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August Wedding

NEWLYWED QUICK 10: Becca & Kate

Spouses     Becca and Kate

Wedding Date     August 12, 2016

 

  1.  Number of venues considered  3 (Wadsworth – always our #1, Eolia Mansion, Branford House)
  2.  Number of guests  180
  3.  3 adjectives to describe your dress/attire  Classic, romantic, elegant
    Repairs or dry cleaning post-wedding?  both dresses cleaned and preserved for our future daughters to choose from
  4.  First look?  Yes! On the front steps with our bridesmaids peeking out
  5.  Goldilocks your party: too much, not enough, just right  Just right
  6.  Ceremony location  Back lawn [vista]
  7.  Most surprising thing  How seamlessly everything happened. There was no stress as the night went on, only killer dance moves.
  8.  Standout memory  Both of our dads’ toasts – there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd
  9.  Honeymoon when/where?  2 days after the wedding to Riviera Maya, Mexico
  10.  Would you change anything?  Pray to the temperature gods sooner for a slightly cooler day 🙂 (it was the 2nd hottest day of 2016!!!

 

|| Catering:  David Alan Hospitality Group || Photography:  George Brooks || Flowers:  Terri Krisavage Wedding & Event Florals || Ceremony Music:  Mike Carnaroli || Music:  DJ Derek Egerman || Officiant: Sara Anderson || Hotel:  Inn at Middletown || Transportation:  Gateway Limousine ||

 

Natalie Newman Locke, the Event Supervisor and a Wadsworth Mansion bride herself, is a seasoned wedding & production professional.  When not creatively writing, photographing weddings, or acting as social media guru, she enjoys sampling wedding cake.

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NEWLYWED QUICK 10: Victoria & Adolph

Spouses   Victoria and Adolph

Wedding Date   August 19, 2016

  1.  Day of the week you married   Friday
  2.  Time you woke up   8am
  3.  Wouldn’t have made it to the wedding day without   The help of everyone! My bridal party, the staff at the mansion, and our vendors.
  4.  Ceremony location   The Wadsworth Mansion [vista]
  5.  Processional music   Going to California by Led Zeppelin (instrumental)
  6.  Most surprising thing   How quickly the day/night went by
  7.  Standout memory  The music and dancing! It was so much fun!
  8.  Would you change anything?   Probably would not have done the photo booth, as it didn’t get used as much, and was an extra cost.
  9.  Wedding favors?   Starbucks Via coffee packets and Lake Champlain chocolates from Burlington, VT (where we got engaged).
  10.  3 adjectives to describe the night’s end   Euphoric, loved, joyous.

|| Catering: Aqua Turf Club Catering || Photography: Tony Spinelli || Music: Lights Camera DJs || Cake: NoRa Cupcake || Videography: First Light Studios || Hotel: Inn at Middletown || Officiate: Christie Christensen ||

 

Natalie Newman Locke, the Event Supervisor and a Wadsworth Mansion bride herself, is a seasoned wedding & production professional.  When not creatively writing, photographing weddings, or acting as social media guru, she enjoys sampling wedding cake.

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Featured Wedding: Michelle and David, August 22, 2015

We just loved all the color and life Michelle, David, and their loved ones brought to the mansion — from the heartfelt ceremony on the vista through cocktails and toasts on the terrace, and on to the festive dining and dancing that rounded out the day.  There were hints of teal and deep cerulean punctuating the bright pops of pink, orange, and yellow of all their personality-filled details.  They even had a one-of-a-kind half moon seat for their photo booth! The effusive, infectious merriment of David & Michelle’s nuptials seemed to echo through the mansion long after they had driven off into the night.

Photography:  Sebastian Photography
Catering:  CT Wedding Group
Flowers:  Green Dahlia Florist
Ceremony Music:  Heather Sommerlad
DJ:  Powerstation Events
Videography:  Brendan Plake
Cake:  Imagine That Cake
Food Truck:  Vecchitto’s Italian Ice
Transportation:  Dattco
Accommodations:  Inn at Middletown

 

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Natalie Newman Locke, the Event Supervisor and a Wadsworth Mansion bride herself, is a seasoned wedding & production professional.  When not creatively writing, photographing weddings, or acting as social media guru, she enjoys sampling wedding cake.

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Featured Wedding: Larissa and Martin 8/30/14

Larissa and Martin were destined to have an awesome wedding.  When you take into account that the weather that day was perfect, that Larissa thought out every minute detail, and the couple brought the most fun group of people to celebrate – things fell into place flawlessly.  Lets start with the details.  The gray, coral, and gold accents complimented this late summer wedding with that perfect pop of color to our lush green surroundings. A delicious tower of cupcakes and initialed heart shaped cookies at every place setting were unforgettable sweet treats for the guests and the little touches Larissa put here and there all over the mansion, that turned a grand historic mansion into her big historic home for the day.  Take a look at the love, laughter, and fun captured by J. Fiereck Photography.  Congratulations to Larissa and Martin!  We were so happy to host your wedding at the mansion and wish you a lifetime of happiness!

