We’re so excited to welcome Jenna Leigh Frum to the Calluna Events team as our newest Event Planner + Marketing Specialist!
Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Jenna graduated from UCLA with a degree in Communications and Entrepreneurship and launched her career in finance as a marketing specialist for a wealth management group in Los Angeles. She fell in love with the events industry after her sister’s wedding in Santa Barbara and quickly found her calling when she landed a job as an event coordinator at Annie Campbell, a full-service catering and party planning boutique in Hollywood known for planning events for Goop, Ralph Lauren, Glow Recipe and more! Driven by her desire to be closer to the wedding industry, Jenna took a role as a bridal stylist and marketing specialist for Casablanca Bridal in Newport Beach and most recently served as an event planner at Amorology Weddings in San Diego, a luxury full-service event coordination and styling company, prior to moving to Colorado!
Jenna is very excited to bring all her creative energy and passion for storytelling through events and marketing to the Calluna Crew!
More about Jenna!
Okay – now for some good ole’ fashioned rapid fire:
Photography | Kristin Karkoska at Blue Sky Studio
Today as a Friday Introduction, we’d love to introduce you to Jean, our new lead planner at Calluna Events!
MEET JEAN (LEAD PLANNER)
Jean Ellison began her career in weddings while working for a historic home located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Over the past nine years, Jean has built her career by managing weddings for Five Star resorts, luxury hotels, and country clubs across the South. Jean most recently comes from the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts where she worked as the Social Catering Sales & Events Manager for both the Houston and Denver properties. While clients and colleagues appreciate Jean’s warm personality and quirky one-liners, it is her knowledge of food and wine, passion for service, and ability to effectively guide her clients that brings her to the Calluna Events team.
My favorite part of a wedding is…? The quiet moment right before a couple is introduced into the wedding reception. By this point in the evening, all of the ‘wedding jitters’ have escaped and are replaced with pure joy and elation. I love that I get to have a front-row seat as they’re announced into the room for the first time!
When not planning weddings you can find me… Outside. Whether I’m on a walk in my neighborhood, in the mountains, or on the coast, my absolute favorite place to be is outdoors.
If I wasn’t a wedding planner I would be…? An opera singer! I have a background in classical vocal performance, which was actually my major at LSU before I switched to marketing and events.
My dream place to plan a wedding is…? The sweeping coastal countryside of Northern Ireland! My Irish roots are deep and I love the scenery, the history, and the people. Not to mention, it’s a part of the United Kingdom and I would get to incorporate proper British wedding traditions and etiquette.
My guilty pleasure is…? Walking aimlessly around craft stores. I could spend hours roaming the aisles while fantasizing about becoming the next Martha Stewart. If only I had the time or patience to master needlepoint or scrapbooking!
My favorite movie is…? Little Women. I love the strong female characters and they often remind me of my own family (sans the civil war and scarlet fever).
To read more about Jean go here!
Photo | Bridget Burnett Photography