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!




Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Viewing Party Recap!

This morning over thirty people gathered at the Wadsworth Mansion to watch the Royal Wedding ceremony between Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton. Ten of the guests were Wadsworth Mansion brides anxiously awaiting their own wedding day. The doors opened at 5:30 a.m. and enthusiastic guests arrived wearing festive hats and fascinators. Those that weren't adorned were given bejeweled [albeit plastic] tiaras. The Wedding ceremony was live-streamed on to flat screen televisions and guests sat at tables decorated with blue linens and red, white, and blue flowers. Everyone was most anxious to see Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, one of the details kept secret until she appeared outside the Goring Hotel. Guests stood to the national anthem of Great Britain and as the newlyweds rode to Buckingham Palace in a horse drawn carriage Executive Director Deborah Moore raised her champagne mimosa to toast not the royal newlyweds, but the Wadsworth Mansion brides. She wished them a fairytale wedding and hoped they would live happily ever after. Breakfast was served and each person had their own ‘wedding cupcake’ designed by Kim Terrell from Kim’s Cottage Confections.

Here are some photos from the day by Parsons Photography!

Guests anxiously awaited the reveal of Kate's dress:

Everyone stood for the national anthem:




We packed the photo booth with our Wadsworth Mansion Brides-to-be!

Here they lined up by date order waiting for our raffle!


Shelley Wehrly, Brides.com Rep and Executive Director Deborah Moore:

Royal Cupcakes!

We even had Royal Wedding Themed Trivia Questions


NBC and Fox broad casted live from the Mansion. Some lucky guests were interviewed, which aired on the news.

Deborah and Kristy handed out mimosas!

Catering by: Jordan Caterers

Cake and cupcakes by: Kim's Cottage Confections

Photo booth and photos by: Parsons Photography

Flowers by: Maria Holzberg


The Stamford Advocate also had a great write-up of our event which can be found here. Thanks to everyone who attended our party! We had lots of fun!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What a difference!

These are two pictures that I have taken from my parking spot! What a difference. We love it when the cherry trees blossom and wish the flowers would last for the entire wedding season.



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal Wedding at the Wadsworth Mansion!

Not invited to the Royal Wedding?
You can still experience the Royal Wedding
from the regal Wadsworth Mansion!

The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate
invites you to share in the celebration
of the marriage of his
Royal Highness Prince William of Wales
with Miss Catherine Middleton
on April 29, 2011

Schedule of Events:
5:30 a.m.- Doors open for Serious Royal Watchers
6:00 a.m.- Ceremony- if you must see it 'live'
7:00 a.m. Champagne & Continental Breakfast
7:00 - 9:00 - a.m. Networking, Vendor Showcase & Raffle

R.S. V. P.

860-347-1064 or

e-mail events@wadsworthmansion.com


One lucky bride will receive a $429.11 gift certificate
off of her Mansion rental!

Catering provided by: Jordan Caterers
Photo Booth by: Parsons Photography
Wedding Cake by: Kim's Cottage Confection

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wadsworth Mansion Photo Shoot

What is there to do at the Mansion on a random Wednesday in April?

Have a photo shoot of course!

Diane Parsons of Parsons Photography approached us with the idea of doing an Elizabeth Taylor inspired photo shoot. She gathered up some of her favorite vendors and friends and below is what resulted!

Here are the photos behind the inspiration:




I think the resemblance is definitely there!















Riley even got to join in on the fun!




Thanks for the fun day, all!

Planner – Upscale Events
Flowers – Perfect Princess Events
DJ/Groom – After Hours DJ Entertainment
Dresses – Elizabeth Creations, New Haven, CT
Photography, linens and place settings - Parsons Photography

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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:


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And here are some shots by John Giammatteo Photographs