We’re so thrilled to have officially kicked off the wedding season a few weeks ago at the always stunning Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Jenna, Joe and their families gathered in Tabernash to celebrate their wedding. We kicked off the weekend with a fiesta welcome party – it was Cinco de Mayo after all! Guests noshed on a fajita bar and drank margaritas. It was truly the perfect start to the weekend.
When guests woke up on Saturday morning in a slight panic – an unforecasted blanket of spring snow! As the day wore on and the sun came out – Jenna and Joe were truly blessed with the most beautiful spring weather. Sticking to a classic Colorado color palette, we incorporated whites and greens with subtle nods of black to give a little bit of an edge to the barn while still keeping in light and whimsical with stunning florals and ceiling greenery from the talented ladies at Plum Sage.
After guests dined on local Wagyu short rib and Colorado trout – they took to the dance floor for an epic night of dancing! We surprised guests with a surprise + delight moment – an electric violinist DJ fusion for a few fun minutes on the dance floor. After this crowd was danced out – they headed to the after-party where the fun continued with a custom shot-ski and late night burgers and fries!
It was the perfect way to officially kick off our summer season and we can’t wait to be back at The Ranch for more celebrations this year!
Wedding Planner | Calluna Events
Venue + Catering | Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Photography | Cassie Rosch Photography
Ceremony Musicians | Oncue Entertainment
Floral Designer | Plum Sage Flowers
Tabletop Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals
Specialty Linens | Nuage Designs Inc.
Invitations + Day-Of Printed Materials | Minted Weddings
Wedding DJ | The Get Down Co
Hair | Hayley Styles
Make-Up | Mooi Studio
Bridal Gown | House of Savin from Little White Dress Bridal Shop
Grooms Suit | Peter Millar
Bridesmaid Dresses | BHLDN
We were thrilled to be back at Brush Creek Ranch for another wonderful wedding for O + R. It was four full days of welcome parties, square dancing, welcome dinner and a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at the brand new Farm at Brush Creek Ranch! Their wedding ceremony will be the first held at The Farm! We are always grateful to be back at Brush Creek Ranch! We were so pleased to work with O + R on their destination wedding at Brush Creek. Planning with them was a highlight. Rustic, romantic and autumn textures were the the vibes and we loved every moment of it. We couldn’t get over the beauty of the transformed space. On the day of the wedding the love and joy between these two and between their friends and family all weekend has been inspiring! We were absolutely honored to be with O + R. We wish you both much more love, joy, happiness and years and years of marriage!
:: Vendor Love ::
Venue + Catering | Brush Creek Ranch
Photography | Janelle Rose Photography
Baker | Sweet Marie’s Bakeshop
Florals + Decor | Prema
Ceremony + Cocktail Musicians | California Barn Dance
Reception Band | Syndicate
Rentals | La Tavola Linen
Lounge Decor + Rentals | Yonder House + Design
Paper Goods | Sweet Zion Paperie
Our job is so wonderful for many reasons, but we especially love when our clients start to feel more like friends. Rebecca and Ethan were such a lovely couple and we were so grateful for the opportunity to plan their day. I love the story behind their inspiration! When Rebecca’s parents were married, they used the gift money to purchase an amazing Persian rug. That rug now sits in Rebecca and Ethan’s living room, and was the entire inspiration for their day – full of navy and marsala hues. Amazing!
The event took place at C Lazy U Ranch outside of Granby, CO. Rebecca and Ethan made their wedding a whole weekend affair! Guests flew in on Thursday to C Lazy U Ranch and participated in numerous ranch activities, karaoke on Thursday evening, and a welcome celebration on Friday evening before the festivities kicked off.
There were so many sweet, personal details to this wedding, that its hard to choose a favorite! Ethan is a comic book lover, and took on the task of designing their wedding programs. Such a unique and fun idea!
Another homage to Ethan’s love of comics – the place card holders. Each table was identified by a superhero Lego figurine. The base of the figurine had each guest’s name drawn on by Sophie with Sweet Zion Paperie.
Rebecca and Ethan said their “I Do’s” beneath a custom designed teepee overlooking an incredible valley of changing Aspen trees. There was not a dry eye in the house!
