About Us

Debbie Orwat

Founder Debbie web

I started Save the Date Events in 2005 after becoming certified as a planner, working with other event planners and getting involved in the local events industry. One of the biggest reasons that we have built an incredible reputation at Save the Date Events is because we care so much. We care deeply about our clients and will do whatever it takes to create the event they have been dreaming of.

A note from Debbie

I have been privileged to design weddings and special events at some of the most beautiful locations in Colorado. It is truly an honor to share this incredible time of celebration with our clients. I am passionate about events AND about Colorado. I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I spend my free weekends visiting different mountain towns to hike, ski, climb and explore the local restaurants. I’m always scouting new wedding and event locations and take time every month to tour venues so that we have the latest knowledge of Colorado venues, hotels, ranches, and private homes. When I’m not working on events, hiking a mountain, or skiing, I love to read, travel, play with my pup, hang out with my sidekick (i.e. my 7 year old daughter) and spend as much time as possible with my wonderful husband.

I tend to develop close relationships with my clients and have been known to shed a happy tear or two on the wedding day. I am always smiling ear-to-ear when a child walks into his or her birthday party that we helped plan and design. We all strive to go the extra mile to ensure your experience with Save the Date Events surpasses your expectations and dreams. Sure we spend a lot of time on design files, spreadsheets, vendors and production schedules but we are a friend, guide, and confidante first.






Debbie’s Top Ten

Favorite Flower: Peonies and Ranunculus
Favorite City: Steamboat, Crested Butte, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breck…hard to choose just one!
Favorite Blog: Hostess with the Mostess
Current Obsession: Cooking
Dream Vacation: A road trip to all of the National Parks in the US and Canada
Starbucks Order: Iced chai
Favorite Wedding Trend: Slow motion video booths
Can’t Live Without: Family, my best friends, and books
Favorite Hobby: Skiing in the winter, paddleboarding in the summer

Amber Fairbanks

Event Designer :: Dream CreatorAmber Web

Amber previously coordinated weddings on her own and also worked as venue coordinator and event assistant at a prominent Colorado mountain venue. With many weddings under her belt and a great sense of event design, Amber has established herself as a premier wedding planner and designer at Save the Date Events. Her professionalism, attention to detail, style and warm personality are a true asset for her clients.

A note from Amber

I stand out as a planner because my job is more than a job to me…it’s my passion. My goal is always to deliver events that are fun, remarkable, and most importantly, completely personal for my clients. I feel lucky everyday to be able to throw my energy, creativity, expertise, and passion for design behind making sure that their story is told with every detail. And even though I fantasize about the world of weddings and events at nearly every waking moment, I admit to a few other loves in my life: food and wine; art and music; family and my cats; traveling and playing – all of which give me a joy in life that I’m proud to play out in this wonderful state of Colorado. I love being a part of this fabulous company and this amazing team. I can’t wait to meet the next special couple that wants help in planning their very special event.






Amber’s Top Ten

Favorite Flower: Peonies and Poppies
Favorite City: Aix en Provence in southern France. A close second: NYC & Paris
Favorite Blog: Smitten Kitchen and Style Me Pretty
Current Obsession: Interior design — I blame Pintrest!
Dream Vacation: A month or so exploring Europe
Favorite Dessert: Ice cream
Starbucks Order: Tall nonfat chai with a petite vanilla bean scone
Favorite Wedding Trend: Daring brides
Can’t Live Without: My husband. He even beats out dark chocolate!
Favorite Hobby: Cooking

Susan Morath

Owner :: Chief Visionary Officer 8732986_orig

A note from Susan

I took over the helm of Save The Date! Events in October of 2015, and I am ecstatic about this company! Now in our 11th year, we have consistently been rated as one of the top wedding and event planning companies for the Colorado Front Range, as well as the mountain communities. We have achieved this not simply by planning parties that are a lot of fun, but by having an extraordinary passion for the work we do, a commitment to excellence, and an unsurpassed creativity and vision in our design. We succeed in creating exceptional events because our focus is not on following the trendy, but letting the personality of the guest of honor or company always be our guide. I look forward to continuing and growing this tradition in the coming months and years!

