Boho Wedding with Pops of Rust and a Mix of Fresh + Dried Flowers | Wedding Recap | Emily + Steve

Camp Hale is one of the venue’s in Colorado that is really special. Situated between Leadville and Vail – the remote nature really gives your guests the most stunning views and overall experience and that’s exactly what Emily & Steve wanted to give their families – many of whom were traveling to Colorado from Kansas and Missouri.

We kicked off the weekend with an intimate rehearsal dinner at The Hythe hotel in Vail followed by a big welcome party at Arrabelle Vail! It was the perfect way to welcome all their guests to Vail for the weekend.

When we started designing their wedding, we knew we wanted to keep a lot of the tones and colors earthy but with a summer twist. The color palette of rust tones mixed in with some lighter colors played perfect to the vast landscape of Camp Hale and the beautiful summer season. It all came together beautifully!

At cocktail hour – guests were treated to spicy margaritas and comfy lounge groupings while these “party people” found their seats at a custom designed escort display. Before heading into the tent – Wandering Poppy Co. blew us away with a lush, organic entrance install. Once inside, guests the boho inspired florals were on full display with an amazing dance floor installation that was paired with pops of color in the glassware and napkins to transform the tent.

After dinner, guests took the dance floor to dance all night to the sounds of Manhattan Band before sending the couple off with a sparkler exit!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Venue | Camp Hale

Photography | Meredith Diamond

Videography | Klassey Productions

Ceremony Musicians | Oncue Entertainment

Floral Designer | Wandering Poppy Co.

Specialty Rentals | Hazel Grove Rentals

Specialty Linens | BBJ La Tavola

Invitations + Paper Goods | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Wedding Band | Jordan Kahn Music

Hair & Make-Up | Lola Beauty

Cake & Cupcakes | Cornerstone Chocolates

Transportation | Aspen Vail Limo

Bridal Gown | Anaïs Anette from A&bé Bridal Shop Portland

Bridesmaids Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu

Groom Suit | Suit Shop

Classic Colorado Elegance | Wedding Recap | Jessica + Alex

What do you get when you get two high school sweethearts, families who are best friends, friends who have walked through all chapters of life together – one of the most fun, loving and heartfelt wedding celebrations that we’ve had the pleasure of being a part of.

When Jessica + Alex first came to us at Calluna they had a vision of a chic, classic and traditional Colorado wedding nestled in the mountain of Boulder, right up the hill from where Alex popped the question!

Greystone Castle served as the perfect backdrop for their August I Do’s! With a perfectly pitched Sperry Tent on the front lawn and the sprawling mountain views from the ceremony site, Jessica & Alex welcome friends and family from across the world (some as far as Dubai and Lebanon).

The floral team at The Perfect Petal accent the tent and the farm tables with shades of white, green, and blush accent by classic gold and glass elements to make for a stunning tablescape. Once the summer Colorado rain stopped, a stunning rainbow appeared as guests noshed on appetizers and drank two classic signature cocktails – appropriately named “The Big” and “The Carrie” as a nod to the couple’s home in New York City.

When it was time for the couple’s grand entrance – they were led into the tent by a Lebanese Zaffa Fusion band, a nod to the bride’s heritage and we have never seen anything like it. The guests surrounded the couple and the band on the dance floor and we felt so lucky to witness such an incredible cultural tradition. After guests finally made their way to their seats – the culinary team at Greystone Castle, led by Jacqueline Malcom-Peck served guests a 5-star dinner under the stars!

After an evening followed by heartfelt (and hilarious!) toasts, sentimental dances it was time to kick off the dance-party with our friends from The Get Down! The dance floor was packed all night! To end the evening, at the bride’s request, Shake Shack delivered late night burgers and fries!

We wish Jessica & Alex so many years of happiness!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Venue | Greystone Castle Boulder

Photography | Cat Galletti

Videography | Reagan Lynn Films

Ceremony Musicians | Trading Post Productions

Floral Designer | The Perfect Petal

Tenting | Sperry Tents Colorado

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Specialty Rentals | Hazel Grove Rentals

Specialty Linens | Nuage Designs

Invitations + Paper Goods | Line Avenue Calligraphy

Wedding DJ | The Get Down

Lebanese Dabke Music | Fusion Zaffa

Make-Up | Mooi Studio

Hair | Hayley Styles Hair

Photo Booth | Bamboo Booth

Restroom Trailers | Royal Restrooms

Transportation | Hermes Worldwide

Late Night Snack | Shake Shack

Bridal Gown | Maria Farbinni from L’Fay Bridal

Groom Suit | Ralph Lauren

Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo NYC

Calluna Community: Cocktails With Brush Creek Ranch

Here at Calluna we are always looking for new ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we want to show them off to you in our new Calluna Community Series! We will sit down with some of the fabulous vendors of Colorado and get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more!

