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February Events

A Very Wadsworth February

It’s 2017.  And before too long we’ll be on the second month of the year… (Crazy, right?)  February is typically characterized here in Connecticut by dark, early mornings punctuated with hot coffee, vehicles encrusted with layers of cloudy bits of former snow and salt, and not-so-slimming multi-layered woolens and fleeces to ward of the chill so as to not turn into a living icicle. (OK, maybe that last one is just me…)

 

In any case, I think most people would like a reason to shrug off the proverbial (or actual) layers and come to a 2017 Valentines Dinner Final beautiful place in the middle of winter.  Luckily, there will be two opportunities to make the Wadsworth Mansion that oasis destination.

 

First, get gussied up with your sweetheart and prepare to cut a rug!  The Friends of the Long Hill Estate are hosting a Valentine’s Dance, the proceeds of which will go to support the Friends and their mission.  You may show up as yourselves for cocktails and dinner, but by the time the dance music starts be ready to channel your inner Freds and Gingers!  Tickets can be purchased HERE and are limited, so don’t miss out.  February 11th at the Mansion is going to be a helluva hootenanny — I should know, I’ll be there…

 

For those planning weddings — or thinking wedding planning could be in the near future — come check out Mansion-in-winter opportunity number two: The Wadsworth Mansion 2017 wedding show flyerv2 Wedding Show.  From 11am to 3pm on the last Sunday of February, the house will be full of yummy smells, friendly faces, and wedding experts of every niche.  We’ve got a complete list of those you’ll meet HERE.  You can try some tasty nibbles as you grill the caterers (pun intended) on their specialties.  You can check out photographers’ images and see if your personalities mesh.  You can stop and smell the roses, or ask the florists what other flowers they like for a June ceremony.  Best of all, you’ll be able to shop some of the most talented vendors in weddings all at once and without being inundated by those extraneous or, um, unbecoming companies that tend to turn up at big bridal expos.

 

Come and see us at one of these two public events and get your February Mansion on!  We’d love to see you darken our door…

 

 

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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Be Bride Beautiful – The Gowns!!

We are fast approaching the start of wedding season!  Of course, we are excited to see all the creative decor and ideas each wedding has to offer but lets face it, we all really want to see what the bride is wearing.

On February 9th, we hosted a fashion show by Mariella Creations called “Be Bride Beautiful” and boy, did we see some amazingly beautiful dresses!  The turnout was wonderful with every seat filled by brides, bridesmaids, MOB’s and MOG’s, and even some grooms came!  There was so much fashion at the show, there is no way we could fit it all in one post so stay tuned for even more amazing fashion.  But for now, enjoy the gorgeousness of Mariella Creations bridal gowns from “Be Bride Beautiful”

Photographed by Brian Ambrose Photography

 

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Meet Our 2014 Mrs. Wadsworth {All 3 of them!}

This coming Sunday, February 23rd, we are hosting our annual Wedding Show.  From 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. we will open our doors to welcome brides and grooms, and their family, and friends to come meet our hand-picked, best of the best vendors in the wedding industry.  Our goal is to provide all of our future mansion brides the resources to plan a day that is perfectly executed from start to finish.  To see a list of the vendors who will be here, check out this link.  But because we like to go above and beyond, and because we love our brides and grooms so much, we will have an invaluable resource on hand for all of those planning weddings here at the mansion…

Meet “Mrs. Wadsworth; Expert Bride”

This year, we don’t have just one expert bride, we have 3!  2013 was an amazing year for weddings, with over 60 to choose from and every wedding with it’s own unique story, we picked a few brides that really stood out and asked them to come back to discuss their planning process, experience and ideas with other brides thinking of or already planning their wedding here.  Much to our surprise, and delight, all of the brides we contacted wanted to come back!  And we are happy to have them.

So, when meandering through the mansion on Sunday searching for ideas and inspiration, make sure you stop by the booth to say “hi” to our mansion staff (Deborah, Anne and Jessica) and meet our wonderful Mrs.Wadsworth’s!

In no particular order, here they are!

Kimberly
Kim and Jay were married on 8/3/13 in a beautiful ceremony on the vista.  Her wedding was previously blogged and you can find it here.  Kim had such an infectious and joyful personality that translated into every nuance of her wedding and, as you can see from these photos, was a stunning bride and the life of the party!

Eric Foley Photography
Eric Foley Photography
Eric Foley Photogaphy


Elizabeth
Liz and Brendan were married 7/13/13 in a beautiful ceremony at the tennis pavilion.  The weather was a bit precarious that afternoon, but the ceremony went on without a hitch and they were such a fun couple!  Liz really personalized her decor with paper heart garland made out of antique printed book paper and her favors were classic literature books to honor her and Brendan’s profession as teachers.  All smiles and celebration, their wedding really chased the clouds away.

Hanlon Photography
Hanlon Photography
Hanlon Photography
 
Melissa
Melissa and Joe were married 9/13/13 in a beautiful ceremony on the vista.  Melissa has since become famous as the face of our fashion show “Be Bride Beautiful” and was asked to be Mrs Wadsworth because of her simply elegant style.  Lucky for us, she will be bringing her groom Joe with her as well, so we are excited to have a Mr. Wadsworth too!
VO Photogaphers
VO Photographers
VO Photographers

We look forward to welcoming our “Expert Brides” this year and hope all that attend can gather some knowledge, inspiration, or ideas from these fantastic ladies!  See you on Sunday!

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