Elegant Rocky Mountain Wedding | Wedding Recap | Meghan + Blair

Meghan + Blair’s wedding weekend at Devil’s Thumb Ranch was truly one that we will cherish in our hearts evermore! With the majority of their guests and family traveling in from New York and New Orleans, Meghan + Blair’s families hosted a weekend full of activities and celebrations. The weekend kicked off with rehearsal dinner in the Grotto with their nearest + dearest followed by s’mores + stargazing led by an expert who pointed out constellations and shared insights with all who attended. The next day was full of western flair as the groom + groomsmen went zip lining and the bride + bridesmaids went horseback riding together. In the evening, everyone gathered in their best western dress for an incredible BBQ welcome dinner with darling beverage burros, fun games, and delicious food.

And soon it was wedding day! Meghan + Blair said I do in the most stunning of outdoor ceremonies with views of the Rocky Mountains setting the tone and a garden of gorgeous florals by Cori Cook surrounding them as they shared their vows. Guests then made their way to cocktail hour where they sipped on spicy margaritas named after their pup Harley and enjoyed each other’s company at the lounges adorned with leather sofas + custom made kilim accent pillows. Soon they found their seats at the ‘Where in NOLA Will You Be?’ escort wall designed by Scarlet Gilia Creative, a nod to the very place our darling duo first locked eyes at Tulane University and all the special places so dear to their hearts.

Guests walked into High Lonesome Barn for reception and were greeted by the ever so amazing Jordan Kahn Orchestra playing the couple’s favorite tunes. The space was dressed to the nines with soft drapery swagged from high ceilings adorned with greenery and pretty pendants adding that extra glow to the room with a mix of warm wood tables and rounds. Each table was brimming with floral galore and elegant linens + dinnerware with pops of deep blue in the glassware + napkins and menus beautifully hand calligraphed by the bride’s Aunt. Guests indulged in a decadent meal by Devil’s Thumb Ranch and then hit the dance floor for a night full of dancing + fun! At last it came time for the final song and Jordan Kahn Orchestra assembled in a second line followed by the bride + groom with their umbrellas as they led everyone to the after party to the tune of New York New York with handkerchiefs swinging in the air and guests accessorized with Mardi Gras beads as another nod to their forever love for NOLA! We’re so very honored that we were part of Meghan + Blair’s celebration and always grateful for our team of vendors who helped bring all the pretty to their day!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planner | Calluna Events

Photographer | Alp and Isle

Florals | Cori Cook Floral Design

Venue | Devils Thumb Ranch

Band | Jorda Kahn Orchestra

Decor | Wallflower Rentals

Lighting | Lighting + Design By Scott

Hair | Hair by Andres

Makeup | Jessica Shinyeda

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Videographer | Elysium Weddings

Escort Display + Table + Bar Signage | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Invitations | Bella Figura from Arabesque of Naples

Calligraphy | Bride’s Aunt, Debra Brown

Linens | Nuage Designs Inc.

Boho Wedding with Pops of Rust and a Mix of Fresh + Dried Flowers | Wedding Recap | Emily + Steve

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!

Vendor Credits:

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

Bridal Gown | Anaïs Anette from A&bé Bridal Shop Portland

Bridesmaids Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu

Groom Suit | Suit Shop

Classic Colorado Elegance | Wedding Recap | Jessica + Alex

What do you get when you get two high school sweethearts, families who are best friends, friends who have walked through all chapters of life together – one of the most fun, loving and heartfelt wedding celebrations that we’ve had the pleasure of being a part of.

When Jessica + Alex first came to us at Calluna they had a vision of a chic, classic and traditional Colorado wedding nestled in the mountain of Boulder, right up the hill from where Alex popped the question!

Greystone Castle served as the perfect backdrop for their August I Do’s! With a perfectly pitched Sperry Tent on the front lawn and the sprawling mountain views from the ceremony site, Jessica & Alex welcome friends and family from across the world (some as far as Dubai and Lebanon).

The floral team at The Perfect Petal accent the tent and the farm tables with shades of white, green, and blush accent by classic gold and glass elements to make for a stunning tablescape. Once the summer Colorado rain stopped, a stunning rainbow appeared as guests noshed on appetizers and drank two classic signature cocktails – appropriately named “The Big” and “The Carrie” as a nod to the couple’s home in New York City.

When it was time for the couple’s grand entrance – they were led into the tent by a Lebanese Zaffa Fusion band, a nod to the bride’s heritage and we have never seen anything like it. The guests surrounded the couple and the band on the dance floor and we felt so lucky to witness such an incredible cultural tradition. After guests finally made their way to their seats – the culinary team at Greystone Castle, led by Jacqueline Malcom-Peck served guests a 5-star dinner under the stars!

After an evening followed by heartfelt (and hilarious!) toasts, sentimental dances it was time to kick off the dance-party with our friends from The Get Down! The dance floor was packed all night! To end the evening, at the bride’s request, Shake Shack delivered late night burgers and fries!

