Coffee shop version…from Creative Director & Founder, Stacy Horn
I have one of the best jobs on the planet!
I get to create engaging memorable events in truly beautiful places for the most gracious & inspiring clients.
I have the privilege of working with creative professionals whose passion and artistic approach to food, photography, flowers, lighting, decor, entertainment, hair styling, and makeup help make each event a masterpiece experience.
I love the significance and excitement of a live event, the day when design meetings, cake tastings, budgets, and timelines converge with real people and produce the most authentic emotions of happiness and love. It’s a profound experience that I’m honored to be part of.
A brief history…
I have had the pleasure of planning weddings and assisting with events in over forty unique venues, including lakeside lawns, ornate historic hotels, luxury ranch barns, urban art galleries, science and history museums, summer gardens, private homes, a brewery, and even a mountaintop showshoe hike.
From rafting guides throwing a wildly fun dance party under a tent in the meadow to lawyers hosting an exquisite menu and fine wine list in a swank hotel, I enjoy personalizing events to the couple’s style. Vintage, modern, rustic, whimsical, classic…this diverse experience not only keeps each celebration fresh, personal, and exciting, it has helped make me adept at communication, collaboration, and creative approaches to every celebration.
The resume version…
Before starting in Michigan, I spent seven years working with destination wedding clients in Colorado, starting in venue sales at Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies (a five thousand acre family, event, and conference center), becoming the Wedding Sales Manager at luxury property Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa (published in top wedding blogs like Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, and more), and for three years, planning gorgeous weddings with JA Special Events (voted “2016 Best Meeting/Event Planning Company”, Colorado Meetings & Events).
In addition, I’ve had the honor of serving on the board of International Live Events Association | Denver Chapter for two years, most recently as Vice President of Communications. My involvement with “the principal association representing the special events professional, globally” has given me opportunity to collaborate with distinguished event professionals to educate, inspire, and connect the special events community. Our communications team was honored to win the international 2015 Spirit of Excellence Award.
Wrapping it up…
I am most grateful for the years of adventure and education represented in the paragraphs above. Even more, I’m grateful for the people I’ve encountered in those years—couples in love, creatives still excited for the next event, my husband who listens to my weekend stories, supports my late night email habits, and occasionally climbs a ladder and carries boxes of décor to help me out.