Wedding Trends | Old World Weddings are New Again

By. Paula Ramirez, Historic Mankin Mansion

Curious as to what’s trending in the wedding world right now? Keep reading to view a few different vibes you can incorporate into your wedding day

Gilded & grand – Loads of candles mixed with oversized centerpieces, accented with the ever-classic gold chivairi chairs.

Lovely in lace – Pay homage to old world tradition by opting for luscious lace draped as a veil or even featured at your sweetheart and VIP tables.

Formal & fun – Too often we associate formal affairs with stuffiness, not so! Combine your black-tie affair with lawn games…who says formal can’t be fun too!?

European vibe – After the past two years, who’s not longing to travel? Take your guests on an old-world tour of Europe through your decor, even naming tables after your favorite European cities.


Paula Clark Ramirez is the Proprietor of Historic Mankin Mansion Private Wedding & Event Estate in Richmond, VA. Paula and her husband Martin have lovingly restored this National Landmark to its original grandeur and are honored to share this treasured landmark with couples and their families. The property features stunning architectural views and is the past recipient of countless awards and features in Forbes, Orbitz, The Travel Channel, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Huffington Post and Oprah Magazine.