Michelle Wagner (Lead Curator & Stylist) comes to Calluna Events from Texas, where she spent years creating non-profit events. She has worked on a variety of different fundraising events throughout her career. Her expertise in creating a memorable evening for donors while keeping costs below budget is why she has been so successful. With over 10 years of experience in non profit events, Michelle decided to expand her event knowledge and become a trained wedding planner through the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners. She continued to work in the non profit field, but used her unique understanding of creating big events on a budget and began planning weddings independently. After a move to Colorado, Michelle was thrilled to join the Calluna Events team and continue to plan weddings and grow her event coordinating experience
What is your favorite part of the wedding day?
My favorite part of every wedding is watching the Groom as the Bride walks down the aisle. It is a magical moment and he thinks no one is watching. I started this year’s ago as a kid because I wasn’t tall enough to always see the Bride. So I would just stand in the aisle and watch the Groom. They try to play it cool but are so overwhelmed with emotion. They even let out a tear or two :)
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
Even though I may look like a girly girl, I love sports and am a bit of a tomboy. I am a rabid Green Bay Packers fan, and love going to Rockies games. I also like to shoot skeet and ride four-wheelers whenever I can get the chance! But trust me when it comes to being pampered and over the top girly I am right there!
What wedding trends are you loving this season?
The only trend that I find truly important is that of making it our own. Nothing brings me more joy as a planner than working with a couple and seeing their personalities come through in every detail on the wedding day. Guests should feel like they are getting a look at who you are as a couple.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My adorable puppy – Addi!
What is your favorite thing to do?
Dance! I love a good random dance party. I am that person who rocks out in her car and will always be the first one on the dance floor.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
Croatia – The people and culture are one of a kind. It is a beautiful place with magnificent beaches. When I travel I immerse myself in the lifestyle and the food, energy and landscape here make it a place I hope to return.