2014 was our company’s ten year anniversary, a huge accomplishment that called for a lavish party. Ten is a very special celebration that called for something over the top, something that you wouldn’t see at just any party. As a business, we love curating an event to a couple’s individual style, in an authentic way. Once our own party came around we had a very specific vision for our styled shoot and party: Marie Antoinette with a modern twist.
For the shoot, we had so much fun folding in all elements of the Marie Antoinette era while interlacing our professional and personal style in each element that reflected our interpretation of a “Modern Marie”.
Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette garnered inspiration of the opulent style and golds with pops of unexpected saturated color throughout in the florals, desserts, linens and décor. Working with the best event vendors Colorado has to offer, we created a party and styled shoot that was completely over the top yet strategically arranged for an appealing atmosphere – just as our daring Marie had done.
The inspiration started from the get go with an elaborate party invitation. Our “Calluna is 10” logo was hand crafted by highly celebrated calligrapher DesingsGirl, the custom design and letterpress was crafted by SWEET Letterpress & Design. An envelope liner featuring a Mordern Marie, hand drawn by the lovely and talented Lana’s Shop completed the invite.
All areas the day of the event were decked out in decadence – the clothing, the furniture, the tablescape, the flowers, the linens were all unforgettable. Our party resided in the newly opened industrial chic venue in Denver, Blanc. Exposed brick, a warehouse feel and outdoor space were all crucial elements in creating a cohesive space that housed our vision.
Our stunning models, a real life couple and part of the Perfect Petal team, were elegantly draped in custom designed clothing that gave a historical nod to the era designed and styled by the talented Maggie Evans. The Calluna team was lucky enough to wear Maggie Evans Designs throughout the night as well. Our rock star beauty team helped us achieve the over the top Marie look with from Goldie & Bob and The Bridal Goddess on hair and makeup provided by Alchemy Mineral Blends. Our fantastic outfits were completed with the raw elegance of Todd Reed jewelry.
LMD Productions provided a magnificent pink chandelier and a projection of the Kirsten Dunst/Sofia Coppoloa Marie Antoinette projecting on a white wall. The projection of the movie during the shoot (and party) provided a modern day element.
The dessert table was created by Jen Bush of Lucky’s Bakehouse – an over to top sugar display complete with several large cakes, spun sugar, cream puffs, and lots of vibrant color.
Linens came from La Tavola and rentals were sourced from Event Rents + By Design Event Decor. The combination of the two vendors showcased various design styles and an eclectic mix of linens, china, glassware, chargers and placesettings.
We worked with Yonder House of Floral + Design (formerly Chairshed) to create a magical ceremony spot with their eclectic vintage white washed chairs and door back drop.
Other areas were a gorgeous and colorful candy bar from Sugarlicious, a stacked book display with covers wrapped in our modern Marie hand drawing by Juniper Books, pashmina’s and parasols across the ceremony chairs were from Splendor for your Guests and a life size flower art installation and flower prints decorated the space from bold artist, Kristen Hatgti
Our dreamy styled shoot was coupled with our anniversary party where industry friends, family and vendors (in costume of course) gathered around to reminisce about Calluna’s 10 years in business. What a way to celebrate such a big milestone!