Timeless Fall Wedding in Vail | Wedding Recap | Peyton + Marie

It was a quintessential Fall day in the mountains for Marie + Peyton’s Vail wedding celebration this past September. The weather was perfect, the leaves were yellow, and 200 guests were treated to an epic evening under the twinkle lights at The Arrabelle at Vail Square.

Marie + Peyton came to us with a vision of a classic Colorado soirée for their out-of-state families and friends to enjoy, with timeless details and pops of trend throughout. They opted for classic Fall colors of navy blue and deep burgundy and entrusted Figment Floral to bring their floral dreams to life. After a traditional and thoughtful ceremony at The Vail Chapel, guests made their way to the base of the mountain for cocktail hour, where they enjoyed live music from Oncue Entertainment and left cheeky messages on the pink After The Tone audio guest book. They picked up their custom champagne flutes as a welcome sip and made their way to the beautiful tent in the heart of the square. The rest of the evening was an EPIC dance party thanks to Soul X, and the party didn’t stop there! Guests made their way to Shakedown Saloon to dance the night away.

Rebecca Haley captured the most stunning mountain photos for this couple, and we love all of the details!

Vendor Credits

Wedding Planner | Calluna Events

Reception Venue | Arrabelle at Vail Square

Ceremony Venue | Vail Interfaith Chapel

After Party Venue | Shakedown Saloon

Photography | Rebecca Haley

Videography | JDJ Creations

Florals | Figment Floral

Rentals + Linens | Colorado Party Rentals

Invitations | Lucky Onion

Guest Book | After The Tone

Entertainment | Soul X

Ceremony Music | OnCue Entertainment

Beauty | Clementine’s Salon

Gown | Reem Acra

Bridal Shop | Annika Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses | Revelry

Tux | Joseph A Banks

Cocktails with Calluna | Wallflower Rentals + Decor

Hello friends! We are so excited to reintroduce our Cocktails with Calluna blog series today! Cocktails with Calluna is a series all about our friendors (vendors) whom we love working with and are incredibly talented in everything they do! This is an opportunity for you to get to know them better and hear about all the things that inspire them in their daily lives! Without further ado, we’re kicking it off with the ever lovely Jenni Lietz, the owner of Wallflower Rentals & Decor!

Describe what you do!
Wallflower is a rentals & decor company specializing in vintage & unique lounges. But we are so much more than that too! We help warm up, decorate, or bring to life any space awaiting your next event.

What is your idea of a dream project?
Designing for The Bachelor! Haha- I’m only kidding a little but seriously. I find myself watching these dramatic tv shows wishing our pieces were on set. We know we could do it better 😉 We also love non-profit work, opportunities to give back to the community and anything involving local celebrities or small businesses!

What is your favorite part of any wedding?
The best part of any wedding is watching the vision come to life with the couple’s individuality showing through! There are so many ways you can customize and personalize a wedding and we LOVE that!

What does your morning routine look like?
I’m a mother of a 10 year old 5th grade girl so you can imagine how mornings go sometimes 🙂 But typically I like to get myself out on a walk with my doggos, make some breakfast, and start my day ready to head to my warehouse to see my team and tackle the next beautiful event.

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing?
Monochromatic design sets. Give us all the black & white!! We’ve done so many fun boho and colorful designs over the years and my neutral heart totally gravitates towards all black and all white weddings I’ve been seeing.

What advice would you give to a younger you?
Hire professionals to handle the books! They’ll help keep you on track and prepared for any new business changes that come through at the new year and along the way.

What do you like to do when you’re away from work?
I love anything self care focused: yoga, meditation, travel. And family time, of course!

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight?
Has to be a lemon drop or a blood orange margarita. Tasty and pretty too!

And now we’re craving a blood orange margarita! Love all the insights Jenni shared! Here are a couple of our favorite memories working with Jenni and her team at Wallflower!

