$$$ – Moderate
Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning
Emily is phenomenally talented. She helped us achieve a dream wedding at the South Congress Hotel complete with floral ceiling installation and a very modern romantic vibe. From a creativity and artistic perspective, it is easy to see that Emily has serious talent. When we reached out to her, we were immediately impressed by her website and prior works. She has the whole package though - the whole event was flawlessly organized and we felt so well looked after. She even helped us keep our budget and track all expenses which made my dad super happy. The few weeks before the wedding I was so comforted by the fact that we had Emily on our team. It was easy to forget that she has a full calendar because she always made us feel like we were her only client. We really feel that she is like part of our family now and we are going to be eternally grateful. Emily is not only talented but really just a wonderful person. You will want her on your team!!!
Please confirm your account to post your review 5.0 star rating 11/25/2016 Emily/Bird Dog is INSANELY talented. She is so immensely talented and so wonderful and she was a joy to work with. I appreciated her through the entire planning process and her day-of coordination services go FAR beyond the value. She has a special knack for listening to her clients and then bringing their vision to life. There were so many elements that I didn't even know how to clearly articulate and she decoded my words into wedding dreams. The event felt flawless, but as we know -- that takes so much effort and is solely due to Emily's maestro boss skills making sure that everything was just right. HIRE HER!!!!
I reached out to this vendor simply to inquire about their pricing and services. Their work seems beautiful and inspired, and they were recommended to me by a friend in the industry. I contacted them to find out more information, and instead of providing that, they asked me to fill out a form with detailed information, including my budget. Days later, they rejected me as a poor fit, without providing a reason. Up until that moment, I had felt only joy and excitement when planning my wedding. Suddenly, even though I had only been trying to find out more about their services and whether they would fit into my budget and logistical needs (I had really hoped they would), I felt rejected and inadequate as a bride. I imagine they do beautiful work, but their method of vetting clients really stings.
We hired Emily for month of coordination, the design package, and help planning rehearsal dinner. I cannot sing her praises enough! She is very professional, promptly responds to e-mails/questions, and has great relationships with vendors in the Austin area. I was so happy with her design direction and the execution. After discussing our vision and budget for the wedding she provided excellent vendor recommendations and was involved in meetings that really helped everything come together perfectly. Additionally, her coordination made the wedding and time leading up to it smooth and stress free. I was particularly impressed with the timeline she put together. It was very detailed to make sure nothing is overlooked so we could just enjoy the entire weekend! I would definitely recommend her for wedding or any other events where a planner is needed. Thanks Emily!!
I hired Carmen to my wedding coordinator and brains behind the design of my Dripping Springs wedding and I am so glad I did. She is enthusiastic and easy to work with. She is creative and has great ideas for décor and table top set ups... She was organized with all the little things you as the bride may not want to deal with or frankly. didn't KNOW you had to deal with in the first place! Her response times were ideal, she was accessible, timely and fun to work with. She has a great eye for all things lovely and was very patient with me as I went back and forth on what I wanted the overall feel of my big day to be. I would recommend her services to anyone who wants to relax on the big day and know that things are going to go smoothly and look fantastic! Thanks Carmen and Emily!
Emily and Celeste ROCKReviewed on 10/06/2015 Lauren S
We used Emily and Celeste at Bird Dog Wedding for month-of coordination services. I HIGHLY recommend month-of coordination (there are so many logistical details that you have to sort through near the end), and Emily and Celeste were total pros. Not only did they help in the month of, they also made themselves available in the year leading up to the wedding to offer suggestions for vendors, design advice, etc. I valued their expertise and I bet they are even MORE awesome when they plan an event start-to-finish.
Emily is the BESTReviewed on 1/02/2015 Latisha S
Emily was our day of coordinator and she was phenomenal. She knew my vision and executed it to the fullest. Our day ran smooth thanks to her!! We are super blessed to have had her help on our BIG day. She is the best and can make anything work!!
