Wedding Showcase

Adams Mill

165 Adams Street Manchester, CT 06042 860-646-4039 www.theadamsmill.com

The rustic yet refined atmosphere of the Adams Mill hasrecently been enhanced with the newly added WaverlyBanquet Room. You will enter this room through a historic130-year-old brick archway, setting the stage foryour very special celebration.The Adams Mill Waverly banquet room can accommodate weddings with 70-180 guests. Your rehearsal dinner can also be enjoyed in our facility. We will be happyto meet with you to arrange your celebration at yourconvenience. Your special occasion and celebrationdeserves personal attention and service. Having it at theAdams Mill guarantees it!


AfterGlow

320 West Main Street Avon, CT 06001 860-402-3849 www.afterglowct.com

Enhance your bridal glow at AfterGlow Tanning andBeauty Bar. We offer Infinity Sun Custom AirbrushTanning, tanning, eyelash extensions and MAC makeupartistry. AfterGlow is conveniently located on Route 44in Avon.


Ann Howard Catering @The Bond Ballroom

338 Asylum Street Hartford, CT 06103 860-278-0105 www.bondballroom.com

As you begin planning the most important day of yourlives together, we invite you to consider Ann HowardCatering @ The Bond. The spectacular 5,000-squarefootsky-top ballroom offers panoramic views of thecityscape from floor-to-ceiling windows. With its convenientdowntown location, the Bond Ballroom offers theperfect setting for you and your guests on your mostspecial day! Our event specialists are committed to executingevery detail of your special day exactly as youenvisioned. From delicate butlered hors d’oeuvresthrough a gourmet meal, right down to the hand-dippedchocolate strawberries and crisp heart-shaped sugarcookies, our specialists will ease you through the seeminglyoverwhelming details to ensure a flawless event.


Aria Wedding & Banquet Facility by Villa Rosa

45 Murphy Road Prospect, CT 06712 203-758-0096 ariabanquets.com

Aria Wedding and Banquet Facility is surrounded by manicured gardens with breathtaking views. Imagine the most elegant, imaginative and sophisticated concept that your wedding guests will ever experience. You will be overwhelmed by the Geloso family’s three decades of extraordinary service and sumptuous cuisine. Aria is distinguished by a customizable menu featuring Old World fare with a contemporary style. As family and friends enter through our ornately decorated foyer and grand hall and continue into the European-inspired ballrooms, the wedding couple will stand at the top of the grand staircase balcony holding hands, anticipating the moment when they take their first steps on their journey as man and wife.


Arthur Murray Dance Studio

39 New London Turnpike Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-659-3161 www.amgdance.com

Don’t forget the most important detail... With all of the details surrounding your wedding, it is easy to forget to prepare for the one moment where it will be just the two of you… your wedding dance. With just a few lessons at our studios you will be able to show your guests you can do more than the “eighth-grade-sway.” Avoid the added pressure of last-minute lessons. Take the time to schedule lessons a few months ahead of your wedding so you can create memorable date nights and enjoy the delights of dancing.


Bill Selig Jewelers

161 Broad St. Windsor,CT 06095 860-688-3111 712 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury, CT 06070 860-651-0555 www.billseligjewelers.com

The Selig family salutes mothers and wives of military personnel on Saturday, May 11, 2013. In appreciation for the sacrifices made by their loved ones, the Selig family will be presenting free pearl necklaces to mothers and wives of military personnel who are away from home this Mother’s Day.

Please bring a picture or personal note about your military spouse or child to one of our two convenient locations from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.



Body Sense

400 Hebron Ave. Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-430-9480 www.bodysenseglastonbury.com

Body Sense is the ultimate personal training studio. Its founder,Maria Beck, has been a certified fitness instructor for 20 years and was one of the first fitness instructors to introduce Pilates more than a decade ago. Currently she is one of only a handful of Gyrotonic instructors in the state. Beck also designs balanced fitness programs for clients such as “Absolutely Abs,” “Help Me Get Motivated,” “b.fit… for Your Wedding Day!” and “Two’s Company…getfit2gether.” Contact Beck about trying a complimentary session.


