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  • Quality of service 5.0
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Vaysgant Photo and Films · Getting married on 06/05/2020

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    Excellent Event Planner

    I am a wedding photographer and recently I had the pleasure of working a local wedding along side Emily and her team. I don't often write reviews but I was compelled to do so, as its well deserved. Throughout the planning process she was on top of all of the details, kept great communication with all the vendors, and on the day of was wonderful to work with =)

    Sent on 05/23/2019

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Hi Yuri! Thanks so much for your sweet review, I really enjoyed working with you at Windy Hill! I look forward to working together again!
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    Annette Eaton · Married on 06/22/2019

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    Wonderful positive attitude and so organized!

    We hired Emily as our "Month-of Coordinator" for my daughter's wedding. She was so wonderful to work with and really allowed us to enjoy the day. She assisted the bride and groom with creating a timeline, contacted and organized all the vendors, ran the rehearsal, set out/cleaned up decor, and even helped us find a new vendor when we had a last minute cancellation (and much more). She has a kind and gentle demeanor and is incredibly organized. Several members of the wedding party and family commented on how great she was to work with. I am so grateful we found her!

    Sent on 06/28/2019

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you so much, Annette! I love working with you and your family on Anna & Drew's wedding, they had such a beautiful day!
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    Katrina · Married on 06/01/2019

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    Cool as a (very organized) cucumber

    Emily is a total pro! Hiring her was one of the best (the best?) decisions we made in our wedding planning process. She asked the right questions, assured us that we had thought of what we needed for the day, and is very easygoing while also detail-oriented. She was also very nonjudgmental about some of our off-beat choices and I never felt like she was pushing us to spend time or money on aspects that weren't important to us. We were so appreciative of her calm expertise and support throughout the planning process and especially on the day of the wedding. We both fully enjoyed the day and knew any hiccups or confusions were being expertly handled. My husband's mom was particularly impressed by her demeanor and kindness, as she said she had encountered some pushy wedding planners at other weddings. We are so grateful for Emily, her team, and the work they did to make our wedding day a breeze for us.

    Sent on 06/07/2019

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you, Katrina! You and Zeke were so much fun to work with on your rock show wedding!! I'm so happy you and your family were able to enjoy the day stress-free!
  • Lauren

    Lauren · Married on 04/28/2019

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    The #1 Reason We Could Enjoy Our Wedding

    Emily is pretty much the key piece of our wedding puzzle. She helped us find 98% of our awesome vendors, and because of her and her team, our wedding was so stress-free. Throughout the planning process, she was so much fun to work with - who doesn't love a bit of wedding planning at breweries? More than that though, she was super communicative and always quick to answer our questions, whether they were big or small, and she helped us find ways to express ourselves through our wedding. I wouldn't have thought of video game stations, but they were perfect, and Emily helped us nail down every detail. On the day of the wedding, everything went so smoothly, and Emily made sure to keep us on schedule, while also keeping things flexible if we needed to adjust. We actually got to be present and enjoy every moment of our wedding day, while Emily and her team made sure all the moving pieces of rentals and decor and guests made it where they should go. We cannot recommend her enough and are incredibly thankful to have had her help with our special day.

    Sent on 06/02/2019

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Lauren, your wedding was AMAZING!! I'm so glad you were able to enjoy all the fun details you and Matt took the time to plan :) Thank YOU for this sweet review, and for allowing us to be part of your epic day!
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    Bri · Married on 04/27/2019

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    Couldn't have done it without her!

    Emily was a lifesaver and we could not have planned our wedding without her! She worked around my hectic schedule, disorganized life and dealt with my slow responses to emails while keeping us on track with our budget while still helping us to create our perfect day. We had a few unforeseen things occur from forgetting rings to a plumbing issue at the venue but she was able to calmly deal with any issue that came up and fix it/find a way around it and kept everything moving along smoothly! Looking back, I realize that even little things that I thought I could handle on my own should have just been left up to Emily and her day of team - they are professional and excellent at what they do!

