The Wedding Studio Colorado is a full-service event planning company founded by Hope Schalk and passed on to Ryan Thompson after a few years The business was established in 2009 and by the following spring, it was close to becoming one of the premier coordinating studios in Colorado.

     The Wedding Studio Colorado has become known for the professionalism and extreme attention to detail at all the weddings we are apart of.

Since opening, The Wedding Studio Colorado has designed and executed more than 150 weddings, from small family affairs to 300-guest events.


In 2015, The Wedding Studio Colorado was asked to be put in The Little Black Book, the cream of all wedding publications.

The Wedding Planner Professionals


Katie Pauls

After attending University for Event planning, Katie is starting out with this company and we welcome her watchful eye and feminine touch! On the day of, she can maintain her presence in the venue setting up, while making sure the bride is stress free and relaxing before the ceremony begins. All that, and she is a whiz at planning and going through time lines during the process before your Big Day!


The Wedding Studio Colorado can orchestrate every detail of an event, starting from custom letterpress invitations through linens, lighting, and flowers.



Who we are


Ryan Thompson

A former member of the USAF, Ryan is very keen on the detail side of things but we use him to plan and ask all the right questions as well. As the owner and the lead wedding designer of The Wedding Studio Colorado, he is well versed in all aspects of wedding planning and can coordinate anything from a small intimate ceremony in a backyard to large events numbering in the 300's. 


The Wedding Studio Colorado has extensive connections within the industry. The team can speak with other vendors you may not know, that fit with your style and dream.

Our coordinators are among the most professional of planners. We arrive early, stay late, and ensure every detail is as perfect as we can get it!

Michelle and Jeff Johnson


Jeff and Michelle met in the busy city of London, but when it is destined to be, you will find the one for you.


After one meeting with them, we knew the wedding would come together like magic, and that is exactly what happened.


“Thank you so much again for everything you did to ensure our weekend went perfectly! We know you worked your butt off, yet always with a smile."