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Karson Butler Events

Washington , DC
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Washington, DC 20003 US (map)

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202-525-3881

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The twin sister duo behind Karson Butler Events specializes in designing weddings that reflect each couple's unique style and personality. Amber Karson and Emily Butler combine fresh,... Read more
The twin sister duo behind Karson Butler Events specializes in designing weddings that reflect each couple's unique style and personality. Amber Karson and Emily Butler combine fresh, innovative ideas with over a decade of planning experience. Founded by Amber in 2008, Emily joined Karson Butler Events in 2010 and the California-born twins were re-united on Capitol Hill where they both reside. Although they are based in Washington DC, Amber & Emily have planned events in cities across the globe -- from New York, Pebble Beach, New Orleans, London, Montreal, Nassau, Mumbai & New Delhi to name a few! The wedding industry has noticed Karson Butler Events' distinctive style and attention to detail and their work is featured in Southern Living Weddings, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Engaged!, Southern Weddings and The Knot magazines. Their work has also been on popular weddings sites such as Style Me Pretty, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Ruffled, The Brides Cafe, HGTV.com, Hostess With The Mostess, District Weddings and United with Love. Last spring, the duo appeared on The Knot's live webshow broadcast from the magazine's NYC headquarters. Named as "One to Watch" in Washingtonian Bride & Groom's list of Top DC Wedding Planners in 2012 & again to the list in 2013, Karson Butler Events is also a member of Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
Karson Butler Events made our wedding a truly unforgettable day, and working with them was a pleasure to boot!

While they were planning our wedding in Washington, DC, I was living abroad and my husband was attending graduate school in Boston, so we needed people who were creative, flexible, and had extensive experience planning weddings in long-distance situations.

Emily and Amber exceeded our expectations at every turn - they agreed to periodically provide us updates via Skype conversations at times that worked for our hectic schedules, and they were incredibly pleasant and upbeat the whole time, effectively ameliorating all of our wedding planning concerns.

In addition, we were on a tight budget for a wedding in Washington, DC, and they secured us deal after deal with a variety of vendors to fit our budget, which was key to our whole wedding plan.

To sum it up, Emily and Amber's "can do" attitude saved us money, time, and peace of mind, and ensured that we had a wonderful wedding. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing, hassle-free wedding that won't break the bank but will be the most beautiful occasion imaginable!
Karson Butler Events made our wedding a truly unforgettable day, and working with them was a pleasure to boot!

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Karson Butler Events made our wedding a truly unforgettable day, and working with them was a pleasure to boot!

While they were planning our wedding in Washington, DC, I was living abroad and my husband was attending graduate school in Boston, so we needed people who were creative, flexible, and had extensive experience planning weddings in long-distance situations.

Emily and Amber exceeded our expectations at every turn - they agreed to periodically provide us updates via Skype conversations at times that worked for our hectic schedules, and they were incredibly pleasant and upbeat the whole time, effectively ameliorating all of our wedding planning concerns.

In addition, we were on a tight budget for a wedding in Washington, DC, and they secured us deal after deal with a variety of vendors to fit our budget, which was key to our whole wedding plan.

