Monday, February 23, 2009

The Wadsworth Wedding Show...

... was this past weekend. If you haven't heard of the Wadsworth, please take some time to view their website - it is an absolutely gorgeous spot for any occasion. We've done a lot of weddings there as well as cocktail and birthday parties, so it offers a little bit of something for everyone.

The wedding show is truly delightful every year - it is just large enough to be encompassing of all kinds of different vendors but not too overwhelming. We heard there was another wedding show going on at the XL Center in Hartford at the same time - now THAT would be too much! And, as always, it was such a pleasure to reconnect with some of our favorite vendors, and even (ahem!) some of our competitors! Here are a few great things and people we saw...

Tony Palmieri of Datura Floral: Tony is one of those people that draws you in as soon as you lock eyes. He is so charming and genuine that you just want to talk to him and make him your pal! And, his floral creations are simply gorgeous - innovative and fresh. Check him out at

Heartbeat Dance Band: What is there to say? Barbara LaValle could not be kinder! And, their music is absolutely fabulous! We've worked with them countless times, but seeing their videos at the show really reminded us of why we love them so much. In a world of cheesy wedding bands, Heartbeat takes pride in being the exact opposite. If you're in the market for some awesome live entertainment at your next event, do yourself a favor and check it out;

And now, for the fabulousness of some of our competitors.

Jordan Caterers did an absolutely FABULOUS bright lime green, orange, and yellow display that featured all kinds of fresh produce and even fish! It just made us salivate for the springtime to just get here already! And the food they were serving was absolutely delicious - a deconstructed shrimp spring roll as well as vegetable 'tartar' and a yummy limoncello lemonade. It's going to be very difficult not to steal those ideas.

Coastal Gourmet had a really, really gorgeous display featuring custom made glass and cut birch branches. It was truly simple and elegant. And, of course, we sampled some of their limoncello seared scallops which were positively delish!

A Thyme to Cook is always on the cutting edge of food trend, and they certainly did not disappoint! I mean, come ON! BLT SUSHI?! They are so cool, and it was delicious to boot. We always love to spend time with our North Stonington neighbors - they are truly classy and creative ladies!

All in all, the wedding show reminded us of how much we love our work. To spend a rainy February Sunday in the presence of such esteemed vendors really makes us so excited for the busy summer months to come!

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