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
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
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
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
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
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