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
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
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
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).
When we moved to Durham, the Hubster and I immediately went on a friend quest. Working from home can seriously limit daily human interactions, so I made meeting people a top priority. Matt and Lauren were some of the first folks we met in Durham, and I still cannot believe our good luck. They are some of the most down to earth, generous, and fun-loving people I have ever known! So, naturally, I was giddy with excitement when Lauren asked me to be their day-of wedding coordinator. Matt and Lauren were married at the
Birthdays can be tough. But not when your wife is as awesome as Amanda! When Amanda told me about the Vegas themed 30th she'd been planning for Jeff, I immediately wanted in. By the time I came on board, Amanda and her friends had pretty much planned out all the details. Jeff knew he was having a birthday party, he even knew the Vegas theme. But he had no idea the lengths Amanda was going to make it a party to remember. A putt-putt competition, lip-sync contest, and a black jack table
Hayley and Dave got married at Doukenie Winery in northern Virginia this summer. When I started talking to Hayley about her wedding, I could not wait to be a part of bringing her vision to life! Hayley has some seriously talented friends, and they really took DIY to the next level with custom floral arrangements, hysterical MCing, and fantastic handmade decor. I love DIY weddings. I just do. The personal aspect it brings to the event, the feeling that friends and family have infused their love into your special day
First blog post! Better make it a good one... How about this fantastic farm wedding in Valle Crucis, NC? I loved this wedding for many reasons. A big one is that the bride and groom are good friends of ours. We’ve known Wilson since freshman year of college at Appalachian State University! So yea, Hubster was a groomsman,and I had the privilege of directing their ceremony and reception. After Kyle and I got married, we were pretty sure Wilson and Ashlyn would be next. But Wilson took his time proposing, and we