    Sent on 08/07/2019

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thanks so much, Bri! I loved working with you and Jody on your wedding plans, thanks for the chance to help with all your details!
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    Katharine · Married on 11/03/2018

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    Amazing experience with Emily

    We had an amazing experience working with Emily. She was professional, knowledgeable, poised and a lot of fun to work with. Her organizational ability kept us all on track and made us feel confident about managing everything leading up to the wedding. We absolutely couldn't have done the wedding without Emily, and her suggestions and guidance helped us create the most memorable day. 100% recommend, she's terrific!

    Sent on 12/17/2018

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you, Katharine! I loved helping plan your wedding, and it as the perfect one to end my year with!
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    Laura · Married on 10/07/2018

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    I have only just begun the planning process with Emily, but she has already blown me away! She is quick to respond to my many questions, and willing to work with me on every aspect of this process, so far including talking to possible vendors for me and setting up appointments, taking all the stress out and leaving the fun! I am so excited to continue my planning with her help, and looking forward to seeing everything come to fruition.

    Sent on 12/14/2017

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    I am having so much fun planning with you!
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    Ruthanne · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Emily was wonderful! We were planning our wedding in North Carolina remotely from New York City, so we had not even met all of our vendors in person yet prior to our wedding day. Emily was our day-of-coordinator, although she really went above and beyond that role and helped recommend people along the way for us to use and checked in on us throughout the planning process. Emily is calm and professional and our day ran so smoothly because of her. We would highly recommend her for any event planning and were so impressed by what a great job she did.

    Sent on 09/28/2018

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you, Ruthanne! It was such a pleasure to work with you both on the beautiful plans you made!
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    Josephine · Married on 07/28/2018

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    Emily was an integral part of our wedding! Her help made it possible for us to plan and carry out a wedding that felt authentic to our personalities, comfortable to our loved ones, and above all a joyful and peaceful memory we'll treasure forever. Emily is highly capable at managing complex events, a skilled communicator, and her love for her work is palpable! We would recommend her to anyone, especially people like us who weren't sure we wanted or needed a wedding planner - hiring Emily was the best choice we made in the wedding planning process!

    Sent on 08/21/2018

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding! I had so much fun planning with you both!
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    Amanda · Married on 06/24/2018

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    My wife and I absolutely love EKE! From my first phone inquiry with Emily, she was very professional, calm, detailed-oriented, and confident. She displayed these characteristics throughout the entire wedding planning process and during our wedding weekend. Our financial investment in a day-of coordinator was worth every penny with EKE! Our vendors were always well-informed and she kept everything on schedule the day of the wedding. She was very quick to respond to any text messages and emails, and was committed to making our day everything we wanted! I cannot recommend EKE highly enough - our wedding wouldn't have been the same without her and her team! Thanks EKE!

    Sent on 07/07/2018

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you, Amanda! I loved working with you both!!
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    Emma · Married on 05/19/2018

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    Emily was so professional and very organized. She always had great vendor suggestions and was able to help me work through challenges I had along the way. I highly recommend her and am very appreciative of the time and dedication that her and her team put into my big day to make it so great!

    Sent on 06/06/2018

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you, Emma! I had a lot of fun working with you!
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    Morgan · Married on 05/05/2018

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    Every member of my bridal party, including each set of parents and my husband, made comments about how noticeable of help Emily was ensuring my day flowed effortlessly. Everything, from start to finish, was perfect.

    Sent on 05/07/2018
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    Anne · Married on 04/21/2018

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    We hired Emily for the 30 days prior to and day of wedding, and it was money so very well spent. For a day so important to us and our family, Emily insured that everything went very smoothly. Had we relied solely on the wedding planner associated with our venue, we would have been sorely disappointed. Emily was a consummate professional, as well as a wonderful and very likable communicator; which is a winning combination. She was calm, cool, and collected while others may not have been so. She was worth her weight in gold—we would recommend Emily to anyone (everyone!) who wants their perfect day to be just that! Thank you, Emily!!!!!

