Elizabeth "Ebs" Long
My fun and stress free approach will calm your nerves and often make you laugh.
I am originally from the Midwest but have made the mountains my forever home. I moved to Breckenridge January of 2005 to take the famous ‘6 months off’, after college. I was here for about 2 years when I met my husband. I could not be more ecstatic that I decided to be a 'ski bum' for a short time instead of diving right into a career. Now here I am with my dream job!
I have degree in Marketing and a degree in Management from Northwest Missouri State University. I have extensive experience in guest services which I feel really help with the overall wedding guest experience.
I’m a very careful and serious planner but still love to keep the mood light and have fun as weddings are a time for celebration – not a time to stress out! My goal is to minimize your stress and have my clients really enjoy the planning process.
I LOVE FASHION & STYLE and enjoy helping with those little touches that have a big impact.
Two summers ago, I decided to leave my hometown of Nantucket to experience a Breckenridge
winter. I thought I would stay here for one season until I fell in love with Colorado summers.
Although I miss Nantucket beaches, the mountains have been an amazing new place to call
I graduated from Boston University with a degree in Hospitality Administration and a minor in
Food and Wine. After college I moved home to work for a catering company where I had the
opportunity to work with an incredible team to plan and executive events.
I’m extremely excited about the events industry and working with these lovely ladies who have a
diverse set of experience. Growing up in a tourist town taught me the importance of guest service
and hospitality and these qualities are simply part of who I am today. Through my experiences,
I’ve learned the importance of maintaining a positive and professional attitude while fostering a
curious sense of creativity. I’m enthusiastic and passionate about creating moments for you that
will last a lifetime.
Ever since I left these lovely mountains in 2010, I missed everything about it. So after exploring what Washington D.C. and San Francisco had to offer, I decided to return and am thrilled to be back in Colorado. I am also now married and have an adorable little boy!
I’m so excited to be in the wedding planning business. Helping others and problem solving come natural to me so as a planner for your big day, I want nothing more than for you, the bride, to feel confident that your special day will exceed your expectations!
I’m an open book and take pride in my work. I encourage you to express yourself throughout the wedding planning process. I can’t wait to help make one of the most important days of your life the best it can be!
Born and raised on the East Coast I bring a direct yet approachable and fun personality to the mountains and my planning. I will keep you calm, stress-free, and smiling on your big day! I moved to the mountains 10 years ago and met my husband here. We moved away for a few years, got married, had twin boys, and decided it was time to move back to Summit County. We have always had a love for the mountains.
I have a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of New Hampshire and have been in the catering/event/wedding planning industry for 14 years. I have worked in New Hampshire, Boston, Minneapolis, Beijing, and here in Summit County planning events. I have worked for large corporations and also small, Mom and Pop companies so I understand the importance of guest service and paying attention to detail. I love working with Brides, Grooms, and their families to watch their dreams come true. My favorite part about event planning is watching a blank space transform into something magical, running through the chaos of the big day, and then seeing everything get cleaned up and turned back into a blank space. It really is a cool thing to be part of!
When I'm not working events, I own a boutique fitness studio in Frisco called Barre Forte Summit County. We have specialized Barre classes 6 days a week and also host private events in the studio. It's been a lot of fun creating a welcoming and encouraging community through fitness and wellness.
I look forward to working with you during one of the most memorable times of your life!
I heard the call of the mountains about 3 years ago now and haven't looked back. I grew up in a small town in Michigan, attended Grand Valley State University where I majored in Communications with a minor in Public Relations, after graduation I packed my bags and headed west where I landed in Vail, CO. After bouncing between Colorado and Jackson Hole, WY I decided to make Breckenridge my home for the time. I enjoy hiking and kayaking in the summer and skiing to drown out the winter blues.
During my time in the west I have worked in various aspects of hospitality and guest services. My background has taught me close attention to detail, how to maintain a level head in all situations, and that each person is unique and so should their experience. I have a warm and friendly personality and like to have fun, but I also maintain a professional demeanor when it is time to get down to business.
I look forward to being a part of your special day.
Darien ''Darylee'' Giedd
I moved to Breckenridge, five years ago from beautiful Switzerland and have enjoyed every moment of it! Although I miss the stunning alps, I have not regretted the decision I made.
Back then, I participated in and coordinated small and large sporting events and competitions.
All of a sudden, I found myself planning my best friends wedding, which was the best-life changing event I've ever done.
I've always been a person that likes to plan party's, getaways and vacations for family, friends and customers.
I have 10+ years of hospitality experience which includes guest services. I am passionate, creative and have a great eye for details to ensure everyone is content.
I find my happy place in the outdoors and enjoy all summer and winter activities that keep my mind fresh and humble.
I am anxious to meet you and help plan the best day of your life!