In all cases I have personally celebrated a wedding ceremony with the people listed here and / or have firsthand knowledge of their goods and services. Each Site, business, or person comes with my personal recommendation.
If you are less than satisfied with the service or the quality of products from anyone listed here, you would be helping everyone by mentioning it to me. I will do my best to help you get the finest, which you deserve!
The Green Bride Guide - Kate L. Harrison
"How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget"
Kate has written an excellent book on how to have a green wedding. Her Site of the same name gives real life examples of green weddings.
It was an honor to be approved by Kate as a green wedding professional. Many of the weddings that I have celebrated have been, by their very nature, "green". Yours can be, too!
Divina Strings - Danielle Turano
Danielle Turano and her fellow musicians are a treat to work with. Danielle can put together a duo, trio, or a group of as many musicians as you would like.
Divina Strings repertoire is wide, and they will most likely already know the songs that you want for your wedding.
Faith Leitner, Harpist
Faith is a joy to hear and a pleasure to work with. She plays both Celtic and concert harps and has an extensive repertoire. Unfortunately, Faith Leitner does not yet have a Web Site.
The Beluga whales at Mystic Aquarium loved hearing Faith play the harp! There are more photos of the ceremony and the Beluga whales on my Mystic Aquarium Page.
Jim Hogan's Music Mix - Jim Hogan
Jim Hogan's Music Mix is the only DJ that I recommend.
Jim has state-of-the-art equipment and nearly 30 years of experience. Jim provides wireless microphones that will pick up your voices as well as mine. He has a complete system that is entirely battery powered, a necessity when you get married in the fields of a vineyard.
Especially recommended for your Mystic Seaport wedding or Jonathan Edwards Winery wedding!
Life of Riley Irish Imports
881 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Highly recommended, especially if you would like to purchase a Claddagh ring for your sweetheart! Tracey imports rings, CDs, DVDs, and other goods directly from Ireland, and has Claddagh unity candles as well. I have shopped at Life of Riley for more than a dozen years and have always been happy there. Tracey's mother passed the business down to her, and the tradition of fine customer service continues.
Northern Light Gems
(860) 572-7766 (Mystic)
(860) 691-2020 (Niantic)
From the simplest ring guard to the finest diamond ring, Northern Light Gems provides quality products with excellent customer service. Northern Light Gems is a locally-owned family business, not a mall mega-store.
They have two locations to serve you:
1 Cottrell Street, Mystic, CT 06355
36 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357
Sunrise and Sunset times
Planning a sunset wedding in Connecticut? Sunrise and Sunset times change a lot during the year. You will need to time your ceremony so that your guests arrive in the daylight and your ceremony ends before it gets too dark to see.
Flavours of Life - Fair Trade items from around the world
Flavours of Life is a fair trade retailer of clothes, jewelry, crafts, & food from around the world. The Flavours of Life store is on Bank Street in New London, CT.
At home we drink only fair trade coffee as part of our commitment to become more responsible citizens. You might consider Flavours of Life for wedding favors and other necessities for your green wedding.
Tires Plus - Automotive repair, tires, and brakes
252 Flanders Road, Niantic, CT
Justin and his team are honest and do business by the Golden Rule. Calling the business "Tires Plus" is an understatement; they repair cars as well as sell tires and fix brakes.
Getting to your wedding safely and on time is a high priority for me, and I trust my car to Tires Plus.
While I can guarantee my own work, I cannot guarantee anyone else's. I will do my best to act as mediator between you and the party who has offered you less than their best. If your unhappiness with the situation cannot be resolved, I will seriously consider withdrawing my recommendation.
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