    Sent on 07/12/2018

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you, Anne! Such a pleasure to work with your family!
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    Anne · Married on 04/14/2018

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    Emily helped my daughter and me plan and carry out her wedding in our backyard in Apex. We had already scouted a few vendors before we met Emily, but she helped with the rest. Her help with the rehearsal and the day-of coordination was invaluable. I was able to enjoy the morning preparation with my daughter and her friends, while Emily worked with the florist, caterer, DJ, and more! She got the bride, groom, attendants, my husband, and me to the ceremony on time and whisked everyone to the reception. Little details got handled without a thought from me. She was a joy to work with!

    Sent on 06/05/2018
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    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    I loved working with your family at your beautiful home! Thank you for choosing Emily Katherine Events!
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    Erin · Married on 04/07/2018

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    While I would describe myself as organized, a planner and someone who had helped with wedding planning in the past, I would not have been nearly as happy with my own wedding with out the help of Emily at Emily Katherine Events. Emily helped my husband and I every step of the way. She showed us a variety of wedding venues, connected us with amazing vendors, helped me consider details such as rental delivery, cleanup after the wedding reception, and flower re-purposing that I would never have even considered.
    Emily is also a delight to work with. She has a calm and easy-going presence but is meticulously organized and will not miss a single detail.
    I would also describe myself as a worrier, but I did not have a single concern the day of our wedding. We had 210 guests, mostly for out of town, and she flawlessly executed transportation, all vendor deliveries, every detail of the ceremony, and even was able to modify the reception timeline as needed during the reception to best accommodate my husband and me. I could not have been happier with how our wedding went, and best of all I and my family were able to feel as if we were guests at our own wedding.

    Sent on 05/02/2018
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    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    You guys were SO much fun to work with!! Thank you for letting Emily Katherine Events be part of your beautiful day!
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    charlotte · Married on 04/01/2018

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    Emily is amazing! She ran with our board game/ Harry Potter/ Game of Thrones all nerd wedding and made it classic and beautiful with our nerdy intertwined. Emily is organizing, creative and above all else just a nice person. We loved working with her!

    Sent on 04/22/2018
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    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    I loved working with you guys, thank you for your kind review!
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    Courtney · Married on 02/24/2018

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    If I could give Emily 6 stars I would! We hired her as a day-of-coordinator for our wedding. From the first time I contacted her, she was super responsive and always quick to answer any questions I had. She was calm, professional, and so easy to work with. And she does so much more than just coordinate the day-of. She made the month leading up to the wedding stress free and took so much of the burden away helping develop the day-of timeline, coordinating with the vendors. And her connections, especially to the fantastic waitstaff team, were awesome! Our wedding was so wonderful, and we definitely could not have pulled it off without her. I can't recommend her enough!

    Sent on 02/25/2018
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    Brendan · Married on 12/02/2017

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    Emily was amazing. She was really organized and knowledgable from the first today we met with her months before the wedding, and helped us plan and make each moment wonderful on the big day.

    Sent on 09/16/2018

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you, Brendan! I loved working with you guys!
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    Virginia · Married on 11/11/2017

