We’re Julie and Emily – and we’re new to the blogosphere! We run an event planning business in the mountains of Western North Carolina, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s a beautiful place, and we’re happy to call it home.
We’re hoping that this blog will serve as a place for us to share some of the rich treasures of this incredible place – not just the scenery, but the people and places that make this one of the nation’s most visited locations. Pinnacle Events is focused on bringing our clients the best of the mountains, and building relationships and success for our partners in the community.
We love sharing the beauty of the mountains with our clients and visitors, and we love what we do – planning beautiful events that stay on-budget and create memories that no one in attendance will forget. We’re excited to share some of our creative ideas, feature the beautiful stories of our clients, and let the world know about the hidden gems of the WNC mountains!
For this first post, we just want to share a bit about ourselves and let people know who we are. We look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months – especially because it’s the holidays, and there’s no better time to learn a few new things about hosting amazing parties, making great DIY crafts, and planning for the coming year!
Julie: Planning parties and events, and building relationships personally, professionally and in my community, has been a longtime passion of mine. I love bringing people together and planning all the details for their special occasion, whether it be for a wedding, reunion, birthday, corporate appreciation, or non-profit gala. The memories and connections that are made at each and every event are invaluable. I am the wife of a very supportive and loving husband and the proud mother of twin boys and our golden retriever, Flambeau. I have a special place in my heart for college football, all kinds of music, great food, and escape vacations to the beach. I believe that organization, creativity and being able to efficiently resolve the curveballs that life throws our way are the keys to success, both personally and professionally. There is no challenge I cannot overcome – I am committed 150% to life and to my clients, and I’m always looking forward to the fun, new, exciting opportunities I am blessed to experience.
Emily: Growing up in Western North Carolina, I have long felt a connection with the mountains and the beautiful places within it. That sense of connection has remained important to me, as I’ve continued to work towards improving the lives of people in the communities in which I grew up. Even as I traveled from Asheville to Alaska for school and work, I knew I would bring my experiences home with me – everything from native plant botany to project management, and from running a farm-to-table restaurant to grant writing for nonprofits and towns. I’m happy to be back in my hometown, where my husband and I just purchased our first home in downtown Sylva. We spend a lot of time enjoying small-town life with our daughter, working in the garden, watching football on Sundays, and focusing on the small moments of happiness that we don’t want to take for granted. Working with Julie allows me to feel like I’m giving back to the community of partners that we’ve built over the years, make new friends by developing relationships with each client that comes our way, and best of all, share the hidden riches of this region that I’ve been so lucky to call home.