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As a Minneapolis native with more than 13 years of experience in the special events industry, Gretchen knows people in every corner of the country. She has a gift for connecting the right people at the right time. And in the event world, she’s a catalyst for making brilliant, creative things happen.

In 2010, Gretchen launched her own event planning and design company, Rocket Science Weddings & Events. Her events have been featured in many local and national publications for their high-end feel and ultra creative touches. Special Events Magazine named her one of the “30 under 40 to watch” and she was recently recognized by Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the Top Wedding Planners in the country. Gretchen is also a Co-Founder of Rentivist, a website that connects the owners of stuff with those who want to rent it.

Gretchen holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of St. Thomas. She is active in the International Special Events Society and the Independent Wedding Association, and serves as a mentor for female students at her alma mater. Outside of the event world, she loves spending time with her husband and three children.


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