Riley Whitson Photography
From your initial inquiry to the day of your event, we are going to provide professional and trustworthy service with a smile. We are constantly inspired by our clients and the beauty that surrounds us, so it is our mission to to help you plan an event that focuses on what Colorado has to offer. We swoon over romantic ceremonies, live for a corny toast and can't wait for your dance party. We look forward to working with you! We have planned over 200 weddings throughout Colorado and beyond since opening our doors. Jillian Jensen Events celebrates all love stories. We are inclusive, value diversity, and are committed to ensuring that all couples feel supported during the wedding planning process.
Jillian Jensen Events is a proud winner of the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Best of Weddings award from theKnot which places us in the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.
My entire professional career has been centered around planning and coordinating special events for anywhere from 30 people to over 4,000. I started Jillian Jensen Events in 2014 and have coordinated close to 150 weddings and countless other special events since then. Prior to becoming a small business owner, I was the Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Colorado Boulder where I spearheaded countless recruitment events for the university.
Weddings hold a special place in my heart because I love helping my clients, who are almost always first-time event planners themselves, navigate the process of planning an event. In addition to weddings, I still contract with the University of Colorado Boulder in the Leeds School of Business where I plan recruitment events for prospective students.
In the whirlwind of 2020, when the events industry faced unprecedented challenges, I pivoted and founded Jillian Jensen Creative. This venture, now a vibrant aspect of my business, allows me to channel my love for hands-on creativity. From unique minimalist art pieces to personalized wedding decor and specialty gifts, I pour my soul into every creation. This is a fun addition that I can offer to any of my wedding clients!
Originally hailing from Connecticut, I've found my heart in Colorado for over a decade. I currently live in Erie, Colorado with my husband, two kids, and our pup Otto. You can always get a conversation started with me by talking about your dinking strategy in pickleball, the beauty of a Schiopettino wine (I recently passed the WSET level 2 exam and plan to do more!), or the best TV show you just watched on Netflix.
LEAD WEDDING COORDINATOR
I have lived in Colorado for about 16 years and I’ve moved from Boulder to Denver and everywhere in between for my career, undergrad, and grad school. I haven’t found a spot here I don’t adore! In the early parts of my career, I fell in love with events. I love the detail and personalization weddings bring to the event space, and I love helping couples bring their dream wedding to life is such a special thing to be a part of. I haven’t met a wedding that didn’t bring tears to my eyes! Outside of weddings I love a good evening Orangetheory class, dragging my husband to country concerts around the state, and I’m obsessed with doing anything that allows me to bring my French Bulldog, Wilbur, with me. So look out for us at the dog park, on the trails, or at a brewery!
I am a Colorado native who enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures. I went to Oregon for undergrad, Nebraska for grad school, and returned back to Colorado to work and be near family again. I met Jillian in 2021, when she helped coordinate my sister’s wedding. The following summer, I applied to be a wedding assistant! I thoroughly enjoy helping bring each couple’s vision to life at their wedding. Every wedding has its own unique theme and ambiance that is a joy to experience.In addition to being a wedding assistant, I work as an Audiologist in Lafayette, CO. Outside of weddings and Audiology, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to coffee shops, reading a variety of books, and catching up on my favorite TV shows.
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