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When I began this journey, I didn’t realize how much joy it would bring me. Since 2010, I've had the honor of working with the most incredible couples. My love for events started at The Commonwealth Club in Richmond, Virginia. It was there I learned not only how to execute a seamless event but the importance of client satisfaction.

After leaving The Commonwealth Club, I attended and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. I began a corporate career that was not completing fulling my creative side. I knew then that I had to explore that creative side to feel complete. I haven’t looked back since.

While my team and vision have expanded for Emerald Events our core remains the same: Building true connections with our couples to ensure their complete satisfaction. We’ll be by your side to take away all worries and to curate a wedding that tells your unique love story.

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nilsa l. tolliver

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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!"