Isabel & Connor: Dockside at Duke's Waterfront Celebration

Wedding Date: July 2021

Venue: Dockside at Duke's

Package: Partial Planning Package

Photographer: Olga Andreyanova


When I first started planning with Isabel and Connor, Dockside at Duke's was still under construction. The first glimpse I had of the venue were some design renderings of what the space was planned to look like upon completion.

By the time their wedding date arrived, the space was even more beautiful than we could have imagined.


After a whirlwind of planning, their day turned out so beautiful, and it was an absolute joy to see them able to celebrate with their closest family and friends. I will truly miss our phone calls and planning meetings, but cannot wait to see what the future brings for this wonderful couple!








Venue: Dockside at Duke's

Planner: Manette Gracie Events

Florist: Melanie Benson Floral

Hair and Makeup: OffWhite Makeup and Beauty

DJ and Audio Services: AC Audio

Band: The Connor Party

Bakery: Deru Market

Video: Mile High Productions

Review from the couple:


Emily is simply the best. Neither my husband or I are big planners, so going into wedding planning Emily was the first vendor we signed with. She connected us with all our other vendors for the wedding and they turned out to be amazing as well. We had originally planned our wedding for July 2020 and had to postpone to July 2021 due to COVID. Emily helped us navigate the trickiness around postponing and managed all communication and logistics with our vendors so we didn't have to - that was such a relief during such a stressful time for us! We ended up eloping to San Juan islands on our original date, and Emily was amazing with giving us more vendor recommendations, guidance and suggestions. When we started planning again for the July 2021 wedding, Emily stayed up to date with the state restrictions and event guidelines and kept us updated on what we could and couldn't do. That was so helpful during such an uncertain time. Finally, leading up to the day of, we were in constant communication with Emily - she asked all the right questions (questions we wouldn't have even thought about!) and made sure all the details were exactly what we wanted. Two days before the wedding, our plans for some of our decor fell through, and Emily was so quick to respond and come up with a perfect solution for us. On the day of the wedding, I didn't have to stress or sweat one bit - Emily was on top of it and my husband and I knew where we had to be and what we had to do at all times because Emily would let us know. She scheduled the day perfectly - we had a moment to ourselves during the cocktail hour (which gave us a chance to eat our apps!), everything flowed perfectly, and everyone had a blast. The day far exceeded my expectations and I am so happy with how perfectly it turned out. At the end of the night, Emily packed everything up for us and my husband and I were able to walk out of the venue without having to lift one finger. The next day I found out that she had packed my bouquet for me - a detail I didn't think about but am so glad Emily did because now I'll have my bouquet forever. I just can't say enough great things about Emily and I am so grateful we found her for our wedding. Our wedding would not have been the same without Emily - thank you so much, Emily!!