Wadsworth Mansion

Old Hollywood Glamour – A Styled Shoot {Reverie Gallery}

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A gorgeous styled shoot happened here last year with some very talented vendors from Connecticut.  They transformed the grounds at the mansion into a dreamy outdoor dining space, complete with a suspended floral chandelier. Check out a wonderful write up by Reverie Gallery and enjoy the photos of this stunning collaboration.

Old Hollywood Glamour Photoshoot – Reverie Gallery

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Featured Wedding: Kelsey and Andrew 12/13/14

We are in the spirit of the holidays and thought it would be nice to share something merry and bright with all of you.  Kelsey and Andrews wedding is the perfect way to do that! They picked a very cool date for their wedding… the last sequential date of the 21st century!  With such a memorable date for a wedding, the celebration had to live up to its reputation.  And it sure did!

The mansion was all decked out in holiday decor which Kelsey was happy to incorporate into her wedding.  We don’t see many winter weddings here at the mansion but when we do, we wonder why there aren’t more.  What is more romantic than an intimate gathering with family and friends at a beautiful historic house with roaring fireplaces, twinkling lights, the glow of candlelight, and a newly married couple cozying up on the dance floor?  They had some wonderful winter touches with a hot chocolate bar, personalized Christmas ornaments as guest favors, and a beautiful color palette of whites, golds, gray, and creams to accent the decor that surrounded them.

The couple was married in Clinton, CT and took photos in the surrounding areas before arriving at the mansion for their evening reception of cocktails, dancing, and merriment.  The day was beautifully photographed by Ashley Caroline Photography and catered by David Alan Catering.  Enjoy a glimpse into the lovely details of a winter wedding at the Wadsworth Mansion.  Congratulations to the happy couple!  We were so honored to share in the joy of your day.

 

Photography – Ashley Caroline Photography

Catering – David Alan Caterers

Flowers – Its So Ranunculus

Music – Rent a DJ

Cake – Kims Cottage Confections

Hotel – Inn at Middletown

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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 – 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: 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 – 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!

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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 – Lauren and Nelson 5/10/14

Lauren and Nelson were married on a typical New England spring day.  We were watching the rain clouds move through the state and hoped they would pass before the bride and groom arrived from their church ceremony.  As luck would have it, the rain let up in time for the newlyweds to take some beautiful couple photos on the terrace.  Lauren and Nelson, with the assistance of Christina from Celebrations by Christina, planned a beautiful celebration for their family and friends with delicious food served by Riverhouse Catering, Flowers by Designed to Order and a delicious cake by Cakes by Donna.  Everything was spectacularly captured by Sweet Monday Photography.  Congratulations to the happy couple!

Event Coordinator: Christina Morin, Celebrations by Christina

Catering: Riverhouse

Photography: Sweet Monday Photography

Bride’s Dress: Monique L’Huillier from L’Elite Boston

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale

Make-up: Dana Bartone & Co.

Hair Stylist: Blades Salon

Florist: Designed to Order

Invitations & Calligraphy: Lettres Stationery

Cake: Creative Cakes by Donna

Music: DJ Lion King

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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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Be Bride Beautiful – The Men

Let’s face it, nothing beats a man looking sharp in a suit or tux at a formal event.  Or, for that matter, what better accessory to a woman in a beautiful gown than a handsome man on her arm?  In a continuation of posting about the amazing Be Bride Beautiful fashion show, we want to pay homage to the gentleman.  Often times, the mens ensemble is overlooked but we want to take a moment to celebrate all the amazing menswear fashion Formals by Antonio provided for the Be Bride Beautiful fashion show.  We love the looks of all the men, both when they escorted the beautiful ladies or when they walked themselves down the runway.  The tuxes and suits were modeled by three fantastic guys who, as you can see, had a lot of fun walking the runway.

 

Photos by Brian Ambrose Photography

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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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