What to Do: Valentine’s Day 2019

We are in the business of love, so of course, Valentine’s Day has a special place in our hearts! Whether you are celebrating with your boyfriend, girlfriend, hubby, wife, friends or just treating yourself, we think Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate! Don’t have plans? We’ve got you covered!

Xo, Calluna


VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS: BOULDER + DENVER

Valentine’s Day Menu at The Kitchen Bistro

“We are a relaxed American Bistro dedicated to serving delicious, real food sourced from American farmers… Share the love! Our culinary team has whipped up the recipe for love this Valentine’s Day with some decadent features!” Check it out.

Denver Art Museum’s Heart for Art 2019

“Once again the Denver Art Museum is ready for Valentine’s Day! Join us and other museums across the country to spread the love with Hearts for Art. From February 11–February 15, you’re invited to show your love for a favorite work of art by placing a paper heart on the floor in front of your artwork crush.” Learn more.

San Valentino: A Valentine’s Day Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine 

“Frasca pays homage this weekend to San Valentino, Rome’s patron saint of courtly love and the inspiration for Valentine’s Day with a luxurious four-course menu in a perfectly romantic setting.” Find out more.

Valentine’s Weekend at Comedy Works Denver

Join Chris Distefano and Nick Guerra to celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long! Check out the Comedy Works calendar for more information and to book your spot!

Valentine’s Day 4-Course Dinner at Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse 

“Nothing is more romantic than the Teahouse in the evening where you’ll be indulged with delicious dishes prepared by our creative chefs.” Book your spot.

Valentine’s Day Macarons Class at Sur la Table 

“Great cooking is about more than recipes—it’s about techniques. In our classes you’ll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.” Learn how to make: Classic French Macaron – Champagne Buttercream with Raspberry Dust – Dark Chocolate Ganache with Strawberry Jam. Reserve your seat.

Treat Yourself at Alchemy Face Bar

This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself and your sweetheart or bestie to some skin love at Alchemy! Check out their Facials and other services!

Valentine’s Day 4 Course Dinner at D Bar Denver

“Grab your sweetie for a 4 Course Prix Fixe Dinner complete with Dessert Buffet!” For details, visit the D Bar events page.

Valentine’s Day at The Bindery

The Bindery in LoHi, Denver is offering a Prix Fixe Valentine’s Dinner at 6pm and 8:30pm. For make your reservation, visit The Bindery website.


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Photography | Mountain and Mood
Venue | C Lazy U Ranch

Calluna Events 2018 – Year in Review

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!

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Fall Date Nights in Boulder & Denver: 5 Ideas

With the weather cooling and the end of the year quickly approaching, it is important to take the time to slow down and enjoy time with loved ones. Date nights are the perfect way to unwind and savor a fall night with your significant other. We put together our favorite date night spots where you are sure to adore every minute and every bite. Cheers!

xo, Calluna


-1- Beatrice and Woodsley: Date nights should be magical, intimate, and special. This Denver spot with enchanting decor and exquisite American small plates is the perfect place for a memorable date.

-2- Nocturne: If you’re looking for a date night with a more fun and relaxed feel, look no further than Nocturne. Offering live jazz music and an amazing atmosphere, this lounge setting promises a lively and entertaining night.

-3- Rioja: The alluring Mediterranean cuisine at Rioja will make for a passionate and romantic date night. Named after the Northern wine region of Spain, you can also expect an impeccable wine selection.

-4- D Bar Denver: This classic spot is known for its distinguished dessert menu. From pumpkin spice churros to molten chocolate cake, rest assured this night will end on a sweet note.

-5- Frasca Food and Wine: Captivating Italian cuisine puts this restaurant at the top of Boulder dining. Along with the endearing atmosphere, the amazing menu will have you feeling as if your date night was right in the heart of Italy.

Enjoy these photos from Jaime + Ben’s wedding reception at Frasca!

Vendor Love

Photography | Jenna Walker Photography

Reception Venue | Frasca Food + Wine

Decor | Design Works

Real Wedding :: Michelle & Adam’s Bike Themed Bash

We’re so happy to show you these gorgeous photos from Michelle & Adam’s wedding, captured by the incredibly talented Ali + Garrett Photography. The wedding for this amazing #callunacouple took place at Rembrandt Yard in downtown Boulder and we adored every minute of it. Michelle has been working for Calluna for several years, so this celebration held a special place in our hearts. Enjoy a few of these gorgeous images from their day and a special reflection from our bride Michelle! xx Calluna


From The Bride::

“When you are an event planner who loves a good theme party and you marry an avid cyclist that worked at a bike shop – you start planning #tourdegaluszka. As an event planner for over 10 years and working at Calluna for almost three years, you know a thing or two about planning a party. However, that doesn’t make it any easier once it is time to plan your dream wedding.

