Saturday, September 05, 2009

CT Wedding Vendors Part 2

Connecticut Vendors


Angie Lu Tailors (Madison) 203-245-9381
Alterations by Candy (Naugatuck) 203-720-2958
Alterations by Melanie (New Haven) (203) 776-4146
Cathy Lynne (Putnam) 860-928-3431


Bock and Blu
Higher and Higher
Marty Q (Waterbury)
Millennium Music (Avon)
O'Brien Strings (Orange)
PreludeRoss Tucker (Wethersfield) 860-529-6123Wildwood Groups

Bridal Salons
*indicates particularly accommodating for plus sizes

Aliber's Bridal (Greenfield, MA)
Bridal Bells (Berlin) (860) 828-8462*
Bridal Mall (Niantic)*
Bridal Reflections (Massapequa, NY)
Christi Anne's (Meriden)*
Class Brides by Eva (Stratford) (203) 378-9074
David's Bridal (Danbury, Manchester)*
Delianne's Bridal & Formal Wear (Waterbury) (203) 574-7955
East West Bridal (Manchester)
Desired Weddings (Putnam)
Fairy Tales Formal Wear (Colchester, Glastonbury)*
Great White Way (Watertown)
Harold's Formal Wear (New Haven)*
Julie Allen Bridal (Newtown)
Kleinfeld Bridal (New York, NY)
L.A. Bridal (Torrington) (860) 626-0202
Marie's Bridal (Fairfield)Mariella's (Rocky Hill)*
Melissa Ashley (Westerly, RI)
Plumed Serpent (Westport)
Stylish Impressions (Farmington) *
Wedding Embassy (Watertown)
White Dress by the Shore (Clinton)

Ana Parzych (Cheshire)
Cakes by Donna (Haddam)
Cakes Et Cetera (Middletown)
Cake Suite (Stamford)
Diane's Sweet Treats (Newington)
Emerald Bakery (Milford)
Julia's Bakery (Orange)
Kim's Cottage Confections (Durham)
Lyman Orchards (Middlefield) - Pies
Mozzicatos (Hartford)
Pastry Fusions (North Branford)
Sweet Lisa's (Cos Cob)
Sweet Maria's (Waterbury)
Toria Dolce (Ashaway, RI)


A Thyme to Cook (North Stonington)
Brown Sugar Catering (Manchester)
Cantering Caterer (Westport)
Coastal Gourmet (Stonington)
Chesterhouse (Westerly, RI)
Coromandel (Darien)
Dave Grant Caterers
Emily's Catering (New Haven County)
Greens Farms Spirit Shop (Westport)
Maneeley's Catering (South Windsor)
Ocean Blue Catering (Mystic)

A&B Entertainment (Marlborough)
Aardvark Audio (Southington)
After Hours DJ (Enfield)
Atmosphere Productions (West Hartford)
Connecticut Party Pros (Orange)
Dan Cavanaugh (West Springfield, MA)
Dance to the Music Entertainment (Norwalk)
DJ New EnglandDK Productions (New Britain)
Entertainment Unlimited of New England
Fun Factory DJs (Bristol)
Keith Alan Productions (Prospect)
Local Motion Entertainments (East Haven) (203) 468-6684
MartyQ (Waterbury)
Michel Entertainment (East Hartford)
Mike Connolly (Southington)
Mr. Music Man
Music In Motion (Seymour)
Spin Enterprise
Supersonic Productions (Enfield) 860-763-5545
Tasteful Productions DJ Services (South Windsor)
True Groove Entertainment (Norwich) 860-625-6200
Vin Scaramuzzo (Glastonbury)

DOCs/Event Planning

Beautimus Weddings

Details Wedding Planning
Dot Your i's Events
Sixpence for Your Shoe
Timeless Weddings by Georgia

Touch of Elegance by Malissa
Traci Romano Events


A Wedding of a Lifetime (Watertown)
Bishop's Orchards (Guilford)