Photography | Ashley Sawtelle

Venue | Magee Homestead at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming

Photography | Nate Shepherd

Venue | The St. Regis Aspen Resort

Winter Wedding in Beaver Creek | Wedding Sneak Peek | Madison + Cooper

Madison and Cooper have deep roots in Beaver Creek so it was only fitting to choose it as the destination to celebrate their 200-person weekend winter wedding. Big time skiers, the duo knew they wanted to incorporate the leisure sport into their day in a way that felt authentic to them – in additional to the personal nods of their relationship, travels and family history woven throughout. The nearly-newlyweds kicked off weekend festivities with a group ski day, donned in matching suits as they whipped down the mountain – freshly powdered by the mid-January snowstorm.

In a change of scenery, guests embraced the spirit of Ohana and channeled the islands of Hawaii for an Aloha Welcome Party hosted at Beaver Creek Club, paying homage to M+C’s time spent in Hawaii. Red Maple Catering created a custom menu of mai tais and mahi ceviche shooters while family-friend and island musician Nino Kaai played traditional Hawaiian music and gave a blessing to the couple. Guests headed home under a sky full of stars while sporting hand-made leis from Plum Sage Flowers and high altitude treats from Bundles Gift Co in tow.

Saturday brought more quintessential Colorado bluebird skies and flurry snowflakes to make for an idyllic wedding day. Madison’s stunning Galia Lahav lace number from Little White Dress set the tone for the wedding’s modern romantic design, leaning heavily into the natural elements of the mountains, complimented by a dreamy palate of creamy neutrals and accents of rich jewel tones.

With experts Nate Shepard Photography and Aflatis Films documenting, M+C two exchanged their forever vows in front of loved ones at the iconic Beaver Creek Chapel – the very same spot Madison’s parents got engaged 30+ years ago. Immediately after the I do’s, the bride + groom braved the cold & boarded the gondola – celebrating their adventurous spirit and cementing the new chapter of life atop their favorite mountain.

The evening transitioned over to Park Hyatt Beaver Creek where family and friends were invited to cozy up with spiked hot chocolate before finding their table assignments on a custom ski-themed seating chart, creatively crafted by the team at Knapp Design Co. A reception chock-full to of belly laughs, a packed dance floor and –– you guessed it –– a ski-chair photo booth was the perfect way to celebrate the special union of this sweet couple.

In the final hoorah, the weekend capped off with a savory Mexican brunch before the wedding crew hit the slopes for another day of Beaver Creek bliss – rounding out one of the most exciting winter wedding weekends we’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. Endless thanks, as always, to the many hands who touched each part of this event to make it a resounding success – our well of gratitude runs deep to the entire vendor team!

Vendor Credits

Wedding Planner | Calluna Events

Venue | Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Photography | Nate Shepard

Videography | Aflatis Films

DJ | DJ D’Amico with Vail DJs

Florals | Plum Sage Flowers

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Specialty Lounges | Max and Livie

Lighting & Draping | Elite Entertainment

Photo Booth | Ear2Ear Photo Booths

Printed Items & Stationery | Knapp Design Co

Beauty | Makeup Artist Heather

Welcome Party Venue | Beaver Creek Club

Welcome Party Catering | Red Maple Catering

Custom Welcome Boxes | Bundles Gift Co

Bridal Gown | Galia Lahav

Bridal Shop | Little White Dress

Timeless Romance Wedding in Steamboat | Wedding Recap | Kendall + Chris

A British boy met an American girl, and the rest is history! Kendall and Chris brought their friends and family from all over the world to celebrate in the epic mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and boy, did they celebrate! It was one of those quintessential Colorado weather days, where it’s supposed to be a warm summer day and turns into a rainy one, but the rain didn’t stop the celebration. They warmed up by packing the dance floor and dancing for hours to the epic tunes from Wash Park Band, sipping on burnt orange old-fashioneds and playing the beloved British game of croquet. The number one priority for Kendall and Chris was to show their international guests a fabulous Colorado time, and we achieved that by bringing in personal elements from the couple. Their Harry Potter seating chart, seasonally curated menu and bar, and British-inspired designs were all nods to their life together. We LOVED this day and couple so much!

We’re so thrilled their day is featured on Rocky Mountain Bride! See the full feature linked below!

Vendor Credits

Featured on Rocky Mountain Bride

Venue | Flying Diamond Ranch

Photography | Alp & Isle

Florals | Keep Floral

Videography | Canvas & Light

Paper | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Catering | GB Culinary

Entertainment| Wash Park Band

Transportation | Go Alpine

Linens | Nuage

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Hair | Jones Beauty Co

Makeup | Faces By Liz

Gown | Anais Anette

Bridesmaids Dresses | Park & Fifth

Groom’s Tux + Groomsmen Suits | The Black Tux

The Knot Best of Weddings Award and Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Award!

