Real Wedding :: Haley + Michael’s Mt. Princeton Wedding Affair

When Calluna Events rebranded three years ago we called our dear friends at Anthem Branding in Boulder for help. Michael was put in charge of our account and during the time working with us he probably learned more about weddings that he ever wanted to! He was patient and friendly during our rebrand and website overhaul that when we heard Michael had proposed to his lovely girlfriend Haley we couldn’t wait to return the favor and help them with their plans to tie the knot. Michael and Haley are the sweetest couple and it was an honor working with them on the planning of their day and also being present to witness their truly authentic and wedding weekend.

Haley and Michael both work in the design + branding world and they created sweet and simple details that were well designed in an understated way. Their invitation suite with a “XO” brand set the tone for the wedding weekend at the spectacular Mt Princeton Hot Sprigs and they carried the “XO” seal throughout the day in places like the backdrop to their ceremony arch and in signage at the reception.

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Haley was going for a bit of hand designed feel with the florals so she coordinated ahead of time with Steph from Lale and picked up most of the succulents and cactus which were placed on the reception tables on her own. Haley spent several months making little white pinch pots which held a succulent for each guest to take as a favor. The succulents were darling and added to the cactus, rocks and succulent centerpieces.

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We picked up some of the ceremony and personal flowers from Lale Floral on Friday to help ensure they were fresh. Guests arrived Friday night and went to a welcome party followed by soaking in the natural hot springs. What a great way to start the weekend!

On Saturday guests hiked, or soaked and then assembled for their evening ceremony.In the absence of Lale Florals on site, we played florist and decorated the arch and delivered personal flowers and bouquets.

Their ceremony officiant was their friend Sara and Haley’s sister Natalie and Michael’s Best Woman Stephanie said beautiful words about the couple. It was one of the sweetest ceremonies we’ve witnessed in a while. Afterwards guests mingled on the lawn sipping specialty cocktails and playing corn hole and jenga and taking in the magical mountain backdrop. Dinner followed and some incredibly heartfelt toasts from friends and family. The music was on point all night from Ryan at Contour Audio and with Michael being a music buff the ambiance was spot on. Guests danced into the wee hours!

Wishing you both so much love and thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for letting us celebrate with you! xx Calluna

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::VENDOR LOVE::

Photographer: Ali Vagnini | Venue: Mt Princeton Hot Springs | Floral: Lale Florals |  Signage + Paper Goods: Bride & Groom | Musicians: Contour Audio

Real Wedding :: Sam + Brandon’s Planet Bluegrass Bash

The Calluna Crew had a very busy weekend this past weekend. We found ourselves right smack dab in the middle of our busiest part of the season, and of course, loving every minute of it! Especially because we were able to watch two Calluna couple’s tie the knot. And with that, comes weddings where we are able to connect and collaborate with some of our all time favorite vendors and work tirelessly to bring the bride + grooms vision to life!

This last Sunday we watched Sam + Brandon say there forever vows at the one and only Planet Bluegrass! We were able to work with some of the best of the best in the industry to create something truly spectacular at such a gorgeous venue! Plum Sage Flowers provided all the floral prettiness and the beautiful huppah where Sam + Brandon made their love official! Plum Sage outdid themselves, as always, and brought a bright colorful palette to the plate which only made the venue and all its beauty pop that much more!

Eclectic Hive brought in seating vignettes and a teepee with a bright cozy lounge area inside that tied the entire look together. These seating vignettes created spaces  for guests to sit down, relax, and soak in the beauty surrounding them!

As guests made their way to the ceremony site they were greeted by Aikopops who provided the MOST delicious and refreshing popsicles we have ever tasted! It was the perfect way to cool down the guests before they made their way to their seats to watch Sam + Brandon tie the knot! The band Gypsy Moon played their sweet sounding music for guests before, during, and after the ceremony, setting the vibe with the most perfect background music!

After the ceremony, the Blackberry Catering team was there with their amazing fresh farm to table food and wonderful staff who work so hard to make everything come full circle! Blackberry never disappoints with their gourmet, decadent food that has everyone wishing they had more room to eat! But guests knew they had to leave room for the amazing cake and all the wonderful desserts that Jen from Lucky’s Bakehouse provided. Which included, among many other types of desserts, homemade graham crackers for the s’more bar! Yum!

The band Assembly of Dust started right on time and had everyone up and out of their seats dancing the night away! It was a beautiful celebration for Sam + Brandon and one that we will surely never forget! We simply cannot wait to see all the amazing images captured by Merrick Chase of Apres Wedding Photography, but until then, check out some of the images we snapped with our iPhones!

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:: Vendor Love ::

Venue: Planet Bluegrass | Photography: Apres Wedding Photography | Catering: Blackbelly Catering | Popsicles: Aikopops | Baker: Lucky’s Bakehouse | Floral: Plum Sage Flowers | Signage: Whimsy Design Studio | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Ceremony + Cocktail Musicians: Gypsy Moon | Band: Assembly of Dust | Transportation Services: Grace Coach Lines | Officiant: Rabbi Hannah Laner | Rentals: All Events Rentals | Hair Stylist + Make Up Artist: Treehouse Hair Spa | Paper Goods: Smokeproof Press

Real Wedding :: Jordan + Morgan’s Sweet Farm Wedding

We are over the moon that Jordan + Morgan tied the knot last weekend at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard! Last weekend was the first real taste of summer with a beautiful blue bird day and a landscape that was exploding with color! It was the perfect backdrop for Jordan + Morgan to say their forever vows! The ceremony took place in the orchard with Pike’s Peak in the distance and the sound of the bag piper welcoming guests! After the ceremony, the guests were able to enjoy the warm weather with some delicious cocktails and had the opportunity to feed the resident horses with carrots that were provided! The guests then found their seats at tables that were scattered throughout the orchard in a picture perfect area that was framed with beautiful market lights! They ate, toasted, and had an amazing time as the blue moon rose over the venue!

