Full service wedding planning for the wild and romantic.
Elevation Weddings and Events specializes in planning unique mountain weddings from the ground up. Whether you’re looking for an intimate mountainside elopement or an extravagant wedding weekend, Elevation Weddings and Events provides full service planning so couples can have a stress free engagement. Feel grounded, connected, and taken care of when you plan your Colorado wedding with Krysta Cossitt, experienced wedding and event planner of more than 15 years and hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime events under her belt.
Full Service Wedding Planning, Elopement Package
“We could wrap this whole entire experience up with the word REMARKABLE! Krysta and her team are simply at a level higher than impeccable! We knew we wanted her from the first conversation with her. Her recommendations were perfect & the crew she coordinated for us were people that made an impression on our hearts forever. This was a day that not only WE will cherish forever, but our guests as well! There was not a single person in the crowd who wasn’t impressed with Krysta’s services & organization. Her charges are extremely reasonable considering her hard work ethic, dedication to superbness & innovative ideas. We definitely would recommend her to anyone! She is the sweetest, most kind, loving person & will do anything above & beyond to make your day the most perfect day of your life!”
-Casey & Christina
“When my daughter and her husband decided to have their wedding at The Peaks Resort in Telluride we were informed that we were required to hire a wedding planner. At first I thought… “why.. I got this”. Obviously, I had never planned a wedding before! Krysta is simply amazing. She feels like a friend from the beginning. She is beyond organized, is an expert at wedding etiquette, has a plethora of fantastic ideas and an expansive network of vendors she can refer too. Not to mention, she works her butt off… I can’t believe how much energy she had on the wedding day! My daughter and son-in-law’s wedding could not have been more perfect and we owe that all to Krysta and Elevation Weddings.”
-Taylre & John’s Family
“We had the most incredible, beautiful perfect wedding day – all thanks to Krysta! She helped my husband and I pull off the most incredible last minute elopement: we hired her in late March for our wedding on May 22. Neither of us had even been to Ouray or the San Juan’s, so we were truly going into planning our elopement blind. From our very first exploratory call, Krysta was incredibly patient with my billion questions (I am a planner and perfectionist so I have no doubt I can be frustrating!). From the day we hired her to the day of our wedding, we worried about very little. She helped keep us on track with reminders and set my worried mind at ease whenever I doubted we would be able to pull it all off with such a limited timeline. It actually snowed in Ouray two days before our big day and I called Krysta a bit freaked out: my dress was strapless and my shoes were open toed wedges. I had zero coverage as we are from Phoenix and no dress stores sell that kind of item in our area. As an example of her awesomeness – she let me borrow a beautiful stole to keep me warm. It elevated my whole look and made it look elegant and as a bonus it staved off the frostbite:) All I can say is that at the end of it all…I can’t imagine having had a more idyllic wedding: it will forever live in my heart as one of the happiest days of my life and James and I could not be more grateful to you for all your help and kindness and professionalism Krysta! Thank you so much for helping us pull off such a beautiful day. We highly recommend Elevation Weddings!”
-Amanda and James
What do you consider your style to be?
I consider my planning style to be approachable and easy going but with a hyper sensitivity to details - you should see my event timelines. I like to plan weddings that are unique and incorporate intentional elements that elevate a guest's experience. When problems arise (there is always something), I approach the issue level headed because I'm confident that there is always a solution. I don't want just the couple and their guests walking away from a wedding feeling amazing, I want that for all the vendors involved too. I am a team player, hardworking and detailed oriented.
How did you get started in the wedding industry?
I began my career in the service industry as a dishwasher at my parent's restaurant on San Juan Island, WA. From there, I worked every job within the food and beverage industry, from bartending to cooking. However, it was working events that intrigued me the most. I quickly realized that becoming an event planner was what I wanted to do as a career. After college and several internships within the events industry, I headed to Orlando, FL to work for The Walt Disney Company. It was here that my desire to plan events was solidified. Shortly after Disney, I ended up headquartered in the nations capital where I planned and coordinated weightless flights for Zero Gravity Corporation. I spent seven years traveling the country planning and coordinating zero gravity flights for individuals, Fortune 500 companies and celebrities alike. Some of the more memorable flights included those for; Make A Wish Foundation, NASA research, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and the first Weightless Wedding. After my time in the space tourism industry, I found my way back to food and beverage as an Event Designer for a catering company in Denver, CO where I sharpened my event coordinating skills. It was also here that I gained an appreciation and love for planning weddings. Soon after my transition into the wedding industry, I found myself relocating to Colorado's Western Slope. My husband and I were looking for a different pace of life and we found it in Ouray, CO. Our love for the outdoors, backpacking, hiking and winter sports made the San Juan Mountains the perfect area to begin our new chapter. It has also proven to be an amazing location to raise our two daughters, Marilynn and Austine.
What are your favorite activities to do in The Rockies?
Before becoming a mother, my husband and I would explore the wilderness by backpacking to remote mountain locations. We'd traverse beautiful landscapes and climb mountain peaks including a handful of 14ers. During the snowier months, skiing and snowboarding were our way of enjoying those same wonders. Now with two small children, we've had to recalibrate. Introducing The Rockies to our children has brought on a new joy. Watching my eldest daughter run through a field of wildflowers and wade in mountain creeks brings me so much happiness. I'm sure we'll return to more adventurous outings as our girls get older, but for now a small walk to a nearby waterfall or roasting the perfect s'mores by a campfire is just perfect!
What is your favorite part about a wedding?
It's hard to identify a favorite part about a wedding. There are many moments that bring me happiness on a wedding day. I love seeing a wedding party in their slippers and robes thriving off the excitement of what the day has in store. That moment when parents see their children dressed and ready to begin a life with their spouse is such a sweet one. I get a kick out of couples' facial expressions when they lock eyes after walking back down the aisle post "I do." Watching a catering team execute a phenomenal menu for 150+ guests is a thrill. Getting a glimpse of a couple sneaking off for a quiet moment during the festivities is a wonderful feeling. That point in the night when everyone is on the dance floor singing along to an amazing band makes me join in. And watching the lights being turned off at the end of a successful wedding brings a level of satisfaction that fuels me for the next one.