About Lucky Penny Event Planning

Here at Lucky Penny Event Planning, I take a hands-on approach to piecing together your special event. Based in Crested Butte, Colorado, Lucky Penny is in the heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, surrounded by meadows of aspen trees and towering mountain peaks. A breathtaking setting for a wedding or event.

My amazing team and I will plan the details to convert your vision to reality by pairing quality event professionals with your budget, style, and personality. Lucky Penny Event Planning offers a range of event planning services to create an event that is truly and utterly you. The ultimate goal of Lucky Penny Event Planning is to alleviate the stress that can often accompany the event and wedding planning process. From managing hundreds of logistical details to phone calls to creating the day-of schedule, we have got you covered and leave no stone unturned.

Behind Lucky Penny is a team of devoted creatives who focus on making your milestone as remarkable as it deserves to be. We look forward to hearing from you.

About Ciera…

Ciera Freson

I’m addicted to homemade chai tea, stylish winter hats and can’t leave the house without chapstick, or my water bottle. I love life and believe in living each and every moment to it’s fullest! I live with my handsome husband, Eric, and our adorable dogs, Zero and Daisy, in a comfortable home that’s painted 31 different colors (it works, I promise) and is filled with local artwork and too many skis. The Gunnison and Crested Butte area is perfect for my passion of skiing and mountain biking.

I love creating relaxing environments where family and friends can unwind and enjoy themselves while creating lasting memories. That is how I approach event planning; it is my job and pleasure to manage the event details so you and your family and friends can relax, enjoy themselves and create lasting memories.

I started event planning when I was 6 years old, with a circus theme sleepover for my 7th birthday! My mom and I transformed the living room into a big top circus tent and planned every detail, from greeting my guests in full clown costume to circus themed games and a craft project my guests could take home. At that moment I was hooked on event planning.

People ask how I came to be the owner of such a fun, creative company and my answer is simple: I wanted to find a way to marry my customer service and event planning skills with my love for creative design. I soon realized I wasn’t going to find my dream job; I was going to have to create it, so I started Lucky Penny Event Planning.

If you are looking for an event planner that is creative with an extraordinary eye for detail, I can’t wait to meet you and hear all about you and your event vision!

About the Name Lucky Penny…

Whether it be business or personal, every name has a story and a special meaning. Lucky Penny Event Planning has both.

Personal meaning: My family has a tradition of placing a lucky penny in the bride’s shoe before she walks down the aisle. It comes from the saying “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

Business story: I have always picked up pennies from the ground. I had been contemplating starting an event planning company for a few months when I found a heads up penny in an airport. At that moment everything clicked and the name Lucky Penny Event Planning came to be.

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Lucky Penny May Just be the Best Event Planner for You If…

  • You describe your event as a party or celebration, and you’re going light on tradition and heavy on fun
  • You are not opposed to a unique location. Maybe an aspen grove, an observatory, a forest, a warehouse, or a science laboratory?
  • You appreciate details and design
  • You understand the value of a great photographer 
  • You want your guests to have a unique and well thought through experience
  • You want a planner to collaborate and share ideas with you, who will be just as pumped up about your wedding as you are


We are based in Crested Butte, Colorado, but we love to travel! Our weddings often take us on adventures all over the Western Slope and sometimes even outside of Colorado. We jump at the chance to conquer a new venue or town, whether it be an aspen grove, a hip observatory, a scenic overlook, a science lab or a private estate.

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Are we soulmates? If so, contact me or read Lucky Penny’s love notes and rave reviews from previous clients.