The ceremony site was called Woodsie and on the large arch that guests entered under, we hung giant, navy and gold R + E pinatas – a true of the couple’s fun and charismatic personalities. There was truly not a detail forgotten.
Rebecca and her mother walked down an aisle that was lined with a gorgeous wheat display made by J. Gilbert Studios. The florals were truly stunning, but not nearly as stunning as Rebecca in her strapless white gown, lace bolero, and navy stole. While they recessed down the aisle, guests tossed dried flower petals that came from Rebecca’s mother’s garden. Another sweet personal touch that we adored.
Guests were then treated to a cocktail hour up at Woodsie and after, took wagon rides down to the large site for the reception. Guests entered the gorgeous haybarn to rows of farm tables, a plethora of florals and giant, sparkly pinatas (one of our favorites!). Rebecca really spearheaded the design process and we loved how her choices really reflected her personality! Guests dined on a delicious family style meal and then satisfied their sweet tooth’s from the donut wall. The entire party was kicked off by The Hora done by The Radio band. One vendor said “I gage a wedding by the hora, and this is a GREAT wedding!” We adore you, Rebecca & Ethan. Here’s to you!
Photo from Dana Romanoff
We can’t wait to get the real deal photos back from Dana! Until then, enjoy a few previews and some shots from our phones.
Ceremony + Reception Venue: C Lazy U Ranch | Donuts: Safeway | Floral: J Gilbert. Studios | Ceremony + Cocktail + Reception Musicians: The Radio | Photographer: Dana Romanoff | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth | Videographer: LockerPartners | Rentals: Colorado Tents & Events + Yonder House | Bar Signs + Escort Cards + Seating Chart: Sweet Zion Paperie | | Hair Stylist: Heather Van with The Parlour | Make Up Artist: Alchemy Face Bar | Comic Program: SuperMercado Comics | Restrooms: Liberty Portables
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
:: 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
Karen + Jeff had such a fun, welcoming vision for their wedding weekend and we absolutely loved being a part of the planning! Their venue was Brush Creek Ranch in Southwest Wyoming and it’s been a dream of ours for some time to work with them on a wedding. Set on 30,000 pristine private acres in the heart of the Platte River Valley and it offers guests the opportunity to experience the grandeur and adventure of the American West in sophisticated style. This luxury dude ranch provides an authentic taste of the best of the West where no detail is overlooked, the service was exceptional and guests are treated to the best wedding weekend!
[Photo by Otto Schulze Photographers]
A majority of guests arrived Thursday and enjoyed dinner and drinks at the Chuck Wagon. An old style saloon provided libations and games such as shuffleboard and pool. Guests wore western attire that really added to the atmosphere of fun! Never a shortage of s’mores, the property hosted numerous fire pits with all the accoutrements for s’mores. On Friday, guests had access to participate in various activities such as fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, a ropes course, yoga and shooting guns at the gun range. There was not a single detail went unnoticed by the Brush Creek Ranch staff.
The Friday evening rehearsal dinner took place at Creekside, right along the Brush Creek. Guests were shuttled down to the river where they were greeted with a few signature cocktail options – a Moscow Mule and the choice of red or white wine. At the site, guests listened to bluegrass melodies from Masontown while they enjoyed a delicious dinner straight off of the grill and participated in activities like cattle wrangling, hatchet throwing and horseshoes.
The Saturday ceremony couldn’t have been more picturesque. The bride was stunning in a beautiful Jinza gown while the groom looked dapper in a navy suit. Karen’s bouquet from Perfect Petal was absolutely breathtaking!
The wind didn’t distract from the day and the clouds opened up just in time for the couple’s incredibly heartfelt vows. Guests then mingled at the main Lodge to enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres at the cocktail hour.
Dinner was provided in the main lodge and guests dined on courses prepared by the incredible Brush Creek Ranch chefs. The calligraphy and paper goods provided by Whimsy Design Studio complimented the florals and table decor from The Perfect Petal.
A sparkler sendoff after the reception lead guests into the barn for some dancing and cocktails. Late night snacks of sliders, gourmet tator tots and an ice-cream bar were provided by the ranch, while tunes from Diamond Empire filled the barn.
