Party with Mia

Bringing dream events to reality in Upstate New York!

Kristin and Travis Tie the Knot!

I think as the wedding season starts to die down a little over here, it’s an absolute blast to be able to look back and see some of the fun weddings that we did over the summer – and this one is no exception. Kristin was an amazing bride to work with, and we absolutely had a blast with her in trying to create a one of a kind day for a one of a kind couple!

With the wedding being especially meaningful for her, from her dad kicking cancer’s butt so he can walk her down the aisle to creating stunning floral designs, it’s one for the books.

Thank you to the Krikorians and the Winglosky’s for letting us be a part of this amazing day, and hope you are still enjoying your newlywed bliss!

Picture credits are to Michael Gallitelli, thank you!

Life of the Party Details and Design custom invite


Bridal gorgeousness – creams and whites with hints of bling!



The stunning Kristin and her bridal party! (How amazing is her dress?!)


The head table! Glen Sanders was completely transformed into a dream for Kristin and Travis!



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…to the Winglosky’s! PWM wishes you many many years of happiness!

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Tina and Kevin Celebrate at 90 State!

Tina kicked things off with this stunning picture while getting ready! Her flowers match her grandmother’s picture in the back almost perfectly! Such a wonderful generational picture!

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The happy couple!

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Programs for the ceremony were made by our number one girl, Brittany at Life of the Party Details and Design – the ribbons even had their names and date on it! Every detail is so special!

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Woo hoo! Their ceremony was in the middle of the soon to be dance floor. They wanted to keep things simple and pretty, we lined the aisles with candles and carnation balls weaved with different types of purple ribbons to incorporate their colors.

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The centerpieces! Purple lilacs were in tall trumpet vases topped off with stunning florals!

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And we’ll end with this – Love love love this shot of State St – it matches the flowers perfectly!

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Huge thank you to Jeff Foley for the pictures, and congratulations to Tina and Kevin! Thank you for having us!

Brooke and Mike: Saratoga Polo Association

Remember our recent blog about rustic chic? This wedding is the epitome of it!

Brooke and Mike were married outside with simple ceremony details, then went into the tent where they and their guests were greeted with lace, mason jars and roses, burlap and other fun “country” decor!

CLH Images captured amazing pictures of the day, I don’t think I’ve seen more people having a total blast and a bride and groom on such a cloud of happiness!

Congratulations to Brooke and Mike, thank you for having us!

The gorgeous bride to kick things off!

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Monday’s with Mia: What is the Difference between Rustic and Shabby Chic?

Happy Monday everyone!

While recently meeting with a bride who we are helping to do decor for, we got talking about their amazing venue – Revolution Hall in Troy and the style of wedding that they were going for. That turned into a conversation about rustic versus shabby chic and their differences. What do you think they are?

Rustic is a very natural type of setting. You may want to do it outdoors, or in a barn and tend to stay away from frilly styles. You want to use vintage ideas, and reclaimed wood. In regards to florals, rustic is more of the texture. You have a lot of different types and colors, plus some Spanish moss, vines or non-floral accents.

Shabby chic is definitely a more romantic type of wedding. It’s soft colors with demur details, like lace wrapped mason jars or gorgeous mercury candlesticks filled with soft pink garden roses. Our bride, Kellie, had the perfect shabby chic picture – see her and her bridemaids!?

(Photo credit: the FAB Kevin Demassio Photography)

No matter the wedding style, it results in a perfect day for the bride and groom! Use different styles to mix and match you as a couple!

Monday’s with Mia: Planning a Theme Wedding!

We have had two amazing theme weddings and we LOVED the results! From working with the bride to come up with different types of ideas, to the final product – it was an absolute blast! It’s something that people should do more often! Here are some ideas and thoughts that we had on them!1 – Pick a theme and go with it! If there is something you love, a certain movie or childhood book, or time period, let your decorator know! There is a way to incorporate it into the wedding and they are sure to come up with different ideas. For “bookworms”, there are fun book centerpieces, library card seating arrangements, the possibilities are endless. Work with your decorator to create something that is one of a kind and truly represents you as a couple!

2 – Give your decorator some creative control! The two brides that we worked with recently knew what they wanted, but relied on Maria to deliver. Giving her the creative control really let her to create one of a kind ideas that exceeded what the brides were looking for. From the Pinterest posts to the magic she whipped up, it was a blast to be freely creative and be a part of something unique!