When Adam proposed we immediately knew that we wanted to bring our friends and family to Colorado, the place we call home. I couldn’t imagine my big day without the Flatirons in background and getting to share our favorite spots throughout Boulder. I quickly decided on a church and venue that were in the heart of downtown. Selecting the rest of my vendors happened very quickly. I knew the florist and photographer who could best capture our personalities and come along for our ride. I also knew I needed help! I worked with the Calluna team to bring my day to life so I could turn off my planner brain the day of our wedding and truly get the bridal experience.

From there the bikes took over! Wheels holding our escort cards, to bike centerpieces and of course bike horns to make us kiss throughout the night – those would haunt us throughout the weekend. In the end, we were able to bring guests together from all over and give them a taste of what we love – including Sweet Cow!”

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 :: Vendor Love ::

Ceremony Site :: Sacred Heart of Jesus Reception Site: Rembrandt Yard Coordinator:: Calluna Events Catering:: Greens Point Catering Photography : :Ali + Garrett Photography Dress:: Emily Hart Bridal Baker:: Live Love Treat Yourself Floral:: A Florae Band:: Makeshift Transportation:: Party Bus Experts Rentals:: All Event Rentals Ice Cream Truck :: Sweet Cow

Elise + Steve’s St Julien Wedding

We’re so happy to show you these gorgeous photos from Steve & Elise’s wedding, captured by the incredibly talented Julie Harris. The wedding for this incredibly amazing couple took place at the St Julien in downtown Boulder and we adored every minute of it. Enjoy a few of these gorgeous images from their day! xx Calluna

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VENDOR LOVE

Venue: St Julien | Photography: Julie Harris Photography | Catering: St Julien | Floral, decor, and chargers: Yonder Floral & Decor House | Ceremony + Reception Musicians: The Radio Band |  Rentals: Event Rents | Hair Stylist: Andy with Side Door Salon | Makeup: Alchemy Face Bar | Photo Booth: Jill Houser | Draping & Lighting: LMD Productions

Mothers Day: A Guide to Mothers Day in Boulder

Mothers Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mother (or mother figure – shoutout to the aunts, family friends, and grandmas out there!) to show them you love and appreciate them. While we know your mom will probably love anything you get her, we have come up with some great ways for you and your mama to bond. Whether your mom loves to relax at the spa getting pampered or spend her days exploring nature, we have some great ways for you and your mom to spend a fabulous day together in our beautiful state of Colorado!


Eat & Drink:

With CU graduation festivities occurring the same weekend, Boulder and the restaurant scene might feel a bit more crowded than usual. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do something special with your mama. Everybody knows that good food and delicious drinks are key to an amazing time, so enjoy these ideas for an unforgettable meal with your mom on her special day!

Cured: Cured is a small local shop that specializes in delicious cheeses, meats, wine, spirits and unique grocery items. Taking a picnic to go is a great way to avoid the graduation crowds while also enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Cured offers a range of picnic options that include some delicious fresh cheeses, crackers and desserts. You, your mom and your taste buds will not be disappointed with these amazing baskets! Pick out your delicious basket here!

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Photo Credit: Cured

Sur La Table and Food Lab

Try one of the fabulous Mothers Day inspired cooking classes that Sur La Table and Food Lab are offering. Both classes will teach you how to create amazing flavors and you and your mom will bond over the delicious food. Sur La Table’s menu includes sweet French toast dippers and fresh smoothies while Food Lab will teach you how to create delicious avocado toast, drop biscuits and more!

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Photo Credit: Food Lab Cooking School 

Dushabne Teahouse & The St Julien Hotel 

Theres no better way to celebrate mom than with teatime! Both Dushabne and the St Julien offer delicious and elegant tea services right in the heart of downtown Boulder. Dushabne’s tea time comes with tasty cocktails and lite fare while the St Julien creates fresh tea sandwiches made with local ingredients, so clink your tea glasses and enjoy the day!

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Get Pampered: A spa day is always a good idea! Thankfully Boulder has some fabulous places for you and your mom to get pampered. Whether you want to do mani/pedis or a full day at the spa, you and your mom will be able to enjoy total relaxation.

Ten20: We absolutely adore the environment at Ten20 salon in Boulder. Not only will you get to enjoy high quality manicures and pedicures but you get to enjoy TV shows and movies on a flatscreen at the same time. And if that doesn’t sound amazing enough, complimentary m&m’s and refreshments come with your treatment!

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Photo Credit: Ten20 | A Nail and Waxing Spa

St Julien Hotel & Spa: Looking for a full day at the spa with mom? The St Julien offers 10,000 feet in spa facilities with a gorgeous pool, steam and sauna. The spa menu includes a variety of treatments including rejuvenating facials and relaxing massages perfect for any day of pampering.

