Emily was an absolute dream to work with. Over the course of a year and a half, she worked with us to turn our fragments of ideas into a stunning wedding we could never have created on our own. Everything was beautiful, queer to the nines, uniquely us and just worked.
Our bridal party, family and vendors shared that Emily was friendly, focused and prepared, and we of course couldn't agree more. She's communicative and flexible, and she took the time to get to know us, our story, our budget and our vision, allowing her to make suggestions that were truly personalized for us. She adapted the plan as needed as details changed in our requests and in our vendors' needs, making sure that what they offered would still work for us.
Above all, she made sure we were able to enjoy ourselves on our wedding day and throughout the planning process, handling last-minute details with care and independence so we wouldn't need to worry. From our first meeting to our wedding send-off, Emily took our ideas and created the most magical, stress-free wedding day we could have asked for. We wholeheartedly recommend her and can't wait to work with her again.
- Kaitlyn & Camille, Married on May 26, 2018 in queens, ny
I knew Emily was a pro, but if I had really fully appreciated how amazing she was I would have gotten through my entire wedding without a worry in the world. I handed off all responsibly and decision making to her the night before and felt 100% confident in doing so, and she soared above any expectations.
To start off, I ended up with rain for my sunny San Diego wedding. Emily handled it like a pro, moving our entire ceremony, cocktail hour and bar set up indoors and you would have never known it was supposed to happen any other way. The set up was absolutely beautiful, and I didn't have anything to do with it! It was such a blessing to have someone else in charge dealing with these major changes -- I didn't worry at all knowing that person was Emily. The whole night I was looking around at how beautiful everything was, wondering who planned it --- and that was a feat after spending countless hours prepping your own DIY wedding.
Emily's joy and excitement for her job and your big day are infectious, at times I could have believed she was even more excited about it all than I was! It was lovely to have someone like that to work with, I really felt like I had someone on my team to make the day flow as perfectly as possible. The whole night was perfectly on schedule, and despite a lackluster staff, Emily kept all guests happy and fed, the venue clean and our over "demanding" venue owner pleased. Looking back, there is no way I could imagine the day without her. If I could give one tip to anyone planning their wedding it would be to make sure you have Emily with you on your big day!
- Lisa B., Married on March 10, 2018 in San Diego, ca
I would highly recommend Emily. She turned my daughter's wedding into an unforgettable affair. Even though it rained and we had to move the ceremony indoors Emily was focused and in total control of the situation. She gives 100% and is a very hard worker. It was such a pleasure working with her.
- Terri B., Mother of the bride, March 10, 2018 in San Diego, CA
Asking Emily to help execute my wedding weekend was easily the best planning decision I made. I’m a DIY girl and knew I could do it myself but it was such a treat to have someone else- someone who cared about my day like I did- looking over my work and adding input. In the months leading up to the event, she created a super useful set of spreadsheets in google docs which we could both edit and this was where I got to make lists and schedules which served two purposes: 1. to help me organize my ideas and make sure I thought of everything and 2. to hand over all my information on The Day and not think of it at all.
Before my wedding rehearsal, Emily asked if I had her permission to act on my behalf for the rest of the weekend and from that moment, she took over all the giving instructions, getting things in place, reminding people when they needed to be and where, and blessedly, announcing to my family that texting me instead of her was now forbidden.
Emily met me at the hotel suite where I would get ready with a sweet little get-ready kit (she even brought umbrellas for my bridesmaids to use to shield me as we walked to the beach as my husband was very serious about not seeing me prior to my walking down the aisle). The chairs were delivered and set up right, the beach was cleared of 49er pop-up tents, the restaurant was set with all my handmade place cards and centerpieces- everything exactly as I’d imagined/planned it and I did NONE of that. I sipped champagne and had my hair done and posed for pictures with my closest ladies while Emily did all the legwork.
Emily is a professional, exceedingly able event planner and as a special bonus, she’s the funnest person to have around. If you’re thinking “I can do this myself, I don’t need a planner,”… Yeah, you probably can, but why would you? Enjoy your day. Let your MOH and your mom relax with you and cry over how beautiful you are. Emily will do the work better.
- Sara & Doug, Married on February 18, 2018 in Huntington Beach, ca
We wanted to do most of the planning ourselves for our 9/30/2017 wedding at Twin Lakes Lodge, but knew we wanted a coordinator throughout and Emily was the perfect fit -- she's bubbly, personable, and extremely organized and detail oriented. Her expertise and eye for design really guided us throughout our planning process, not to mention she knows plenty of great ways to save money!
As much of a help that she was throughout planning, her work the day of was absolutely essential. Emily developed a detailed timeline with including the people involved with each item and took the lead on queuing each event that happened, from signaling to start the music and opening the curtain to the aisle, to giving us the knife to cut the cake and setting out favors. She set up our decorations and handed out tip envelopes.
I typically have trouble letting go, but I felt completely confident and comfortable with my day in Emily's hands. With her in charge, every single one of our 140 guests was able to relax and enjoy the wedding. Our day was seamless thanks to Emily and I know we never could have done it without her. I highly recommend working with Emily for your big day and any other event you may have planned!
- Chrissy & Joe, Married on September 30, 2017 in Hurley, NY
Before we found Emily, we were ready to throw in the towel on our whole ceremony. I'd been trying to organise everything myself and was completely overwhelmed. But then Emily came in and organised the entire thing on scarcely two months' notice. She was perfect for us, asking us for our input but letting us defer to her expertise when we needed to. The venue she found for us was beautiful, and she helped us with everything from selecting a colour scheme to finding rings. On the day of, she handled our florists, managed deliveries, even starting and stopping our music. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and went off without a hitch. We would recommend Emily to anyone else in a heartbeat, she was fantastic.
- Liz & Elly, Married on September 23, 2017 in Brooklyn
As the founder of a vegan non-profit organization, I've planned and organized benefit events over the past 12 years with the help of a small staff and hard working volunteers. When we met and eventually handed over the majority of the planning and organization to Emily, I can say without exaggeration that events became less stressful and more successful. Not only is she highly motivated and organized, her enthusiasm and energy are contagious. She motivates the whole team to get the job done and does it with a smile. I highly recommend her!!!
- jenny brown, co-founder of woodstock farm sanctuary
Emily is an incredible partner for your day. With attention to detail and a temperament for high pressure situations, Emily provides an excellent coordinator to bring your event to life from beginning to the end. She makes a list and checks it twice. She makes sure that you have everything you need. She whipped out some blotting pads for my partner and I in the middle of balancing a schedule and the requests of the venue and guests. If you are having a wedding day, Emily is an amazing woman to bring it all together.
- SEKIYA & SOPHIA, MARRIED SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 IN BROOKLYN
We loved having Emily as our LGBT Wedding Coordinator. From A to Z, Emily had everything covered for us so we didn’t have to worry on our wedding day. She has a friendly and professional demeanor with the guests and made everyone feel at home. In a big event, a lot can go wrong in a moment. Emily made sure that didn’t happen, in fact, she made everything go right.