Camp Hale is one of the venue’s in Colorado that is really special. Situated between Leadville and Vail – the remote nature really gives your guests the most stunning views and overall experience and that’s exactly what Emily & Steve wanted to give their families – many of whom were traveling to Colorado from Kansas and Missouri.
We kicked off the weekend with an intimate rehearsal dinner at The Hythe hotel in Vail followed by a big welcome party at Arrabelle Vail! It was the perfect way to welcome all their guests to Vail for the weekend.
When we started designing their wedding, we knew we wanted to keep a lot of the tones and colors earthy but with a summer twist. The color palette of rust tones mixed in with some lighter colors played perfect to the vast landscape of Camp Hale and the beautiful summer season. It all came together beautifully!
At cocktail hour – guests were treated to spicy margaritas and comfy lounge groupings while these “party people” found their seats at a custom designed escort display. Before heading into the tent – Wandering Poppy Co. blew us away with a lush, organic entrance install. Once inside, guests the boho inspired florals were on full display with an amazing dance floor installation that was paired with pops of color in the glassware and napkins to transform the tent.
After dinner, guests took the dance floor to dance all night to the sounds of Manhattan Band before sending the couple off with a sparkler exit!
Wedding Planning | Calluna Events
Venue | Camp Hale
Photography | Meredith Diamond
Videography | Klassey Productions
Ceremony Musicians | Oncue Entertainment
Floral Designer | Wandering Poppy Co.
Specialty Rentals | Hazel Grove Rentals
Specialty Linens | BBJ La Tavola
Invitations + Paper Goods | Scarlet Gilia Creative
Wedding Band | Jordan Kahn Music
Hair & Make-Up | Lola Beauty
Cake & Cupcakes | Cornerstone Chocolates
Transportation | Aspen Vail Limo
Bridesmaids Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu
Groom Suit | Suit Shop
Rachel + Jim’s 21st of September wedding is a day that we will always remember due to their stunningly unique style! From Rachel’s breathtaking non-traditional dress – an Indigo Aegean gown by Rue de Seine – to the blue and white porcelain ginger jars, the couple flawlessly incorporated many personal touches. One of our favorite aspects was when they greeted guests by the door and guests were instructed to take a shot of fireball to find their spot on the seating map. Their closely knit families also penned their own unique salute word! The personalized ceremony from their friend was beautifully scripted and their guests were able to experience a one-of-a-kind wedding which was Rachel + Jim’s dream come true.
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We are thrilled to have been featured for a wedding we had the opportunity to work on back in June at Devil’s Thumb Ranch! Kellie + Tom’s wedding brought all the amazing details together to create a beautiful boho chic wedding in the mountains! See our feature on Junebug for more amazing photos of their special day!
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Photography | Lindsey Boluyt
Wedding Venue + Catering | Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Floral Design | Project Floral
Musicians | Wash Park Band
Videography | Nick Owen Creative
Calligraphy | CCR Calligraphy
Makeup Artist | Bridgette Black
Wedding Dress | Sarah Seven
Bridal Accessories | Lack of Color
Rentals + Draping | Colorado Party Rentals
Lighting | Elite Entertainment
Bridesmaids’ Apparel | Kathryn Wen
Bridesmaids’ Robes | Anthropologie
Groom’s Apparel | Hockerty
Groomsmen’s Apparel | Alain Dupetit
Transportation | Joy Rides
We kicked off the month of May with a fabulous Cinco De Mayo wedding at Moss! Chelsea + Hunter were the most lovely couple and we loved being a part of their special day. Read about some of our favorite moments below!
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Planning | Calluna Events , Ceremony + Reception Site | Moss, Catering| Relish Catering, Florals | Project Floral, Beverage | PEAK Beverage, Rentals | Event Rents & Rustic Rentals, Entertainment | Elite Entertainment, Photography | Alison Vagnini Photography, Hair | The Storybrick, Makeup | Beth Walker Makeup, Gown | Rue De Seine from A&Be Bridal, Bridesmaids | Show me Your Mumu
The Calluna Crew had a very busy weekend this past weekend. We found ourselves right smack dab in the middle of our busiest part of the season, and of course, loving every minute of it! Especially because we were able to watch two Calluna couple’s tie the knot. And with that, comes weddings where we are able to connect and collaborate with some of our all time favorite vendors and work tirelessly to bring the bride + grooms vision to life!
This last Sunday we watched Sam + Brandon say there forever vows at the one and only Planet Bluegrass! We were able to work with some of the best of the best in the industry to create something truly spectacular at such a gorgeous venue! Plum Sage Flowers provided all the floral prettiness and the beautiful huppah where Sam + Brandon made their love official! Plum Sage outdid themselves, as always, and brought a bright colorful palette to the plate which only made the venue and all its beauty pop that much more!
Eclectic Hive brought in seating vignettes and a teepee with a bright cozy lounge area inside that tied the entire look together. These seating vignettes created spaces for guests to sit down, relax, and soak in the beauty surrounding them!
As guests made their way to the ceremony site they were greeted by Aikopops who provided the MOST delicious and refreshing popsicles we have ever tasted! It was the perfect way to cool down the guests before they made their way to their seats to watch Sam + Brandon tie the knot! The band Gypsy Moon played their sweet sounding music for guests before, during, and after the ceremony, setting the vibe with the most perfect background music!
After the ceremony, the Blackberry Catering team was there with their amazing fresh farm to table food and wonderful staff who work so hard to make everything come full circle! Blackberry never disappoints with their gourmet, decadent food that has everyone wishing they had more room to eat! But guests knew they had to leave room for the amazing cake and all the wonderful desserts that Jen from Lucky’s Bakehouse provided. Which included, among many other types of desserts, homemade graham crackers for the s’more bar! Yum!
The band Assembly of Dust started right on time and had everyone up and out of their seats dancing the night away! It was a beautiful celebration for Sam + Brandon and one that we will surely never forget! We simply cannot wait to see all the amazing images captured by Merrick Chase of Apres Wedding Photography, but until then, check out some of the images we snapped with our iPhones!
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Venue: Planet Bluegrass | Photography: Apres Wedding Photography | Catering: Blackbelly Catering | Popsicles: Aikopops | Baker: Lucky’s Bakehouse | Floral: Plum Sage Flowers | Signage: Whimsy Design Studio | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Ceremony + Cocktail Musicians: Gypsy Moon | Band: Assembly of Dust | Transportation Services: Grace Coach Lines | Officiant: Rabbi Hannah Laner | Rentals: All Events Rentals | Hair Stylist + Make Up Artist: Treehouse Hair Spa | Paper Goods: Smokeproof Press