Cheryl Lynn Foster-Gerton HeadshotAn Essential Event is a Denver, Colorado-based company specializing in event planning and wedding officiant services. The owner, Cheryl Lynn Foster-Gerton, is a Denver native and graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and has worked in both the private and public sectors as a communications specialist, graphic designer and event coordinator. With over fifteen years of event and wedding planning experience, Cheryl Lynn has acquired an acute attention to detail and a reputation for getting results. As an event and wedding planner, she believes in the value of her clients’ vision, and seeks to combine her creativity with their budget to produce highly professional, but affordable, experiences. As a non-denominational officiant, her ability to lend advice, research answers and leverage resources is an invaluable asset that can assist her clients throughout the wedding planning process. Her goal is to consistently exceed expectations, and to convey seamless service for a stress-free day. Cheryl Lynn’s passion for people, planning and service are the foundation of her success, and are sure to guide her in preparing for the next essential event – yours!


  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Careertrack Event Planning Certification
  • Licensed and Insured
  • Member of the American Association of Wedding Officiants
  • Member of the Association of Bridal Consultants
  • Official ordination by Rose Ministries
  • Penn Foster Career School Professional Bridal Consultant Certification
  • Professional Bridal Consultant
  • Staff writer for WebforWedding.com

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