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About Our Company

CM Event Design is a boutique wedding and event planning company with offices in both Middle Tennessee and South Florida. We specialize in curating spectacular weddings & events throughout the United States, Caribbean and Mexico.

Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t offer set packages. We believe that every event is unique and through collaboration, we can help bring your vision to life. Whether an event calls for black ties or summer casuals, we are committed to planning fabulous events your family, friends and colleagues will remember forever. 

Get to Know our Owner and Lead Planner

With more than 20 years in the hospitality and event planning industry, Christine McDevitt’s outgoing personality and warmth, combined with her “hands-on” approach, assures her clients of a wonderful planning experience and a truly memorable event.


Having worked at a wide variety of venues ranging from intimate & rustic to 5-star properties in both Boston and Las Vegas, Christine always ensures her clients visions are brought to life.

Photo credit:​ Rebecca Demarre Photo

Fun Facts About Christine for Your Reading Pleasure

Her dedication to her clients and unmatched eye for detail are just part of what makes Christine the consummate event planner. Here’s a list of fun facts about Christine for your reading pleasure:

  • Boston born and raised
  • Diehard Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots Fan
  • Every year my home is fully decorated for Christmas on November 1st 
  • Lover of the beaches of Aruba, the west coast of Ireland, Italian food, shoe shopping, country concerts, live sporting events, girl's nights and really good wine
  • Can’t live without Diet Coke, Jackson my Yorkie, Rocky Road Ice Cream and lip gloss
  • Love the look on my clients’ faces when they see their venue fully set before doors open to their guests
  • Catering Manager/Event Planner for Starwood Hotels, Sonesta Hotels, Cambria Hotels, The Mirage and The Bellagio
  • Director of Catering for Hilton Hotels
  • Member of International Live Events Association (ILEA) 
  • Member of National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)

Get to Know our Wedding Coordinator, Erin

Erin Elkins has a keen eye for making sure that all the elements that go into making an experience one-of-a-kind are attended to. She enjoys getting to know her clients and thrives on the high energy that comes from planning special occasions and celebrations. Erin's favorite part of the job is to see the glowing smiles of brides and grooms, knowing she helped make their dream come true.

When she's not busy making dreams come true for happy couples Erin writes original music, teaches vocal lessons and spends time with her family. Her home is a full house that includes her husband, Michael, her beautiful daughters and inspiration, Scarlett Kate and Violet Grace and we can't forget their dog Paisley Lynn.

Photo credit:​ Rebecca Demarre Photo

Photo credit:​ Ariel Catherine Photography

Get to Know our Wedding Coordinator, Ariel

Ariel Emberton is a Campbellsville, KY native with a soft spot for Nashville. She has a passion for the wedding industry and loves working with couples to see their dream of a special day come to life. Ariel has coordinated weddings from Kentucky to the Northeastern region of the United States and absolutely loves traveling far and wide for not only her couples, but for fun as well.

When she is not coordinating weddings for CM Event Design or running her own small businesses, Ariel tends to spend free time with her family, specifically her nephew, Jack. Her home is kept warm and wild with her cat, Hippo, and Great Pyrenese, Paisley Ann.

Get to Know our Wedding Coordinator, Emily

As a Nashville native coming from a background in food & beverage and banquet events, Emily Hickerson thrives in the fast-paced event world. She is extremely detail oriented, which makes every wedding and event she coordinates appear to be pulled together seamlessly. Making connections with the wedding party and their family is one of her top priorities during the planning process. Seeing an event come together from start to finish is so rewarding to Emily. She truly believes it is an honor to be part of someone's once-in-a-lifetime day.

Emily loves both adventuring to new places as well as exploring her own city. She enjoys quiet days at home with her dogs and date nights with her fiancé, Dylan. Some of Emily's favorite activities are family game nights, creating artwork and redecorating her home.

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