To sum it up, Emily and Amber's "can do" attitude saved us money, time, and peace of mind, and ensured that we had a wonderful wedding. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing, hassle-free wedding that won't break the bank but will be the most beautiful occasion imaginable! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.6/5.0
Very helpful in coordinating, scheduling, recommending and wrangling vendors. I can't imagine us pulling of our camping weekend wedding without them! These ladies are very busy, so expect to get frequent auto-replies from them as they're working on or traveling for other weddings. But when they're yours, they're 100% yours!
Very helpful in coordinating, scheduling, recommending and wrangling vendors. I can't imagine us pulling of our camping Read more...
Very helpful in coordinating, scheduling, recommending and wrangling vendors. I can't imagine us pulling of our camping weekend wedding without them! These ladies are very busy, so expect to get frequent auto-replies from them as they're working on or traveling for other weddings. But when they're yours, they're 100% yours! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Amber and Emily are miracle workers! I was engaged for three months and they still managed to pull off the wedding of my dreams. They are responsive and incredibly easy to work with. They made the process fun, relaxed and listen to what is important to you. They knew exactly the vendors to work with and I couldn't be more happy with them. The smartest thing I did was use Karson Butler Events. My only regret with them is that I should have used them more!
Amber and Emily are miracle workers! I was engaged for three months and they still managed to pull off the wedding of my Read more...
Amber and Emily are miracle workers! I was engaged for three months and they still managed to pull off the wedding of my dreams. They are responsive and incredibly easy to work with. They made the process fun, relaxed and listen to what is important to you. They knew exactly the vendors to work with and I couldn't be more happy with them. The smartest thing I did was use Karson Butler Events. My only regret with them is that I should have used them more! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amber and Emily are so easy to work with and have amazing ideas that made our vision go beyond what I ever thought it could be. Even living on opposite ends of the country, it was so easy to comminucate and "meet" via Skype or phone and they even made the effort to travel to my venue in months prior to the wedding to check it out. They were just so fun to work with and bounce ideas off of and really understood the wants and needs for our big day.
Amber and Emily are so easy to work with and have amazing ideas that made our vision go beyond what I ever thought it Read more...
Amber and Emily are so easy to work with and have amazing ideas that made our vision go beyond what I ever thought it could be. Even living on opposite ends of the country, it was so easy to comminucate and "meet" via Skype or phone and they even made the effort to travel to my venue in months prior to the wedding to check it out. They were just so fun to work with and bounce ideas off of and really understood the wants and needs for our big day. Read less
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Luis
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.8/5.0
Emily and Amber at Karson Butler Events were an invaluable help in planning our wedding. Not only did they help keep us on track and make sure everything was organized, but their relationships with vendors made sure we got the best available prices and service. They were particularly helpful in the last few days leading up to the event, as that's both when everything is coming together and when you (as the couple) have the least amount of time to handle it all.

We would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.

The only slight issue we had was responsiveness via email. This is understandable, as their busy and often out of town for events, but we found setting up in-person or Skype meetings a lot more productive than trying to sort things out over email.
Emily and Amber at Karson Butler Events were an invaluable help in planning our wedding. Not only did they help keep us on Read more...
Emily and Amber at Karson Butler Events were an invaluable help in planning our wedding. Not only did they help keep us on track and make sure everything was organized, but their relationships with vendors made sure we got the best available prices and service. They were particularly helpful in the last few days leading up to the event, as that's both when everything is coming together and when you (as the couple) have the least amount of time to handle it all.

We would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.

