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What Should I Be Doing? ~ 6-8 Months Away Edition

Alright all our lovely couples ~ what is on your to do list when you are 6-8 months away? We still have quite some time before the big day, so we are still thinking big picture and big items. A lot of the details happen closer to the date, but let’s make sure those big […]

Hightail it to Cocktail Hour!

Most wedding day activities require the happy couple to be present, from the ceremonial kiss, to the loving toasts, to the picture-perfect grand exit. Once this union is made official, the newlyweds are rushed off to photograph this momentous occasion, along with their wedding party and immediate family. Most people know this section of the […]

What Should I Be Doing? ~ 9-12 Months Away Edition

Congratulations, you are now within a year of your wedding date!! This is such an exciting time in your lives and we know just how excited everyone is to celebrate your love! During this time period, we are heavily focused on the overall big picture wedding decisions. Most of the wedding planning happens within a […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Week of Timeline

Hello beautiful readers!! We hope you are all doing well and enjoying fall activities. We want to take a second to thank you for reading, it means so much to us! A few blogs ago we talked about what not to do the week of the wedding and what to do instead. Things to avoid […]

Five Things To Consider About First Looks

So, to start off, what is a first look? Well, for those who don’t know what a first look is, it is when the couple sees each other before the start of the Ceremony! Before you say “no way!” read below on five things to consider about first looks. 1. Photos This is one of […]

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, […]