Cascade Fine Catering

480 Sherman Ave. Hamden, CT 06514 203-907-0595 www.cascade-banquets.com 

From the Porte-Cochere entrance to the fashionable interior,you’ll find elegance, luxury and charm at Cascade. Let us help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Awarded Best of The Knot in 2011, 2012 and 2013!



Connecticut Convention Center

100 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT 06082 860-249-6000 860-249-6161 www.ctconventions.com

Congratulations on your engagement! Your wedding day is big news—come celebrate at Hartford’s premier venue. The elegance of the Connecticut Convention Center is the perfect complement to one of life’s most important occasions. From intimate bridal showers and luncheons to romantic receptions, our space can accommodate your every dream. We offer catering menus that are sure to dazzle you and our professionals will help show you the way toward your happily ever after. Floor-to-ceiling windows in our 10-story Atrium and the warm smiles of our professional event planners set the tone for your special day.



CT Rental Center

30 deKoven Drive Middletown, CT 06457 860-347-4688 Fax: 860-347-6706 ctrentalcenter.com

Your wedding is, most likely,one of the most important days of your life. At Connecticut Rental Center,we understand what it takes to make your function memorable. We have been creating those memories since 1969 with experienced party, wedding and event consultants. Our onsite consultants will be happy to share their years of knowledge and experience with you to help plan the entire event. Tent site layout, table and chair selection, linen coordination, decor ideas, caterer and venue suggestions are just a few of the many services available to you at no charge. Our delivery and setup staff have the experience to deliver your order in a timely manner and allow you the confidence that the comfort and safety of your guests has been addressed.


Dee’s One Smart Cookie LLC

398 Hebron Ave. Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-633-8000 www.deesonesmartcookie.com

Dee’s One Smart Cookie is a gluten, dairy and allergen free bakery. Dee’s creates wedding cakes that range from simply elegant to wildly extravagant and artistic for the wedding cake of your dreams. Baked from scratch with the highest quality all natural and organic ingredients, Dee’s cakes are as delicious as they are beautiful. Brides always share with us after their big day that their guests raved about the wedding cake without even knowing it was allergen free. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your wedding cake and favor needs.



Emily’s Catering Group

105 Central Street Bristol, CT 06010 860-585-8625 www.emilyscater.com

Beautiful. Unique. Perfect. That’s how you want to remember your special day.Select Emily’s Catering Group, and we’ll bring your dreamiest wedding plans to life, beautifully. We’re an off-premise caterer creating beautiful weddings at Connecticut and New York’s finest venues. From time-honored traditions to original twists, your guests will rave about your memorable wedding long after you’ve tied the knot. We handle every detail you can imagine - and many you would never even consider.Emily’s Catering Group pays special attention to each and every element of your celebration - from selecting the most creative menus and gorgeous table settings to helping you find the music, flowers, and photographer.


Executive Cleaners

375 Foxon Blvd. New Haven, CT 06513 203-469-7599 2Howe St. New Haven, CT 06511 203-777-7000 executivecleaner.com

Your wedding gown is a precious possession that you may hope to pass down from generation to generation. Cleaning your gown professionally is of the utmost importance in maintaining this heirloom. Whether you are borrowing it from a relative or buying it new, your gown deserves the proper care both before and after the wedding. Today’s bridal gowns are made from a wide variety of fabrics such as satin, taffeta, chiffon, organza, brocade, and lace, and accented with delicate trims such as beads, crystals, sequins, embroidery, silk flowers, and appliqué, all of which require special care from a professional. Our gown preservation package comes with a lifetime guarantee.



