On May 28, 2021 in Middletown, Connecticut I said “I do,” on a rainy afternoon in a small ceremony at the Wadsworth Mansion. And,BOY, was it a day. It’s so true when they tell you the day flies by…its truly a blur. Honestly, thank god for the pictures. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a little glimpse into my wedding day and sharing some of the behind the scenes details.
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The Wadsworth Mansion is a dream. It’s everything I could have ever wanted in a wedding venue. Well, I could have lived without the rain and the 60 degree weather, butttt, other than that it was perfect.
The Little Details
The devil’s in the detail. Am I right? Most of the stationary and signage was created from templates I bought or work I commissioned on Etsy. My table numbers and place cards were commissioned from Betlem Calligraphy and my invitations were commissioned from Paradise Invitations. I purchased a template for my seating chart and got it printed online.
Everything else, like the gift table and bar signs, I designed and printed myself on Adobe InDesign. I just purchased a few vintage gold frames on Facebook Marketplace and called it a day. Other little purchases I made were this hanger in blue for my dress, this beautiful ring box in vintage blue, this easel for the seating chart, this glass box for our cards, and these gold place card holders. Okay, don’t laugh, we had beer pong at our wedding so here are the cups and balls we used. They were gold cups, so it was classy!
I’m sure the first question on everyone’s mind is, “who designed your dress?” The answer is: ME. I’ll go into A LOT more detail in a future post, but I worked with a company to have my dress custom made and I’m beyond happy with how it turned out.
To complete the look, my shoes were Loeffler Randall, my headband was Alice and Blair, and my earrings were Masako. For perfume, I wore Peony & Blush Suede by Jo Malone London. My (and the entire bridal party’s) hair and makeup was done by the fabulous team at MBD Beauty. I worked with Andrea (the owner) and she was perfection. Again, I’ll go into more detail this experience and my other vendors in a future post.
The Bridal Party
Aren’t they beautiful? I know, right? Okay, here are the details of their dresses. My main goal was to make sure that they were 1. comfortable 2. had something that was affordable. Because in all reality, no one EVER wears a bridesmaid dress again. Don’t argue, you’re just lying to yourself.
Anyways, we went with Birdy Grey and they got the Grace Convertible Dress and the Christina Convertible Dress both in dusty blue. Protip: from their experience, the sizing chart is a little wonky, so make sure to order early and get it altered or have enough time to send it back to get the correct size. Also, Birdy Grey carries matching neckties for the groomsmen, so that’s what they wore.
As I mentioned before, I’ll be creating a more in-depth post about vendors, the booking process, and all that fun stuff. But for now, here is a list of the vendors I used at my wedding:
- Venue | The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill
- Catering | David Alan Hospitality Group
- Hair and Makeup | MBD Beauty
- Photography | Once Like A Spark Photography
- Florist | Gabriele’s Hand Designs
- Lighting | Audio Media Solutions
- Officiant | Wed By Fred
- Music | Rob Alberti Event Services
Okay, that’s it! Hope you enjoyed that little glimpse inside my wedding day. It was filled with lots of love and Budlight. Have any questions? Let me know in the comments!
Our wedding first appeared on sophiemarini.com