A British boy met an American girl, and the rest is history! Kendall and Chris brought their friends and family from all over the world to celebrate in the epic mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and boy, did they celebrate! It was one of those quintessential Colorado weather days, where it’s supposed to be a warm summer day and turns into a rainy one, but the rain didn’t stop the celebration. They warmed up by packing the dance floor and dancing for hours to the epic tunes from Wash Park Band, sipping on burnt orange old-fashioneds and playing the beloved British game of croquet. The number one priority for Kendall and Chris was to show their international guests a fabulous Colorado time, and we achieved that by bringing in personal elements from the couple. Their Harry Potter seating chart, seasonally curated menu and bar, and British-inspired designs were all nods to their life together. We LOVED this day and couple so much!
We’re so thrilled their day is featured on Rocky Mountain Bride! See the full feature linked below!
Featured on Rocky Mountain Bride
Venue | Flying Diamond Ranch
Photography | Alp & Isle
Florals | Keep Floral
Videography | Canvas & Light
Paper | Scarlet Gilia Creative
Catering | GB Culinary
Entertainment| Wash Park Band
Transportation | Go Alpine
Linens | Nuage
Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals
Hair | Jones Beauty Co
Makeup | Faces By Liz
Gown | Anais Anette
Bridesmaids Dresses | Park & Fifth
Groom’s Tux + Groomsmen Suits | The Black Tux
We had the absolute honor of being with Leah + Drew and their wonderful families in St. Louis, MO this year. We first met this beautiful family when planning Leah’s sister Hannah’s wedding in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Having the opportunity to plan two family weddings is so very special and a privilege. Destination weddings have their challenges but we had the best team of vendors, including some of our Colorado favorites: our photographer Ashley Sawtelle, florist Flora by Nora, and stationery designer Knapp Design Co!
Leah chose Westwood Country Club in Clayton St. Louis, where she grew up, for their wedding and it was the perfect setting to have an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour with a tented reception. Leah’s initial vision was centered around whimsical and colorful butterfly chargers combined with colorful florals for an overall English garden aesthetic. Their chuppah was adorned with gorgeous colorful flowers and both of Leah + Drew’s rabbis married them together, making the ceremony deeply personal and special. The overall aesthetic was a mix of color and eclectic decor with a touch of romance and whimsy. Leah’s vision was executed perfectly and it was a dream day in every way!
As seen on Over the Moon
Wedding Planner | Calluna Events
Venue | Westwood Country Club
Photographer | Ashley Sawtelle
Floral Design | Flora by Nora
Cake Design | Sarah’s Cake Shop
Invitations, Escort Display, + Day of Paper | Knapp Design Co
Rentals | Styled and Staged STL + Aries Company
Escort Card Board | Knapp Design Co + Exclusive Events Inc.
Production, Lighting + Musicians | Contemporary Productions
Band | Fat Pocket Band
Tenting | Traube Tent
Bride’s Beauty | Savanah Summer Beauty
Bridesmaids’ Beauty | Fleur Bridal Styling
Linens | Nuage Designs
Transportation | Best Transportation
Send Off Rolls Royce | Champagne Limousines
Gown | BW Designs Inc
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!
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
Congratulations! You are engaged and all of a sudden you are taking on the exciting (and sometimes daunting) task of finding the perfect venue for your big day. Lucky for you, Colorado is full of gorgeous wedding venues fit for every type of couple. Follow along with our blog series, as we explore and feature some of our absolute favorite Colorado wedding venues from the stunning Front Range all the way to the heart of the Rocky Mountains. In case you missed it, we kicked off this year’s series last week with our incredible Bucket List Venues, be sure to go check that out too!
We have been so fortunate to plan some amazing weddings at these venues and are so excited to share some of our favorites with you! Enjoy!
