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Hi there!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am Emilie, owner of Emilie Duncan Event Planning and author of this blog.  That's me over there with one of my wonderful brides, Kristin - she's the gorgeous one on the left!  I thought the best way to introduce myself was to share a few random things about me.  I am:

  • Happily married to and madly in love with my husband, Randy.
  • Mom to Ellie and Abby, the most beautiful little girls in the world.
  • A Spartan Alum living in Buckeye land.
  • Obsessed with details and a HUGE fan of lists.
  • A huge fan of great photographers, beautiful flowers and pretty dresses.
  • Kris and Ed's only child.
  • A voracious reader.
  • Left-handed and right brained.
  • Still in possession of my favorite childhood stuffed animal, a dog named Cinnamon.
  • A bit of a social media addict - FB, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest to name a few.
  • Emotional - I still cry at least a little bit at each and every wedding.
  • A hugger - when we meet, expect a hug or feel free to request one!
  • TRULY honored to be a part of each and every wedding I plan and coordinate!

Wedding Featured on The Knot!

June 4th, 2015

The Emilie Duncan Event Planning team is coming up on wedding 2 of a 4 wedding stretch this month (make sure to follow us on Instagram for all the pretties, all the fun and the behind the scenes details: @edepweddings) so we’re behind – again – on updating the blog.  I still have lots of pretty pictures from last year’s weddings to share and will get back to that in…July…hopefully.

Until I can get back to full write ups, I wanted to pop in to share Lauren and Lucas’ gorgeous January 10th wedding at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in German Village and St. Charles Preparatory School in Bexley that was featured on The Knot: Lauren And Lucas.

Beyond the ones featured on The Knot, I wanted to share some just a few more pictures from this beautiful winter wedding from Elizabeth Ann Photography! Enjoy!

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The detail and hand work on this cake from Anita Kline was just exquisite! We were all completely obsessed with it and so were our Instagram followers!Subler_Moeller_ElizabethAnn_Photography_Moeller446_low

If you look closely, you’ll see that the singer for this sweet Father/Daughter dance is actually the Groom, Lucas. Such a touching moment and a first for us!Subler_Moeller_ElizabethAnn_Photography_Moeller566_low

We’re helping Elena and Greg get married at Jorgensen Farms this weekend so make sure to watch instagram for all the fun!  If you could keep your fingers crossed that the forecast holds, we’d appreciate that too!

Pinterest

April 16th, 2015

Are you following us on Pinterest?  We have lots of pretties pinned as well as lots of random stuff too.  Follow us so we can follow you and let us know what you’d like to see as our latest board!

Gorgeous table setting at High Line Car House in Columbus, Ohio.  Planning by Emilie Duncan Event Planning. Flowers by Flowers on Orchard Lane.

Gorgeous table setting at High Line Car House in Columbus, Ohio. Planning by Emilie Duncan Event Planning. Flowers by Flowers on Orchard Lane.

 

Katy + Cam: 7.19.14

April 14th, 2015

 {More awesome weddings from last year coming right up!}

Katy and Cam were married at First Congregational Church and then the guests walked across the street to celebrate at the Columbus Museum of Art.  We used fresh herbs to denote the guest’s meal choices and every place setting had a sprig of fresh rosemary – the room smelled like heaven!  A mix of rustic and vintage with mercury glass, lace and wooden boxes on the tables.  Make sure to take a peek at the bridesmaid’s bouquets – they were all astilbe which is one of my very favorite feathery flowers!!

Katy and Cam: 7.19.14

Vendor Team:
Wedding Planning – Emilie Duncan Event Planning
Ceremony – First Congregational Church
Reception Venue – Columbus Museum of Art
Catering – Two Caterers
Photography – Ashley West Photography
Florals – Bloomtastic
Rental Items – Event Source
DJ – UltraSound Entertainment
Cake – Kittie’s Cakes
Hair and Makeup – Charles Penzone

The Pictures from Ashley West Photography:

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So pretty!  We’ll have Nicole and Ryan’s wedding later this week and maybe even another post or two!

Josh + Duane: 6.14.14

April 10th, 2015

{We’re taking a look back at some of our 2014 weddings before the 2015 wedding season hits full swing!}

I am so excited to share Josh and Duane’s wedding with you today!  They were legally wed in Maryland but came to Columbus where they lived for many years to hold their ceremony and throw one heck of a party!  We had a professional opera singer and full choir at church, two spectacular performances from Nina West, a Best Man who rapped his toast (and totally earned the mic drop!) and a head table decked out in sequins.  Of course, we also had an awesome couple who’ve been together for 17 YEARS who were surrounded by friends and family who love and support them!  I think you’ll see it was a pretty fantastic day!

Josh and Duane: 6.14.14

Vendor Team:
Wedding Planning – Emilie Duncan Event Planning
Ceremony – First Congregational Church
Reception Venue – Highline Car House
Catering – Two Caterers
Photography – CoreyAnn Photography
Videography – Westie Productions
Florals and Decor – Hilliard Floral
Entertainment – Nina West
DJ – Magical Attractions
Cake – Suisse Shop

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This wedding was also featured in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Knot Ohio magazine – they loved it as much as we did!

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I am obviously not doing well sticking to my 12 photos per post rule – oh well!  Taking the weekend off from blogging but watch for Katy and Cam’s Columbus Museum of Art wedding and Nicole and Ryan’s Farm wedding next week!  We’ll also have a preview of Wedgewood Country Club’s brand new Celebration Garden and completely remodeled ballroom – super excited to share it all!

