Plan Your Day With Emily At The Elms

If you couldn’t already tell from her glowing smile, Emily Payton has an overflowing love for weddings.

With over 5 years of experience, Emily has seen everything from indoor fireworks, 90-year-old Grandmothers taking tequila shots and weddings of 10 people all the way to 1010. If that doesn’t make you want to hand over the wedding planning reins to Emily, then we don’t know what will!

She also happens to work at a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind wedding venue, The Elms. With Emily’s help, this stunning venue will answer all your wishes with its picturesque garden, on-site spa, and a swoon-worthy staircase for your descent from the bridal suite to the aisle. Get to know more about Emily below, her best memories and her passion for wedding planning at The Elms

The Highlights

“Planning from day dot all the way through to the Big Day itself; I love watching everything come together and getting to know my couples, it’s such a rewarding role.”

At The Elms

“Working at The Elms is like opening up our home for someone’s Wedding, we have the most stunning gardens, spa on site, two big open fires, the walk from the Brides room to the Ceremony gives me Goosebumps every time I watch a Bride descend the stairs. I particularly love The Elms because we host Weddings Exclusively, one Wedding a day, we look after you and your guests because to us on the day, you are the only people we have to focus on. I love that we can play host to bouncy castles, fireworks, garden games…we all have so much fun being a part of a couples day at The Elms.”

A Word of Advice

“Very simple advice: Plan ahead, be organised. Enjoy every step of the way!”

Favourite Memories

“I have planned Weddings for 10 guests and I have planned Weddings for 1010 guests. I have seen indoor fireworks, grooms arrive on horses and Brides in helicopters. I have seen indoor swings for couples, extreme first dances with backflips, 6 outfit changes, floating cakes, cheese cakes, no cakes; dove, dog and toddler ring bearers, 90 year old Grandmothers taking tequila shots; I have hosted Weddings where Father Christmas has made an appearance as well as dancing robots, every type of photo-booth; I love all details from the ordinary to the extraordinary.”

Popular Trends

“Rose gold is “so hot right now.”’

Favourite & Least Favourite Trends

“It’s like marmite you either love it or hate it but I LOVE a bit of glitter and sparkle and blush/ dusky pink is my all-time favourite.”



Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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