Sometimes we are fortunate to be brought onboard where a stellar team is already assembled and we get to work magic with our fellow vendors. This was the case when Kasey Cronquist from American Grown Field to Vase reached out one month prior to their Boulder event. The Field to Vase Tour is a series of private, intimate, must-attend gatherings that place seasonal, local and sustainable American Grown flowers at the center of the table where locally grown food, beer, and wine is served by a farm-to-table chef. We were fortunate to help participate this year in the 2nd annual Boulder event with some of our favorite local vendors such as Robyn Rissman of Bare Root Flora and Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs, (long time friend and former Colorado florist), Kristy and Chet Anderson of the Fresh Herb Company, our venue and Blackbelly Catering, our local farm-to-table powerhouse! Together we created a beautiful evening for our guests, showcased what Colorado flower farmers and florists are exceptional at and had incredible weather! We already can’t wait for next year’s event!
Gorgeous photography from the insanely talented and lovely Connie Whitlock Photography!
Floral Designers: Bare Root Flora and Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs, Venue and Flower Farmer: Kristy and Chet Anderson of the Fresh Herb Company, Caterer: Blackbelly Catering, Dessert: Niche Confections, Photography: Connie Whitlock Photography, Harvest Tables: Harvest Table Company, Rentals: All Events, Wine: Whole Foods, Gin for our Signature Cocktail the Fuzzy Flower: Sprit Hound Distillers, Restroom: The Lavish Loo
Kate + Greg’s wedding from last summer was certainly one of our favorites. Not only because of the sheer beauty this wedding contained but it also had such an amazing down-to-earth organic feel to it. Kate + Greg really honed into what they held near and dear to their heart during the planning process and incorporated that into their special day! Starting with the garden, the two of them built it from the ground up with a little help from their friends. This garden was exploding with the most beautiful flowers including some larger than life sunflowers that were to die for! Every little detail around every little corner was something that Kate + Greg had thought out, and had incorporated on purpose. That alone is always so special, it really makes a wedding day THAT much more special! We are so pleased to have received the real deal photos from Rebecca Caridad of Manzanita Photography. Take a moment and check them out and if you haven’t had enough of this exquisite couple, head over to Kate + Greg’s portfolio! xx, Calluna
Blackbelly Catering | Boulder Wine Merchant | Kim and Jakes Cakes | Flora by Nora | The Fever | Manzanita Photography | ShutterBus | Long Ago Love | Pear Tree Rentals | Alchemy Mineral Blends
There is no better way to shop than to shop local! Especially here in Boulder, it’s a way of life and it is what makes this community oh so special. We get so excited when a new venture is in the works and especially when it has to do with some of our local favs!
Everyone knows how awesome Cedar & Hyde and Cured are – these fan favorites + brand new Fawns Leap are teaming up to create an original downtown Boulder space this autumn season. We reached out to the new team to get the inside look into how this to-good-to-be-true collaboration is going to work!
Cured is your essential European-style mom-and-pop specialty market with a smorgasbord of cheese, charcuterie,wine, chocolate, bread and your top of the line Olive Oil which are all made into tasty lunches and snacks. In the new space, Cured West, they will taking their full range of product they offer at Cured and pare things back a bit so they can focus on the grab-and-go lunch market, with quick options for your way home as an easy evening meal. Essentially, they want to create something that still feels like the original Cured, but taken back to just the necessities.
Cedar & Hyde is your rare find modern day mercantile that offers a shopping experience complete with in-depth stories about the product, a face-to-face relation, and the possibility of being surprised by a local vendor hosting a unique pop-up shop in the market on any given day.The Cedar & Hyde Mercantile space at the new location is set to be their office where they plan to focus on their online retail that will be launching sometime by the end of the year. The idea behind 2019 10th St. space is that Cedar & Hyde are able to expand the market concept of the mercantile. The mercantile is supposed to be a place where you can come and get something for every aspect of your life, and by providing a space that offers food and flowers gives Cedar & Hyde the opportunity to provide just that!