Farmington Gardens

999 Farmington Ave. Farmington, CT 06032 860-678-1353 www.farmingtongardensct.com

Graced with a scenic garden of exquisite perennials, cascading water ponds and a contemporary greenhouse, Farmington Gardens strives to fulfill the most lavish and ambitions events of your imagination. Farmington Gardens hosts exclusive, private events run by caring professionals who provide unparalleled expertise in executing your event details using everything from customized culinary menus to state-of-the-art media equipment.

Farmington Gardens is a family-owned and operated destination dedicated to weddings, special occasions, corporate and social events.


FootPrints

79 Costello Road Newington, CT 06111 860-666-3100 www.footprintsshoes.com

FootPrints Shoes in Newington offers enchanted wedding fashion, with the finest selection of fashion, bridal, and formal footwear in New England. Whether you’re searching for peep-toe pumps, sling-back heels, or strappy sandals, a FootPrints personal shopper will help find the perfect style shoe for you. Our in-house, custom coloration services will ensure a perfect match for you and your bridesmaids. From beaded and pearl-embellished clutches to platinum and gold cubic zirconia jewelry, we have just the accessories for your wedding style. Visit our store or call to have one of our FootPrints personal shoppers get you started on your way to your dream wedding look.



Glastonbury Hills Country Club

239 Country Club Road South Glastonbury, CT 06073 860-633-5253 www.glastonburyhills.com

At Glastonbury Hills Country Club, you will find delicious cuisine, friendly staff and a sincere commitment to outstanding service.

With packages in all price ranges, Glastonbury Hills Country Club offers something for everyone. We host only one wedding reception at a time and can accommodate up to 350 people. Come explore our impressive facility and discuss the arrangement of your upcoming wedding with one of our function coordinators. You will find us to be the perfect venue for your wedding reception.


The Grand Oak Villa

550 Sylvan Lake Rd. Oakville, CT 06779 860-945-0548 www.thegrandoakvilla.com

At The Grand Oak Villa, our elegant ballrooms and beautifully manicured grounds provide the perfect backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. You and your guests will enjoy expertly prepared cuisine and personalized service from our professional staff. The Grand Oak Villa has been noted for some of the finest wedding receptions in Connecticut. Our presentation and services are sure to go above and beyond any of your expectations or needs.



Hartford Marriott Downtown

200 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT 06103 860-249-8000 www.HarfordMarriott.com

Rehearse, get married and celebrate all under one roof.

- Enjoy your rehearsal dinner in the private dining room of our award-winning Vivo Seasonal Trattoria restaurant

- Walk down the aisle and celebrate in our beautifully appointed ballroom

- Meet your guests over a fabulous buffet




Jenks Productions, Inc.

100 Great Meadow Road, Suite 702 Wethersfield, CT 06109 860-563-2111 www.jenksproductions.com

The Jenks Productions Hartford Bridal Expo is one of the most prestigious bridal shows in Connecticut. The show provides brides-to-be with a one-stop shop for all of their bridal needs. The event features over a hundred wedding professionals who showcase state-of-the-art services and products to compliment all tastes and budgets. Brides-to-be can now meet local vendors face-to-face and turn their dream wedding into a reality, all under one roof in one day.



Jordan Caterers

1718 Highland Ave. Cheshire, CT 06410 203-272-8213 www.jordancaterers.com

Jordan Special Events creates one-of-a-kind custom wedding and milestone events throughout Connecticut and adjoining states. Customers are guided by one of our highly experienced planners to craft a memorable life event. Each menu is specifically created by our peerless culinary team, and is served and managed by highly skilled staff. Our longstanding exclusive and preferred relationships with multiple venues and vendors statewide allows us to serve you anywhere from transformed backyards to spectacular dream estates.


Kevin Edward Jewelers

395 West Main St. Avon, CT 06001 860-677-2777 www.kevinedwardjewelers.com

Kevin Edward Jewelers has earned its distinctive reputation through a commitment to building lasting relationships. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff sets us apart.

