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Founder & Dreamer
Hi, I'm Maréa!
Being raised in Colorado Springs, I fell in love with the mountains at an early age. I love anything that involves the outdoors- hiking, camping, rock climbing, and getting lost in the woods. I’m a dancer, a thrill-seeker, and a wanderlust soul. But when I'm not backpacking across New Zealand, snorkeling a reef in the Philippines, or snuggling my pup-child Ginger, one of my favorite things to be doing is designing fabulous love-celebrations.
I can't even tell you when I first fell in love with the magic of weddings- it just seems to be something that's stuck with me from a very young age. I first started planning weddings for my friends by a random twist of fate when I was 19, and I´ve been doing it ever since. I love people, romance, flowers, dancing, creating joy, making a difference, and caring for the planet, so being a sustainable wedding planner is basically a dream come true. For me, wedding planning is about so much more than decorating some pews and making sure vendors stick to the schedule- it´s about helping you believe that whatever wild, outlandish, unconventional ideas you’ve imagined can be brought to life, and you really can have the wedding of your dreams.
If you want to hear the whole story of how this crazy dream of running a wedding planning company like no other was brought to life amidst a turbulent roller coaster of a ride, click here to watch our video. Brace yourself, I've been told it's a tear-jerker.
Lead planner & Trainer
Hi folks, Birdie here!
I joined the Dream Catcher team in August of 2021. I’m a Colorado native, born and raised in Colorado Springs, and when I’m not planning weddings, you can find me cuddling my kitten, Toast, or shaking cocktails at Axe and the Oak Whiskey Distillery.
Since starting work in the service industry 5 years ago, I’ve discovered that there are two things essential to my personal sense of fulfillment and success: serving others, and being part of a community. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a passion for service, and done everything I could to serve those around me well. I never imagined that I’d be able to translate that passion into something I could support myself with, until I started working in coffee, and witnessed how even something as simple as giving someone a smile with their latte can have a monumental impact. I’ve always considered it an honor that someone would trust me with 10 minutes of their morning, let alone one of the most significant moments of their lives, which is why I was thrilled when Maréa invited me to become a part of the Dream Catcher team.
Maréa founded Dream Catcher with the goal of turning dreams into reality, and by giving me the opportunity to take part in that, as well as to join the amazing community of sustainability-minded wedding professionals she’s worked to bring together, she’s absolutely done that for me.
I’m so honored to be a part of the Dream Catcher team. There's nothing quite like the joy of helping couples realize their grandest wedding visions!
Lead planner & Venue Manager
Hello Dreamers! My name is Danielle and becoming a part of Dream Catcher Weddings is fulfilling a lifelong dream to find a job that I am passionate about and allows me to express my creativity. I am a perfect mix of dreamer and doer. I love to think outside the box and yet structure and process (let's not forget list-making) are my jam. Art is my way to express, my way to decompress, and my way to show love and appreciation. I love to paint, draw, design, craft and build. When I am not creating, I love being active. Hiking, kayaking, sports of all kinds are just a few of the activities my family and I enjoy doing.
I am originally from Pennsylvania/New Jersey, and moved to Colorado in 2021 to follow my heart to the mountains. I am married to the love of my life, and together with our two devastatingly handsome, strong-willed, smart, silly boys, we hope to travel the world and experience all the beauty this earth has to offer. This is why it is so important to take care of the amazing planet that gives us so much.
Dream Catcher Weddings melded all of my passions into one incredible job! Weddings are the ultimate expression of the love between two people, and I love to be the one to help capture that in a physical form. I love meeting each couple and learning their story, and dreaming up a vision that encapsulates their love. It is so rewarding to take my passion for creativity and art to help give couples the wedding of their dreams. Not only are we creating a fairytale moment, but we are doing it while helping to promote better choices for the planet. I am so grateful to be working a job where love, the earth, and creativity are the basis of every single day.
Hi y'all! I’m Amy. I have a passion for curating unforgettable moments that highlight the uniqueness of my couples and their LOVE story. (Fun fact is that my name actually means “love” or “beloved.”) My work is shaped by the twists and turns of planning my own wedding not once, but three times, thanks to the unpredictable rollercoaster of COVID-19 throughout 2020 & 2021. Through this experience, I have honed an exceptional ability to adapt, turning challenges into opportunities and making each celebration a testament to the resilience and triumph of love.
