We are so incredibly honored to learn that Calluna Events was named one of The Best Wedding Planners in America by BRIDES! We are truly humbled to be included in this list alongside so many talented wedding planners and designers we admire and respect so much!
Check out the feature on BRIDES!
Images + Photography | BRIDES
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Photography | James and Schulze
Florals | Bare Root Flora
Decor + incredible ceremony circle | Eclectic Hive Event Design
Wedding gown | BERTA from Anna Be
Hair | Andres Mendoza
Makeup | Jessica Shinyeda
Table decor | Yonder Floral + Decor House
Rentals | Event Rents
Venue | Lone Hawk Farm
Stationery + day paper goods | Jolie & Co.
Catering | Blackbelly
Cinematography team | Velare
Cake | Shamane’s Bake Shoppe
Wedding musicians | Mark Diamond
After party band | Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue
After party desserts | Kim and Jake’s
Our team has had wonderful weddings this month, and we are thrilled to share highlights from one of our favorites! We are so glad that our couples entrust us to plan their weddings, and are so grateful to all of the creative partners involved in these celebrations!
Alex + Drew
Both Alex and Drew had a soft spot in their hearts for Devil’s Thumb Ranch, as they had both grown up visiting the ranch with their families. It was the perfect mountain location for them to tie the knot!
Alex and our team had chatted about how she wanted some pictures with the horses in the background on the ranch if that would be possible. We loved the cute shot the photographer Jamee got of Alex’s surprised and happy face when a few horses came right up to her and Drew during the photos!
As a Denver fashion blogger (FeelinHaute), Alex has an incredible eye for style and design. She spent so much time perfecting every detail from her custom paper goods from Meagan at Whimsy Design Studio, the absolutely stunning floral design by Cori Cook, to the beautiful textured linens. We were so honored to have worked with her and see her and Drew’s style shine through as their day came together!
Planning | Calluna Events; Photography | Jamee Photography; Floral | Cori Cook Floral Design; Decor & Rentals | Pink Monkey Solutions, Tents and Events; Linens | La Tavola Linen; Band | Denver Radio Band; Venue | High Lonesome Barn at Devil’s Thumb Ranch; Paper goods | Whimsy Design Studio; Cinematography | Lupher Arts
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
We were oh so excited to share the iPhone photos we snapped of Molly + Nick’s stunning wedding and were able to give our readers an insiders look. However, our iPhone photos certainly didn’t do this gorgeous wedding justice! Now we have the pleasure of showing you Molly + Nick’s picture perfect day through the lens of Heather Gray Photography! She couldn’t have captured this dynamic duo any better! Take a moment to check it out and if you are wanting to see more of this gorgeous wedding check out our portfolio of Molly + Nick!
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Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch | Catering: Epicurean | Beverage Service: Peak Beverage | Baker: Mulberries Cake Shop | Floral: Plum Sage Flowers | Photographer: Heather Gray Photography | Videographer: Pixels Poetic | Music: DJ Jahsonic | Rentals: Event Rents | Lighting: LMD Productions | Hair: The Bridal Goddess | Make Up: Alchemy Mineral Blends | Dress Shop: a&bé Bridal Shop | Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew | Limo Service: Special Time Limo | Guest Transportation: Grace Coach LInes | Ceremony Musicians: Alex Kula + Stefan Gysler (Friends of the bride + groom) | Officiant: Catherine (bride’s aunt)
We are oh so excited to have received a sneak peek of Mari Katherine + Tomas’ wedding photos! We had to share these dazzling photos from Steve Stanton Photography right away! The photos are absolutely jaw-droppingly gorgeous. We are on pins and needles waiting see the rest of the photos! Until then, take a moment to check out the exquisite details and the pure beauty of this lovely newly wed couple!
Congrats MK + Tomas and have an amazing time on your honeymoon! xx, Calluna Events
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Ceremony Venue: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Venue: Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena | Bartending: Fireside Catering | Catering: Aspasia’s Catering | Baker: Megan Joy Cakes and KS Creations | Floral: The Perfect Petal | Ceremony + Reception Musicians: Matchmaker Band | DJ: DJ Roger | Cocktail Hour Musician: Ricardo Pena | Photographer: Steve Stanton Photography | Videographer: Blue Ring Media | Transportation Service: Storm Mountain Express | Officiant: Father Makarios | Rentals: Event Rents | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Lighting Designer: LMD Productions | Paper Goods: Lana’s Shop | Signage: Twinkle & Toast | Hair and make up: On the List and Amanda Buckner | Portable Restroom Trailer: Royal Restrooms of Utah | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Cassidy’s Bar at the Clarion Inn
Calluna wrapped up its busiest weekend to date, our entire team was here, there and everywhere! Calluna also had the biggest wedding we have ever had! We had the pleasure of assisting Mari Katherine + Tomas tie the knot with a wedding that neared 500 guests! It is hard to put into words how lucky we feel to have been a part of MK + Tomas’ special day. Not only was it an amazing unity of two cultures coming together but it also was the electric bond that these two share. Mari Katherine comes from a very Greek family who still stands strong in their Greek roots and Tomas comes from a family that is has mixture of strong Spanish and Mexican influence. The two of them held fast to their heritage and incorporated these elements throughout their special celebration. The main symbol they had throughout their wedding was an olive branch, representing their Greek and Spanish cultures and symbolizing peace as MK + Tomas take their first steps into marriage.