We offer a large selection of diamonds, bridal sets, custom jewelry, and we carry top designers such as Alex and Ani, Simon G., Movado, and many others. At Kevin Edward Jewelers, we provide exceptional value and customer service.



Mariella Creations, Inc.

2192 Silas Deane Highway Rocky Hill, CT 06067 860-529-8558 www.mariellacreations.com

Mariella Creations, Inc. of Rocky Hill has been dedicated to the bride’s needs for the past 40 years. Numerous awards have been received from Hartford Magazine, Hartford Advocate, The Knot and Weddings Wire. Our professional and courteous staff will lend their talent and expertise to create an event that will leave you and your guests in awe with attention to every detail. We carry an extensive collection of exclusive wedding, bridesmaids, mother’s and special occasion gowns. We offer professional fittings and alterations.


Michaels Jewelers

10 Connecticut Locations
www.michaelsjewelers.com

The Treasure Chest Diamond Collection: Perfectexpressions from the depths of your love, exclusivelyfrom Michaels Jewelers.As Connecticut’s premier jeweler, Michaels Jewelers’century of experience, trust and professionalism isincorporated into every Treasure Chest diamond.Each one is hand-chosen by our experts for only thefinest in cut, shape, size and price. This collectionexceeds all expectations, with engagement rings andwedding bands in a unique selection of styles, designs,metals and exquisite diamonds. From contemporary toeclectic, there are rings for every couple’s price andtaste preferences. Visit Michaels Jewelers for exceptionalpersonal service and to discover the true joy ofthe Treasure Chest Diamond Collection. We have 10locations throughout Connecticut. Visit our website tofind a location near you.



The Mill on the River Restaurant

989 Ellington Road South Windsor,CT 06074 860-289-7929 www.themillontheriver.net

Located in a completely remodeled gristmill, The Mill on the River provides a perfect blend of upscale dining elegance and rustic New England charm. With a beautiful waterfront onsite ceremony location and banquet rooms, it is an ideal location for your once-in-a-lifetime event.

Year after year,Connecticut’s readers highlight The Mill on the River for its romantic setting. The building’s pastoral charm creates enchantment, starting with the “Kissing Bridge.” Many guests enjoy the romance of promenade strolls overlooking the riverside and walks through manicured gardens that provide picturesque memories that will last forever.



Modern Pastry

422 Franklin Avenue Hartford, CT 06114 860-296-7628 www.modernpastryshop.com

The finest pastries, cakes and cookies for birthdays, weddings and all your special occasions. Modern Pastry features more than 30 Italian and French pastries, from mini and regular size, baked daily on the premises. Cookies and a selected variety of pastries are shipped anywhere in the USA.



Naomi’s Studio & Salon

625 New Park Ave. West Hartford, CT 06110 860-232-8900 www.naomimartinez.com

Naomi’s Studio and Salon is a nationally recognized award-winning hair and makeup company in West Hartford, Conn.

Also recognized as a “Specialty Salon” offering the latest in all beauty treatments, now that they have partnered with Eterna Vita Med Spa. In 2012 they worked with more than 500 brides throughout Connecticut, New England and at Destination Weddings. Naomi Martinez, a natural in this industry, is a former Miss Connecticut/USA, has been a guest on “The Tyra Show” twice and has traveled the world and studied with some of the best, including Jay Manuel, Tyra Banks’ former personal makeup artist and former artistic director of “America’s Next Top Model.”



The Oaks Ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

42 Century Drive Bristol, CT 06010 860-589-7766

Your Oaks Ballroom reception of up to 350 guests at the completely renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bristol begins in The Atrium, with an elegant presentation of regional cheeses, hot handmade hors d’oeuvres, fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and dips, and charcuterie. The bride, groom and attendants enjoy their one-hour reception in the privacy of the Bridal Suite.

The five-hour hosted bar features premium spirits, beer and wine. A popular domestic Champagne is poured. Your menu options include our award-winning chef’s four-course seated dinner or chef-attended dinner stations.



