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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Bluegrass Concert Evening at Emerson

Hello all! We are beyond thrilled to announce an evening of bluegrass music as we host talented Chicago trio, Big Sadie tomorrow, Wednesday September 3. This mini concert will be held on the barn patio from 7:45pm to 10:00pm. The event is in conjunction with our Supper Club Wednesdays. While our Supper Club dinner roster is already full for the evening, we invite you to come enjoy the musical portion of the evening! Barn patio seating will be reserved for our Supper Club guests, so don’t forget to bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair, and BYOB or wine, to this delightful open air concert event! For more information on future Supper Club dinners, an exclusive, old fashioned dinner experience at EC, please visit our website. Lawn seating for Big Sadie is...

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