I can not stress this enough- wedding planners are put on this earth to make your life EASIER!! These dream teams will help you with ALL your wedding planning needs. Contracts, seating arrangements, timeline flow, cleanup, vendor payment distribution, they do it all! They help find the catering companies, rental companies, schedule load in times and more. You need someone who knows what they are doing and is passionate about weddings. Check out these lovely teams I admire!
Owner: Madison Nedved
Based in: Denver
Amara Collective is a top wedding vendor in Colorado because they are so personable with their clients and truly enjoy what they do. They strive to tell the story of the couple through the wedding, and not just create a wedding that they've seen on Pinterest before. They will do whatever for their clients to ensure their day is everything and more. They are a little company, and proud of it. With only a handful of thoroughly selected people on their team, every email is handcrafted for you, and you are truly treated like you are the only client they are working with. Nothing is cookie cutter here!
"Colorado couple are down to do whatever! Which I think makes them special. I think my favorite thing about Colorado weddings is the vendor community we have. All the vendors are incredible, and some of my best friends come from this industry."
" Don't settle- book the vendors you LOVE, and make sure to book vendors that you will get along with and who feel like you would be friends with post-wedding. Even if you have to fly them out. These vendors will bend over backwards for you, if you book the right ones!"
Madison loves seeing her couples being loved so much by their people on their day. Speeches from the father also tug at her heart strings in an aggressive manor! Her dream wedding would be an open, Colorado field where they get to bring every detail to create a wedding that celebrates Colorado's natural beauty. This could be ceremony installs, tents, tables, chairs, etc. Let's allow Colorado to do the work, and we will simply enhance the glory that already exists.
Owner: Amanda Slater
Based in: Denver
Slater Events is a full-service event planning and design firm that produces unforgettable gatherings of all types. Known for her elevated and ethereal designs, owner Amanda Slater works directly with clients on every aspect of each event from concept to completion. She specializes in designing environments that reflect the goal of the event and the personality of the client. She describes her overall perspective as "innovative luxury," echoing her fresh vision for planning and designing events that is inspired by her extensive travel and her background in the fashion industry, and backed by her experience in event planning from a young age. She has been featured in BRIDES and Insider.
"There's no place like a Colorado mountain town! A weekend in the mountains always leaves us, our clients, and their guests refreshed and rejuvenated. "
"The more you trust your planner and vendor team, the more enjoyable the process and your wedding weekend will be. Never try anything new less than a month before your wedding. Quality over quantity (including your guest count)."
"Our team loves travel and experiencing new places, cultures, people, and form design concepts accordingly. It truly is what makes us feel most alive!"
Owner: Kaitlin Amanatullah
Based in: Denver, CO
"Your wedding planner should be your confidant, guide, and right hand (wo)man! We love helping couples create an event that is unique to them and that celebrates who they are as individuals and as a couple. From organization to design, we can help you with every step of the process and take the stress out of wedding planning for you, your family, & even your furry friends!"
"I love Colorado because everyone has their priorities in order! They want a fun experience, a beautiful backdrop, and creative additions! We love the mix of mountain and urban as well."
"I would advise couples to make date days out of absolutely every step of the process! Going to Denver for a photo consultation? Stay and eat at a new restaurant! Location scouting? Find a fun hike or adventure along the way! Just make it FUN!"
"The absolute best part about our jobs is feeling like we're giving something back, or doing something worth while. I once heard a sentiment that has stuck with me for years...we may not be surgeons, or first responders, but we provide the experiences and memories that people look back on or look forward to when things are really tough. We feel very fulfilled after each wedding we do!"
Rachel and Kyle's Denver Botanic Garden Wedding
Owner: Elise Kahalekulu
Based in: Denver, CO
Couples seek out Revel + Bloom / Sage Events for their intentional and elevated approach and taste. Rather than only focus on the final product, they have also honed in the process in which they guide each couple through to ensure that each step of planning, from their vendor team, to design, to logistical flow, is curated to them and their relationship. Their value can be found in both the extensive, deep vendor relationships they keep as well as the innovative edge in their design sensibilities.
They truly thrive from first doing an intentional deep dive into each couple and the life they've already created together and translating that into a celebration that is reflective of just that. For this reason they also work best with couples who look forward to having their guiding expertise at each step of their planning process!
@revelandbloom and @sageeventsco
"All of the ways that I am able to be a liaison for each couple, which inherently looks different every time. This can look like being the matchmaker between the couple and their ideal vendor partners some days. Other days it is about understanding what the couple is really saying (or not saying) and bringing that to life in a way far better and more authentic than they originally imagined. "
"Throw out any concepts of what you "should do" and focus only on what feels authentic to you. A close second is to trust the professionals you have brought onto your team!"
"The diversity of the landscapes throughout the state and all of the small corners that are to be explored. Most of the couples we work with are traveling with their guests to Colorado, so sharing the grandeur of the state is special!"