[Photo from Otto Schulze Photographers]
Thank you so much to Karen and Jeff for having us help with your special day! You truly made the experience unforgettable! Another huge thanks goes out to Brush Creek Ranch and the amazing and attentive staff. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Enjoy these teaser photos from our iPhones and a few snaps from Otto and Steve. We are so excited to see the rest of the photos from the incredibly talented Otto Schulze and Steve Stanton!
Vendor Love: Venue: Brush Creek Ranch | Catering: Brush Creek Ranch | Photography: Otto Schulze Photography | Florals: The Perfect Petal | Paper goods and Calligraphy: Whimsy Design Studio | Wedding Dress Designer: Jinza Couture Bridal | Rehearsal Dinner Musicans: Masontown | Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Reception Musicians: Diamond Empire | Program and Welcome Bag Inserts: The Envelope Please
It’s been a dream of ours to work with Brush Creek Ranch in Southwest Wyoming on a wedding and we are fortunate that the time has come! We had the opportunity to visit the ranch last week in preparation for our May wedding and it was even more spectacular than we imagined! We are so grateful to Schelby and Corinne for their hospitality and invaluable time while we were there. And we loved meeting Emmylou, the resident Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, as well as all the other BCR dogs, who elevated the cuteness factor of our stay!
Set on 30,000 pristine private acres in the heart of the Platte River Valley in Southeastern Wyoming, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch offers guests the opportunity to experience the grandeur and adventure of the American West in sophisticated style. A lauded destination for glorious weddings, high end corporate retreats, adventurous Wyoming ranch vacations for families, and romantic getaways, their luxury dude ranch provides an authentic taste of the best of the West.
The cabins and suites are so spectacularly styled and well appointed you feel liked you’ve stepped into a Ralph Lauren Home catalog. However there is a true authentic nod to the original homestead which was founded in 1884. This is pure western luxury at its finest mixed with the beauty and history of this part of the west.
There is a reason why Brush Creek Ranch was voted #2 among the best hotel & resorts in the World, #1 Resort in the USA and West by Conde Nast Traveler and #1 Spa in the West by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards!
Please enjoy our IPhone photos until we can share images from our friend and uber talented wedding photographer Otto Schulze next month.
We were oh so excited to share the iPhone photos we snapped of Molly + Nick’s stunning wedding and were able to give our readers an insiders look. However, our iPhone photos certainly didn’t do this gorgeous wedding justice! Now we have the pleasure of showing you Molly + Nick’s picture perfect day through the lens of Heather Gray Photography! She couldn’t have captured this dynamic duo any better! Take a moment to check it out and if you are wanting to see more of this gorgeous wedding check out our portfolio of Molly + Nick!
:: Vendor Love ::
Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch | Catering: Epicurean | Beverage Service: Peak Beverage | Baker: Mulberries Cake Shop | Floral: Plum Sage Flowers | Photographer: Heather Gray Photography | Videographer: Pixels Poetic | Music: DJ Jahsonic | Rentals: Event Rents | Lighting: LMD Productions | Hair: The Bridal Goddess | Make Up: Alchemy Mineral Blends | Dress Shop: a&bé Bridal Shop | Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew | Limo Service: Special Time Limo | Guest Transportation: Grace Coach LInes | Ceremony Musicians: Alex Kula + Stefan Gysler (Friends of the bride + groom) | Officiant: Catherine (bride’s aunt)
We wanted to wish Caroline + Kyle a very happy anniversary!! Caroline and Kyle are celebrating their third anniversary and we can’t believe how the time has flown by!
Looking back on their wedding photos brings a smile to our faces thinking about how sweet this ranch wedding was! Everything from the saddle blanket covered hay bales for the ceremony to that vibrant red truck to really made every photo pop!
Congratulations you two! Here’s too many more years to come! xx, Calluna
:: Vendor Love ::
Photography: Gino Siller Photography | Floral: Tall Tulips | Catering: Stay At Home Chef | Venue: Midnight Ranch | DJ: A Great Time DJ