Featured Wedding at the Wadsworth Mansion


Tyler & Jenny // Middletown, CT from FortyOneTwenty on Vimeo.


We posted this video under Jenny and Tyler's featured wedding post, but we love it so much we wanted it to have it's own permanent spot on the blog!




Monday, September 15, 2014

We Have Moved!

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Head on over there to see our most recent wedding goodness...

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Seamless Setting - Bliss Celebrations features the Wadsworth Mansion

We were thrilled to see the beautiful wedding of Kathryn and Lev featured in the newest publication of Bliss Celebrations.  If you haven't been able to grab a copy of the magazine, we have you covered!  Check out the Wadsworth Mansion  as "A Seamless Setting" for a romantic wedding.

To see the full e-zine, check it out here!


Friday, March 21, 2014

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!



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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!

Kimberly
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

Elizabeth
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
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!


Saturday, February 8, 2014

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

Monday, January 27, 2014

Featured Wedding - Melissa and Kevin 6/7/13

Ah, Melissa and Kevin.  They were such a wonderful couple.  So happy to be getting married, so excited to share the day with their family and friends.  Melissa was worried about the weather.  Sometimes, no matter how much you plan, hope, and prepare for your wedding, the unexpected can happen.  In this case, it was rain.  Lots and lots of rain.  This was the ONLY wedding we had in 2013 that was dealt such a torrential downpour of rain that there was no way, not even with a tent, any part of the day would allow people outside.  At the rehearsal, we reassured Melissa that even if it did rain, she would be so caught up in the joy and celebration, it would hardly be noticed.  And looking back, Melissa agreed.  

Melissa chose a bright, brilliant fuchsia for her bridal party dresses, and with the colorful accents of her decor, the interior of the mansion blossomed with a feeling of spring that equaled the magnificence of its outside lawns.  She even had a delectable candy table with a variety of delicious sweets that tantalized the guests throughout the evening.  With their wonderful personalized details, the day was truly a success from start to finish. 






Melissa got ready upstairs in our Bridal Suite



And had bridal portraits done on the balcony

 


While Kevin and his men posed for pictures in the loggia


The ceremony, which was supposed to take place on the vista, was moved to the West Ballroom.


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Following their "I do's", the couple posed for pictures upstairs on the balcony


And then in the West Ballroom with their bridal party


The reception was catered by Aqua Turf with the DJ talents of FM Productions.  Everyone had a wonderful time!  Rain? What rain?!







Congratulations Melissa and Kevin!  It was a joy to be part of your special day!  We wish you all the best.



Caterer: Aqua Turf
Photography: Hawk Photography