Owner: Ashley Sirjord
Based in: Denver, CO
"The natural inspiration behind Calico weddings comes from an intrinsic desire to celebrate and congratulate love. The Calico team values a commitment to excellent and beautiful work with a keen eye for details and design. Calico Weddings is where the warm Pacific breeze of the California coast meets the snow-capped Rocky Mountains of Colorado."
"Certainly an elopement style, with maybe a few close friends and family, overlooking a beautiful Colorado scape. Because, did you actually get married in Colorado if you didn't capture those gorgeous views?"
"Don't wait to hire a coordinator! While it may appear like our services are limited to the "day of" or "month of" they most certainly are not. Unique to Calico, our couples are given full access to our team's expertise from the moment they jump on board with us. Don't hesitate to reach out to your favorite vendors as soon as you're engaged."
"Our couples have voted us The Knot Best Of every year since our inception in 2019. We've successfully made our way on to preferred vendor lists for venues, photographers, florists and other vendors along the Front Range."
Liza and Stu's St. Vrain Wedding
Owner: Natasha Tuccitto
Based in: Denver
Sugar Willow Events specializes in Colorado mountain weddings, working all over the state from the metro area to remote mountain locations. They share a passion for taking care of people, from their brides and grooms to their cherished family and friends, as well as the other wedding vendors hired that day. They have years of experience planning and coordinating weddings and events for all sorts of clients. They like to describe themselves as "Type A Casual". They love a good checklist and timeline, but are going to make your day fun while getting the job done. They are known to crack jokes, and sing some Taylor Swift of Lizzo while setting up!
"Couples that plan a Colorado wedding, whether they are planning locally or from afar, want to share the beauty and magic of this state with their family and friends. We love sharing that magic with them!"
"Hire a planner whenever possible. Having a collaborative partner early in the process saves you from the stress of wedding planning. Planning your wedding should be fun and if its not, ask for help. We believe that your wedding should speak to your style and relationship so if you're not traditional, don't feel like your wedding needs to be."
"At the end of the night when we put our couples in the get away car, we take a moment to reflect on how perfect the whole day was. That moment brings us so much joy knowing that the couple was having so much fun that they didn't realize how seamless their wedding was until the end of the night. Bringing joy to our clients is the very best part of this job."
Sarah + Will's Black Canyon Inn Wedding
Owner: Jenna Jaeger Chacon
Based in: Denver
Revel and Roots is a boutique wedding and event planning company offering services throughout Colorado and beyond for you to fully revel in life's best moments with your family, friends and loved ones. They value authenticity and believe in creating organic moments that inspire. They create events based on your specific needs and desires and bring them to life, while eliminating any stress. They "revel" in the moment with you, and are more than just planners. They're dreamers with a genuine appreciation for culture, food, wine, and travel. They are creatives, inspired by style and design.
"Colorado sunsets! -and our Wedding Industry! There are so many kind amazing, talented vendors here in Colorado!"
"Don't budge on your priorities, plan for you, not for anyone else! And be realistic about your budget."
Jenna loves creating magic, as well as watching couples authentically enjoying the moment.
Owner: Miranda Guerra
Based in: Denver
Roz Events is well educated and experienced as well as always learning in their craft. The amount they put into their work goes well beyond logistic and numbers. In Miranda's own words, "My amount of authenticity, experience, and education backing me is not the norm. I like to think that my complete background has made me very well rounded and I have incredible amount of authentic love and creativity that can't be duplicated." Roz Events has recently been featured in Rocky Mountain Bride magazine!
"I love Colorado weddings because I come from a long line of Colorado natives! I am one of those people who will probably never move out of state because this is my home. There's something magical about all the different environments that Colorado offers!
"Always do what you truly desire without holding back due to others' opinions!"
"I'd say the best part of my job is turning visions into reality. Nothing beats a happy client who got to live out their dream day!
Katie and Devon's Boulder Flower Farm Wedding
Owner: Kristina Embree
Based in: Denver, Washington, and New Jersey
Harlow Events is a luxury wedding and event planning service working with couples who want to add extra sparkle to their day. They have 10+ years of experience in the market creating dream weddings and experiences all over the United States, Europe and beyond. Their entire job is to provide you with an assistant throughout the entire process to make this an easy and flawless experience while having fun! The benefit of having worked weddings all over the world, is that they have worked with different cultural backgrounds, foods, traditions, and more!
"Many couples in the area are looking for that elevated experience. Colorado has many couples wanting to book at the luxurious ranches and mountains all around Colorado.
"There are certain areas to save and spend. A wedding planner is someone that will hold your hand through the entire process. Planners are there from start to finish and is someone you can trust. Harlow Events will lead you through every detail while keeping a smile on your face!"
Kristina thinks the best part of her job is working with clients and having them become family. She works very closely all year long to provide top tier service. With working together so closely, it makes the goodbyes tough at the very end. This just proves how exceptional the weddings end up being and how proud of her clients are at the end! Her dream wedding would be servicing her clients for a full wedding weekend, with itineraries provided for all guests so they have options of golfing, skiing, bowling, brunch, horseback riding, etc. It's fun to plan a wedding for the couple and also make their family and friends feel special for traveling so far.