Palace Theater

100 East Main St. Waterbury, CT 06702 203-346-2010 www.palacetheaterct.org

When you were a little girl didn’t you imagine yourself as a fairytale princess on your wedding day? Whether a grand event for 400 or an intimate soiree for 50, your wedding at the magnificent Palace Theater is treated as if royals are on your guest list…because they are…YOU! A beautifully restored venue with spaces to accommodate events up to 400, the Palace Theater in Waterbury is an architecturally significant landmark that will leave your guests in awe. From impeccable customer service, to capturing just the right ambiance, the Palace Theater is an extraordinary setting for your most special day.Please contact Audra Petrucelli, Event Manager at 203-346-2010, Ext. 2057 or email her at Petrucelli@palacetheaterct.org for information.



Pennachio Jewelers

Eric Town Square, 120 Hebron Ave. Glastonbury, CT 06033 860-652-0806 www.pennachiojewelers.com

Wedding rings in alternative metals and other materials are becoming more and more popular.Alternative materials include cobalt-chrome, titanium, black zirconium, tungsten, hardwood and ceramic. Rings made from alternative materials have a contemporary feel and are perfect for men and women who like modern jewelry designs. Alternative wedding bands tend to be very comfortable, so they are perfect for everyday wear. Prices start at $125.


Per Se

58 Memorial Road West Hartford, CT 06107 860-570-1554 www.perseaveda.com

On your wedding day everything matters - from yourelegant hair style to the tips of your fingers and toes.We can assist you in achieving your perfect “first look”just for him. Our stylists and estheticians will guide youin your big decisions and your little indulgences. For aconsultation call 860-570-1554.


The Persnickety Bride

9 Gelding Hill Rd. Newtown, CT 06482 203-426-2598 www.thepersnicketybride.com

The Persnickety Bride is the event product division of DBP & Associates, Inc./Persnickety Promotions. We have over 20 years of consumer and corporate design, product development and event experience. Our firm has an impeccable history of creating gorgeous custom stationery suites, custom favors and tabletop/decor products in all categories including custom chocolates, cookies and baskets. Our firm has received reviews in the Westchester edition of the New York Times, Connecticut Bride Magazine as well as industry publications such as Stationery and Gift Trends. We are a Bride’s Choice Vendor on Wedding Wire and have also won Best of The Knot 2013!


Peter Indorf Jewelers

703 Boston Post Road Madison, CT 06443 203-245-5700 1022 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510 203-776-4833 www.peterindorf.com

From classic and contemporary styles to custom designs by Peter Indorf, you will find your perfect engagement ring at Peter Indorf Jewelers. Peter celebrated his 40th anniversary in 2012 after founding Peter Indorf Jewelers in 1972. The piece shown is a platinum, diamond and sapphire three-stone trellis ring with pave diamond side stones designed and created by Peter Indorf Jewelers. Come visit us in New Haven at 1022 Chapel Street, 203-776-4833 and in Madison at 703 Boston Post Road, 203-245-5700. www.peterindorf.com.


Powerstation Events

1486 Highland Ave. Unit 6 Cheshire, CT 06410 800-423-7835 www.PowerstationEvents.com

Now celebrating our 30th year, Powerstation Events has been Connecticut’s most popular and professional DJ and wedding services provider since 1983. In one stop, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect wedding: the best DJs, photography, videography, musicians, lighting and decor. Our synergetic team approach provides you with incomparable service, convenience and value.

Powerstation Events… The Perfect Wedding Starts Here.


Shear Artistry Day Spa & Salon

152 Simsbury Rd. Riverdale Farms, Building 9 Avon, CT 06001 860-676-9667 www.shearartistrydayspa.com

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. Our passion is to make you look and feel your best. Shear Artistry can accommodate parties of up to 15 people. We will be happy to customize a package to suit you and your bridal party’s needs. We look forward to seeing you!



