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root + gather events is a published, award winning wedding planning team based in Colorado. We embrace the unconventional and are dedicated to creating unique, authentic celebrations alongside our clients. We specialize in full service planning & design.

  • Woman-owned

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Kaylie Married on 07/23/2023
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The BEST planner out there!

Our dream reception became an amazing reality, thanks to Alaina at Root + Gather! We can't imagine pulling off our outdoor tented wedding without her expert knowledge, tailored customer service, and attention to detail. Alaina was a breeze to work with, and from the very beginning through the end of the reception when all guests left, we knew we were in the best hands. She perfectly understood our vision, crushed the details, and we were able to head into the reception weekend at ease, knowing we were in the best hands no matter what. Her vendor recommendations were stellar, and she executed the reception flawlessly. Can't recommend Root + Gather enough!
Kate G. Married on 05/27/2023
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Alaina is the kind of planner every girl dreams of

Alaina at Root and Gather is one of those special people in the world that I met and just instantly knew, she got me. She made me feel comfortable every step of the way when I was stepping so far outside my comfort zone by having a wedding and being the center of attention. She took the time to learn about us a couple and really took what she learned and incorporated those little details into our wedding. She planned a beautiful weekend for us and it truly was perfect, I imagine when people decide to work with a wedding planner she is the person they are dreaming of finding. We never felt like we were just another client, she made us feel like we were her only clients and everything we said mattered, big or small. I know that she in fact had other clients and was planning other weddings but she has this ability to make you feel like you are her top priority.

We found Alaina after we had already booked a few vendors (photographer, venue, and florist) but she found us so many additional vendors and created a fantastic team. From the start I told her, there are some things I really cared about and other things I hoped could just happen and the details didn’t matter. She understood the assignment and made sure my crafts were included, giving me different options for ways to incorporate them, and that I was very involved in the flowers, even arranging a visit to the farm they were growing at! Then she took the reins and seemed to just take care of the rest, asking my opinion when it was necessary but otherwise confidently making decisions on our behalf.

She is extremely professional and made sure every box was checked (and double checked) along the way while also being so kind, caring, and attentive to our feelings and requests. Her monthly updates and timeline/checklist made the whole process easy from start to finish. As our big day approached friends said, “you must be so stressed, how are you managing?” and the honest answer was, “my biggest concern is what color to paint my nails because Alaina is handling everything else”. I feel so lucky looking back and knowing that was how great her and her team were to work with. I can’t imagine it’s easy to make a bride feel that way the week before her wedding, but Alaina has an amazing ability to bring calmness to any situation while working so hard behind the scenes. If we did anything that stressed her out or mother nature did, looking at you gloomy sky and threatening hail, we never knew it. She had a plan A, B, and C, just in case, and made sure everything ran seamlessly. Through this process we had a perfect weekend and gained a genuine friend in Alaina. I cannot recommend working with her enough!
Alison V. Married on 10/21/2022
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Couldn't have done it without them!

Alaina was our wedding planner with Root + Gather Events and we seriously could not have done it without her. She understood that my schedule as a teacher was a bit packed during the school year and was flexible with that to meet with us. We told her our vision and she made it come to life by truly making an effort to understand us and know us as couple. She helped us decide between vendors, gave us tasks to complete to stay on a timeline and not feel like we were forgetting something, helped me when I was freaking out about bridesmaid dress colors, and calmed me when I was shaking before walking down the aisle. She was the most supportive and collected person that we needed on that day and made sure we didn't have to stress out about anything outside of our control, so we could enjoy the day of our dreams. We recommend Root + Gather to everyone and anyone!!!! (and miss talking with her monthly about all things wedding :D)
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WOW Weddings WOW Weddings Wedding Videographers

It's always a pleasure when we have the chance to work with this company. We highly recommend!

Rev Rob Rev Rob Wedding Officiants

The staff at Root + Gather is fantastic! There is an old saying that goes something like this. Its not what you know that will hurt you, it is what you don't know. Alaina and her staff know so much about event planning. They have been coordinating weddings for quite a while. In that time they have learned so much and are able to share that wisdom with you. The couples I work with who use Root + Gather are all calm, cool and very relaxed. What a great way to be on your wedding day!

The Bridal Goddess The Bridal Goddess Wedding Hair & Makeup

Working with the root + gather team is always a pleasure! There are several beautiful venues in Lyons and the root + gather team really knows them inside and out. Professional, talented, and caring.. you can't go wrong!


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