We are in the business of love, so of course, Valentine’s Day has a special place in our hearts! Whether you are celebrating with your boyfriend, girlfriend, hubby, wife, friends or just treating yourself, we think Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate! Don’t have plans? We’ve got you covered!
VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS: BOULDER + DENVER
Valentine’s Day Menu at The Kitchen Bistro
“We are a relaxed American Bistro dedicated to serving delicious, real food sourced from American farmers… Share the love! Our culinary team has whipped up the recipe for love this Valentine’s Day with some decadent features!” Check it out.
Denver Art Museum’s Heart for Art 2019
“Once again the Denver Art Museum is ready for Valentine’s Day! Join us and other museums across the country to spread the love with Hearts for Art. From February 11–February 15, you’re invited to show your love for a favorite work of art by placing a paper heart on the floor in front of your artwork crush.” Learn more.
San Valentino: A Valentine’s Day Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine
“Frasca pays homage this weekend to San Valentino, Rome’s patron saint of courtly love and the inspiration for Valentine’s Day with a luxurious four-course menu in a perfectly romantic setting.” Find out more.
Valentine’s Weekend at Comedy Works Denver
Join Chris Distefano and Nick Guerra to celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long! Check out the Comedy Works calendar for more information and to book your spot!
Valentine’s Day 4-Course Dinner at Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
“Nothing is more romantic than the Teahouse in the evening where you’ll be indulged with delicious dishes prepared by our creative chefs.” Book your spot.
Valentine’s Day Macarons Class at Sur la Table
“Great cooking is about more than recipes—it’s about techniques. In our classes you’ll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.” Learn how to make: Classic French Macaron – Champagne Buttercream with Raspberry Dust – Dark Chocolate Ganache with Strawberry Jam. Reserve your seat.
Treat Yourself at Alchemy Face Bar
This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself and your sweetheart or bestie to some skin love at Alchemy! Check out their Facials and other services!
Valentine’s Day 4 Course Dinner at D Bar Denver
“Grab your sweetie for a 4 Course Prix Fixe Dinner complete with Dessert Buffet!” For details, visit the D Bar events page.
Valentine’s Day at The Bindery
The Bindery in LoHi, Denver is offering a Prix Fixe Valentine’s Dinner at 6pm and 8:30pm. For make your reservation, visit The Bindery website.
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Photography | Mountain and Mood
Venue | C Lazy U Ranch
With the weather cooling and the end of the year quickly approaching, it is important to take the time to slow down and enjoy time with loved ones. Date nights are the perfect way to unwind and savor a fall night with your significant other. We put together our favorite date night spots where you are sure to adore every minute and every bite. Cheers!
-1- Beatrice and Woodsley: Date nights should be magical, intimate, and special. This Denver spot with enchanting decor and exquisite American small plates is the perfect place for a memorable date.
-2- Nocturne: If you’re looking for a date night with a more fun and relaxed feel, look no further than Nocturne. Offering live jazz music and an amazing atmosphere, this lounge setting promises a lively and entertaining night.
-3- Rioja: The alluring Mediterranean cuisine at Rioja will make for a passionate and romantic date night. Named after the Northern wine region of Spain, you can also expect an impeccable wine selection.
-4- D Bar Denver: This classic spot is known for its distinguished dessert menu. From pumpkin spice churros to molten chocolate cake, rest assured this night will end on a sweet note.
-5- Frasca Food and Wine: Captivating Italian cuisine puts this restaurant at the top of Boulder dining. Along with the endearing atmosphere, the amazing menu will have you feeling as if your date night was right in the heart of Italy.
Enjoy these photos from Jaime + Ben’s wedding reception at Frasca!
Photography | Jenna Walker Photography
Reception Venue | Frasca Food + Wine
Decor | Design Works
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!
We kicked off the month of May with a fabulous Cinco De Mayo wedding at Moss! Chelsea + Hunter were the most lovely couple and we loved being a part of their special day. Read about some of our favorite moments below!
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Planning | Calluna Events , Ceremony + Reception Site | Moss, Catering| Relish Catering, Florals | Project Floral, Beverage | PEAK Beverage, Rentals | Event Rents & Rustic Rentals, Entertainment | Elite Entertainment, Photography | Alison Vagnini Photography, Hair | The Storybrick, Makeup | Beth Walker Makeup, Gown | Rue De Seine from A&Be Bridal, Bridesmaids | Show me Your Mumu
Another fabulous summer is coming to an end, and though we will miss the warm summer evenings and afternoon barbecues, we are welcoming fall with open arms. But before we say hello to a new season, we want to make sure we celebrate Labor Day to the fullest and send off summer with a bang! We have created a Calluna guide to the best Labor Day events happening this upcoming week, along with some tips and inspiration for hosting your own Labor Day bash.
