• North Carolina Wedding Planner Year in Review

2016 in Review

Well I can't believe 2016 is at an end.... I'll be ringing in the new year at a wedding (of course), and 2017 is already shaping up to be a great year! It's been a whirlwind of a first year for Emily Katherine Events, and I'm excitedly planning and looking forward to all the events in store for 2017! I've seen a lot of posts about how awful 2016 was, and yes it's been rough. But as I reflect on 2016 I can't help but remember all

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Blue & White Wedding Inspiration

Blue and White Wedding Inspiration The first time I spoke with Caroline Cash (owner of The Prettiest Pieces) we were already talking about doing a shoot together. I asked her if there was anything in particular she was dying to showcase, and when she mentioned her blue and white collection I knew we had our winner. Organizing and styling this shoot at The Parlour at Mann's Chapel was a blast, and a true testament to the power of collaboration between so many talented professionals. I am so thrilled with the

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Wedding Video

Wedding videos are the best!!! And I'm only a little bit biased (I did spend 4+ years as a wedding videographer). But seriously, I 100% recommend hiring a videographer in addition to your photographer. I said in addition to, not instead of! They are two completely different media, and one cannot replace the other. Things that wedding video captures that photos might miss... Vows Toasts Your ENTIRE first dance, father-daughter, mother-son, and any additional performances. Wedding videos are just fun! Highlight films are so easy to share with your

  • Indian Wedding in Durham North Carolina

Board Game Themed Wedding

Celebration of Love Catherine and Rohit are getting married in India this November, but earlier this summer we celebrated their commitment in Durham at Duke Gardens. Fondly referred to as "Wedding Part 1", this summer garden ceremony was their state-side celebration of love, shared with their closest family and friends. Duke Gardens was the perfect location for these two. One of their very first dates was a stroll through the gardens, and it has always been a special place for them. Vows, Rainbows, & Bollywood! Catherine & Rohit

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Celebration, Loss, and Grief

Today's guest blogger is a phenomenal women, whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for about a year now. Nancy Loeffler is a grief journey-guide. She helps others navigate through difficult times in their lives, by helping them to accept and process their grief. As a wedding planner I've seen brides honor loved ones at their weddings in a variety of ways. I asked Nancy if she'd be interested in writing about celebration and grief for Emily Katherine Events; exploring the feelings surrounding the remembrance of loss on a joyous occassion.

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Winston Salem Wedding

Backyard Wedding When Hanna told me she was having her DIY wedding in her parent's backyard, I was eager to help. She had her day pretty much planned out, with family and friends helping with the decor and details. And boy, does Hanna have an eye for design! She even created her own invitations and programs! I love day-of coordinating for DIY brides; allowing them to relax and soak in the results of all the hard work they put toward this day. I stopped by the family

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Night at the Museum

Bridal Open House I recently had the pleasure of working with the North Carolina Museum of History to organize their summer bridal open house. I loved working with Cheri, the museum's special events director, and all the awesome vendors who helped showcase the museum's beautiful event space. Local Triangle wedding vendors came together to showcase their work in the museum, and despite the stormy weather we had a great turn out! The museum of history, located in downtown Raleigh, has several spaces available for rent. We made use of the main lobby

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4 Questions To Ask Your Makeup Artist

Today I want to share with you something exciting... Emily Katherine Events' first guest blogger! I've been working with some amazing wedding professionals to bring you even more content to satisfy your wedding cravings. My goal with these guest posts is simple. To bring you different ideas and viewpoints as you embark on the exciting process of planning your event. I love seeing so many different ways to get married (and there are a LOT of ways). Maybe you know what you want already, maybe you're still finding your style. Maybe you

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PhDone: Thesis Defense Party & Dinner

There are a lot of really great schools in the Triangle. That's probably why I keep meeting people who seem to be in a never-ending state of schooling.... and by that I mean Graduate students. As someone who lives by schedules and timelines, I don't know how Grad students manage the stress of not knowing... I'm talking about the PhD students who don't know how long they'll be in school, they just constantly work and study and eventually they are told, "Yes, great, well done, we'll let you leave now!". Now I thoroughly

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Brewery Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal dinners leave so much room for creativity. You can preview the theme of tomorrow's big day, or go with a completely different style. Traditionally, the rehearsal dinner is an opportunity for both families to meet before the big event, and a time for the bride and groom to thank everyone who has helped them throughout the enegagment. This relaxed atmosphere could be the perfect time for games and activities you may have deemed inappropriate for the actual wedding (by inappropriate I'm thinking silly or goofy, not R-rated, but to each their own).