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It is with great excitement that we introduce you to the newest member of the Calluna Events team. We met and worked with Kaylee in her last event planning position at a Denver venue.  Kaylee has a passion for the event industry, is a talented photographer, has a creative and stylish eye, as well as a background in marketing & design, all assets that make for a great event planner!  We are thrilled to add Kaylee to our expanding team and look forward to incredible things to come! Keep reading to learn more!

Kaylee Maresh came to Calluna Events with an extensive background in the Event, Marketing and Design industry. A native of South Dakota, her love for the wedding industry first blossomed when she interned for Jenna Walker and Katie Thurmes of Jenna Walker Photographers. In an effort to satisfy her love for events, she later took on a position with a Denver-based Event Production company and assisted with events such as the Park City Food & Wine Classic, Steamboat Wine Festival, and the Taste of Fort Collins.  After graduating from South Dakota State University, she moved to Denver and continued in the festival world and then transitioned in the venue world.

What wedding trends are you loving?

I’m a huge fan of incorporating elements into the day that help narrate the Bride and Groom’s story. It’s all in the details!  Did you first flirt over burgers and fries at the neighborhood pub? Add some gourmet sliders and frites to your cocktail hour menu.  It’s a subtle way to share a sweet love tale. 

I also love how more brides are opting for the long, family style tables.  They provide an intimate, cozy atmosphere that allows guests to get together as if they were having dinner with their closets friends.  

What do you do in your spare time?

I’m a creative person by nature so I look for things that entertain that side of me. I’m a blogger, a photographer, and a foodie.  I am a cofounder and contributor of The Collaboration Blog – a lifestyle blog that details the musings of four friends with a love for adventure, celebrations, and style.

What’s next on your bucket list?

This may sound a little crazy, but I plan on swimming with sharks.  They terrify me! My girlfriends and I plan a bucket list trip for each other’s birthday each year. Two years ago we bungee jumped in LA. Last year we stayed in a treehouse in Seattle (Treehouse Masters, anyone?).  This year, it’s my turn –  so shark diving here we come.  I’m all about testing my personal limits.  

What advice do you have for someone interested in getting into the event industry?

I encourage those interested in the  industry to take on an internship.  It’s a lot of hard work, and an internship is a good way to test your abilities and drive for the industry.  Also, be kind to everyone you meet.  The event industry is a very small world, and you can really make strides by the relationships you develop. I met Heather when I was working at a venue in Denver and I couldn’t be more grateful for the relationship.

Keep up with Kaylee on her Instagram!

 Read about Kaylee here on our staff page!

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