HOW it all started and a little about me...
You can say I’ve never tired from the challenge of organizing events. Born in Seattle where I watched my Mother manage a party store in downtown, and a move to Snohomish at age 7 because horses stole my heart, the next 13 years of my life was molded around the organization and leadership of 4-H; there is a forever love "to make the best better!"

Adventure in hospitality and love for photography was discovered while working through my college years. As a Banquet Captain, in a few Seattle based hotels, event management spruced excitement through working with various clients, vendors and staffing.

2007 brought me to Wenatchee for my husband’s job. While in Central Washington, my beginning and spreading root was then found working at a large winery in Lake Chelan and at a local wedding venue. Colleen Simpson Weddings and Events was launched when my family blossomed, the perfect balance; allowing me to devote my daily love to my two children, Owen and Kate, and still remain in the work field.

In my free time, and with love for all 4 seasons Wenatchee brings, gardening, cooking, all things outdoors, and running are my top hobbies along with riding my Arabian Victoria. The most enjoyable and rewarding job is raising my two beautiful children!

Why I love weddings? Not only is it the raw and tender emotions I get to be a part of, whether open or in closed doors, the experience of human laughter and unity, solely brings me no greater joy. I am truly grateful and honored to take part in a couple's journey as one! Let's never forget how fun, through the unexpected and expected, weddings are and can be!

Get to know the Investment:

With my 15 years of event experience, I've essentially created a service that guides you through the planning process; never guessing what it is you should be doing or thinking about, leading up to, and executing your day. My service allows you to relax with confidence in knowing all the details have been carefully thought through and planned, leaving you able to enjoy your occasion with your guests. Remember, this is YOUR day, and YOU get to make the decisions. I have a humble approach to each and every wedding, so all are welcomed!

YOU, need to be 100% confident and compatible with the vendors you hire. If you feel connected on what you've read on display let's talk or grab a coffee.

DAY-OF WEDDING COORDINATION $1,400 (Covering the essentials of your wedding day)

*{2} Consultations totaling up to {5} hours of professional in-person consultation time throughout the planning process. Initial consultation to explain the planning, coordination process, and obtain information about the wedding

* Monthly TO-DO lists to keep Client and Coordinator unrushed and transparent

* Ideas and vendor suggestions according to budget, style, and personality

* Provide etiquette and logistical advice throughout planning process by email or phone

* Development of detailed wedding timeline (from time of contract - month prior to wedding)

* Create and assist with ceremony order (discussed months ahead of wedding)

* Confirmation and coordination with all vendors and parties involved 1-2 weeks prior to wedding date

* Wedding rehearsal supervision {1} hour maximum (Coordinator can lead or assist with Officiant)

* On-site coordination and supervision for ceremony and reception for up to {9} hours on the day of your wedding. $75 per additional hour.

* Assist with Day-Of wedding décor sett-up (set-up plan discussed months ahead of wedding, no surprises!)

* Meet and coordinate all vendors on site the Day-Of

* Facilitate wedding ceremony -- properly line up processional and cue musicians

* Orchestrate all Day-Of event transitions (discussed months ahead of wedding)

* Coordinate entertainment and all announcements/events during reception

* Assist with a plan of 'what is going where' at the end of the night and responsibility between vendor, venue, and client (discussed months ahead of wedding)

* Wedding day direction and troubleshooting

Please note that the services listed above do not include running any errands such as picking up cake, flowers, supplies, wedding invitations, arranging transportation, rentals, accommodations, and cleanup of wedding unless discussed and approved by Colleen.

$1,600 (Essentials and more)

*...all the above

* Coordination of bar(s)

* Arrange necessary rentals - schedule delivery and pick up

* Menu/catering selections - site visits with cater