Connecticut WeddingCONN is on Sunday, September 8 from 12-3 p.m. at the UCONN Alumni Center, 2384 Alumni Dr., Storrs, CT. Meet with a variety of wedding professionals who are ready to help you plan your special day!

Free Admission for Engaged Couples! Guest Tickets only $5 when you order in advance. (Guest tickets will be $10 at the door) Register for Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connecticut-weddingcon-tickets-60640693948

Walk-ins are always welcome! Free admission for Engaged Couples, UCONN Students and Alumni. Guests are $10 at the door.

THIS IS CONNECTICUT WEDDINGCON - not your typical bridal show! Think ComicCon but for Weddings so by all means dress up for the day! That bridesmaids dress you thought you would never wear again - wear it!! Maybe your Mom or one of your Maids would love to be able to wear their gown again - do it! And of course anything UCONN or Huskies is totally encouraged.

There's also going to be Wedding Workshops throughout the day! You'll get to meet with some of the wedding pro's who are tops in their field share all kinds of awesome tips to help with your planning!
WORKSHOPS:
12:30 p.m. KMF Events - learn how to make garland
1 p.m. Makeup Demonstration by Bri V Hair & Makeup
1:30 p.m. GDA Weddings - how to get free wedding photos
2 p.m. Pure Romance - bachelorette parties and the honeymoon

Plenty of free parking! The first 100 attendees will receive a free swag/goody bag! Connect with wedding professionals and plan your wedding. Enjoy tasty treats, great deals on services, raffles, prizes and more! For info please email Kelly@BridalShowsbyKelly.com.

EXHIBITORS:

VENUE

UCONN ALUMNI CENTER

2384 Alumni Drive, Storrs, Connecticut

Phone: 860-486-1828

Email: jsweeney@uconn.edu   Web: http://uconnalumni.com/events-reunions/alumni-center/

Opened in 1989, the Alumni Center is a showpiece facility that is now one of the most magnificent buildings on the UConn Storrs Campus. Spanning 25,000 square feet, the Alumni Center is a beautiful example of the commitment of our UConn alumni.

Dedicated on Homecoming Day 2001, the Alumni Center is a great source of pride for the University and our alumni. It includes a renovated Alumni House, an Alumni Hall of Excellence, Husky Heritage Sports Museum, first class meeting rooms, and state-of-the-art alumni relations staff offices. An Alumni Lounge provides the perfect resting spot for visitors to the Center. 

BAND/LIVE MUSIC

NOVEMBER SOUND

Servicing Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts

Phone: 860-228-3667

Email: NovemberSoundMusic@gmail.com

Web: www.NovemberSound.com

November Sound combines the sophistication of jazz with the accessibility of modern popular music for your cocktail hour, private party or special event.

BRIDAL/ FORMALWEAR/ MEN’S TUXEDOS

LOVE ME TWO TIMES BRIDAL AND CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE

15 Merchants Ave., Taftville, CT 06380

Phone: 860-889-3535 Email: loveme2xboutique@gmail.com

Web: www.lovemetwotimesconsignment.com

Love Me Two Times offers new designer wedding gowns at half or more off retail as well as pre-owned one of a kind gowns. We are a full service bridal boutique providing quality attire for the entire wedding party including Tuxedos/ wedding suits, bridal trousseau accessories, bridesmaids and mothers. We can also custom order without the lengthy lead times of traditional boutiques. We are your one stop shop - all at fantastic prices!

CAKERY

A CUPCAKE FOR LATER

Phone: 860-456-2224   Email: acupcakeforlater@sbcglobal.net

Web: www.acupcakeforlater.com

Always fresh, never frozen. We are a cakery, not a bakery. We celebrate all of life's celebrations. Making the edible incredible.

CATERING

AMELIES LLC dba Old Country Banquets

4 Alden Avenue, Enfield, CT 06082

Sasa Skerla, Owner/Chef

Phone: 860-745-5390

Email: oldcountrybanquets@gmail.com

Web: www.oldcountrybanquets.com

We are a unique venue, accommodating up to 300 guests, and specializing in full service catering.

RENEE'S WORKING GIRL CATERING

142 School Street, Putnam, Connecticut

Servicing all of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Central Massachusetts

Phone: 860-412-9365  Email: support@workinggirlcatering.com

Web: www.workinggirlcatering.com

Full service off site catering company. Full bar services available. 

