Meet Jordan | Owner
Born in Colorado and raised in Chicago, she is now back home in Denver. Her experiences around the world include study at Cambridge University in England at age 17, and a semester abroad in Northern Italy as an undergrad at the University of Kansas (rock chalk Jayhawk).
She has experience in many different fields that have made her into the excellent planner she is today. Starting her career with Westin Hotels, she worked in operations, learning all about hospitality and the ideal guest experience. From there she spent several years working for Apple honing her technical and organizational skills, all while receiving ongoing training in industry-leading customer service. From there she went to work for Marriott opening a new hotel as the Catering Sales Manager. There she received her world renowned Marriott Wedding Planner certification and made many industry connections that she still has to this day.
Her creativity, focus, organization, and calm demeanor make her the ideal person to coordinate your big day. She believes that planning a wedding should be fun, exciting, and stress free for every bride and groom. With Jordan’s expertise and skill you will be able to relax and enjoy the beginning of your happily ever after.
Meet Marina | Lead Planner
Marina is a Denver native that ventured East for college, before returning back to Colorado to lay down roots with her husband, Payton. She was a collegiate softball player at Washburn University in Kansas, where she was the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. As President, she planned yearly large scale events involving her school’s athletic department and their surrounding community, to generate support for Washburn Athletics and raise funds for organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
After graduating at the top of her class, she made her way back to Colorado where she interned for USA Rugby in the training & education department. There, she helped manage corporate events, which involved guest list organization, hotel bookings, itinerary building, catering booking, and overall management of the event flow. Marina then went on to work at a health & wellness company called Resilience Code, where she was the head of the customer service department. Her main duties involved planning and executing retreats for upscale clients, and putting on events to acquire new customers and generate revenue for the company. During this time, Marina was also planning her own wedding, which led to her working with Jordan and the Harper Bond Events team. After an absolutely beautiful Big Day, she decided to direct her event planning passions and experience toward the wedding industry and joined the Harper Bond Events team!
Meet Kelsey | Coordinator/Assistant
Kelsey moved to Denver when she was less than a year old, so she considers herself a Colorado native! She grew up in Centennial, before heading up to Fort Collins to become a proud Colorado State Ram! Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree in social work in 2016, but always had the planning bug in the back of her mind! From planning her own wedding (basically from birth) and throwing never ending social gatherings for her friends, Kelsey may not have had a direct path to event planning, but her keen eye, attention to detail, and ability to remain calm in a crisis make her a welcome addition to the Harper Bond Events team! Kelsey now lives in Aurora with her husband, Danny, and her two cats, Scampers and Stacey! She considers herself a tattooed girly girl obsessed with all things bridal. Kelsey loves reading, dancing to old N’SYNC music, and making your wedding dreams come true!
Meet Becky | Assistant
Having lived in major cities all over the United States, Becky has experienced a wide variety of cultures and styles. From Vail to San Francisco, Washington DC to Chicago she is now a permanent resident of Denver.
Her resume includes eight years as the Events Chairman for an elite private school in Chicago. With dedication and a unique approach to event planning she made their annual black tie gala a huge success year after year. This position led to an amazing opportunity working with the Tiger Woods foundation. For thirteen years she has worked closely with elite professionals from around the country creating an engaging and visually dynamic multi-day event in Las Vegas. These events have raised millions of dollars to build and fund prep-schools in low income communities, leading to unparalleled levels of college enrollment and graduation among their students.
Now working with her daughter Jordan to coordinate fabulous weddings in the Denver area, you will benefit from all of Becky’s amazing experience. Her focus, organization, and attention to detail will shine through, making your wedding the day you always dreamed of!
Meet Elle | Assistant
Elle is a Midwest girl at heart. She was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, but now has become a Rocky Mountain girl after falling in love with Colorado. Her journey to the Centennial state started in Orlando Florida, home of the University of Central Florida and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. She received her Bachelors Degree in Event Management, graduating with Honors.
Her next stop was Southern California and the “Happiest Place on Earth,” Disneyland. While working for Disney she specialized in vacation planning and helping Disney guests make all their dreams come true, with her own style of the renowned Disney Hospitality. As she continued down her career path, Elle returned back to her roots and worked as an Event Manager in the Chicagoland area. She was involved in all aspects of events, from initial pre-planning, logistics, menu design, to entertainment and everything in between. Then four years ago, seeking the sunshine of the coasts and the seasons of Chicago, Elle found her forever home here in Colorado! Her education and work experiences have made Elle uniquely qualified to be the event planning and coordination rockstar that she is today. We love having her as a part of the Harper Bond Events team!
Photo Credit: Jessica Christie Photography