Being Thankful

thankfulgroup32013 has been and continues to be a great year for those of us at Storytellers Events- and after this Holiday weekend we realized we have a lot to be thankful for…

I’m sitting here with my newborn sleeping in my arms, and can’t help but wonder what I did to deserve such blessings in my life.  This year, for me, has been about figuring out what truly is the most important…so here’s to the amazing man I get to call my husband- who still holds my hand in the middle of the night, to my beautiful 2 sons (wow, I have 2 now) who keep me smiling and snuggling- even at 3 in the morning, to my family who continue to love and support us, to the crazy amazing friends- old and new- we get to share our lives with, to book club for keeping the wine flowing, to yummy chocolate cake and to sipping hot chocolate around the fire, to all my students who allow me to be myself in front of the classroom (yup- mostly crazy) and who provide me the honor and privilege to teach something and hopefully make a difference in this world, to all the amazing vendors I get to work with in the wedding industry- I love working with you because you make me happy- so thank you, to all our clients through Storytellers- thank you for trusting us with such a special day- and thank you for allowing us to be a part of making your dreams come true, and to the three amazing ladies who work with me at Storytellers Events as wedding planners- they have become family- so much so that my husband has now nicknamed them “the crazy aunts”- a title I think we need to keep.

Speaking of crazy aunts, they have something to say too- so keep reading.  AND- because we have received so much- it is time for us to give…  Therefore, for the entire month of December 2013, we will be giving a $125 discount to any wedding package purchased.

I am so lucky – and I am very aware that I love my life because of the people I get to share it with.  So, truly, thank you.

~ Cielle

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This year has been quite a year for me with very deep valleys and towering peaks, which lends to multiple, multiple thanks to be given. First and foremost, I want to thank all the couples I’ve helped with their weddings this year. It is a wonderful, fun, and exciting learning experience with every couple and I am SO thankful they put their trust in me and the Storytellers Team to allow us to not only be a part of their big day and the days/weeks/months leading up to it, but to also run the show on their day-of! Next, I have to give praise and mountains of thanks to the Storytellers team. To be able to work with such women is an honor. Professionally and personally, Cielle, Suzanne, and Candace have been a much needed constant, my voice when I can’t find words and even mentors. These ladies have become family to me and I can’t be more thankful to have them by my side or to stand by their side as a co-worker and friend.

I also need to give thanks to my non-event co-workers who have and continue to support me in not just event planning but also my other passion in life, teaching. Next, I give thanks to family and friends. Per usual, they stand by me or tell me I’m crazy (whichever is needed) in whatever endeavor I suddenly come up with to take action upon. It is because of family and friends that I’ve made it this far and look forward to continuing toward the person I want to be. Last, and definitely not least, I give thanks to the 2 most important people in my life: my boyfriend, Tommy and my Mom. Tommy has shown and given me opportunities in life I never dreamed of for myself, let alone thought they could be reality. My Mother’s support is beyond abundant and I would be lost without her, so my biggest thanks, and hugs, goes to her. Wishes to everyone on a loving and filling Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving! 😀

~ Veronica

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I am thankful for being able to be a part of so many beautiful events that happen in people’s lives from weddings and event planning to my own family get togethers.  Coming together with people is important to me.  I am thankful for my time spent with friends and family especially cherish my time with my nephew, Alex, and my nieces, Katherine and Cyndall.  This is a wonderful time of year, rich in memories and customs with sights, sounds, and smells all around that gladden my spirit.  I am so thankful that my journey has brought me to Storytellers Events where my family keeps on growing!

~ Suzanne

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Although I believe it is important to be thankful all the time, this time of year it is especially important to be thankful. This holiday season I am thankful for many things in my life, but a few standout from the rest. I am thankful for my family, friends, and most recently the opportunity to be a part of Storytellers Events. I am so thankful for my parents. They have been my rock since day one. I am thankful that my family loves me and supports me with any decision I choose to make. Without my parents I wouldn’t be who I am today.

My friends are everything to me and I cherish each and every one of them. I am so thankful for the friendships I have developed. Without my friends I’d probably laugh a little less, cry and little less (from not laughing so hard), and much more, but most importantly I wouldn’t be experiencing life to the fullest if I didn’t have my friends.

Lastly, I am thankful for Storytellers. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to be a part of Storytellers. I have been working with Storytellers for a little over 9 months, however, I feel like I have been a part of our awesome team for much longer. Not only do I have the opportunity to help couples make their special day a dream come true, but I get to work with some of the most amazing women I know. All of the weddings and events we help plan are a true blessing to be a part of and I couldn’t be more thankful and happy to stand alongside Cielle, Veronica, and Suzanne.

