When Calluna Events rebranded three years ago we called our dear friends at Anthem Branding in Boulder for help. Michael was put in charge of our account and during the time working with us he probably learned more about weddings that he ever wanted to! He was patient and friendly during our rebrand and website overhaul that when we heard Michael had proposed to his lovely girlfriend Haley we couldn’t wait to return the favor and help them with their plans to tie the knot. Michael and Haley are the sweetest couple and it was an honor working with them on the planning of their day and also being present to witness their truly authentic and wedding weekend.
Haley and Michael both work in the design + branding world and they created sweet and simple details that were well designed in an understated way. Their invitation suite with a “XO” brand set the tone for the wedding weekend at the spectacular Mt Princeton Hot Sprigs and they carried the “XO” seal throughout the day in places like the backdrop to their ceremony arch and in signage at the reception.
Haley was going for a bit of hand designed feel with the florals so she coordinated ahead of time with Steph from Lale and picked up most of the succulents and cactus which were placed on the reception tables on her own. Haley spent several months making little white pinch pots which held a succulent for each guest to take as a favor. The succulents were darling and added to the cactus, rocks and succulent centerpieces.
We picked up some of the ceremony and personal flowers from Lale Floral on Friday to help ensure they were fresh. Guests arrived Friday night and went to a welcome party followed by soaking in the natural hot springs. What a great way to start the weekend!
On Saturday guests hiked, or soaked and then assembled for their evening ceremony.In the absence of Lale Florals on site, we played florist and decorated the arch and delivered personal flowers and bouquets.
Their ceremony officiant was their friend Sara and Haley’s sister Natalie and Michael’s Best Woman Stephanie said beautiful words about the couple. It was one of the sweetest ceremonies we’ve witnessed in a while. Afterwards guests mingled on the lawn sipping specialty cocktails and playing corn hole and jenga and taking in the magical mountain backdrop. Dinner followed and some incredibly heartfelt toasts from friends and family. The music was on point all night from Ryan at Contour Audio and with Michael being a music buff the ambiance was spot on. Guests danced into the wee hours!
Wishing you both so much love and thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for letting us celebrate with you! xx Calluna