The St Julien Hotel & Spa (900 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO)
Why We Love the St. Julien: In the heart of downtown Boulder, this classic hotel offers stunning views, luxury accommodations, and amazing options for dining…oh and did we mention the fabulous spa? We have absolutely LOVED working at the St. Julien over the years and our couples that chose the St. Julien always find ways to make their celebrations unique and special. Check out some of our favorite weddings we have done at the St. Julien here and here!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Rachel + Thomas| Photography by June CochranCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Rachel + Thomas| Photography by June Cochran
Flagstaff House (1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, CO)
Why We Love Flagstaff House: The views, the privacy, and the food are all reasons we absolutely adore the Flagstaff House as a wedding venue. “Your special event should be more than just special — it should be perfect, yet personal, and utterly unforgettable. Let Flagstaff House create your private event in a gorgeous setting, with excellent service, and outstanding cuisine. We are just five minutes from Boulder, offer a variety of rooms and terraces accommodating 12-200.” Be sure to check out Landon + Jame’s wedding we had at Flagstaff House, it was a beaut!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Landon + James | Photography by Meredith DiamondCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Landon + James | Photography by Meredith Diamond
Boulder Flower Farm (4114 Oxford Rd, Longmont, CO)
Why We Love Boulder Flower Farm: This 10 acre flower farm just ten minutes from Boulder is a gem! “Serene with beautiful trees, manicured lawns, gorgeous flower farm, and lovely accommodations if guests would like to stay on property, it’s everything you can dream of for your celebration.” We loved planning two weddings at Boulder Flower Farm last year celebrating Cate + Kyle and Ela + John!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Cate + Kyle | Photography by Caroline Ro Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Ela + John | Photography by Meredith DiamondCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Ela + John | Photography by Meredith Diamond
Greystone Castle (5331 Flagstaff Rd, Boulder, CO)
Why We Love Greystone Castle: We are beyond excited to have two weddings coming up at Greystone Castle! “Stunningly nestled behind the Boulder Flatirons, celebrate your big day in a pristine mountain meadow surrounded by pine trees, tall flowing grass and fresh air.”
Photography by Greystone Castle Photography by Greystone Castle
Frasca Food & Wine (1738 Pearl St. Boulder, CO)
Why We Love Frasca: Frasca is the best of the best. Named 5280 ’25 Best Restaurants in Denver for 2019′, “Frasca is the creation of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Their shared passion for Friulano cuisine and fine wine is reflected in the exquisitely prepared fare and a comprehensive wine list boasting over 200 varieties.”
Photography by Frasca Food & Wine
The Kitchen (Locations in Boulder + Denver)
Why We Love The Kitchen: A long time favorite of the Calluna Team, The Kitchen is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding. Delicious food and fabulous design makes this venue one of our favorites for a restaurant wedding! Lauren + Jeremy had the best venue combo for their wedding day, saying yes to their forever at St. Julien and dining at The Kitchen for their reception!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Lauren + Jeremy | Photography by Tara Bielecki
Corrida (1023 Walnut Street #400, Boulder, CO)
Why We Love Corrida: Winner of 5280 ’25 Best Restaurants in Denver for 2019′, Corrida offers esthetically pleasing spaces with a phenomenal menu. From intimate get togethers to a 200+ rooftop patio wedding overlooking a view of the flatirons, Corrida is the perfect, picturesque spot for your event.