Enjoy! Xo Calluna
Labor Day in the City: Denver is offering some fabulous events for Labor Day weekend. Whether you are looking for some fun activities to do with the kids or a special date night with the hubby, Denver has it all.
A Taste of Colorado (September 2nd-5th): “More than 50 of Coloradoans’ favorite restaurants and food establishments will gather at the Festival, featuring small portions to full meals.” Not only will A Taste of Colorado be selling tasty dishes from all around Colorado, but arts & crafts, festival rides and live music will be great options for the whole family! For more info on the festival click here!
Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks (September 2nd-4th): There is no better way to celebrate labor day than with a classic American pastime. Enjoy a Rockies baseball game at the gorgeous Coors Field, with friends, family or for date night. Not only will you get to enjoy a game during the last weeks of summer but you’ll be seconds away from all of the fabulous restaurants and bars of downtown Denver! Get tickets here!
Labor Day in the Mountains: Looking to escape for the holiday weekend? There is absolutely no better place to spend a holiday than the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Gourmet on the Gore (September 2nd-5th): “This unique culinary festival offers an open-air tasting with world-class wine, beer and spirits paired with culinary delights from Vail’s top restaurants. Gourmet on Gore offers free admission and a variety of additional pairing events including a Tasting Tour benefitting Vail Veterans Program to kick things off on Friday, September 2. New this year, world-renowned artist Anton Arkhipov created the featured art, seen here, that reflects the inviting atmosphere of Gourmet on Gore and Vail, Colorado” Find more information here!
Annual Arts & Crafts Show (September 3rd-5th Estes Park): “From September 3-5, The Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show will fill Bond Park and the adjacent downtown area with over 100 booths featuring a variety of hand-crafted goods. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary hosts this free unique shopping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. Available handmade goods for sale include paintings and drawings, jewelry, metal work, clothing and tapestry bags, gourmet pantry items, home décor, wood carvings, doll clothes and toys, pottery, glass and more.” For more information click here!
Wild West Air Fest (September 3rd-4th Steamboat Springs): “Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is packed with entertainment for the whole family. The Wild West Air Fest features nationally renowned performers providing edge of your seat excitement as they perform thrilling aerobatics and formation flying. Don’t miss the nonstop, action-packed performances in the extended air show this year.” For information click here!
Hosting a Labor Day Celebration: Hosting a Labor Day celebration is always a blast, but we’ve got a few tips for you to take your bash from blah to fabulous. In the last weeks of summer you want to highlight the best summer dishes and drinks and treat your guests to one last hoorah!
The Drinks: We have absolutely adored some of the drinks recipes we saw this summer, and Labor Day is the perfect occasion to show those tasty cocktails off. Try this delicious Frozen Rose Cocktail from Bon Appetit or this thirst quenching Strawberry & Peach Sangria from “Whats Gabby Cooking”… for the full recipe click here!
The Sweets: Here at Calluna we all most definitely have a sweet tooth, so we are especially excited about Labor Day treats! We absolutely adore the idea of doing a gourmet ice cream bar with all of the fabulous fixings. Your guests will appreciate the tasty options and get to feel like kids again. Want to show off your baking skills? Try a unique dessert like this Blueberry cheesecake galette, for a twist on a classic recipe. This sweet treat is tasty but also patriotic in its colors, a perfect dessert for Labor Day! For the full recipe click here!
Featured Image: Stephen Lewis via Bon Appetit Magazine
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
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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
We hope everybody enjoyed the first segment of our guide to the perfect Boulder venues! Not only are we lucky enough to have some gorgeous venues right here in Boulder, but Denver also offers some seriously fantastic spots to consider for any special occasion. Here is our list of some stylish and beautiful venues in Denver to host a holiday party, engagement party, rehearsal dinner or any special occasion! Don’t forget its never too late to book us for any holiday soiree or special event!
Enjoy! Xx, Calluna
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen: 1317 14th Street, Denver, CO
Colt & Gray: 1553 Platte Street, Denver, CO
Tamayo: 1400 Larimer Street, Denver, CO
Ocean Prime: 1465 Larimer Street, Denver, CO
Pizzaeria Republica: 890 14th Street, Denver, CO
The Kitchen Denver: 1530 16th Street, Denver, CO
Photos via The Kitchen || Image Davis Tilly
Featured Image: Ocean Prime
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