Moody Mardi Gras Wedding in Aspen | Wedding Recap | Lauren + Eren

When Lauren and Eren came to us they wanted a winter wedding tucked in the mountains of Aspen on April 3, 2021 we went to designing a special day for them, their families, and their adorable pugs! Then, like many of our other couples, COVID derailed their original wedding plans and they gracefully postponed their wedding to April 2022. They were still determined to get married on their original date and so they flew from their home in Rhode Island across the country with their pugs, Cooper and Bailey to Palm Springs for an epic elopement captured by the talented Nate Shepard Photography.
When it came time to start planning again, another variant of COVID was quickly sweeping the nation and we decided to pivot from our original venue to the courtyard of St. Regis Aspen and we would’t have had it any other way! Lauren + Eren had a magical first look at the top of Aspen Mountain, overlooking the breathtaking views slope-side where they stumbled upon “Snow Beach,” an epic lifeguard stand art installation by Gray Malin in partnership with The Little Nell and we just couldn’t help ourselves but take advantage of the moment! All dressed up, they both climbed to the top of Snow Beach and shared a few moments taking in the views at that epic vantage point. On the most picture-perfect bluebird sky day, Lauren + Eren finally said “I do!” with all their loved ones in attendance at Aspen Meadows, with gorgeous snowcapped mountains as the backdrop of their stunning ceremony. Bringing a bit of NOLA to Aspen, guests followed the newlyweds and the Brass Animals second line as they made their way from the ceremony to cocktail hour at the St. Regis for more fun!
Guests were welcomed into the fancy reception dressed to the nines with moody velvet vignettes, gorgeous florals by The Perfect Petal, and sparkling chandeliers that lit the space. We loved playing with this Mardi Gras type of color palette with silky blues, wines, and emeralds with black and gold accents and warm woods all brought to life with lovely decor by Wallflower Rentals and stunning velvet draping and lighting by Little Mad Events. At each place setting, eclectic floral menus by Scarlet Gilia Creative sat pretty atop stoneware plates and beaded chargers with florals dancing throughout the table lit by candles. The eatery had lots of fun nods to Lauren + Eren’s darling relationship with delectable lobster rolls in honor of New England where they call home and New Orleans-style shrimp and grits as a nod to their days at Tulane University where they met, fell in love, and got engaged! Guests had the time of their lives as they enjoyed sippin’ champagne in front of the fun neon sign that read, ’till death do us party!’ and a rockin’ dance floor with DJ Tony from The Get Down! We so loved sharing in this day with Lauren & Eren and wish them a lifetime of love, happiness, and pugs!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Photography | Nate Shepard

Flat Lay Photos | Josie V Photography

Ceremony Venue | Aspen Meadows 

Reception Venue | St. Regis Aspen

Florals | The Perfect Petal

Decor | Wallflower Rentals

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Custom Neon Signs | MK Neon

Beauty | Full Circle Aspen

Invitations + Signage | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Save the Dates | The Wordshop

Second Line | Brass Animals

Reception Music | The Get Down

Photobooth | St. Regis Aspen

Linens | Nuage Designs

Draping + Lighting | Little Mad Events

Transportation | CTS Aspen

Colorful Western Inspired Wedding at Brush Creek Ranch | Wedding Recap | Hampton + Michael

We are over the moon excited to be featuring one of our favorite weddings at Brush Creek Ranch today! Hampton + Michael first met on a blind date that his friends set up for him, while they were both living in London. The two instantly hit it off and five years later, Michael proposed to her in a gondola filled to the brim with gorgeous flowers in Sun Valley. To this day Hampton + Michael wait to get on the same gondola chair that he proposed in whenever they’re in town!

Hampton + Michael had always dreamt of an intimate destination wedding where their loved ones from near and far would gather to celebrate and they both fell in love with Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming for its glamorous western chic appeal. Over the course of the weekend, guests enjoyed a variety of fun activities such as horseback riding, archery, fishing, and more as well as a Western themed welcome party where they took turns riding the mechanical bull, an elegant candlelit rehearsal dinner in the wine cellar, and of course a beyond beautiful and memorable wedding day!

Bold colors danced through the bride + groom’s wedding day, with the ceremony + reception dripping in lilac and dusty blue florals with pops of pamplemousse and buttercup citrus tones and greenery created by The Perfect Petal. Florals kissed the aisle as Hampton walked towards Michael arm in arm with her father to the tune of “Conversations in the Dark” by John Legend, a true vision in her Ines Di Santo gown with a gorgeous cathedral length train and veil that fluttered behind her as she floated across the aisle.