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    We were married in fall 2017 with a ceremony at Duke Chapel and reception at the Nasher Museum of Art. We hired Emily as our wedding planner about 4 weeks prior to our wedding, after a bad experience with our first wedding planner (who fought us over every little detail, spoke down to us when we pushed back on her ideas, and generally impeded the process). Firing our first wedding planner and hiring Emily was the BEST decision we made during the planning process. From the first moment, we felt completely comfortable and confident that Emily was listening to our vision and would do everything within her power to execute it. She took notes while we talked, asked clarifying questions, and dispensed helpful advice and suggestions. She used her extensive network of contacts to fill out remaining spots on our vendor list with amazing vendors in our price range. She did not push us to spend more than we had budgeted nor did she hesitate in helping us execute unconventional ideas (though, if you ask, she will be glad to advise on what is customary). She went above and beyond for us – running errands while we were at work, creating signs for around the reception, making phone calls and doing research, managing vendors, tracking down last minute vendors, buying all of the little things we didn’t think of (like a garter and guest book!), and even attending my last wedding dress fitting to learn how to bustle my dress. She is extremely organized, practical, hardworking, and, above all else, excellent at problem-solving. Trusting Emily with our wedding greatly reduced our stress and increased our enjoyment of the month leading up to the event. Also, as a bride, she was my rock on my wedding day—she was always within reach to calm my nerves and help me with whatever I needed. We recommend Emily without hesitation. She is worth every penny. Our only regret is that we did not hire her 6 months sooner!

    Sent on 02/17/2018
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    Emilie · Married on 09/10/2017

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    Emily Katherine Events is amazing! Emily and her associate did an amazing job to make our wedding day so special! She had everything organized and the day ran so efficiently and was Wonderful! She had fantastic ideas for our fun exit at the end of the evening!!

    Sent on 09/24/2017

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    We had so much fun working with you, Emilie! Thank you for choosing Emily Katherine Events for your wedding coordination!

    -Emily
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    Louise · Married on 08/19/2017

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    Working with Emily was a dream - from our first meeting with her until my husband and I were driving away from our wedding, she was attentive, efficient, and so available. She is kind, calm, thoughtful, fun to work with, and so passionate about what she does - which means she was always seeking to bring our vision to life! Working with her made wedding planning low-stress and enjoyable. She connected us with so many wonderful vendors (making our decisions easy), had such creative ideas for decorations (and helped make them!), and made the day-of run so smoothly. For us and our families, it was wonderful to let Emily and her team run the show so that we could fully enjoy every bit of the day. I cannot recommend her and her team enough! Emily Katherine Events is exactly who you need to help create your dream wedding.

    Sent on 11/19/2017

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you so much Louise, I had so much fun working with you and Joel!!
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    Kim · Married on 08/12/2017

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    Emily was great! Very attentive & creative. Excellent job on decorations & finding the perfect venue!

    Sent on 08/25/2017
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    Kasey · Married on 06/17/2017

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    Emily was amazing! She made the planning enjoyable. On the day of our event she handled everything with such grace. If there was anything that had gone wrong, Emily fixed it and I never even heard about it. Our wedding was a dream come true and all of the is because of Emily!

    Sent on 07/17/2017

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    It was such a pleasure to be a part of your big day!
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    Holly · Married on 05/28/2017

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    Thank you to Emily Thomas of emily katherine events for all of her efforts engaging the vendors (garden reservation, restaurant for private lunch, local florist designer, chair delivery, picnic lunch caterer, photographer, restaurants for dinners before and after) and confirming all those details! Oh so many details! And her lovely evites to the events keeping track of the guest lists were pretty and also efficient and effective.
    Her assistance was long distance (she lives in Durham, North Carolina and I live in Charlottesville, Virginia) but she made it possible for me to have the perfect wedding, while my husband and I continued to work at our jobs and build a house and sell a house all at the same time. We couldn’t have done it without her!
    I’ve enjoyed remembering all of the special aspects of our small Sunday morning garden wedding, followed by lunch. I felt supported and loved and beautiful and so very happy – everything a bride wishes for her wedding day. It was as simple and easy and elegant as I had hoped it would be. But then the entire weekend flew by so very fast – What a day! What a couple of days! Thank you Emily!

    Sent on 08/02/2017

    Emily Katherine Events's reply:

    Thank you for the sweet review! It was a pleasure to be part of your wedding planning, I loved working with you and your family!

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