A Whimsical Wonderland Wedding at the Bushnell in Hartford, Connecticut
The only thing more whimsical than an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed wedding is an "Alice in Wonderland"-themed wedding that takes place in a historic theater. Nicole Gugliotti (25 and a cardiovascular perfusionist) and Daniel Baldino (26 and an aircraft painter) had a colorful wedding with fun, whimsical details at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, Connecticut. "I loved the idea of having a theme in the details, so there were no over-the-top references to 'Alice in Wonderland,' but subtle, elegant nods to my favorite story," Nicole says. The reception took place on the theater's stage, which was illuminated by a starry-sky backdrop and colorful spotlights. Champagne flutes were tagged with labels that read "Toast me," and guests received bottles of wine made by Nicole's father with tags reading "Take me." Nicole and Daniel also paid tribute to their venue in their decor, with programs resembling Playbills and escort cards resembling ticket stubs. Wedding attire was also unique. The bridesmaids wore black dresses that featured different-colored bodices, and the groomsmen wore black tuxedos with different-colored vests that matched the bridesmaid dresses. Daniel wore a classic black tuxedo with a white vest ?while Nicole wore a Watters dress that was custom-embellished with Swarovski crystals. "We tried to make the day flow smoothly and provide our guests with the best food and drinks available," Nicole says. "Nothing was more fun than relaxing with our closest family and friends."