Jen + Joe | Winter Wonderland Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Jen and Joe wed on the second day of November at the iconic Devil’s Thumb Ranch up the road from Winter Park. The two romantics planned their intimate affair for 75 with moody tones, unexpected textures and cozy personalized details.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted with spiked hot coco and bundled under blankets to witness J + J vow to forever. Post ceremony, the newlyweds had the most magical sunset session with the horses of the ranch – our beautiful bride, adorned with a trend worthy wide brimmed hat and a cozy fur jacket was a true vision. Paired with a fresh dusting of November snow, we’ve never seen more a winter wonderland. Meanwhile at cocktail hour, Leia the Beer Burro made a surprise appearance, offering chilled brews and nose snuggles with plenty of photo ops. Wedding celebrations continued in the historic Broad Axe Barn, complete with twinkle lights, customized taper candles and beautiful farm tables featuring arrangements of figs and florals.

The day was filled with intentional details and meaningful personalizations – like how Jen refurbished Joe’s late father’s car from the 70s and surprised her almost-husband rolling up to their first look in style. At it’s core, the wedding was perfectly them and we’re honored to have planned alongside them for such a special occasion.

 


:: Vendor Love ::

Venue  + Catering | Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Photographer | Cassie Rosch
Floral + Design | The Perfect Petal
Entertainment + Lighting | Elite Entertainment
Make Up Artist | Alchemy Face Bar
Hair | Rollers & Rouge
Wedding Dress | A&BÉ Bridal Shop

Katie + Chris | Romantic Summer Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding

We absolutely adored working with Katie, Chris, and Katie’s parents Karen and Bill on their wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch! From the first consultation call with Katie we felt a true connection. We also had the opportunity to combine Katie’s non-traditional approach with her mother’s traditional southern roots and it was such a fun experience create! From tropical florals with a rustic twist, provided by The Perfect Petal, to the replica grooms cake of their airstream trailer, provided by Devil Thumb’s Ranch Pastry Team, every detail was truly unique and special!

Xo,

Calluna


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Venue  + Catering | Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Photographer | Cary Jobe Photography
Videographer | Aflatis Films
Florals | The Perfect Petal
Reception Musicians | Syndicate
Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals
Chair Rentals | Charming Chairs
Hair | Fraser Hair Co.
Make Up Artist | Suzanne the Beauty Shaman
Custom Signage | Handsome Love Calligraphy

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

Top Colorado Wedding Venues of 2015 :: Part One

We love Colorado weddings. How could you not?! And as wedding planners, we are extra privileged to travel around the state and check out the best of the best for wedding venues. As planning season is in full swing, we’re listing out several (well, there’s quite a few) of our favorites. We promise, you can’t go wrong with any of these options.

Devils Thumb Ranch has been in our favorites list for while now. We love this tucked away ranch right outside Winter Park. The views are unbeatable, the service is impeccable and if you’re lucky a few horses may come to join your for some pictures. It’s the perfect Colorado escape regardless of the season. Your guests can enjoy a weekend getaway with onsite lodging options and authentic cabins, along with every activity under the sun. As an extra perk, DTR just debuted High Lonesome barn, a second venue option in addition to the tried and true Broad Axe Barn. We were lucky enough to host the first outdoor ceremony there last year at Lauren and Brad’s wedding and my oh my, it was breathtaking.
Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photo by Laura Murray + Ali Vagnini

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Blanc – This continues to be on our favorite list from last year after hosting our 10th anniversary Modern Marie styled shoot and party! The exposed walls, urban environment and large rooms make this blank space a creative dream. It’s so transformative the options are endless. We are continuing our love affair with Blanc into 2015 with several weddings already booked. Each aesthetic is completely unique and we are so looking forward to transforming this incredible venue.

Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photo by Ashley Sawtelle
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The Lyons Farmette – We adore this DIY farm turned wedding venue in our lovely little town of Lyons! When the farm to table trend exploded (and we don’t see it going anywhere!) we knew there couldn’t be a more perfect venue. It’s so striped down to the bare elements of Colorado nature and with some gentle tending it can become one of the most chic outdoor wedding spaces. With a vintage airstream, goats, chickens and flowers grown on-site, the space is intimate, enchanting and rustically charming.
 Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photo by Michelle Hart
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River Bend – Equally adorable, this is the the newest venue in the Lyons Farmette family. Rivers Bend came to be after owners Betsy & Mike purchased the land affected by the devastating floods and turned the property into a gorgeous river front haven for weddings. We hosted dear Lana’s wedding here last year and are looking forward to working here again in the upcoming season. Once again, farm to table wedding hold a special place in our spots – and this space is completely idyllic for that local experience.
 Explore More: Facebook | Website  | Photo by our team’s iPhones + River Bend Website courtesy of Torchia Studios. Stay tuned from photos of Lana + Danny’s wedding very soon!
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St. Julien Hotel & Spa – of course we have to put the St. Julien into the mix. Not only have we been on their preferred vendor list since they opened the hotel we’ve done close to 100 events in the hotel and know every corner and possible set up for the space. We love the St. Julien particularly for locals, CU alums, or anyone who loves the Boulder area and lifestyle. The venue has proven to be both classic and exceptional, with inspired use of space and décor. And who could resist an outdoor ceremony space that showcases the iconic, breathtaking view of the Flatirons.  It’s truly our local gem and the staff makes it so easy; from aspects of the ceremony layout, cocktail hour and reception we have transform the space in a multitude of ways and love bringing the clients new vision to life. We are looking forward to doing many weddings and events here in 2015!
 Explore More: Facebook | Website | Photo by Merrick Chase + James Christianson
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 Keep your eyes out for Part Two tomorrow! Happy Planning, Calluna Events
Cover photo by Kara Pearson

See Us on STYLE ME PRETTY

We are so honored to have been featured yesterday on the ultimate wedding blog, Style Me Pretty.

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Thank you Tess Pace Photography for bringing this magical wedding to life with all of your timeless images.

Take a peek at the full feature here.

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