As you probably know (because we're excited and shouting from the blog (roof) tops), 2014 marks the five year anniversary for Katie O' Weddings and Events. And as much as we're looking forward to celebrating our anniversary, 2014 has been a pretty big year for other reasons. The biggest being the weddings of TWO KOWE all stars…Nate and I and one of my senior coordinators, Jillian and her now husband Greg.

To say the last year or so has been even more wedding focused is a huge understatement when both you and one of your best friend's are getting married! I've said it before, but it's worth repeating–I LOVE weddings, but planning my own big day along with a friend / coworker put the whole new spin on the process.

Katie Jill

As we went along on our respective planning journies, it was so interesting to see / hear / experience the ups and downs of the process…wedding planning can be so different for everyone! There is no right or wrong way to do it. It was also super helpful to have a dedicated ear to gush about my feelings about the decisions that I feel like I've made a million times, yet I was suddenly making for the first time. To be fair, all of my lifemaids were amazingly supportive…but it was nice to have a friend in the trenches, so to speak.

So as we inch closer to the end of the year, I'm so thankful that Jillian and I both became a “Mrs.” in 2014. I was elated to have her by my side on 03.14.14 and I was so honored to be her bridesmaid on 09.06.14. Now that our weddings are over, we approach our KOWE duties with a new enthusiam and sparkle!

Katie Jill Low

 Photo by Elario Photography


2014…a big year, indeed. 

How has 2014 treated you so far? Are you looking ahead to 2015? Let me know in the comments!

Keep sparkling–