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September Wedding

NEWLYWED QUICK 10: Alicia & Dan

Spouses   Alicia and Dan

Wedding Date   September 25, 2016

  1.  Number of venues you considered   3
  2.  Number of guests   120
  3.  3 adjectives to describe your dress/attire   Classy, Elegant, Timeless
    Repairs or dry cleaning post-wedding?   Yes – had to have my dress cleaned (one of my girlfriends dropped her vodka cranberry on the bottom of my dress on the dance floor – whoops!)
  4.  First look?   YES!!
  5.  Goldilocks your party – too much, not enough, just right   Just right – the weather (literally the best day of 2016), the company, the food, and the party was perfect in every way.
  6.  Ceremony location   The grass behind the mansion [vista]
  7.  Most surprising thing   Arriving to see a tent covering the patio AND how you all were able to get it down before my guests arrived.
  8.  Standout memory   3 people trying to crash my wedding and venue to pictures for an Indian magazine!
  9.  Honeymoon when/where?   June 2017/Bermuda (no Zika!)
  10.  Would you change anything?   I wish we had more time (although I still don’t think it would’ve been enough).  Other than that, not a thing – I wish I could relive that day over and over.

|| Catering: David Alan Catering || Photography: TAB Photographic || Flowers:  Green Dahlia Florist || Music: Audio Media Solutions || Hotel: Courtyard Hartford Cromwell ||

 

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: Kassondra and Ian

Here at the Mansion we really strive to get to know our couples — how they approach the world and how that translates into their perfect wedding day.  But after the cake is gone and the music stops and the guests go home… and a little time passes… we can’t help but wonder what actually soaked in from the wedding whirlwind for our recently-marrieds.  So, we’ve devised the Wadsworth Mansion Newlywed Quick 10 Quiz as a fun little way of checking in.

Without further ado, here is the inaugural Wadsworth Mansion couple to take this happy, little jaunt down memory lane:

 

Spouses   Kassondra and Ian

Wedding Date   September 16, 2016

  1.  Wedding colors   Navy blue, gray, blush with a pop of yellow from the sunflowers
  2.  Everything was planned by   The bride and groom, but mostly the groom!!
  3.  Favorite detail   The BEAUTIFUL weather combined with the gorgeous flowers and landscape that the mansion provided
  4.  Ceremony location   Tennis Pavilion
  5.  Most surprising thing   They weren’t kidding—it goes by fast!
  6.  Standout memory   When we ran out into the lawn before the end of the reception, took a deep breath, and turned around to soak in the evening. We watched our family and friends dancing under the stars and took in how beautiful the mansion looked with the backdrop of the colorful lights. We could not believe that it was almost over, but we were so grateful!
  7.  Would you change anything?  Not one thing—it was perfect!
  8.  1st dance song   L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole
  9.  3 adjectives to describe your shoes   lace, comfortable, affordable
     How long did they last?   I still wear my wedding shoes!
  10.  Best thing you ate   Kassondra says, “Penne ala Vodka,”  Ian says, “cookies and milk dessert”

 

|| Catering: Aqua Turf Club Catering || Photography: Live Lovely Photography || Music: DJ Flip || Cake: Take the Cake || Transportation: Premier Limo || Videography: Forever and A Day || Hotel: Residence Inn Rocky Hill || Rentals: CT Rental Center || Flowers: Price Chopper || Officiate: Rev. Gary Deinstadt ||

 

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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BLISS Celebrations Features a Wadsworth Wedding in 2017 Issue!

On September 17, 2016, Jillian and Jon took their vows in a romantic ceremony here at the Wadsworth Mansion.  Acclaimed wedding guide BLISS Celebrations took notice of photographer Steve DePino’s dreamy images from the sumptuously decorated event and have published a selection.

Here’s a sneak peek into the gorgeous spread:

          

 

 

 

 

Quite a few hard-working vendors were instrumental in creating the fanciful atmosphere Jillian and Jon had in mind.  Hats off to them (and be sure to check them out if their work has inspired you):

Venue:  The Wadsworth Mansion
Caterer:  David Alan Hospitality Group
Photographer:  Steve DePino Photography
Florist:  Flowers by Justine
Officiant: Rabbi Suri Krieger
Musicians:  Clark Eno Orchestra
Pyrotechnicians:  Celebration Fireworks
Transportation:  Trolley by DATTCO
Hotel:  Inn at Middletown

To see the entire feature, click through a virtual version of the magazine HERE, or look for this cover at your local newsstand.

 

 

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: Anna and Jimmy 9/13/14

September is one of our favorite months for weddings at the mansion.  The Hydrangeas begin to blush from the changing of the season and the weather is almost always perfect.  Anna and Jimmy had a beautiful celebration where they were able to take advantage of our beautiful surroundings before the rain arrived and then (as we all know how New England weather can be) when the rain stopped, went back out for more photos!