We wish Jessica & Alex so many years of happiness!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Venue | Greystone Castle Boulder

Photography | Cat Galletti

Videography | Reagan Lynn Films

Ceremony Musicians | Trading Post Productions

Floral Designer | The Perfect Petal

Tenting | Sperry Tents Colorado

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Specialty Rentals | Hazel Grove Rentals

Specialty Linens | Nuage Designs

Invitations + Paper Goods | Line Avenue Calligraphy

Wedding DJ | The Get Down

Lebanese Dabke Music | Fusion Zaffa

Make-Up | Mooi Studio

Hair | Hayley Styles Hair

Photo Booth | Bamboo Booth

Restroom Trailers | Royal Restrooms

Transportation | Hermes Worldwide

Late Night Snack | Shake Shack

Bridal Gown | Maria Farbinni from L’Fay Bridal

Groom Suit | Ralph Lauren

Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo NYC

Shannon + Ben | Snowy Winter Mountain Colorado Wedding

 


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Venue  + Catering | Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Photographer | Laur Fernandez Photography
Floral Design + Decor & Draping | Yonder House + Design
Musicians | The Raising Cain Band
Hair + Makeup | Salon at Winter Park
Wedding Dress Designer | Justin Alexander
Photo Booth | Ear2Ear Photo Booths

Katie + Chris | Romantic Summer Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding

We absolutely adored working with Katie, Chris, and Katie’s parents Karen and Bill on their wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch! From the first consultation call with Katie we felt a true connection. We also had the opportunity to combine Katie’s non-traditional approach with her mother’s traditional southern roots and it was such a fun experience create! From tropical florals with a rustic twist, provided by The Perfect Petal, to the replica grooms cake of their airstream trailer, provided by Devil Thumb’s Ranch Pastry Team, every detail was truly unique and special!

Xo,

Calluna


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Venue  + Catering | Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Photographer | Cary Jobe Photography
Videographer | Aflatis Films
Florals | The Perfect Petal
Reception Musicians | Syndicate
Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals
Chair Rentals | Charming Chairs
Hair | Fraser Hair Co.
Make Up Artist | Suzanne the Beauty Shaman
Custom Signage | Handsome Love Calligraphy

Rachel + Jim | Devil’s Thumb Ranch Bohemian Wedding

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.

Gadabnich!

Xo, Calluna



:: Vendor Love ::

Photographer | Doug Treiber
Venue  + Catering | Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Floral | Lale Florals
DJ | Elite Entertainment
Rentals | Colorado Tents & Events
Make Up | Nicole Toledo
Wedding Dress Designer | Rue de Siene

Jill + Phil | Intimate Mountain Wedding


:: Vendor Love ::
Photographer | Rachel Havel
Florals  | Flower To The People
Venue | Private Ranch Edwards Colorado
Videographer | Eric Allen Films 
Tenting | Sperry Tents
Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals
Draping + Lighting | Little Mad Events
Catering | Red Maple Catering 
Cake | Shamane’s Bakeshoppe
Reception Band | Elevation – On Cue Entertainment
Hair | Andy Mendoza
Make Up | Jessica Shinyeda

Kate + Ian | Romantic Mountain Wedding

This wedding was so special to us! When Kate approached us ten months before her wedding and said she was between getting married in California or Colorado, but with her parents being in Colorado it seemed a natural fit we jumped at the opportunity to work with her. It was really important to Kate, if we did the wedding in Colorado, that they get married at the iconic St. Malo Chapel, set at the foothills of Rocky Mountain National Park. In the first month of working together, we set out to find the perfect venue for them! After a month and a half of venue research, we finally decided on Fish Creek Ranch, a private camp in Estes Park as the backdrop for their spectacular tented reception in the mountains.

We embarked on planning and designing this wedding from the ground up in the middle of the mountains, working very closely with the mother of the bride, Jenny. One of Kate’s other priorities was having a pole tent so we inlisted the trust of our friends at Sperry Colorado. We had the help of our friends at Eclectic Hive for the decor and design. Building a full wedding on the side of a mountain with no access to water or electricity is always a fun but challenging feat for us, and one we always love!

Take a look at Kate + Ian’s wedding on Style Me Pretty!



:: Vendor Love ::

Planning + Design | Calluna Events
Ceremony Venue | St. Malo Chapel
Reception Venue | Fish Creek Ranch
Tent + Lighting  | Sperry
Photographer | Alp & Isle
Decor | Eclectic Hive
Catering | Blackbelly
Videographer | Mark Morarie Films
Floral | The Perfect Petal
Musicians | The Radio Band
Rentals | Event Rents
Baker | Ballerina Baker
Beverage Burro | Dominick Beer Burro
Stationery | Blackbird Press
Make up | Jessica Shinyeda
Hair | Harmony Kilgore
Transportation | Hermes
Linens | La Tavola Linen
Portable Restroom Trailer | The Lavish Loo

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