Western Chic Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Wedding Recap | Sofia + Guillermo

Colorado is such a special place to our darling bride and groom, Sofia + Guillermo! Sofia’s family has a house in Vail, so hosting their wedding in the Vail Valley was a priority for them! From the beginning, they focused on a large celebration with 300+ in attendance with a traditional Catholic service at Vail Chapel, followed by an epic dance party that made all their friends from Miami proud! The weekend started with a welcome dinner at Matsuhisa Vail, featuring Colorado bluegrass and country duo, Austin’s Rose and delicious sushi provided by the best in Vail! The next evening featured a rehearsal party at Four Seasons Vail where guests donned western attire and were led through Vail Village in second line style by their guitarist and ended up at an after party!

The wedding day saw a traditional Catholic service at Vail Chapel where Sofia wore a gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown and said I do to her forever. Followed by their tented wedding reception at Larkspur Vail that was dressed to the nines in all the Colorado fashion. Guests arrived and were immediately treated to cocktails on the lawn, where lounges doted the landscape by Eclectic Hive and organic florals in yellow + white tones by The Perfect Petal! Guests were soon invited into the tent as Sofia + Guillermo were announced by DJ Rascal for a lovely dinner and then they danced the night away!

This wedding was one for the books and we are still not over it! Sofia + Guillermo, their families, their friends, and their vendor team had such a loving, joyful energy that was completely contagious and something we will always remember!

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Rehearsal Dinner + Welcome Party

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

 Photography | Alp & Isle

Videography | Christian DaCosta

Florals |  The Perfect Petal

Decor |  Eclectic Hive

Tenting and Rentals | Tents and Events

Lighting, Sound, Production | Fast Lane Productions

Wedding Day Venue | Larkspur Vail

Signage | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Cake | Megan Joy Cakes

Gown | Carolina Herrera

Bridesmaids Dresses | Marelvi Ramos

Hair | Amy DaCosta

Makeup | Alchemy Face Bar

DJ | DJ Rascal

Welcome Party + Getting Ready Venue | Four Seasons Vail

Rehearsal Dinner Venue | Matsuhisa Vail

Rehearsal Dinner Music | Austin’s Rose

Moody Mardi Gras Wedding in Aspen | Wedding Recap | Lauren + Eren

When Lauren and Eren came to us they wanted a winter wedding tucked in the mountains of Aspen on April 3, 2021 we went to designing a special day for them, their families, and their adorable pugs! Then, like many of our other couples, COVID derailed their original wedding plans and they gracefully postponed their wedding to April 2022. They were still determined to get married on their original date and so they flew from their home in Rhode Island across the country with their pugs, Cooper and Bailey to Palm Springs for an epic elopement captured by the talented Nate Shepard Photography.
When it came time to start planning again, another variant of COVID was quickly sweeping the nation and we decided to pivot from our original venue to the courtyard of St. Regis Aspen and we would’t have had it any other way! Lauren + Eren had a magical first look at the top of Aspen Mountain, overlooking the breathtaking views slope-side where they stumbled upon “Snow Beach,” an epic lifeguard stand art installation by Gray Malin in partnership with The Little Nell and we just couldn’t help ourselves but take advantage of the moment! All dressed up, they both climbed to the top of Snow Beach and shared a few moments taking in the views at that epic vantage point. On the most picture-perfect bluebird sky day, Lauren + Eren finally said “I do!” with all their loved ones in attendance at Aspen Meadows, with gorgeous snowcapped mountains as the backdrop of their stunning ceremony. Bringing a bit of NOLA to Aspen, guests followed the newlyweds and the Brass Animals second line as they made their way from the ceremony to cocktail hour at the St. Regis for more fun!
Guests were welcomed into the fancy reception dressed to the nines with moody velvet vignettes, gorgeous florals by The Perfect Petal, and sparkling chandeliers that lit the space. We loved playing with this Mardi Gras type of color palette with silky blues, wines, and emeralds with black and gold accents and warm woods all brought to life with lovely decor by Wallflower Rentals and stunning velvet draping and lighting by Little Mad Events. At each place setting, eclectic floral menus by Scarlet Gilia Creative sat pretty atop stoneware plates and beaded chargers with florals dancing throughout the table lit by candles. The eatery had lots of fun nods to Lauren + Eren’s darling relationship with delectable lobster rolls in honor of New England where they call home and New Orleans-style shrimp and grits as a nod to their days at Tulane University where they met, fell in love, and got engaged! Guests had the time of their lives as they enjoyed sippin’ champagne in front of the fun neon sign that read, ’till death do us party!’ and a rockin’ dance floor with DJ Tony from The Get Down! We so loved sharing in this day with Lauren & Eren and wish them a lifetime of love, happiness, and pugs!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Photography | Nate Shepard

