March 2015 Archive

A Sparkly Wedding Planning Seminar at the Cranwell Resort and Spa!

With the temperatures slowly climbing up, spring is surely on its way which means wedding season will soon be upon us! This is the beginning of the uber busy for us here at Katie O' Weddings and Events…

But before things really start to ramp up, I am happy to be a part of a special day at one of my favorite spots, the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, MA! I have been invited to give a sparkle filled seminar on Sunday, March 22, 2015 all about wedding planning and I'll even share my top tips for planning a stressfree, magical day for you and yours.

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I was so happy when the Cranwell Resort and Spa reached out about organizing this informative event. More often than not, potential clients assume they either don't need or can't afford a wedding planning or coordinator. While I understand our services may not be in everyone's budget, I still want to help which is why this is going to be such a great event!

Plus, the setting at the Cranwell is just breathtaking all year round. This historic hotel and spa has 114 guest rooms, pools, fitness centers, outdoor recreation, and an 18 hole golf course that dates back to 1926!

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Please join me on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa at 12:30pm for an informative and sparkly wedding planning seminar! If you're interested in attending, please email: and be sure to check out our Facebook page for the event, too!

Hope to see you there!

Keep sparkling–

The "Off-Season" for Katie O' Weddings and Events…

With March finally here and Spring on the way (maybe…we hope!), the KOWE team is just winding down the off season. But, to be honest, the idea of an “off season” is sort of a myth. Although we haven't done a wedding since January, we have been pretty busy nonetheless.

To be fair, it's a different, less hectic / frantic busy…it's a good busy! Whether we're meeting with clients for the first time, or attending tastings, or just searching for the perfect venue, our days and weekends are still chock full!

Where and what has the KOWE team been up to?

Venue visits…I have clients who are looking for the quintessential downtown Albany location for their ceremony. We've hit a bunch of spots and I'm still amazed by the interesting, unique, and varied architecture we have locally!

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Another search venue search brought us out to the snowy shores of Cape Cod! It was weird to be at the Cape in the dead of winter, but it's still gorgeous!

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And when we're not off on site visits, we're usually meeting with clients to help them wade through the waters of wedding planning decisions–both on site and in our office! This visit to the Otesaga for a cake tasting was quite fun and delicious!

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Every winter I pull together my team and I dedicate an entire day for our annual KOWE retreat. This year we were in Saratoga Springs at the Pavilion Grand and got a refresher on the basics of boutonieres, tying a bow tie, and lots of other essential details that are all relevant to a wedding or event. Frenchie even joined us (in spirit)!

But this is also a time where we share experiences and really bond as a team; our job can be stressful as it is fun, but we can learn and grow for everyone's experiences. I heart retreat weekend.

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 And with Spring right around the corner, we're busy organizing, finalizing details, and getting psyched up for the 2015 season. I'm so proud and honored to say that we're nearly fully booked for the year… It boggles my mind just typing that, but it's true! I truly believe that I have the best team and amazing clients and I'm so looking forward to being part of more wonderful life events!

Keep sparkling–