What is a sustainable wedding?

What is a sustainable wedding? Written by Jervise Penton We all know how stressful preparing for a wedding can be. Planning a sustainable wedding can be even more challenging, especially if you don't know where to start.  A sustainable wedding is one where the couple ensures that everything from the decor to the venue is as eco-friendly as possible. It is no secret that the average wedding is seriously bad for the environment. According to reports, an average wedding produces 400 lbs of garbage and 63

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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Farm Wedding

Eco-Friendly Farm Weddings Our environmental crisis is a global problem, a mess we've all made together and we must face the consequences of together. I'm not going to get on my soap box here, but lowering the waste generated by weddings is something we strive toward at Emily Katherine Events and we hope to inspire and educate both couples and other wedding professionals to work toward more eco-friendly weddings. And since we're all in this together, we wanted to share some thoughts from our friends across the pond about

Non-Traditional Wedding Readings

Non-Traditional Wedding Readings  “Love is patient, love is kind." If you’ve been to a wedding, especially a church wedding, you’ve probably heard this more than once. It’s a classic, beautiful sentiment of love and a great passage to read when celebrating the start of a marriage. There's a reason you hear it a lot! But if you’re looking for something a little less well known to include in your wedding, or would prefer to avoid Bible verses, this post is for you! We have seen a lot of fun,

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Winter Wedding, Seasonal Style

Raleigh Winter Wedding with Seasonal Flair When you’re thinking about having a more sustainable wedding, the two biggest areas of wedding waste are often food and flowers. One of the simplest ways to make your wedding a bit more eco-friendly is just to approach both of these areas with seasonal awareness and flexibility. This can be tricky (but not impossible) with a winter wedding. With catering, creating a seasonal menu will allow you (and your caterer) to work with local farmers to provide fresh ingredients without shipping these in

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Industrial Chic Downtown Raleigh Wedding

Industrial Chic Downtown Wedding Emilie and Roy had their beautiful downtown Raleigh wedding at The Stockroom 230. They brought Emily Katherine Events on for wedding coordination, which means they pulled together most of the wedding plans on their own! Take a look at some of the beautiful details of their late summer wedding in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The Stockroom at 230 is a beautiful industrial wedding venue in downtown Raleigh. With all the exposed brick and wooden floors, the venue

Woodsy Chapel Hill Wedding

Rustic Elegance at this Woodsy Chapel Hill Wedding Louise and Joel were married last summer at The Barn at Valhalla in Chapel Hill, NC. They could not have asked for more perfect summer weather for their elegant, woodsy wedding! It’s always a bit of gamble planning for an outdoor wedding, and a North Carolina wedding in August runs the risk of extreme heat or thunderstorms (or both!). Well, we had gorgeous blue skies and relatively low heat (I mean it was still August, but it could have been much

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Bride at the Museum 2017

Magnolia & Pine- Bride at the Museum 2017 As this year's Bride at the Museum approaches, I'm reflecting on highlights from last year's event. Emily Katherine Events has had the pleasure of helping organize the North Carolina Museum of History's annual wedding showcase for the last few years. I love hosting weddings in non-traditional settings, and the Triangle has lots of fantastic options for this! Including of course, museums that offer event rental for weddings and other events.  The NC Museum of History is a perfect wedding venue for

Honeybee Wedding in Charlotte, NC

All I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee... I’ve had the pleasure now of coordinating both Kasey’s wedding AND her sister Erin’s, and can I just say how much I love this family?! They are just so fun-loving and down to earth! Plus Erin and Kasey both have the most contagious laughter, so that's just fun to be around. Kasey and her sister got engaged around the same time, and I was thrilled when Kasey reached out to me about wedding coordination.

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2017 Highlights

Happy 2018!!! I can’t believe it’s been a year since I took a leap of faith and went full time with Emily Katherine Events. When I dove in last year, I had about 5 weddings booked for the year (it was a serious leap). But working full time has allowed me to put 100% of my focus into the business and into my clients, and I ended up doing 18 weddings in 2017! One of my New Year's Resolutions.... more blog posts in 2018! I have so many beautiful

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Through the eyes of the Intern

Letter from the Intern This summer Emily Katherine Events added a new addition to our team, our very first intern! After an awesome summer of weddings, open houses, and styled shoots, Cayla has joined our team as an Assistant Coordinator. At the close of her internship, Cayla wrote this letter for us. "Initially before starting my internship I was nervous. I didn't have much experience in event planning, I knew I'd be working on couples weddings and I didn't want to have anything go