The twin sister duo Amber Karson and Emily Butler have been making a big impact on the event scene since their company launched in 2008. Karson Butler Events believes the details make all the difference – from finding one-of-a-kind design elements to skillfully tailoring and managing complex international events. With over 18 years of event planning experience, they have their pulse on not only what’s happening in California & Washington, DC, but also in markets across the globe.
Together, the twins combine their talents producing and designing events for a variety of clients in the corporate and social markets. Karson Butler Events has been featured on The Today Show, and in print & online publications such a Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Living Weddings, The Knot,Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Southern Weddings, Studios Magazine, Style Me Pretty and more. Their east coast design studio is located in Washington, DC and their west coast office is on the Central California coastal town of San Luis Obispo.
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48 Reviews for Karson Butler Events
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kassandra · Married on 09/14/2018
You need Karson Butler Events as your wedding planner/designer!
Where do we begin to describe how much we love Emily and Karson Butler Events?! If you are looking for a planner, designer, friend to plan your perfect wedding weekend, look no further then Karson Butler Events! From the very first phone call to the wee hours of our wedding day, Emily, Amber, and Gabi were a dream to work with and I am so grateful to have Em in my life who I now call my dear friend.
From a planning and designing standpoint, Karson Butler Events leaves no stone unturned. They are meticulous with every single detail. Coming from a bride who was overjoyed with excitement while also slightly terrified of what all goes into wedding planning, I could not have asked for a better person to hold my hand through the entire process. From spending time getting to know us as a couple, learning what our priorities were, helping us through the tough budget conversations, sharing her knowledge and expertise with us for all things food, flowers, rentals, design, paper goods, logistics, details, etc, Karson Butler Events is simply the best! Em and the team help you build the bones first (tent, choosing your catering and floral and design partners, timelines, etc) while somehow simultaneously helping lead you through creating your vision, designing your save the dates and invitation suite, creating your registry, thinking through how many will be in your wedding party and what your wedding party will wear, what kind of flowers you like or don’t like for that matter, etc.
Karson Butler Events pours their whole hearts and souls into every detail of your wedding. Emily spent countless hours with us over the year via phone calls because she helped us plan when we lived out of state from our wedding venue, to scheduling all the important meetings when we were in town to make the most of our time, brunches and lunches because we love Em and wanted to spend so much time with her, and an unimaginable amount of hours the week or two before the wedding overseeing every single aspect of install. They are with you every single step of the way.
Not to mention preparing every contingency plan possible for a hurricane that showed up in the forecast one week prior to our wedding weekend. (Not kidding!)
Em, Amber, and Gabi are true professionals who we love so much! Our wedding was a dream come true and it is 100% thanks to Karson Butler Events for making it happen. Every person in our family to our friends still rave about how amazing the KBE team is and how perfect our wedding was. We will forever cherish the memories of our wedding day and that’s all thanks to KBE!Sent on 02/03/2019
User7527695 · 2+ years ago
Amber and Emily are some of the best in the business and if you get to work with them you'll know why. Every detail of our wedding was thought out and beautiful. We had a small 25 person wedding weekend in the middle of the desert in California and KBE managed to make it exactly what we were looking for; from unique save the date boxes with live succulents for our guests, to custom acrylic signage with the perfect fonts... they think of everything. Even though we live in Savannah, GA and they're in DC and CA, planning was seamless with monthly phone calls and plenty of emails, I always felt like everything was getting done on time and really wasn't stressed.Sent on 06/12/2018
Also, just because they're both beautiful and create stunning events, don't think they aren't willing to get their hands dirty. From picking up and moving chairs and boxes of liquor all the way across the venue, to helping clean up the post-dinner table, Amber and Emily were willing to do everything that needed to be done to make the weekend flow effortlessly for myself and my husband. Normally I am a type A control freak who doesn't delegate at all, but for my wedding I allowed KBE to take the reigns and I am SO glad I did. They are clearly experts in their field and they anticipated everything.
If you want a truly memorable, thoughtful day, where everything looks well-planned and your guests and you have a wonderful experience, you should hire KBE.
tara · Married on 03/18/2017
Simply the best!!Sent on 10/20/2017
We worked with Emily and the KBE team on our wedding this past Winter in Brooklyn, NY. They relieved the stress during the entire planning process! From working with our vendors, coordinating the all of the little logistical details to flawlessly executing the day, they were a joy to work with and really allowed me to be in the moment and enjoy the day! I can't recommend the Karson Butler team enough.
Karson Butler events are well organized and managed. We've enjoyed working with them and our caregivers have too.
I've had the opportunity to work on a fun New Years Eve styled shoot and a fun engagement shoot with these two fabulous ladies and can't say enough great things about them. The first thing I think you should look for when hiring wedding professionals is passion and boy does these two have it!
I love love love Amber and Emily!!! I've worked with them for two weddings that were strikingly different and both turned out A-freaking-mazing!!!! Hire Amber Karson Events! Hire them now!