3 – Create a world of magic for your guests – Alice in Wonderland had a touch on everything that Jenna and Derek did, from their invitations that they made with Brittany from Life of the Party, down to the menu’s. It was consistent throughout and gave guests a fun sneak peek at what was in store for them on the wedding night!

As always, a wedding is the most magical time of your life as a couple. Make it unique and fun, just like you are! It’ll be something your guests will keep talking about!

STAY TUNED for Jenna and Derek’s Alice in Wonderland blog as well as Marisa and Dave’s Roaring Twenties blog!

(Sneak peek: here are the centerpieces that we did at 90 State for Marisa and Dave’s #roaringjabour wedding! From feathers and pearls, this one did not disappoint!)



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Brunilda and Joe Tie the Knot at 90 State!

It may be dreary outside as I write this blog, but Brunilda and Joe’s wedding brings us right back to one of those amazing summer weekends!

All throughout the summer, we were lucky to work with brides that had warm soft colors that resulted in stunning bouquets and reception decor! Add some candles, and you have the romantic 90 State!

Brunlilda and Joe got married right at 90 State, but had several personalized touches! The wagon that brought the flower girls down the aisle was literally too cute for words! Decorated in tulle and flowers made it fancy enough but still adorably cute as it made it’s way down!

Enjoy, and thank you to Dino Petrocelli for the amazing pictures!

Love this shot of the bouquets together!

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The gorgeous bride!

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The wagon!!

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Let’s Party!!!

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Congratulations Brunilda and Joe! Thank you for having us!

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Monday’s with Mia: Finding Some #Pinspiration! 


As we head into our busiest month and reflect on some of the recent weddings that we did, it’s really important to remember how to make the bride’s vision come to life on the big day! 

With each bride, we create a secret Pinterest board of things that she loves. Whether it’s color schemes, centerpieces, bouquets, or seating charts, it really helps to keep everyone on the same page as the planning process keeps moving. Although we may not be able to exactly replicate something, we usually come pretty close with our own Maria-ified version! 

Remember this one?! 

We suggest you utilize Pinterest with any kind of planning, using the “Search” bar, there isn’t any keyword that I have put in without getting results!

 It’s creating a visual vision to help your event planner/decorator help make your special day just as special as you want it! 



Happy Pinning and Planning!!  

Lacey & Mark: Crooked Lake 

I think there is really only one word to describe this wedding; romantic. From the couple to the colors to the decor throughout Crooked Lake, it was pure romance. 

I’ll let the pictures speak for this one, enjoy! 

Photographs are all Ryan Brenizer Photography! 

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At St. Mary’s Church, flowers lined the aisle with lanterns as everyone walked up!  
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Check out this head table! 


Congratulations Lacey and Mark, thank you for having us! 


Monday’s with Mia: Balloons, Balloons, Balloons!

Did you know that Maria is a graduate of the National Association of Balloon Artists?! She is known throughout the Capital Region for the balloon aspect of Party with Mia. With events such as the Breast Cancer Walk with the American Cancer Society, Union College, Siena, RPI, St. Rose, and many high schools, there are a ton of possibilities with what we do with balloons! Colors, styles, and sizes all vary!

If you look at Pinterest and searched “balloon ideas,” you would be blown away with what is on there and thinking “that is possible with balloons?!” – do this today and have Party with Mia add a fun balloon idea to your new event!

shower balloons

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MacKenzie and Josh take Crooked Lake!

On Saturday, August 15th, there were cloudy skies throughout the whole day, but the rain held off long enough for the newlyweds to celebrate!

Thank you to Katie Finnerty Photography for the gorgeous pictures!

As guests walked up to the ceremony, there were bright colors and lots of flowers to welcome them!

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More ceremony details! 

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Maria and Kris created an amazing trellis for Josh and MacKenzie to officially become husband and wife under! 

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The bridesmaids had soft bouquets that complimented MacKenzie’s stunning bridal bouquet! 

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How amazing is the aisle shot with the new Mr. and Mrs.?! Simple details go a long way and Crooked Lake’s backdrop adds the extra punch!

Once inside, the mercury candle sticks and mason jars full of soft colored roses were a perfect combo! We love the Mr. and Mrs. signs created by Life of the Party! Brit had everything coordinated throughout, from their invitations to the reception and it looked amazing!

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Her bouquet was one of our favorites that we have done! Look how it pops! 

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We also did MacKenzie’s hairpiece with roses and baby’s breath – it was the perfect touch to her gorgeous bridal look! 

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It was an absolute pleasure to work with MacKenzie and Josh, wishing them many years of happiness!

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