We are thrilled to announce we’ve won The Knot Best of Weddings award for the 17th year in a row and Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Award!

These awards are always so heartwarmingly meaningful to us because it’s due to the positive reviews and testimonials we’ve received from our dear Calluna clients. It is a true honor that the clients we have the privilege of working with were so happy with our services that they took the time to write a review about our work. We are forever grateful for the work we do and the clients we have the pleasure of working with!

We cannot thank you enough for these meaningful awards! Please keep reading for more details about this special honor!

Photography by Michelle Beller

Calluna Events is pleased to announce that we been selected as a 2023 ­­winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding vendor marketplace and planning authority that’s inspired 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. This is the 17th year Calluna Events has been named a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards.

In its seventeenth annual year, The Knot continues its long-standing tradition of supporting local wedding professionals with The Knot Best of Weddings 2023, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding vendors across the country.

To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed millions of its user reviews across various vendor categories—planners, venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—to find the highest-rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique weddings.

The Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards recognize local wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are determined by the reviews from more than one million WeddingWire couples.

The Knot supports local wedding professionals through The Knot Marketplace, where couples can find and connect with any of the hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals across the country to create their ideal wedding day. The Knot Best of Weddings award gives couples the confidence to book the best vendors to bring their wedding visions to life. In combination with years of trusted content, The Knot’s innovative technology helps all couples seamlessly plan a wedding that’s authentically them.

Wedding professionals who win The Knot Best of Weddings are members of WeddingPro, a leading B2B wedding brand. As the largest marketplace and community for wedding professionals, WeddingPro connects businesses with more than 20 million unique monthly visitors who are planning weddings on The Knot and WeddingWire, as well as with hundreds of thousands of pros in the industry. Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, WeddingPro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and this year’s winners, please visit this link!

2022 Year in Review

Each year when we sit down to write our Year in Review, we are in awe of what we accomplished! 2022 was our 19th season in business and it finally felt like the world was entering a period of normalcy after the upheaval of 2020 and 2021.

Coming off 2021, which was a very challenging year as we worked tirelessly to celebrate our 2020 couples, plan our 2021 weddings while managing an unprecedented amount of engagements and inquiries, we took a step back to reflect on what we had been through and where we were going. We realized we were more passionate than ever about weddings and we wanted to continue our elevated style and focus on quality over quantity only accepting Full-Service clients.

Our team was proud to produce 41 Full-Service weddings in 2022! It felt like we were back to a post-pandemic normalcy as we watched our couples walk down the aisle, listen to toasts at receptions, and dance surrounded by those they love the most. We continue to feel so grateful to have a hand in these huge milestones for our couples!

We are so fortunate to do what we love and create beautiful weddings for our clients alongside this wonderful wedding community. We continue to be ever-so inspired by the Calluna Community – our clients who choose Calluna, the creative partners and venues we are fortunate to work so closely with, who continually entrust their clients with us.

We are particularly grateful for our clients from this year! Witnessing your weddings is a great honor! Once again, this year brought some incredible weddings and visions, where we were able to collaborate and be creative in ways we always dreamed of. We are forever grateful for our client’s trust in us and our ability to constantly grow and expand our offerings.

Without further ado, we are happy to share our highlights from 2022 with you!

Pia + Trevor in Lucca, Italy | Photography by Meredith Diamond

Our Work

Leah + Drew at Westwood Country Club | Photography by Ashley Sawtelle

The Applause

Morgan + David at Beano’s Cabin | Photography by Jess Leigh

Calluna Events in the Wedding World

Murph + Jason in Wyoming | Photography by James and Schulze

More Year In Reviews | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

Fall Romance in the Mountains | Wedding Recap | Katie + Stevie

We are so thrilled to share a deeper look into the last Calluna wedding of the 2022 Wedding Season – Katie & Stevie’s fall nuptials at the one and only Devil’s Thumb Ranch! Katie is originally from San Antonio, Texas and has a deep affinity for horses and so when they moved to Colorado and got engaged – they knew right away that the atmosphere of Devil’s Thumb Ranch was the perfect place to say I Do!

