I'm Emily in Austin, Texas, and I love planning and designing weddings and parties.
I grew up inspired by whatever sparked my imagination - from Paris to fashion to music to a deep-rooted love of bold, bright colors and patterns. People and what made the world tick fascinated me so I pursued a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. From there, I worked as an educational consultant where I managed several projects and dealt with various clients, much like today. Family, friends, and even I started planning weddings and it was love at first go 'round. I could not deny my passion for planning events any longer and threw myself wholeheartedly into creating Bird Dog Wedding. I now thrive on planning beautiful, fun weddings and parties with lots of little details, which embrace each client’s personality.
Carmen has been working with Bird Dog Wedding since May 2013 – she was their first intern! When she’s not creating signage for an upcoming event, you can find her practicing calligraphy, shopping for her apartment, or getting lost in a good book. Her style is highly inspired by rich colors, interesting textures, and exciting adventures. You’ll probably get along if you like lavender lemonade, Mexican embroidery dresses, to-do lists, Anthropologie, and s’mores.
My background is in planning food and wine events but after planning my own wedding, I fell in love with the wedding world! I enjoy working with clients on incorporating special details, and being a great sounding-board through the planning process. I'm inspired by Austin's modern southern vibes and western wildness, the colors of our cactus-filled terrain, and the brightly-painted neighborhoods! When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my cat and husband, volunteering with the dogs at the Austin Animal Center, having awesome front-yard barbecues, and working in my garden!