We each have our own story — but it is not ours alone to tell. Those who came before us are a part of that story. They lived and loved, laughed and cried, worked hard, celebrated fiercely and always persevered. We are here because of them, and to them much honor is due. 

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On my first date with my wife, long before thoughts of marriage had entered either of our heads, I shared a long-held ambition. “Under the right circumstances,” I said, unintentionally sounding like a character from The Producers, “a wedding could actually earn money for a couple.”

A scent can last forever. Pick a scent you and your partner can wear for years to come and bring you back to the day you said “I do.”

Celebrated German textile artist and printmaker Anni Albers (who, as it happens, lived out her later years here in Connecticut) once described “art” as “something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” If this sounds like the kind of happiness you intend for your wedding…

Pamper yourself on your special day and even pamper your guests with a special take-home gift. Our collection of soaps — nearly all made in Connecticut — offers unique scents and styles for every bride's taste and every wedding's theme.

What do you see when you picture your wedding? Is there blue water stretched out in front of you? Sparkling city lights? Vineyard vines? Rolling hills or verdant gardens? Lucky for you, Connecticut brides-to-be, the venue options right here at home are vast and varied. Read on for some of ou…

Sometimes joy can be too great to hold within. Four walls simply cannot contain our happiness; we must bring it out of doors and into the light for all the world to see. Such is often the case for brides who long for an outdoor wedding — of which the options here in Connecticut are plentiful…

Wedding planning can be a fun, blissful time in a couple’s lives. Selecting a venue, picking décor, planning a menu and, of course, shopping for the dress are all very exciting activities. Unfortunately, it can also be stressful, especially when couples start considering the costs. The avera…

The church ceremony is over, the bride and groom have been introduced at the reception and before the banquet begins someone from the wedding party — most often the best man, but perhaps the maid or matron of honor as well — stands up to give a toast in honor of the newly united couple.