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Get to Know the Faces of IMESevents

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. 

Why take a chance with it?

Dream about what you would like, but let a trained professional help your wedding dreams come true – and also on time and under budget! These behind-the-scenes professionals can manage the hard work for you, so you can spend more time with your family and friends – and truly "Be a Guest at Your Own Wedding." Let's get to know two of the faces of IMESevents, part of the Association of Bridal Consultants.

Carol Lathrop

I’m Carol Lathrop, proud Founder and Chief Event Officer of IMESevents.

I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

Event planning has been something that always excited me, so back in 2006, I started working on large conferences as Independent Meeting & Event Services. In 2011, I took a sabbatical to help some family members through medical issues. In 2016, I came back with a new calling to help people celebrate any event. I re-branded the firm to “IMES”, using the initials of the original company so we could keep the history. That’s when we became IMESevents, and our focus was firmly fixed on making special events all the more special.

With over twenty years of experience under my belt, I have grown my business from the ground up, building a network of quality vendors who can make anything happen, while creating memories of a lifetime for others.

I believe that IMESevents is meant to be a resource to people and of service to them. With that in mind, we create your vision and stay within your budget, while taking care of everyone who attends the event so that they have the best experience possible while producing a memorable event.

Calendar page with wedding date

Seeing my clients’ vision and objectives come to life is the most gratifying part of my job and being able to deliver my best work without constraints is immensely rewarding.

At IMESevents, we never stop learning. I surround myself with quality professionals, and we work as a team with our clients. We also respect others for their contributions to the event. For us, responsive customer service is our highest priority, and we strive to ensure our high qualities of service are always met.

When I am not at work or planning events, I enjoy spending time with family, attending church, scrapbooking, traveling, watching movies, and supporting my boyfriend’s interest in German Folk Dancing.

I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our expertise as corporate, non-profit, wedding, private event planners in Colorado, I invite you to get in touch.

April Burdick


Meet April Burdick, the Event Specialist at IMESevents. April started her IMESevents career five months ago and has a bright future ahead.

Although she joined us recently, it’s tough to put into words how important April has become to our team. However, the reason we’re featuring her on our blog this month is to showcase our appreciation for her efforts.

In the few months since April has joined, she has taken on a range of responsibilities, from coordinating event logistics, planning the layout of seating and decorations, monitoring the event timeline, participating in publicized events, office maintenance tasks to calculating the budget and ensuring all the deadlines are met.

Just married bride and groom holding hands with wedding rings

What makes April unique is that she works fast and efficiently with little to no guidance. She is driven to make the most out of her time in office. She can also grasp new tasks quickly and is always keen on learning something new.

Besides, she is passionate about events and marketing. We admire her willingness to tackle anything thrown at her and her ability not to give up and find a resolution to the problem. April invariably goes the extra mile, takes the initiative, and makes IMESevents look good.

We recall an occasion where an app used for an event crashed during the event, and all of the data was lost. April immediately learned to program and reentered the information into the app on site during the exhibit. Her quick thinking saved the day. Moreover, she swiftly and accurately provided customer service to the exhibitors when there was an error in their information.

Rustic happily ever after wedding sign on repurposed door

As the Event Specialist at IMESevents, April prides herself on the beautiful events she partakes in. She has genuine care and love for IMESevents, and we absolutely love the integrity with which she works.

When we asked her about why she loves working with us, she grinned and said: “I enjoy working with Carol. I love that I am encouraged to use my drive and creativity to go beyond my limits. I am learning to tackle new projects and have been exposed to many new experiences to expand my knowledge and expertise. I am grateful for the opportunity!”

Just like April, at IMESevents, we take great pride in providing corporate, non-profit, wedding, private event planning and management services in Denver, Colorado. So, the next time you’re looking for an event specialist in Colorado, get in touch with us by visiting our website.

For more information on Association of Bridal Consultants, please visit them here.

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