When Katie and Stevie picked this weekend – they were hoping for the perfect blend of Colorado blue skies and changing autumn aspen trees and they got their wish! We kicked off the weekend with a western welcome party complete with BBQ, refreshing Ranch Water to sip on, and live music from local musician Notes by Nate.

For the palette of the wedding, we really wanted to lean into the fall tones that were surrounding the ranch that weekend. We partnered with Amy Lauren Floral Design to bring that vision to life! Subtle pops of blush pinks and apricot oranges woven with climbing greenery, the florals captured the magic of fall in the mountains!

Perhaps one of our favorite parts of the weekend were all the incredible paper goods by Knapp Design Co. We started off with an incredible western luxe invitation suite. It was such a fun way to give guests a glimpse into the weekend, with lots of fun textures, especially the velvet belly band with galloping horses being our most adored design element! We knew we wanted horses to be a focal point of the weekend so we created a custom escort display with velvet letter pressed paper tied to mini horseshoes for a delightful surprise for guests to find their seats! This display is one of our all time favorites and perfectly tied into the leather bar menu displaying the couples signature cocktails!

After dinner, the couple’s dear friends and family made the most incredible round of toasts to the newlyweds, followed by a special family song that has been in the bride’s family for generations – it was such a fun personal touch led by her cousin and musician Josh Klause. There was certainly not a dry eye in the crowd! Soon thereafter, everyone hit the dance floor where The Get Down had the dance floor packed all night long. It was truly the perfect way to end our 2022 wedding season!

Vendor Credits

Wedding Planner | Calluna Events

Photography | Cat Galletti

Videography | Canvas and Light

Venue | Devils Thumb Ranch

Florals | Amy Lauren Floral Design

Ceremony Music | Josh Klaus Music

DJ | The Get Down Co

Welcome Party Music | Notes by Nate

Draping + Lighting | Little Mad Events

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Linens | BBJ La Tavola

Stationery + Escort Design | Knapp Design Co

Photo Booth | Bamboo Booth

Gown | Romana Keveza from Anna Be

Tux | Suit Supply

Boots | Lucchese

Hair | Haus of Hair

Makeup | Mooi Studio

Colorful English Garden Party Meets Butterfly Haven Wedding | Wedding Recap | Leah + Drew

We had the absolute honor of being with Leah + Drew and their wonderful families in St. Louis, MO this year. We first met this beautiful family when planning Leah’s sister Hannah’s wedding in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Having the opportunity to plan two family weddings is so very special and a privilege. Destination weddings have their challenges but we had the best team of vendors, including some of our Colorado favorites: our photographer Ashley Sawtelle, florist Flora by Nora, and stationery designer Knapp Design Co!

Leah chose Westwood Country Club in Clayton St. Louis, where she grew up, for their wedding and it was the perfect setting to have an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour with a tented reception. Leah’s initial vision was centered around whimsical and colorful butterfly chargers combined with colorful florals for an overall English garden aesthetic. Their chuppah was adorned with gorgeous colorful flowers and both of Leah + Drew’s rabbis married them together, making the ceremony deeply personal and special. The overall aesthetic was a mix of color and eclectic decor with a touch of romance and whimsy. Leah’s vision was executed perfectly and it was a dream day in every way!

Vendor Credits

As seen on Over the Moon

Wedding Planner | Calluna Events

Venue | Westwood Country Club

Photographer | Ashley Sawtelle

Floral Design | Flora by Nora

Cake Design | Sarah’s Cake Shop

Invitations, Escort Display, + Day of Paper | Knapp Design Co

Rentals | Styled and Staged STL + Aries Company

Escort Card Board | Knapp Design Co + Exclusive Events Inc.

Production, Lighting + Musicians | Contemporary Productions

Band | Fat Pocket Band

Tenting | Traube Tent

Bride’s Beauty  | Savanah Summer Beauty

Bridesmaids’ Beauty | Fleur Bridal Styling

Linens | Nuage Designs

Transportation | Best Transportation

Send Off Rolls Royce | Champagne Limousines

Gown | BW Designs Inc

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