The only slight issue we had was responsiveness via email. This is understandable, as their busy and often out of town for events, but we found setting up in-person or Skype meetings a lot more productive than trying to sort things out over email. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Very helpful and took care of so many details that would've been stressful the day of the wedding. We did most of the planning and they helped execute day of the wedding and were very helpful carrying everything out and offering helpful suggestions. So friendly and great to work with!
Very helpful and took care of so many details that would've been stressful the day of the wedding. We did most of the Read more...
Very helpful and took care of so many details that would've been stressful the day of the wedding. We did most of the planning and they helped execute day of the wedding and were very helpful carrying everything out and offering helpful suggestions. So friendly and great to work with! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We think about our day and both agree it was our single favorite day ever. From start to finish, there isn't a thing we would change. Amber and Emily were simply wonderful to work with. They are experts at listening and collaborating so every detail of our wedding reflected who we are as a couple. We are sincerely grateful they were a part of this special and joyful day.
We think about our day and both agree it was our single favorite day ever. From start to finish, there isn't a thing we Read more...
We think about our day and both agree it was our single favorite day ever. From start to finish, there isn't a thing we would change. Amber and Emily were simply wonderful to work with. They are experts at listening and collaborating so every detail of our wedding reflected who we are as a couple. We are sincerely grateful they were a part of this special and joyful day. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding and we loved Emily and Amber. They thought of so many wonderful little details and were just a joy to work with. We couldn't have been happier with the entire experience.
We absolutely loved our wedding and we loved Emily and Amber. They thought of so many wonderful little details and were Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding and we loved Emily and Amber. They thought of so many wonderful little details and were just a joy to work with. We couldn't have been happier with the entire experience. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how lovely it was to work with Amber and Emily...again. They also helped to prepare my sister's wedding last September. We hired them again for month-of consultation for my wedding, despite having someone to work with at the Park Hyatt in DC. Having the girls there was an irreplaceable benefit. Not only did they help me to visualize a beautiful escort table, they also had so many wonderful contacts whom we used as well (Meant to Be Calligraphy, Laura Hooper map designs, etc). All of these elements really came together to make a perfect day. For our family, since we are always running behind, it was awesome that they did things such as deliver all of our welcome bags (after assembling them), stepped up immediately to call people (such as our photog when he was slow in responding), and were there to help lead people during the rehearsal. Having them there on the actual day was priceless. Not only do they have such calm, collected demeanors, they really help create that atmosphere on the day and keep you from freaking out! Having them as a team works so well: Amber will be off gathering guests onto the shuttles while Emily was up helping me and my family, or vice versa. They helped with so many little things on my day that you don't even think about: who is going to bustle the dress, etc? I threw my bouquet during some photos, and almost died laughing when Emily pulled out some floral wire from her purse to help fix it! If that is not an indication of their preparation, I'm not sure what else could be. They helped throughout my ceremony as well, grabbing my other shoes from my room, helping to pin something in my dress, taking down the escort table and setting up the thank you gift table....an innumerable amount of things, half of which I'm sure I don't even know about! Now I just wish I could get married again so I can work with them again... maybe a nice party at least :)
I cannot express how lovely it was to work with Amber and Emily...again. They also helped to prepare my sister's wedding Read more...
I cannot express how lovely it was to work with Amber and Emily...again. They also helped to prepare my sister's wedding last September. We hired them again for month-of consultation for my wedding, despite having someone to work with at the Park Hyatt in DC. Having the girls there was an irreplaceable benefit. Not only did they help me to visualize a beautiful escort table, they also had so many wonderful contacts whom we used as well (Meant to Be Calligraphy, Laura Hooper map designs, etc). All of these elements really came together to make a perfect day. For our family, since we are always running behind, it was awesome that they did things such as deliver all of our welcome bags (after assembling them), stepped up immediately to call people (such as our photog when he was slow in responding), and were there to help lead people during the rehearsal. Having them there on the actual day was priceless. Not only do they have such calm, collected demeanors, they really help create that atmosphere on the day and keep you from freaking out! Having them as a team works so well: Amber will be off gathering guests onto the shuttles while Emily was up helping me and my family, or vice versa. They helped with so many little things on my day that you don't even think about: who is going to bustle the dress, etc? I threw my bouquet during some photos, and almost died laughing when Emily pulled out some floral wire from her purse to help fix it! If that is not an indication of their preparation, I'm not sure what else could be. They helped throughout my ceremony as well, grabbing my other shoes from my room, helping to pin something in my dress, taking down the escort table and setting up the thank you gift table....an innumerable amount of things, half of which I'm sure I don't even know about! Now I just wish I could get married again so I can work with them again... maybe a nice party at least :) Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so grateful for all of the work Amber and Emily put into our wedding in May. The Karson Butler team is super organized, responsive and always has a solution to any problem you have relating to your wedding! The end result was amazing and the team of vendors recommended by Amber and Emily were excellent. We had a family emergency the week of our wedding and truly wouldn't have made it through that week without their support.

Aaron and I both had amazing time during our wedding and didn't worry about a thing thanks to Karson Butler Events. The sister duo also has a wonderful design aesthetic and regularly went above and beyond the call of duty! KBE can take your ideas and turn them into a reality for your big day. I'd highly recommend Amber and Emily to any brides or grooms to be!
My husband and I were so grateful for all of the work Amber and Emily put into our wedding in May. The Karson Butler team Read more...
My husband and I were so grateful for all of the work Amber and Emily put into our wedding in May. The Karson Butler team is super organized, responsive and always has a solution to any problem you have relating to your wedding! The end result was amazing and the team of vendors recommended by Amber and Emily were excellent. We had a family emergency the week of our wedding and truly wouldn't have made it through that week without their support.

Aaron and I both had amazing time during our wedding and didn't worry about a thing thanks to Karson Butler Events. The sister duo also has a wonderful design aesthetic and regularly went above and beyond the call of duty! KBE can take your ideas and turn them into a reality for your big day. I'd highly recommend Amber and Emily to any brides or grooms to be! Read less
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