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Ali + Dan | Photography by Megan WynnCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Ali + Dan | Photography by Megan Wynn
Planet Bluegrass (500 W. Main St, Lyons, CO)
Why We Love Planet Bluegrass: This venue is truly a dream come true for our nature-loving couples! Last year we celebrated Taylor + Christian as they said I do underneath the lush cottonwoods surrounded by redstone cliffs with the gentle acoustics of the St. Vrain River bringing all the beauty of nature to their lovely celebration!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Taylor + Christian | Photography by Kimberly Mitiska
River Bend (501 W. Main St, Lyons, CO)
Why We Love River Bend: You simply cannot go wrong with a naturally gorgeous venue like River Bend, and we are totally big fans. “River Bend is a large property right on the banks of the St. Vrain River under towering, dramatic redstone cliffs. It has a park-like feel, with plenty of open grassy space, large shade trees, and a peaceful sandstone patio on the river.” Check out some of our favorite weddings we have done at River bend here and here!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Sydney + Jesse | Photography by Julie Harris
The St. Vrain (635 3rd Ave, Longmont, CO)
Why We Love The St. Vrain: This venue is trendy with industrial charm, brick walls, and wooden ceiling trusses that is perfect for any couple looking to make the space their own. This venue is gorgeous for every season too! Check out some of our favorites at The St. Vrain – Alana + Ian’s gorgeous fall wedding and Sophia + Jonathan’s wedding!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Bailey + Matthew | Photography by Grace GattoCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Alana + Ian | Photography by Cassie Rosch
The Four Seasons Hotel- Denver (1111 14th Street, Denver, CO)
Why We Love The Four Seasons-Denver: The Four Seasons Hotel-Denver is the definition of luxury. This stunning hotel in downtown Denver is just minutes from fantastic boutiques, trendy bars, and delicious restaurants. The hotel has several options for weddings and events that will not disappoint with their five star service on your big day! For one of our favorite weddings at The Four Seasons-Denver click here!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Nikki + Sam | Photography by Amy Caroline
The Hotel Born (1600 Wewatta St, Denver, CO)
Why We Love The Hotel Born: This hotel is the epitome of chic and we just adore everything about it. From the unique design to the ideal location just steps from Union Station, we know The Hotel Born would be the perfect venue for a city wedding.
Calluna Event’s Styled Shoot | Hotel Born | Photography by Rachel GomezCalluna Event’s Styled Shoot | Hotel Born | Photography by Rachel Gomez
Tavernetta (1889 Sixteenth St, Denver, CO)
Why We Love Tavernetta: From the same creators of Frasca Food + Wine, this restaurant is truly a special addition to Denver. “Inspired by the food, wine, and culture of Italy, Tavernetta brings la dolce vita style to Denver’s bustling Union Station neighborhood” and is a beautiful setting for an intimate gathering and celebration!
Photography by Tavernetta
Blanc (3150 Walnut Street, Denver, CO)
Why We Love Blanc: “Blanc is Denver’s eclectic event venue. Located in the heart of Denver just north of the Ballpark neighborhood, the versatile space is perfect for everything from private parties to corporate events and ideal for a wedding reception.”
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Chelsea + Will | Photography by Chandler J. PhotoCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Melissa + Marissa | Photography by Cassie Rosch
The Maven (1850 Wazee Street, Denver, CO)
Why We Love The Maven: This venue is truly one of a kind and so unexpected – in the chicest way possible! “We offer the modern, urban Windsor Room – a grand hall capable of splitting into two, more intimate spaces. The Windsor, designed with a built-in stage that opens directly onto our Alley on the Dairy Block, is the ultimate wedding reception location in Denver for bands, DJs, and entertainment.”
Photography by The Maven
The Broadmoor Hotel (1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO)
Why We Love The Broadmoor Hotel: “Weddings at The Broadmoor are truly a signature event. This historic resort features a variety of enchanting venues that can accommodate receptions and ceremonies from 20 to over 1,000 guests, including the availability of the historic Pauline Memorial Chapel immediately adjacent to The Broadmoor.” We had so much fun with Melanie + Mitch and Amanda + Ryley at The Broadmoor, you can check more out here and here!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Amanda + Ryley | Photography by Meredith DiamondCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Amanda + Ryley | Photography by Meredith Diamond
Sanctuary Golf Course (7549 N Daniels Park Rd, Sedalia, CO)
Why We Love Sanctuary Golf Course: Surrounded by mountain views, this beautiful golf course venue is so warm and inviting with gorgeous fireplaces, custom wood details, and intricate stonework creating a tuscan feel in Colorado where we celebrated Lauren + Darren’s wedding in August last year!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Lauren + Darren | Photography by Callie HobbsCalluna Event’s Real Wedding | Lauren + Darren | Photography by Callie Hobbs
Cloud Camp at The Broadmoor (Cheyenne Mountain Hwy, Colorado Springs, CO)
Why We Love Cloud Camp: “The secluded setting and all-inclusive nature of Cloud Camp makes it an ideal choice for groups looking to reconnect among the beauty of Colorado’s lush wilderness. Escape day-to-day routines and define a new vision in a truly inspiring setting where all of your lodging, meals, and activities are included.” We hope to have a Cloud Camp wedding soon, as it is absolutely beautiful!
