Event Concept: Alyson Bowman

Photography + Styling: Lizz and Thomas Riley of 5 Diamond Productions

Venue: Madison Beach Hotel


Madison Beach Hotel

94 W. Wharf Road, Madison, madisonbeachhotelweddings.com203-868-0943

Madison Beach Hotel is a boutique resort specializing in beachfront weddings. Couples can say “I do” with their toes in the sand, greet guests at cocktail hour on the lawn and dine and dance in a ballroom and balcony with sweeping views of the Sound. Hosting only one wedding per day, you are guaranteed a personalized and intimate celebration. Luxurious accommodations offer guests an unforgettable experience. Weddings are hosted year round, from 10 to 160 guests. Madison Beach Hotel, a special place to dream details with Libby Rutty, Director of Catering.


5 Diamond Productions

89 Shunpike Road, Cromwell, 860-989-9515, 5diamond-photography.com5diamond-dj.com

5 Diamond Productions is a Connecticut-based production company specializing in weddings that offers professional photography, DJ, videography and photo booth services. Lizz and Thomas have an energetic yet calming spirit with great attention to detail. If you envision a calm day of fun shooting with amazing images and video to cherish forever, they are the team for your special day.


Michaels Jewelers  

Connecticut locations: Avon, Bristol, Danbury, Manchester, Meriden, Orange, Trumbull, Torrington, Waterbury, Farmington and Stamford; michaelsjewelers.com

Featured items:

Gents’ Movado Esperanza Quartz Watch, $956

14KWG3.01CTSolitaire Diamond Engagement Ring, $49,500

Frederick Goldman Men’s White Tungsten Wedding Band with .63CTTW Diamonds, $795

Martin Flyer 14KWG4.14CTTW Diamond Bracelet, $9,995

18KGold & Steel Pre-Owned Rolex Datejust II Watch, Price Available on Request


DA Couture Jewelry Bouquets

Preston, couturejewelrybouquets.com

These handmade jewelry bouquets and accessories are not only keepsakes but pieces of art. They signify love, new beginnings, and a lifelong journey with someone you’ve been dreaming about finding. Couture Jewelry Bouquets make your wedding day last a lifetime. Featured here: Bride’s bouquet, headpieces and two bracelets (butterfly and gold evening bracelet adorned with Swarovski crystals and customizable for each person’s individuality).  


Stylish Blooms

803 King St., Bristol, stylishblooms.com860-392-8045

This floral design studio specializes in weddings and events, offering gorgeous blooms, romantic candlelight and stylish rentals as part of a truly unique floral experience. Featured here are soft eucalyptus greenery, candlelight and sea glass for a soft glow and just the right amount of color. 


Stylish Impressions

Bridal Boutique

254 Main St., Farmington, 860-676-9990, stylishimoressions.net

Stylish Impressions is a full-service bridal boutique offering designer bridal gowns, mother of the bride/groom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and prom fashions. The boutique has been serving the Connecticut River Valley for nearly 30 years. Featured gown designed by Maggie Sottero.


Modern Formals

Southington, North Haven, Middletown & Plainville, modernformals.com

This full-service groom’s shop has been in business since 1950, providing the tuxedos for the Heisman Trophy ceremony as well as the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The shop serves weddings, prom and more.


Rebel Stationery Co.

Watertown, rebelstationeryco.com

Creating invitations, programs, menus, escort cards, favor tags and various decor and stationery. Rebel Stationery Co.’s designers work with modern couples to create custom stationery for your big day. From save-the-dates to invitations, programs to escort cards and everything in between, let your personality shine through every detail.


Gráinne Baking Co.

Deep River, grainnebaking.com860-876-7568 

This line of sweets and treats is handmade in Deep River. Gráinne Baking Co. puts flavor first, using only real, top-quality ingredients and local ingredients whenever possible. Featured here: bourbon pecan blondies with caramelized white chocolate, cacao nibs, and Litchfield Distillery bourbon.  An updated take on the classic congo square. 


Sarah Sullivan, Justice of the peace

justiceofthepeacesarahsullivan.com860-845-2126, sarah.justice.love@gmail.com

This fun and hip wedding officiant serves all loving couples across Connecticut.


Mystic Knotwork

25 Cottrell St., Mystic, mysticknotwork.com860-889-3793    

Located in downtown Mystic, this designer creates nautical knots used as favors, reception table decorations, and other accent pieces for your nautical or seaside wedding. Mystic Knotwork serves as a resource for wedding planners around

the country.


Betty’s Cake Creations

Facebook: Betty’s Cake Creations, ahindle@snet.net

Betty’s Cake Creations specializes in fully customizable cakes in unique flavors. Complement your cake on the sweets

table with Betty’s other tasty treats. Featured here: Rustic Gold semi-naked cake with bourbon, brown sugar syrup, edible 18K gold and covered in vanilla buttercream frosting. 


Pearl Weddings & Events

pearlweddingsandevents.com860-966-0065

This Connecticut-based wedding planner handles every aspect of the planning, so you don’t have to. Pearl Weddings work with you to prioritize what is important, assisting with wedding design, researching and selecting the venue and vendors that best fit your style and vision, handling all the details, tasks, research, phone calls, contracts, guest lists, vendor communications and wedding transportation. A range of wedding-planning packages are offered. 


Allure Traveling Beauty

alluretravelingbeauty.com860-214-5305

This team of traveling hair and makeup artists is composed of trained and intelligent professionals only. Specializing in weddings, photoshoots, special events, print, commercials and everything else in between, Allure is committed to serving you with the look you have always imagined. 


Models

Bride: Wilmarie Diaz

Maid of Honor: Alexa Riley

Groom: Nigel Rivera

Best Man: Chaunce Dunbar