Flat Lay Photos | Josie V Photography

Ceremony Venue | Aspen Meadows 

Reception Venue | St. Regis Aspen

Florals | The Perfect Petal

Decor | Wallflower Rentals

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Custom Neon Signs | MK Neon

Beauty | Full Circle Aspen

Invitations + Signage | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Save the Dates | The Wordshop

Second Line | Brass Animals

Reception Music | The Get Down

Photobooth | St. Regis Aspen

Linens | Nuage Designs

Draping + Lighting | Little Mad Events

Transportation | CTS Aspen

The Black Tux: The latest and greatest in tuxedo rentals

What is The Black TuxA one stop shop for the best suit and tuxedo rentals for any wedding or black tie affair. Perfectly summed up by their company motto: “Black Tie Done Right”.

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Why should I care? Tuxedo rentals are NOT a groundbreaking discovery. There are tons of tuxedo rentals out there. In fact, when you type in “tuxedo rental”, over a million results come up in less than a second. So – why should you care about this one brand in an arguably saturated market?

Well, in our opinion, BlackTux is the only way to go, for three reasons: price, quality and convenience, also known as the triple threat of wedding preparations.

Okay I’m in…How do I do it?

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Enjoy Gentleman! xx, Calluna

*Photographs compliments of theblacktux.com

Groomsmen Gift Guide

Groomsmen are an essential part to making the big day special, memorable and a truly exciting party. Maybe some of them are loyal college pals, or you have been friends since you could walk. Here at Calluna we believe that gift giving should be an enjoyable experience, so let us take the stress away and enjoy this groomsmen gift guide!

Enjoy,

xx, Calluna


 

For the Adventurous Groomsmen::

Lets face it, theres always an adventurous traveller of the group, so theres no better way to say “thank you” than rewarding your spontaneous buddy with a gorgeous weekeneder bag. Whether he is spending the weekend boarding in the Rocky Mountains or hanging out on a remote island beach, Alpine Modern has the perfect bags for any travel connoisseur.

 

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For the Groomsmen that Loves a Smoothe Shave::

Everybody loves a good shave, so why not reward your daper looking buddies with some luxurious shaving products? The Art of Shaving offers personalized kits specifically for groomsmen. If you want to go even more personal, you can create your own kit, specific to the style of your main guys. And it gets even better, Colorado has three locations so you can check out the amazing products in store!

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For the Groomsmen That Like to Match::

Want to look like a super stylish group of guys? Consider matching your socks or ties for a unique twist to your wedding day style. The Tie Bar will help any group of groomsmen look extra put together on the big day. Any matching accessories will also make for some pretty amazing groomsmen pictures!

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For the Groomsmen Who Loves Happy Hour::

Looking to spend a whole day with the boys? Try touring a local brewery and treating your buddies to a tasty lunch and craft beers. Avery Brewing Company, located in Boulder, Colorado will hook you guys up with some delicious brews and some serious comfort food like barbeque nachos or brisket sandwiches.

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Dont have time to do a full day of tasting? Hook up your awesome groomsmen with some custom swag. From engraved flasks to monogrammed beer pints, Home Wet Bar knows exactly how to satisfy any guy. Your groomsmen will remember your special day for years to come with their personalized drinking accesories.

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Featured Image: Michele Hart Photography

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