University Catering

Phone: 860-486-5053

Email: helen.mesi@uconn.edu  Web: http://dining.uconn.edu/university-catering/

University Catering is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to the faculty, staff, students & guests of the University of Connecticut. Our services include served meals, buffet meals, receptions, coffee breaks, picnics & a la carte menu planning. Convenient group tickets for any of our campus dining facilities are also available. The catering department is comprised of a well-trained culinary staff & service personnel under the direction of a professional management team. Our experience, knowledge & expertise enables us to provide all of the necessary ingredients to ensure the success of your event.  As you plan your celebrations, please keep University Catering in mind. We have added some delicious enhancements to our menu.

COTTON CANDY

GREEN VALLEY COTTON CANDY

Phone: 860-556-9351

Web: www.greenvalleycottoncandy.com

Email: anessahaney@yahoo.com

CUSTOM SHIRTS/ DECALS

DESIGNS BY IRENE

Servicing CT, RI, MA

Phone: 860-634-3539

Email: DesignsbyIreneC@gmail.com

Web: www.facebook.com/DesignsbyIreneC

Custom made items to celebrate your engagement, bachelor parties, wedding and guests! Shirts, decals, koozies & more!

DJ AND ENTERTAINMENT

GHOST ENTERTAINMENT DJ SERVICES

DJ Stevie G

Serving all of CT, MA, RI, NY

Phone: 860-471-3679

Email: s.gholston@sbcglobal.net

Web: www.ghostentertainment.com

Full service DJ company with lighting, photo booth, videos, monograms and more. Veteran owned and operated and offer Military and service discounts (Teachers, Police, Fire)

ENTERTAINMENT

WEDDING EVENT PAINTING by STACEY KOLBIG

Phone: 203-788-3140

Email: weddingeventpainting@gmail.com

web: www.weddingeventpainting.com

Stacey Kolbig, international award winning artist and designer, will paint live at your wedding, creating a timeless work of art while you and your guests celebrate your special day.

FLORIST

KMF EVENTS LLC

Kafui Fesser - Founder

Kenneth Green - Co-Founder

Servicing New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts

Phone: 203-441-2022

Email: kmfeventplanning@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KMFEvent

As a small business we take pride in our clients and designs. We strive to provide timely and excellent service while staying on budget.

GIFTS - JEWELRY, NAIL POLISH, SKIN CARE/MAKEUP & CLOTHING

HOPE’S CLOSET featuring Piphany, Color Street, Younique and Origami Owl

Kristina Holt, Brand Ambassador

Covering all of New England and across the US

Phone: 617-792-1840

Email: holtkristina@live.com

Web: Origami Owl: mk31.origamiowl.com; Piphany: https://app.piphany.com/customer/signup/1545114489536/1545114489536 ; Younique: www.youniqueproducts.com/kristinaholt31 ; Color Street: mycolorstreet.com/filedawaywithlove

My name is Kristina Holt. I am a brand ambassador with a few companies that include makeup/skin care, personalized jewelry, nail polish and clothing for rehearsal dinner and more. Sometimes planning a wedding can be stressful, but don’t you worry, I am here to help in many different aspects. The products I will be showcasing are perfect for the flower girl as well. Origami Owl is releasing an exclusive bridal line and I cannot wait to share that with all of you. Leave a comment if there is anything specific you would like to be shown at the event or would like to purchase then and there and I can try to order it before hand. And if I do not have what you are looking for at my table, no worries, we can place the order right then and there online.

HAIRDRESSER/ MAKEUP ARTIST

BRI V Hair & Makeup Artistry

Brianna Vermette, Owner

Located in Worcester, MA; Service areas - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine

Email: b.vermette@aol.com

Web: www.facebook.com/BRIVHair&MakeupArtistry

I am a licensed cosmetologist, working my way up to open a salon. I am doing freelance hair and makeup services at the moment for special occasions. I have been in the beauty industry for a couple of years. I love what I do, and love making my clients feel beautiful in their own way.

JEWELRY

TOUCHSTONE CRYSTAL BY SWAROVSKI

Jessica Doyle, Consultant

Servicing all of Connecticut
Phone: 315-794-3154
Web: www.touchstonecrystal.com/jtjewels
Classy jewelry perfect for brides, bridesmaids, mother of brides and grooms and everyone else! Backed by the trusted Swarovski name, but affordable.

