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Brisa & Andres | Waxahachie, TX Wedding

Brisa & Andres | Waxahachie, TX Wedding

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 […]

Katrina & Andrew | Fort Worth, TX Wedding

Katrina & Andrew | Fort Worth, TX Wedding

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 […]

Carol & Marc | Sherman, TX Wedding

Carol & Marc | Sherman, TX Wedding

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. Carol & Marc had quite the weekend planned for their guests and it was truly a pleasure to be involved and meet their wonderful family and friends! My favorite highlight of the wedding was definitely the mariachi band that greeted Carol & Marc and their guests as they emerged from Wynne Chapel and entertained during cocktail at the Hilton Garden Inn!

It was such a beautiful whirlwind of a day I didn’t get a chance to take very many photos, but please enjoy the few I was able to grab on my phone below! And check out our amazing vendors!

  • Coordination & Set Up: Events by Emerson
  • Ceremony Venue: Wynne Chapel
  • Reception Venue: Texoma Event Center at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • Catering: Hilton Garden Inn
  • Decorations & Florals: Coco Fleur
  • Photographer: Toni Hedrick
  • Officiant: Dr. John Williams
  • Ceremony Musicians: Phil Pitts, James Carter, David Moore
  • Mariachi Band: Mariachi Michoacan
  • DJ: Cory Badarack
  • Hair: Carla Mulvaney
  • Make Up: Hanna Martin
  • Bride’s Cake: Sam’s Club
  • Groom’s Cake: Bon Appetit Y’all
  • Babysitters: Kasi & Erica

Marissa & Wesley | Plano, Texas Wedding

Marissa & Wesley | Plano, Texas Wedding

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 […]

Chels & Mitch | Rockwall, TX Wedding

Chels & Mitch | Rockwall, TX Wedding

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! […]

Glenda & Jeff | McKinney, TX Wedding

Glenda & Jeff | McKinney, TX Wedding

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 be apart of Glenda & Jeff’s Wedding in McKinney. It was a beautiful wedding ceremony at the stunning Bella Donna Chapel followed by a reception held at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club. We also assisted in helping Glenda & Jeff throw an amazing at home rehearsal dinner with their family and friends! Check out some of my iPhone photos of the events below! (vendor details below photos)

Rehearsal Dinner

Wedding Ceremony

Reception

Events by Emerson would like to thank the following vendors for their part in Glenda & Jeff’s day Wedding!

  • Marty Younkin, Love Notes Wedding
  • Bella Dona Chapel
  • The Stalk Market
  • Zach Spross
  • Paul Ernest Photography
  • Jimmy Harris, Blue Diamond Limousine
  • Catfish
  • Lucky2BBQ
  • Cold Fusion Ice
  • Red Photo Booths
  • Bella Acento
  • Stonebridge Ranch Country Club
  • Leforce Entertainment
  • Pyrotex
  • Sweet Art Bakery

 

 

Scott & Elisabeth | Celina, TX Wedding

Scott & Elisabeth | Celina, TX Wedding

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 […]

Donnie & Bianca Cont’d | Photos By Sterling O’Bando

Donnie & Bianca Cont’d | Photos By Sterling O’Bando

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 […]

Donnie & Bianca | Fort Worth, TX Wedding

Donnie & Bianca | Fort Worth, TX Wedding

Donnie & Bianca brought me on board in February to help them reach the finish line and it was a pleasure to work with this lovely couple! My first event in the Fort Worth area, I truly enjoyed my time in the city! It was interesting the way it felt a little slower and a bit more laid back than the Dallas area. Anyways, I’d love to share with you a few photos and details from their wedding day. I’ll post a new blog when the professional photos have come in. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 24, 2017 we awoke to a BEAUTIFULLY gray and rainy day. I assure you the rain and clouds were the most welcome sight ever as even the briefest activities the previous day had resulted in the need for another shower. Temperature’s reached 101 degrees the day before and to wake up to weather in the 70’s for the wedding day was a dream come true! Especially for those of us doing the loading in and out! The rain stopped by 1pm, right on schedule for an evening wedding and the sun came out, but temps stayed below 85 degrees. It was a beautiful day for Donnie & Bianca’s wedding!

The ceremony and reception took place on Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, in the Presidential Ballroom of the Lone Star Center.  Donnie & Bianca were joined by 100 of their closest friends and family for an intimate ceremony and unforgettable reception! The dance skills of the wedding party provided many highlights throughout the night and was definitely a memory this planner will never forget! Other highlights include the touching speech made by the Bride’s father to the bride and groom that had us all tearing up! Here are a few photos I snapped on my phone. Can’t wait to see the professional photos! I will share them when they come in.

Vendors

  • Bride’s Cake: Guanajuato Bakery Fort Worth
  • Groom’s Cake and assorted sweets: Lesa Alvarado
  • DJ: Chris Kirchmeyer
  • Photographer: Sterling O Photography
  • Catering: 360 Catering

Events by Emerson was happy to serve as planner, coordinator, decorator, florist and lighting tech! I also had the honor of creating their wedding invitation set, coordinating dinner menu, and favor stickers.

Events by Emerson wants to wish Donnie & Bianca a long and happy life together!!!!!

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Katie & Byron | Denison, TX Wedding

Katie & Byron | Denison, TX Wedding

Hi everyone! I am a little behind on my blogging, I apologize 🙂 Events by Emerson was honored to coordinate Katie and Byron’s wedding in late March at the Denison Golf and Country Club. I handled all set up and breakdown, as well as their […]

A Rustic Celebration for Amber + Fortino!