~ Candace

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Thank you to Kim Nodurft Photography and Kellie Coughlin Photography for the photos on this page.

Love, Me | Kissing tree | Storytellers Events

Maybe it is because I’m preggers, but I heard this Colin Raye song in Costco the other day, and the tears would not stop…

Fast forward a week and I told my husband about the song and tried to describe it, and he knew it.  So, he began singing it to make sure that he was thinking of the same one, and….the waterworks began again!  And then we both couldn’t stop laughing at me and my unstoppable tears.

In my defense, I think there is something beautiful about the love shared in life, and the love shared even in absence … (maybe it’s good that the sap in me is a wedding planner ;)).

“If you get there before I do/ Don’t give up on me

I’ll meet you when my chores are through/ I don’t know how long I’ll be

But I’m not gonna let you down/ Darling wait and see

And between now and then/ ‘Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you/ Love, Me.”

 AND THEN, I saw this photo of one of our couples- and it totally reminded me of the song and the kissing tree:

wedding couple kissing tree

Sloane and Mitch- thank you for being so beautiful together in your love and with your family.

And for a little inspiration if you do not know the lyrics to the song, here they are:

I read a note my Grandma wrote back in 1923
Grandpa kept it in his coat, and he showed it once to me
He said, “Boy, you might not understand, but a long, long time ago,
Grandma’s daddy didn’t like me none, but I love your Grandma so.

We had this crazy plan to meet and run away together
Get married in the first town we came to and live forever
But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead
I found this letter, and this is what it said,

“If you get there before I do
Don’t give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be

But I’m not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you
Love, Me.”

I read those words just hours before my Grandma passed away
In the doorway of the church where me and Grandpa stopped to pray
I know I’ve never seen him cry in all my fifteen years
But as he said these words to her, his eyes fill up with tears

“If you get there before I do
Don’t give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be

But I’m not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you
Love, Me.”


Denver A List | Voted top 5 Denver Wedding Planners

Denver A LIst

Yes, we are finally blogging about our recent accolade…being voted in the top 5 Denver wedding planners for 2013…

Honestly, I have postponed posting about this because I was not quite sure what to write…how to say ‘thank you’ without making it sound insincere or over-the-top.

And today, I figure, who cares?  So, here goes!

Thank you so much to all of you who have supported us since I had this ‘crazy’ idea to start an international wedding planning company 2- 1/2 years ago.  It continues to be an amazing journey, and I continue to feel blessed by the people I meet by being in this amazing wedding industry.

I am humbled at the success we have had in the little amount of time we have been open, and even though I know in my brain it took a lot of work, I feel extremely lucky at the same time.

Thank you to all the amazing couples, their families, and their friends, who have opened up their wedding days to us to share in the joy, the love, the laughter, and the happy tears…every wedding I go to I wonder how I got to be so lucky that I get to witness such love…and to top it off, it’s my job!  Does it get any better?

I huge thank you to those who have worked diligently by my side to make this company work!  You are my extended family, and I know I could not do it without you!  Veronica, Suzanne, Candace, Liz, and Mariah- our Wednesday night dinner meetings are just the best!

And to my amazing (and super handsome) husband who held my hand and talked me through all those days when I doubted myself and all the time I was putting into the business.

Ah- now that I am done, I feel like I gave a speech at the Oscars or something…  Love you guys!  And very excited for what the next year will bring!

Phew- enough with the cheesiness…summary:  thank you.

 

 

 


New Event Coordinator Joins the Storytellers Team

Storytellers Events is growing.  Please join me in welcoming Leah Boucher to the Storytellers team!  Leah has been a designer for over 14 years, and has chosen to pursue her passion in planning and coordinating events of all types and sizes.

In our preparation, we decided to have a little fun during our ‘professional’ pics photo shoot.  Even being in the event business as long as we have, we noticed how ‘posey posey’ we were acting, and how tough it was for us to be natural.

Brides…you are not alone!  heehee.

Again, Leah- we are happy to have you on board and look forward to all the creativity you bring.

Here are some of our ‘posey posey’ photos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Keep a lookout- there may be someone else joining the Storytellers Events team soon.  hint hint.)

Photography:  Paul Adams Photography
Location:  Mainstreet, Parker, CO and Vines Wine Bar