Client Love

We highly recommend Lucky Penny for your event.

My wife and I were so lucky to run into someone at the Crested Butte farmers market that made the suggestion to have Ciera (Lucky Penny) be our wedding planner. Her and her assistant did an amazing job of helping us plan for the event and ensure everything went smooth. We highly recommend Lucky Penny for your event.

Chad Calhoun, July 2017
Groom

Thanks to her our day turned out perfect, and we couldn't have done it without her!

Client Love

Ciera was such a lifesaver while planning our wedding. We live in a different state, and she kept everything on track and helped me so much throughout the whole process. She is great at what she does and has recommendations or advice on everything. She did a fantastic job setting up the day of, taking care of anything we needed, and communicating and creating a game plan with all the vendors. Thanks to her our day turned out perfect, and we couldn't have done it without her!

Taylor, July 2017
Bride

Ciera and Lucky Penny Event Planning was such a blessing for my husband and I while trying to plan our wedding!

Client Love

Ciera and Lucky Penny Event Planning was such a blessing for my husband and I while trying to plan our wedding! We hired her for the day of our wedding but throughout our year+ long engagement she helped us so much when trying to plan and figure everything out. Not only did she truly help us, my family, and our bridal party during the rehearsal dinner when preparing for the ceremony and how it would break down. During the day of, Ciera completely made my wedding vision come true with the set up of our venue. She was also so sweet and on top of EVERYTHING and would provide my husband with snacks and beverages when we were so busy taking photos. She even ran to the nearest store and bought us more cups when we ran out!! Ciera was truly a priceless asset when it came to executing our wedding day and took SO much stress off of us. We could not be any more thankful for you, your hard work, and your professionalism!

Meagan, June 2017
Bride

Knowledge, flexibility, friendliness, attention to detail, and preparedness made it worth every (Lucky) Penny.

Ciera and her staff did an AMAZING job executing our dream wedding. We were originally on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator and we are so glad that we did. Knowledge, flexibility, friendliness, attention to detail, and preparedness made it worth every (Lucky) Penny. From wardrobe malfunctions to herding rogue guests, advice while waiting to walk the aisle to setting up and taking down a beautiful day - they nailed it.

Jessica Laramie, June 2017
Bride

She completely put our minds at ease so we could just enjoy our day...

If we could give 10 stars we would! Ciera was amazing. She was kind and knowledgeable and completely put our minds at ease so we could just enjoy our day. She knew what we wanted and made sure the day was exactly as planned. We joke that it's too bad we will never have another wedding to plan, because we would use her again!

Katie & Matt, June 2017
Bride & Groom

I would recommend her a million times over!

Wedding Sparkler Exit

Ciera and Lucky Penny Events made our engagement and wedding absolutely fantastic! She knew our style so well and was able to suggest the best people, then help them style our venues fabulously! She knew exactly what we wanted and if someone else wasn't getting it, she knew how to communicate to them what we wanted! I would recommend her a million times over! 🙂

Shelby, January 2017
Bride

We live in Oklahoma and she made it feel like we were planning a wedding just down the street...

Client Love

Absolutely incredible service, personality, and quality!!! She helped make our wedding exactly what we hoped it could be. From the moment we began working with Ciera she helped us navigate changing plans, coordinating vendors, and even picking me up spanx on my wedding day. We live in Oklahoma and she made it feel like we were planning a wedding just down the street, when really it was in small town Colorado. She will give you piece of mind and be one of the best investments you can make in your wedding budget. She has ranges of options for every budget and makes planning extremely doable. If I could give her 10 or 100 stars I would. She made our day truly magical.

Claire, Ocotber 2016
Bride

From the first Skype call I knew she would be perfect...

