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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 

 

 

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Gedney Farm Wedding: Michelle & Adam
Michelle & Adam 

 

She’s sweet and lovely – He’s charming and kind. Can you get a better match than that? When Casey and I first spoke with Michelle & Adam for our initial Skype meeting, they told us about the epic party they wanted, she wanted to be able to eat everything at their wedding (girl after my own heart – or stomach) and they really just wanted to enjoy every moment of the day… cue the sparkle alarm! They are a #KOWEcouple.

Senior Coordinator, Casey says: Michelle and Adam are like two puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together. When I finally got to meet them in person the week of the their wedding (after months of only talking on the phone), it was like seeing old friends. They were warm, genuine and loved each other so deeply you could feel it. I was honored to share in the celebration of their wedding day and can only wish that my future husband looks at me the way Adam looks at you! 😉

Michelle says: The KOWE team made the day run smoothly and both Adam and I felt that we could relax as we knew KOWE was on top of every detail. Every time I went to Casey with a question or concern, she had already planned for and taken care of it. She was literally three steps ahead of everyone and it was so reassuring to know she was there. My only regret is that we did not choose a more extensive package that offered more planning help. The team is dedicated to making your day perfect and they are complete professionals.

We spent the day our new friendors, The Spragues & Birdhouse Films who captured all the feels of their wedding day. Check em’ out. Now onto the gorgeous moments they captured:

We started the morning with Michelle and morning preparations

We love when our couples share love notes before they walk down the aisle. It’s so sweet and the most perfect memento.

The walk “down the aisle” at Gedney Farm’s ceremony location, the knoll is epic.

That backdrop… seriously?

I do!

Pure joy for the newlyweds. This may be my favorite image out of them all (I know it was hard to choose).

The oh-so-handsome bridal party! Gedney Farm was glowing for Michelle & Adam.

That light though!

Linda and her team did a beautiful job. Keeping it simple and matching the amazing landscape of the venue.

#teamKOWE always there to pick out sticks from your train and a quick bustle before cocktail hour!

We love the way the main floor of the barn sparkles with bistro lights!

A quick dress change for Michelle and some fantastic sunset pictures!

Michelle and Adam, we wish a life as SWEET(man) as you both are. I couldn’t imagine a better fit than you two. Sending you so much love and sparkle!

 

Sparkly Vendor Team:

Coordination: Katie O’ Weddings & Events

Venue: Gedney Farm 

Photographer: The Spragues

Videographer: Birdhouse Wedding Films

DJ: JTP Productions

Florist: Linda Baldwin Flowers

Beauty:  Salon Acote & Mish Jolie

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Franklin Plaza Wedding: Meghan & Mike

Troy weddings are always special to us – being a Troy small business we love to share this growing city with other wedding professionals. We spent the day celebrating with Meghan and Mike all over Troy. We started the day at the newly renovated suites at the Best Western Franklin Square. Their suites are seriously sweet! We then had a wonderful ceremony at St.Pius in Loudonville followed by dinner & dancing at the Franklin Plaza. If you haven’t seen their new roof top space you need to check it out! Its swanky, stylish and exactly what Troy needed. Thank you again Meg & Mike for letting us share your love story.

SeCo, Casey says: When I first met with Pat (mother of the bride) at our studio, the way she spoke about the love between her daughter and future son in law was so amazing. I knew that they were a KOWE couple! When I finally spoke with Meg and Mike they were so excited for the big day and I knew it was going to be a special one!

Mother of the bride, Pat says: “Wow!!! Talk about top shelf!!  Casey and Team you guys are beyond words phenomenal! Thank you sooo much. Truly don’t know what we would have done without you. Thank you for everything! Perfect professionalism with major sparkle! So appreciated.”

 

Such a sweet getting ready picture with Meg and her mom.

Having your girls see you for the first time is such a special moment!

St.Pius is one of our all time favorite churches…Father Walsh is the best!

Meg & Mike chose to have a bubble exit! Having a coordinator to help direct and manage the execution of this is such a stress reliever.

Team KOWE is always there for a quick touch ups between photos!

The Franklin Plaza ballroom is always gorgeous!

Meg & Mike’s first dance was stunning!

Thank you M&M for sharing your special day with us. We wish you a live full of love, adventure and sparkle!

 

Sparkly Vendor Team:

Coordination: Katie O’ Weddings & Events

Venue: Franklin Plaza

Beauty: Make Me Fabulous

Photography: Paul Saunders Photography 

Videography: Al Woodard Films

Band: Grand Central Station 

Floral: Flowers by Pesha

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KOWE Gift Guide: Groomsmen Edition

When KOWE couples ask us for some ideas on what gifts to give to their attendants, suggesting bridesmaids gifts is always a little bit easier than groomsmen. Ladies can get cute matching robes, sparkly jewelry or paying for their hair and makeup services on wedding day. Groomsmen on the other hand can be more challenging. I don’t think matching silk robes has the same effect for guys… 😉 .

Below is our KOWE Gift Guide: Groomsmen Edition

Hot Shaves: 
Whether you decide to do this the day before the wedding or the morning of, you could pay for everyone to get a fresh hot shave. A cool and unique experience for your guys.
One of our October 2015 grooms had The Outpost Barber come to his hotel suite and all the guys spent the morning together eating, drinking, and getting fresh shaves.

 

(Manly) Monogrammed Travel Bag & “Dollar Shave Club” Subscription:

While we are on the topic of facial hair you could get your guys a cool monogrammed travel toiletry bag and a subscription for the “Dollar Shave Club”. 

 

The Man Crate: 

If you haven’t heard about Man Crate yet, where have you been? They offer a bunch of different gift boxes for every hobby, passion or personality there is. From a pipe carving kit to a Disc Golf crate all the way to the Sriracha Crate (yes, a box dedicated to those who love Sriracha). Crate prices begin at $19.99. And don’t worry, if you give this to your groomsmen the day of the wedding, they each come with a mini crowbar to open.

 

Game/Concert Tickets:

Before the wedding you and your guys will be spending a lot of time together. Engagement party, bachelor party and of course the wedding weekend. Get your groomsmen tickets to a game or concert where you can all hang out again! Also something fun to look forward to after the wedding.

 

Wedding Day Attire/Details:

Socks:

Everyone needs to wear socks on wedding day (unless you’re getting married on the beach in Cancun) why not get your guys socks that match their personality/hobbies/or style!

 

Watches:

A cool watch that all the groomsmen can wear on wedding day and beyond!
Check this one out, they are made of wood! 

 

We also love Daniel Wellington watches for groomsmen. Simple, timeless, classic.

 

Cufflinks:

Nowadays, you can buy custom cufflinks for every personality! Sports guys, ‘Merica lover, Star Wars fan… make your friends and family feel like you really put thought into their gift by picking the perfect cufflink style.

 

Just remember, its truly the thought that counts and you’re lucky to have these men and women in your life stand with you at the altar.

 

 

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