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Essence – Bridal Bliss – Historic Mankin Mansion Couple Came Red-Carpet Read To Say “I Do”

Rachel and Kornelius Bascombe’s love story began at their college pep rally. Since then, a hallmark of their relationship has been the tendency to show each other love in a big way. It is one of the reasons their proposal went viral back in 2016...Read More

Forbes – How To Plan A Southern Wedding

Traditional English gardens give way to an upscale southern wedding celebration in Richmond Virginia. The destination is the Historic Mankin Mansion an estate dating from 1903 where one can have an outdoor wedding in the English gardens or if you prefer indoors, inside a recently restored vintage European gallery...Read More

Orbitz – Best Place To Get Married In Each State

If you’re looking for the perfect place to host your wedding, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up the best spots in every state in the country. While some are the expected spots—a hotel or a garden, perhaps—others are so unique and special, you may have never even considered them, even if they are right in your own backyard...Read More

Forbes – Step Back In Time At Richmond’s Stunning Historic Mankin Mansion

If you find yourself planning a southern destination wedding, be sure to witness history and luxury collide at the Historic Mankin Mansion located in Richmond, Virginia. The Georgian Revival property dates back to 1903, when it was built by the entrepreneurial brick maker and founder Edward Thurston Mankin...Read More

The Washington Post Blog Post – On Love

It’s true that the making of a good wine and the building of a solid relationship have similarities — there’s the waiting, the nurturing and the giving of a little room to breathe every now and again. In the end, though, the effort is worth it...Read More


Forbes – Q & A With A Wedding Venue Owner

Paula Clark Ramirez is the co-proprietor of the Historic Mankin Mansion, a Richmond-based venue that has been a destination for over 700 weddings. She has seen how weddings can be diverse in nature; the countless variables that occur from wedding to wedding, which reinforces the need for an amazing planner...Read More

Southern Living – Hidden Wedding Venue Gems

Weddings are such beautiful celebrations, and those celebrations deserve the perfect setting! Whether a couple is looking for a laid-back casual beach wedding or a black tie evening at a museum, there are hidden gems all over Virginia when it comes to finding the perfect spot to host family and friends on one of the most important days of a couple's life...Read More

Richmond Weddings Magazine – Couple Spotlight

Manuel and Essence’s love story starts all the way back in elementary school, where these two Maryland-natives met. They grew up together, going to the same schools all along the way, but it wasn’t until high school that Manuel decided to take his shot. Essence worked at a local hair salon, and Manuel would ask her to do his hair every time he saw her. They both went to college, but Manuel’s interest never wavered...Read More

Tide Water And Tulle – Sweet Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding

As if meant to be from the very start, the military brought both Brendan's family to Chesapeake and Ali's family to the good ole Dominion State in 2001. When it was time for them to go to college, Virginia Commonwealth University played the catalyst to Brendan and Ali finally meeting at their campus' InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter...Read More

Style Me Pretty – Richmond Wedding

I planned on gushing about the gorgeous peach + steel grey combo woven throughout this affair because honestly, it's drop dead gorgeous and such a lovely addition to the backdrop of the Historic Mankin Mansion. But my words left me the very second I spotted the Bride and my thoughts immediately turned into a gush fest about the leading lady and her veil...Read More

Richmond Weddings Spotlight – Historic Mankin Mansion

Our friends Paula & Martin, the owners of Historic Mankin Mansion, are celebrating ten years in the business in a BIG way!  Read on to learn more from Paula about this beautiful venue and the crazy promotion they’re running right now for 2016 brides!..Read More

Style Me Pretty – Richmond Wedding

Every day is our favorite day here on SMP, but we have a VERY special place in our hearts for Wedding Wednesday.  It's the day of the week that we get to dive into eight (!) gorgeous weddings with each of you... and all are filled to the brim with pretty, pretty inspiration and some of the most heart-warming moments you will ever see.  So, prepare yourselves for an ENTIRE day of lovely, SMPers.  It's going to be awesome...Read More

The Bash – Plan The Perfect Wedding, Vintage Chic Wedding

As we've been discussing Jazz AgeRitzy Ranch, Hipster, and other wedding trends we may have forgotten to mention that you don't actually have to choose one trend for your wedding This wedding from photographer Melody Smith of Twilight Images in Virginia is a perfect example of how wedding trends can combine...Read More

Top Wedding Sites- Brides, What Are The Wedding Priorities On Your Wedding Checklist?

It is often said that your wedding day will be the happiest and most magical days of your life. At the same time, it can also be one of your most anxious. Your wedding checklist is full of hundreds to do. As the details begin to mount, it’s easy to let the little things get to you, which is why brides are often encouraged to focus your wedding to do list on the top three priorities for your wedding day...Read More

Style Me Pretty – 4th of July Wedding

oday's bride has such a fantastic flair! Makes all the difference ... to be confidant ... to be happy...Read More

Henrico Magazine – Romance Architecture, Resort Marries Past And Present

In the early years of the 20th century, at the end of a country road four miles from where 3.5 million travelers now fly in and out of Richmond International Airport every year stood the palatial residence of one of the true giants of the Industrial Revolution in the American South...Read More

Richmond Times – A Showcase Again

After more than two years, countless hours and about $750,000, Mankin Mansion is nearly back to its glamorous showcase status of the 1920s. The property, an all-brick Georgian revival estate at 4300 Oakleys Lane in eastern Henrico County, is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places...Read More