Booth House of Flowers (Stratford)
Candi's Floral Creations (North Branford)
City Line Florist (Trumbull)
Confetti Events (Redding)
Designs by Nancy (Danbury)
Diane Gaudett
Flore (Southbury)
Flower Illusions (Enfield) 860-763-1187
Flowers by Danielle (Monroe)
Flowers by Jennifer (Danbury) (203) 730-2480
Hana Floral Design (Mystic)
Just for You Weddings by Jane (Middlefield)
Forget Me Not (North Haven)
Madison Flower Shop (Madison)
Mary Jane Lopa, The Creative Place (Wethersfield)
McQuade's Marketplace (Mystic)
Park Hill Joyce Flower Shop (Manchester)
Precious Petals (Berlin)
A Special Place (West Hartford) (860) 218-2981
Sharon Elizabeth's (Berlin)
The Pink Petunia (Cheshire)

Hair and Makeup

Aqua Salon & Spa (Shelton)
Beauty Entourage/Salon Alexander (New Britain)
Blades Salon (Wethersfield)
Candee Caldwell (Mary Kay) (Danbury) (203) 794-0036
Dana Bartone Salon (Cheshire)
Deirdre Iliadias, Nordstroms (West Hartford)
Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, Mystic Mariott (Groton)
Hair Attractions (Shelton) 203-924-8823
Jo Davi Salon (Trumbull)
Ivette Wellman (New Haven)
Angela, Janice, Naomi, Yolanda from Naomi Martinez (West Hartford)
Lisa at Salon Gio (Tolland) (860) 875-8500
Simplicity Hair (New Hartford)

Honeymoon Locations

Aruba - Bucuti Resort and Tara Suites - littlebull
Aruba - The Riu Palace - mrs.kane08
Cruise - Princess Cruise to western Caribbean - firefleye7
Cruise - Royal Caribbean Cruise, Adventures of the South Seas - APTR
Dominican Republic - Paradisus Palma Real Resort - Shari and Jesse
Jamaica - Negril, Couple's Negril - swtp856
Jamaica - Negril, Couple's Swept Away - EmandChris08
Jamaica - Negril, Sandals - jackiejoey530
Jamaica - Ocho Rios, Royal Plantation Resort - CTBride2008
St. Lucia - Sandals Grande - Marie07

Central America
Belize - Coco Plum Island Resort - MrsNSF

Cruise - Princess Cruises Greek Isles - silvercrystalus
Cruise - Royal Caribbean from Barcelona Spain to France and Italy - Heather&Alexi
Italy - Rome, Hotel Mediterraneo - silvercrystalus

Cruise - Carnival Pride along Mexican Riviera - HappyKlamb10
Punta Mita -Four Seasons - YKYP
Riviera Maya - Palace Resort Adventure Spa - kjbd09
Riviera Maya - Secrets Maroma Beach - MrsHinman-to-be

South Pacific

Fiji - Viti Levu, Outrigger on the Lagoon - dpassero

U. S. A.
CA - Lake Tahoe, Station House Inn - HappyKlamb10
CA - San Francisco, San Francisco W - YKYP
CA - Healdsburg, Sonoma County - YKYP
HI - Honolulu, Westin Moana Surfirder - Patricksfuturewife
HI - Kauai, Grand Hyatt - cartzbride2k8, KMarie79
HI - Lanai, Four Seasons - KMarie79
HI - Maui, Four Seasons - Patricksfuturewife
HI - Maui, Hyatt Regency - KMarie79
MA - Provincetown, Inn at Cook Street - musicjen23
RI - Newport, La Farge Perry House - Jessica10-19-08

Invitations/Paper Items

Adesso Albums
Alaun by Design
A Giftful Heart
By Invitation Only (Wolcott)
Cards and Pockets
Costco Online
Creating Memories
Creations by Krista
Crescent Moon Paper
Invitations by Dawn
Kristine's Papery (Milford)
Little Lady Studios
Timeless Weddings by Georgia (Vernon)
Traci Romano Events (South Norwalk)
White Aisle - for personalized stamps and labels and such


Mary Pugh (Norwalk)
Sara Carson (Hartford)


New England Light and Sound (North Haven)
Shindig Lighting


Antique Limo (Bethlehem)
Carriage Limo (Southbury)
Castle Limo
Central Park West Limo (West Hartford)
Gateway Limousine (Waterbury)
Liberty Limo (Meriden, Middletown, New Britain)
Mohegan Sun Limo (Uncasville) 860.862.815
New Britain Transportation Company (Berlin, Meriden, Plantsville)
Premier Limo (Hartford)
Settembre Limo (Peekskill, NY)