This week for Calluna Community we caught up with Corinne of Brush Creek Ranch!

Cheers! Xo, Calluna


Describe what you do! 

“I’m a Senior Sales Manager for the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection, which includes the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, the Magee Homestead, and French Creek Sportsman’s Club. All three properties are located within twenty minutes of each other in the beautiful Platte Valley in southern Wyoming.”

“We have a small but mighty sales team of three women here at the Ranch. We all sell both corporate and family groups, and I am lucky enough to be in charge of our wedding segment – which is my favorite part of the job”

What is your idea of a dream project? 

“I love working with adventurous couples who choose the Ranch not only for its beauty but also for its amazing outdoor opportunities. The activities offered on our 30,000 acres are such a big part of who we are, and it’s a dream to watch couples take advantage of that. We had one bride who was a competitive horseback rider throughout her adolescence and college years – she went on long rides every single day she was on the Ranch. Another couple went fly fishing the morning of their wedding day as it was important to them to share that peaceful time in nature together before the rush of the wedding festivities.” 

What has been your favorite wedding that you have worked, or attended? 

“I have been able to see so many incredible weddings here at the Ranch, but I think the most memorable ones are when the bride and groom incorporate their family’s culture and history into the weekend. We had one groom with Nigerian roots who hosted a Nigerian-themed dinner for their rehearsal dinner, complete with authentic dress code, menu and music. Another favorite was an Indian wedding, who danced down a hillside to their ceremony, which was in a beautiful remote meadow. We had a bride from Canada who created a “Canadian Tuxedo” theme for their welcome dinner – which touched on her Canadian roots, and was also a perfect look for the Ranch!”

What does your morning routine look like? 

“I travel so much that I don’t think I could call most mornings “routine!” One consistent thing is green tea consumption – no matter where I am, I start the day with green tea.”

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing? 

“I’m biased, but our favorite wedding trend is the increase in destination weddings and non-traditional venues. Our clients come from all over the country, and want a long weekend affair that feels more like a vacation for their guests – the wedding is simply the cherry on top. At the Ranch, after two full days of amazing activities like riding, fishing and hiking, by the time the actual wedding rolls around, you’ve spent so much quality time with your guests that you don’t have to worry about a receiving line or anything like that, and can just enjoy the moment.”

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning? 

“There’s obviously a major emotional component to weddings, and I thrive on that. I enjoy building relationships with our clients and getting to know their families. It’s rewarding to see how their personalities and hobbies are reflected in their wedding at the end of the process. Every wedding we’ve had here at the Ranch is truly so unique to the couple.”

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight? 

“I almost always drink beer – is it any surprise that I work on a ranch? I love a good IPA from Teton Brewing Company in Jackson or Bonfire Brewing in Eagle, CO. We’re actually building a brewery at the Ranch right now, so I’m excited for the moment when I can drink a beer that was brewed here on property!”

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Check out some of the weddings Calluna planned at the beautiful Brush Creek Ranch below!

Erin + Ted

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Vendor Love

Photography | James + Schulze
Venue | Brush Creek Ranch
Florals | Perfect Petal Denver

 

Karen + Jeff

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Vendor Love

Photography | James & Schulze
Florals | Perfect Petal Denver
Venue | Brush Creek Ranch
Wedding Gown | JINZA Couture Bridal

 

Maddie + Phillip

Bride Groom Colorado Outdoor PortraitBride Groom Colorado Outdoor PortraitSperry Tent Reception Outdoor Colorado Farm Table

Vendor Love

Photography | James + Schulze
Florals | Perfect Petal Denver
Bridal Jumpsuit | CUSHNIE ET OCHS
Venue | Brush Creek Ranch

 

Jennie + Matt

Coloardo Rustic Wedding Bride Groom PortraitColorado Wedding Reception Lodge Farm Table

Vendor Love

Photography | Janelle Rose Photography
Venue | Magee Homestead
Florals | Poppys With Love

Real Wedding :: Liz + Russell’s St Julien Outdoor Wedding

On August 7th we watched Liz + Russell tie the knot on the St Julien lawn with the magnificent Flatirons as the backdrop. We began working with Liz + Russell sixteen months before and we worked closely with Liz to make sure every detail was absolute perfection for her special day! And did we mention we worked with her entirely long distance the entire time, and only had the pleasure of meeting her the week of her wedding?! Both Russell and she were an absolute pleasure and we couldn’t have been more excited to help them bring together a true dream team!

