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Emerson & Co. Weddings

Calgary, Alberta View map
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23 reviews

About

Located in Calgary, Alberta, Emerson and Co. is a company that specializes in creating personal, curated weddings for the couples who are excited about celebrating with all of the people they love. This team loves working alongside their clients. They get to know you – your likes and dislikes, colour preferences, style, favourite music – and curate a team of vendors that have similar tastes and personalities so that you feel supported and confident on your wedding day.

Experience

Kari Bedford is the owner and certified wedding coordinator behind this business. She has been planning weddings since 2010. Her work has even been featured in bridal magazines and top industry platforms.

Services offered

The services offered include:

  • Month-of coordination
  • Full wedding coordination
  • Design services

How they work

From the first meeting until the last song of the night, whether you’re planning a rustic, backyard wedding or a dramatic, ballroom affair, they have one mission: Executing your vision just like you imagined it.

Highlights

Availability

Wedding Planning Services

Budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, full planning, partial planning, timelines, to-do lists, vendor referrals

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Double weddings
Non-religious
Religious

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

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    Taryn Married on 21/10/2017
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    We hired Kari for coordinating and design services for our wedding on Oct 21, 2017. We could not have found anyone better! She was extremely helpful, organized, warm and calming throughout the whole process. Kari listened attentively to what we wanted and provided us with invaluable advice. She was even able to find ways to save us a lot of money when sourcing our decor! Kari was supportive of our ideas and supplemented them with wonderful ideas of her own - and then she masterfully brought our perfect wedding to life. With Kari, we always had the sense that we were working with someone who truly understood how important and special our wedding was to us. We were able to fully enjoy our day knowing that everything was in her capable hands. Chat with Kari about your wedding day and you will see how wonderful she is - you will not regret it!
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    Karli Married on 21/04/2018
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    So amazing

    Hiring Kari w/ Emerson&Co for day of coordination was the best decision! She was so helpful leading up to the day and made sure everything turned out perfectly. It was completely stress free thanks to Kari!
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    Tristan W. Married on 19/08/2017
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    We would recommend Kari to anyone planning a wedding. She took an enormous amount of work off our chest and stayed on budget. She found a way to implement any special requests or vendors we had. The day of decorating and take down provided was also a must.
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    Lauren T. Married on 14/11/2015
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    Kari was quite frankly amazing!

    I never heard any word of any issues. She quietly dealt with them and swept them under the rug.

    She made sure to take me into the reception venue after she and the team at the Lake House finished setting it up and ensure that I stopped and took a moment to appreciate how beautiful it was.

    Kari had some amazing ideas for alternative décor idea when my ideas didn't work out. Her ideas were far better than mine and the venue looked all the more amazing.

    I can't say enough good things about Kari. Our wedding would not have been as smooth and stress free without her.
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    Evan S. Married on 09/08/2015
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    Cannot capture what Kari means to us, and the role she played in executing our wedding day - it was more perfect than we could have even envisioned. Kari was more than a planner, she was a close friend throughout what could have been an overwhelming and scary process - and perfectly balanced ownership of our day with our visions and desires. We could not have imagined our day without her, and part of the sadness that comes with your wedding day being over is knowing that we won't have mandatory check ins with our new friend! Cannot recommend her highly enough.
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    William M. Married on 18/07/2015
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    Kari was very responsive to how we wanted our wedding to be, and provided helpful advice along the way. Her presence on the day of our wedding was invaluable and she made sure the event went off without a hitch. Her attention to detail ahead of the event was much appreciated.
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    Sabrina R. Married on 15/02/2015
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    Kari did a great job. We got the full service package and weren't disappointed. We had certain things we were particular about but mostly wanted Kari to do all the research and then just give us three options to choose from. She took all the work out of it for us. And even though she broke her leg on a ski trip shortly before the big day she sorted everything out. Had a backup person fill in and even showed up, leg in cast, on the big day just to make it went off without a hitch. I would totally recommend kari; she was very easy to work with and made things fun.
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    Nicky D. Married on 20/09/2014
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    I can't say enough about Kari!! I had the planning of the wedding under control, but I knew I wanted to hire a day of coordinator so I wasn't that crazy bride running around trying to set things up in my wedding dress! I am so glad I did!! We had a crazy hiccup and ended up needing to find a new officiant 4 hours before our ceremony. Kari was amazing!! Not only did she find someone who was wonderful on what was one of the busiest wedding days of the year, but she didn't call until she had a solution. She even said that if she couldn't get someone in time, she would have performed the ceremony herself!! I loved working with Kari. I was able to really take in my wedding day and enjoy every minute knowing that she had everything under control, and that says a lot coming from a control freak like me!! :)
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    Stephanie D. Married on 17/05/2014
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    Kari was very professional and thorough yet approachable. The day was a complete success with her efforts. Couldn't imagine going through the process without her help - worth every penny.
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    Krista D. Married on 05/10/2013
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    We knew what we wanted our wedding to be, we just had no idea where to begin with planning. We didn't want to devote every spare moment to wedding stuff nor did we want to have to delegate a bunch of wedding work to our family and friends. We knew from the moment we got engaged that we would need some help, but finding the right person to help was also a challenge. In looking for a wedding planner it seemed like most planners were geared towards big Kardashian-style production weddings with acrobats and laser light shows and custom monogramed cutlery. We didn't want that, we just wanted help so that we could have a fun, stress-free day.

    Kari helped us with everything from the big stuff like sourcing and negotiating vendors right down to the nitty gritty details of the day like delivery schedules and event management. She was incredibly helpful and organized down to every detail, all the while respecting our ideas and 'vision' for our perfect day. We had a lot of ideas about what we wanted our wedding day to be, so we needed somebody who could easily work with our ideas, but who could bring in their experience and knowledge of the industry to just make everything that much better. We couldn't have asked for a better planner, and we couldn't have gotten a better wedding day!!!

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