Client Love

This summer my fiancé and I got engaged and knew we wanted to get married in Crested Butte (this is where we have spent many vacations and have many memories together), but we live in Houston, TX. Naturally, my initial reaction was overwhelmed with how I would plan this event from so far away. We found Ciera Freson with Lucky Penny and from the first Skype/ phone call meeting I knew she would be perfect. Ciera is organized, detailed, and very responsive. I was provided with an online planner that allowed Ciera and myself to have full access to guests lists/ RSVPs, checklists, inspiration boards, vendor details, etc. This was a huge help to keep me on track and organized as well as in constant contact with Ciera. She was also with me at all in person vendor meetings, taking notes, thinking of budgets, etc. I had many questions along the way and I always heard back quickly from Ciera along the way. Not only did Ciera provide me with tools to utilize while planning, but she was able to see my vision for the wedding. My ceremony and reception was everything I wanted. She was professional, but relaxed and fun! On the day of my wedding I did not have to worry about anything as I knew it was taken care of. I was also impressed with the amount of vendor relationships she had in the area. It was obvious that Ciera is very reputable, which was a huge help since I was planning from Houston and was not always able to meet my vendors in person. I would more than recommend Ciera with Luck Penny for any event/wedding planning need. She was wonderful in making my special day everything I ever dreamed it would be!

Danielle, October 2016
Bride

She is incredibly organized, thoughtful, and calm...

Client Love

I loved working with Ciera and Lucky Penny Event Planning. Ciera was our "day-of coordinator" for our wedding in September, and she did an amazing job. Our wedding went so smoothly, and we only have Ciera to thank. She is incredibly organized, thoughtful, and calm. She goes above and beyond. All of our guests liked interacting with her. I highly recommend working with Ciera.

Tran Udall, September 2016
Bride

Ciera was the most crucial component to us enjoying our time with friends and family...

Client Love

Ciera with Lucky Penny Event Planning is an absolute must for any event you have coming up! She nailed our wedding at the Town Ranch Event Center in Crested Butte to the tee – and made it the most special and memorable day that we could possibly ask for. From our very first meeting, we felt like old friends. Over the months of planning, Ciera guided us along the many thousand choices of vendors and details for a wedding, all while working within our tight budget. Her recommendations were spot on and we loved every single one of our vendors. She knew the right moments to step in to help us come to a decision, and when to just let our ideas simmer. In the days leading up the weekend and actual day of the wedding, we discovered what a workhorse she was! She perfected every detail tirelessly and tackled unforeseen circumstances (four straight days of pouring rain leading up to the outdoor wedding) like a pro! You would have thought she knew that was coming all along. She even added last minute aesthetic touches for our ceremony and reception that pulled the whole look together. She is so creative and talented, and definitely has an discerning eye for creating extraordinary designs! Ciera was the most crucial component to us enjoying our time with friends and family. We had over 150 people fly in from all over the country for our wedding, and Ciera coordinated all the day-of set-up, timing of the events and ensuring all the elements of the wedding end up in the right place at the right time. Without us worrying over anything, she pulled together this magnificent event, and left us to enjoy the whole event effortlessly. Our family and friends independently remarked at what wonderful job she did and how seamless and magical the wedding and festivities unfolded. Ciera is really someone who “goes the extra mile” in everything she does and holds a high standard of perfection. We sincerely enjoyed working with her and would recommend her a hundred times over to everyone we know. She exudes professionalism, grace, style and humor in her event planning and we’re so grateful to have found her!

McKenzie, August 2016
Bride

I cannot thank Ciera and the Lucky Penny staff enough for making our day so easy, enjoyable and perfect!

Client Love

Ciera and Lucky Penny Event Planning did an amazing job with our wedding this past weekend! We hired her as a day of planner, but she was so much more! Her vendor recommendations were spot on and she assisted through the whole process to make sure everyone was on task and everything was taken care of for our wedding day. We were planning our CO wedding from TX so this was HUGE for us to stay organized and make sure our vendors were on the same page as us.

We also consulted with Ciera regarding our décor and layout. She has an eye for detail and gave our wedding such a special, unique touch.  Everything was breathtaking and I can’t tell you how many compliments we received from our guests regarding how beautiful the reception was.

The day of our wedding went completely perfect! We lucked out with the weather, but even if it had rained Ciera had back up plans ready for us.  I can not thank Ciera and the Lucky Penny staff enough for making our day so easy, enjoyable and perfect!

-Kyrsten & Rick

Kyrsten & Rick, August 2016
Bride & Groom

She made our wedding day go seamless...

