About me

Hi! I'm Emily Gaikowski, owner and founder of Heartthrob Weddings. I'm a lifelong California girl and know Los Angeles, San Francisco, Napa, and Palm Springs like the back of my hand. Nothing brings me more joy than world travel, pulling off the impossible, and true love. My pre-wedding background is in project management and psychology, and I've worked for institutions like Harvard and UCSF on a global scale. Weddings are my calling — pairing couples up with their perfect venue, vendors and watching their vision come to life is a truly incredible experience. The heart of my planning process is making my couples feel listened to, respected, and taken care of from start to finish. Wedding planning can be one of the most emotionally charged experiences in life, and I'm grateful to help navigate people in an industry that isn't always as inclusive or welcoming as it should be. Heartthrob Weddings is a proudly queer woman owned and operated company, all couples from all walks of life are celebrated and rejoiced by my team.

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