We had the pleasure of working with Kate Ryan through the planning and celebration of our daughter's wedding. Kate's personal communication skills and attention to detail made this large and complex wedding work like clockwork. Two hundred and eighty people were transported, fed, and feted in the closest thing to perfection imaginable. The decor was fabulous, food delicious, all vendors cheerful and responsive, and I can't say enough good things about every aspect of working with Kate. Five star Michelin in every way. So many people said it was the best wedding ever.Colleen2018 Mother of the Bride
I wanted to thank you for all your help in pulling off the most perfect wedding! It was everything we never knew we wanted and I wish I could relive it over and over! It was a dream!!Kari2017 Bride
I had the most wonderful experience working with Gold Leaf planning my dream wedding in Aspen! Chelsea and Kate were both extremely professional, kind, thorough and thought of every beautiful detail to make our wedding so special. They are both very friendly and fun to work with. The day went off seamlessly thanks to their thoughtfulness and professionalism. I wish we could plan our magical wedding all over with them again!Jessie2017 Bride
Gold leaf planned our wedding in Aspen, CO in September of 2017. We really could not have asked for a better experience. We worked with the Gold Leaf team who were extremely responsive and diligent in their work. It was obvious that they really cared about us and wanted to deliver the best experience possible. As expected, it was the best day of our lives. Really no detail could have been improved, which is testament to the preparation and attentiveness of the Gold Leaf team. We cannot recommend them highly enough.Dylan2017 Groom
I look back on that day and I still am in shock and awe of how truly perfect it was. The wedding was even more than I could have ever envisioned, and I completely owe that to the girls at Gold Leaf. Every single suggestion and recommendation you made was perfect, and you remained so calm throughout all of it.Kelly2016 Bride
I have the wedding blues. I'm so happy/sad. Words can't describe this weekend...It was just so beautiful. Not a beat was missed. The décor, food, wine, cocktails, band, weather, venue, flowers, dance party, just EVERYTHING was phenomenal. I'm SO happy we got a videographer - what great advice.
I'm not sure how it compares to other weddings you've been to, but it was by FAR the most fun and amazing one I've ever been to. Chelsea and Kate could not have made our weekend any more special. I can't stop thinking about it!Meredith2016 Bride
Working with the lovely ladies of Gold Leaf Event and Design was a dream. Kate and Chelsea created a weekend that was everything we could have wanted and more. Their timeliness and professionalism was first class. The amount of creativity and resourcefulness gave us total ease throughout the whole planning process. The final product of their hardwork speaks for itself. Not only are my husband and I completely pleased and blown away with everything, our friends and family have not stopped raving about it!Danielle2015 Bride
I’ll start by saying that one of my favorite parts of wedding planning was the wedding itself - it was beautiful beyond my wildest dreams - but a close second was working the past six months with Kate.
I got engaged in January ‘14 and immediately began looking for a wedding planner in Aspen! Gold Leaf came highly recommended by several vendors, so I scheduled a meeting with Kate and Chelsea. We met at the Little Nell and I immediately fell in love with both of them. I felt as if I was describing my dream wedding to two of my very best friends.
My family and I expected a lot(as most brides do) for our wedding weekend (4 events total!), which included a country-themed Welcome BBQ in a barn and a tented wedding at the Roaring Fork Club. Kate exceeded our expectations tenfold. We couldn’t have been more impressed by her responsiveness, attitude and ability to not only keep up with our constant requests, but also her ability to execute above and beyond our every vision.
While I had a vision for each of the events, Kate took my ideas to another level. She pays attention to both the details and the overall ambiance of events, truly making it an extraordinary guest experience. One of my favorite memories was walking into each venue, and having to catch my breath because of how beautiful the presentation was-literally.
Our guests raved and continue to rave about how creative, well thought-out and beautifully designed our wedding weekend was. While I love taking the compliments, I owe them all to Kate.