Client Love

Wow - what can we say. Ciera and Lucky Penny Event Planning was amazing. She made our wedding day go seamless, and went above and beyond. We heard nothing but compliments about her services from our guests. She is truly amazing and was one of the best things we spent money on. We'd recommend her for any event big or small. Our Wedding Day was perfect and we could not have done it without her help.

Mary Matthews, August 2016
Bride

I feel like my day turned out exactly how I pictured it!

Client Love

Ciera is such an amazing person! It was really nice to have someone to help with last minute details. It was really helpful to have someone there the day of to make sure the day was running smoothly and getting everything set up. My favorite part about the process was walking into the venue and seeing my vision come to life. People say to never expect the day to turn out how you picture it in your head but I feel like my day turned out exactly how I pictured it! I couldn't be happier on how the day turned out! Thank you Lucky Penny Event Planning for helping with our best day ever!

Logann, July 2016
Bride

She is incredibly upbeat, easy to work with and makes whatever you want happen...

Client Love

Ciera was there from day one finding the perfect photographers, personal chef and officiant for our elopement. She helped us find a stunning ceremony site in front of a waterfall and even lent me her Bogg shoes so I could cross the creek without getting soaked! Our intimate dinner was especially romantic due to Ciera's knack for styling. She is incredibly upbeat, easy to work with and makes whatever you want happen.

Kristin, July 2016
Bride

She thought of every detail...

Client Love

Ciera is INCREDIBLE. She thought of every detail, was thorough, and was so sweet throughout the process. I truly believe there is no one better in the Gunnison Valley to plan your wedding.

Kaitie Vader, June 2016
Bride

You will appreciate the expert level of organization and attention to detail she brings...

Wedding photos

My wife and I had Ciera plan our wedding in Mt. Crested Butte summer of 2015. After purchasing an engagement ring, I had no idea the level of planning and detail that was required to put on such an event. Ciera did a fantastic job in the weeks and months leading up to the date and our wedding day went without a hitch. When you choose to work with Ciera you will appreciate the expert level of organization and attention to detail she brings to any event, she is a true professional.

Brian, August 2015
Groom

Ciera was invaluable to us both on the day of as well as the weeks preceding the wedding.

Client Love

Ciera was wonderful! She is extremely organized and easy to communicate with. We had a wedding with 150 people spread over two different locations with difficult travel directions between the two locations. Ciera was invaluable to us both on the day of as well as the weeks preceding the wedding.

Ciera was very helpful with planning on the weeks leading up to the wedding. She was in constant contact with all of our venders and had all of the details figured out well in advance. Her experience showed daily as she was able to predict and plan for every aspect of the wedding well ahead of time. She did a great job of keeping us on track without coming off as "nagging". Her pre wedding timeline was spot on and extremely helpful.

Ciera was also very helpful on the day of the event. Her calm yet authoritative demeanor served us well when there was crowd management that needed doing. She was always one step ahead of us and would have the next aspect of our event ready well in advance. She was able to smooth over small problems that came up on the day of without our help, therefor freeing us up to enjoy our event. In short she was perfect.

I would absolutely recommend Ciera to anyone planning an event in the Gunnison area. She was a big part of the reason that our wedding was so perfect. Yeah Lucky Penny!

Clay, September 2015
Groom

Exceeded my expectations...

Client Love

Lucky Penny Event Planning played a huge part in our wedding from start to finish. Ciera was thorough, detailed, and creatively executed our dream wedding in Crested Butte. My husband and I were living in a different part of Colorado for the majority of the time that we were engaged, and it was so helpful to have Ciera hook us up with talented local vendors that were with in our price range. Not only did she save us a ton of money, she provided a service that is beyond priceless in the weeks and days building up to your wedding: her services allowed me to relax and enjoy the process instead of getting stressed over the details. She also built upon my vision for decor and created stunning centerpieces, floral arrangements, and an altar setup that exceeded my expectations. I am happy to say that I would not have changed a thing about our wedding day, and I owe a lot of that to Lucky Penny Event Planning!

Lauren, August 2015
Bride

Such an amazing job from the very first phone call, to the night of the reception...