After they said I do, the darling newlyweds led everyone to cocktail hour and then reception in the Cheyenne Club. Guests found their seats with custom shot glasses hand calligraphed by CCR Calligraphy, and so the party began! Warm wood tables were adorned with cream lace chargers, the sweetest vintage floral dinner plates, and a color burst garden of florals! All indulged in the delicious multi-course meal and the peaches and cream wildflower wedding cake!

Hampton + Michael got the party started with their first dance to “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & Oates. “My favorite part of the reception was when everyone started grabbing these purple wildflowers from the arrangements around the stage and there was a sea of purple-puffed flowers in the air and the entire room felt like magic thanks to my wedding planner, Spice, who had what felt like hundreds of these flowers for our guests to hold!”

As the reception neared the end, the bride + groom ran through a tunnel of sparklers and hopped into their vintage, electric blue Ford pick-up truck to make their way to their after party where they danced the night away! Be sure to take a peek at all the magic below from Hampton + Michael’s wedding at Brush Creek Ranch!

Hampton + Michael | Wedding at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, WY from Aflātis Films.

Western Chic Welcome Party + Activities + Rehearsal Dinner

 

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Venue | Brush Creek Ranch

Florals | The Perfect Petal

Photography | Steve Stanton Photography

Videography | Aflatis Films

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Stationary | Julie King Studio

Calligraphy | CCR Calligraphy

Hair + Makeup | Lucas Magnum

Ceremony Music | Taylor Pace Orchestra

Reception Music | DJ Nate of TH Entertainment

Bridal Gown | Ines Di Santo

Bridal Shoes | Amina Muaddi

After Party Gown | Eisen Stein

Featured On | Over the Moon

Wyoming Summer Wedding with a Ralph Lauren Twist | Wedding Recap | Murph + Jason

Jason + Murph’s summer wedding in Wyoming was effortlessly chic with its sophisticated black and white palette with all the Ralph Lauren vibes! The two met in Denver and immediately connected on their shared love for Wyoming, good music, and adventures. She grew up in Wyoming and after many visits there together, they fell in love and it was a dream come true to celebrate their wedding at her family’s private ranch!

We went to creating their wedding design that juxtaposed authentic, rugged Wyoming with an elegant black-tie affair, keeping it classy with the nods of Ralph Lauren elegance with a moody speakeasy and incredibly fun dance party to follow! Their ceremony took place in the hay meadow with warm wood arches and pews for guests to be seated in with views of the mountains as the backdrop. After the newlyweds said I do, guests made their way to cocktail hour where they sipped on delicious signature cocktails and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Soon there after, they waltzed into the gorgeous tented reception and indulged in a sit-down plated dinner with their nearest and dearest.

The highlight of the evening was the grand reveal of the speakeasy. With it being in a separate tent from the reception, we got to surprise everyone including the bride + groom when we opened the curtains to the party! As we welcomed them into the speakeasy, guests marveled at the moody, eclectic design with the martini bar at the heart of it all, velvety suave lounges to kick back in, and an amazingly talented + high energy funk band raising the roof of the party! We hope you enjoy all the pretty from Jason + Murph’s day!

 

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

 Photography | James and Schulze

Florals |  The Perfect Petal

Decor |  Eclectic Hive

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Venue | Private Residence

Lighting, Sound, Production | Fast Lane Productions

Tenting | Sperry Tents Colorado

Entertainment | Turkuaz

Ceremony Musicians | OnCue Entertainment

Catering | Old Baldy Club

Stationary | Sweet Zion Paperie

Beauty | The Parlour Fort Collins

Wedding Dress |  Carolina Herrera

Bridal Shop | Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Featured On | Style Me Pretty

Western Chic Wedding in the Mountains | Wedding Recap | Holly + Matt

We are so excited to share all the pretty details from Holly + Matt’s western chic wedding weekend at Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado with you! After postponing their wedding due to covid and working with Calluna for two years, what unfolded on their wedding weekend was a dream come true! Dunton Hot Springs is a special place for Holly + Matt as they visited a month after they got engaged and instantly knew it was the perfect place for their wedding immersed in nature with the beautiful forests, mountains, flower fields, and surrounding waterfalls.

Holly + Matt’s intimate wedding was full of personality with rich textures of leather, layered woven rugs, and warm woods with moody moments full of terracotta tones, burgundy, caramel, and greenery playing to the beauty of the mountains and the romantic mining town where it all took place.

