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Summer Wedding Internship

We’re Looking for Wedding Interns!

Do weddings make you swoon? Are you curious about learning the ins and outs of the wedding day and the planning that goes into it before? If so, we’d love to get to know you! Send us your résume and a brief summary of who you are (a résume can only tell us so much!) and why you’re interested in weddings.

Once we’ve looked over your information we’d like to set up a meeting to get to know you a little more and see if you’d be a great fit with us.

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Internship Curriculum consists of:

On-site management, directly communicating with vendors and clients, and lots of insight into the Colorado event planning industry! Learning the logistics of wedding planning: timelines, rehearsals, communicating with couples via email, consultations, and phone calls. Learning the design process (color boards, floral inspiration, blog posts on design trends, creating inspiration boards)

We believe in:

High standard of professionalism when communicating with clients, vendors, and our couples. Prioritization and organization. We have learned that the greatest advantage in wedding and event planning is having strong organizational skills. Even the greatest of tasks can be completed through strategic organization. The effectiveness of a team. Whether that be in a supporting role or a leading role, the most important role is one that benefits the team as a whole.

This is an unpaid internship and must be recognized by the interns college instruction as academic credit towards his/her chosen degree.

Read here what Grace, one of our previous interns, has to say about the internship:

I (Grace) was an intern with A Vintage Affair for the greater part of my college career.  When I started my internship as a sophomore at the University of Denver, I knew that I was in love with the magic and whimsy of the wedding world without any idea of the work behind it.  I quickly realized that there is much more to planning and executing one of the most important days in a couple’s life than it seems.  My duties as an intern varied greatly, yet were all enjoyable: from developing a bride-to-be checklist that outlined months of planning, to folding hundreds of napkins the day of the wedding, I was able to be a part of the entire journey of each wedding. I went from dreaming and blogging about Colorado’s amazing wedding venues to assisting in staging an entire event in those same places.  Every day was a hands-on adventure with A Vintage Affair – we built intricate fabric backdrops, built and stained escort card stands, embossed hundreds of coasters and programs, and much more.

In my internship, I observed the rhythm and flow of a wedding.  There are countless aspects of every wedding, and there is undeniable artistry in every element, no matter how big or small. A wedding is (obviously) an emotional event, and unlike corporate parties or business meetings, decisions are made from the heart. Because of this, it is important to take into account the emotions of all parties involved and make decisions for the best interest of your client.  Communication skills are imperative, and mine were exponentially finessed on the job. By the end of my internship, I was able to direct the processional, ensure timeliness of the event, and develop a connection with our clients.  A wedding is such an intimate event, and it is pretty incredible to share those moments and feel like you are part of someone’s family for one night.

In the time I spent with A Vintage Affair, I learned management and delegation skills, as well as impeccable prioritization. Working a wedding requires split-second decisions as things can easily change in the blink of an eye.  I filled in every position imaginable, from directing every element of a wedding ceremony to fluffing a bride’s train right before she walks down the aisle.  In working A Vintage Affair for 3 years, I learned how to work effectively on a team.  The level of trust and support that is required in the tasks we complete is significant, and I believe that that friendly chemistry is very important to work for a wedding planner.

As an employer, it doesn’t get much better than A Vintage Affair. I have met the most genuine and caring people through my internship – they were always willing to network with those in the industry and introduce me to people who would be beneficial to my career.  Jessica believed in my talent and recognized my skills before I did, and helped me discover many wedding passions, like hand-lettering and wedding stationary.  Jessica was more than a boss: she was my mentor, my sounding board, my confidant, and – most importantly – my friend.  I can’t say enough about my experience with A Vintage Affair – my only regret is that it’s over!

If you are interested in an internship:

please email jessica@avintageaffairevents.com

Wedding Internship!

Things are already picking up fast for 2014 and we’re looking to add two team members. Are you a hard-working, fun-loving, Denver-based gal (or guy) who dreams of a career in the events industry? Then read on!

Duties include:

  • Creating timelines and proposal contracts for clients
  • Coordinating and assisting weddings for the day of to ensure the event go smoothly.
  • Valuable hands on experience with planning and designing weddings.
  • How to interact with clients (brides) and other vendors (photographers, venues, florists, DJ’s, and so on).
  • Marketing past wedding with blogs and magazines.
  • Designing and crafting!
  • Inspiration  board creation
  • Wedding blog posts
  • Pinterest 🙂
  • So much more..

Details: This is an unpaid position and the intern must receive school credit.  However, an intern who successfully completes the internship program may be hired on a part-time or full-time basis to assist at future events.  We are flexible with start/end dates.

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Meet Emily!

I am super excited to introduce our newest intern, Emily. Emily is a hospitality student at Kansas State University and has a passion for weddings and events. If you see her out and about with us, please say hello. Here is some more about her:

“Why do I love weddings?  Where do I begin? When I was younger I was that little girl who had her wedding all planned out. I made journals and scrapbooks filled with everything you could think of that dealt with weddings: rings, cakes, table settings, flowers, shoes,  and of course dresses. Every girl fantasizes about her big day! Your wedding day should be the best day of your life. You will look back on this day of celebration for many years to come! What is there not to love about that?  I am simply in love with love! I am looking forward to working for  A Vintage Affair Rentals. I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to help brides make all of their wedding dreams come true.”