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We handle all the details so you don't have to! Our mission is to create the event of your dreams.


Since 2017, Bluegrass Event Planning & Rentals has done that and more. 


Meet the Team

Emily Smith

Owner & Lead Event Planner

Emily is a professional event planner from Paducah, Kentucky. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management & Tourism from the University of Kentucky and a Master's in Business from Murray State University. 


Since 2012, Emily has worked with the best of the best in the event industry. From full-service event coordinating, to floral arrangement, to venue management, to catering management, to event rental services, Emily has the experience like no other in Western Kentucky. 

One of many highlights of Emily's event planning career was when she helped set up and decorate a wedding ceremony and reception involving thousands of roses at Lexington's famous Castle Post. 

In her spare time, Emily enjoys traveling with her husband, Greg Smith; spending time with her dog, Beau; and spending time with family and friends. 

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Brittany Risko

Assistant Event Planner

Brittany is from Lebanon, Tennessee. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Murray State University.

She has been working with Emily since 2019, and was recently hired full time. She is Emily's second-hand man, on-staff calligrapher, and manager of all Bluegrass social media channels. 

Brittany's favorite part of her event planning career is getting to be involved behind the scenes. There is a ton of stuff that goes on behind the scenes, and there is never a dull moment.

In her spare time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Teddy; dog, Glaedr; and cat, Nox. She also loves reading, and catching up with family and friends.

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