White Birch Weddings & Events is a boutique wedding and event planning business that specializes in Vail Valley luxury weddings and has already molded the experience of over 150 events.
As one of the few Vail Valley-based wedding planners who has been immersed in our small mountain town for over 3 years, we provide a fresh approach for your affair. From luxurious destination weddings to corporate and non-profit large scale events, we have a boundless enthusiasm to create inspired memories.
Our owner and Lead Wedding Planner, Jessica Gillespie, is organized, thoughtful, and most importantly — nimble — a quality required to keep abreast the varying and important details that make your event shine, while allowing you to fully enjoy your day (no matter the event) without concern. After excelling in the wedding planning industry for more than six years, Jessica founded White Birch — paying homage to the Rocky Mountains' signature Quaking Aspen trees, which provide her with design inspiration while reflecting the chic, outdoor lifestyle that Colorado is famous for.
With a lifestyle influenced by her upbringing in Scottsdale; educational goals first achieved at Florida State University (Go Noles!) and then followed with an MBA with an Entrepreneurship Focus at the University of South Florida, Jessica began her career as a Special Events Coordinator at the five-star Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida, where she swiftly made her mark in playing a key role in high-end beach weddings.
Jessica then followed her heart to Colorado and settled in Vail as the Wedding Specialist for the Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek Resort. With an established and dynamic portfolio for high-end brands prepared Jessica to branch and pursue her long-standing entrepreneurship goals.
During moments of rare free time, you can find Jessica hiking 14ers, skiing & snowboarding, practicing yoga, and taking in the tunes at the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheater outside Denver or the Belly Up in Aspen.