There are an ever-growing number of venues in and near Connecticut to host couples looking to plan outdoor ceremonies and receptions.
Danielle and and Michael celebrated their marriage with an aviation-themed reception.
A real-life tale of two lovebirds determined to get married in paradise despite COVID-19 — and what you can learn from it
Before the walk down the aisle, there’s the trip to the aisle.
Fairy tale couples usually wind up in a castle at the end of their story. Why not start off in one?
Slow and shuffling doesn’t cut it in a world where Dancing With The Stars has made choreography de rigueur.
Gift Ideas for everything from the big day to fun activities for the new couple
Here are some ideas we’ve heard that we like for brides, grooms and guests of both genders.
Blue skies, bright sun and acres of green — sounds like the ideal setting for a wedding, doesn’t it? Lucky for us, Connecticut has an ever-increasing number of vineyards that fit that idyllic description, and are ready and willing to host all those you love as you come together to celebrate …
A wedding gown is perhaps the most important purchase a bride will make leading up to her big day. She’s likely dreamt of it, saved up for it and spent a decent chunk of change on it, but the question always remains: What do you do with it after your wedding day?
We originally planned on writing about new trends in wedding food in this space, but like so much else about the world, in general, as well as bridal planning, wedding food has been upended in 2020 by the unfortunate rise of COVID-19. To guide us through these turbulent times in wedding dini…
One thing that likely won’t have to change about your wedding in the post-COVID-19 world is music. And today, with lots of do-it-yourself DJ apps, and essentially unlimited digital storage of music, obtaining the technical tools DJs use is easier than ever. But that doesn’t mean actual DJing…
Frances Duignan & Gregg Luddy
“Brides always want to look and feel their best on their wedding day,” says Mary Sharp, owner of Ideal Healthy Weight Loss, with multiple Connecticut locations. “They want to radiate happiness and confidence as they share the big day with friends and family.” Thankfully, Connecticut is home …
Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from the Island of Sardinia by Letitia Clark $40, Hardi Grant Books
Connecticut-made products for the big day.
"By the power vested in me by our friendship, I now pronounce you married.”
Do you really want to gather those precious signatures in a boring ol’ book that will likely end up on a shelf somewhere gathering dust?
Chef Chrissy Tracey shares some tips on making your plant-based wedding a success.
Grand mansions, historic ballrooms, monuments to the arts … each shines bright in its very own way.
The Connecticut Bride teamed up with wedding planner Lisa Antonecchia, the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown and a host of creative vendors to create a classic wedding with a modern twist.
A brotastic bacchanal in the Bahamas? Lap dances and lost weekends? Quel vulgaire. The modern stag keeps it low-key and local.
Premarital sex has pretty much become a modern more. Pre-nups are the stuff of celebrity tabloid fodder. But what about premarital counseling? We gleaned some tips for newlyweds-to-be from an expert.
There’s no rule saying a reception has to be a formal affair. It’s YOUR day — choose a venue that’s as fun and whimsical as you are.
Created by Alyson Bowman, The Connecticut Bride
Photos: Caroline Bossetti
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