Their first look was absolutely breathtaking! Holly floated across the flower fields to surprise Matt in her gorgeous Galia Lahav gown with a tumbling waterfall and luscious trees in the distance. When he turned ‘the world just melted away and it felt like it was just the two of us surrounded by the beauty of the mountains in a field of wild daisies. It was the most perfect moment in time!’

The bride and groom made their way to ceremony where layered woven rugs splashed down the aisle with guests seated at a mix of modern leather, mango wood, and fur chairs overlooking the gorgeous alpines of the Colorado Rockies. Holly’s sweet mom gifted her grandmother’s embroidered handkerchief that she pinned onto her bridal bouquet that she held as they walked down the aisle together. ‘The most serendipitous part about it all was that I also gave my mom a custom embroidered handkerchief as a wedding gift!’ Our hearts just melted as Holly + Matt read their vows to each other and said I do to their forever! 

The guests then made their way to cocktail hour and reception, where they delighted in the newlywed’s signature cocktail ‘The Spicy Sprollie’ named after their pup, enjoyed a delicious meal, and danced the night away underneath the stars! Guests found their seats at warm wood tables dressed with gorgeous florals, acacia wood chargers, moody dinnerware, vintage burgundy glassware, and ribbed champagne coupes to toast with each place setting adorned with watercolor place cards with a bear, moose, deer, or fox as a nod to their love of animals. It truly was a day to remember as Holly + Matt celebrated their love with their nearest and dearest in such good cheer!

The days leading up to Holly + Matt’s wedding were fun filled as the group went horseback riding, picnicked in the forest, enjoyed the hot springs, and attended their incredible cowboy chic rehearsal dinner! Everyone showed up in their cowboy boots and cowboy hats for the BBQ, which ‘made the night feel even more like a celebration yeehaw!’

Holly + Matt’s wedding weekend in the mountains was so dreamy and will always be one that we cherish! We’re so grateful to be a part of their lovely celebration and we hope you enjoy the magic from their wedding celebration!

See their breathtaking first look on our TikTok!

Rehearsal Dinner + Activities

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Photography | Cara Mia Photography

Videography | White in Revery

Venue | Dunton Hot Springs

Florals | House of Yonder

Rentals | Eclectic Hive

Makeup Artist | Beth Walker Beauty

Hair Stylist | Hair by Andres

Invitations | Lanas Shop

Music | Ryan Hutchens

Officiant | Joel Davis

Photobooth | Blue Bus Booth

Linens | Nuage Designs

Paper | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Gown | Galia Lahav 

Bridal Salon | Little White Dress

Dessert | Kim & Jake’s Cakes

Timeless Romantic Italian Wedding in Tuscany | Wedding Recap | Pia + Trevor

We are so thrilled to share the special details behind Pia & Trevor’s Tuscany wedding! Pia & Trevor worked along Calluna to find the perfect Tuscan villa to host their friends and family. We worked with Cuveé to find the perfect property outside the small town of Lucca, about an hour from Florence.

Set within a private 100-acre estate, Villa Luca was the perfect backdrop for their wedding celebration. It was truly Italian country living at its finest. With tree-lined paths through fragrant olive groves, a picturesque garden, and an expansive swimming pool overlooking the whole valley.

Pia & Trevor’s friends and family arrive at the garden for an intimate ceremony, filled with so much love, laughter, and sentimental moments that truly made guests feel their love. The floral statement piece by Flowers Living provided the most incredible backdrop for their “I Do’s.” Following the ceremony, guests made their way up to the pool for a lavish cocktail hour filled with oysters, bruschettas, Italian cheeses, and cured meats.

Guests then made their way back down to the garden where they enjoyed a 4-course meal by Rolands Catering, al fresco. Finally, guests made their way to the dance floor for an amazing night of dancing with music provided by the bride and groom’s good friend.

It was truly a night to remember and we can’t thank Pia & Trevor enough for trusting us to bring their Italian dream wedding to life!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | @callunaevents

Venue | @staycuvee

Photography | @meredithdiamonphoto

Videography | @o.skifilms

Catering | @rolands_florence

Floral Designer | @flowersliving

Invitations | @handsomelove

Wedding DJ | @vikonomaaea

Ceremony Musicians | @kaleydo.official

Lighting | @allexisevents

AV | @bettydjstaff_tuscany

Wedding Gown | @galialahav @lwdbridal

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