In September, Events by Emerson had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Brisa & Andres at Willow Creek venue in Waxahachie. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with this sweet, laid back couple and their wedding was bright and beautiful with weather to match! They […]
In June, Events by Emerson had the pleasure of helping Liam celebrate his 8th birthday party! We set up a ballpark-worthy snack stand for this little baseball lover, complete with hotdogs, nachos, Cracker jacks, Big League Chew, chips, cake balls and more. A few other […]
A few months back Events by Emerson had the pleasure of collaborating on a styled shoot with Lauren Hummert Photography and 1211 Bakery. The concept was a ballet-themed baby shower brunch and the shoot took place at Willowood Ranch, a stunning 350 acre retreat complete with chapel, event center, multiple houses and cabins, ponds, hills, stunning views and more! We focused on the event center and set up a pink and gold masterpiece befitting any excited mother-to-be and her family and friends!
- Venue: Willowood Ranch
- Styling/Decor/Florals: Events by Emerson
- Photography: Lauren Hummert Photography
- Cake: 1211 Bakery
- Macaroons: The Downtown Exchange
And one more photo of the cake that I took! Shannon at 1211 Bakery did such an amazing job!
Just over a week ago Events by Emerson had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Katrina & Andrew in Fort Worth, Texas. Their wedding took place in the historic T&P Station, an absolutely stunning former Texas and Pacific train terminal from the 1930’s. Katrina […]
Hello! In April, Events by Emerson had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Carol & Marc in Sherman/Denison, Texas! The ceremony took place at the spectacular Wynne Chapel at Austin College and the reception was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Denison, Texas. […]
In March, Events by Emerson had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Marissa & Wesley at The Club at Los Rios in Plano, Texas. Marissa & Wesley enjoyed a beautiful outdoor ceremony with a spectacular view overlooking the golf course. The reception took place upstairs in the ballroom with floor to ceiling windows that looked out over the same stunning view of the golf course! Check out the view in the behind the scenes photos I took below.
Venue and Catering: The Club at Los Rios
Coordinator, Decorator, Floral: Events by Emerson
Photographer: Carissa Dee Photography
Hair & Make Up: Montanna Rae Hair
DJ: DJ Barnes
Cake: Peace of Cake
I can’t believe we’re almost to June! The year is just flying by! So far it’s been an amazing 2018 for Events by Emerson and I am so excited to share photos with you from Chels and Mitch’s October wedding in Rockwall, Texas. Stunning photography […]
I was so excited when Mila’s parents contacted me about throwing a birthday party for their makeup-loving daughter! I loved every minute of creating a Sephora-inspired (her favorite store!) makeover party for Mila and her friends! Custom elements from start to finish, it was truly […]
A little over two weeks ago we were honored to help Chels & Mitch marry outdoors among the trees and in beautiful October weather! The threat of rain loomed all day, but cleared up in time for a beautifully sunny ceremony and perfectly cool reception! The rain held off until about twenty minutes after Chelsea and Mitchell’s sparkler exit and then came down in buckets for the rest of the night! We couldn’t have timed it better if we tried! Thank you Texas weather for cooperating!
I was honored to have planned the wedding with Chels & Mitch for the last year. Events by Emerson planned, coordinated and created all floral arrangements for the ceremony and reception. The theme was woodland chic in burgundy and rose gold with navy accents. The wedding was held at Hidden Creek in Rockwall/Heath, Texas with a five star line up of vendors which I have listed below. Check out some of the photos I captured on my phone that day and I will post another blog when the photographer photos come in. Thanks for reading!
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Planning, Coordination, Bouquets and Floral Arrangements – Events by Emerson
Boutonnieres and Corsages – Bunches
Venue – Hidden Creek
Photographer – Lightbox Photography
Videographer – Adams Film Productions
Catering – Culinary Art Catering
DJ – Cory Badarack
Bride’s Cake – Cake My Day
Groom’s Cake and Cookies– Christy’s Sweet Treats
Photobooth – Mad Kat Photobooths
Make Up – Ale Padilla
Hair – Roxanne Vandiver
Bride’s Gown – Baley’s Bridal
Sequin Linens – A1 Wedding Rentals
And SPECIAL thanks to Pam!!
October has been such a whirlwind for Events by Emerson and we are so thankful! But unfortunately, behind a bit on blogging! Catch up with us below, we started October with the wonderful Glenda & Jeff. Two weeks ago Events by Emerson was honored to […]
Events by Emerson was proud to coordinate Scott & Elisabeth’s wedding last Saturday in Celina, Texas! Participating vendors listed below as well as a few pics of their beautiful night! Venue: Chandler’s Gardens Coordination: Events by Emerson Cakes: A Sweet Life Photography: Maggie Moriah Photography […]
A few of my favorite photos and moments from Donnie and Bianca’s wedding and reception captured by Sterling O’Bando.
