Month: August 2013

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Villa Barone Hilltop Manor

If you’re a Connecticut bride, you might want to look over the state line to some of the fabulous venues available in Putnam County. Our next bridal expo, on September 19th, is being held at one of these beautiful locations – Villa Barone Hilltop Manor.

The Hilltop Manor is perfect for a truly grand affair, and its waterfront location and country surroundings make you feel removed from everything. Your guests will be swept away by the stunning property with its landscaped gardens and sumptuous interiors.

Of course, it isn’t just great for big weddings. The team at the Hilltop Manor can work with you to create the perfect wedding for you, from 50 guests to 500 guests. The Villa Barone catering team can also ensure that you have a menu you’ll remember forever.

Words can’t do the Hilltop Manor justice, though. The best way to understand the beauty of this venue is to visit it, and our next bridal expo is the perfect opportunity. Find out more about this and other upcoming shows, and buy your tickets today!

Why Visit a Connecticut Wedding Show?

There are so many different things to consider when planning a wedding that it can seem overwhelming.  The list that you make at the start can soon get added to and it’s not just the number of jobs that gets longer, you find yourself wondering how you’re going to get everything into your wedding budget.

Going to a wedding show in Connecticut not only focuses you mind in that you can see examples of what you might get, and see what really matters to you in terms of what you really need, but it also means that you get to see local suppliers in the Connecticut area.

Using more local suppliers can work out better for a couple of reasons.  Firstly, the proximity means you can visit them in person to get better customer service, a realistic idea of what you can get, and meet the person you will be dealing with.  Secondly, the closer your supplier is the more you might be able to save in terms of shipping and postage, which means that you can get more for your money.  Lastly, some things you need for your wedding need to be close, such as venues and florists, in order for you to get married in an area where you can be close to your family and friends.

Fall Trends for Your Connecticut Wedding

If you’ve got a wedding coming up in the next few months, you’ll be thinking ahead to the great Fall trends. This year’s Fall weddings are set to be a bit unusual, but completely beautiful. Here are a few to keep in mind.

  • Dresses: The big trend for Fall wedding dresses is lace. This is especially popular in sleeves, which are staying on trend through the coming year.
  • Colors: This year’s Fall weddings are saying no to earth tones. Instead, look for colors that are bold, vibrant, and stand out against the sometimes drab seasonal background.
  • Food: Filling, rustic, and farm-fresh are the keywords for Fall wedding food. Hearty dishes are a great way to welcome the chill in the air, with fresh and local ingredients giving an ethical twist to your menu.
  • Themes: The autumnal style is going to be focused on romance. Themes are still being used, but Fall weddings will include extra feminine touches to give a romantic feel that’s in keeping with the weather.

To find out more about the great trends for Fall weddings, and to meet with many of Connecticut’s top wedding vendors, come to one of our upcoming shows! At this week’s show in Brookfield, you’ll also get the chance to meet the casting producers of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress!

Are You Ready for Our Next Show?

We’re only nine days away from our next Connecticut bridal show, and it’s going to be an exciting one! On August 20, we’ll be at the fantastic Candlewood Inn, where you’ll get the chance to meet the casting producers of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress. Of course, there’s so much more on offer!

When you come to our Candlewood Inn show, you’ll get a complimentary copy of Wedding Steps Magazine, a great resource for planning your Connecticut wedding. If you’re one of the first 50 brides to attend, you’ll also get the chance to win $25,000 for your wedding with our legendary dice game. There are also plenty of door prizes and a grand prize honeymoon.

Of course, the real draw for any bridal show is what it can offer for your wedding planning. Our shows give you the chance to meet some of Connecticut’s top wedding vendors. You can see what they do and talk to them about your big day. Just think about how much time you’ll save meeting everyone in one place, rather than calling vendor after vendor!

There is still time to get tickets for the Candlewood Inn show, and you can also find out about our other upcoming shows on our website!

Say Yes to “Say Yes to the Dress” at Our Next Show

If you’re like us, you love watching every episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.” When you come to our next show – on August 20, 2013 at the Candlewood Inn – you’ll get a chance to appear on the show.

If you aren’t already a fan, this great wedding planning show helps brides in their journey to the altar. The brides featured get expert advice in finding the perfect dress and overcoming other wedding planning challenges.

The “Say Yes to the Dress” casting producers will be at the next Wedding Steps bridal show to meet brides who want to take part in the upcoming season. They are busy finding brides for the experts to help in new episodes, and one of them could be you!

Along with this great casting opportunity, you’ll also get the chance to meet some of Connecticut’s best wedding vendors. You can get lots of your wedding planning done all in one great day out, so be sure to come along!