General, Year-in-Review

Calluna Events 2018 – Year in Review

Thursday, January 3

We are here for the moments! Those moments that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. We want to walk beside you toward those moments and then live them alongside you. It’s why we keep coming back again, and again, and again. This year marked our 15th-year business and we are so honored and humbled that our clients and creative partners entrust us each and every year on their weddings and events. Sitting down and reflecting on the incredible moments we’ve witnessed and recounting our highlights is one of our favorite things to do at the end of each year. We are ever grateful for the work we do, the people we have the pleasure of working with and the incredibly talented wedding and event community in Colorado.

To say we are excited for 2019 is an understatement. We have many exciting things planned already for this year and we can’t wait to share them with you! We are so grateful for the couples whose weddings we are currently planning for 2019 and 2020 and for all the newly engaged couples who have been reaching out! We are continually inspired, challenged, and motivated to do incredible things and be the best we can be!

2018 was a remarkable year for Calluna Events and we are thrilled to share our incredible highlights with you!

Our Work:

  • We planned 57 events, including weddings, rehearsal dinners, a proposal, graduation party, baby shower, holiday party, 7th annual wine festival, corporate event, art showing, 70th birthday, and more!
  • We planned weddings & events all over Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico including Aspen, Beaver Creek, Vail, Boulder, Denver, Tabernash, Larkspur and Lyons, and Albuquerque, New Mexico and Saratoga, Wyoming this year.
  • We planned weddings & events at private residences, a luxury ranch in Wyoming, an organic lavender farm in New Mexico, a private polo estate, at 10,000 feet in Colorado, on working farms, mountain ranches, hotel ballrooms, mountaintops in Aspen, Beaver Creek, and Vail, and many other wedding venues!
  • We attended an incredible FAM trip this year – Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico.
  • Our owner Heather Dwight was one of the keynote speakers at the 1st annual Rooted in the Rockies conference put on by Rocky Mountain bride! She spoke about Figuring out your “why” and being your brand.
  • Heather was also asked to be a part of the Pro Panel at The Knot Pro Workshop in Denver, Colorado.
  • We were featured in an online interview with Kaleigh Weise of Meldeen on about Calluna Events and Couple Focused Weddings
  • We hit over 20,000 followers on Instagram!
  • We had one of our busiest weekends ever with seven events!
  • Heather handed over the batton as the Director of Communication in the first quarter of 2018 for the WIPA Colorado Chapter. We continue to be active WIPA members.
  • We attended Engage! Luxury Wedding Industry Conference this October at the Adare Manor in stunning Ireland. We attend Engage! Last year in Nizuc and it continues to be transformational for our business in so many ways and we are so happy to have found the Engage family! #becauseofengage
  • Heather and Calluna Events were profiled and interviewed on Among the Colors.
  • Our Owner, Heather, has been providing coaching to several wedding professionals and continues to work with clients. Click here to read more about Calluna Consulting services.
  • We were interviewed by Abby Sparks Jewelry on Wedding Planning 101. 
  • We were interviewed by Denver Style Magazine for their article Be the Best Guest (Like, Ever!)
  • Haley Warson joined the Calluna Events team as a Lead Planner. Haley was an intern with Calluna Events 10 years ago and went on to do corporate events.
  • Kristen Kennedy was promoted to Lead Planner.
  • Jean Ellison joined Calluna Events as a Lead Planner this year from the Four Seasons Denver.
  • The rest of our veterans continued as an integral part of our team. Two of our Lead Planners, Spice and Gabbie have been with us for 13 & 12 years respectively. Kristen, Francesca, Gabbie and Melanie managed weddings all over the state. We are so grateful for their loyalty, experience, friendship and continuous dedication to the Calluna team!
  • We planned the 8th annual Boulder Burgundy Festival and are excited to continue helping in 2019.
  • We were hired to be the planner and designer for the Crate and Barrel Registry Event in Cherry Creek, Colorado.
  • We continued our Coffee with Calluna series on our blog to talk about all things weddings, style, planning or anything you have questions about!
  • We continued our Cocktails with Calluna blog series where we interview our favorite local creative partners and share tips and tricks.
  • We showcased our third shop-local series featuring all of our favorite local shops in December, which culminated in our annual Holiday Gift Guide.
  • We attended many industry events and networking opportunities such as The Knot Denver Pro and Tassles and Tastemakers Denver, to broaden our knowledge of the industry and meet new vendors.

The Applause: 

Calluna Events in the wedding world:

  • Katie and Matthew’s Vail wedding was featured in print in Rocky Mountain Bride fall 2018
  • Brett and Ryan were featured in print in the Fall 2018 issue of The Knot Colorado
  • Melissa + Marissa’s Denver wedding was also featured in the Fall 2018 issue of The Knot Colorado.
  • Blair and Pedro were featured on the cover of the first ever Couture Colorado Magazine.
  • Shannon and Luke’s beautiful Boulder wedding was featured on BRIDES.
  • Holly and Mark’s St. Julien Boulder wedding was featured on
  • Kate and Tug’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding was featured on Ruffled Blog.
  • Blair + Pedro’s Moss Denver Wedding was featured on JuneBug Weddings.
  • Maddie and Philip’s Brush Creek Ranch wedding was featured on Carats + Cake.
  • Kristin and Ryan’s wedding was featured in JuneBug Weddings.
  • Abby and Connor’s Vail wedding was featured on Rocky Mountain Bride.
  • Molly and Kyle’s Blanc Denver wedding was featured on JuneBug Weddings.
  • Emily and Tate’s Crested Butte, Colorado wedding was featured on Rocky Mountain Bride.
  • Nikki and Sam’s Denver wedding was featured on Ruffled Blog.
  • Lauren and Jeremy’s Boulder wedding was featured on Couture Colorado.
  • Lauren and Jeremy’s wedding was also featured on Martha Stewart Weddings in an article about floral centerpieces.
  • Erin and Ted’s Brush Creek Ranch wedding was featured on Carats + Cake.
  • Our styled shoot at the Hotel Born was featured on Rocky Mountain Bride.
  • Natalie and Brian’s Beaver Creek wedding was featured on
  • Noran + Erik’s Denver wedding was featured on Couture Colorado.
  • Abby and Connor are featured on Carats + Cake.
  • Debra and Andrew’s Denver wedding was featured on Couture Colorado.
  • Kathryn and Allen’s lovely Boulder wedding was featured on Carats + Cake.
  • And Kathryn and Allen’s wedding was also featured on Aisle Planner.
  • Liz and Joey’s Modern Denver Wedding was featured on Couture Colorado.
  • Lauren and Wes’ Boulder wedding was featured on Couture Colorado.
  • Tess and Nathan’s colorful Boulder wedding was featured on Couture Colorado.
  • We have several of our 2018 weddings pending features for 2019, so stay tuned!