The Spirited Hand

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley,Canton, CT 860-693-3300 www.spiritedhand.com

The Spirited Hand has been offering an eclectic mix of American handcrafted gifts for more than 25 years. (Winners in Best Gift Shop category!) We have an extensive selection of jewelry, and are pleased to place special orders to perfectly match a bride’s choices and colors! Our Bridal Registry promises one-of-a-kind treasures in Glassware, Pottery, Judaica, Wood, etc…come see “the best kept secret in The Valley!”



Sterling Jewelers

965 Silas Deane Highway Wethersfield, CT 06109 860-529-1187 www.shopsterlingjewelers.com

Sterling Jewelers is a locally owned, independent fine jeweler in Wethersfield. For 66 years couples have been getting engaged with awesome diamonds from Sterling Jewelers. We proudly offer “Hearts on Fire,” the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds. Our bridal department is extensive with designs from “Simon G.” and more. We offer custom design services so we can create a special ring just for you. A gemologist, goldsmith, watch technician, jewelry appraiser and engraver are on premises.



Steven Mitchell Connecticut Justice of the Peace

860-550-0350 www.stevenmitchelljp.com

My main focus, as a Connecticut Justice of the Peace,is to make sure your special day is fun and as smoothas possible. As I have quite often said to prospectivecouples, "I specialize in low-stress weddings."Regardless of the setting, we’ll have a fun wedding. Ialso perform Civil Unions.



Tone Zone DJs . Photography . Videography

860-666-5713 www.tonezonenetwork.com

Get ready to have the most fun wedding your family andfriends have ever been to! For over 25 years, Tone Zonehas taken a personal approach in customizing weddingsto the vision each of our clients has... and exceedingexpectations along the way. Tone Zone offers fun DJs -and boy are we dynamic! We have artistic weddingphotography, cinematic videography, as well asuplighting and photobooths. By offering one-stopshopping, we have packages for every budget. Call toset up a meeting, and discover how Tone Zone willmake your wedding an absolute blast!



Wickham Park

1329 West Middle Turnpike Manchester,CT 06042 860-528-0856 www.wickhampark.org

Have you always dreamed of the perfect garden wedding and reception? Formal or casual, Connecticut’s finest park provides the ideal setting in a half-acre size garden and amphitheater showcasing a stunning, panoramic view of the Hartford skyline and beyond. A historic log cabin and attached tent provide for an unforgettable reception. Interested in a garden ceremony only? View our four beautiful wedding gardens and other settings for the location you have been searching for.



Woodwinds

29 School Ground Rd. Branford, CT 06405 203-481-6577 www.thewoodwinds.com

In 2007, the Suppa family completely transformed WoodWinds. Today, WoodWinds is like a European country manor. Envision standing on the grand staircase under the twinkle of Austrian Crystal chandeliers, taking pictures in a magnificent garden and dancing the night away on a marble dance floor. The Suppas represent over 40 years of experience in facilitating elegant weddings featuring Chef Silvio’s masterful, signature cuisine from his renowned restaurant Café Allegre. From the presentation and taste of the food, to the service for you and your guests and the ease of planning this most important day of your lives, the Suppas deliver flawlessly.


The Write Approach

245 Amity Road Woodbridge, CT 06525 203-397-8272 www.thewriteapproachinc.com

The Write Approach has become the destination for the largest collection of invitations for all occasions. Brides count on their expertise to guide them through making all their important decisions. They are not just purveyors of invitations, but know the details to make a perfect party. You’ll find a world-class selection of gifts to create an exciting bridal registry. Choose from collections such as Simon Pearce hand-blown glass, unusual Nambé alloy and wood pieces, Maple Leaf cutting boards, and gorgeous tableware by Juliska. The Write Approach is a phenomenal gift shop. No matter who you are shopping for, you’ll find something you’ll be proud to give or keep for yourself.

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