Evelyn + Josh’s summer soiree wedding is sure to make any hopeless romantic swoon. With design notes inspired by delicate, refined and feminine accents, the Denver Botanic Gardens was the only choice for a celebration of 80 guests on a sunny day in June.
We embraced each corner of the grounds to create “roaming” garden party vibes, finding beauty and purpose in our surroundings and a space that was so important to the nearly newlyweds. With a glass of sparkling in hand, stylish guests pursued the property before settling in to watch E + J share their forever vows in the iconic Romantic Gardens, flanked by lush foliage accented by blooming arrangements. Using the garden and it’s seasonal blooms as our compass, primary petal design by Figment Floral was strategically bloom forward yet intentional, playing with the negative space in a way that has come so naturally into trend this year.
Once the party meandered over to the Orangery greenhouse for cocktails and dinner, the theme continued through playful combinations of uniquely cut china glassware and swoon-worthy floral linens – nodding to classic touches without dipping into trite or tradition. The result? A fresh, curated and memorable celebration for two very special people lifted in love and warmth of their closest friends. The festivities finished in the third and final stop of the evening with the beats of The Get Down Co in Marnie’s Pavilion, lending to the distinctive path of this urban garden wedding.
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Wedding Planner | Calluna Events
Venue | Denver Botanic Gardens
Catering | Occasions Catering
Photographer | Hannah Quintana
Videographer | Majestic Films
DJ | The Get Down Co
Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals
Lighting + Photo Booth | My Elite DJ
Desserts | Born 2 Bake Bakery
Florals | Figment Floral
Beverages | Argonaut Wine & Liquor
Beauty | Ember Salon Boulder
Transportation | Jays Valet
Gown | Anne Barge from Little White Dress
Tux | Ted Baker
Getting Ready Venue | Hotel Clio
Congratulations! You are engaged and all of a sudden you are taking on the exciting (and sometimes daunting) task of finding the perfect venue for your big day. Lucky for you, Colorado is full of gorgeous wedding venues fit for every type of couple. Follow along with our blog series, as we explore and feature some of our absolute favorite Colorado wedding venues from the stunning Front Range all the way to the heart of the Rocky Mountains. In case you missed it, we kicked off this year’s series last week with our incredible Bucket List Venues, be sure to go check that out too!
We have been so fortunate to plan some amazing weddings at these venues and are so excited to share some of our favorites with you! Enjoy!
The St Julien Hotel & Spa (900 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO)
Why We Love the St. Julien: In the heart of downtown Boulder, this classic hotel offers stunning views, luxury accommodations, and amazing options for dining…oh and did we mention the fabulous spa? We have absolutely LOVED working at the St. Julien over the years and our couples that chose the St. Julien always find ways to make their celebrations unique and special. Check out some of our favorite weddings we have done at the St. Julien here and here!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Rachel + Thomas| Photography by June CochranCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Rachel + Thomas| Photography by June Cochran
Flagstaff House (1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, CO)
Why We Love Flagstaff House: The views, the privacy, and the food are all reasons we absolutely adore the Flagstaff House as a wedding venue. “Your special event should be more than just special — it should be perfect, yet personal, and utterly unforgettable. Let Flagstaff House create your private event in a gorgeous setting, with excellent service, and outstanding cuisine. We are just five minutes from Boulder, offer a variety of rooms and terraces accommodating 12-200.” Be sure to check out Landon + Jame’s wedding we had at Flagstaff House, it was a beaut!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Landon + James | Photography by Meredith DiamondCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Landon + James | Photography by Meredith Diamond
Boulder Flower Farm (4114 Oxford Rd, Longmont, CO)
Why We Love Boulder Flower Farm: This 10 acre flower farm just ten minutes from Boulder is a gem! “Serene with beautiful trees, manicured lawns, gorgeous flower farm, and lovely accommodations if guests would like to stay on property, it’s everything you can dream of for your celebration.” We loved planning two weddings at Boulder Flower Farm last year celebrating Cate + Kyle and Ela + John!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Cate + Kyle | Photography by Caroline Ro Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Ela + John | Photography by Meredith DiamondCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Ela + John | Photography by Meredith Diamond
Greystone Castle (5331 Flagstaff Rd, Boulder, CO)
Why We Love Greystone Castle: We are beyond excited to have two weddings coming up at Greystone Castle! “Stunningly nestled behind the Boulder Flatirons, celebrate your big day in a pristine mountain meadow surrounded by pine trees, tall flowing grass and fresh air.”
