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Sixty State Place Bridal Show

This time of year there are so many bridal shows for couples to attend and there is no shortage in this region. I know a lot of professionals are wary of their effectiveness and relevance today–especially in this internet age. But I think bridal shows are a really great way for engaged couples to connect with vendors in person and really get a sense of their personality and whether or not they’ll be a good fit for their wedding.

Which is why I’m excited to announce that one of our favorite downtown Albany venues is hosting a bridal show on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from noon to 3pm! Sixty State Place will be opening their doors to the Capital Region’s top wedding professionals and you’re invited!

Click here for tickets! 

Getting tired of scheduling appointment after appointment? Eager to dive into the planning process immediately? The Sixty State Place Bridal Show can put an ease to all your wedding day worries and provide you with an afternoon of one-stop shopping. So grab a friend or two and enjoy the luxurious ambiance that is Sixty State Place!

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This Sunday you’ll be able to meet and mingle with a wide-range of the area’s permiere wedding professionals including:

  • Floral Designers
  • Makeup and Beauty
  • Bakeries / Patisseries
  • Event Designers / Planners
  • DJs / Entertainment
  • Photobooth
  • Photographers
  • Venue
  • Wedding Attire

As you know, Sixty State Place holds a special place in my heart as that’s where I had my bridal portraits done. It’s a grand, gorgeous, and elegant venue and I’m sure this will be a great and helpful event for anyone planning a wedding in the Albany area!

Keep sparkling–

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Happy New Year: 2017!


(Our New Year card, featuring me & Casey! Thank you Jenny C Designs for this super fun illustration of us.)

Yes, we are technically two months into 2017 already and I am proud to be writing my “New Year” blog. It may be nearly 5 weeks late but I am learning to practice what I preach, “Grace not Perfection”.

Although this time of the year is named “the slow season” to wedding vendors, we have been nothing but busy. #Grateful. January was full of client site visits, revolving head colds, baby teeth, and exciting promotional events from the Capital Region wedding world. We just wanted to share what we have been up to and exciting things to look forward to in 2017!

Meet Marci, our Spring 2017 Intern!

Hi, I’m Marci! I’m a senior at the College of Saint Rose. I applied to intern at Katie O’ Wedding and Events in the fall, hoping to land this dream internship. Here I am today, sitting with Katie and Casey, working on their social media accounts and learning everything I can about weddings and events! I am ecstatic and honored to be their intern, and can’t wait to see what’s in store over the next four months!

Mazzone Hospitality is giving away an entire wedding to one lucky couple and #teamKOWE will be planning & coordinating the celebration.  We are so excited to meet the couple and work with them throughout the entire planning process!  Want to learn more? Want to win this amazing prize? (valued at over $100,000.00) 

Check out our blog post for moredetails.

Site visits throughout the Northeast! Team KOWE has been out to the Berkshires, down to Long Island, throughout the Hudson Valley and up to Burlington VT visiting sites with new couples and meeting vendors with clients. Make sure you’re following Katie O Events on Instagram for live videos of our trips (as well as embarrassing car karaoke & soda taste tests 🙂 ).

Sparkle Talk – Make sure to keep an eye on our Instagram Story for a new interactive segment called “Sparkle Talk” where I will be answering your wedding and event planning questions! From vendors, etiquette, to cute favor ideas.

More news, events and special collaborations are being planned for 2017 and we will be sure to share them with you as soon as we can.  Thank you for all your love, support and sparkle you provide us.  We are beyond excited for the new year and can’t wait to share the sparkle with you!

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Capital Region’s Couple of the Year

We love free stuff – samples at the grocery store, pens from local businesses or BOGO anything. But this is bigger than walking through Sam’s Club and having free samples as your lunch – Mazzone Hospitality is giving away a whole wedding.

One grand prize winner will win the “Wedding Works” as the Capital Region’s Couple of the Year! Mazzone will host a wedding for 150 guests. The grand prize winners will also win the services of the following vendors  – photo, video, DJ, florist, ceremony music, officiant, rentals, designer, hair and makeup, ice sculpture, tuxedos, bridal gown, bridesmaids dresses, photobooth, accommodations, and of course planning and coordination by yours truly! 😉 Mazzone will also host your rehearsal dinner, engagement party, bridal shower, and the bachelorette party! Yes. ALL OF IT.

Couples can enter by uploading a submission video to youtube and sharing the link here OR can fill out a text submission writing the story of why they deserve to be the Mazzone Hospitality’s Capital Region Couple of the Year! Entries will be judged on level of engagement and the entrant deemed “most deserving” of this prize.

Tell your friends, family, 3rd cousins, random couples passing you on the street! EVERYBODY AND ANYBODY! Entries will conclude on March 4th at 11:59pm!

Also keep checking back to our blog for the winner as well as our planning adventure with the lucky couple!


Here is the list of INCREDIBLE vendors you will win:

  • Planning and Coordination – Katie O Weddings & Events
  • Videographer – Harris Company
  • Photographer – Harris Company
  • DJ – DJ Vinny Vin
  • Florist – Anthology Studios
  • Ceremony Music – Spa City Duo
  • Officiant – Victoria O. Milne
  • Décor Rentals – Rain or Shine
  • Linens and Déor – Total Events
  • Designer – Styled by Melissa
  • Makeup and Hair – Make me Fabulous
  • Ice Sculpture – “The Ice Man” Customized Sculptures
  • Tuxedos – Tuxego
  • Bridal Gown – Ferri Formals
  • Bridal Dresses – Ferri Formals
  • Photobooth – Smile Lounge
  • Bridal Suite Accommodations – Pavillion Grand Hotel
  • Bachelorette Accommodations – Pavillion Grand Hotel
  • Wedding – Mazzone Hospitality
  • Rehearsal Dinner – Mazzone Hospitality
  • Engagement Party – Mazzone Hospitality
  • Bridal Shower – Mazzone Hospitality
  • Bachelorette Party – Mazzone Hospitality



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Cultivate Creativity: Unique favor and Custom Illustration Ideas

Two years ago today week we planned a wedding for Kristie and Chris in 68 days! That’s right… 68 DAYS! So many creative details and touches were involved in their special day.  We could not have made this magic happen without the creative minds of Kris Ann Elario of Fleurtacious Designs, the team at Total Events, Jenny C Designs and the staff at Mazzone Hospitality.

One of our favorite details of this wedding was their favor. It wasn’t something you ate or a trinket you took home and threw away four days later. It was a warm, inviting aroma. If I were Oprah and had a “Favorite Things Holiday List” this would be on it –the Crisp Champagne by Volupsa candle. In their ceremony space we had a few larger candles burning before guests arrived, filling the space with this romantic scent and added an extra touch by adding room spray prior to the start of their ceremony. At the end of the evening, guests were gifted their own candle as their favor – whenever they light it at home, their senses bring them back to Kristie and Chris’s magical wedding day.


We also LOVE this custom illustration sign created by Jenny C Designs.  Kristie and Chris brought together their two families to create one on their wedding day.  They wanted to do something more creative than a program and incorporating their children was important to them both. The unique personalities of each of the family members and amazing like-ness created made for a treasured keepsake for the couple long after the day.

We enjoy bringing so many unique, sparkly and creative ideas to our #kowecouples.  “Cultivate creativity” is a KOWE Core Value and we get so much joy from seeing our couples so happy on their wedding day thanks to some added ‘sparkle!’

This ceremony space was one of my favorites of all-time…


A stunning ceremony location at 677 Prime by Total Events, Fleurtacious Designs and KOWE…



Candles waiting for guests to take as their gift on their way out to always remember the magic that was Kristie & Chris’ ceremony…

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