First off - THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE! I'm so excited to "meet" you! I'm Grace - owner and lead planner here at Graceful Wedding & Event Planning. In my heart of hearts, I'm an outdoor lover and adventure seeker, as long as my family is by my side. I was born and raised in Texas but feel most at home in the mountains and moved here right after graduating from Texas A&M University in 2005. I love reading, hiking, skiing, camping, swimming, stand up paddle boarding and playing with my two wonderful kids!
I had the privilege of planning my first wedding in 2008 for a friend. She asked me if I would help her and I thought, "Well that sounds like fun, why not!" After that first wedding I was hooked! I love being able to help couples on one of the happiest days of their lives. From that day on I have been helping friends, friends of friends and those who become friends over the planning process.. Now it's not just me! Graceful Weddings is a team of wonderful planners who are excited to help you with your wedding day. We cannot wait to hear your story and meet you oh-so-soon!
Montana grew up in Virginia but has been lucky enough to call Colorado home since 2015. She and her husband, Dan, went on one of their first dates to Buena Vista and fell in love with the town and surrounding mountains, and a couple of years later they came back to BV to seal the deal, being one of the first couples to get married at The Barn at Sunset Ranch back in 2018. Still not able to get enough of BV, they made it permanent and moved here full time in 2021 and haven't looked back! Montana's favorite thing about BV (other than the beautiful surroundings) is the kind, welcoming environment of this vibrant small town. She is now the mother of two lovely little girls and loves showing them the beautiful mountains around us!
In addition to planning her own wedding, Montana was formerly a high school theatre director and likens planning weddings to putting together productions (although brides tend to be a lot more fun to work with than high schoolers). She is a hopeless romantic and can't promise she won't shed a tear watching you walk down the aisle or be one of the first to applaud when you have your first kiss as a married couple! We are so fortunate to have Montana on our team and you'd be lucky to have her as your planner!
Stacy moved to Colorado in 2000 from New England. While it is beautiful there, she has always been drawn to the mountains and knew Colorado is where she wanted to be. Stacy loves hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, cooking, singing and spending time with her family. Stacy met her husband while living in Crested Butte in 2007 and married in 2011. Now they have two beautiful daughters, two dogs and love living in Buena Vista!
Stacy loved planning her own wedding and came on board with Graceful Wedding and Event Planning in 2020. Her favorite part is learning about the couples and how they met. She loves hearing the individual and unique stories that are specific to each couple, from the initial meeting to the engagement, She enjoys helping the couples make their day as stress free and organized as possible! What a blessing Stacy has been to our company and many couples over the years! We're so excited she's a part of our team!