Meet the Team

Crystal Yeabower | Catering Sales

Crystal Yeabower, as acting Sales & Catering Administrator for Emerald Grande, is your go-to contact from first inquiry to finalization of your wedding or event. Crystal has been with the Emerald Grande Weddings Team for over 4 years and has over 20 years in the hospitality field on the Emerald Coast. Crystal’s vast knowledge and experience bring a professional yet personalized touch to each event. Her communication skills and attention to detail ensure your wedding and event are a great success. 

Emily Buckley | Director of Catering Sales

Emily Buckley was searching for an internship opportunity online when she landed on the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village website. Moving from Buffalo, New York, Emily was determined to build a career in weddings and special events. She started as an intern within the Food & Beverage department and 6 years later, she is the Catering Sales Manager. Emily is focused on building a relationship and connecting with each bride and event planner so she can customize every event for her clients. Emily developed the Wedding Coordination program at Emerald Grande and she continues to study industry trends so she can seamlessly aid brides in the planning process. With an eye for detail and a passion for guest service, Emily is dedicated to making your experience Grande.

Peyton Carnley | Wedding & Special Events Coordinator

Peyton Carnley was a student at Florida State University when an opportunity for an internship at the Emerald Grande was offered. After one summer working in Food and Beverage under Emily Buckley, she knew weddings and events were her passion. Two years later she is now the Wedding and Event Coordinator for Emerald Grande Weddings and Special Events. Her priority is executing each client’s vision for their special event or meetings, while also ensuring that every bride and groom’s wedding day is memorable.