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Welcome! I'm Nilsa. I am the lead planner and designer behind Emerald Events by Nilsa. Since 2010, I've had the honor of working with the most incredible brides. When I began this journey, I never knew that becoming a wedding planner would allow me to live my best life. I can honestly say, I am happiest when planning and designing weddings. 

On a typical day, you can find me in pink and green, designing dream weddings, with Starbucks in hand! The connection I have with my brides is the reason why this is my passion. Sure I love all the checklists, details, and pretty things that come along with planning weddings, but connecting with my couples is my true love! 

To see their worries melt away, confident that we have all things covered is an exceptional feeling. I believe my clients deserve a lovely and romantic wedding day. Together, my team and I endeavor to get every detail designed perfectly before the bouquet is in hand!

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One of the biggest benefits we offer our clients is access to the highest-quality vendors in the Richmond, VA area with preferred booking status. This means that our clients can rest assured that they are getting professionals vetted by our vast experience and high standards. 

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AMANDA

"We could not have been more thrilled! Our day was beyond perfect!"

RACHEL

"Nilsa made all my dreams come true! I could enjoy just being a soon to be bride."

TAMISA

"The day was like a fairy tale, nothing went wrong & was everything I would have imagined."

LORINDA

"THE BEST WEDDING PLANNER! I'M IN NY AND YOU WOULD'VE THOUGHT SHE WAS MY NEIGHBOR.

WHITNEY

"MY WEDDING DAY WAS PERFECT AND EVERYTHING WENT ACCORDING TO PLAN. I RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE!"