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

Real Wedding :: Liz + Russell’s St Julien Outdoor Wedding

On August 7th we watched Liz + Russell tie the knot on the St Julien lawn with the magnificent Flatirons as the backdrop. We began working with Liz + Russell sixteen months before and we worked closely with Liz to make sure every detail was absolute perfection for her special day! And did we mention we worked with her entirely long distance the entire time, and only had the pleasure of meeting her the week of her wedding?! Both Russell and she were an absolute pleasure and we couldn’t have been more excited to help them bring together a true dream team!

Lynn from Brighter Day Floral was the mastermind behind all the gorgeous florals that were sprinkled throughout the day. From the beautiful arch that framed the couple as they said their forever vows, to Liz’s soft but exquisite bridal bouquet. Shamane from Shamane’s Bake Shoppe crafted that almost too pretty to eat cake. And yes, those flowers you see are not real, but rather hand made and absolutely stunning. We could barely take our eyes of that masterpiece! Design Works pulled everything together with their beautiful market lights that hung over the party and gave an enchanting feel throughout as well as provided the seating vignettes on the lower terrace.

One of our favorite part of Liz + Russell’s special day was right before their ceremony ended. They had purchased butterflies to release; something we have never seen before! The butterflies come frozen, putting them in a hibernating state and placed in special boxes, when they are warmed up they are ready to take flight. It was so magical watching the butterflies take flight in honor of Liz + Russell’s love for each other and the commitment they had just made! We loved watching the butterflies fly around the St Julien garden long after the ceremony!

DJ Jahsonic, one of our favorite DJs in the industry was at Liz + Russell’s wedding too! He always plays such great music and is always such a pleasure to work with. In line with that, we worked closely with the St Julien staff who bring such wonderful service and are all so lovely to work with always. We couldn’t do what we did on Liz + Russell’s wedding day without them! They helped set the ceremony site and once the ceremony conclude, they completely flipped the space so guests could dine al fresco under the twinkling lights!

After dinner, guests danced the night away and then moved the party to the T Zero Bar located in the St Julien to continue the fun on into the night! It was such a special day, and one we will surely remember forever! We simply cannot wait to get the photos back from Nicole Dawn Photography. Until then, enjoy some photos we were able to snap throughout the day with our iPhone! xx, Calluna

 

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:: Vendor Love ::

Venue: St Julien Hotel & Spa | Photographer: Nicole Dawn Photography | Baker: Shamane’s Bake Shoppe | Floral: Brighter Day Floral Design | DJ: DJ Jahsonic | Lighting Décor: Design Works

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 :: Caity + Nate’s Mountain Getaway Soriée

Where do we even begin with the lovely Caity + Nate? Can we just say that they are couple of lifetime, who are some of the most gorgeous people we know both inside and out, who make us remember why we do what we do, and are why we work such tireless hours! Their wedding weekend nestled in the Colorado Mountains, located at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, was one we can whole heartedly say, we will never forget! Everything, and we mean EVERYTHING, was absolute perfection!

Caity came to us with a vision that strayed from the common themes and palettes we have been seeing over the years. She wanted something brilliantly bold that would wow her guests, and that is just what we curated for her! We brought in some of our steadfast vendors that we can count on, knowing they would bring their creative eye and expertise to Caity + Nate’s special day!

Perfect Petal came on board early in the planning process and we worked with them to create a vibrant color palette that really wowed our bride! The palette was full of bright pinks, blues, purples, oranges and more! Filled with florals that made it difficult to tear your eyes away! As always Perfect Petal showed up on the day of the wedding and did not disappoint! We were gobsmacked by the beauty that they brought to the table!

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Eclectic Hive brought in some true wow factors – from the gorgeous seating vignette outside, to the wood feasting tables that served as the head table, to the beautiful teepee that served as the perfect spot for Caity + Nate to do their first look. Which was in fact a SURPRISE! Nate had no idea that sweet Caity was hiding in the teepee when he went to pose in front of it as she quietly snuck out behind him. He turned around to be greeted by his drop dead gorgeous bride! Talk about a swoon-worthy moment! And did we mention the custom donut wall that Eclectic Hive made just for this wedding since the bride and groom are absolutely obsessed with donuts!

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LMD Productions came onboard and brought with them six stunning wrought iron chandeliers! Each chandelier was meticulously hung, which served as the perfect way to frame the space and set the mood! And they also helped hang the three statement chandeliers that hung over the head table.

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By Design brought in their branson gun metal chairs, which lent the perfect amount of rustic for the look we were striving for! Event Rents contributed their gorgeous grey napkins which served as a great contrast to our bright color palette. Yonder brought in their beautiful wooden chargers, the gold flatware, and the lovely aqua and amethyst mixed glassware. And to be sure no detail was overlooked, Whimsy Design Studio created beautiful hand painted signage + paper goods, and she also pulled the whole theme together with a one of a kind invitation suite which set the theme for the entire weekend!

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Did we mention how we still can’t get over Caity’s over the top, too good to be true wedding dress? Let us tell you, that dress was made for her and looked absolutely incredible on her! Caity purchased her dress at Anna Bé and it was designed by BERTA Bridal! We couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful dress for her!

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We can hardly believe that the oh so amazing and talented LisaAnne Photography already turned over a sneak peek to us! We are completely melting over these images. We hope you enjoy them and this wonderful couple as much as we did! xx, Calluna
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:: Vendor Love ::

Photographer: LisaAnne Photography | Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch | Floral: Perfect Petal | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Rentals: Event Rents + House of Yonder | Signage + Paper Goods: Whimsy Design Studio | Lighting Decor: LMD Productions | Dress: BERTA Bridal purchased at Anna Bé | Baker: Cake Crumbs | Donuts: Safeway | Musicians: Raising Cain | Videographer: Blue Ring Media | Chair Rentals: By Design | Hair Stylist: Alexandra Garado | Make Up Artist: Kayla Randell

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

 

Jessica + James’ Modern Art Museum Wedding

We were over the moon to share some sneak peek photos from Jessica + James’ showstopping Aspen wedding earlier this year.

Lucky for us, we now have the pleasure of sharing all the photos from that magical day! Everything from the rich blue hues throughout the entire wedding to the marvelous bride in her jaw dropping Amsale dress had our hearts aflutter. Simply put, this wedding was the perfect wedding fairytale with a modern twist, and we felt oh so lucky to be a part of such a beautiful day! If you have not had enough of Jessica + James, head over to our portfolio to see more! xx, Calluna

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:: Vendor Love::

Photography: Matt Speck | Venue: Aspen Art Museum | Floral + Styling: Prema | Catering: Epicure | Band: Swing je t’aime | DJ: Starkey Productions | Calligraphy: Manzanita | Gold flatware + blue cut glasses: Yonder | Custom napkins: Peartree Rentals | Wedding Dress: Amsale

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.
:: Vendor Love ::
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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