Photography by Greystone Castle Photography by Greystone Castle
Frasca Food & Wine (1738 Pearl St. Boulder, CO)
Why We Love Frasca: Frasca is the best of the best. Named 5280 ’25 Best Restaurants in Denver for 2019′, “Frasca is the creation of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Their shared passion for Friulano cuisine and fine wine is reflected in the exquisitely prepared fare and a comprehensive wine list boasting over 200 varieties.”
Photography by Frasca Food & Wine
The Kitchen (Locations in Boulder + Denver)
Why We Love The Kitchen: A long time favorite of the Calluna Team, The Kitchen is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding. Delicious food and fabulous design makes this venue one of our favorites for a restaurant wedding! Lauren + Jeremy had the best venue combo for their wedding day, saying yes to their forever at St. Julien and dining at The Kitchen for their reception!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Lauren + Jeremy | Photography by Tara Bielecki
Corrida (1023 Walnut Street #400, Boulder, CO)
Why We Love Corrida: Winner of 5280 ’25 Best Restaurants in Denver for 2019′, Corrida offers esthetically pleasing spaces with a phenomenal menu. From intimate get togethers to a 200+ rooftop patio wedding overlooking a view of the flatirons, Corrida is the perfect, picturesque spot for your event.
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Ali + Dan | Photography by Megan WynnCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Ali + Dan | Photography by Megan Wynn
Planet Bluegrass (500 W. Main St, Lyons, CO)
Why We Love Planet Bluegrass: This venue is truly a dream come true for our nature-loving couples! Last year we celebrated Taylor + Christian as they said I do underneath the lush cottonwoods surrounded by redstone cliffs with the gentle acoustics of the St. Vrain River bringing all the beauty of nature to their lovely celebration!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Taylor + Christian | Photography by Kimberly Mitiska
River Bend (501 W. Main St, Lyons, CO)
Why We Love River Bend: You simply cannot go wrong with a naturally gorgeous venue like River Bend, and we are totally big fans. “River Bend is a large property right on the banks of the St. Vrain River under towering, dramatic redstone cliffs. It has a park-like feel, with plenty of open grassy space, large shade trees, and a peaceful sandstone patio on the river.” Check out some of our favorite weddings we have done at River bend here and here!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Sydney + Jesse | Photography by Julie Harris
The St. Vrain (635 3rd Ave, Longmont, CO)
Why We Love The St. Vrain: This venue is trendy with industrial charm, brick walls, and wooden ceiling trusses that is perfect for any couple looking to make the space their own. This venue is gorgeous for every season too! Check out some of our favorites at The St. Vrain – Alana + Ian’s gorgeous fall wedding and Sophia + Jonathan’s wedding!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Bailey + Matthew | Photography by Grace GattoCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Alana + Ian | Photography by Cassie Rosch
The Four Seasons Hotel- Denver (1111 14th Street, Denver, CO)
Why We Love The Four Seasons-Denver: The Four Seasons Hotel-Denver is the definition of luxury. This stunning hotel in downtown Denver is just minutes from fantastic boutiques, trendy bars, and delicious restaurants. The hotel has several options for weddings and events that will not disappoint with their five star service on your big day! For one of our favorite weddings at The Four Seasons-Denver click here!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Nikki + Sam | Photography by Amy Caroline
The Hotel Born (1600 Wewatta St, Denver, CO)
Why We Love The Hotel Born: This hotel is the epitome of chic and we just adore everything about it. From the unique design to the ideal location just steps from Union Station, we know The Hotel Born would be the perfect venue for a city wedding.
Calluna Event’s Styled Shoot | Hotel Born | Photography by Rachel GomezCalluna Event’s Styled Shoot | Hotel Born | Photography by Rachel Gomez
Tavernetta (1889 Sixteenth St, Denver, CO)
Why We Love Tavernetta: From the same creators of Frasca Food + Wine, this restaurant is truly a special addition to Denver. “Inspired by the food, wine, and culture of Italy, Tavernetta brings la dolce vita style to Denver’s bustling Union Station neighborhood” and is a beautiful setting for an intimate gathering and celebration!
Photography by Tavernetta
Blanc (3150 Walnut Street, Denver, CO)
Why We Love Blanc: “Blanc is Denver’s eclectic event venue. Located in the heart of Denver just north of the Ballpark neighborhood, the versatile space is perfect for everything from private parties to corporate events and ideal for a wedding reception.”