Andrea + Andrew: 4.26.14

April 9th, 2015

{Look at that!  Two blog posts in two days!  We’re on a roll here people!!}

Andrea and Andrew had an intimate wedding at Highline Car House with about 60 friends and family members in attendance. Bright colors, a light curtain, rustic farm tables in a really cool set up and LOTS of flowers – it was a gorgeous day!

Andrea & Andrew: 04.26.14

Vendor Team:
Wedding Planning – Emilie Duncan Event Planning
Ceremony & Reception Venue – Highline Car House
Catering – Two Caterers
Photography – Novia Distinctive Photography
Videography – Little Tree Studios
Florals – Flowers on Orchard Lane
Rentals – Event Source
Entertainment – Premier Entertainment
Cake – The End Dessert Company
Makeup – Mukha
Hair – Salon Lofts

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The Video from Little Tree Studios (warning, this one is a serious tear jerker!):

Andrea and Andrew are expecting their first baby annnnny minute now so please join me in wishing them an early Happy Anniversary and a huge congratulations on their little bundle of joy!

{Check back tomorrow (possibly) to see if I can make it 3 days in a row!}

Kristin + Mark: 04.05.14

April 8th, 2015

As we gear up for 2015’s very busy wedding season, how about we spend a little time looking back at 2014’s weddings?  I am challenging myself to keep the picture count to no more than 12 on each post but we’ll see – 2014 was a great year after all!

Onto the pretties!  Let’s start at the very beginning (of the 2014 wedding season anyway) with Kristin and Mark’s lovely April wedding!

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Vendor Team:
Wedding Coordination – Emilie Duncan Event Planning
Ceremony – St Joseph Cathedral
Reception – The Westin
Photography/Videography – Picture The Love
Florals – Posy Florals
Cake – Anita Kline
Makeup – BeautiMarked by Kelli
Hair – Studio Fovero
Entertainment – Platinum Music

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The Video from Picture The Love:

A slightly belated, very Happy Anniversary to Kristin and Mark!  There are more pictures from this gorgeous wedding on the website – just click on Kristin and Mark!

More 2014 weddings (and an early 2015 one) on the way over the next few weeks!

Cakes for a Cause 2015 – April 2!

March 30th, 2015

It’s the sweetest time of year – it’s Cakes for a Cause week!  Come join us at Mid-Ohio Foodbank on Thursday, April 2 from 6 to 9 pm to feed your sweet tooth while helping to feed the hungry in Central Ohio.

Visit Cakes for a Cause for more info and EventBrite to buy tickets!

Live John Legend Performance for $10!

February 6th, 2015

Have you booked your wedding entertainment yet?

Mr. ‘All of Me’ himself – John Legend is raffling off a private performance for a great cause – all proceeds go to rebuild his HS auditorium in nearby Springfield, OH.  Want to win? Watch this!

Now visit omaze.com/legend to enter.

There are different levels of support starting at $10. Of course, the more you donate, the more chances you have to win plus the more goodies you get. For only $25,000 you get 250,000 entries and lunch with John Legend. He’d probably sing to you at the table for that price!

Revisiting – My wedding venue is closed! Now what?

January 30th, 2015

Edited to update: Valleydale Ballroom is officially out of business.  I have heard from multiple venues who have dates available and are more than willing to help out couples affected by this sudden closing.  If you are affected, please feel free to reach out to me and I will put you in contact with those venues!!

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Late this afternoon rumors started flying that The ValleyDale Ballroom has shut it’s doors – please note this has NOT been 100% confirmed (there are a gazillion rumors floating around about the closing and whether it is temporary) but the signs are there. IF this is the case, it will likely leave multiple events in limbo and a whole lot of upset couples. I thought it would be a good idea to revisit a post from back in 2008 when another local venue suddenly shut down: My Wedding Venue is Closed!  Now What?

If Valleydale Ballroom is indeed closed, I hope the those who are now searching for a new venue are able to find solutions quickly!

Bridal Blow Out Sale! 1.11.15

January 4th, 2015

If you haven’t said yes to the dress yet, you’ll want to circle January 11 on your calendar!

Three of the best bridal boutiques in Columbus – La Jeune Mariee, Ivy Bridal Studio and White of Dublin – have joined forces for an amazing event!  The first annual Bridal Blow Out Sale will take place on Sunday, January 11 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Embassy Suites in Dublin (5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH 43017).

Things to know before you go:

*Cash or credit ONLY – Lindsay from Le Jeune Mariee told me they won’t be accepting checks. Ivy and White’s policies may differ but you might want to call them and check before you count on it!

*This is bridal gowns only – no maids or moms – and sizes are obviously going to be limited to sample sizes but that can vary from designer to designer.  Most samples will be bridal sizes 8-12 which translates to normal sizing of 6 to 10.

*All sales are final and all the dresses are ‘as is’ but in excellent condition.  Dublin Cleaners will be on hand to look at any imperfections so you can make an informed decision.  Also, several seamstresses will be on hand to provide professional and honest opinions on whether the dresses can be altered to fit well.

*No appointments – first in, first to buy so you might want to get in line early!

*Coming in from out of town or just really want to make sure you’re first in line?  Embassy Suites is offering rooms at $99 a night.  Give them a call to reserve.

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If you find the dress of your dreams, we’d love to see it!  Feel free to tag up on Facebook (Emilie Duncan Event Planning) or in Instagram (@edepweddings).  Happy hunting!