About Emily

 
 
 photo by  L'amour Foto

photo by L'amour Foto

Hi! I'm Emily. I'm a private event planner and venue consultant based in Durham, North Carolina. I graduated from Wesleyan University in 2007. After college in the Northeast, I worked in New York City for ten years, before moving to the Triangle in 2017 to start my own company. I began my career in restaurant management, where I developed my palate for food and wine. (Italian whites are my favorite!) In my early to mid 20s, I was maitre’d at Union Square Café and the General Manager of brucie restaurant in Cobble Hill.

After working private events over the years, I quickly realized that event planning was my passion. In 2012, I joined the private events team at City Winery NYC, eventually becoming the event space’s Private Event Director in 2015. While serving as the director of two downtown venues, I started producing weddings and other events for friends, family, and increasingly independent clients. Over the years, I have planned weddings in NYC, upstate New York, Virginia, North Carolina, and California. 

 photo by  L'amour Foto

photo by L'amour Foto

After five wonderful years planning and booking events in New York, I decided that it was time to take my love for working with individual clients and turn it into my own full-time business. I'm originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, and grew up surrounded by the greenery and beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The South's lush landscape inspires everything that I do. My events have a naturalistic, rustic, and clean design, with a focus on sustainability. When I'm not busy planning my next big event (hint: doing this most of the time!), I can be found running around Durham with my fiancé Stuart and my dog Levi, hiking, biking and enjoying all that North Carolina has to offer. I'm passionate about creating a meaningful and valued experience for all of my clients, and I'm thrilled to be back down South, home of enlightened hospitality.

 

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