Old Hollywood Glam Photo Shoot at The Wadsworth Mansion

Beautiful Old Hollywood Photo shoot, set on the grounds of the Wadsworth Mansion. Even on a chilly day in April, with rain in the forecast this photo shoot was bound to be amazing. With the colors, the design, and the setting, … Continue reading

Featured Wedding – DeAnna and James 5/31/14

DeAnna and James hosted a spectacular vintage themed wedding here at the end of May with so many stunning details; from the pewter vases adorned with gorgeous flower hues of violet and green to the wine bar with hand picked … Continue reading

Featured Wedding: Jason and Nancy 6/1/13

Featured Wedding: 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, … Continue reading

Featured Wedding: Laura and Jason 5/25/13

Laura and Jason’s wedding is another perfect example of how beautiful a mansion wedding can be regardless of the weather.  The mansion was in full spring bloom, bursting with fresh greens and the brilliance of our rhododendrons.

It was a rainy springtime afternoon but a little drizzle didn’t dampen the spirits or the beauty of Laura and Jason’s big day.  Laura had a beautiful color palate of blush, peach and white flowers beautifully arranged by Blush Floral Design that brightened every corner of the mansion.  The tables and mantels were alighted with the soft glow of votive candles that added that extra touch of warm elegance.  

And look at this stunning yet simple cake!
Along with the flowers, the designs and details of the day added to the beauty of the mansion.

Coastal Gourmet designed a scrumptious menu for guests to enjoy.
Laura and Jason got ready at the Sheraton in Rocky Hill, CT

and arrived at the mansion for their “first look” which was done on the portico because of the rain.

 

The bridal party gathered for some formal shots in front of the mansion

and then it was time for the ceremony!  Sperry Tents had been set up on the lawn just off the patio which is where the ceremony was held.

Following the ceremony, everyone was ready to dine and dance the night away!
Congratulations to Jason and Laura!  We hope your marriage brings you both years of happiness!
Catering: Coastal Gourmet
Hotel: Sheraton, Rocky Hill CT

Featured Wedding: Jen and Ryan 6/8/13

Jen and Ryan first toured the Mansion during our 2012 Open Air Market (this year scheduled for August 25!) with their sweet Great Dane puppy.  We are a dog-friendly establishment so we were happy to have them, and their pup, take a look around.  Obviously they loved it because the following month were back to book their wedding!  Fast forward about 9 months, the wedding day arrived.  It was a beautiful June day.  The mansion was ripe with a lush green landscape and the sun was shining.  Grand Gourmet prepared a scrumptious feast, Jen’s mother made the cakes (yes, cakes), and Cindy Casuyon created beautiful floral arrangements.  Sometimes our staff likes to jump in and lend a helping hand, and our Event Manager Anne was happy to do that to bring Jen’s vision to life.  It all came out beautifully, don’t you think?

Jen arrived early to get dressed upstairs in our bridal suite
While Ryan was preparing for the big day with his groomsmen at the hotel
The ceremony was held on the patio overlooking the vista
As it is with photography, and photographers, there are times we find ourselves seeing the mansion in a whole different light.  Dan, from Some Guy Photography,and Kevin 11 took some pretty fantastic and unique images with the couple and wedding party out on the vista.

Pictures were followed by the first dance, which took place on the patio.
After dinner, more dancing and merriment to celebrate Jen and Ryan!

And finally, we love this picture of Jen and Ryan dancing in the Loggia.
Congratulations you two!  Thank you for choosing the mansion to host your wedding. It was a pleasure having you here. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Caterer: Grand Gourmet
Photographer: Some Guy Photography and Kevin 11
Flowers: Cindy Casuyon – Stop&Shop Floral Designs
Liquor: Two Pour Guys

Featured Wedding – Kelly and Robert 5/18/13

We love hosting spring weddings here!  The mansion comes to life with budding greens and pink magnolias.  It is magical.  You know what else was magical?  Kelly and Robert’s wedding.  They were married here on a Saturday in May and Kelly thoughtfully selected colors that reflected the beauty of springtime.  We loved her attention to detail; from the bridesmaid dresses that matched the pink magnolias to the birdcage envelope holder.  David Alan catering planned a delicious dinner, Kim’s Cottage Confections created a stunning cake and It’s so Ranonculus provided beautiful flower arrangements that complemented the colors of the season.

While the Vista was being set up for the ceremony, Kelly was able to watch from above on the balcony.
What a beautiful bride she was!
But before Kelly was to walk down the aisle, she and her groom did a “first look” from the staircase leading into the foyer.
Followed by couple and bridal party photos
Finally, it was time to walk down the aisle.
And then eat, drink and be merry!
Congratulations to Kelly and Robert!  It was a pleasure hosting your wedding at the mansion and we wish you all the best in the years to come.
Venue: The Wadsworth Mansion
Caterer: David Alan
Photography: Sebastian Photography

Featured Wedding – William and Kate 5/5/13

On Sunday, May 5th, for the first time of the season the sun warmed the air and filled the mansion and its grounds with warm rays of light.  As we opened the mansion and started setting up for Will and Kate’s wedding we kept commenting on how perfect the weather was.  And it really was perfect, setting the stage for one of the most quintessential spring weddings we’ve hosted.

