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True Love: Anthea and Michael September 12, 2014

Romance. I think I took this job because at heart, I am a romantic, certainly as much of a romantic as an event planner. I love asking people how they met, or how they got engaged. I love showing the Mansion to couples who are holding hands, and I love watching a bride and groom on their wedding day when they fall even more madly in love with each other. Giddy almost. This wedding reception was last year on September 12th, just after Anthea and Michael had returned from their honeymoon. They are one of the happiest couples I have ever met.

 

I took the first call from Michael when he was inquiring about the Mansion. When Michael and Anthea came to the Mansion, Anthea fell in love with it, and it was clear that Michael would do anything to make Anthea happy. Their first visit was on June 16th and they immediately booked. They had no time to waste as their ceremony was on August 29th, and between the ceremony and the reception, they went to Hawaii on a honeymoon.

 

Anthea and Michael arrived by a horse drawn carriage provided by Allegra Farms. Just under 140 helped celebrate this special occasion. Anthea and Michael selected Coastal Gourmet of Mystic as their caterer. Mystic Market, an affiliate of Coastal Gourmet, provided the cake. Powerstation Events, a full service event planning company, provided the photographer, videographer, and music. The flowers were arranged by McInerney’s of Middletown. Nothing could outshine the love between Michael and Anthea, not even the fireworks provided by Bluesky Fireworks!

 

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Megan and Andrew’s Wedding

Love was in the air for the wedding of Megan and Andrew on May 13. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom, and spring was in the air. It was such a beautiful day, and it was only made better with the love they had for one another. Megan and Andrew’s wedding was a celebration filled with family and friends.

 

Congratulations to Megan and Andrew! The following pictures are just a sample of their wedding. To see more, go to Sebastian Photography.

 

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Featured Wedding – Jenn and Bryce 7/19/14

On this dreary day, we thought it’d be nice to inject a little sunlight into your afternoon by revisiting a beautiful Spring wedding this past year.  Jenn and Bryce were highschool sweethearts and were so excited to start their lives together.  It was a beautiful day in July when Jenn and Bryce’s family gathered to celebrate their “I Do’s”.  Jen got ready at her mothers house and arrived at the mansion for their ceremony on the vista.  We loved that they included their dog into the photos (we here at the mansion are big dog fans) and even appointed a “dog sitter” who took care of its transportation and care during the wedding.  Jenns color palette of coral and gray beautifully complemented the lush greens of the mansion in July.  We are glad the day was beautifully captured by Perceptions Photography for you all to see!  Enjoy a little peek into a day of laughter, joy, family and friends, and happily ever after!

 

 

Photos – Perceptions Photography

Florist – Green Dahlia  

Music/DJ – Entertainment Unlimited

Photobooth – Photobooth Planet

Catering – CT Wedding Group

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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: Dana and Anthony 7/27/14

Dana and Anthony exchanged vows in our Tennis Pavilion on a beautiful Sunday in late July.  It was a wonderful, colorful wedding celebrated by a fantastic group of family and friends.  We loved the vibrant colors Dana chose that really showcased how the neutral white of the mansion and the lush greens of our sprawling vista compliments whatever color palate a bride selects.  Congratulations to Dana and Anthony on the beginning of a beautiful life together!  Thank you for sharing your special day with us.  We wish you all the best.

 


 

  • Photography: Jennifer Higham Photography
  • Caterer: Aquaturf
  • Cake: J Cakes
  • Flowers: Jacob Moss Designs
  • DJ: Local Motion
  • Ceremony Music: Wildwind Group
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Featured Wedding: Linnea and Joey 6/21/14

Linnea and Joey were married at the mansion on a lovely June day.  Everything from the beautiful color palette of powder blue bridesmaid dresses, to the quiet hues of white, peach, and blush was planned impeccably by Linnea and her planner Lindsay at Sixpence for Your Shoe.  Their day was filled with love, laughter, and surrounded by their friends and family, they exchanged vows on the vista and then danced the night away in a Sperry Tent on the terrace.  Everything was captured beautifully by Michelle Gardella Photography and it was just too pretty not to share with you all!  Congratulations to Linnea and Joey!  Thank you for sharing your special day with us!

 

Vendor Credits:

Photography – Michelle Gardella Photography

Catering – Coastal Gourmet

Planner – Sixpence for Your Shoe

Music – Elegance Occasions

Flowers – Hana Florists

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Music at the Mansion

Music at the Mansion

Looking for something to do on Wednesdays in July? Come join us for our live music series that starts next week! Pack a picnic basket and bring your friends. It’s a great way to spend a summer evening!

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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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Featured Wedding: Jason and Nancy 6/1/13

Jason and Nancy 6/1/13

 

Thinking back on Nancy and Jasons wedding, its hard not to smile and get all warm and fuzzy.  There was just so much LOVE on that beautiful June day – and there was so much to love.   First, Nancy and Jason were just about the happiest couple ever.  Everything about this wedding, from the exuberant energy of the bride, groom, and guests, to the brilliant colors Nancy used in her decor, made this one to remember.  Nancy thoughtfully included touches of her heritage from Ghana with the beautiful bridesmaid dresses and many of the guests arrived in traditional Ghanaian dress.  Do you want to see a colorful spring wedding at the Wadsworth Mansion?  This one takes the cake.  Beautifully photographed by Joshua Dwain Photography, coordinated by Galas Inc., and catered by Gourmet Galley, the pictures really say it all.

Congratulations to Nancy and Jason!  It was a pleasure hosting your wedding at the mansion and we wish you all the best!

Caterer: Gourmet Galley Catering

Coordinator: Galas Inc

Florist: Bride and Blossoms

Photography: Joshua Dwain Photography

DJ/Lighting: Premier Music Entertainment

Cake: J Cakes

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