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Plans for a rainy day

Every bride envisions beautiful weather for her wedding day, but the weather doesn’t always cooperate. Rain doesn’t have to ruin a wedding day—unless you are planning on tying the knot in an open field or on a beach. There are many ways to prepare for rain on your wedding day and make the best of an uncontrollable situation.

It’s best to create a rain plan ahead of time so you know exactly what you are going to do if inclement weather is forecasted. Not only does the plan avoid last minute decisions, it will reduce your pre-wedding anxieties because a plan is in place ready to be executed.  Here are some solutions to consider when creating a rain plan:

It may be possible to delay the ceremony for a few minutes if there is just a passing shower. Once the rain passes, the fresh dew on the grass and the wet air may create a translucent fog perfect for intimate photographs.  You might even get lucky with the appearance of a rainbow! Waiting for the rain to stop allows you to continue with your original planned ceremony site. You don’t have to change a single detail, you may just need to rehearse you vows for another thirty minutes!

 

 

Walking in wet grass can ruin shoes and even ruin long dresses.   Changing your ceremony site to the terrace can alleviate those problems.  With the lovely view of the vista as a backdrop and a beautiful floral arch as the focal point, everything will be intimate and beautiful. With the white resin chairs and a unique aisle runner to show off your style, no one will know that you moved your location.

 

 

Tenting the terrace is always an option if your heart is set on an outside ceremony.  You get the outdoor ambiance without worrying about getting wet. The tent is a beautiful accessory for a rainy day as it allows for an outdoor ceremony, cocktails and dancing, even in inclement weather.  Arrangements for tents must be made in advance. It is best to call rental companies to determine what lead time they need and what their cancellation policies are if you decide you don’t need the tent.

 

 

There are times when the only alternative is to move the ceremony indoors. One of the ballrooms can be utilized as the ceremony space for your wedding day. With the mantle and fireplace as your back drop or a gorgeous arch if you desire, everything will come together seamlessly. You may have up to 120 chairs for designated seating for special guests. The rest of your guests will stand around and watch the ceremony unfold before their eyes.  Saying “I do.” In the loggia is also an option.  The center doors can be opened and guests will still be able to view the vista.

 

 

A fun way to incorporate rain on your wedding day is to utilize umbrellas in your photos.  Coordinate the colors of the umbrellas to match  your shoes or your bridesmaid dresses.  Your pictures will look unique and the colors will match the rest of the bridal party.

Rain doesn’t have to ruin your wedding day.  Your family and friends have come to celebrate your special day, and they will be watching your smiles and not the clouds.

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Bliss Celebrations Magazine Feature

Gorgeous BLISS Feature!

We were recently featured in the newest issue of Bliss Celebrations magazine! We are so happy to have such wonderful representation. To see the full article you can go toBliss our feature is on pg 181. We hope it inspires you!

To see the rest of the images from their wedding look at our blog post from 8-5-14 it features Linnea and Joey!

 

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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: 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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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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