2015 is a big year for Save the Date Events, we are celebrating 10 years in the Colorado Events Industry. As many of you know, Debbie doesn’t often brag about herself, so we ( Brynn, Amber and Gabby) decided to do it for her! Over the past ten years, Debbie has achieved many goals that most entrepreneurs hope to achieve in a lifetime: She has flawlessly executed hundreds of weddings in her career. She has built a strong team that embodies her vision of professionalism, creativity and design excellence.
Debbie has transformed her work from her first years in business, when floating candles and daisies were all the rage, to a highly sought after Design Company that is now setting trends in the industry. While building Save the Date into the successful brand that it is today, she also launched Planner’s Lounge, a nationwide resource for planners, and StudioWed a local resource for event professionals. We are proud to say that we knew Debbie back then and are honored to work with her now.
Now for a look back at our team from the past 5 years.
When I first met Debbie, it was in a Starbucks at Barnes & Noble. Now, every time I return to that location, I think of how grateful I am to the hands of fate for connecting us. Back then, Debbie was a strong and ambitious new business owner, and I had just left my hometown and was striking out on my own. I marveled at her incredible talent, and knew immediately that she was someone I wanted to work with. Since that time, Debbie has continued to impress her colleagues, her friends, and her competitors with her creativity and skill. She has the intrinsic ability to mentor, and has provided guidance to many individuals in our industry.
Debbie is one of the best leaders I have had the honor of knowing – patient, flexible, kind, and supportive are just some of the words that come to mind when describing Deb. Not only am I lucky to have known Debbie for almost a decade, but I have personally and professionally grown from our relationship and I will be forever grateful. I am so excited to be collaborating with the strongest professional team I have ever worked with and am thankful to Debbie for bringing us all together. Cheers to Debbie and Save the Date Events for reaching TEN SUCCESSFUL YEARS, and to bringing many more clients’ dreams come to life!
~ Gabby Greenleaf
I first worked with Debbie as a vendor with a catering company. I had the pleasure of working with many different industry professionals and when I started working with Save the Date Events I was impressed with the level of creativity Debbie and Gabby put into every event. I was immediately attracted to how she seemed to empower Gabby to be the guiding force for her events but not necessarily manage her work. I knew that I loved working with her as apart of her vendor team on wedding days and never dreamed I could be part of the Save the Date Team. After leaving my past job I reached out to Debbie and from the very first meeting I knew that this was where I was supposed to be. We connected on many business ideas and I knew that I would learn a tremendous amount from Debbie.
Since joining the team I have seen Debbie’s leadership style first hand. She is always there to lend a helping hand, a great ear when you need advise, and is an amazing person to bounce ideas off of,.She has a keen sense for recognizing peoples strengths and encouraging them to grow both personally and professional . She has enabled me to be the confident planner that I am today. It has been a crazy five years full of laughter, learning and fabulous events! I am forever grateful that she gave me the chance to play a small role in the Save the Date story.
I was inspired by Debbie’s vision for Save the Date Events the moment I stumbled upon her website. And I remember thinking, the first day I met her at a coffee shop in Denver, that she was just as inspirational and creative in person.
I knew then that she was someone special, and I wanted to be a part of what she was doing.
In the 5 years since that day, she has proven to be just that and more. Her sweet, supportive personality has given me the encouragement and confidence to do what I love. I can never thank her enough for that.
I couldn’t be more proud of Debbie, our team, and the company she has built over the last 10 years. Cheers to our fearless leader!
Thanks for the memories Debbie and Congratulations on 10 fabulous years!