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Chelsea + Will | Photography by Chandler J. PhotoCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Melissa + Marissa | Photography by Cassie Rosch
The Maven (1850 Wazee Street, Denver, CO)
Why We Love The Maven: This venue is truly one of a kind and so unexpected – in the chicest way possible! “We offer the modern, urban Windsor Room – a grand hall capable of splitting into two, more intimate spaces. The Windsor, designed with a built-in stage that opens directly onto our Alley on the Dairy Block, is the ultimate wedding reception location in Denver for bands, DJs, and entertainment.”
Photography by The Maven
The Broadmoor Hotel (1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO)
Why We Love The Broadmoor Hotel: “Weddings at The Broadmoor are truly a signature event. This historic resort features a variety of enchanting venues that can accommodate receptions and ceremonies from 20 to over 1,000 guests, including the availability of the historic Pauline Memorial Chapel immediately adjacent to The Broadmoor.” We had so much fun with Melanie + Mitch and Amanda + Ryley at The Broadmoor, you can check more out here and here!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Amanda + Ryley | Photography by Meredith DiamondCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Amanda + Ryley | Photography by Meredith Diamond
Sanctuary Golf Course (7549 N Daniels Park Rd, Sedalia, CO)
Why We Love Sanctuary Golf Course: Surrounded by mountain views, this beautiful golf course venue is so warm and inviting with gorgeous fireplaces, custom wood details, and intricate stonework creating a tuscan feel in Colorado where we celebrated Lauren + Darren’s wedding in August last year!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Lauren + Darren | Photography by Callie HobbsCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Lauren + Darren | Photography by Callie Hobbs
Cloud Camp at The Broadmoor (Cheyenne Mountain Hwy, Colorado Springs, CO)
Why We Love Cloud Camp: “The secluded setting and all-inclusive nature of Cloud Camp makes it an ideal choice for groups looking to reconnect among the beauty of Colorado’s lush wilderness. Escape day-to-day routines and define a new vision in a truly inspiring setting where all of your lodging, meals, and activities are included.” We hope to have a Cloud Camp wedding soon, as it is absolutely beautiful!
Photography by The Broadmoor
Spruce Mountain Ranch (14771 S Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur, CO)
Why We Love Spruce Mountain Ranch: A perfect blend of timeless romance among the trees, “Spruce Mountain Ranch is a 450 acre premier mountain venue just outside of Denver,” where we planned Molly + Nick’s sweet wedding with their nearest and dearest!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Molly + Nick | Photography by Heather Gray
The Manor House (1 Manor House Rd, Littleton, CO)
Why We Love The Manor House: Sitting pretty on the hill with stunning views of Denver, The Manor House is truly magical! You can really create your own dream world for your celebration with the blank canvas that it offers, just as we did for Emily + Ryan’s wedding last year!
Calluna Event’s Real Weddings | Emily + Ryan | Photography by Caroline Ro
Sophia came to Calluna in May when we were in the middle of our complimentary COVID Consulting calls. We spent a couple sessions with Sophia helping her figure out her next steps and if her originally planned wedding could happen. We developed such a great relationship with Sophia that she ended up hiring us to help her with her August wedding to Tommy. Surrounded by family and a few friends they were wed on their original date at a church in downtown Denver and then guests joined them for a cocktail reception at The Cooper Lounge at Union Station and then dinner at Avelina. The day was filled with modern sophistication and simple but elegant touches – such as in the florals from Lale Florals and her Alexandra Grecco wedding gown! Sophia + Tommy’s mid-summer wedding was more proof that in the midst of a pandemic, love is not cancelled!
Day of Planner | Calluna Events
Photographer | Tayler Carlisle Photography
Floral & Event Styling | Lalé Florals
Transportation | Brew Hop Trolley
Cocktails | The Cooper Lounge at The Denver Union Station
Hotel | The Crawford Hotel
Dinner | Avelina Denver
Calligrapher | Menakshee Designs
Wedding Dress and Veil | Alexandra Grecco from The Dress Theory
Suit | Suit Supply
Wedding season is in full force and this past weekend we had three amazing celebrations! We adored our #callunacouple Liz + Joey, and we wanted to share some highlights from their fabulous Denver wedding!
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Planning | Calluna Events, Ceremony + Reception Site | Clyfford Still Museum, Catering + Bar | Occasions Catering, Florals | Sacred Thistle, Tabletop Decor | Yonder Floral + Decor House, Hair + Makeup | Alchemy Facebar + Samantha Koch Beauty, Gown | Matthew Christopher from Little White Dress Photography | Alison Vagnini Photography, Rentals | Event Rents, Rehearsal Dinner | El Five, Lodging | The ART Hotel, Paper Goods | Designed by the couple!