Before heading off to their ceremony at the beautiful St. Sebastian Church that is located right down the road from us, they had their first look out in our Tennis Pavilion.  They wandered around the property to pose in our stunning treelines and down to the bridge by our vernal pool.  We love how they incorporated our natural surroundings into their photos as both are avid hikers and nature enthusiasts.

The day was beautifully captured by Uplift Photography and we are happy to share these photos with all of you!

Congratulations to the happy couple!  Thank you for hosting your wedding at the Wadsworth Mansion!

 

Photographer – Uplift Photography

DJ – Powerstation Events

Florist – Wild Orchid

Ceremony – St. Sebastian Church

Transportation – Dattco

Caterer – CT Wedding Group

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Featured Wedding – Melissa and Joe 9/13/13

Melissa and Joe were married on a Friday and yes, it was the thirteenth but there was nothing jinxed about this wedding.  It was simply gorgeous!  The weather was perfect, the decor was simply elegant and complementary to a mansion wedding, and the couple, well… they brought with them such joy and love that it was impossible for those in attendance not to get caught up in it.  The photos of this wedding, taken by VO Photographers, are some of our favorites and it was so hard to narrow down the selection for this post.  You know the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is so true for this wedding, this couple, and the beautiful day they shared with their family and friends.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Photography – VO Photographers

Catering – Grand Gourmet

Florist – Marie Chomicz

Music/DJ – A&B Entertainment

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Why September?

September is a Wadsworth Mansion staff pick as best month to”Marry at the Mansion”! Why? Three big reasons:
 
Near perfect weather
Delicious “Farm to Table” food
Radiant color
 
 

 

Weather: Ahhh…New England in September….Warm September days and crisper evenings are the reason folks from all over the country flock to New England in September. Here in Connecticut it is still warm enough to enjoy the beach, but cool enough to enjoy long walks in the woods. Weddings at the Mansion are a perfect blend of the best that Summer and Fall have to offer.
Sid and Jason enjoyed a perfect weather for their Sunday afternoon ceremony.
Alessandra and Mario take a stroll down the drive to find an intimate spot for pictures.
Great time of year for cocktails on the patio!

Food: When we think of September in Connecticut we can’t help but think of farmer’s markets and the wonderful bounty of vegetables available to our Caterers. “Farm to Table” are the buzz words that have us thinking of plump ripe tomatoes plucked from the vine just hours before being served as part of a fresh crudité. Not quite ready for Fall? No problem! How does a raw bar sound? 




Color: Have you decided on your color theme yet? What do you  think about Navy Blue? Blush Pink? How about Apple Green? or Bright Yellow? Anything goes in September when you can take advantage of Mother Nature’s inability to make up her mind about the season. You choose the color, you decide!
Pretty, pretty pink.
We love the navy with orange accents!
Our grooms sparkle with their fuschia ties!
And speaking of color, our heirloom hydrangea will create the most beautiful framing of your ceremony and cocktail hour as the blooms begin their transformation from whitest white to dusky pink.

So if you are dreaming of Marrying at the Mansion, dream big, and dream September!
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Alessandra and Mario – A Beautiful Engagement Celebration

In mid-September, we had the honor of hosting a beautiful engagement party for Alessandra and Mario.  Alessandra, who is the daughter of Mariella Perna, owner of Mariella Creations in Rocky Hill, was blessed with a mother who worked very hard to put together this extravagant affair. Of course, Mariella happens to be quite the wedding expert – seeing as she has her own bridal store – she knows her way around the wedding industry. Her impeccable style and attention to detail resulted in an amazingly beautiful celebration that really set the bar for Alessandras wedding in NYC in 2015!
We loved watching the mansion transform into Mariellas gorgeous vision and enjoyed working with her so much, that we are excited to have her here again, hosting another elaborate affair “Be Bride Beautiful” a couture fashion show featuring the gowns of Mariella Creations on February 9th, 2014!
Please enjoy a peek into the wonderful day that celebrated Alessandra and Marios love.

Caterer: Grants Resturant
Rentals: Taylor Rental
Florist: TK Brown Florist
Photography:  Matthew Adam Photography
Espresso Bar:  Guy Signorello
Dress: Mariella Creations

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Featured Wedding Video – Kayla and Brendon on September 2013

Kayla + Brendon from vividography.com on Vimeo.

This wedding was simply stunning with so many details that were thought of and executed by the bride, her mom, and her friends and family.  We loved the little touches and the big and this video captures all of them. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Video by Vividography.com
Photos by Justin and Mary Photography
Day of Coordination by Always and Forever Events
Catering by Grand Gourmet Caterers
Cakes by A Little Imagination Cakes

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