MEET EMILY, event planner + owner
Emily Bonenfant knew she wanted to be an event planner when she was 9 years old. The Disney & Harry Potter fanatic was born and raised in Fairfield County, and has always been a dreamer – she often imagined being the real-life Franck from the Father of the Bride. When it came time to choose a path, there was no doubt in her mind that she needed to work in hospitality.
After graduating from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in Event Management, Emily spent over a decade gathering a wide variety of hospitality experience. She spent 9 years at Marcia Selden Catering, one of the country’s top catering companies, where she managed over 100 events a year. Intimate dinner parties, large birthday celebrations,and galas were her specialty.
A small but mighty leader, Emily is most comfortable when leading a team of professionals through the execution of a well-planned event – calmly. Her meditation practice is the secret sauce that allows her to stay stress-free at every stage of the process.
Emily believes that you should not just celebrate the milestone events; life should be celebrated each day. Oh—and she is sucker for a themed party!