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Photo Credit: St Julien Hotel & Spa

Alchemy Face Bar & MUD Facial Bar: Alchemy offers some amazing skin care services that will leave you and your mom feeling absolutely fabulous. Not looking for a facial? Have the ladies at Alchemy give you and your mama makeovers before you guys enjoy a nice dinner out! Want more info..? Check out our Vendor Spotlight on Alchemy here! MUD is also another great option for you to take your mom and treat her to some skin rejuvenation. Offering quick thirty minute facials, MUD has treatments ranging from the detox (to clear up that skin!) to the fresh facial which brightens the skin with kale and lemon! Check out our Vendor Spotlight on MUD here!

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Photo Credit: Alchemy Face Bar


Get Active: Get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery this mothers day! If you’re looking for a leisurely hike or a more intense sweat sesh, Colorado has options for everyone!

The MD5K: “This year, help Mom celebrate Mother’s Day her way at the 2016 Mother’s Day 5K & Brunch on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Denver’s City Park. With gourmet brunch from Goddess Catering including with every* entry, this year’s MD5K promises to be better than ever!” This run is a great way to bond with your mom while getting your workout on!

Yoga Class: Boulder is packed with some seriously amazing yoga studios, so taking a class with mom would be a great way option! Check out CorePower Yoga for relaxing and challenging class options, or Radiance Power Yoga for classes of all levels!

Hiking: Luckily the weather is supposed to warm up this week, so embrace the warm temps and get outside! Whether you’re looking to hike at some local trails in Chautauqua Park, or you want to venture out to Rocky Mountain National Park, these Colorado trails will not disappoint! The hikes at Chautauqua will provide some breathtaking views, and the hikes at Rocky Mountain national park range from waterfall hikes to summit hikes.

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Photo Credit: Rocky Mountain National Park


Featured Photo: Laura Murray Photography

Caroline + Clark’s Backyard Bash

What better way to start off the day than with one of our favorites from last year? Caroline + Clark had a backyard bash to remember at the home that she grew up in. When it comes to backyard weddings there are two major challenges. First is to take the bride’s home – the place where she has celebrated every major milestone of her life- and transform it into something so magical and unique that her wedding stands apart from every other celebration she has shared within its walls. And second, to make sure the transformation still preserves the authenticity of her home and honors the reasons why she wants to be married in such an intimate place. We are over the moon with how perfect Caroline + Clark’s special day unfolded and we are even more excited with how perfect the day was captured by Jason + Gina Photographers! If you simply haven’t had enough of this jaw dropping wedding, head over to Caroline + Clark’s wedding portfolio! xx, Calluna

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:: Vendor Love ::
Catering: Blackbelly & Co
Wine Pairing: Boulder Wine Merchant
Florals: Perfect Petal
Photographers: Jason + Gina Photography
Tents: Under The Sky
Artwork: Bryce Widom
Architectural Landscaping: Koru Landscape Design 
Wedding Cake: Shamane’s Bake Shoppe
Band: White Water Ramble
Decor: House of Yonder
Decor: Eclectic Hive
Outdoor Lighting: XMAS Lights LLC
Harvest Tables and rentals: All Events
Reception Chairs: RC Special Events
Shuttles: Sunset Limos

Spring Down the Aisle with Afternoon Tea at St Julien

Are you newly engaged – or about to be? Afternoon Tea at St Julien presents Spring Down the Aisle, a contemporary tea service, blended with a wedding showcase and bridal fashion show.  Brought to you by St Julien Hotel & Spa and Rocky Mountain Bride, Spring Down the Aisle begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. Soon-to-be brides and grooms, and your wedding parties, friends and family are invited to enjoy St Julien Hotel & Spa’s popular Saturday Afternoon Tea service, complete with teas by Tea Forte, champagne, petit fours, scones, sandwiches, live music and other delights. You’ll also enjoy a fashion show, featuring celebratory looks for every member of the wedding party, as well as a meet and greet with a number of Colorado’s top wedding experts, including the one and only Calluna Events before and after the tea.

Special giveaways include a two night stay at St Julien Hotel & Spa, with brunch for two at Jill’s Restaurant; an indulgent Spa at St Julien gift basket that includes a gorgeous bridal robe; $250 to $500 off at Bespoke Edge; a premier shopping package at Little While Dress; a $100 print credit towards a booked engagement session with Laura Murray Photography; $200 off services from DJ Jahsonic; $250 off a booked Calluna Events planning package; $150 credit towards any wedding invitation package from Sweet Letterpress and more!
Start planning your special day, with a dose of celebration and no pressure! Event is limited to 80 attendees; tickets are $44 per person, which includes admission, food, beverage and gratuity.  For more information, please call the hotel concierge at (720) 406-8208, or register at http://springdowntheaisle.eventbrite.com.

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