William and Kate are from Maryland so Kate’s mother orchestrated a lot of the planning.  With the help of Marissa from Jordan’s Catering and our staff, Kate was able to have the wedding of her dreams all while living in another state!  Kate’s colors were perfectly matched to a springtime palate with an array of seasonal flowers.  She even had a grass tray to hold the place cards!  Kate gave credit to some of her inspiration from Pinterest, and we think they were all great ideas.

The ceremony was set up on the vista, ready for guests to watch Will and Kate say “I Do”
They decided to have their “first look” on the carriage drive.  

Then they were able to take full advantage of the mansions grounds for couple and bridal party pictures

Finally, it was time to walk down the isle to the music of a four string quartet.

The rest of the party went off beautifully with friends and family dining then dancing the day away.
Congratulations to Will and Kate and thank you for allowing us the privilege of hosting your wedding!
Caterer: Jordan Caterers 

 Photographer: The Sweetest Days Photography
Cake: Kim’s Cottage Confections
Florist: T.K. Floral Design
DJ: Zach Dauphinais
Ceremony Music: Quartetto Vivo

Featured Wedding – Shardei and Jeromy 5/11/13

From the moment we met Shardei and Jeromy, we knew this wedding would be something special.  They first toured the mansion at our 2012 bridal show and in the following month, booked their wedding.  When we found out Jeromy was a professional football player, our executive director challenged him to an arm wrestling match.  Good thing there was no money bet on the outcome!

Shardei and the talented team from Fancy Pants Event Planning had put together a beautiful, elaborate affair with stunning arrangements by Datura, A Modern Garden including a gorgeous arch that Shardei and Jeromy would stand under as they said their vows.  A Thyme to Cook prepared a delicious menu and Power Posse Productions designed a custom lighting display to add that special touch to the dance floor.

Shardei had expressed concern about the weather, (as we all know May in Connecticut can be unpredictable) so she and her wedding planner put together an alternate plan in case of rain.  Originally, the plan was to have the ceremony outside on the vista with cocktails on the patio and dancing in the West Ballroom.  Fortunately, when the rain came everyone was prepared.  The ceremony was moved into the Loggia, cocktails in the West Ballroom and the rest of the wedding fell into place.

The beautiful arch designed by Datura, A Modern Garden

Shardei took it all in stride and on the day of her wedding; she was cool, calm, collected, and looking absolutely gorgeous!

She and her bridal party took advantage of a brief pause in the rainy weather and headed outside for a few pictures

And luckily, the rain held off long enough for Shardei and Jeromy’s “first look” photos

When the rain started to fall again, they moved back inside and look at these beautiful pictures captured on the balcony!

What we love most about the Wadsworth Mansion is that regardless of the weather, the mansion has countless locations for stunning pictures.  So rain or shine, every bride and groom has a beautiful, magical venue to capture their most memorable day.
Congratulations to Shardei and Jeromy!  We wish you both so much joy and happiness in the years to come!
If you want to see more from Shardei and Jeromy’s wedding, check out the link to this video by Felix Roman Productions.
Venue: Wadsworth Mansion
Caterer: A Thyme to Cook
Wedding Planner: Fancy Pants Event Planning
DJ: Amador Rivera
Lighting: Power Posse Productions

Congratulations Marisa and Andreas!

Last Saturday on April 27th, the cold and gloomy days of April were finally behind us.  The clouds parted, the sun warmed the air and it all happened just in time for the wedding of Marisa and Andreas!

Marisa arrived early for her bridal portraits

Then they shared vows on the patio surrounded by family and friends

After their “I Do’s” the newlyweds were able to take advantage of the mansion’s beautiful grounds for some fabulous pictures

The celebration continued with delicious food and dancing!  At the end of the night, the couple was able to sneak out for some romantic nighttime pictures.
Congratulations to Marisa and Andreas Engel!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Caterer: Lasse’s Restaurant, Milford
Florist: Beachwood Florist, Milford
Photographer/Photobooth: Russell’s Photography Studio
Music: DJ Dan Schmidt

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding – Kate & Greg

Congratulations to Kate and Greg who were married at the Mansion on April 21st.  Despite the beautiful weather, they opted to have their ceremony in the West Ballroom and then they were able to enjoy the outdoor patio for cocktails and dancing.  We loved getting to know Kate and Greg during the planning process.  The love they share for each other touched all of us at the Mansion.  Kate and Greg – we wish you many years of happiness together! 
And here are some bonus photos taken by our Event Supervisor, Anne!

Vendors:
Photography by: Parsons Photography 
Music and Lighting by: Rob Alberti’s Event Services
We were so happy to be a part of Kate and Greg’s wedding.  They even had the honor of being written up in the New York Times!  Click here to view their wedding announcement.