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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, […]

How To Find The Right Photographer For Your Wedding

The two vendors that you will be spending the most time with on your wedding day are your wedding coordinator and photographer. So, you want to make sure that you form a great relationship and are absolutely positive in your decision before booking them. “How can we be sure?” you ask? Well, let us tell […]

Wedding’s Best Friend! Including Pets on Your Wedding Day

 When you and your betrothed are thinking of who you want to be involved in your wedding, family, whether blood or chosen, is naturally the first to come to mind. If you have any children, they will most likely be in your wedding as a flower/ring bearer or possibly an usher, bridesmaid, or groomsman if […]

Historic Mankin Mansion Spaces

Historic Mankin Mansion, a Georgian Revival property, dates back to the early 1900’s, when it was built by the entrepreneurial brick maker and founder Edward Thurston Mankin. He not only designed the entire Italianate estate, but was a pioneer for his contribution to architecture in some of Virginia’s finest homes and beyond. Co-owners and wedding […]

10 Desserts We’ve Seen… and 10 Desserts We Want to See!

Wedding Cakes are the ultimate dessert for good luck, pictures, design and of course taste! As good as they are, we have seen some awesomely creative, unique and different wedding desserts these past few years. We have also heard rumors of other desserts that we want to see! So if you are looking for some […]

Our Fave Favors!

After witnessing a day full of firsts as a married couple, crying happy tears, toasting to your love, and dancing the night away, your guests will be sure to cherish the memory of your wedding celebration for decades! Some may have captured photos and videos to share, and a lucky few may have even caught […]

Things To/Not To Do The Week of Your Wedding!

The wedding day checklist is extensive and while there are many weekly tasks that should be completed, there are some that have to wait until the week of or a few weeks prior. These tasks include hair and makeup appointments, outings with friends and family, food and drinks, packing up décor and alcohol and so […]

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 […]

Welcome Lauren and Madison!

Welcome the newest members of our Planning Team, Lauren and Madison! You may have seen their smiling faces around the office, and now you will get enjoy their charming personalities at our meetings and events! Lauren (left) is a James Madison University graduate with a Bachelors in Communications Studies with a concentration in Public Relations and […]

RW: Jasmine & Marcelus

Mansion in the press! We can’t stop talking about Jasmine and Marcelus’s wedding this past June- and we are not alone! We have just been published in the exquisite Muna Luchi Bride! It was an absolutely gorgeous evening, full of light, laughter, and love!  From an aisle lined with floating candles in the European Gallery to the Grand […]

RW: Amanda and Max

How cute are these two lovebirds? Amanda and Max had the most beautiful brunch wedding – imagine mimosas, bloody mary bars and chicken and waffles (yum!) We loved working with these two and are so glad they are a part of our Mansion family forever! Here are some photos from Awesomesauce Photography!  

RW: Becky and Paul

It was the most beautiful day in February, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! Our sunshine danced must have worked because it was a day full of warmth (both from the sun and from all the love that came from this adorable couple). Every detail from this wedding was stunning, from the pale blues, […]