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Ashley & Clare: Roxbury Barn

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

“I do!”

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 

Katie & Jeremy: M&D Farm
Katie & Jeremy
You will rarely find Katie and Jeremy having a lazy Sunday. These two are always on the move; they’re always hiking, biking or finishing an Iron Man. Being active together is their “bread and butter”. Jeremy actually proposed to Katie at the finish line of their Iron man last August! So it was no surprise that they started the morning of their wedding at a Wedding Day 5K with all of their friends and family. SeCo Katie O’ says: Katie and Jeremy are such an awesome couple. They have such a passion for the activities that they do together which makes them that much stronger. Their wedding was full of character, personal touches and lots of love from friends and family. Their ceremony was one of my favorite parts. It was beautiful, perfectly personalized, and emotional  – not a dry eye in the house (or in the garden). Bride, Katie says:  “I was a bride that read a lot of reviews while planning my wedding and I can say this: 1). All of the good feedback for Katie is true. 2). If it’s in your budget, get a coordinator (and trust me, it’s more than worth it). 3). If you’re going to get a coordinator, get the best! Thanks for everything. I’ll miss having an excuse to chat with you all! So much respect for this team. It’s so clear they do it out of love for the job.” (check out her full KOWE review: HERE) After their morning workout team KOWE joined their wedding preparations at the Hilton Albany. Gorgeous day for a wedding! Love this photo of Katie and her mom – such a sweet moment. Bridesmaid reveals are always the best. The reactions are priceless.  M&D Farm is a venue straight out of a fairytale book.  The greenery, the twinkle lights, wild flowers everywhere.  Katie & Jeremy’s vows were so “them”. Tons of laughter and happy tears. Perfect way to start a marriage! Every nook and cranny at M&D Farm is a photo op. Stunning! Katie and Jeremy were very creative and thoughtful when it came to their ‘day of details’. Two vintage bike wheels and some fairy lights make for a memorable escort card display! As you know these two to run, so they used old racing bibs as their table numbers! LOVE this idea. Epic newlywed entrance! Keep sparkling K&J – you are truly a perfect team. Never stop taking each other on adventures and enjoying the small moments!   Sparkly Vendor Team: Planning and Coordination: Katie O’ Events Venue: M&D Farm  Music: DJ Jimmy Lutz Photography: Kim Craven Photography Photobooth: Rose & Dale Photo Co. Personal Flowers: Flower Scout Rentals: Clifton Park Rental
Stephanie & James: Gedney Farm
Stephanie & James
Stephanie and James are best friends. You can tell instantly when you meet them. There is non-stop laughter, smiling & love. That’s exactly how their wedding day was. We spent this beautiful August day at Gedney Farm, which has felt like home this wedding season, we are there so much! It was seriously the most perfect day. It wasn’t too hot, perfect blue skies and a fun vendor team. SeCo, Casey says: Getting to know Stephanie, James and MOB, Brenda during the planning process was so fun! When I first spoke with Stephanie she shared that her #1 priority for the wedding was that she wanted the ceremony to feel specific to their love story! That just warmed my heart. It’s so important to us that couples remember why they are throwing an amazing party – your ceremony and the seriousness of that moment. Stephanie & James say: “We can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our wedding absolutely perfect. From diligently keeping us on track to making the wedding day seamless and 100% stress free for us. We’re happy to be a reference for future couples or anything else we can do to help you. SO MANY THANKS- you are all amazing.” Check out their full blog from the lovely, Tricia McCormack here!  (click click click) Starting the morning with a champagne toast! Come on! Stephanie’s dress is amazing! We love when couples share love notes the morning of their weddings! A perfect memento to have for the rest of your lives. Fleurtacious went above and beyond! Swooning over this bouquet. Bridesmaid reveals are so special 😉 First look time    This bridal party was so fun! Ceremony on the knoll – we have been so lucky with having good weather at Gedney Farm this season. This backdrop is everything. The main floor of the barn sparkled   How can you not smile when you see this picture? Thank you Steph & James for sharing your amazing day with #teamKOWE. We wish you a life full of Californian adventures, fireworks and dance parties!   Sparkly Vendor Team: Planning & Coordination: Katie O’ Weddings & Events Venue and Catering: Gedney Farm Photography: Tricia McCormack Videography: JPod Films Hair and Makeup: Sonya Heimann Florist: Fleurtacious Designs Lighting: Maryanne Gilloly Band: Hank Lane Productions, First Class Band Fireworks: Berkshire Fireworks    
Wiawaka Holiday House: Holley & Gavin
Holley & Gavin 
Destiny is a magical thing. Holley and Gavin met in high school at a relay for life event. She had a huge crush on him throughout high school but once she graduated and moved to NYC for college her crush sizzled out (but did it?!). Destiny then brought them back together when she read an article he wrote in a magazine. She contacted him and they went on their first official date. It’s been Clan McDavis ever since. SeCo, Casey says: Holley and Gavin were so much fun to plan with! They were both very organized and had a clear vision of how they wanted their wedding day to look, a causal but epically fun time for all of their guests! I also loved how Gavin would look at Holley during our meetings, he looked at her with no question that this woman was “the one”. Their wedding day was beautiful – it may have rained for 12 hours straight but Holley & Gavin still laughed and danced all day all long. Holley & Gavin say: Casey and her team were invaluable during the wedding day. Casey helped manage our parents, kept everything running smoothly, fixed a last minute issue with our linens, helped our vendors get set up and organized, and kept the bride dry! Her two assistants were great as well, they got our tables set up beautifully. (What set Team KOWE apart was…) the organization and attention to detail! I wanted someone who would be just as anal about the details as I was, and KOWE was the perfect fit for that! I knew I would be in good hands with someone who cared about the event as much as we were. Wiawaka Holiday House is the perfect venue if you’re looking for that summer camp getaway vibe. You can have your friends and family stay onsite in these awesome cabins and houses, you can host all of your weekend events (rehearsal dinner, welcome party, brunch) right there,  and you get to be on the beautiful waterfront of Lake George. Even if the weather is a little (or a lot) rainy, there are TONS of spots to take pictures. Check out these amazing moments captured by the very talented,  Jessie Casey First look at the House of Trix. Lake George is always so busy with passing boats but because of the weather was calm and quiet. It was so romantic. Of course the Minne-Ha-Ha made an appearance and honked their horn at the soon to be newlyweds! Loved these shots at the Boathouse! These images make me want to get married in the rain!   Their ceremony was gorgeous. Their friend Kale officiated the ceremony and it was one of the most amazing ceremonies I have ever witnessed. Yes, all of team KOWE cried. Thank you Holley & Gavin for having us be a part of your wedding day! We wish you a life full of amazing travels, white winters for skiing adventures and lots of puppy kisses! Sparkly Vendor Team: Coordination: Katie O’ Weddings and Events Venue: Wiawaka Holiday House  Photography: Jessie Casey Photography Hair and Makeup: Make Me Fabulous Flowers: Flowers by Pesha  Food Trucks: Classic Crust & Miso Hungry & Dutch Udder Ice Cream Cart Bar Service: ADK Traveling Bar