And the Winner is….

Every year, The Knot Wedding Network does a huge Bridal Poll. They send out a survey to 25,000 of their Brides. We are proud to announce that Emily Smiley Fine weddings and Soirees has been rated by Local brides and voted “The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 Pick”!! We are extreemly excited and so thankful to all of our brides that voted for us! We work so hard to build wonderful relationships with all of our wonderful Clients and will continue to provide exceptional service to all of our Future Brides and Grooms!

Thank you all for your support! We feel so blessed an honored to receive this high achievement!

2010 theknot best of weddings winner-The Wedding Team:)

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The Knot, Industry Networking Event 2009! Now on News Stands!!

This past June I was asked to take on a BIG project! Carolyn Homestead, San Diego Executive from The Knot Wedding Network, called me and talked to me about being their premier Event Planner for their San Diego Industry Event. Without hesitation, I said, YES! It was definately an honor to be asked to do the job! First things first, getting a great team together! The event couldnt be as spectacular without all of the Fabulous vendors involved. We only had a few months to put the event together, but everyone worked hand-in-hand to make it what I had hoped it would be…FABULOUS!

The Venue: The Diamond View Tower, Downtown San Diego. Amanda McPhail was wonderful to work with, as always. She made sure we had all acoomoadations there at the venue easily accessable. Thank you Amanda! ( )

The Photographer: Tim Otto. Always a BLAST to work with! Easy, fun and so amazingly talented!  Thank you for all the images! (

Floral Decor: The Floral Department. Tricia’s creative intuition blew us all away. We all enjoyed each area that was uniquely designed to fit the function of the table. It kept the party interesting yet it added an upexpected touch of sophistication. (

Custom Dancefloor: Platinum Pro. Can we say fabulous!?! The floor was created to mimic the current issue of The Knot Southern California Magazine! Never been done before…truly innovative! ( Platinum Pro also provided LED Intelligent lighting~ which was later controlled to go to the beat of the music and change the mood of the room while guests partied the night away!

Catering: Authentic Flavors Catering. Yum, yum and YUM! The amazing team behind the Catering concepts were so wonderful to work with. They kept the guests coming back for more. Nothing but rave reviews the entire evening. And even more amazing, they added my Signature Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tree – greeting guests as they arrived. Another “WOW” effect! (

Others to Thank!: There were many other vendors that added to evening to make it so special:

Cocktails: Best Beverage Catering
Coffee Bar: EuroBar
Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment
DJ: Justin Kanoya
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth
Lounge Furniture: Lounge Appeal
Favors: Freedom Bakery and Confections, Crumb Runner
Raffle Items: Hotel Del Coronado, Bergamot Spa, US Grant, Omni Hotel

Overall, a very successful event! We also collected an abundance of  school supplies for the organization DO SOMETHING 101, that supports our local school districts! Thank you to all of you that donated! I was so proud to be apart of something so great!

The event has been published in this months Southern California Knot Magazine, now on News Stands! And, on the web at The

A Fabulous start to the 2010 New Year!

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Mandy and Scott June 6, 2009

My recent beach wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado. Mandy and Scott were such a delight- more photos to come, but here is a great slideshow by Darin Fong. He is so talented!:)And OF COURSE, my favorite gal; Karen Tran of Karen Tran Florals was the mastermind behind the beautiful decor. How could you go wrong when using her, she is absolutely fabulous! We also had Platinum Pro there to provide us with an amazing White Custom Dancefloor with personalized decal that matched the programs, placecards, and Menus. It was beautiful, and definately made such a statement in the Reception. After all, it is the BIGGEST piece of decor in the room! Why not make it a focal point!
Thanks to all of the vendors that made this day so special: Stephanie Zaren from the Hotel Del, Justin Kanoya -MY FAVORITE DJ! and Arizona based photographer- Andy Andrews – did the Photography for the day- cant wait to see those!!
Thank you all! So glad to have my “A team” there!

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katelyn + rodney engagement photo session

What a beautiful Couple- I cant wait to see what comes of their wedding day! Thanks Darin!
Katelyn and Rodney in Balboa Park.

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photos and video by Darin Fong Photography

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US Grant Wedding Showcase!

On April 19th, I had the honor of joining a great team of vendors to Showcase our talents for a Wedding Showcase, at the beautiful US Grant Hotel. Ed Kutch, Catering Manager made it all possible for my team to be apart of such a Great event! A BIG Thanks to Ed for inviting us to be apart of such a Fabulous Showcase! There were so many talented vendors (Coordinators, Florists, Event Production Companies, Photographers, Cake artists, Artesanal goods vendors like Far and Away, etc) involved showcasing their beautiful work and creative ideas. I felt so honored to be amongst so many talented colleagues. I personally teamed with Platinum Pro and Karen Tran florals for our Booth. Platinum Pro is an all-inclusive event production company specializing in their One-of-a-Kind, Custom, Seamless, Dancefloors. They Displayed a beautiful Chocolate Brown Dancefloor with the US Grants Logo on it.  At the Platinum Pro booth, our ideas collaborated into an ALL White Masterpiece- Karen Tran seriously OUT DID herself in what I thought was one of the Best booths there! (Ok, I’m a bit bias, but seriously!) It was truly spectacular. An All White Orchid curtain (which is now becoming one of her wedding staples- lucky brides!) was an amazing backdrop- with hanging crystals to catch the white lighting that PP provided. We also had a White Lounge Area that was surrounded by floating candles, a fuzzy rug, and orchids submerged in water. Very Mod! We are so lucky to have captured this event on film! Suzanne Hansen brilliantly captured amazing footage for us- we were so thankful to have such a talented photographer there! What a Fabulous event it was- we are SO excited to have been apart of it! (THANK YOU ED!!) Special Thanks:  Trent and the entire Platinum Pro team, awesome dancefloors!; Karen Tran Florals- amazing as usual; Suzanne Hansen- Beautiful Images; Ed Kutch and the US Grant team-Great Event!



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