Client Love

Ciera did such an amazing job from the very first phone call (and unexpected package) to the night of the reception. Her "to-do" list was great and helped me stay on task and feel like I knew what I was doing in planning the largest party of my life. She was always a phone call or email away to answer any questions I had and that was a great security. On the wedding day....what didn't she do? She was there first thing in the morning to guide the groom and groomsmen to get their part of set up done, help myself and all of the bridesmaids decorate, cue us as to when we had to leave for our hair appointments and finished the decorating when I was "kicked out" so I could enjoy the day. It was so great having her there because the decorating literally would not have gotten done without her. I should note that there was a pretty strong storm that rolled through the afternoon of our outdoor wedding, which would leave any bride nervous and close to tears. She was was outstanding in contacting me, letting me know it would all work out and discussing with me the back up plan if it was still raining. Luckily it stopped raining, she made a few quick fixes that the rain and wind caused, and all went well - we got married! She did so many things to keep the ceremony going smooth - like cuing people when to walk down the aisle and playing music - plus so many other things that I cant even remember. After that, she was behind the scenes, got everything done (even lighting the 150+ candles on the tables). She really did so much work that any bride would be crazy to do alone!

Hillary, July 2015
Bride

I didn't have to worry about a thing...

Crested Butte Mountain Wedding

Ciera was truly wonderful! I was struggling to find the appropriate vendors for our mountain wedding and Ciera rescued me. She helped me select vendors that were available in my price range and think outside the box to keep things in budget. The day of coordination was also amazing; I didn't have to worry about a thing even on a tight morning ceremony schedule. Even the guests were complimentary of Ciera's professionalism, organization and pleasantness. I couldn't have asked for a better day and Ciera really made that happen.

Brandi, July 2015
Bride

Made our day stress free

Client Love

Ciera planned our wedding and did a wonderful job. She was professional and followed through after each of our planning sessions. She went above and beyond to get us the best deals from vendors that she could, saving us a lot of money. She had experience and insight that made our day stress free. I felt like on our wedding day I was carefree and able to relax and enjoy my wedding because I knew she would take care of all of the details. She was excellent!

Joanie Grant, June 2015
Bride

Professional, personal, and detailed! Top notch!

Client Love

Professional, personal, and detailed! Top notch! We used Lucky Penny for our wedding which took place at the IBar Ranch in Gunnison, CO. From the start, Ciera was incredibly helpful, offering insights and tips that made our special day run incredibly smoothly. She has many connections throughout town and good local knowledge, which made wedding planning very easy. Going into the ceremony, we were confident that every detail was taken care of, which allowed us to fully enjoy the experience at hand. I enthusiastically recommend Ciera and Lucky Penny for any event planning and coordination needs!! (Thanks for all that you did, Ciera!)

Garrison Garcia, June 2015
Groom

Corporate Luncheon

Ciera, thanks for all of your help with the Walnut Creek luncheon! You helped to keep me calm and focused - and I really appreciate that!

Lisa Hanson, October 2014
University Representative

With the Help of Ciera, Our Wedding Was an Absolute Dream Come True

Client Love

My husband and I were married on August 9, 2014. With the help of Ciera, our wedding was an absolute dream come true. I personally believe that her biggest contribution was her overall demeanor. She was cool, calm and collected throughout the entire evening; nothing seemed to stress her out. Her attention to detail blew me away as well. Our centerpieces and the arbor we were married under not only met our expectations but exceeded them! She knew what our vision was and made it even better. After the ceremony she directed Steve and I to our table where she had hot plates of food and cold beverages waiting for us. No matter how smooth a wedding is going, it is stressful (especially for the bride) but Ciera somehow seemed to calm any situation and if something needed to get done she was all over it. The only thing I would change would have been to get her involved earlier. If you need help, call Ciera. You WILL NOT be disappointed!

Megan & Steve Blom, August 2014
Bride & Groom

Ciera Is Very Creative and Organized

Ciera was absolutely amazing! She stayed calm, happy and very helpful throughout the entire event; she was a total life saver!! Ciera is also very creative and organized, I don't think there's anything she can't do.

Chaurise Brost, August 2014
Mother of the Bride