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.
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 ensure safety, working with date changes, and keeping positive through it all. We opened back up in June, and we could not be more grateful! Each wedding we’ve hosted this summer was so beautiful, we just could not be happier for our newlyweds!
Our wonderful couples
We would also like to point out how greatly appreciative we are of our clients who have been so understanding throughout the process of opening back up. This year has been different, to say the least, but the cooperation between the soon-to-be-married couples and the HMM planning team has been seamless. We’re so happy to have been able to open at the beginning of summer and could not have done it without our amazing couples and their guests!
One other thing we’ve noticed in each and every wedding we’ve had this summer is our guests. Guests show up with masks on, ready to celebrate, and be safe. The energy they bring is exceptional! Everyone arriving at the property has been so, so thankful to celebrate people they love in a time like this, and seeing that is nothing short of heartwarming. We simply don’t want it to stop!
New planners movin’ on up!
Our newest additions to the planning team, Gillian and Leila, began to curate their own weddings this summer! There were a lot of things they had to be grateful for during their training, including being able to train in the first place. Now they’re both thrilled about this upcoming busy fall season, which will mark a new beginning for their time here at Historic Mankin Mansion, and they can’t wait to see what’s to come!
We also recently hired an intern for this Summer/Fall season! Becky is a senior at VCU studying communications and has been learning about the “behind the scenes” of what goes into planning a wedding from start to finish, along with assisting in HMM’s communication duties. We’re always happy to have fresh eyes, opinions, and experiences, and Becky has been excelling in these weddings!
Overall, we could not be more thankful for our opportunities this year. We can’t wait to see what’s next!