Lynn from Brighter Day Floral was the mastermind behind all the gorgeous florals that were sprinkled throughout the day. From the beautiful arch that framed the couple as they said their forever vows, to Liz’s soft but exquisite bridal bouquet. Shamane from Shamane’s Bake Shoppe crafted that almost too pretty to eat cake. And yes, those flowers you see are not real, but rather hand made and absolutely stunning. We could barely take our eyes of that masterpiece! Design Works pulled everything together with their beautiful market lights that hung over the party and gave an enchanting feel throughout as well as provided the seating vignettes on the lower terrace.

One of our favorite part of Liz + Russell’s special day was right before their ceremony ended. They had purchased butterflies to release; something we have never seen before! The butterflies come frozen, putting them in a hibernating state and placed in special boxes, when they are warmed up they are ready to take flight. It was so magical watching the butterflies take flight in honor of Liz + Russell’s love for each other and the commitment they had just made! We loved watching the butterflies fly around the St Julien garden long after the ceremony!

DJ Jahsonic, one of our favorite DJs in the industry was at Liz + Russell’s wedding too! He always plays such great music and is always such a pleasure to work with. In line with that, we worked closely with the St Julien staff who bring such wonderful service and are all so lovely to work with always. We couldn’t do what we did on Liz + Russell’s wedding day without them! They helped set the ceremony site and once the ceremony conclude, they completely flipped the space so guests could dine al fresco under the twinkling lights!

After dinner, guests danced the night away and then moved the party to the T Zero Bar located in the St Julien to continue the fun on into the night! It was such a special day, and one we will surely remember forever! We simply cannot wait to get the photos back from Nicole Dawn Photography. Until then, enjoy some photos we were able to snap throughout the day with our iPhone! xx, Calluna

 

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:: Vendor Love ::

Venue: St Julien Hotel & Spa | Photographer: Nicole Dawn Photography | Baker: Shamane’s Bake Shoppe | Floral: Brighter Day Floral Design | DJ: DJ Jahsonic | Lighting Décor: Design Works

Real Wedding :: Sam + Brandon’s Planet Bluegrass Bash

The Calluna Crew had a very busy weekend this past weekend. We found ourselves right smack dab in the middle of our busiest part of the season, and of course, loving every minute of it! Especially because we were able to watch two Calluna couple’s tie the knot. And with that, comes weddings where we are able to connect and collaborate with some of our all time favorite vendors and work tirelessly to bring the bride + grooms vision to life!

This last Sunday we watched Sam + Brandon say there forever vows at the one and only Planet Bluegrass! We were able to work with some of the best of the best in the industry to create something truly spectacular at such a gorgeous venue! Plum Sage Flowers provided all the floral prettiness and the beautiful huppah where Sam + Brandon made their love official! Plum Sage outdid themselves, as always, and brought a bright colorful palette to the plate which only made the venue and all its beauty pop that much more!

Eclectic Hive brought in seating vignettes and a teepee with a bright cozy lounge area inside that tied the entire look together. These seating vignettes created spaces  for guests to sit down, relax, and soak in the beauty surrounding them!

As guests made their way to the ceremony site they were greeted by Aikopops who provided the MOST delicious and refreshing popsicles we have ever tasted! It was the perfect way to cool down the guests before they made their way to their seats to watch Sam + Brandon tie the knot! The band Gypsy Moon played their sweet sounding music for guests before, during, and after the ceremony, setting the vibe with the most perfect background music!

After the ceremony, the Blackberry Catering team was there with their amazing fresh farm to table food and wonderful staff who work so hard to make everything come full circle! Blackberry never disappoints with their gourmet, decadent food that has everyone wishing they had more room to eat! But guests knew they had to leave room for the amazing cake and all the wonderful desserts that Jen from Lucky’s Bakehouse provided. Which included, among many other types of desserts, homemade graham crackers for the s’more bar! Yum!

The band Assembly of Dust started right on time and had everyone up and out of their seats dancing the night away! It was a beautiful celebration for Sam + Brandon and one that we will surely never forget! We simply cannot wait to see all the amazing images captured by Merrick Chase of Apres Wedding Photography, but until then, check out some of the images we snapped with our iPhones!