Photography by The Broadmoor
Spruce Mountain Ranch (14771 S Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur, CO)
Why We Love Spruce Mountain Ranch: A perfect blend of timeless romance among the trees, “Spruce Mountain Ranch is a 450 acre premier mountain venue just outside of Denver,” where we planned Molly + Nick’s sweet wedding with their nearest and dearest!
Calluna Event’s Real Wedding | Molly + Nick | Photography by Heather Gray
The Manor House (1 Manor House Rd, Littleton, CO)
Why We Love The Manor House: Sitting pretty on the hill with stunning views of Denver, The Manor House is truly magical! You can really create your own dream world for your celebration with the blank canvas that it offers, just as we did for Emily + Ryan’s wedding last year!
Calluna Event’s Real Weddings | Emily + Ryan | Photography by Caroline Ro
Sophia came to Calluna in May when we were in the middle of our complimentary COVID Consulting calls. We spent a couple sessions with Sophia helping her figure out her next steps and if her originally planned wedding could happen. We developed such a great relationship with Sophia that she ended up hiring us to help her with her August wedding to Tommy. Surrounded by family and a few friends they were wed on their original date at a church in downtown Denver and then guests joined them for a cocktail reception at The Cooper Lounge at Union Station and then dinner at Avelina. The day was filled with modern sophistication and simple but elegant touches – such as in the florals from Lale Florals and her Alexandra Grecco wedding gown! Sophia + Tommy’s mid-summer wedding was more proof that in the midst of a pandemic, love is not cancelled!
Day of Planner | Calluna Events
Photographer | Tayler Carlisle Photography
Floral & Event Styling | Lalé Florals
Transportation | Brew Hop Trolley
Cocktails | The Cooper Lounge at The Denver Union Station
Hotel | The Crawford Hotel
Dinner | Avelina Denver
Calligrapher | Menakshee Designs
Wedding Dress and Veil | Alexandra Grecco from The Dress Theory
Suit | Suit Supply
Venue + Catering | Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Photographer | Laur Fernandez Photography
Floral Design + Decor & Draping | Yonder House + Design
Musicians | The Raising Cain Band
Hair + Makeup | Salon at Winter Park
Wedding Dress Designer | Justin Alexander
Photo Booth | Ear2Ear Photo Booths
:: Vendor Love ::
Venue | Vail Nordic Golf Club
Catering | Red Maple Catering
Photographer | Cassie Rosch
Videographer | Klassey Productions
Florals | The Perfect Petal
Musicians | Ben Mallare Entertainment
Draping | Pink Monkey Solutions
Baker | Milk Bar
Hair + Makeup | WedLocks
Stationery | Four 13 Designs
Jen and Joe wed on the second day of November at the iconic Devil’s Thumb Ranch up the road from Winter Park. The two romantics planned their intimate affair for 75 with moody tones, unexpected textures and cozy personalized details.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted with spiked hot coco and bundled under blankets to witness J + J vow to forever. Post ceremony, the newlyweds had the most magical sunset session with the horses of the ranch – our beautiful bride, adorned with a trend worthy wide brimmed hat and a cozy fur jacket was a true vision. Paired with a fresh dusting of November snow, we’ve never seen more a winter wonderland. Meanwhile at cocktail hour, Leia the Beer Burro made a surprise appearance, offering chilled brews and nose snuggles with plenty of photo ops. Wedding celebrations continued in the historic Broad Axe Barn, complete with twinkle lights, customized taper candles and beautiful farm tables featuring arrangements of figs and florals.
The day was filled with intentional details and meaningful personalizations – like how Jen refurbished Joe’s late father’s car from the 70s and surprised her almost-husband rolling up to their first look in style. At it’s core, the wedding was perfectly them and we’re honored to have planned alongside them for such a special occasion.
:: Vendor Love ::
Venue + Catering | Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Photographer | Cassie Rosch
Floral + Design | The Perfect Petal
Entertainment + Lighting | Elite Entertainment
Make Up Artist | Alchemy Face Bar
Hair | Rollers & Rouge
Wedding Dress | A&BÉ Bridal Shop