Wadsworth Mansion Bridal Show 2015

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Our 2015 Bridal Show was one of the best yet! We want to thank all of our vendors, as well as all of our brides and grooms for making it such a success! The new fallen snow made the Mansion appear … Continue reading

Meet our 2015 Mrs. Wadsworth {All three of them!}

Every year at our Wedding Show (March 1, 2015 from 11am to 3pm), we invite a select few of our 2014 brides who really impressed us with the way they brought their wedding vision to life.  This year, we once again have three … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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!

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

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 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!

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

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding – Lily and Keith

We were so excited to see the photos from Lily and Keith’s wedding because we knew that they had selected some amazing vendors to make their day spectacular.  It was so hard to select pictures for this post because every photo of them was amazing! Below are some of our favorites provided by Alicia of No Eye Has Seen Photography.  Thank you Lily and Keith for allowing us to be a part of your day.

Catering by: A Thyme to Cook
Chocolate Fountain by: Chocolate Solutions of CT
For Additional photos from their day, visit No Eye Has Seen Photography’s blog write up here.  

Wadsworth Mansion Turns Pink!

This past Thursday we had the honor of hosting Middlesex Hospital’s Project Pink – a makeover and fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors. Everything in the Mansion was pink, from the flowers, balloons, linens and even a pink runway. It was a great event for a fabulous cause.
Diane of Parsons Photography who provided the photo booth captured the following detail shots:


And here are some shots by John Giammatteo Photographs

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding – Jess & Chris

Congratulations to Jess and Chris! Jess and Chris were actually married three years ago. They spent the last two years in Guam, where Chris was stationed in the Navy. Now that they are back in CT, they celebrated on January 2nd with their family and friends at the Mansion! They had a beautiful winter wedding. Below are some of our favorite photos provided by Sassy Mouth Photography.

The day started with a lovely ceremony at St. Pius Church in Middletown.

Then they headed to the Mansion to celebrate!

We love this shot of Chris, Jess, and their son, Jonah!

Photography by: Sassy Mouth Photography
Catering by: Bonnie Douglas and Comfort Kitchen Caterers
Congratulations again, Jess and Chris! Thank you for sharing your special day with us. To view more pictures and the Sassy Mouth Photography blog write-up, click here.

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Event

A few months ago we had the opportunity to host Jeffrey’s Bar Mitzvah. This was by far one of the most unique and creative set ups we have seen at the Mansion! Ed Libby was hired to transform the Mansion into a space completely customized for Jeffery’s event. Every detail, from the custom pillows with Jeffrey’s initials, to the embroidered napkins, and spectacular floral arrangements were meticulously placed. The end result was an amazing day and lots of fun had by all! Below are some of the fantastic photos captured by Brian Ambrose Photography.

Catering by: A Thyme to Cook

Event Planning by: Ed Libby & Company
Photography by: Brian Ambrose Photography, for more photos from Jeffrey’s party visit Brian Ambrose’s blog, here.
Thanks to Jeffrey and his parents for allowing us to be a part of their special day. Mazel Tov!