Everything You Could Want and MoreReviewed on 9/26/2013 Krista F
Working with Emily and team was one of the best things we did. My husband and I were engaged six years ago. The thought of having to plan the big day actually struck fear in the both of us. But that being said, I'd actually been putting together quite the Pinterest board (both a blessing and a curse—a curse only because it's hard to live up to the standard set on the site). But after emailing Emily my board and meeting with her in person, I knew I'd met a kindred spirit and she'd nailed exactly what we wanted. Coining our style "Southwest Bohemian", we had so many fantastic details incorporated into our day. Her team literally transformed the Palm Door into something that spoke to us. I'm still in a post-wedding day bliss; we really can't stop gushing about how amazing the day was and why did we ever wait so long to do this? We feel so blessed to have worked with Bird Dog Wedding. Every single detail was accounted for, from the lace teepee (EEK!!!!!) and my gorgeous bouquet (thanks, Sarah!!!) to the flower-girls' crowns and their "Here She Comes" sign ... even the "aisle" I walked down, put together from afghan rugs was perfect—not to mention the bright/fun bar streamers and dessert backdrop (both perfect for picture backdrops!!!). She even thought about what napkins would work best with our table setting. Seriously, EVERY detail was accounted for. It's an indescribable feeling to marry your favorite person in the world and not have to worry about anything but each other on the days leading up to it. I highly recommend Bird Dog Wedding for their eclectic, innovative and personal touches. You will not regret hiring them, I can attest to that. Thanks so much, you guys!!!
Creative, Stylish & Awesome!Reviewed on 9/25/2013 Mariah P
I hired Emily for the decor for my San Diego wedding and she was such delight to work with. She had so many creative ideas and I was blown away from the final project. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to work with her & would highly recommend her.
Bird Dog WeddingReviewed on 8/06/2013 Michele M
Emily is so fantastic. She completely calmed me down and kept things going smoothly. She is laid-back and I loved that. She is adaptable, flexible and willing to roll with the punches easily. Yet, she is organized and on top of it all. She was willing to step in when we needed her and backed off when the wedding designer took care of other aspects. If I was getting married again (hope not!!!), I would use Bird Dog again in a heartbeat!
Bird Dog's the BestReviewed on 7/30/2013 Lindsey T
I was debating whether I could do our wedding planning myself (long distance, no less)...thank goodness I came to my senses. We could not have made a better choice than to hire Emily for month-of coordination - she was fantastic and essential. From layout planning, to hand-making our favors, to last minute decor requests, to impromptu art installations, to emergency tequila runs, Emily was unruffled and positive and industrious. She has an eye for detail that made this designer super happy (and our guests impressed). I felt like I didn't have to lift a finger the day of - just party and dance and enjoy. Super talented lady. Thanks, Emily!
I Highly Recommend Bird Dog Wedding!Reviewed on 12/16/2012 Mica O
Emily is incredible, and I would recommend her to anyone who appreciates professionalism, sincerity, attention to detail, a positive attitude and a wonderful sense of humor! The weather wasn’t cooperating so well on our wedding day and it was freezing, so we had to move an outdoor wedding indoors last minute. It could have resulted in complete chaos, but everything ran so smoothly and turned out to be even better in the end. I owe it all to Emily because she handled the day-of coordination – as well as our HUGE (30+) wedding party – with ease. She is extremely creative, has exceptional taste and is so knowledgeable and skilled in her craft – there is honestly no one I would have rather worked with for our wedding. I am so thankful that we had someone who we trusted to be on top of every detail, coordinate with each of the vendors and ensure that the day and evening of our wedding went off without a hitch – and it did, thanks to her! Our families and everyone in our wedding party also commented on how great it was to work with Emily. I couldn’t be happier with her work and I would highly recommend Emily Leach of Bird Dog Weddings. Thank you, Emily, for helping to make our wedding absolutely perfect!!!
Hidden GemReviewed on 12/10/2012 Yana K
Emily is an absolute gem. She is organized, attentive, creative, thoughtful, and just plain incredible at her job. Although we hired Emily for day of coordination only, I felt like she was there every step of the way to make planning more efficient and seamless. She did an amazing job working closely with our florist to create a visually beautiful environment, and coordinated closely with vendors to have the schedule running on time, even when long speeches and unexpected musical surprises created a few scheduling "kinks." We thought our wedding was perfect, and I could not ask for a better person to be in charge that day. Thank you Emily for always putting us first and helping us have the wedding we always dreamed of!
Awesome coordinator/ plannerReviewed on 6/15/2012 Lori G
Emily of bird dog wedding helped to make our wedding day a huge success! She was so positive and professional throughout the whole experience. I would highly recommend her to any bride!