After the wedding was over, I told her that I was going to miss seeing her daily emails(true story)…and I do! She is SO sweet, thoughtful and sensitive to a bride, which is something to consider when choosing a wedding planner. Ultimately, I gained a long-time friend, who I absolutely adore. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a perfect wedding, and sometimes more importantly, to those brides who want that perfect wedding planning process.Brooke2014 Bride
My husband and I are proud Texans who decided to have a destination wedding in the beautiful state of Colorado. We knew there was no way we'd be able to plan our perfect wedding by ourselves, considering we'd be planning everything from a different state! We began to ask around the Aspen area who the best planner in Colorado was, and every single person told us we'd be crazy not to use Gold Leaf Event Design and Production! Boy were they right! These girls were more than prepared before we even had our first conversation. Our situation was unique in that we did plan from afar, but Gold Leaf did an incredible job at communicating in every form - From texts, to phone calls, to Pinterest boards, to Instagram! During our engagement I was finishing up school at Texas A&M, beginning my Student Teaching, moving to a new town, graduating, and planning a wedding. In other words, I had A LOT going on. However, at no point during this time did I feel stressed from the wedding, and that's because I was working with Gold Leaf Event. Their professionalism, responsiveness, and overall quality of service was more than incredible. Not to mention, they're as sweet and as cute as can be! Thanks to these girls, our wedding weekend was absolutely perfect!Kali2014 Bride
When it comes to party planning, I have no experience or talent in the area. I worked with Kate to plan this engagement party for my sister. I could not have been happier with the results! She came up with such outstanding ideas for the event from start to finish. She was able to put a creative touch on every aspect of the party, which really personalized it for my sister and her new fiancé. Everyone had such a great time at the event, I was so happy with Kate for making it so special!Erica2014 Maid of Honor
Kate and her team made my wedding day a breeze. We were married on the top of Aspen mountain and the coordination was impeccable and honestly exceeded all my expectations! Prior to the wedding they worked with me, my mother and all our vendors to make sure everything was just the way we wanted it to be. I couldn't recommend them highly enough to really convey my gratitude and absolute happiness with how our wedding planning and the day of the event were handled. If you want to not worry about your event... pick Goldleaf!!Bridget2014 Bride
Excellent taste and professionalism. The event went exactly as hoped for.Catherine2014 Bride
Working with Chelsea was absolutely fantastic! There are so many decisions that go into a wedding and she and Gold Leaf Event helped make all of these so manageable. Every single vendor that she recommended was incredible-- the officiant was phenomenal, the rooms were beautifully decorated, the food was ridiculous delicious. The day itself went off without a hitch and everyone-- including my father and some family members who only dance once every fifteen years-- danced the night away.Mae2014 Bride
Kate, Chelsea and Claire were absolutely the most amazing wedding planners that I could have ever hoped to find for our destination wedding in Aspen at the lovey Sky Hotel. They thought of every detail imaginable and made our day the most special of our lives. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience with each of them. They are a fabulous team, and I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with them. Five Star all the way!!!!Amy2013 Bride
Chelsea made my dream wedding a reality. I cannot say enough about her professionalism, experience, and punctuality. When planning a wedding it is easy to get caught up in the pretty ribbons or this dress vs. that dress but Chelsea helped me stick to a timeline and on the day of she took care of the rest. I would recommend her and Gold Leaf Events to anyone who asks. My experience was simply the best. Thank you for your hard work!Wesley2013 Bride
Chelsea, Kate, and the whole team at Gold Leaf are just exceptional!! They were so helpful in getting us set up with some incredible vendors and walking us through the entire process. Having someone in Aspen to give us tips and suggestions was so valuable. The day-of was flawless and someone was always on hand to help out with whatever we needed. The GLE ladies are all super sweet and were willing to meet with us as much as possible just to make me feel at ease about the day. I'm a major perfectionist and serial planner so a little reassurance was perfect for me.Tiffany2013 Bride
Kate and Chelsea were such a pleasure to work with! They made our destination wedding in Aspen a complete success. Our guests have not stopped raving over how amazing this weekend was. If you're looking for a professional, energetic, and capable team, definitely do yourself a favor and at least meet with them. We could never have imagined that our wedding would turn out the way it did. Thanks ladies!Phyllis2013 Bride
I absolutely loved working with Kate on my wedding in Aspen. She went above and beyond to make sure it was an amazing event. And it truly turned out perfectly. She kept me on top of important dates and deadlines and made sure everything was organized. It was a complicated venue (at the top of Aspen Mountain – The Sundeck) and what could have been difficult for guests and us ended up being flawless. The best part is we didn’t lift a finger or stress about a single detail the whole event so we were actually able to enjoy it! Our families and friends still rave about it. When we learned that our DJ wasn’t quite what we had hoped for just two weeks before the event, Kate recommended a DJ who she knew well and got us a great deal. The new DJ turned out to be a huge hit and several friends have already asked us for his contact information! She knew what we wanted and he ended up being perfect for it. Kate was also just an absolute pleasure to work with. She is kind and caring and friendly and we really enjoyed her! She’s also hip and stylish and knows what works well together and has great recommendations and great taste.Erin2012 Bride
Since this was a destination wedding with guests from various countries, it was a perfect suggestion to hold it in Palm Beach, Florida. There was easy access to airports and the transportation Kate provided made it unnecessary for our guests to rent cars. Kate's suggestions for venues were spot on, as were the variety of activities all weekend. Everyone was made to feel welcome and like they were on a tropical island. From the casual meet and greet at Key Lime Restaurant to the black tie affair at the Ritz Carlton, we were treated to unforgettable experiences. The detail at the church, the rehearsal dinner, and the wedding reception were above and beyond our expectations. Our guests were entertained by flame twirlers while delighting in delicious hors d'oeurves and thirst quenching cocktails surrounded by the ocean, the pool and trellises of colorful flowers before being ushered into the most beautiful ballroom we had ever seen. We truly felt like we were in a palace. Kate's suggestion for a band was also perfect. The dance floor was packed all night long. The end of the evening desserts and delicacies hit the spot too. Kate thought of absolutely everything. We were truly guests at our own wedding. She handled all of the details and we relied on her for all of the choices we made. The linens, tables, flowers, etc. all exceeded our expectations. Our guests are still talking about our special weekend. I can't wait to see what she has in mind for my other daughters when they are getting married!Sheryl2010 Mother of Bride