Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and we are honored to be a part of it.
Calluna Events is a nationally celebrated event planning and design firm producing weddings, social and corporate events in the Colorado region and beyond since 2004. Recognized for our elevated design aesthetic and a collaborative, high-touch approach to planning, we channel nearly two decades of expertise to achieve iconic events rooted in a deep sense of authenticity to honor your more celebrated occasions.
Our team of seasoned wedding planners is dedicated to curating extraordinary experiences that exceed your expectations. From the moment we embark on this journey together, we become your trusted partners, guiding you through every step of the planning process. We take the time to truly understand your vision, your style, and your aspirations, ensuring that every aspect of your wedding day reflects your personal taste and personality.
Immerse yourself in a world of endless possibilities as we design an ambiance that is as unique as your love. From breathtaking floral arrangements to exquisite tablescapes, we collaborate with the most talented vendors and artisans to create a setting that leaves your guests in awe. Every detail is thoughtfully curated, from the invitations that set the tone to the final dance that ends the night, ensuring a cohesive and enchanting experience.
We believe that planning your wedding should be a joyful and stress-free experience. With our exceptional organizational skills and industry expertise, we navigate the complexities of logistics, budgets, and timelines seamlessly. From scouting the perfect venue to coordinating flawless execution on your special day, we take care of every detail, allowing you to fully embrace and enjoy the celebration.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to personalized service. We celebrate diversity and understand that every love story is unique. Our team takes the time to listen to your dreams and desires, infusing your wedding with personalized touches that reflect your journey together. We are here to make your vision come to life, surpassing your expectations and creating a celebration that is truly one-of-a-kind.
The Calluna Events team is a remarkable group of individuals, brought together by a shared devotion to the art of event planning and design. With a wealth of experience, creativity, and an innate sense of style, our team is dedicated to orchestrating extraordinary celebrations that exceed expectations and create lasting memories.
Each member of the Calluna Events team brings a unique set of skills, expertise, and experiences to the table, ensuring that our clients benefit from a diverse range of perspectives and a wealth of knowledge. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of event planning and design, our team possesses a finely honed ability to transform visions into reality, crafting unforgettable experiences that surpass expectations.
Beyond their professional capabilities, the Calluna Events team is characterized by their genuine warmth, unwavering dedication, and unparalleled attention to detail. They understand that every event is a deeply personal and significant milestone for our clients, and they approach their work with empathy, integrity, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Collaboration lies at the core of our team's ethos. They believe in forging strong partnerships with our clients, listening intently to their desires, and working hand in hand to co-create extraordinary celebrations. Their collaborative approach ensures that every event is an authentic reflection of our clients' unique personalities and aspirations, while also infusing it with the innovative ideas and creative touches that define Calluna Events.
Furthermore, the Calluna Events team is renowned for their professionalism, reliability, calm and impeccable organization. They possess an exceptional ability to navigate complex logistics, coordinate multiple vendors, and orchestrate seamless events with grace and precision. As dedicated professionals, the Calluna Events team is wholeheartedly committed to delivering an exceptional experience from start to finish. Their focus on excellence and attention-to-detail ensures that your celebration surpasses all expectations, leaving you with beautiful memories to cherish.
Ultimately, the Calluna Events team is more than just a group of professionals. They are a tight-knit community driven by a shared passion for their craft and dedication to creating remarkable moments that leave lasting impressions. With their expertise, creativity, and genuine care for each client, they stand ready to bring your vision to life and ensure that your event is nothing short of extraordinary.
Heather Dwight started Calluna Events in 2004 after working in non-profit and corporate events for 10 years. With a vibrant and captivating sense of style, Heather is one of the most sought-after wedding planners in Colorado and with weddings planned in New York, Virginia, California, Arizona, Louisiana, Wyoming, and New Mexico she is helping Calluna expand to exciting destinations. She is the visionary behind Calluna Events being recognized as one of the Best Wedding Planners in America by BRIDES (2018-2022), The Knot’s Best of Weddings (2007-2022), The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and the winner of Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award. In 2020 + 2021 BizBash named Heather among the 500 influential event professionals in the US. Heather served as the Director of Communications on the inaugural WIPA Colorado Board of Directors. Clients describe Heather as having a sophisticated, yet calming confidence, allowing her to be a true advocate for her clients’ vision. Heather also provides business coaching and mentoring and in 2019 launched a new business, Love Well Planned which focuses on workshops for wedding planners and wedding creatives. She loves mindful design, style and immaculate detail. After 18 seasons, what Heather adores the most are the relationships she is fortunate to build with clients and helping couples achieve a beautiful wedding that is authentically theirs.
