To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.

- Giorgio Armani

EMILY COYNE, CWEP

Emily has always had a passion for creating extraordinary events. As a child, she spent hours pouring over her leather-bound copy of Emily Post’s Book of Etiquette ~ fascinated with the difference between a bouillon spoon and a soup spoon, or the proper way to eat peas from a fork (they are to be rolled off the back of the fork, in case you were wondering). She set elaborate tablescapes and planned dinner parties and productions, never dreaming that these childhood inspirations would one day lead to her life’s work.

After graduating at the top of her class, she began her career in the hospitality industry, managing a notable fine dining restaurant in California’s capitol. Her passion for food, wine, and impeccable service flourished in this role, but she was drawn to event planning, where she could build lasting relationships with her clients and develop truly custom and elaborate visions for them.

She soon went on to become the Director of Events at some of California's most notable properties, including the world renowned five star resort Auberge du Soleil. From building event programs from scratch to working with Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrities, and the most discerning clientele, Emily has flawlessly executed hundreds of events and built a network of relationships with the industry's best vendors. When Emily Coyne Events was born, the premier venues in destinations like Napa Valley, Cabo, Park City, and beyond were clamoring to include Emily and her team on their short list of preferred planners. 

An undeniable force, and highly regarded by her colleagues, Emily has been described as being “of the highest caliber,” “the epitome of grace and professionalism,” and “extraordinarily exceptional.” She places a huge emphasis on caring for and pampering her couples, wanting them to relax and find true joy throughout the planning process.

OUR STORIES

CARRIE NEGRI ~ DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Carrie serves as Director of Operations where she oversees logistics, systems, and processes related to providing exceptional client experiences at Emily Coyne Events. Prior to entering the hospitality industry, she managed software product launches across multiple lines of business at Google. Carrie is passionate about taking the wedding industry to unprecedented levels of service, and creating unforgettable event experiences for couples.

Outside of work, Carrie loves road biking, spending time outdoors with her husband and their puppy, Leo, and entertaining friends and family at her home. She also loves to travel, having explored numerous international destinations while working and living in France. Carrie holds degrees in Marketing and French from Santa Clara University.

MAIA DUBOILE ~ PRODUCTION MANAGER

Maia loves the details and logistics that go into producing extraordinary events.

After graduating from Trinity College as a recipient of the Watkinson Fellowship and several prestigious history scholarships, Maia spent several years living and working in Spain and Ecuador. She traveled extensively and enjoyed creating a detailed schedule every step of the way (to the relief of her husband). After moving back to California and working for several years in the Napa wine industry, she found her true calling in the behind-the-scenes production of luxury events.

Maia delights in helping the team stay organized and fine-tuning the planning process, whether it’s making sure the chandeliers are hung in the ideal spot for photo lighting above the couple’s dinner table, or sourcing the bride’s favorite scent for chilled rolled towels to hand out on the dancefloor. Her favorite part of the job is editing Emily’s renowned production decks and creating a seamless experience for vendors and guests on the wedding day.

When she’s not working on production details, you will find Maia reading voraciously and planning her next trip to the South of France.

Emily and her team are worth their weight in gold

– Tracy & Arjav

What makes you the best fit for a couple?

How do you approach design?

What makes a fabulous wedding?

How much does a typical wedding cost?

In what areas do you plan weddings?

SINCE YOU ASKED

It is so important to find the right fit when hiring a planner. You will spend the most time engaged with your planner, and their skill set has a larger impact on your wedding day than any other vendor. Our expertise in logistics and operations sets us apart and has come from years of executing events and honing our abilities to master any challenge that is thrown our way on a wedding day. Beyond these skills, the planner is the one you work intimately with for months, so trust is invaluable. We come from a place of transparency and education with our clients. We want them to feel informed and in control of their choices. The couples we work with tend to be thoughtful and organized, and care about the experience of their guests and the quality of their design elements. Recently, we had a bride tell us “You make my type-A heart pitter patter!” While we are not the best fit for everyone, for the couple that cares about the finer points of hospitality and wants every detail to blend seamlessly, we are the perfect fit. 