PHOTOGRAPHY

JENNA LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY

Jenna Lynn Whalen - Owner of Jenna Lynn Photography

Serving Western New England - MA, CT, RI, NH - any distance in the surrounding states plus travel rates.

Phone: 413-386-4758

Email: jennasphotographs@gmail.com

Web: https://jennawhalen7.wixsite.com/jennalynnphotography

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennawhalenphotography

Photography that captures Joy & Personality! Jenna Lynn Photography thrives on capturing authentic and meaningful moments for her clients to cherish forever. Jenna adds a bubbly energy to the weddings she shoots by keeping each love-bird couple relaxed and confident in knowing she will capture everything hoped for! Her personality reflects in the way that she edits as well! Bright & Bold reflecting her personality and Moody Matte styles! (Matt being the name of her fiance and moody…. well, who isn’t! Lol) If you are looking for a photographer to provide more than photos but a joy-filled experience, Jenna is your gal!

KATARAM STUDIOS

New England and Destination Weddings

Phone: 781-888-0149

Email: kataram@kataramstudios.com Web: www.kataramstudios.com 

A husband and wife duo, all we know is how to take pretty pictures. 

LUZ PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAULA

Paula, Main Photographer and Business Owner

54 Hartford Turnpike, Tolland, CT

Serving New York and New England

Phone: (305)951-3025

Email: luzphotographybypaula@gmail.com

Web: www.luzphotographyweddings.com

We are a wife and husband team that loves to capture all the magical moments of your big day. No wedding is too big or too small for us, we are here to let your wedding live on forever.

REBECCA WILHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Rebecca and Mary - Photographers

Servicing New England and Destinations

Phone: 860-690-1999  Email: rebecca@rebeccawilhitephotography.com

Email: www.rebeccawilhitephotography.com

Our goal is to give you photos from your wedding that will bring joy, laughter and tender memories for the rest of your lives. 

PARTY RENTALS

TAYLOR RENTAL PARTY PLUS

Talia Schwarz, General Managaer

274 Broad St., Manchester, CT 06040

Phone: 860-643-2496  Email: info@taylorrentalpartyplusct.com

Web: www.taylorrentalpartyplusct.com

SKIN CARE/ COSMETICS

MARY KAY

Deborah Maturi, Independent Beauty Consultant

Servicing New England

Phone: 508-797-2902

Email: dgm.baystate@verizon.net

Web: www.marykay.com/deborahmaturi

You’ll get your very own Beauty Consultant as you get to try the produce before you buy!

TRAVEL AGENCY

KEY TRAVEL CONCEPTS

Linda Rockhill, Travel Advisor

Phone: 860-945-8017

Email: Linda@KeyTravelConcepts.com

Web: www.KeyTravelConcepts.com

Personal, customized travel for couples, families and groups. “Unlock the World” with Key Travel Concepts.

WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING

EVERLASTING AFFAIRS LLC

Victoria Warren, Director of Weddings & Events

Servicing New England, New York and Select Destinations

Phone: 860-874-3552

Email: info@everlastingaffairs.com

Web: www.everlastingaffairs.com

Elite wedding & event planning and day-of-coordination. Your event, your vision, your way!

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHTY/ VIDEOGRAPHY

GDA WEDDINGS

I serve Tri-State and New England area. As far south as New Jersey and as far north as Maine.

Phone: 860-952-3841

Email: gary@gdaweddings.com

Web: www.gdaweddings.com

GDA Weddings is a premiere luxury photography company focused on delivering a much more relaxing experience while working with a photographer. When people hear the word luxury they assume expensive and top quality, but our real focus is on being easy going and stress free. Our service, professionalism and packages most certainly reflects that mantra.

WEDDING REGISTRY

ZOLA

Web: https://www.zola.com/

The Home of All Things Wedding

Why should I use Zola?

Because we make everything easy. With our super helpful registry, free wedding websites, affordable invites, and expert advice, we’ll help you two and your guests throughout your wedding planning journey and into newlywed life.

WOMEN’S SEXUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

PURE ROMANCE BY ALICIA MARIE

Alicia Marie, Relationship Enhancement Consultant

Servicing Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York

Web: www.pureromance.com/aliciamarie

Pure Romance is dedicated to Educate, Empower & Entertain Women.