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A Colorado native whose journey in event planning and design led her to the vibrant streets of the Big Apple. Seven years ago, she packed her bags, fueled by a passion for creating unforgettable experiences. In the bustling streets of New York, Lindsay honed her craft, working with prestigious brands such as Sephora, Google, Airbnb, Slack, Pandora, BuzzFeed, and many more. With a knack for designing events that leave a lasting impression, Lindsay's creativity knows no bounds. Her portfolio extends beyond the corporate realm, as she has also lent her talents to crafting unique social events, weddings, and bar and bat mitzvahs, both in the city and across the globe. As our Director of Events, Lindsay brings her wealth of experience and boundless passion for celebrations to Calluna Events. Her problem-solving skills, deep understanding of the art of celebration, creative imagination, and meticulous attention to detail set her apart. With an unwavering positive attitude and an innate ability to turn dreams into reality, Lindsay is a key driving force behind the extraordinary experiences that Calluna Events creates.
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Gabby Gray is a talented and passionate soul hailing from the charming landscapes of South Georgia. Gabby's love for weddings and design blossomed while planning her own wedding and creating beautifully remodeled homes. This innate passion led her to embark on an exciting journey with a prominent restaurant group in Atlanta, Georgia. During her time there, Gabby orchestrated upscale events that ranged from corporate happy hours to breathtaking weddings on city rooftops. The Rocky Mountains beckoned, and after years in southern hospitality, Gabby answered the call and made her way to Colorado in January of 2022. Embracing the opportunity to continue her pursuit of crafting extraordinary experiences, she landed at a luxurious 4-star property in Boulder, where she meticulously planned weddings and events. Now, Gabby is thrilled to join the Calluna Events team, bringing with her the love and charm of the South and a deep passion for celebrating love. With her expertise and dedication, Gabby is poised to weave unforgettable tales of romance and joy for couples, infusing each celebration with her unique style and heartwarming Southern hospitality.
Melanie Robertz has a built a reputable background in public relations, marketing and event planning, with a notable focus on upscale client relationships. Starting her career at prestigious advertising agency CP+B, and then Artifact Uprising. Melanie prides herself on the ability to effectively project manage, multitask and put pen to paper in a pinch, but the intersection of creativity and human connection is what really gets her heart beating fast. She has found purpose in bringing love and light into every celebration. Leading with contagious optimism, she navigates the wedding world with creativity, gratitude, and a heaping dose of hard work.
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Kristen Kennedy, a San Francisco native, joined the Calluna team in 2015 for the opportunity to dip her toes into the Colorado wedding world. She has been with the team ever since; involved in full-service wedding & design to social media strategy. Kristen's favorite part of planning a Calluna wedding is building a thoughtful and intentional vendor team alongside her couples. She thrives during a fast-paced wedding day and believes no detail is too small to make a wedding feel personal & memorable. She has recently produced weddings in Cabo San Lucas and California & looks forward to adding more destination events to her repertoire.
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Gina is a Colorado native with a background in architecture and UX design deeply influenced by her love for nature. As a designer, she cherishes the meaningful relationship between people and place, believing it to be fundamental when planning weddings and events. With over a decade of experience in the wedding industry, Gina has developed a true love in cultivating unforgettable celebrations and experiences for clients from conception to execution. She finds immense joy in infusing each event with personalized design elements that weave love and happiness into every detail, leaving lasting memories for the couples she works with.
Gina began her journey with Calluna Events in 2019 as an intern, and now takes on the role of a lead planner, excited to continue her path of forging connections and fostering a sense of community and inclusivity within the wedding industry. Her mission is to make every event a true celebration of the unique love shared by each couple.
