Join us on April 05 2018 | Kimpton Hotel Born, Denver


RMB cordially invites you to attend Rooted in the Rockies, a curated conference dedicated to help grow, inspire and set style trends for creatives in the Rocky Mountains and beyond! We are a community that unites and inspires the Rocky Mountain wedding professional in everything that makes us singular and sensational. This one-day conference is filled with hands-on learning while you experience trendsetting speakers in environments that inspire and allow you to create and engage with all the other amazing vendors at Rooted! We at RMB are so passionate about YOU, the amazingly talented wedding vendors who are dedicated to helping create your clients dream day. We, at RMB, are rooted in the Rockies and every vendor we work with. We are adventurers and artists, who love this beautiful place we call home. We are Rooted in the Rockies.

Rocky Mountain Bride 

For over 22 years, RMB has been the bride's resource to help plan their dream Rocky Mountain wedding. From Alberta to New Mexico, we are deeply passionate about sharing the beauty of each area we cover. We want couples to fall in love with The Rockies and engrave their love story here. With existing newsstand publications for Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and New Mexico, and our Regional magazine that covers the entire region with international distribution RMB is the only dedicated resource for planning a Rocky Mountain "I Do!" 

*Sessions are selected after ticket has been purchased in Registration 

*Group Rates Available - to book your team, email us!

Heather Dwight | Calluna Events

Heather Dwight started Calluna Events in 2004 after working in non-profit and corporate events for 10 years.  With a vibrant and captivating sense of style, Heather is one of the most sought-after wedding planners in Colorado, and the visionary behind Calluna Events. Recognized as The Knot’s Best of Weddings (2008-2018), The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and the winner of Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award. Heather serves as the Director of Communications on the WIPA Colorado Board of Directors. Clients describe Heather as having a sophisticated, yet calming confidence, allowing her to be a true advocate for her clients’ vision. After 14 seasons, what Heather adores the most are the relationships she has been fortunate enough to build with her clients and helping couples achieve a beautiful wedding that is authentically theirs. Heather lives in Boulder with her husband Brandon and their two children Maggie and Grey.

Follow Heather! @callunaevents

Anna Walsh | a & bé bridal shop

a&bé bridal shop opened its doors in the fall of 2013 in Denver. The founders, Anna  & Breanna, had a history in the wedding industry having owned and run Denver's Iconic bridal shop, anna bé, and wanted to continue to evolve the wedding dress shopping experience. a&bé bridal shop was the answer to the wedding industry’s creative surge and new energy that simply couldn't be met with just one store. a&bé bridal shop was the sister store that grew quickly to multiple locations: Denver, Minneapolis, Dallas, Miami, Portland, and Seattle!  As they continue their core vision remains the same: a&bé bridal shop is the stylish bridal boutique for creative brides who want the up & coming & the indie & the romantic wedding dresses. a&bé bridal shop is on a mission to be brides' source for a no-fuss experience. With bridal boutiques across the country, a&bé is for brides who want their wedding dress shopping to be laid back but with the certainty that the wedding gowns will be unique and be the freshest designs.

Follow Anna! @aandbe_bridalshop

Michelle Cousins | Michelle Leo Events

Michelle Leo Events is an award-winning event planning and design firm specializing in both local and destination event management for weddings, social soirees, corporate events and private parties. MLE's focus is to provide a myriad of services for a wide range of clientele with specialized event needs. Our one-on-one planning and design process is both intentional and specifically tailored to the unique and individual needs of our clients, allowing MLE to provide a custom, personalized experience that delivers unforgettable results. Most recently, MLE was named "Wedding Specialist of the Year" by Luxury Travel Guide. For seven consecutive years, MLE has received Utah's Best of State award for Best Event Planner. Further accolades include being identified by Martha Stewart as the "Best Event Planner" in Utah for 3 consecutive years and being the only event planner in Utah named in Vogue Magazine's "Top Wedding Planners in the Country" list.

Follow Michelle! @MichelleLeoEvents

Heidi Wight | Ira + Lucy 

As the co-founder and principal designer of Ira + Lucy, Heidi Wight, is recognized for her intuitive sense of style, as an impeccable design expert, offering her clients a full wedding experience focused on authentic client relationships and bespoke service. Ira + Lucy, named after Heidi’s husband’s great grandparents, began 6 years ago as a boutique wedding rental business that organically evolved into a thriving, highly sought after event planning and design firm. Raised in the beautiful Pacific NW, south of Seattle, Heidi has incorporated the blend of city culture and style with the personable nature of country life in Idaho. Heidi and her team boast an extensive portfolio featured in industry leading publications, and orchestrated some of Idaho’s most prominent weddings!

Follow Heidi! @IraandLucy

Emily Calhoun | Floriography Flowers

Emily Calhoun is the founder and Boss Lady at Floriography Flowers. Floriography is an Albuquerque-based floral and event design company known for creating magical events across the country with a nod to the rich agricultural history of the American Southwest and those environments in which they work.  Emily and Team Floriography are passionate about developing strong business communities, small female-run farms, creating magic and eating tacos.

Follow Emily! @floriography_flowers

Gretchen Josten | Yonder Floral & Decor House

Yonder House was born out of a passion for harvesting unique furniture pieces and curating their esthetic to embody thoughtful character and colorful personality. Gretchen, the boss lady behind Yonder, embarked on her adventures in Colorado six years ago, leaving behind a career in public relations and set out for a life filled with creativity to fulfill her gypsy spirit. Yonder House has evolved since 2011, but has remained rooted in it's love for all things re-imagined. They now house a curated collection of thoughtful tableware, lounge & event furniture accented with their lush and textural floral designs. She is happily married to her love Michael with whom she met on her first weekend in Colorado, alongside their pup Louie. The love and support of her family, friends and amazing staff has made the last six years such a beautiful adventure with a new amazing chapter at every turn. 

Follow Gretchen! @yonder_house

Julio Freitas | The Flower Hat

Julio Freitas is a flower farmer located in Bozeman, Montana, where he operates The Flower Hat. With work featured in Harper's Bazzar, Elle Decor, Magnolia Rouge, Rocky Mountain Bride, Style Me Pretty and many others, Julio credits his unique style of floral design to the use of locally-grown and foraged blooms.

Follow Julio! @theflowerhat

Leila Lewis | Be Inspired Public Relations

As a business school graduate from Santa Clara University, Leila Lewis’ career began in publishing, where she worked in marketing and editorial roles for business and lifestyle publications. Since transitioning into the wedding business Leila has over almost 15 years of wedding marketing experience under her belt, and is the industry’s go-to for public relations services, brand development and business consulting. 

Follow Leila! @beinspiredpr

Not attending the Conference but want to party? 

You can purchase Tickets for just The White Party here! Limited quantities so hurry!




Get to know the Kimpton Hotel Born

Design + Planning: Calluna Events | Floral: Siloh Floral | Photography: Rachel Gomez | Beauty: Liz Wegrzyn | Tabletop Decor: Yonder Floral & Decor House | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Catering & Venue: Hotel Born | Paper & Calligraphy: Jolie & Co | Dress: anne bé | Menswear: Bespoke Edge | Jewelry: Todd Reed | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals

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