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!




Saturday, June 15, 2013

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






Thursday, June 13, 2013

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