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It's So Nice To Meet You! 

I’m Emily Gaikowski, owner of Heartthrob Weddings and Events.

Before wedding & event planning, I worked worldwide as a project manager for psychological research conducted by UCSF, Harvard, and other universities. Navigating budgets, a year or more of preparations, and calmly managing the considerations of everyone involved have always been an essential part of my career and I bring that expertise to all of my couples. 

My approach to wedding planning is one full of curiosity in each couple, a quick sense of humor, and deep mindfulness as I’m sensitive to the fact that weddings are unlike any other life events that most couples have yet encountered.

Authenticity is key to any Heartthrob Wedding and a meaningful planner-client relationship is so important to me. When we're able to talk and share openly, I'm all the more able to help each couple execute their unique vision.

Heartthrob Weddings is a queer, female-owned & operated company and believes that love comes in all forms. I joyfully welcome couples from all walks of life and strive to deliver honest, inclusive celebrations of love for every couple who works with me.

I want you to be true to yourself and whatever you dream up, I can bring it to life!

 

Let's Do This.

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