Hi! I’m Emily, the Founder of Stella Harper Events. I have been planning events for over 13 years. Although I enjoy planning all sorts of events, weddings quickly became my passion. Being able to be a part of such a huge moment for two families, having helped them along the way with all of those crazy fun wedding planning decisions, to see it all come together so beautifully, it’s hard not to become passionate! Hundreds of weddings later, I still feel that excitement and anticipation for our couples as their big day approaches. I have a genuine desire to ensure my couples are happy and to carry out their wishes as if they were my own. How lucky to be over a decade into my career and still love every minute!
My journey into event planning began in college while working for a local catering company. After graduation I was armed with a Bachelors and Masters degree and gave it a go teaching high school for a couple of years. While I thought teaching was supposed to be my career path, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was meant to do something else. It’s quite a leap to switch gears after so much hard work – to do/be something else entirely. My family has been wonderfully supportive, the vendor relationships formed over the years have been invaluable and I simply could not be any happier to be where I am.
I currently live in a sweet little house in Normaltown Athens with my husband, three daughters, Stella, Harper, Marlowe and pup Dolly.
To read more, see recent weddings and maybe a picture of my kiddos here and there, check out our Instagram (@stellaharperevents).
We are thrilled to have been voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017! Click HERE for more bride reviews on The Knot.
photo courtesy of Rustic White Photography