 

Photography: J.Fiereck Photography

Caterer: Grand Gourmet Catering

Florist: Sharon Elizabeth Florists

Cupcakes: Sweet Cupcasions

DJ: Music in Motion

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Featured Wedding: Lisa and Kevin 8/23/14

Lisa and Kevin had a beautiful and incredibly fun wedding at the mansion in late August.  They were very meticulous in their planning and it really paid off as every detail from the three decorated cakes, to the tennis pavilion where they transformed their ceremony space with a curtain of hanging flowers and crystals (designed by the talented Sharon Elizabeth Florist), to the tent that was beautifully strung with lights.  It was just stunning!  Lisa and Kevin were such a unified couple when planning their wedding; they worked together to create a celebration that perfectly reflected who they were.  The entire day was beautifully captured by Kris Rae Photography and we particularly liked how he captured Lisa and Kevins “first look” in the trees on the east side of the vista.  Take a look at the photos to see what we mean 🙂

On another note, Lisa had the most adorable ring bearer who not only shined throughout the day with the biggest smiles but kept up with the grown-ups with his dance moves!  He was so much fun, that we had to include a few photos of him as well.

Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you for hosting your wedding with us!  We were honored to be part of your special day!

Photographer: Kris Rae Photography

Florist: Sharon Elizabeth 

Caterer: Gourmet Galley

DJ and Production: Powerstation

Cake: Erica Obrien

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Featured Wedding – Sarah and Joshua 8/15/14

When Sarah arrived at the mansion for her tour, she told us she was looking for the perfect venue for a Disney princess Cinderella wedding.  The moment she walked through the door, her eyes lit up and she knew this was the place for her.  From then on, Sarah was known to us as our “princess bride” and boy, did she deliver!  Sarah and Josh were such a wonderful couple to work with.  They were so in love and just so happy to be getting married that all of the details and planning were just icing on the cake.  Congratulations to Sarah and Josh on the beginning of your happily every after!

Caterer: Coastal Gourmet
Photography: TAB Photographic 
DJ: HG Entertainment
Florist: TK Florist
Hair and Make Up: Nicole
Cake: Mystic Market
Shoes: Nina
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Rings: Hannoush
Mens Attire: Jos A Banks
Pianist: Kyle Landry
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Featured Wedding: Liesbet and Chris – 8/23/13

 

 

In late August, we hosted the wedding of Liesbet and Chris.  This wedding stood out to us because, quite honestly, we loved the little details the bride thought of from the simple elegance of the dark plumb bridesmaid dresses to the bubbles the guests blew while Liesbet and Chris were having their first dance.  It made for some awesome pictures and was a memorable moment for all who attended.

The evening began with cocktails on the terrace while the couple and their bridal party posed for pictures on the ground

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The mansion was decorated with beautiful centerpieces by Just For You Florists and dinner was served by Coastal Gourmet.

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Check out the stunning photos of the bride and groom dancing in a swirl of bubbles on the terrace.  Isn’t it just so romantic?

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Toasts were done in the East ballroom before dinner was served.

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Followed by cake cutting and dancing in the Loggia.

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Congratulations to Liesbet and Chris and thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us!

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Photography – Eric Brushett Photography

Catering/Cake – Coastal Gourmet

Flowers – Just For You

DJ/Uplighting – Jock in a Box Entertainment

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Featured Wedding – Kimberly and Jason 8/3/13

The wedding of Kim and Jay was truly a beautiful thing.  The bride was simply stunning, the groom; handsome, the details; divine, but there was something that really enhanced this day beyond the wedding decor.  And that was Kim and Jay’s genuine excitement of getting married.  We’ve seen so many happy couples but when a bride walks into the mansion for her final meeting with this expression on her face:
you know this is someone who has moved beyond the details, the seating charts, and the floral arrangements.    Brides like Kim, who carry around so much joy and excitement, remind us why being in this business is so awesome.
On the day of the wedding, everything went flawlessly.  Coastal Gourmet planned a delicious menu that included the largest and most delicious plate of paellea we’ve ever seen. Floral Illusions made beautiful arrangements and Keith Alan Productions produced fantastic music for the party.
Kim got ready at the Inn at Middletown which made for some stunning pictures.
Jay and his groomsmen arrived at the mansion for some time (and pictures) with the guys
Then Kim arrived for their “first look”.  The photographer, Eric Foley, coordinated for them to first see each other on the west side of the back lawn.
Love the look on Jays face here
Then the wedding party headed out to the vista where the ceremony was taking place for a few more pictures.
The ceremony space had some really special touches that is worth sharing
With everything in place, the ceremony began…
Following, Kim and Jay took the opportunity to use the mansion grounds for more pictures.
And then the party began!
Now, here is one giant plate of paella!
Congratulations Kim and Jay.  It was truly an honor to host your wedding at the mansion.  We wish you many years of happiness!
Photography – Eric Foley Photography
Flowers – Floral Illusions – Gail Kamm
Officiant – Betty Allard
Catering – Coastal Gourmet

Hotel – The Inn at Middletown

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