Estes Park Wedding Association Event Planner

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1. How did you get your start in the industry?
I started working in the industry by working with a wedding planner in Southern California when I lived out there. I started working as one of her Day-of wedding assistants. When we moved back to Colorado, I worked as the wedding coordinator for an independent catering company in Vail, working on high end weddings at private residences, ranches and other various mountain venues. From there I worked for a Fort Collins hotel in their catering department and then finally worked as the full service wedding planner for a local wedding planner in Fort Collins. Unfortunately her company went out of business and I then proceeded to open my own company in 2009. Since then I have established my status as the veteran wedding planner in Northern Colorado and Estes Park!

2. Favorite perk of the job?
My favorite perk of the job is getting to see all the amazing wedding venues in Colorado. I am so lucky to work in such a fun and exciting industry that allows me to travel throughout the state! There are some amazing venues that expose you to new design ideas and styles. It’s really great to have the opportunity to be creative and stretch my talents to benefits my clients.

3. What are your favorite wedding trends right now?
I really love the gold trend that is going on right now. It’s so classic and elegant. I also love the current trend of rustic yet elegant. We are starting to see a shift away from the mason jar overload of the past few years and moving towards a more elegant style. While rustic is still a top trends, brides are mixing it will natural elements, such as wooden boxes and farm tables, to give it a more high end look but still personable and simple.

4. Go-to color palette?
My favorite color palette right now is neutral color pallet. I love blush paired with ivory, gold, and other neutrals. I love the touch of romance that these colors bring. Living in Colorado and specializing in mountain weddings, I love that these colors allow the natural beauty of the mountain to shine through and but add a soft and elegant touch to the rustic feel. I love planning mountain wedding and taking these beautiful colors and matching it with the brides design style. It never fails that I have a few neutral themed weddings each year and it’s so fun to figure out how to make them all unique and different while still using the same color pallet.

5. Describe your own personal wedding style.
For my own personal wedding style, I prefer a more modern approach. I love the look of clean lines and contemporary design. I find that I am drawn to neutral color pallets but have a pop of color to bring some wow factor into the picture. I also love dramatic lighting and adding statement pieces to a wedding. It’s a great way to add a bit of wow without going overboard (and staying on budget!)

7. What is one thing you tell all your brides-to-be?
Something that I always tell my brides is that once they have a vision and a direction, its time to stop messing around on pinterest! There are so many options out there a bride can waste hours going back and forth about a decision she made or trying to incorporate every cute idea she has seen. Find your vision that fits your personality and style and then stop looking! It will only drive yourself crazy and you won’t make any progress actually planning your wedding!

Also make sure to hire professionals. We’ve all heard the sayings “you get what you pay for” and “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is”. Well the same thing goes for hiring your wedding vendors. This is going to be the biggest party you’ll ever host, and while it doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank for it, if you getting quotes from vendors, just realize the cheapest isn’t always the best option. I have seen it time and time again when the wedding is over, the bride wish she would have invested in a quality vendor instead of going with the cheapest one, and you are not able to ever get that back.