The rehearsal dinner took place at Cassidy’s Bar located at the Clarion Inn in Craig, Colorado. The whole event had a Mexican/Spanish theme. Tomas’ family took the reins on this event. Everything down to the last detail was well thought out! The decorations consisted of colorful piñatas, succulents resting in beans, handmade table runners, and gorgeous colorful paper flowers that came straight from Mexico! Tomas’ family brought in supplies from San Diego to prepare an authentic meal for everyone attending. We can testify it truly was some of the best Spanish/Mexican food we have ever had, complete with tacos and some amazing paella! It was a night packed with laughter, love, and the beginning of two amazing families coming together!
The ceremony was held at the Greek Orthodox Church in Craig. It is was an extremely small church – only seating a small amount of guests up top in the pews and a limited amount of guests downstairs who watched the ceremony on a screen. We have had the pleasure of assisting with Greek weddings, however, it never ceases to amaze us how authentic and traditional their weddings are! In fact, Lana from Lana’s Shop designed and printed a nine page ceremony program detailing all the traditions, including one of our favorites – the exchanging of the crowns. It truly was something special watching the beautiful bride and handsome groom tie the knot.
The reception took place at the Loudy- Simpson Park Ice Arena. This was one of our favorite parts of the entire weekend, watching your average ice skating rink get completely transformed into a stunning wedding venue! LMD Productions started the transformation on early Wednesday morning. Their amazing draping, beautiful uplighting, drop dead gorgeous chandeliers, and amazing team played a key role in the transformation of the skating rink. Rodd and his team worked extremely hard and they truly outdid themselves! Event Rents brought in all the rentals including our favorite farm tables and cross back chairs. Eclectic Hive brought the amazing head table which was a cocktail height long mirrored table. This table definitely completed the look the bride had envisioned. They also brought the bars as well as some of the cocktail tables and provided one of their amazing cement bars for the tequila tasting bar. All bar menus, table numbers, and other signage was made by the lovely Taryn from Twinkle & Toast! Megan Joy Cakes provided the amazing cake that had us drooling from the minute it arrived! The Perfect Petal provided all the florals for both the reception and ceremony – and of course they didn’t disappoint! All of the flowers were absolutely jaw-dropping gorgeous and helped tie the whole look together! Steve from Steve Stanton Photography photographed all the events leading up to this weekend as well as throughout the weekend and we can’t wait to see all the amazing photos he took! Anne and John from Aspasia’s Catering are friends of Mari Katherine’s family and they did an incredible job making an authentic Greek dinner and fed the 500 guests in record time! They also provided amazing Greek desserts including Baklava that had us coming back for seconds! And to really get the party started we had the Matchmaker Band, who successfully got everyone on the dance floor! But most importantly we were able to create a space that the bride had envisioned and much much more. The moment that she walked into the space she started to cry and of course we did too! That moment right there is what makes all our hard work worth it.
Mari Katherine + Tomas have a magnetic bond, they have that sort of love story that you really only hear about in fairytales. We can’t wait to see what is next for this amazing couple but we wish them all the love and happiness in the world because they truly deserve it! xx, Calluna
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Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Cassidy’s Bar at the Clarion Inn | Ceremony Venue: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Venue: Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena | Bartending: Fireside Catering | Catering: Aspasia’s Catering | Baker: Megan Joy Cakes and KS Creations | Floral: The Perfect Petal | Ceremony + Reception Musicians: Matchmaker Band | DJ: DJ Roger | Cocktail Hour Musician: Ricardo Pena |Photographer: Steve Stanton Photography | Videographer: Blue Ring Media | Transportation Service: Storm Mountain Express | Officiant: Father Makarios | Rentals: Event Rents | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Lighting Designer: LMD Productions | Paper Goods: Lana’s Shop | Signage: Twinkle & Toast | Portable Restroom Trailer: Royal Restrooms of Utah