It is our pleasure to share with you the photos from Erin + Mark’s urban downtown wedding at Blanc. This beautiful celebration was held on the Fourth of July last year and despite the torrential rainstorm that threatened to dampen the spirits of the day, the bride and groom and all the wedding guests still managed to have an amazing time! Erin + Mark tied the knot with the iconic industrial backdrop of Denver and proceeded to have a joyful evening filled with a delicious farm-to-table dinner and endless amounts of love and laughter! Enjoy a few of our favorite snapshots from their special day! xx, Calluna
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Venue: Blanc | Catering: Blackbelly Catering | Floral: Plum Sage Flowers | Musicians: Jarret Mason + Chain Station | Photographer: Jess Elysse from Art of Her Photography | Officiant: Brad Lewis | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Kitchen Next Door Denver | Rentals: Event Rents | Gold Flatware and Furniture Decor: Yonder House | Beverage Service: Peak Beverage | Hair Stylist + Make Up: Janie Rocek | Bride’s Dress: Katie May Collection purchased at A & Be Bridal
Three years ago today Sarah & Todd Leopold were married in a lovely ceremony on a spring day in Denver. Not only do we want to wish them a happy third anniversary, we want to take a walk down memory lane of one of our all time favorite couples and weddings. Sarah and Todd are the nicest people and we loved helping them incorporate the things in their world that were meaningful to them in a truly authentic way. Todd is the owner of Leopold Bros, a small batch distiller of fine spirits in Denver Colorado. Because of Todd’s background in the cocktail world and because of he and Sarah’s passion for botanicals and fine food and cocktails we set out to create a wedding that incorporated all of these items into their day. From the botanical inspired invitation suite and paper goods from the ultra talented Lanas Shop, the wedding flowers which featured unique blooms and a hand picked aesthetic from Plum Sage Flowers and the hand crafted cocktails (of course) and the farm fresh, locally inspired menu from Blackbelly Catering. And of course the beautiful photography from Apples and Oranges Photography.
Happy anniversary Sarah & Todd and here’s to many more!
Photography of Paper Goods: Andi Mans Photography
Wedding Planner: Calluna Events
Flowers: Plum Sage Flowers
We thought we would start everyone’s morning off the right way, with Katy + Zach’s wedding. We just got their wedding photos back from the ever so talented James Christianson, and we cannot get over how stunning this wedding was! Everything from the over the top decor to the cascading floral arrangements was completely and utterly fabulous. At this wedding, everywhere you looked was dripping in beauty! Take a moment to check out the photos and if you haven’t had enough of this sensational wedding head over to our wedding portfolio of Katy + Zach! xx, Calluna
:: Vendor Love ::
Photographer: James Christianson | Videographer: Fidelis Films | Planner: Calluna Events | Floral: Lale Florals | Baker: Happy Cakes | Donuts: VooDoo Donuts | Music: DJ Jahsonic | Ceremony Venue: Blanc Denver | Catering: Catering by Design | Hair: Matthew Morris Salon | Beverage: Peak Beverage | Makeup: The Face Lab | On site calligraph and signage: Whimsy Design Studio | Transportation: Presidential Limo | Officiant: Joel Davis | Rentals: Event Rents and All Events | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Lighting: LMD Productions
Caitlin + Doug are celebrating their one year anniversary today! We can’t believe how quickly a year flew by! Looking back on their amazing Denver wedding makes us wish we could relive that day over and over again!
Caitlin and Doug had their ceremony at the Four Seasons in Denver which was absolutely magical! LMD Productions had string lights and draping throughout, making you feel like you were in another world! Then we moved the reception to one of our personal favorites, The Kitchen in Denver! We love this venue especially for weddings that are looking for that family intimate feel! The whole look was pulled together by the one and only Fiori Flowers! They completely outdid themselves with all the gorgeous flowers.
It certainly was a wedding for the books and we are so grateful that Tess Pace captured this day so perfectly! Take a moment to marvel at how lovely this wedding was! xx, Calluna
Ceremony Site: Four Season Denver | Reception Site: The Kitchen | Caterer: The Kitchen | Florist: Fiori Flowers | Lighting: LMD Productions | Photographer: Tess Pace Photography | Transportation: Presidential Limo | Ceremony Musicians: A Touch of Class | Cocktail Hour + Reception Musicians: Great Time DJ | Officiant: Bishop Don Kreiss