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Wedding Gown Archive

Private Estate Wedding: Sharon & Leo

We love when photographers share wedding photos of our couples in the middle of the “slow season” so we are able to relive the wedding day just as much as the couple does! Back in October 2016, we went down to the Hudson Valley and spent the weekend with Sharon and Leo. <3
S&L have a very interesting love story. They met while she was living in NYC and he was visiting from South America. Seven years later they were planning their wedding for Upstate New York from thousands of miles away in Uruguay! We thought it was difficult for couples to plan a wedding from a different state, but imagine planning from a different time zone/continent/hemisphere?! We loved getting to know the Uruguayan traditions, customs and a little Portuguese. Let me just say thank goodness they had a translator onsite for the weekend! It made communication much easier- hand gestures only go so far).

Senior Coordinator, Casey says:  This wedding is special to me in so many ways! They were the first “Full Service” couple that Katie trusted me to plan from start to finish (with her guidance step by step, of course) . From finding vendors, monthly status calls, attending meetings, working on design, and full weekend coordination. With that much communication over 8 months of planning, Sharon, Leo, her mom, Susan, and I became friends. I was no longer planning a “clients” wedding- I was planning my friends Sharon & Leo’s wedding. Katie said that was going to happen! 😉 On my “recap” call with MOB, Susan, a week after the wedding she told me  “whenever you get married – I hope you invite us!”. My eyes still water every time I think of that. This job is just not about creating memorable wedding days, its about creating lasting relationships with people who allow you to participate in a very special day of their lives.

Sharon & Leo say: We had the best experience with KOWE. From our first planning meeting to our wedding day, Katie and Casey provided the best vendor advice and the most meticulous attention to every detail. Casey was awesome running our very customized weekend at a private home. She was poised, in charge and let us enjoy this most amazing day without a moment of stress. We could not have done this without her and we are so grateful for her smile, her “sparkle” and her amazing skill. We are so happy we signed on for the full service planning and coordination from KOWE. Stellar service!

Check out the day below and for more images check out their photo gallery: http://www.coupleofdudes.com/sharonleo/

 

Sharon & Leo rented this gorgeous 1800’s farmhouse for the week. The interior was just as charming and stunning as the outside!

Our beautiful bride, Sharon!

Our groom, Leo and KOWE team member, Lauren. Pinning the boutonniere.

Sharon, just before saying “I Do!” the aisle with SeCo, Casey.

 

Sara with Floral Fantasies, did a magical job decorating their ceremony arbor. The couple also brought colorful ornaments to decorate the large arbor.

 

Shout out to Sara from Floral Fantasies again. A day before the wedding the mother of the bride wanted to have something for guests to “throw” as the couple walk down the aisle as “Mr & Mrs”. Sara said “Of course! We will create cones and provide petals!”  Team KOWE assembled them on the day – and everyone was happy. (Reason #54,289 to hire a coordinator)

I love this image of Sharon and her parents walking down the aisle – so excited and full of love.

You may now “kiss the bride!”

Martin Dodge Designs, Floral Fantasies and Cantele Tents really blew it out of the water. The tent was stunning.

Mazzone Catering is amazing. They custom built this grill to replicate a traditional Uruguayan grill to create the couples’s wedding menu.

The aroma and “live action” cooking was a show during cocktail hour for guests.

It was all love and constant dancing all night long…

Thank you for sharing your day with us!

Sharon & Leo’s Sparkly Vendor Team:

Ceremony and Reception: Private Estate in Rhinebeck, NY
Photographer: Couple of Dudes
Ceremony Music: Hudson Pro Musica
DJ: DJ David Medina
Caterer: Mazzone Hospitality
Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara
Designer: Martin Dodge Designs
Rentals: Cantele Tent Rentals 
Hair & Makeup: La Tua Bella Beauty Bar
Photo Booth: Broadway Photo Booth 

Love Story Bridal, Troy, NY
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A few years ago downtown Albany was permanently changed for the better with the arrival of Angela’s Bridal. I remember seeing the space for the first time and was completely enamored with their vision and execution of the new space. You may remember that I found my wedding dress there back in 2013!

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Fast forward to now, Janet Cooper and her amazing team have come up with a brilliant idea that will, once again, change the bridal landscape of the Capital Region.  I have so many brides contact me looking for new locations and affordable options for finding their wedding gown and I am so excited for this new boutique.

Introducing, A Love Story…located in the heart of downtown Troy, A Love Story is a bridal consignment boutique that has gently worn dresses that are no more than three years old. Most of the dresses are samples or are from cancelled weddings and have never been worn for an actual event.

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A Love Story also felt there was a unique opportunity for emerging designers to connect with brides looking for a modern or non-traditional aesthetic and offers special order and made-to-order dresses.

I’m really excited about A Love Story because everything in the store is priced around or under $2,500! For brides who are looking for a deal on a designer gown, A Love Story should be on their short list.

If you’re about to embark on your dress hunt, take some time and check out A Love Story located at 188 River St in downtown Troy (not far from KOWE headquarters)–they opened their doors this week! Congratulations and welcome to the neighborhood!  Be sure to follow them on Instagram too- click here!

Keep sparkling–

Katie