Spice Jones, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, joined the Calluna Events team in 2006 for the opportunity to combine an extensive career producing award winning television commercials- collaborating with many of the world’s top Art Directors- with her love for creating gorgeous celebrations. For Spice, perfection lies in the smallest details and her passion is finding fresh and exciting ways to match time honored traditions with today’s modern styles. She loves the challenge of sourcing visual elements that are not only compelling but also unique to each celebration. After 15 years of planning and designing unforgettable events Spice has earned a reputation for surpassing the expectations of even the most demanding clients. Along with her vast experience, Spice brings the confident professionalism and engaging personality that are the trademarks of Calluna Events.
Based in California
Francesca DeOrio is a native New Yorker who has worked in the hospitality industry for over a decade. She originally joined the Boulder-based The Kitchen restaurant group and worked in a variety of roles in several of their restaurants. Her background in hospitality management, restaurant operations and events coordination has honed her ability to multi-task her way through just about any project. Francesca and Calluna owner, Heather Dwight, first worked together when they collaborated on an event at The Kitchen Next Door. At the time, Francesca was the general manager and events planner. It was immediately evident that events managed by Francesca balanced good humor and positive thinking with innate problem-solving skills and a thorough eye for detail. Her extensive experience at The Kitchen restaurant group combined with her passionate enthusiasm for event and wedding planning makes Francesca a perfect addition to the Calluna Events team.
Kira Sullivan was born and raised in SoCal, but got her taste of Colorado when attending CU Boulder for undergrad. She has an expansive career in marketing and advertising. Working in both the automotive and real estate industries, Kira brings a passion for organizing, planning and top notch client service to Calluna Events. Being newly engaged herself, Kira is excited to be hands-on with the wedding and event planning, and work with the Calluna Team to make the dream wedding a reality.
Megan Dunlap is a Colorado native who loves spending time with her family and friends. She is a recent graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Hospitality Management. She started out with Calluna Events as an intern during the 2019 wedding season. Megan's favorite part of planning weddings is of course, the wedding day and the look on the Groom's face as the Bride walks down the aisle. She says nothing can beat the pure love you can see between a couple during their First Look, and she especially loves the level of detail needed to execute the perfect wedding day.
based in new york
“Working with Heather & Calluna events was the best decision I made during my wedding planning process. Not only was Heather an absolute joy to work with, but she helped bring my vision to life in a way I couldn't have even imagined. Throughout the wedding weekend, I honestly couldn't have done it without Heather. She was so detail-oriented, thoughtful, and calm, that it truly made our wedding a dream come true. No matter what the problem or opportunity was, Heather was there to help me every step of the way and I couldn't be happier. We love Calluna and couldn't recommend them enough.”
– Leah S.
“We love Calluna Events!!! Working with Lindsay Hayden was the absolute best decision during our wedding planning process, and she became part of our family along the way :) Not only was she a rockstar during the day-of, but continuously so during the 20 months of preparation leading up to it. Every vendor we worked with spoke so highly of Lindsay & the entire Calluna team. Every big or small detail we envisioned for our incredible day was fulfilled. We very much look forward to working with Calluna for future parties and events!”
– Jessica W.
“Working with Calluna was a dream come true! We worked with Melanie Robertz, and we could not have asked for a better planner. From our very first call, Melanie put my mind at ease, and made the entire planning process celebratory and easy. We could always count on her expert opinion, recommendations for other wonderful vendors, and her creative eye throughout our year of planning. She took the time to get to know us as people and as a couple, and ensured that our wedding captured our vision.”
– Taylor M.
“If I had to plan my wedding all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. Kristen at Calluna helped make the planning process smooth, fun and enjoyable. She really took the time to get to know my partner and myself to provide tailored recommendations and guidance that fit our personality/style. The day turned out better than I could've ever imagined, and the icing on the cake was that we didn't have to stress about a thing - Kristen handled everything and anything!”
– Marie B.
The Calluna Flower:
WHAT DOES CALLUNA MEAN?
Calluna is the scientific genus name for the plant heather. Heather is commonly found on the moorlands of northern Europe and eastern North America. The highlands of Scotland are synonymous with the beautiful rolling hills of heather. The name Calluna is derived from the Greek word kallunein, which means to cleanse. The name evokes a feeling of simplicity and clean lines. In Scotland, brides carry a sprig of heather in their bouquets. White heather is very rare, brings good fortune and protects against evil. Heather Dwight’s Mom was born and raised in Scotland and all of Heather’s ancestors on her Mom’s side still reside in the British Isles. It is a place she grew up frequently traveling to and is near and dear in her heart.
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