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Meet Nichole!

  Another really great thing we love about fall? It was last fall that our Wedding Coordinator and Events Sales Director joined our crew at Emerson!  A self-declared fall fanatic, Nichole Okapal coordinates weddings on the weekends, communicates with Brides from the start of their planning through their Big Day, teaches yoga a few days a week AND leads the occasional, and fabulous, Vintage Flow Yoga + Wine evening in Emerson’s barn! We are happy to introduce you, because you’re just in time to catch Nichole’s last Yoga event of the season Thursday October 9 at 7pm.  So relax, say an Om, and enjoy your introduction to our peaceful pioneer before you join her October 9 at Emerson Creek! What made you decide to start teaching yoga? Lots of reasons. I’ve been practicing for about 10 years and I became really passionate about learning as much about it...

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Follow Your Dreams

Meet our dream chaser, Joy, of Joy Lyn Photography! We wanted to introduce you, in case you’ve been wondering whose stellar photography has appeared this season on our blog, social media and in print. Joy is a recently relocated wedding photographer from Raleigh, North Carolina back to the Yorkville, IL area. Her style of wedding photography is simple elegance, and her bubbly personality has been a great addition to the Emerson Team this year. Get to know the photographer behind this year’s beautiful photography at Emerson. Hi Brides, we’re especially happy to make your acquaintances! How did you get into photography, and why do you love it?  My love of photography started with a hot pink, 110 film camera when I was 7 or 8. I spent my allowance on buying and developing film....

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Shoulder High by the end of July…

Recent West Coast transplants, Jason and Danielle Tisser, were wed at Emerson Creek a year ago from this past Sunday, July 27. As we were delighted to find the two visiting for celebratory lunch, we caught up with them on the very spot their love bloomed where it was planted. Still up to their ears in newlywed bliss, the couple romped in front of our camera and reminisced about their wedding day (thanks D+J for being awesome sports). “I want to come back and take a picture on the tearoom patio every year.” -Danielle Tisser Their sweet Mint and Peach accented July wedding, was a featured Chicago Wedding on Style Me Pretty. Wedding photography was exquisitely captured by Megan Saul Photography. Visit the blog post from last year to see all of Danielle and Jason’s amazing handmade touches and gorgeous photos from the evening. The pair fell in love in...

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Red + Coconut Cream + Blue!

Hi all! Woohoo! We did it! We’re a firework, baby and we’ve launched the official Emerson Creek Pottery & Tearoom blog with bright colors! To celebrate, the creative team at Emerson collaborated on the summer rite that is: The Picturesque Picnic! Here’s a shot of our styled shoot from last week… Don’t worry the Strawberry lemonade and sherbet wasn’t wasted in the taking of these photos. EC is taking a holiday pause on both Friday July 4th and Saturday July 5th, as we wish all of you a safe and fun Fourth, we hope to see you back at EC on Tuesday! Look forward to many more posts where this one came from! We’ll keep you posted on the best Tearoom eats, goodies in our Pottery Shop and our impeccable Barn...

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