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

- Giorgio Armani

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 for her friends and family, 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 The Inn at Park Winters, an iconic Northern California estate wedding venue. Here, she built the events program from scratch and produced dozens of weddings. Never pausing to slow down, she was retained by the world renowned five star resort Auberge du Soleil. As their Director of Catering she planned and flawlessly executed hundreds of weddings for the most discerning clientele.

It was only a matter of time before Emily Coyne Events was born and the premier venues in the Napa Valley and surrounding wine country 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 STORY

Emily was worth her 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?

Do you plan weddings outside of Napa Valley?

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. I come from a place of transparency and education with my clients. I want them to feel informed and in control of their choices. The couples I work with tend to be thoughtful and organized, and care about the experience of their guests and the quality of their design elements. Recently, I had a bride tell me “You make my type-A heart pitter patter!” While I 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, I am the perfect fit. 

Since you asked

Design is about telling a story and creating an emotional reaction. I approach design organically and work with each space and element to enhance their attributes and diminish their flaws. I draw inspiration from my couple’s travels, tastes, pastimes, and love story to make sure the event is a reflection of them. My design style is elegant and effortlessly timeless. As both Coco Chanel and Ralph Lauren put it – “Fashion fades, but style is forever”. I want your guests to be wowed with thoughtful and creative touches, delighted with beautiful elements that blend seamlessly, and I 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.

We predominantly operate in the Napa Valley and surrounding wine country. In this market, weddings generally start around $800 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.

Yes! We specialize in destination wedding planning and creating a full wedding weekend for you and your guests. We would love to chat about any location that you have in mind, or help you to find 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. I come from a place of transparency and education with my clients. I want them to feel informed and in control of their choices. The couples I work with tend to be thoughtful and organized, and care about the experience of their guests and the quality of their design elements. Recently, I had a bride tell me “You make my type-A heart pitter patter!”While I 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, I am the perfect fit. 

How do you approach design?

Design is about telling a story and creating an emotional reaction. I approach design organically and work with each space and element to enhance their attributes and diminish their flaws. I draw inspiration from my couple’s travels, tastes, pastimes, and love story to make sure the event is a reflection of them. My design style is elegant and effortlessly timeless. As both Coco Chanel and Ralph Lauren put it – “Fashion fades, but style is forever”. I want your guests to be wowed with thoughtful and creative touches, delighted with beautiful elements that blend seamlessly, and I 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.   

What makes a fabulous wedding?

We predominantly operate in the Napa Valley and surrounding wine country. In this market, weddings generally start around $800 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.

Do you plan weddings outside of Napa Valley?

Yes! We specialize in destination wedding planning and creating a full wedding weekend for you and your guests. We would love to chat about any location that you have in mind, or help you to find one!