Project Description

Owner & Founder of The Chateaux

I grew up with two brothers in the small mid-western town of Moline, Illinois. I moved to Colorado when I was 21 with my best friend, Bonnie. Once my three children were in school, Bonnie & I followed our dream and designed and built The Chateaux. I have loved watching over 5000 couples get married here in the last 25 years.

I enjoy traveling the world (My recent goal is to visit all 50 states, I’m currently at 47!). My life is full with my three kids, and seven grandkids- Jordyn, Chase, Hudson, Hannah, Aria, Nathan & Harper.

Favorite Quote

“Keep calm & be crazy, laugh, love and live it up because this is the oldest you’ve been & the youngest you’ll ever be again!”

Five planning tips

  • Keep it simple . . . too many details make your day more stressful. (Warning: this is a hard one to stick to).

  • Delegate (My specialty)

  • Choose quality vendors – and quality comes in all price points. In event surveys brides regretted selecting vendors strictly on price.

  • Decide your budget and priorities in advance. Spend more on your most important items (site, photos, etc.) and tone down or eliminate others (favors, photo booth, etc.)

  • Enjoy every moment! I often see families spend so much time and money for their special day, and fail to be able to truly appreciate the experience. Having everyone you care about in one place celebrating your new lives together is a time to cherish.