At little about me…

I am a Colorado native and have spent most of my life on the Colorado Front Range, but with considerable time in Europe and on the East Coast. I grew up a stone’s throw from the iconic five star Broadmoor Hotel and Resort in Colorado Springs, and my family literally celebrated almost every significant event there. But it wasn’t all about glamour. We also played by the lake and fed the ducks, skated at the long gone arena, and watched rodeos from the now-vanished stadium, all in the shadow of Pikes Peak. I don’t know if it was because of this unusual and magical influence, or my family’s strong artistic background, but from the time I was small I have been captivated by the creation of what I call the “magic of dynamic atmosphere” – from the tiniest vignette, to the grandest backdrop. Even my dollhouses were emblematic – festooned with handmade linens and drapes, and graced with candelabra and Louis XIV chairs, with pretend windows looking out on snow-capped peaks!

Practicalities took over and I became trained in the law and running a business. But I have always continued my study of art and design, as well as creative movement and costuming. I have many years’ experience planning and designing events for my businesses, for charity, and of course, friends and family. I am positively bursting with ideas to help you make your own dreams and visions come true!

Susan’s Top Ten

Favorite Flower: Iris, Rose
Favorite City: London, Boston, Denver
Favorite Blog: Style Me Pretty
Current Obsession: Ballet
Dream Vacation: The Galapagos Islands
Favorite Dessert: Good old fashioned chocolate cake
Starbucks Order: Iced coffee, black, one shot of vanilla
Favorite Wedding Trend: Not following a wedding trend
Can’t Live Without: My daughters and at least one furry critter around the house
Favorite Hobby: Painting; dance

Gabriella Greenleaf

Event Designer :: Dream CreatorGabby Web

Gabby started her own wedding and event planning company in Austin, Texas a year after graduating from Texas State University, where she got her degree in fashion and apparel merchandising. She moved to Denver shortly afterward, met Debbie soon after and began her career at Save the Date Events in 2007. Gabby loves to follow fashion trends and especially enjoys Bridal Fashion Week each year showcasing all of the new gowns and accessories. An experienced wedding and event planner, Gabby is easy to work with, warm, enthusiastic, and very organized – the better to keep you and your event organized and running smoothly!

A note from Gabby

I fell into the wedding industry when I was interning at Texas Weddings Magazine, organizing both bridal fashion shows and assisting with advertisement and marketing for the magazine. I had no idea how much I would grow to love weddings: they are an important life event joining two people and two families together, and are a whirlwind mixture of joy, love, and happiness (and a little bit of stress, but that’s what I’m here to help with!). I have been in the industry long enough to see trends come and go, to experience new and exciting tools to help our brides (Etsy! I can’t tell you how much I love Etsy!), and to know and understand the exhilaration that comes from a beautifully-planned wedding.

In December 2012, I had a little boy named Hudson, who we couldn’t possibly dote on any more than we already do. My husband and I love spending time with our bundle of joy and with our other beloved, four-legged family member Murphy, a golden-lab mix. We also spend a lot of time acting as hosts to the constant stream of visitors from Austin (where our families mostly still live) – they can’t seem to get enough of this beautiful state!

Gabby’s Top Ten

Flower: Peonies, Cabbage Roses, Garden Roses – full blooms and luscious scents!
Favorite City: My hometown, Austin
Favorite Blog: Style Me Pretty (and my secret obsession, Perez Hilton)
Current Obsession: Anything baby!
Dream Vacation: White sands and turquoise waters
Favorite Dessert: Traditional Texas sheet cake
Starbucks Order: Venti Earl Grey Tea Latte
Favorite Wedding Trend: Two gowns – one for ceremony, one for reception!
Can’t Live Without: My family, including my dog Murphy!
Favorite Hobby: Reading

Special thanks to Amy Michelle Photography for our fabulous photos on this page!

Thank you to the wonderful photographers who have provided images for this website from events we worked on together: Revert ImagingStudio JKAutumn BurkePaige ElizabethLola Elise Photography