Events by Emma’s fresh approach and innovative thinking have made it one of the most sought-after planning and design companies in Canada. Named one of Canada’s Top 5 Planners, with over fifteen years of experience our creative and dedicated team of planners are proven industry leaders that specialize in couture planning, production, and design for every occasion.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Planners in Winnipeg Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Winnipeg wedding planner Emma, from Events By Emma.
What types of weddings do you specialize in?
My team at Events by Emma specializes in Ethnic and Couture Weddings.
Why do couples love working with you?
I believe couples love to work with me and my team because we are true listeners and want to execute their vision along with our expertise to create the best and most one-of-a-kind weddings out there. Our couples love the teamwork and partnership that is created as we work alongside them on every aspect of their event from start to finish.
What do you love most about being a wedding planner?
I love meeting new people every day and I love the challenges of our ever-growing industry here in Manitoba. Winnipeg is a city that is vibrant and growing rapidly and I love all the changes and exciting things happening. Being the cultural capital of the country, I love the diversity not only in the events I produce but the different cultures and heritages I get to celebrate and get to bring to life through my weddings and events.
How did you get started?
I have been planning events for over 20 years now. But I am pretty sure a combination of my immigrant parents’ push for me to “be something respectable,” my faith, personal drive and determination and a little bit of luck, has brought me to where I am today. Throughout university and through my careers in various positions in both the public and private sectors, I realized very quickly that I wanted to set my own tone and do things my own way. After years in the industry in varying capacities, I founded Events by Emma and set out to make a mark on the industry and create a very different and unique style of event management and create modern weddings that not only wowed but inspired love, family, and traditions in a new and meaningful way.
What budget range do you cater to?
We work with all budgets and with all clients from start to finish for their event. However, we have become well known for having a level of experience working with clients with both high expectations and budgets.
“The most beautiful and elegant wedding we’ve ever been to” …this came from our best man and so many other wedding guests. Emma, seriously it was perfect! Like a dream that we got to experience and share will all of our families and friends! Every little and large detail was taken care of and thought through. From the first meeting to our wedding night, you and your team made us feel at ease and mostly stress free! It was an incredible journey with E.B.E. and we look forward to keeping in touch with you while you continue to make couples and others dreams come true.
-Jamie & Brian
We don’t even know where to start in thanking you for helping us put together the wedding of our dreams. You’ve made every step of this whole process so easy, fun and very much manageable for the both of us. You took the time and effort to source out all these things that we had wanted to make our vision come true. When something could not be found, you were ready with an even better solution. At first, Rowell was against getting a planner. He wanted everything to be taken care of by us and wanted all the décor and details to be basic. Every time we met with you he became more and more convinced, and in the end you won him over and here is why…….When I first stepped into the church it literally took my breath away. Not only was I excited to meet my soon to be husband at the end of the aisle, I was amazed by the entire room. At first I was really nervous walking down the aisle, but then you gave me the reassurance I needed to walk down that beautiful aisle you created to Rowell. When we got to the hotel, I could not wait to see what the room looked like. When the doors opened, my breath was taken away yet again. When you gave us the tour of the room, I was just amazed at everything. The little surprises that you and your team put together for us and at midnight the snack table was soooo thoughtful. We loved it and so did our guests! The head table was beyond our expectations. Never in our wildest dreams did we think that we’d have a wedding as organized and beautiful as this! Every little last detail was to perfection. The room was so beautifully decorated. You and your team have given us such a beautiful and elegant wedding that Rowell and I, our families and friends will remember for a lifetime!
–Melanie & Rowell
As the calendar shows it has been two weeks since our daughter’s Wedding Weekend. This has given me time to reflect, laugh, share stories and experience withdrawal as Avital and Morgan’s wedding is now part of our family history. Only beautiful memories coupled with dreams for their future dominate my thoughts. I want to sincerely thank you Emma and your team for your hard work, vision and complete support in creating a wedding for Avital and Morgan which was their dream many months ago. The description shared by all or our guests was “magical” and it truly was. It is our tradition to honour hard, dedicated work with a donation of “Tikkun Olam” Which in translation from Hebrew to English means “Repair the World” I have chosen to make a donation in your name to the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Women’s Endowment Fund, a fund that supports Women’s work in our province. Your work and passion is so evident. I hope our paths will cross again in the future. Thank again for a beautiful and meaningful day for my family!
–Maylene, Mother of the Bride