Planning and coordination, bouquets, floral arrangements, lighting and decor by Events by Emerson.
Photographer: Sterling O’Bando
Cake: Guanajuato Bakery Fort Worth
Venue: Lone Star Center Fort Worth, Texas
DJ: Chris Kirchmeyer
The ‘Day of’ Coordination services that I offer are different than many. ‘Day of’ Coordination is really a misnomer. It’s more ‘Month of’ Coordination as we begin meeting one month before your wedding day. I like to meet 3-4 times, generally once per week, until the wedding. I work with your schedule, as in I will fit in with your schedule however is convenient for you. In order to be of adequate assistance and benefit to you, I need to be completely informed of all wedding details. Our meetings will consist of a general review of all your plans for both the ceremony and reception. Many couples find this review time beneficial as we make sure all details have been covered and nothing forgotten.
One of our meetings will consist of touring your venue together, so I can draw up a floor plan and know exactly how you want everything set up on your wedding day. Table arrangements, centerpieces, sweetheart and cake table details, etc. Another meeting will consist of creating the time schedule for the wedding. I will make sure we keep on schedule during the event, and that we will do things in the order you desire. I also create individual schedules for involved parties and vendors. I usually like to meet once more the week of the wedding just so we can confirm all details and put to rest any of your last minute worries, so you may truly enjoy the days leading up to your wedding!
You will have myself and two assistants on the day before and the day of your wedding day. The day before I like to accomplish anything that can be done a day early: decorating, favor prep, flower arranging, set up, picking up rental items, etc. , and most importantly: the ceremony rehearsal. This is a very important aspect of the wedding and I would be happy to coordinate it for you.
I have found that the above system works ideally for executing a wedding not planned by me originally. Occasionally, people ask if they can just have me the day of the wedding and that’s it. I have found that I am of best use to you when I am fully informed on the details. And showing up just the day of the wedding is not enough. To truly allow you to relax and enjoy your wedding day, and facilitate a smooth, enjoyable evening for your guests, I need more time with you prior to the wedding.
Every wedding deserves a Day of Coordinator and a chance for the Bride and Groom, and their family and friends, to relax and enjoy the wedding day! Contact me with any questions you may have or to set up a free consultation. Hope to talk to you soon!
Spotlight on Watercolor Lately, I just can’t shake my obsession with watercolor design themes! Especially when combined with another fav: ombre! One of the reasons why I love these trends so much is it prevents issues with color shade matching when decorating! I’m a little […]
Planning Your Wedding: Where to Start
Congratulations on your engagement! If you are like most brides you want to dive right in on your wedding plans! It is a day you have looked forward to for years…so where do you start? Right here! In this blog post I will lay out the first steps to planning your wedding, and exactly what order to complete them in.
Budget and guest list are the first elements of wedding planning you need to tackle. Each of these elements affects the other, and will dictate many of the decisions you make throughout the wedding planning process. Budget is often the most difficult element to discuss, but it is without a doubt the most important. Getting a firm grasp on what you can realistically afford early on, including family contributions is very important. Setting a budget and sticking to it is difficult, but absolutely do-able if you start at the beginning! Discuss contributions with parents, potential donors, or perhaps just consult your own finances. Many couples these days carry the burden of wedding expenses completely on their own, and it is important to know early in the planning process whether this will be you and your fiance as well.
Once you have a good idea of finances the next thing to tackle is the guest list. You and your fiance both need to sit down and make a list, separate or together, of people you would like to be invited. Keep in mind that this number will most likely increase over the span of planning the wedding. No matter how much time you spend on your initial guest list, there will be names forgotten, or even new friends made, that necessitate changes (usually increases) to the guest list.
Finally, armed with a good grasp of your budget and an idea of guest list size you are ready to start the venue search! I have found that completing initial planning elements, in this order: budget -> guest list -> venue, is the most conducive to stress free wedding planning! In my opinion one of the most heart-breaking situations is to fall in love with a venue you either can’t afford, or can’t fit in to. Space is a very important element in both your ceremony and reception; you do not want to crowd your guests. As you would expect, it negatively impacts their experience, as does a space that is too big for your size of wedding.
There you have it! You are now ready to dive into planning your wedding! Or you can go straight to the Contact page and bring me on board to dive in for you! Good luck!
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Last weekend Events by Emerson had the honor of executing Karen and Dylan’s wedding after about 10 months of planning together. Karen and Dylan are such kind people it was a breeze being involved in their big day! Here are a few pictures I grabbed […]
I wanted to share a few more photo of Patricia and Monte’s big day from photographer Samantha Morrow! These are some of my favorite photos and depict Patricia and Monte’s exit from the wedding reception. Don’t forget to check out the full blog post on […]