Inspired by the gardens, love of brunch, and the Swamp Thing, this unique wedding at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, CT was the perfect mix of traditional and off beat. A piece was read from the comic book, Swamp Thing issue #34 in the ceremony. It was matched by the reception guestbook/ poster of pages from that same issue! The setting of Elizabeth Park + The Pond House is exactly what the bride and groom imagined for the wedding. Favorite details included the toasting flutes (which are from the 70’s) and the basket for cards, both found at Estate Treasures, an amazing thrift store in Middletown, CT.
Our amazingly creative bride hand crafted many of the details herself. The intricate table numbers and beautiful water colored place cards were two of her artistic contributions, in addition to designing the whole day! The bride and groom are passionate about environmental justice (bees in particular), so the very intentional choice was made to use local CT honey as the wedding favor. The surprise grooms cake featured other comic characters, The Maxx and Julie Winters. There’s even a geeky pun for their formal wedding cake, which is topped with Belle from Disney and Beast from X-Men, thus giving you Beauty and the Beast.
Ceremony Venue | Elizabeth Park Perennial Garden
Reception Venue | Pond House Cafe
Event Designer | Bride
Caterer |Pond House Cafe
Cake Designer | Creative Cakes by Donna
Groom’s Cake | Stone House Baked Goods
Floral Designer | Tulips Floral Design
Wedding Favors | Full Bloom Apiaries
DJ | DJW Entertainment
Dress | RENZ Rags
Hair Stylist |Maggie Wazoo
Engagement Ring | Anjays Designs
Wedding Bands | Lux Bond and Green
Videographer | Drew Page