Here at Lucky Penny Event Planning, we 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.

Lucky Penny’s team 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.

National Lucky Penny Day
Ice Cream Breaks Taken Each Summer
Miles Driven in 4-wheel Drive Each Summer
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About the Lucky Penny Name

Ciera’s family has a tradition of placing a 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.” Ciera’s great-grandmother was given a 1917 penny on her wedding day and that exact penny has since been passed down to her grandmother, mother and then her on each of their wedding day.

The Team

Crested Butte wedding planning and event rentals

Our Planning Team


Ciera Glenn

Owner and Lead Creative Producer

The spelling is creative but it’s pronounced just like Sierra. Lucky Penny was created in late 2014 and is really the culmination of Ciera’s creative and entrepreneurial spirits melding into one. Originally a Washingtonian, Ciera found herself in Gunnison after solely selecting a college to ski race NCAA for. It’s not uncommon for her boxer dog, Creed, to tag along on venues and site inspections. Ciera loves adventuring in hiking boots, ski boots, or bike shoes.


Kaitlyn Cole wedding planner

Lead Producer

Born and raised in Colorado, Kaitlyn enjoys skiing, hiking, and taking dips in high alpine lakes. Kaitlyn is excited to be on the Lucky Penny team and bring her love of meticulous planning and small details to all the planning details. Having the opportunity to be social and celebrate joyous occasions makes wedding planning an absolute dream job!


Assistant Planner

A local to the Gunnison Valley Lily joins us in the summer while college school is out of session. In addition to her role at Lucky Penny, she is passionate about dance. Lily thrives working with people and exercising her creativity in any outlet possible so working in this industry is a dream come true.


Assistant Planner

Taylor grew up in Boulder and ski racing at Winter Park, Colorado. She found herself ski racing NCAA for the University of New Mexico before heading off to PT school. She currently works at a local Physical Therapy clinic while balancing her creative passion on wedding days.



Assistant Planner

Leadville, born and raised Caroline is a sucker for anything purple, metallics, and dance parties. She loves to celebrate every event, big or small. Aside from events, Caroline is passionate about traveling to warm places and trail running.

Our Rental Ninjas


Lead Rental Ninja

Denver born and raised while sneaking away to the Western slope as a child to adventure! Ouray is a sucker for snowmobile adventures and epic ski lines.



Rental Ninja

Hayley found herself in Gunnison after searching for a college close to skiing rock climbing and river adventures. She is passionate about health & wellness, and traveling.


JD Brantingham

Rental Ninja

JD, it’s short for nothing – that’s his name. A Colorado native enjoys eating ice cream right out of the tub and is passionate about skiing. He thrives on iced coffee and sleeping in.


Jackson Farraro

Rental Ninja

From just over the mountains, in Aspen, Jackson can often be found on his dirt bike and enjoys continuing to live the small mountain town lifestyle.



Camden Mullins

Rental Ninja

Camden grew up in Boise, Idaho, and was looking for a place a bit cooler, where she could study engineering while balancing her passion for skiing and mountain biking.

It would be a pleasure to get to know you too.