Here at Calluna we are always looking for new ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we want to show them off to you in our new Cocktails with Calluna series!! We will sit down with some of the fabulous vendors of Colorado and get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more!
This week for Cocktails with Calluna we caught up with Gretchen Josten of Yonder Floral & Decor House!
Cheers! Xo, Calluna
- Describe what you do?
“The Yonder team creates unique and creative decor accents for weddings and special events focusing on the boutique side of the event rental industry. We specialize in beautiful tableware, curated lounge furniture and one of a kind tables, chairs and decor pieces. We are also honored to design florals for a curated collection of special clients as well.”
- What is your idea of a dream project?
“We love it when our clients want their wedding to speak to guests on an intimate level and carry out that thoughtfulness throughout the entire day in all of the beautiful details. 2017 has some seriously killer clients who are all about the details!”
- What has been your favorite wedding that you have worked, or attended?
“This year is going to be hard to top! We just designed for a beautiful wedding at Blanc. They designed their day with our florals, tableware and lounge furniture and on top of that they hired us to create a Flower Crown/Boutonnière bar for guests. It was so magical and such a hit with guests. It was hard to find anyone who wasn’t wearing flowers by the end of the night! The bride was such a doll and wanted to make her guests feel like they were all part of the wedding, and they certainly did!”
- What does your morning routine look like?
“Usually a cup of coffee in the morning with my hubby and then a cup of coffee on my walk with our pup, Louie. Breakfast at home, maybe a trip to Fierce45 or Orange Theory then in to the office to join my fabulous team who’s already been cranking out tons of work!”
- What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing?
“Really loving the darker tones in general and incorporating more and more color into tablescapes and lounge designs. Texture, texture, texture. Leathers, velvets, silks. Modern elements with tone on tone accents are getting to my soul these days.”
- What advice would you give to a younger you?
“Be present in each step of life. Don’t always live for the next big thing. Relish what you can learn and master within the present. ”
- What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?
“It’s really exciting to see how our team accomplishes so many goals each week. We are honored to contribute to anywhere from one to fifteen weddings in a weekend, and to see how we can make each one happen, turn around, reset our inventory and lives and start all over again each week is really breathtaking to me. ”
- What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight?
“Favorite cocktail right now is Gin & Champagne with a twist of lime.”
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Photo Credit : Cassie Rosch, Laura Murray, James & Schulze, Julie Harris