And we would like to introduce the newest member of the community, Fawns Leap! Fawns Leap is the new flower
shop on the block that we know won’t disappoint. Providing fresh, gorgeous, ever-changing stems to choose from
along with an excellent selection of specimen plants, beautiful designed vases and planters, vessels for illumination, and home goods. Embracing a natural, elegant style, Fawns Leap botanical artistry seeks to connect us with our environment and each other. Fawns Leap is a reminder to Tara, the proud new owner, of wild places and the thrill of gathering up your courage and going for it! Congratulations Tara, we know your new endeavor will be a huge hit! Stay tuned for our full interview with Tara and Fawns Leap!
We took a break from wedding wonderland last week to spruce up our knife skills in the Sur La Table kitchen, attending “Summer at the Farmers Market” cooking class. We channeled our inner foodie and hunkered down for an exciting two hour, four course meal guided by personable and knowledgable Chef Kate Hegman, a Boulder based chef we’ve had the pleasure of working next to throughout the years. Each course brought different elements, techniques, styles and flavors, all centered around fresh, Farmers Market grown, local ingredients.
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This evening class was a peak of our week and we are dying to get the word out. Sur La Table has the best of all worlds – hands on instruction, conscious food selections, a creative environment that fosters learning and laughing (and let’s be honest, eating!) topped off by a I-didn’t-know-I-needed-that-but-it’s-amazing retail shop for every kitchen or hosting need. Welcome to all levels, every cooking stress, fear or question was whisked away by the hospitable staff and we were left with happy hearts and full tummies.
We love and recommend this class for a multitude of events – team bonding, holiday, parties & bachelorette gatherings to name a few. What’s more, book this class with a group of your people and it turns into a BYOB party! Bonding over sips and stirs sounds pretty perfect. Did we mention the food was delicious?!?
Book your cooking class here & tell em Calluna sent you!
This past weekend we helped Maggie + Riley tie the knot at the First Presbyterian Church, followed by the loveliest farm reception at Lone Hawk Farm. Maggie, our bride, was absolutely stunning in her dress and her bridesmaids complemented her perfectly in their cream colored dresses.
The clouds parted for the happy couple once they said “I do” and the sun shined down on them for the rest of the evening! We couldn’t have asked for a better way to start our summer wedding season! Everything went seamlessly, and everyone involved couldn’t have been any happier! Blackbelly did an outstanding job on the catering, creating a dinner that was a true farm to table experience. The MooMobile from Sweet Cow even made an appearance. The Calluna staff left the evening with a smile on our faces! We can’t wait to get the photos from Kelly Mulhern – until then, check out our iPhone photos that we snapped throughout the day for a sneak peek. Enjoy! xx, Calluna
:: Vendor Love ::
Photography: Kmulhern Photography | Floral: Thorn Creek Flowers | Decor: Yonder | Venues: First Presbyterian Church and Lone Hawk | Catering: Blackbelly | Desserts: Sweet Cow | Rentals: All Events Rentals | Band : Banjo Cats | Transportation: Banjo Billy’s Bus
Rustic, vintage, chic, antique, natural, simple, sweet… These words and many more come to mind when we think of the farm wedding trend. So much of this theme can be left to the couple’s interpretation and inspiration. Perfect for an outdoor summer event, we have seen and done a lot of these in Colorado. Farm weddings can be incorporated into setting, decor, food, flowers, details, colors, or simply the feel of the event. Check out some of our favorite ideas for farm weddings in the inspiration board below.
Also, take a look at some of the farm weddings we’ve done recently: Julie & Paul, Donna & Mike, Julie & Brett, Kyle & Scott, and Sarah & Colin.
xx, Calluna Events
Sources: Rustic Wedding Chic, Wedding Chics Barn Wedding, Ruche Blog, Farm Wedding Love Pinterest