After dinner, Jordan + Morgan shared their first dance together as husband and wife in the quaint barn that was also draped in market lights! Then guests were able to freely dance, make s’mores, and enjoy each other’s company! Before the evening wrapped up, homemade doughnuts were brought out for guests to enjoy! We couldn’t have asked for a better evening and are so excited to get the real deal photos back, but until then, enjoy some photos we snapped throughout the day!

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:: Vendor Love ::

Venue: Ya Ya Farm & Orchard | Catering: A Spice of Life | Table Rental: Harvest Table Company | Floral Design: Painted Primrose | Ceremony Music: Scott Beach from Colorado Bagpiper | DJ: A Music Plus | Photography: Jonathan Kohlwey Photography | Lighting: Lighting & Design by Scott | Rentals: All Events

 

Meshach + Warren’s Awe-Inspiring Dunton Hot Springs Wedding

There are some couples, some weddings, where the work isn’t work and by the time you get to the ceremony you feel as though you are watching two old, dear friends marry. Couples who make you want to go above and beyond every single minute, who are a complete joy to work with – grateful and trusting the entire way. Meshach and Warren put their wedding in our hands and we couldn’t be more honored and privileged to have met them and the opportunity to be with them this past weekend.

Meshach and Warren reached out to us in November of last year with the idea to plan a late winter wedding in March in the mountains of Colorado. Working quickly in four short months we planned their wedding start to finish; from recommending them to Dunton Hot Springs and all their incredible vendors, we were able to plan every last detail of their wedding weekend. We are still floating on a cloud with just how perfect the weekend turned out! The attention to detail from the Dunton staff, the incredible food, our dream team of vendors, the ambiance, the weather that was timed so perfectly… all of our hard work came together so seamlessly and with such ease. It’s weekends like this that make us so much more grateful and honored to do what we do. 

Read more about this incredible wedding and all the vendors involved on our original wedding weekend recap we shared right after the wedding.

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:: Vendor Love ::

Planning + Design: Calluna Events | Photography: James Christianson Photography and Otto Schulze Photography | Floral Design: Plum Sage Flowers | Venue: Dunton Hot Springs | Chargers, flatware, glasses, plates: House of Yonder | Chairs: Premier Special Events | Paper Goods + Welcome Bags: Lana’s Shop | DJ: Ryan Smith | Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box | Silk Ribbon + Runner: Tono & Co| Videographer: Adam Fusion | Hair Stylist: Kelby + Ever from Matthew Morris Salon | Shawls & blankets: Splendor for your Guests | Cake Pops: Popsux by Samara

Heather + Gio’s Sweet Farm Wedding

We couldn’t help but fall in love with Heather + Gio’s farm wedding! Set at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard, this wedding couldn’t have been more perfect! The backdrop of the mountains in the distance, the cloudless blue bird Colorado summer day, and a close gathering of friends and family proved to be the quintessential recipe for these two lovebirds to tie the knot! If you haven’t had enough of this too good to be true wedding, head over to our portfolio of Heather + Gio! xx, Calluna

 

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Venue: Ya Ya Orchard | Catering: Zolo Grill | Floral: Flora by Nora | Ceremony + Reception Musicians: Monocle Band | Photographer: Matthew Speck Photography | Videographer: Flatirons Films | Limo Services: Foothills Limo | Guest Transportation: IFM Grace Coach | Officiant: Joel Davis  | Rentals: All Events | Restroom Trailers: Royal Restrooms | Hair Stylist: Trisha Vallone | Make Up Artist: Laura Lee from Alchmey Mineral Blends

Real Wedding :: Caroline + Clark’s Authentic Outdoor Wedding

Just when you think you’ve seen all the beauty Boulder has to offer you’re invited to Sunrise Ranch, Caroline’s family home and one of the most beautiful backdrops for a Colorado wedding we’ve seen.
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It’s no surprise that Colorado’s ever-changing weather is the biggest factor when planning an outdoor wedding. And with its history of monsoons and frigid temperatures September is almost always a nail-biter. So to ensure a perfect day Caroline & Clark kicked off their wedding month with the old tradition of burying a bottle of bourbon upside down at the alter exactly one month (to the minute) of the ceremony. Not only did “Burying The Bourbon” work, Caroline & Clark’s wedding was one of the most beautiful days of the year. The sky was blue, the sunset was brilliant and the evening air chilled just enough to enjoy the warmth of the fabulous bon fire.
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We are thrilled to add a new collaboration to our list of amazing vendors. Under The Sky and their EXTRAORDINARY tents were the perfect answer to Caroline & Clark’s wish to treat their family and friends to a magical night showcasing everything they love about Colorado.
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A special thanks to all of our amazing vendors…and the bourbon.
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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

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