Linen Rentals

BBJ Linens (Canton, MA)
Event Party Rentals (Georgetown)


Agaton Strom (New York, NY)
Alissa Dinneen (Bristol)
Arguedas Photography (Boston, MA)
Candace Jeffrey (East Hartford)
Carl Kaufman (New Haven)
Carla Tan Eyck (Hartford)
Carrie Draghi (South Glastonbury)
Catherine Fiehn (Milford)
Christina Morse Photography
Daisy Schenk (Niantic)
David Frost Photography (East Haven)
Elite Studio (Stratford)
Erik Maziarz (Wallingford)
Image4Me (Trumbull)
Jake Koteen (Hartford)
Jamie Collins (South Norwalk)
James Grout (Trumbull)
Jenna Wedge
Jerome Braga, Studio 1923
Keith Berry (Bridgewater, MA)
Kiernan Photography (Guilford)
KM Photo (Clinton)
Lam Photography (Meriden)
Lindsay Shaw(Putnam)
Marsal Studios (Salem)
Megan LaBarbera (Danbury)
Michael J. Charles (Boston, MA)
Michael Morse Photography (Stonington)
Mike Ross (Hamden)
NetMartin (Cheshire)
Raw Photo Design
Reflections by Kari (Wallingford)
Robert Norman
Robert Trenske
Sarah McCoy
Sebastian Photography (Middletown)
Shades Shutters (Milford)
Snapshots Unlimited (Enfield)
Steve Depino (Guilford)
Steven Frischling
The Sweetest Days Photography (Griswold, Portland)
Tim Mark Photography (South Glastonbury)
Tina Parsadanov, Studio Blue Photography (Glastonbury)
Travis Flynn Photography (Milford)
Troy Photography
Video Affair (Hamden)

B-Pics Photographers

Image4Me (Trumbull)
Jamie Collins (South Norwalk)
Jennifer Laney Photography (Cheshire)
Jewel Photography (Middletown)
Raw Photo Design
Troy Photography

Rehearsal Dinner Sites

Agave (Hartford)
Mill on the River (South Windsor)
Mona Lisa's (Wolcott)
Portofino's (New Haven)
The Olive Tree (Southbury)
Skyline (Windsor Locks) (860) 623-9296‎

Travel Agents

Carol at A & S Travel (Waterbury)
Celebrate-Travel, Inc. (Cameron Park, CA)
Kim at Honeymoons Inc. (Buford, GA)
Tammy at Liberty Travel (Meriden)
Jana at Sanditz Travel (Middletown)


Amarante's Sea Cliff (East Haven)
Aqua Turf (Plantsville)
Bond Ballroom (Hartford)
Branford House Mansion (Groton)
Candlewood Inn (Brookfield)
Cascade (Hamden)
Crown Plaza Hotel (Southbury)
Crystal Peak (Winchester)
Farmington Club (Farmington)
Fox Hill Inn (Brookfield)
Glastonbury Hills Country Club (Glastonbury)
Goodwin Hotel (Hartford)
Grassy Hill Country Club (Orange)
Hilton Garden Inn (Windsor)
Inn at Middletown (Middletown)
Inn at Mystic (Mystic)
Jonathan Edwards Winery (North Stonington)
Log Cabin, Delaney House (Holyoke, MA)
Mystic Aquarium (Mystic)
Mystic Arts Center (Mystic)
Mystic Seaport/Seaman's Inne (Mystic)
Owenego Inn & Beach Club (Branford)
Pondhouse Cafe (West Hartford)
Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station (Haddam)
Riverview (Simsbury)
Saybrook Point Inn (Saybrook)
Spa at Norwich Inn (Norwich)
St. Clements Castle (Portland)
Stone Barn at Whitney Farms (Monroe)
Tunxis Plantation (Farmington)

Villa Rosa (Waterbury)
Waveny House (New Canaan)
Wickham Park (Manchester)
Wood Acres Farm (Terryville)
Woodwinds (Branford)

Ceremony Venues

Hartford City Hall (Hartford)


Buzz Media Company (Stonington)
Chris Walsh Productions (Rhode Island)
Digital Media Odyssey (Danbury)
Fran Gagnon (South Windsor)
Image4Me (Trumbull)
K-Lee Design (Enfield)
Little River Productions (Woodstock)
Marsal Studios (Salem)
Video Affair (Hamden)
Video Images

CT Wedding Vendors.