Since you asked

Design is about telling a story and creating an emotional reaction. We approach design organically and work with each space and element to enhance their attributes and diminish their flaws. We draw inspiration from our couple’s travels, tastes, pastimes, and love story to make sure the event is a reflection of them. Our design style is elegant and effortlessly timeless, but highly personalized to each couple. As both Coco Chanel and Ralph Lauren put it – “Fashion fades, but style is forever”. We want your guests to be wowed with thoughtful and creative touches, delighted with beautiful elements that blend seamlessly, and we want you to look back on your wedding 10 years from now, 30 years from now, and still be in love with the design.

A number of things! It’s about so much more than what can be seen, and most importantly, how it is seamlessly tied together. Custom linens and the band we flew in from Nashville for you to dance the night away are nothing if your guests were freezing at dinner or it took too long to get a drink at the bar. Fabulous weddings have flawlessly executed logistics in combination with stunning designs. Understanding potential challenges and how guests will experience the event is something we excel in and firmly believe is a necessity for your day. Perfection is in the details.

Your destination will play a significant role in what the average costs are. We plan throughout the world, but frequently operate in San Francisco, Carmel, Napa Valley and surrounding wine country areas, Tahoe, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In these markets, weddings generally start around $1000 to $1400 per guest at a minimum, depending on the venue. This includes vendor fees, planning services, venue, food, beverage, entertainment, and décor. The scope of the design and the type of venue may increase these costs. Establishing a realistic budget and operating within it is of the utmost importance and we employ a number of strategies to maximize the impact of every dollar.

Anywhere in the world! We are based in Northern California and frequently work in the San Francisco, Napa Valley, Carmel, and Tahoe areas, as well as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We specialize in destination wedding planning and creating a full wedding weekend experience for you and your guests. We would love to chat about any location that you have in mind, or help you to find the optimal one!

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What makes you the best fit for a couple?

It is so important to find the right fit when hiring a planner. You will spend the most time engaged with your planner, and their skill set has a larger impact on your wedding day than any other vendor. Our expertise in logistics and operations sets us apart and has come from years of executing events and honing our abilities to master any challenge that is thrown our way on a wedding day. Beyond these skills, the planner is the one you work intimately with for months, so trust is invaluable. We come from a place of transparency and education with our clients. We want them to feel informed and in control of their choices. The couples we work with tend to be thoughtful and organized, and care about the experience of their guests and the quality of their design elements. Recently, we had a bride tell us “You make my type-A heart pitter patter!” While we am not the best fit for everyone, for the couple that cares about the finer points of hospitality and wants every detail to blend seamlessly, we are the perfect fit. 

How do you approach design?

Design is about telling a story and creating an emotional reaction. We approach design organically and work with each space and element to enhance their attributes and diminish their flaws. We draw inspiration from our couple’s travels, tastes, pastimes, and love story to make sure the event is a reflection of them. Our design style is elegant and effortlessly timeless, yet highly personalized to each couple. As both Coco Chanel and Ralph Lauren put it – “Fashion fades, but style is forever”. We want your guests to be wowed with thoughtful and creative touches, delighted with beautiful elements that blend seamlessly, and we want you to look back on your wedding 10 years from now, 30 years from now, and still be in love with the design. 

What makes a fabulous wedding?

A number of things! It’s about so much more than what can be seen, and most importantly, it about how it is all seamlessly tied together. Custom linens and the band we flew in from Nashville for you to dance the night away are nothing if your guests were freezing at dinner or it took too long to get a drink at the bar. Fabulous weddings have flawlessly executed logistics in combination with stunning designs. Understanding potential challenges and how guests will experience the event is something we excel in and firmly believe is a necessity for your day. Perfection is in the details.   

How much does a typical wedding cost?

Your destination will play a significant role in what the average costs are.  We plan throughout the world, but frequently operate in areas like San Francisco, Carmel, Napa Valley and surrounding wine country areas, Tahoe, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In these markets, weddings generally start around $1000 to $1400 per guest at a minimum, depending on the venue. This includes vendor fees, planning services, venue, food, beverage, entertainment, and décor. The scope of the design and the type of venue may increase these costs. Establishing a realistic budget and operating within it is of the utmost importance and we employ a number of strategies to maximize the impact of every dollar.

In what areas do you plan weddings?

Anywhere in the world! We are based in Northern California and frequently work in the San Francisco, Napa Valley, Carmel, and Tahoe areas, as well as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We specialize in destination wedding planning and creating a full wedding weekend experience for you and your guests. We would love to chat about any location that you have in mind, or help you to find optimal one!