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:: Vendor Love ::

Venue: Planet Bluegrass | Photography: Apres Wedding Photography | Catering: Blackbelly Catering | Popsicles: Aikopops | Baker: Lucky’s Bakehouse | Floral: Plum Sage Flowers | Signage: Whimsy Design Studio | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Ceremony + Cocktail Musicians: Gypsy Moon | Band: Assembly of Dust | Transportation Services: Grace Coach Lines | Officiant: Rabbi Hannah Laner | Rentals: All Events Rentals | Hair Stylist + Make Up Artist: Treehouse Hair Spa | Paper Goods: Smokeproof Press

Real Wedding :: Katie & Peter’s St Julien Wedding

Katie and Peter are such a fun couple and we were so happy to be part of their special day!  They chose to have their wedding at the ever-fabulous St Julien Hotel & Spa and we couldn’t have been more thrilled. The St Julien never fails to impress and we love any opportunity we can get to work there!

Once again, the weather was on our side as the clouds parted just in time for the ceremony.  Katie’s vision came together seamlessly with the help of the St Julien staff and rentals from All Well Rents. Guests were sat at rounds covered in an ivory linen with lovely gold chargers. The head table was constructed of long harvest tables and adorable cork placards holders. The decor was elegant and made such a beautiful statement!

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The gorgeous florals were constructed by Katie’s incredibly talented mother – how neat and such a wonderful personal touch!  One of our favorite parts? The huge spread of delicious treats from Lucky’s Bakehouse and Shamane’s Bake Shoppe! There was even homemade baklava – a nod to Katie’s Greek background. Congratulations Katie and Peter! Stay tuned for the real deal photos, but until then, enjoy these sneak peeks from our iPhones!

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:: VENDOR LOVE::

Venue: St Julien Hotel & Spa | Floral: Mother of the bride | Catering: St Julien | Baker: Lucky’s Bakehouse and Shamane’s Bake Shoppe | Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Musicians: Columbine Entertainment | Photography: Caitlin Alysse Photography | Reception DJ: DJ Collar | Officiant: Rev. Scott Awbrey | Rentals: All Well Rents | Hair Stylist & Make Up Artist: Ashley Smith Beauty

Real Wedding :: Gracie + Dan’s Authentic Fiesta Wedding

Gracie and Dan are the sweetest couple – their personalities are calm, relaxed and always gracious. We first met Gracie, a Montessori school teacher, because she works at the school where my children attend. Gracie wanted to create a meaningful, yet fun celebration of her love for Dan at one of our favorite venues, Rivers Bend in Lyons.  When she told us she was planning a Mexican fiesta themed wedding down to the colorful decor, and Latin inspired band, and Mexican food we knew everyone was in for a treat. The decor was so colorful and the locally grown, farm flowers were to die for!  The entire day was filled with love for the couple and Gracie’s radiant smile and personality showed through. Their families are some of the nicest we’ve encountered and it was such a wonderful celebration to be a part of! Congratulations Gracie & Dan! Stay tuned for the real deal photo coming next week but until now enjoy these sneak peeks from our Iphones!

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Venue: River Bend | Floral: Lyons Farmette Florals | Catering: A Spice of Life | Bartending: Garnish | Baker: Piece Love and Chocolate | Musicians: Los Bohemios | Photography: Jessica Alventosa of Yellow Paddle Photography | Silent Disco DJ: Sound Down Party | Officiant: Will Forsythe | Hair Stylist: Paul Morrison Colours | Make Up Artist: Jen Murphy

Real Wedding :: Jordan + Morgan’s Sweet Farm Wedding

We are over the moon that Jordan + Morgan tied the knot last weekend at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard! Last weekend was the first real taste of summer with a beautiful blue bird day and a landscape that was exploding with color! It was the perfect backdrop for Jordan + Morgan to say their forever vows! The ceremony took place in the orchard with Pike’s Peak in the distance and the sound of the bag piper welcoming guests! After the ceremony, the guests were able to enjoy the warm weather with some delicious cocktails and had the opportunity to feed the resident horses with carrots that were provided! The guests then found their seats at tables that were scattered throughout the orchard in a picture perfect area that was framed with beautiful market lights! They ate, toasted, and had an amazing time as the blue moon rose over the venue!

After dinner, Jordan + Morgan shared their first dance together as husband and wife in the quaint barn that was also draped in market lights! Then guests were able to freely dance, make s’mores, and enjoy each other’s company! Before the evening wrapped up, homemade doughnuts were brought out for guests to enjoy! We couldn’t have asked for a better evening and are so excited to get the real deal photos back, but until then, enjoy some photos we snapped throughout the day!

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:: Vendor Love ::

Venue: Ya Ya Farm & Orchard | Catering: A Spice of Life | Table Rental: Harvest Table Company | Floral Design: Painted Primrose | Ceremony Music: Scott Beach from Colorado Bagpiper | DJ: A Music Plus | Photography: Jonathan Kohlwey Photography | Lighting: Lighting & Design by Scott | Rentals: All Events

 

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