We love Weddings & Events!
The Adirondack-Albany Wedding Association was originally formed in 2008,
and we have been helping couples ensure the highest level of quality for their event (while saving money!) ever since.
The wedding professionals that we allow into the AAWA must be high quality pros that we trust to execute the wedding of your dreams, so you can rest easy knowing that all our members have a proven track record of reliability and excellence.
And if that wasn't enough, you can also earn upgrades and/or discounts on your wedding, simply by booking our member professionals!
Office Manager & Event Designer
Amanda manages everything in the AAWA office, and is also the face behind our recent rebrand. She has the skills to design everything from an amazing logo to an extraordinary wedding. She has an eye for detail and her background in marketing, administration, and design allow her to play a variety of different roles depending on what your event may need. Amanda is also a previous AAWA bride. She and her husband Sanford were married in the fall of 2015. We're glad to have her on board to help you plan your wedding!
Amanda has 2 young boys and she can crochet a pretty mean scarf!
Certified Wedding Planner (CWP)
Ashley is one of our long time employees and friends. She has experience in resort management, food & beverage and hospitality as well as numerous weddings over the years. Ashley is a past AAWA bride, as well, so she has your best interests in mind when it come to your wedding day!
Ashley loves her children, and husband, Rich!
Nicole herself is a past AAWA bride. She is a full time teacher and loves kids! You'll love her organizational skills and most likely, you have seen her handing out prizes at one of our shows.
Nicole has two cute children and a super husband, Jeff!
Director of Northern Memberships & Event Designer
Kaitlin started off as in intern with us and now brings her creativity and passion for weddings and events to you. She is well versed in the workings of the AAWA and covers our northern NY area for new professionals.
Kaitlin smiles, a lot! :-)
Director of Memberships & Event Designer
Jenna is a former high school teacher who continues to use her creativity by working with young children in the community by teaching an art and play program. She is looking forward to using her people skills to help build the association's fantastic group of vendors! She is highly motivated and loves party planning! Her high energy, incredible organizational skills, and overachieving attitude makes her amazing to work with! Jenna also is a past AAWA bride.
Jenna has a super supportive husband, Chris; and three young sons who keep her on her toes!
Instant Memories Designer, Event Planner, Sales Associate
Monica is a superstar personality and tons of fun. She has prior experience in her own photography business and loves being part of couples special days. She has a great eye for quality and in the moment captures! She has a great son, Talen Exander and is engaged to her fiance, Robert, who she says "Is an absolutely amazing man!"
Monica smiles all the time and is full of positive energy!
Instant Memories Designer
Whitney was an intern for us in 2017-18 and is one of our main video specialists now. Her love for video is seen in all her work! She hopes to bring happiness to all simply by doing what she loves.
When Whitney isn’t behind a camera or in front of a computer you will find her making a list or writing in her abundance of planners.
Mark brings his 20 years experience in the wedding industry and passion for celebration to the table for you. The absolutely most creative ideas in the world and an energy that is unparalleled in the region. Prior U.S. Coast Guard Service, Public Safety Officer, E.M.T and fireman dedicated to helping as many people as he can each day.
Mark loves cats too! Meow!
Certified Wedding Planner (CWP)
Certified Sandals Specialist (CSS)
LGBT Certified Wedding Pro
Our free program!
It's this simple: You use a minimum of 5 AAWA members for anything wedding related, then complete a review of your AAWA office experience, and you qualify for upgrades and/or discounts, saving you money! PLEASE, contact our office for complete info AT LEAST 30 days BEFORE your wedding date so we can help you. All professionals, including those for your wedding day (such as venue or photographer), your honeymoon, your rehearsal dinner, your wedding shower, bachelor(ette) events and even your engagement ring count!
Again - and we cannot stress this enough - you must contact us prior to 30 days before your wedding date to qualify for the AAWA benefits, so it is best to contact us as soon as you have your minimum 5 vendors.
After your wedding, we'll even issue you a lifetime discount card good for 10% off any participating vendor... forever!
No program is quite like it!