Here we are on “wedding eve” and we are beyond excited and can't wait to get the celebration underway. I wanted to share a post today addressing one of the other most commonly asked questions surrounding our big day. It is certainly the question I was asked the most….”So, who is planning your wedding?” To which I always replied “Nate and I are doing the planning, but we are having someone there to coordinate the day because I want to experience the same feeling I provide my brides on their wedding day.” I always knew I would have a wedding coordinator so that when I wake up tomorrow I will not have a single worry! I am lucky to have the most amazing team of vendors who have come together to make this entire process both fun and exciting!
Our Wedding Coordinator is Laura Remmert (or as I call her Lil Red!) You see, I have known Laura since she was just a “little Red” and I was affectionately known as “Big Red.” I was extremely fortunate to have Laura as an intern when I worked at the City of Albany Office of Special Events many years ago. It was her first real experience in the event world and after her internship was over I knew she had discovered her passion. After completing her internship and graduating from college she was looking for a full-time job and I was able to work with her again during my time as Sales and Marketing Executive at Classe Catering. Laura was amazing, but obviously looking for something more and itching to get out of her hometown and head to the big city. I was thrilled that she made the leap and headed down to NYC for a wonderful event industry opportunity. Over the years, we have kept in touch. One of my favorite moments was when she called me a couple years back and said “So I am thinking of starting my own event planning firm and I wanted to see what you think!?” I immediately cheered “Yes!” you should do it!!! I loved this moment because about 2-3 years prior I made the very same call to my amazing internship mentor Susan Hyatt and heard the same response.
Laura Remmert Events was then born and very soon after Laura the planner became Laura the bride to be! Last year I was honored to be a part of her very special day when she got married. So when Katie the planner became Katie the bride I immediately called Laura to make sure she had the date open! So, starting tonight when we show up at the church for rehearsal we officially become the bride and groom and turn over the detail responsibility to the amazing team we have assembled. Assisting Laura will be two amazing coordinators who also work with KOWE, Kate and Betsy will be on site all day as well to make the sparkle happen!
Love this image from “lil Red's” wedding day! It was so much fun being a part of her day.
I feel truly blessed to be able to turn over every last detail of our wedding day to someone I trust completely, know has the same standard and level of dedication to her profession and clients as I do. After the final meeting yesterday with the ultimately professional Mazzone team and Laura, Nate and I left feeling like we were walking on air. This will be my very last post on the blog related to the wedding until after the wedding. We will share a few photos here and there, but mostly we just want to present with the poeple who are here to celebrate. We want to take a minute to thank all of you for your love, support, beautiful emails, texts, and Facebook messages. Nate and I have felt so blessed to be surrounded by such positive energy, sparkle and support. We are so looking forward to the next few days and being surrounded by all the people we love most in this world.
P.S. A little birdie told me there might be something sparkly and fun to see over on this Facebook page around 4:30pm tomorrow.
Many thanks again and all our love & sparkle,
Katie O' & Nate