about emma


Hi! I’m Emma Matusiak (pronounced Ma Two Shack), owner and event planner for Elm and Peony Events.

So, who am I?


I am a gal who is very much in love. I am a mom to one of the best kids ever. I am a woman who drinks too much chai and whose desk is always kind of a mess. I love cooking, singing in my car, chatting with friends, and watching hockey with my husband...and I love being an event planner.

Parties have always been a passion of mine. As a child, my mother allowed me to use the “Good China” whenever we had the chance and taught me all about table settings. I would spend hours in Chapters pouring over cookbooks, wedding magazines, and craft books while constantly dreaming of the "perfect" party.

For me, it is the perfect balance of my desire to be a working artist and my "get the job done" approach to life. Because I have a quick mind, I am great with details, I love a challenge, and approach problem solving with an adjust, pivot & move forward attitude... it is the perfect fit. Besides, who doesn't want to go to events all of the time?

With Elm and Peony Events, I bring to each client a design perspective that is thoughtful, stylized and is truly all about you. I can help you develop decor, music, menus, style... as well as help you negotiate contracts so that you get the value that is important to you. I also provide detailed management so that the planning, timeline, and the day of the event run as smoothly as possible.

Being a part of your most important moments is special to me, so I look forward to making it special for you, too.

Owner + Event Planner

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