Alio & Killroy
Wedding Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Wedding Venue: The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
Setting the Scene
Sarah and Ross, you met in New York, and after several missed connections, the two of you got together for one fateful dinner and a lovely bottle of Silver Oak. It was clear the connection was there and your relationship went from dating, to living together, to moving together from New York, to Connecticut, to Dallas! Sarah, you are anxiously awaiting an incredibly elaborate proposal from Ross, but in the meantime are moving full steam ahead with your wedding planning. As two incredibly busy professionals, managing work, life and a home renovation, you’re seeking a wedding planner to help alleviate some stress from the two of you and guide you to this joyful season in your lives.
The two of you absolutely love the stunning views in Aspen and fell in love with everything that The Little Nell offers. You’re envisioning renting a larger residence for family to stay in, and potentially hosting about 30 guests for a casual rehearsal dinner to kick-off the wedding weekend. The wedding day is, no doubt, the main event. You are planning on a ceremony on the wedding deck with the incredible mountain views setting the scene, followed by an outdoor cocktail hour, and then dinner and dancing inside the main event space. You’re already spoken with the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, and are excited to have the energy of live music in the space for the reception.
Sarah and Ross, the two of you have experienced plenty of fine dining. Ensuring that the meal we concept for you, your friends and family is creative, elegant, and memorable is a key component of the evening. You’re considering some station-style service for either the cocktail or the dinner portion of the reception and really want to put some thoughtful effort in with The Little Nell’s culinary team to make the meal spectacular.
Aesthetically, Sarah, highlighting the beauty of Aspen is important to you. You’re not totally set on a certain color palette yet, but really want to work with the setting that’s undergoing renovations now and pull the space, the mountains, and some custom details into one cohesive look. You love Gro Designs’ work and are looking forward to hearing their creativity in how to create some truly impactful moments, and bringing the look together, without making anything feel totally “over-the-top.”
With planning from a distance, home renovations, and busy lives on your plate, you’re looking for a planner to assist with both vendor and logistics support and overall concept and design. You will have a wedding with your closest circle in attendance and are looking for it to be a fun and elevated experience, and want to be able to relax and enjoy it without worrying about the details. Sarah and Ross, you are interested in making your wedding as unique as possible for your guests who are coming to Aspen to celebrate the two of you, and we stand ready to assist you in that cause.
“In a time of chaos, wonderment & being completely overwhelmed, Julian stepped in and gave us so much ease in our lives. That was a priceless gift.”
— Becky, Legacy Client
Your Personalized Wedding Options
Event Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $27,595
*This selection includes turn-key coordination from guest arrival through departure with thoughtful planning of each and every detail. This is the ultimate package for hands-off peace of mind for a complete wedding weekend
Event Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $19,595
*With this option, planning and execution is focused on the wedding day and the welcome doesn’t just belong at the ceremony! Our team will handle every detail starting with the rehearsal dinner for a flawless and stress-free welcome to all of your family and friends
Event Planning & Coordination
Flat Rate: $15,595
*Our gold standard and starting point for planning and execution, this is our comprehensive planning, production and design package for an unforgettable wedding day
Are you ready for some wedding planning transparency?
We look forward to executing the wedding planning option you select together to create a stress-free wedding that reflects you as a couple. We will:
Define and construct a budget with reasonable parameters to achieve your vision
Deep dive into your design inspirations (e.g., art, culture, architecture, etc.), which will create the foundation for an event that represents you both
Encourage and facilitate a conversation among relevant stakeholders to ensure everyone has been heard
Assist in incorporating both of your past histories into your future together
Provide communication tools and techniques to allow you to navigate the world of weddings
I promise you’ll enjoy the planning and the wedding day.
I promise that you’ll always know where you stand – with the process, with the budget, and with the checklist.
I promise that you will never have to seek me out – I will always be available to assist throughout the process.
I promise to listen to your vision and ideas and together create a wedding that looks & feels like you.
I promise to never leave you alone on the wedding day. Someone will always be with you to assist with any need or issue that may arise.
I promise that there is no logistical challenge that I’m not up for – no problem that I cannot figure out some way to solve. And I’ll solve it – often before you are even aware of it.
I promise to use discretion in design, in spending and in the sharing of your information.
I promise to provide guidance and direction in protocol & etiquette to ensure that you are the best host possible for your guests.
Our Client Code
Flat fee structure: We provide clarity on exactly where we fit into your budget
Vendor transparency: We find the perfect retailers for you to work with and pay directly
Online portal access: We provide a platform for you to monitor and view your wedding progress in real-time
Passed-through savings: We provide you with savings, where applicable, utilizing our long-term industry relationships
Experience that matters: We provide you with over 15 years of personal experience navigating the world of weddings including stints in catering, floral, rentals and planning to guide you through the wedding maze
Measures of Success
Peace of mind in planning for the first time and at a distance
Confidence in your vendor selections from years of past experience
Roadmap for an engagement with peaceful and attainable benchmarks
Guest and family-focused wedding weekend with options for every demographic and price point
Clear direction on communicating decisions effectively to your immediate family and friends
Attainable goal of ensuring your guests are relaxed, well taken care of and comfortable throughout the wedding weekend
“I have been in a handful of weddings and truly have not seen one wedding planner be as organized and efficient as Julian. We will forever be thanking him for his time, his talent, and his infectious energy for making our wedding the most perfect weekend.”
— Holland, Bride
“Planning a destination wedding has several challenges and logistics, I just wanted to make sure everything went smoothly and guests felt prepared and pampered. I wouldn’t have even considered planning a destination wedding without Julian. His experience and expertise were imperative to the process.”
I wear many hats (er bow ties.) I’m a diplomat, designer, advisor, counselor, sounding board, dreamer… The list goes on.
I’ve dabbled and directed everything from catering sales and management for the Crescent Hotel and Rosewood Mansion, to wedding planning and floral design for Bella Flora of Dallas. And along this 15 year journey here’s what I know is true…
THERE’S A RIGHT WAY…
And that way is whatever way makes you most comfortable.
I subscribe to the Platinum Rule of treat others as THEY would like to be treated. And as a Washington School of Protocol-trained expert, I’ve learned that etiquette is about making others feel comfortable.
That’s why, I’ll meet you wherever you are on this planning journey. And we’ll walk the path together. With discretion and good judgement.
After all, the way you feel determines how your guests will feel. And I want them to feel fabulous!