Elevate your event
We create timeless events in the mountain west.
No matter where you’re from, something about the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountain West beckons to the inner adventurer in all of us. Wander North Events brings that wild-hearted, unconventional authenticity to life in your event — along with the luxe amenities that add delight and comfort to every moment. From experiential and inventive brand launches, to gorgeous, intimate social gatherings, we make it meaningful and execute it flawlessly.
Wander North Events offers clients our unmatched expertise, a visionary aesthetic, and a knack for combining innate sophistication with a sense of adventure. Our distinct process and decades of experience ensure every aspect of planning, design, and coordination are executed with flawless and detailed precision. From assembling the perfect team of vendors, to making smarter, sustainable choices, you can trust our well-deserved reputation for achieving the incredible. Above all, we’re here to take care of you throughout the process, and facilitate an unforgettable experience.
Everything we do is designed to bring you peace of mind, and to engage your sense of wonder, adventure, and fun. We free you to enjoy every moment of the event, facilitating a fête that reaches from the joyful, to the illuminating, to the profound. Wander North goes beyond perfection in the details, bringing your ideas to life while adding details that exceed the imagination. Out west, under vast blue skies and the glittering Milky Way, you can dream bigger, embrace your inner spirit of adventure, and celebrate the magic. This is where the adventure begins!
meet the owner Leslie LukasPursuing a life of adventure and creativity....
Leslie is all things at Wander North Events. She is trusted by the region’s best vendors as an artistic force and a planning powerhouse. From luxury events to modest mountain top affairs, Leslie takes pride in her reputation for creating unforgettable experiences.
A farmer’s daughter, Leslie was raised to appreciate working hard to create something from the ground up. Today, that innate work ethic combines with decades of experience and authentic passion for bringing her clients’ event dreams to life.
MEET ANNA Juarez
Anna has been in the wedding & events industry for 5 years and owns Lodico Events and Design. As an associate planner with a certification in wedding planning and design, she wears many hats: coordinator of stellar vendor teams, queen of event design, and your personal hype woman on your special day. Anna loves to curate magical events that bring friends and family together for a lifetime of memories, and one of her favorite aspects of event planning is getting to build relationships with couples, guests, and wedding professionals alike. She flawlessly draws on her background in psychology and years of planning family events to make things happen! When she's not planning gorgeous events, you'll find Anna dancing her tail off at concerts, camping with her fiancé and their dog, and painting custom shot skis.
MEET MELISSA Casella
Melissa is our powerhouse Senior Planner and Designer who loves all the little details that go into making events memorable. A planner on our team for 2 years, she combines her background in biochemical research and national certification in wedding planning & design to be a problem-solving maven before and during your event. At work, Melissa loves designing elegant tablescapes, creating & executing wedding day timelines to perfection, and organizing massive amounts of information into spreadsheets. When she's not on the clock, Melissa adventures with her husband & two dogs, watches an embarrassing amount of reality TV shows, and spends time in her crafting room/she-shed.
TIN WORKS ART
“Leslie helped us plan a socially distant, cultivation dinner for 20 in an indoor/outdoor art gallery space. She designed a simple, elegant experience with an amazing menu, teeing up a perfect opportunity to converse about the arts. As usual, Leslie and her team paid close attention to our goals for the evening and to every detail to create a seamless and wonderful evening.”