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!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

2011 Summer Concert Series!

To view the 2012 Summer Concert Series post, click here.  

The Friends of Long Hill present their 2011 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!

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding - Jodi and Jason

Congratulations to Jodi and Jason who were married at the Mansion on June 24th! They didn't let a little rain get in the way of having a beautiful ceremony on the patio under a tent. Below are some of our favorite photos provided by Alissa Dinneen Photography.

Wedding Planning by: Always and Forever Weddings

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wadsworth Mansion Featured Wedding - Brittany & Rob

Congratulations to Brittany and Rob! They had a wonderful day for a wedding on June 17th. Here are some of our favorite pictures by Dolce Photography.


Catering by: Grand Gourmet

Photography by: Dolce Photography

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Color Shoe Trend!

We have noticed that recently many of our brides have been wearing different color shoes to match their bridesmaids dresses, or to tie in a pop of color used in the decor, flowers or elsewhere. We love this idea!

Here are highlights from some of our recent weddings:

Creedance, our November 5th bride selected a strappy blue heel to match her girls:

Kim, our April 30th bride utilized pops of pink in her flowers and shoes:

And here's Giuliana, our May 21st bride rocking her purple heels:

And our most recent newlywed, Jaclyn our June 18th bride in her blue Kate Spades!

Last June, Julia wore purple shoes to match her girls dresses:

And Jenny, our August bride, wore red-soled Christian Louboutins:

Keep the fun shoe colors coming, girls! Past brides - send us pictures of you in your shoes and we'll add them!