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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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!

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 – Jordan & Steven

Congratulations Jordan and Steve! Jordan and Steve were married at the Wadsworth Mansion on September 18th. Below are some of our favorite photos provided by Jamie Collins!

Congratulations again! We hope you have a great time in Germany!

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding – Dana & Stephen

Congratulations to Dana and Stephen who were married on August 15th. Dana looked beautiful and you could feel the love between the couple. Dana and her father danced to “Isn’t she Lovely” with a choreographed routine. So cute! Below are some of our favorite shots from the day, provided by Image Photography.

Congratulations again, Dana and Stephen! We wish you many years of happiness!

Catering by: Culinary Concerts
Flowers by: A Victorian Garden
Photography by: Image Photography

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding -Martha & Dan

Martha and Dan were married at the Mansion on August 21st. They had a wonderful day and Jerome Braga of Studio 1923 Photography captured the emotions in the photos beautifully. Below are a selection of our favorites:

Photos by: Studio 1923
Congratulations Martha and Dan!

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding – Cindy & Ed

This past Friday started the weekend of the most gorgeous weather we have experienced in a while. To kick it off, we were delighted to share in the celebration of Cindy and Ed’s marriage. Ed and Cindy met over 20 years ago after Cindy received a free trial of the Meriden paper. She noticed that Ed’s mother’s obituary was in the paper. As a concerned neighbor she went over to check on Ed. Even after Ed moved away, they continued to stay in touch every day. The rest, as they say, is history. Below are a few non-professional photos taken by Kristy of their day:

Congratulations again Cindy and Ed! And thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day!