Ashley & Clare
Ashley & Clare met while studying theatre at NYU. She walked up to him at the end of class and said “you know, I think we’re supposed to be friends”. Over the next few months Ashley and Clare became best of friends. Eventually their friendship turned into love and four years later these two got married.
What Katie O’ says: Ashley & Clare were so lovely right from the start. On our initial call I immediately felt, not only the love they shared for one another but also all of their “people.” They made a point to share just how much they wanted to “celebrate” all of their family & friends. Getting to know Ashley and Clare during the planning process was a delight. Together they make a great team even with all the challenges they faced during the process. While planning their wedding, they both finished grad school. got new jobs and moved across the country! So it was great to be able to handle the “wedding business” for them while they were busy handling their new lives.
What Ashley says: Clare and I “interviewed” over 10 different wedding planners before we (very easily) chose to work with Katie and Casey to plan our big day! After only moments of chatting with them we knew we were in amazing hands and they were a great fit for us. Their warm energy, organization and attention to detail stole our type-a planning hearts! And, we were absolutely thrilled with them. We worked together for about fourteen months, before the wedding, during which Clare and I also moved across the country, finished grad school and started new jobs. As you can imagine, we were extremely overwhelmed and through it all Katie and Casey kept us feeling supported and on track for the wedding. In addition to their amazing skills for planning and organization — they made us feel loved and heard. Katie and Casey’s joy and appreciation for family, community and love is so apparent. And, watching them work with our other vendors only solidified that feeling! As mentioned, Clare and I are both a type-a planners and have a very strong attention to detail. We had big dreams for our big day and Katie and Casey made all of them come true. The day was absolutely seamless and even my friends and family commented on how impressed they were with Katie and her team. I truly can’t imagine a wedding planner!
Below are images by Lauren Scotti. To say this woman is incredibly talented would be an understatement. Not only are her images jaw dropping but she was amazing to work with on wedding day. It was VERY hard to slim her gallery down to 20 images but make sure to follow her on instagram (laurenscotti) and Facebook to watch what she is up to.
Ashley and Clare worked closely with Jenny C Design in creating their stationery suite. As you see later in this blog, the design was carried into the wedding in multiple ways.
Adorable first look in the pine grove.
Jenny’s invitation design was turned into Clare’s pocket square! HOW COOL!
Couples come from all over to have the ‘Pine Grove’ experience… can you blame them?
A little ‘behind the scenes’ wedding shot 😉
Guests were welcomed into the Pine Grove for a unique and beautiful ceremony
One of my favorite images. First kiss down the aisle as Mr. & Mrs.
Such a fun bunch!
First dance, surrounded by friends and family before heading inside the barn for toasts and dinner.
A little party never killed nobody!
A special sparkler exit for this sparkly duo.
Sparkly Vendor Team:
Planning and Coordination: Katie O’ Weddings and Events
Venue: Roxbury Barn
Caterer: Ate O Ate Catering
Photographer: Lauren Scotti Photographer
Videographer: Magic Flute Videos
Hair: Strut Spalontique
Makeup: Beauty with Julie
Music: The Brain Cloud
DJ: Julie at Different Spins
Florist: Catskill Flower Shop
Rentals: Events Unlimited
Stationery: Jenny C Designs