• Windy Hill Farm Wedding

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

  • Merrimon Wynne Wedding

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

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

  • Bride at the Museum Wedding Showcase

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

  • NC Wedding Planner Highlights

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

  • Interview with a Raleigh Wedding Cake Baker

Love Cake Interview

In the wedding industry I am continually meeting amazing business owners with incredible stories and backgrounds. So I've decided to start a new blog series, featuring local event professionals in the Triangle area. These pieces will be a little peek into the lives of the my fellow business owners, a little bit about them and weddings from their point of view. So to kick off the series, I have an important confession: I Love Cake More specifically, I love Love Cake! I met Kristina Solloway in early 2016, and we

  • Vintage Blue and White Wedding Tablescape at Chapel Hill Wedding

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

  • Wedding bands and Engagement ring

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

  • Raleigh Wedding Planner Bridal Fashion Show

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

  • Questions for your Wedding Makeup Artist

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