Kate Parker is a fantastic wedding coordinator and florist out of Somersworth, New Hampshire. She is also a dear friend and you'll recall she and her husband Ryan joined us for my April wedding in St. John. A kindred spirit in that we are always striving for something bigger, never settling, Kate is launching another new venture January 1st called My Kate Parker Wedding. It is a new wedding planning website for brides, intuitively smart in its capabilities and beautifully designed. It will start in New England, and hopefully within no time, expand to include the rest of the country. emilie inc. will be listed on this site for the state of Maine.
Kate has worked very hard over the last year putting together a team of the most exquisite vendors, showcasing Kate's personal taste as if she could hand-pick the best of the best to present to her own brides. In doing so, she has also strived to create a family camaraderie among the participating vendors, often hosting get-togethers or even workshops. We hosted one such social gathering at the studio last week, giving local vendors the chance to unwind and say hello with some yummy treats by Jessica Parrott of Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott and a peek at the website.
I, unfortunately, was very ill with pneumonia and got tired just changing a lightbulb before the festivities got underway. Oy. So I stayed for a bit and snapped a few photos, but said good-night early and headed back home to bed before long.
Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events and Amber Small from The Sweetest Thing Weddings.
L to R: Audra Medunitza from Audra Photography, Amber, and Bancroft (Banks) Potter from Sperry Tents.
Cindy from the Bob Charest Band.
Kate Parker and Craig Williams of Churchill Caterers.
Liz Sullivan leads a discussion about the My Kate Parker Wedding website.
Photographers Sharyn Peavey and Roxanne Ashey.
DJ Fred Pappalardo, center, with photographer Patrick McNamara and Cindy.
Baker Jessica Parrott.
Looking forward to the launch, Kate! So very proud of you and very excited to support you in this exciting new beginning! xo