Accessories: White Aisle
Alterations - European Tailoring, West Hartford
Bachelorette Party Venue - Keys to the City in New Haven (I mentioned this because some girls come on here asking for ideas)
Band-Men In Black (From Boston)
Band: Brass Attack (RI)
BM Dresses-Mariellas
BM dresses: dynamite designs(in wallingford)
Bridal Salon: The White Dress by the Shore, Clinton
Bridal Shop - The Bridal Mall, Niantic
Bridal Shop: Julie Allen Bridals in Newtown
Bridal Shop/Alterations/BM Attire - Mariella's
Bride/BM Dresses: Ragtime Boutique, Watertown, CT
Cake - Toria Dolce (RI)
Cake-Cakes by Donna
Cake: Dimares Pastry (coordinated with Hyatt), Riverside
Calligraphy - Jess (former Knottie)
Caterer: Gourmet Galley
Catering - Cuisine with Jill, Torrington
Ceremony Music: Capriccio Ensemble, NYC
Ceremony Musicians: Millennium Music
Church - United Church of Chris (Southbury)
DJ - David from Powerstation (Cheshire)
DJ and Uplighting: Powerstation Events (Charlie S)
DJ: (pelletier productions(comes with booking mahans)
DJ: After Hours DJ Entertainment I've been to several weddings that they've done and they are GREAT!!!
DJ: Jim Nuzzo, Dance to the Music, Norwalk
DJ: Mark the Shark, Manchester
DJ: Starry Nite Productions (we are working with Tom) http://www.tsalat
Dress and BM dresses - Mariella's (Rocky Hill)
Dress Shop: Mariellas Creations in Rocky Hill (although my mom is making my dress, we had a wonderful experience at Mariella's and that's where I found "the dress" and my mom is reconstructing it. Story in Bio)>
Dress Shop: Stylez for the Aisle East Windsor
Dress-Priscilla of Boston
Dress: Bridal Heirlooms, South Hadley, MA
Dress: White Dress by the Shore (Clinton)
Dress(both Bride and Bridesmaids) Davids Bridal they were wonderful to us when we went
Engagement and Wedding Ring - Michaels in Waterbury Mall
Favors: Blue Jay Orchards, Bethel, CT
favors: M&M's world for candy, michaels for pillowboxes
Florist - Beachwood Florist in Milford
Florist - Floral Designs by Nancy (Danbury)
Florist - Langanke's Florist, Shelton
Florist-TK& Brown in Rocky Hill
Florist: Diane Gaudett, Newtown
Florist: Hana Floral (Mystic)
Florist: HGK Designs, my sister really likes her so far and she has worked well within her budget
Florist: Nedderman's in Thomaston
flowers: Just for You designs
Flowers: Springdale Florist, Darien
Groom's Attire - JCPenney
Hair - Beauty Entourage,
Hair & Makeup: Liz (H) & Shaenna (M) from Naomi Martinez, W. Hartford
Hair: Carol from Salon Elite in Cromwell
Hair: Kelly Sharkie (Branford)
Hair/Make-up - Dana Bartone (Cheshire, but travels to you)
Honeymoon: South Seas Adventures (we worked with Tree and she has been awesome!) If you're planning a HM to the South Pacific--Fiji, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, New Zealand, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Samoa.. etc I highly reccomend South Seas Adventures! The flights are included in your packaging they put together for you.
Invitations - Invitations by Dawn (online)
Invitations-The Greeting Shoppe (West Hartford-great people)
Invitations: Invite Siteinvitesite.comHair: Tendrils Salon, Middlebury, CT590 Middlebury Rd, Middlebury, CT‎ - (203) 598-3118‎Rings: Hannoush Jeweler (West Farms Mall Branch)
Jewelers - Madison Jewelers, Fairfield
jewelery: Jack's Jewelry(, did by email/phone),
JP - Cami Rosenberg-Dews, Bristol
Justice of the Peace - Judy Martone Peluso,
King Vincent Storm
Limo - Gardella's Elite Limo (Norwalk)
limo- antique/black swan limo
Limo: Antique Limo - Bethlehem
Limo: Carriage Limo
Make-up: Jennie Fresa (Clinton)
MOB & MOG dress: Harriman Clothing Design in NY(part of the army surplus store there)
