Durham Wedding Planner Emily Katherine

A bit about me!


-Owner and lead planner/coordinator.

-I went to Appalachian State University, where I learned the least painful ways to fall while snowboarding. 

-I love games: board games, card games, lawn games. Video games are my weakest gaming pursuit, but I do love Super Mario, BroForce, OverCooked, and Zelda. Always ready to play something, and I love learning new games with friends!

-My dog is the sweetest, fluffiest thing ever (not at all biased). His name is Jasper, but he also answers to “Baby Goose” and “Fluffy Muppet”. Follow me on Instagram and you too can experience the cuteness. #JasperDogNC

I have always been a party planner. Even growing up, any family event or holiday became an occasion to decorate and brainstorm all the themed details. My passion for weddings arose while planning my own, and I haven’t been able to get enough since. After years of working as a wedding videographer and helping friends and family plan their weddings, I decided to follow my passion and become a full time wedding and event planner.

The EKE Team

Durham Wedding Planners

Emily Katherine Events would not be able to take on as many wonderful weddings as we do without this amazing team of coordinators! These women make it possible for us to stay fully booked without sacrificing the attention to detail we provided when we started with just a few weddings each year. Plus, it will give you peace of mind knowing that even if your planner comes down with the flu the day before your wedding, another EKE team member will be able to step in and execute your perfect day (without getting all your guests sick)! Hey, it hasn’t happened yet but we like to be prepared!

“Emily was amazing to work with! She performed my day-of-coordination services, and she also helped me out my planning leading up to the wedding. She has tons of wedding experience, and with that, she was able to make the day go as smoothly as possible. The day of, all I had to do was get pampered and drink mimosas until the ceremony! She had everything covered – from handling the vendors that came to set up, to making sure everything and everyone was in their proper places, to handling my mother’s anxiety. She worked with the photographer and told us when/where to be for photos. She checked in on me regularly to make sure I had everything I needed and reassure me that everything was going according to plan. She executed the ceremony flawlessly, and even when we had a fire alarm in the middle of the reception, she got everyone ushered outside (including the bar!) and handled the situation with perfect poise. I would recommend Emily again and again! She really did make my wedding day the best day ever.”
Lauren Burianek Crowe
“There is so many wonderful things to say about Emily. I was not planning on having a day-of-coordinator or someone to help me with wedding planning but my sister told me about Emily and said I’d really like her. I certainly did! I can’t believe I thought I could have done it all without her help. She is very responsive and beyond that gives you suggestions and tips that she has gained over the years of her working in the wedding industry. So she is great at speaking up and giving you help that you might not even know you need. The other thing that I really loved about Emily is that she has such a calming spirit about her. As a bride you have moments where you just want to freak out but she is totally calm and put together and makes you feel the same. I also think that quality helps her work seamlessly with vendors who may be difficult to work with. There was nothing she wouldn’t do or help with and knowing I had her to support me and that I could trust her really made my day. She definitely went above and beyond and I can’t recommend her enough!”
Hayley Edwards Newbery
“Emily was an amazing help for my husband’s 30th Vegas themed birthday party. She helped with everything from event and timeline planning, decorating, shopping and day ­of coordination. I couldn’t have had such a successful party without her help. She was extremely professional and fun! On the day­ of she dressed to fit right in with the crowd. I had a great experience from start to finish with Emily Katherine Events.” ­
Amanda Brewer

Durham, North Carolina, 336.254.6273 emily@EmilyKatherineEvents.com