Beyond all the meticulous details that go into events, I love the great outdoors and exploring everything Colorado and the Southwest have to offer with my husband, Paul and pup, Peter. I take inspiration from the outdoors and believe in infusing natural beauty into everything as well as finding sustainable ways to make wedding dreams come true. That might even include feeding wedding compost scraps to my flock of chickens, ha!
Armed with a background in event planning within the context of higher education, I love to seamlessly blend my logistical expertise with artistic flair. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, I approach each event with a commitment to making it a cherished memory that will last you (and your guests) a lifetime. Through attentive listening and a deep understanding, it is my goal to craft weddings that transcend trends, focusing on creating an experience that feels uniquely loving - and uniquely you. I am excited about the possibility of helping tell your love story with sincerity, warmth, and a touch of magic!
Hi loves, I’m Leo!
Hailing originally from the South, I have lived all over the US and South America. I love to travel and my work has taken me across the world and back. I settled in Colorado Springs after falling in love with the mountains and the community kept here. I enjoy music, theatre, cooking, and exploring new places for new adventures. That is why I am also passionate about being environmentally conscious - so that new adventures are always around the corner.
I’m also a classically trained singer, dancer, and acting professional who has worked for Norwegian Cruise lines, Dollywood, and professional tours and theatres across the US and Europe. In fact, when not running weddings, I work as a wedding singer and (separately) as a singing-bartender downtown in the Springs. If you’re looking for a special song on your wedding day or need to hear a familiar tune to calm the nerves, I’m your guy.
I moved to Colorado at the end of 2020, and was swept up by this Dream Team just last year. Becoming a part of Dream Catcher Weddings has allowed me to express my dedication to celebration and this planet. To me, weddings are physical manifestations of love that connects, binds, and dedicates you to each other, bridging the gap between your families and loved ones. Helping produce these magical moments is what I am passionate about. Whether you need a curl pinned, tie tied, or just someone to hold your hand and remind you to breathe, I’m dedicated to making sure that your fairy-tale day has a happy ending. Being apart of a sustainably conscious company that allows me to do that is the cherry on top.
Joining Dream Catcher Wedding has been a gratifying experience for me. I’m so grateful to be the fairy-godfather for your special day while helping keep leaves green and the air clean. So loves, what wishes are we granting today?
Howdy friends, I’m Ashley!
I was born and raised in Western New York (go Bills) where I attended Alfred University, and graduated with my Bachelor’s in Communications and Sociology. My post-college exploration ultimately brought me to Colorado Springs in January of 2020.
Long story short, I joined the amazing team at Dream Catcher Weddings in early 2023. I am endlessly grateful to have found my role with Dream Catcher Weddings. As an assistant wedding planner, I get to be a part of the dynamic process behind creating memorable experiences for all of our couples. In wedding planning, no two days are ever the same. Each wedding is different: you face new challenges, explore new opportunities for creative problem-solving, and facilitate a unique dream for each couple (and try tons of wedding cakes).
Outside of assisting the Dream Team, I work with El Paso County Public Health as a Project Management Specialist on the Communications Team. In addition to my love of weddings and events, I’m equally passionate about mental health and the mind-body connection. My long-term goal is to complete my Master’s in Social Work and become licensed as a Clinical Social Worker.
When I’m not working, I enjoy caring for my many house plants, reading fantasy romance novels, playing board games at local breweries, cuddling with my cats Maple and Pacha, and traveling to places on my bucket list.
I am very excited to be planning weddings with Dream Catcher. After starting the planning process for my own wedding, I realized wedding planning was something that combined both my interests & passions. As an individual who loves helping others and also geeks out about spreadsheets, efficiency, calendar invites, and budgets, I realized I was interested in learning more about the wedding planning industry. I reached out to Dream Catcher Weddings on a whim to see if they took interns, and now I am thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful team that helps people celebrate their love stories with those dearest to them! I am looking forward to learning from the team and working on events that center the values, connection, and joy of each couple for their loved ones to celebrate.
Outside of wedding planning, I am an 8th-grade science teacher, avid reader, and foodie. I love working with students to cultivate their curiosity and critical thinking, while simultaneously working to grow their awareness and appreciation for the world around us. I also love spending quality time with my phenomenal partner, Zach, and pup, Kiwi. We can often be found exploring the downtown scene, visiting the Bear Creek dog park, going to concerts, backpacking, or just relaxing and enjoying each other's company.
Are you hiring??
So glad you asked. To be honest, the answer to that question changes more frequently than we can update our website. If you're thinking our team seems super badass (you'd be correct), you care about our mission and align with our values, and you want to shoot your shot at joining the Dream Team, feel free to send your resume and love note over to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.