed safe and warm and found moments to reminisce about 2022 while looking forward to 2023! We also hope that many of you added some glamorous bling to your ring finger!! To our newly engaged couples, we wanted to scream a […]

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 […]

Take Care Packages to a New Level!

Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or your future in-laws live across the country, out-of-town guests are inevitable at weddings. To make them feel at home in a new city, a handcrafted care package waiting in their hotel room is the perfect welcome! Combining practical items with local goodies will ensure they are all set […]

Blue Blooms and Spring Feels: Amy + Patrick

It may have been a rainy wedding day for Amy and Patrick, but their day was still gorgeous and full of so much love! After three postponements due to COVID, we were SO excited to see Amy and Patrick tie the knot on an August day that felt like spring. All of the ladies showed […]

2022 Wedding Recap!

Wow, what an incredible year in the wedding world!! We are beyond grateful for all of the wonderful couples that we have helped to host the wedding of their dreams, all our current couples that we have met this year and started the planning process with and all our future couples that we are yet […]

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 […]