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, June 28, 2010

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding - Jenn & Larry

Congratulations to Jenn and Larry! The couple were married at the Mansion last weekend with their ceremony at the Tennis Pavilion. They had a great day celebrating with their friends and family. Candace Jeffrey Photography provided us with some great shots from the day. Below are some of our favorites:

Congratulations again, Jenn & Larry! To view more photos from their day, visit Candace Jefferey's Blog.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding - Margaret & Geoff

Margaret and Geoff were married at the Mansion this past weekend. One of the neatest facts about their wedding, is that they used video games to name their tables instead of using table numbers. They also had their traditional family Patton Pound Cake. This recipe has been used in weddings in their family for over 5 generations. You could just feel the love between the two of them in all of their pictures. Below are some of our favorite shots from their photographer, Langdon Photography.

Congratulations Margaret and Geoff!

For more photos from their day, visit Langdon Photography's Blog.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy 10 Year Anniversary, Shannon & Frank!

Shannon and Frank were one of the first couples to get married at the Wadsworth Mansion when we opened 10 years ago after the renovation. They were married on June 18, 2000 and came back to visit us to reminisce for their anniversary. It rained on their wedding day 10 years ago so they were not able to have their ceremony outdoors as they hoped. Instead they had a beautiful ceremony in the West Ballroom.

When Shannon and Frank asked me if I would mind taking some pictures of them I jumped at the chance. I happened to have my camera with me as well, so I made them stand for two rounds of pictures! These pictures are certainly not up to the caliber of the professional shots we see at the Mansion, but I thought they were too cute not to share!

We wish you many more years of happiness together, and hope you come back to visit us again!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding - Christina & Matt

Congratulations to Christina and Matt who were married at the Mansion on June 5th! Christina was such a sweet bride, and they were a joy to work with during the planning process. We watched the weather the week leading up to the wedding and it looked like we were going to have to use our backup plan for the ceremony in the ballroom, but the weather held off and they were able to get married at the Tennis Pavilion as they had hoped! The rose bushes were in bloom and they had a beautiful ceremony with their friends and family. Below are some of the pictures that their awesome photography, Christy, from Christy Murray Photography provided us:

For additional photos from their special day, visit: Christy Murray's Blog

Catering by: Pavilion Catering
Flowers by: Sharon Elizabeth's
Cake by: Kim's Cottage Confections

Congratulations again, Christina and Matt!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Concert Series in July!

Once again the Friends of Long Hill present their annual summer concert series on the south lawn of the Wadsworth Mansion. We welcome guests to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening with family, friends and great musicians. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and you can find free parking at the Mansion, at the Wilbert Snow School: 299 Wadsworth Street, and at Mercy High School: 1740 Randolph Road.

Schedule of Bands:

July 6 - Prelude

Opening the 2011 Series on July 6th will be Prelude playing music from the '80s to the present. Prelude covers all of the great songs, including classic pop and rock, funk, disco, swing, country and Motown. Prelude has been together for over twenty years and has performed throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts and Vermont.

July 13 - The Hartford Jazz Orchestra

The July 13th concert will feature the Hartford Jazz Orchestra. The Harford Jazz Orchestra has been entertaining people for over 45 years. Lead saxophonist Seb Giacco has been with the orchestra since its formation in 1965 and looks forward to performing in his hometown. A favorite with the audience this is the sixth time the orchestra has performed at the Mansion.

Making their second appearance at the Mansion on July 22st is The Michael Cleary Band. The Michael Cleary Band is a Hartford institution. They are celebrating their 19th year of making original Groove/Funk/Rock music with a twist and have been called Hartford's answer to the Allman Brothers. Their shows are filled with great songs, monstrous solos, epic jams, funky grooves and wacky humor. All in all, a diverse, joyous musical stew played and sung by talented musicians who love what they do.

July 27 - Glamour Girls
The concert series will conclude on July 27th with The Glamour Girls. With a show highlighted by costume changes and eye-catching choreography, The Glamour Girls present a song selection ranging from the swing of the 40's to the early 60's Sock Hop to the Motown/Soul era, to the disco dance hits of the 70's, to the pop/rock chart-toppers of the 80's and 90's.

Concerts will be held in light rain, or the threat of showers. Concerts will be cancelled in electrical storms or threat to the wellbeing of the musicians or their instruments. We hope to see you there!