Photo/Video: Image Photography & Video, Trumbull
Photobooth -
Photog: John LoConte
Photographer - Erik Maziarz (now a shooter for Carla Ten Eyck)
Photographer-Studio 1923 Jerome Braga (AMAZING!)
Photographer: HK Photography
Photographer: James Grout, Trumbull
Photographer: Michelle Caucutt (VA)
photographer: Mike Dialessi
Photographer: Misty Enright Photography She did my b-pics and they turned out FABULOUS so I have no worries that our wedding pics will be awesome as well!
Photography - HK Photography,
Photography - Robert Taylor, Stratford
Photography: B-Pics http://rawp
photography: Jewel Photography (we worked with Julie for our Engagement Photo Session) http://www.jewel
Photography: Photography by
Reception Hall: Hyatt Regency Greenwich
Reception Venue: Candlewood Inn, Brookfield
Reception: Heritage Hotel, Southbury, CT
reception/ceremony: mahans lakeview
Rentals: Liberty Rentals/RI Rentals
Room block - Holiday Inn (Southington)
Save the Dates:
Shower venue - SBC in Milford
Shuttle - Holiday Inn (Southington)
Stationery: Truly Yours, Bethel
STDs - Vistaprint
Sundae Bar - Ben & Jerry's Catering, Westfield, MA
Transportation - J&M Limousine in Milford
Transportation: Millennium Limo, New Canaan
Travel Agency - Carrie Travel in Milford
Travel Agent: Maureen, Liberty Travel, Fairfield
Tuxedos: College Formals Springfield MA (413) 737-7751
Tuxes - Modern Formals (Southington location)
Tuxes: J.T. Ghamo Tuxedos (West Hartford Branch)
tuxes: men's wearhouse
up: Donna Puma, Beauty at Your Door, Stamford
Veil & headband: Bridal Finery (E. Greenwich, RI)
Venue - Amarante's Sea Cliff in New Haven
Venue - Aqua Turf (Plantsville/Southington)
Venue -The Riverhouse (Haddam, CT)
Venue (for a non-traditional wedding, shower, b-party, rehearsal dinner, etc) - Haight Brown Vineyard, Litchfield
Venue: Crystal Peak, Winchester
Venue: Jonathan Edwards Winery (N. Stonington)
Venue: Mahan's Lakeview
Venue: New Haven Lawn Club They have made my planning so much easier than I thought it would be!
Venue: Waters Edge Resort & Spa (we have been working with Cindy) http
Videographer - Star Quality Video
Videographer-Fran Gagnon
Videography - Star Quality Video,

Monday, August 03, 2009

The Plus Size Bride

While I was still knotting (I know I shouldn't but it's so addictive) I came across this blog, The Plus Size Bride I started reading it and fell in love, why couldn't I have found this before I got married, I think I will give a lot of women courage to find the perfect dress. Don't be afraid if you can't at 1st, just be patient and you will find it.

I wanted to help out other plus size brides. So here is my story I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Blue Socks, Never Red Sox.

I finished my socks yesterday. They came out great, I can't wait to wear them...maybe once the weather gets cool again...oh wait that can happen any day now.

Now time to work on a baby sweater for a friend, actually the 1st of 3.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I've been neglecting my blog :(

But then again, with a wedding to plan, I've neglected just about everything, including my knitting.

But at least now, I'm back to knitting, in the last month, I'm finshed one project and working on 2 more.

A pair of socks Spring Forward from Knitty and also Branching Out from Knitty.

The socks for me and the Scarf for a friend.

So back to knitting we go.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sweater for Me!!!

Ok, so my future Mother-in-Law deceided to knit me a sweater, I had to share it because it came out sooooo cute. I really like it, and I think she did a great job on it.