owner / expert wedding & event planner

I have been in the wedding and special events industry since 1994, specializing in wedding planning for the past 24 years, making me an expert in my profession. My knowledge and love of the industry, attention to detail, and fun personality are what draw me to my passion. Before launching Jewell Event Design in Colorado, I worked for Lionsgate Event Center, A Spice of Life Catering and Google, picking up unprecedented knowledge and experiences along the way. With Jewell Event Design, I wanted to provide more personal and detailed service for weddings and special events, which allows me to utilize my style and personality in everything that I do!

“I help clients make the weddings that they’ve dreamed of come to fruition. My happiness comes from seeing everything come together and the smiles and joy that their wedding day brings them.” – Leanne





You'd Be Surprised to know...

I am a comedian and actor. I perform short and long form improv, sketch comedy and game improv. I also work as a commercial and film actor. My sense of humor keeps me balanced!

Things I Enjoy...

Long walks on the beach (yes, I’m serious), a good book, running and hiking, amazing beach vacations, good music and a glass of wine, watching beautiful Colorado sunsets, and most of all, my amazing son.

Something I Dared To Try...

Skydiving! It was amazing and terrifying all at the same time. I am not a fan of flying, so getting on a tiny plane and then jumping out of it wasn't something I ever thought I would do. So glad I did! Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone.

Things I Enjoy Most About Weddings...

I sincerely enjoy every piece of it, but the biggest joy is seeing a couples vision come to life on their wedding day and knowing that I’m there so that they can relax and enjoy every single minute of it. Every couple has their own story to tell and I love getting behind that and getting to know them. It’s a very special feeling. Oh, and flowers! I love beautiful flowers!

Meet My Amazing Team

Kari Kirkendall

wedding planner / onsite coordinator

I am a Montana native that studied hospitality and restaurant management in college and I have been planning events in Colorado for the past 7 years.

The details of event planning keep me passionate and seeing the vision of an event come to life is the best part of planning, for me. I am realistic and knowledgeable about all aspects of planning the perfect event, and I truly love making a clients visions a reality. I am also a total fitness enthusiast and help run a Crossfit gym in Broomfield Colorado with my husband.