About Me

Beautifully Designed, Beautifully Planned, A Beautiful New Beginning!

Emily Smiley, Fine Weddings and Soirees, is a boutique style event planning company with years of experience in Hospitality, Event Management and Production and Event Design. Since establishing the namesake firm in 2004, our company’s focus is to provide you with the utmost level of experience and innovation; while receiving “concierge-style” service. Its our sincere passion to exceed all expectations…Because, it’s THE DAY You have been waiting for your whole life!

 

{About Emily}

Emily Smiley ~ Fine Weddings and Soirees, was established in 2004 under the Direction and Creative Owner, Emily Smiley. It didn’t just begin then. Actually, it started when she was a young girl, working in her Mothers floral shop:

“I remember when I was 7 years old and I was helping my mom deliver the floral arrangements to the Church for a wedding. I watched as everyone ran around like busy bees getting ready for this BIG Day. I thought to myself…”maybe one day, I too, will be doing this! “ And now, here I am, deeply IN-LOVE with this dream job, and passionate about the experiences I get to create!”

Emily attributes her Mothers encouragement, teachings, and expertise to her growth and development into the event world. Throughout college, Emily worked at several 5 Star resorts, gaining hands on training in different levels of Hotel Management and Hospitality. Later, Emily expanded her involvement and has spent nearly a decade learning and perfecting the “ins and outs” of fashioning the perfect event.

Emily Smiley’s impeccable style, creativity and charming personality allow her to develop a genuine relationship with each of her clients. Her meticulous style, and love for fashion is what makes her unique and a true asset to her clientele.

Emily’s work is frequently featured in several muliti-media publications: WE-TV “Beach Weddings”, Inside Weddings, Bride and Bloom Magazine, The Knot Magazine and Online, C Magazine, Ceremony Magazine (San Diego and Orange County), Exquisite Weddings Magazine, San Diego Style Weddings Magazine and constant online blogs. In 2011, Emily Smiley was among the select few highly sought after Event Professionals to participate in the elite social scene and book publication “The Art of Celebration- Southern California”, where her work was featured along with guidance in creating the perfect celebration. Emily has also received numerous accolades for her astounding work: named “Best Of” Wedding Planner in Southern California (voted by Brides!) in 2010 and 2011 by The Knot.

“I’m passionate and deeply in love with what I do! I feel truly blessed with the opportunity to work with each of my clients. Whether it’s designing an intimate soiree or planning a lavish celebration; each opportunity is unique and should reflect its own genuine inimitability. I sincerely love the raw emotion of planning a wedding. The ‘Happily-Ever-After’ desire, that each of my brides and grooms express be taken whole-heartedly. Their enthusiasm for this “new beginning” is rejuvenating and brings hope and life to all of those around them, including myself!

Everyone always asks what is my favorite part of Wedding Planning; and although I DO love the beauty of floral, the textures of linens, the gorgeous and stylish wedding dress…its without a doubt my absolute favorite to watch the timeless moment of the Bride walking down the aisle. The look on the grooms face as he watches his bride walk towards him for the first time is nothing but pure and heartfelt emotion. Even after hundreds of weddings, this still brings tears to my eyes and a glimpse of what True Love really means.

No job is ever complete unless it’s done with perfection. And to me, perfection is seeing this real emotion experienced!”

I am honored that you have taken the time to get to know me: who I am, what I do, and what I believe in. I look forward to learning more about you and what will make your day enchanting and magical, just as you have always dreamt it would be.

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