Vendor Spotlight :: Twinkle and Toast

We absolutely love this vendor. Taryn from the funky + creative Twinkle and Toast a Calluna Events intern alumn who is now achieving big things in the wedding world. We love her style, her authenticity, her poise as a new business owner and most importantly, her character. We had the absolute pleasure of collaborating with this letter guru on our recent Mediterranean Styled Shoot and simply put, we were wow’d. We are so proud to call Taryn our colleague, our muse, and our friend. If you don’t already, keep up with her Southern California adventures below. You’ll become more brilliant because of it – promise! Instagram | Website | Facebook

amorology-wedding-12Describe what you do. My business offers hand-lettered, calligraphy and hand-painted items including custom signage, escort cards, backdrop artwork and more.  I can also incorporate these hand-lettered pieces into printed paper goods like invitation suites, menus and programs.  All of my work is custom so I love getting to learn about a couple and their wedding to create a piece that is unique to them.

What is your idea of a dream project? My dream project is getting to work with my favorite vendors – the ones that are not only my friends, but also those who think in huge, creative ways.  I love being included with people that I admire and motivate me.  We can work together to execute a vision from start to finish and incorporate all the small details and come up with something we’ve never seen before.

I love when couples come to me with rad inspiration and know what they want their day to look like, and then give me the freedom to execute in my realm of expertise.  When a client provides a general – but honed in – inspiration, this usually yields in the best results, other than drilling down to specifics of how something should exactly look like.

meganwelker-NYE-49Jen_Wojcik_Photography-015 What makes you excited to go to work in the morning? I am so pumped that clients trust me to provide something for their most important day of their lives!  No BS-ing here – I genuinely am so honored I get to do this, and it’s a task I take very seriously.  I get excited every time I meet a new client and get to hear all about their story and wedding day.

What advice would you give a younger you? Younger Me, you know the thing you love to do most?  It turns out it is a job!  You know you love hand lettering, so keep at it.  Someone will actually hire you to do what you love if you work really, really hard at your business.  So those boring jobs you’ve taken along the way won’t be forever.  Stay motivated, inspired and don’t stop painting. Also, stay out of the sun and wear plenty of moisturizer.  They have advanced spray tans now, so no need to be so hard on your skin.

What’s a favorite trend you are seeing in the industry these days? This is a trend that keeps growing every season, but I just love when couples break the rules with the intent of showing their personality.  Don’t want to toss the bouquet?  Fine with me.  White dresses aren’t your thing?  Rock it, lady.  I think the tradition of gathering all your friends and family together for your wedding is so special, but now is your time to show what you two are all about. You can give everyone a little taste of the life you plan to build together, instead of following wedding “rules” just because you feel you have to.  I’m all about these couples!

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Gorgeous art captured by the talented photographers (in order): Ashley Sawtelle, Carmen Santorelli, Diana McGregor, Megan Welker, Jen Wojcik, Scott Lamoreaux

Manzanita & Calluna Events partner for a Calligraphy Workshop!

Join Calluna Events and Rebecca Caridad for a Calligraphy Workshop on January 24, 2015 from 1-3PM! In this 2 hour workshop you will learn the basics of modern calligraphy. We will review letter structure, spacing, and how to connect letters to begin your journey of making calligraphy your own.


Class includes:

1 pen holder
2 nibs
1 bottle of ink
1 jar for ink
1 pencil

You will also receive paper and custom manzanita calligraphy handouts that will help you review and practice the information at home. There will be refreshments and snacks!

Class will be held at:

Calluna Events
1435 Yarmouth Avenue #101, Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 443-4617

Enjoy some refreshments and snacks after the class where students will be able to chat with me and ask any last minute questions and get to know the class better.

To sign up: Here is the link!

Please be sure you can make the class as once your spot is paid for there will be no refunds for cancellation or no show.



Vendor Spotlight :: designsgirl

We are SO excited to announce we are officially less than two weeks away from our big Modern Marie Anniversary Party! WOW! We can’t help but brag about our fabulous invitations, which leads us into a perfect segment of the vendor spotlight of designsgirl: the amazing talent that graced our invitations with her beautiful calligraphy. Thank you Kelle!

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About Kelle ::

I am Kelle Anne McCarter, founder of “designsgirl”, a graphic design and calligraphy
business. I am a wedding invitation designer for Bella Figura- the artisan letterpress
company in Syracuse, New York and provide calligraphy services to both Bella Figura
and its sister company Smock Paper.  I am also a member of Crane & Co.’s stationery design team, providing calligraphy for its engraved stationery products. One of my creative ventures is “hello love” – an online paper goods shop featuring a collection of hand illustrated note cards, wedding invitation designs, holiday wrapping paper, and custom calligraphy rubber stamps.I publish a specialty art magazine called paperswell: modern design ideas for  paper goods & weddings which celebrates all of the things I love- design, stationery, paper goods, weddings, crafts, photography, books and favorite artists and talented clients. Available at

In January 2013, I was invited to be a lifestyle contributor for REstyle SOURCE, a new lifestyle and design site and national guide to the country’s finest shops, boutiques, and restaurants. This beautiful enterprise is supported by the publishers  of Where Women Create.

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Kelle’s Love note ::

I have known of Calluna Events for many years through reputation and it was a thrill to work with Calluna for the first time in 2013 when Calluna Events hired me to be the wedding calligrapher for couple Molly and Sammy. This lovely bride and groom gave me a wonderfully challenging commission of hand lettering each of the guest’s personal invitations which featured a Lana Frankel original illustration. What a grand way to begin my relationship with Calluna. I understand now through my own experiences why Calluna Events has the sterling reputation that it has and I congratulate Heather and her team on its very special 10-year anniversary and wish them another ten years and beyond of mighty success.

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Photos in this blog courtesy of designsgirl. Find more inspiration Pinterest. Enjoy!

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