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About Snapdragon Celebrations

Snapdragon Celebrations offers professional wedding and event planning services in Vail, Beaver Creek, and the entire Eagle Valley area. From month-of-wedding coordination to full planning, we have a range of services that will help make your experience more enjoyable by attending to all the details. We allow you to focus on your guests and your once-in-a lifetime event with complete confidence. 

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Meet Jill 

Owner . Planner . YES Woman!

Jill loves weddings! She started in the wedding industry in 2009 creating custom paper out of wedding flowers to preserve their beauty. This led to the realization that she had a real passion for the details and design of a perfect wedding day here in the Vail Valley. Jill loves where she lives and understands the how special it is to plan and execute a wedding in these beautiful mountains. Jill thrives in the high energy environment of weddings and events, and that shows in the outcome of her planning. As a nearly 25-year full-time resident of the Vail area, she has the knowledge and relationships only a true local can provide. She would be honored and excited to

help you shape the perfect event.


Jill Chalfant grew up in Colorado and moved to Vail after

attending CU Boulder. She has enjoyed being a ski instructor, ski school supervisor, fly fishing guide, and Kindergarten teacher, but wedding planning is the job she was meant to do.

Jill loves spending time with her husband Dan and two

daughters in the snow and on the water.

It is truly a gift to be able to work, live and play in our valley.

Meet Cole

Event Manager  .  Designer

Originally from Massachusetts, Cole moved to the Vail Valley in 2007 after graduating from college in RI with a degree in Fine Arts

and Graphic Design.  Cole has worked for both Vail

and Beaver Creek Mountain, she has taught Art at Alpine Arts,

spent many summers as a wrangler at Beaver Creek Stables,

and worked as a silversmith, both designing and

making fine jewelry. Cole also spends her time volunteering and working with Trio Therapy Partners as an Equine Specialist in

Mental Health and learning.  Her diverse background

has allowed her to develop an intimate knowledge and connection to the valley lending well to helping you execute your perfect day.


After many years of working with Jill at Vail Mountain, four years ago Cole joined Jill at Snapdragon Celebrations. With a keen eye for design, and knack for organization and attention to detail,

Cole is dedicated to making sure that your one of a kind event is

everything you've ever dreamed of. 

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