Certified Wedding Planner – Graduated!

With the Covid-19 pandemic, I have had time to pivot my business and advance my knowledge within the Industry. I have just passed an advanced certification course, and am happy to announce that I am a Certified Wedding Planner, or CWP for short. With that, I will be increasing my service fees to meet the national average and position myself more competitively.

Please note – service rates increase by 35 % to meet market demands on August 1st. Book now to lock in lower rates.

Rebranding a bit in times of uncertainty

Covid-19 Statement

I get it. The world is a scary place, and there is a lot happening that is out of our hands right now. To ensure the utmost safety of you and your guests, in whatever fashion your event takes place, I have partnered with several services to help your event run safely and smoothly. If you are looking for no contact, limited contact, or virtual tools to help your event run efficiently and in accordance with social distancing mandates, consultation on these matters is currently free.

If you elect to utilize my services, I have created a promo for weddings as well as creative services options for virtually-based events.

Love happens. Let’s get creative together.
Several virtual meeting tools now available.

Limited time offer! Mini Portrait Sessions.

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Events By Emily and christophertrotchie.com have teamed up to offer you Spring Mini Portraits. Lock in your spring mini portrait or lifestyle session with EBE+Trotchie Photo today. 30 minutes and 10 finished image files at a location of your choice within a 30 minute radius of the Portland area. $150.00.

March 24 – 31, 2018 only.

+ $100 for Engagement and Active Lifestyle/mobile portraits. $75.00 deposit required. Contact info@eventsbyemilypdx.com to schedule and give us the deets.

A cancellation fee of $50 applies.

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Still standing!

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to provide a quick update.
This is my down season, but it’s engagement season so things are heating up all over the place, including the venue that I manage, The Nursery. I won’t be taking on many more clients for this upcoming season – my calendar is filling up quickly, and I have been wanting to focus more attention on the venue, which is a TON of FUN for me.
I have recently gone through some pretty tough life-changing events, but am feeling like I am getting my footing again. I have much more emotional and physical space to cut loose, learn, and breathe.
So what’s happening this season?!?
I’m currently partnering with some awesome volunteers and amazingly talented folks at KLiK Concepts for an incredible event, Portland Train Day 2018 happening May 19th at Oregon Rail Heritage Center.
Also happening in May is the Regional Burning Man event, SOAK, of which I am a long-standing volunteer.
I wanted to thank all of you for sticking with me, checking in from time to time, and providing me with inspiration to keep moving onward. I look forward to working with some of you on your celebrations this upcoming season as well as meeting you in passing and at these exciting events!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!
I know it has been a while since I have posted or reached out. I have recently been undergoing some major life changes and am still in transition, but want you all to know that I am still here! I have some really exciting events and partnerships under contract to look forward to for 2018, and am still accepting bookings for spring and summer 2018.
I certainly have higher aspirations for my and my son’s futures than ever before, and hope that will be well reflected in my work.
From the cocoon emerges a beautiful butterfly.
I will be hoping for lots of candy and zero upset tummies for you and your families tonight!
Stay in touch!

The Ash is Falling

Three summers ago, when I started this business, I coordinated a sweet little wedding out near Corbett.
My thoughts are with the host family as they are in the area on the evacuation list from the Eagle Creek Fire.
I have so much anger towards those teens who mindlessly started the fire. A lot of precious memories and resources are burning out there.

Hot Summer Updates

It’s been a while since I have posted anything at length. Thanks for bearing with me! I wanted to share a quick update with all of you.

I am in the middle of my busy season. In fact, this is the first solid-booked season that I have ever had. This summer, I have had two (purposeful) weekends free where I did not take on clients, and I have one remaining so that I may volunteer at a special-interest festival in Sheridan, Oregon.

Some of you might know that I also help to manage sales and coordinate events at a brand new venue in Aurora, OR, www.thenurseryevents.com. It’s hands down amazing having the opportunity to see this place grow, make their carefully planned investments (under my direction!), and build a client roster.

My schedule is currently an orchestrated dance of personalized services for my Events By Emily clients who received a much more involved and specialized care, and venue clients who have a set of boundaries presented to them from the beginning. I also do promotion and web editing for a play gym/dance studio in Milwaukie, and daily social media marketing for a yoga studio in Clackamas. I am learning a finite balance, but enjoying every minute of it!

I just wrapped up an intimate destination wedding at Hoyt Arboretum with minimal decorations, and am heading into two more events with an officiating gig at The Nursery. After that I have a festival celebrating European decent off-road vehicles, the Eclipse, a 40th birthday party, and another wedding.

I’m looking forward to sharing these experiences with all of my upcoming clients, and am thankful for those who have already utilized my services this summer.

Please enjoy these photos from recent events at The Nursery.



I know, I know. It’s not even the summer solstice…

But, it’s time to start booking your vendors for your winter or early spring wedding.

Me included. So here is some design inspiration to help get your gears going. Remember, not only am I a planner, I am a designer (with a way back – background in interior design)!

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Use the elements that are around you – from ruffledblog.com

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Alternative side table decor such as antlers, produce boxes, and pinecones – from happywed.com

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Get branchy – from OregonBride.com

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Light a fire; be toasty – from unknown source