espirit awardForté Events Inc., a Colorado Springs-based strategic event design and production firm is an award recipient for the prestigious ISES Esprit Awards from the International Special Events Society (ISES) in the category of “Best Wedding Budget Over $200,000.”  Along with this award, Forté Events also won this year’s ISES Denver Excellence Award for “Best Wedding Budget Over $50,000” in June.  These awards make Forté Events the winner of the best wedding produced in the state of Colorado in the year of 2011 and the best wedding produced in the world in 2011 as judged by the event industry.

Forté Events Inc. has been in business for six years and it’s CEO, Tami Forero celebrated her 20-year anniversary as an Event Planner in 2012.  In that time, Forté Events Inc. has also won an Colorado Expression ICON Award for best non-profit event and Tami’s been awarded the Rising Star Award by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

The winning wedding was an Alice in Wonderland themed event that was truly a dream job for Forté Events.   We were given full creative control and a generous budget from the client.  A 100’ x 100’ tent on the grounds of the Fountain Valley School became a fantasy world that included a rabbit hole entryway, shrinking room, hedge maze, a 75’ long Mad-Hatter table, and characters from the story.  Over 5,000 flowers created a ceremony archway like no other and a truly magical feeling forest atmosphere.  The culinary selections were unlike anything you’ve ever seen at a wedding with food displayed as growing out of the forest floor, hanging from trees and even included a station of items that tasted “not what they seemed” (beef and sour cream tacos that looked like desert canoli’s for example.)  For a full set of photos go to

Tami Forero, CEO of Forté Events Inc., says”  “It was one of our favorite weddings we have produced.  The family was a pleasure to work with and our ability to be creative was limitless which is a rare privilege.”


About ISES:

ISES honors industry excellence through its prestigious awards program, the ISES Esprit Awards which fuel a spirit of competition within designated categories. ISES Esprit Awards gain global visibility and recognition for ISES members. It honors special event professionals who exhibit a “spirit of excellence” in their work.  The importance of global industry recognition helps improve industry standards internationally and further promote our professionalism.  ISES is dedicated to recognizing excellence in events and rewarding those individuals whose vision and creativity make their events “Special.”

About Forté Events:

Forté Events is a strategic event design and production firm specializing in corporate, non-profit, and social events worldwide.  Based in Colorado Springs, CO, this small company of seven produce events worldwide from Fortune 500 clients to families and charities.  Forté Events specializes in helping clients attain goals, realize return on investment, and achieve the most unique, creative experiences.

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