Our Story

We are a full-service event planning team with a passion for curating luxury events with a laid-back feel. We pride ourselves on our ability to plan weddings and events that are the perfect mix of elegant and fun; classy and celebratory; traditional and unique. In other words, we know it’s possible to have your decadent seven-tier cake and eat it too.

With years of experience, our event planning team has the ability and passion to bring your unique vision to life. Whether you’re dreaming of a lavish wedding or planning a company retreat, we will work with you to curate a customized experience.

Event Planning Team - Phoenix


Owner and Lead Wedding & Event Planner

Heidi is a fun-loving wedding and event planner with a love for curating unique and memorable events. While her personal style can be described as classic luxe with a splash of organic glam, her true passion comes from bringing each client’s vision to life.

Heidi has years of experience executing weddings and events throughout the Midwest and Arizona. Many of her friends agree that Heidi puts the chic in Chicago, where she was born and raised, before attending Butler University in Indianapolis. During her college years, Heidi lived on 44th street, where her dream of owning her own event company was born.

After graduation, Heidi entered the workforce as a marketing communications professional, gaining experience in successful event management. While the corporate world taught Heidi many valuable lessons, she continued to dream of owning her own event planning company. Finally, when Heidi and her husband moved to Cincinnati, she decided to take the next step in her career, and 44th & Luxe Events was born.

When Heidi isn’t planning weddings and events, you can find her indulging in all things travel, watching too much Bravo, and running around with her baby Conrad and two extremely luxe pugs, Chloe and Pearl.

Event Planning Team - Cincinnati


Lead Wedding & Event Planner

Colleen believes the best way to create a memorable event is through the perfect blend of creativity and detail. She is passionate about helping her clients find inspiration in the things they love, and then tailoring each detail of their wedding day to be uniquely theirs.

After graduating from Butler University, she began a career in global marketing, allowing her to plan and attend corporate events all around the world. From there, her desire to pursue a career where she could focus her creative energy into planning and executing special events grew stronger and stronger. It wasn’t long before she joined the 44th & Luxe team.

Outside of work, you can find Colleen strolling through parks with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling, DIY home improvement projects, and she’s currently working on her golf game.