Friday Introduction: Meet Our Interns

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce everyone to our hard-working interns! Gina & Megan started with us in February, and we can’t thank them enough for the behind-the-scenes work they put in assisting with wedding planning, marketing, and more!

xo, Calluna


Meet Gina:

I’m a Colorado native, but started event planning in New York City working as an intern at a company specializing in South Asian weddings. It was such a unique and fun experience that it only bolstered my love of weddings. I have a background in design, and love creating, drawing a lot of inspiration from the outdoors. When I’m not working, I like to spend time in the mountains – whether it be snowboarding, hiking, or fly fishing! 

Intern Calluna Events

What is your favorite reception song?

90’s – 00’s Hip-Hop or R&B – the nostalgia is real!

Favorite flower?

Give me all the flowers! It’s so hard to choose just one, so if I had to pick my favorites, they would be tulips, ranunculuses, and garden roses.

Favorite dress designer?

I really like Vera Wang, Monique Lhullier, and more recently Samuelle Couture.

Favorite wedding movie?

The Wedding Planner was the first movie that made me fall in love with the planning process, but I’ve seen The Proposal too many times to count so it would probably be that one!


Meet Megan:

I’m graduating from Colorado State University in May with my degree in Hospitality Management. I was born and raised in Colorado with a big country girl heart, but a city girl attitude. My love for weddings probably started when I was a kid, watching any and all movies with a romantic love story, and then only grew when Say Yes To the Dress was the only show I watched!

Intern Calluna Events

 

What is your favorite reception song?

If I’m going to dance to anything at a wedding, you can bet it’s Shania Twain!

Favorite flower?

I love peonies and ranunculuses! But everyone who knows me, knows I’m a sucker for all things floral.

Favorite dress designer?

Hands down Hayley Paige! I love her unique designs and that she designs the most beautiful gowns.

Favorite wedding movie?

Father of the Bride 1&2! I’ve seen the movie more times than acceptable and still love them both!


Photography | Ashley Sawtelle

Friday Introduction: Meet Jean

This week as a part of our Friday Introduction series, we are hearing from Jean! Jean Ellison began her career in weddings while working for a historic home located on the banks of the Mississippi River. Over the past nine years, Jean has built her career by managing weddings for Five Star resorts, luxury hotels, and country clubs across the South. Jean most recently comes from the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts where she worked as the Social Catering Sales & Events Manager for both the Houston and Denver properties. While clients and colleagues appreciate Jean’s warm personality and quirky one-liners, it is her knowledge of food and wine, passion for service, and ability to effectively guide her clients that brings her to the Calluna Events team.

xo, Calluna


Colorado wedding planner Calluna Events team Jean

What do you do to relax after a wedding is over?  

I take a hot bath then my hubby rubs my feet 🙂

What do you like to do when you’re not planning weddings?

I love long walks and yard work – any excuse to get outside!

What is your favorite reception song?

Anything from the classics! Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, etc.

Favorite flower?

White French Tulips

Favorite dress designer?

I don’t have one, but I’m currently loving what I’ve seen from Robert Bullock and Haley Paige

Favorite wedding movie?

Father of the Bride, of course!

What is some advice you would give couples planning their own wedding?  

Enjoy the process and don’t get too caught up on the details if they’re stressing you out – sometimes simplicity is key!


Photography | Ashley Sawtelle

Friday Introduction: Meet Gabbie

This week as a part of our Friday Introduction series, we are hearing from Gabbie! Gabriele Harden, a native of Boulder, Colorado joined Calluna Events in 2007 as an intern, using the opportunity to nurture her excitement and interest in event and wedding planning while completing college requirements. During her growth with Calluna Events, Gabbie has mastered the use of her innate sense of organization and attention to detail to be able to realize the potential of every wedding and event. Gabbie loves the challenge and complexity of adapting the planning process to each event, and bringing all the detailed pieces together. And she loves getting to know each of her clients and being a part of their special day.

xo, Calluna


A little more about Gabbie…

What do you do to relax after a wedding is over?  

I always take a shower to relax my body from the post wedding rush/excitement! Once I bed, I usually scroll through Instagram to check in on other events from the day. Sunday’s are reserved for a decadent breakfast and a lot of downtime!

What is something you have seen at a wedding that you absolutely loved?

I love a statement flower piece and when my couples are ahead of the trend! Molly + Kyle’s ceremony wreath backdrop was absolutely stunning and one of the first I had seen!

Favorite flower?

Peony! Not only do they remind me of my great-grandmother, grandmother and mom but they make such a statement in a flower arrangement or solo!

Favorite dress designer?

It’s impossible to choose just one, but I’m definitely partial to Liancarlo who designed my wedding gown.

Favorite wedding movie?

While not traditionally thought of as a wedding movie, The Sound of Music is one of my favorite movies of all time and the wedding scene is so magical and iconic!

What is some advice you would give couples planning their own wedding?  

Choose the few things that are really important to you (photos, music, decor, stationary)! By focusing on these aspects while being flexible about the other details, it will really make the day about you!


Photography | Ashley Sawtelle

Subscribe to our Newsletter