A Rustic Celebration for Amber + Fortino!

Congratulations Amber and Fortino! Did you know Events by Emerson works with events of all sizes? From 10 people to 300+, I put the same amount of heart and soul into them all! Last weekend I had the pleasure of assisting with an intimate family-dinner-style […]

Karen & Dylan | Denison, TX Wedding

Karen & Dylan | Denison, TX Wedding

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 on my phone and I’ll post the photographer’s photos as soon as they are in. Enjoy!

BIG THANKS to the following vendors:

Cake: Mom’s Bakery

DJs: Edwin McCammack and Louis C.K.

Photographer: Angel T Photography

Venue: Denison Golf and Country Club

Minister: Leticia Marquez

Translator: Edgar Gonzales

Hair Stylists: Amanda Johnson and Jamie Carney

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Kids Table!

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Patricia & Monte’s Wedding Photos Pt. 2

Patricia & Monte’s Wedding Photos Pt. 2

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 […]

Patricia & Monte’s Wedding Photos Pt. 1

Patricia & Monte’s Wedding Photos Pt. 1

Wedding photos are in! I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from Patricia and Monte’s wedding and reception taken by Elizabeth Photography. To read more about the event visit my previous blog post.

Patricia & Monte | Sherman, TX Wedding

Patricia & Monte | Sherman, TX Wedding

Update: New blog posts are up that include photos from wedding photographers Elizabeth Photography and Samantha Morrow!

Patricia & Monte’s Wedding Photos Pt. 1

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A few weeks ago I had the honor of being a part of Patricia and Monte’s special day after almost a year and a half of planning with them. It was a beautiful day and Patricia was an absolutely gorgeous bride! The ceremony was held in the atrium of Kelly Square and the reception was held next door in Grayson Hall. The couple fell in love with the venue almost two years ago and it truly was a unique and romantic place for them to start their life together. Here are a few iPhone pics I took after setup. I will update the blog when all the photographer photos are in (yes, I said all..there were 3!)

A big THANK YOU to the following vendors:

Venue: Kelly Square – 115 S. Travis, Sherman, TX 75090

Catering: Fulbelli’s

Cake & Cookie Favors: Flour Child Cakery

Photographers: Samantha Morrow and assistant, and Elizabeth Mendoza

DJ: Edwin McCammack Jr.

Rentals: A1 Wedding & Rentals

Makeup: Audrey Whitehurst – @AudreytheMUA

Hair: Linda Curry – Shabby Chic Salon

Boutonnieres & Corsages: Wayside Florist

Planning, Coordination, Bouquets & Arrangements: Events by Emerson

For Patricia and Monte I also created a one of kind, custom stationary suite that included coordinating invitations and envelopes, programs, menus, signs, and seating chart.

I want to wish Patricia and Monte and their family a lifetime of happiness together! Thank you so much for letting Events by Emerson be a part of your wedding!

Jade & Drew | Denison, TX Wedding

Jade & Drew | Denison, TX Wedding

Kerri O’Neal Photography did an amazing job for Jade & Drew! I wanted to share a few photos that highlighted the work we did for their event. Hope you enjoy! And consider Kerri O’Neal Photography for your next event!  

Jade & Drew | Denison, TX Wedding

Jade & Drew | Denison, TX Wedding

I wanted to share a few photos from Jade & Drew’s wedding this past weekend. I loved working with this couple, and I was honored to be able to help them create their special day! I can’t wait to show you the photographer’s photos, but […]

Don’t Forget the Napkins!

Don’t Forget the Napkins!

Centerpieces get a lot of attention when it comes to designing the tablescape for your special event, but one element that doesn’t get as much attention is your napkins. Many people often forget about this element, but in my opinion it is  one of the cheapest ways to add flair to your table. It can also set the tone for the event as napkin styles can range from simple to elaborate.

There’s the restaurant or banquet style fold we’ve seen many times:

Restaurant style napkin fold
Banquet table showing restaurant style napkin fold.

I would stay away from the restaurant style fold for weddings, it conjures thoughts of a banquet, corporate events, dinners, etc.

A look that is popping up a lot recently is the pocket fold. There are many different variations on the pocket fold:

Pocket fold napkin style
Napkin in pocket fold style

This style is neat because it can be spruced up easily. One cute idea is to insert a single fresh floral stem like a tulip in the pocket. Tying a bow around the napkin looks nice as well.

Image via Buzzfeed {Link} Originally appearing on Martha Stewart {Link}
Image via Buzzfeed {Link}

Perhaps the simplest style (and quickest to execute) is the table hang. Usually the napkin is folded long ways and hung on the edge of the table so it is half on and half off the table. You see this look a lot at rustic or country style wedding receptions, or outdoor events, as it is usually a more casual look.

Table hang style via Style Me Pretty
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Now if you really want to ‘wow’ your guests…

Lotus fold
Image via Southern Weddings {Link} Photographer: Rebekah Hoyt {Link}

You go with something like the Lotus fold! These napkin styles are great for a bridal shower, post-wedding brunch, baby shower and more.

Here are a two resources with step by step instructions for folding many different napkin styles:

TIP: Don’t wait til you are setting your tables the day of your event to create your napkin styles. Fold them ahead of time and simply place them at each setting.

Have you attempted any of these napkin folding styles? What napkin style did you choose for your event?

 

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