Everybody knows that Pinterest can be incredibly inspirational (and maybe even a little addicting). Whether you are browsing for fitness tips or an exciting new recipe, Pinterest has it all. However, as event planners we know that Pinterest is an especially useful tool for future brides, wedding planners and wedding lovers everywhere. We know that Pinterest can be a little overwhelming sometimes, especially for new users, so we have compiled a list of five tips on how to maneuver Pinterest for wedding planning in an effective and fun way!
Enjoy! Xo, Calluna
Photo Credit: Jessica Christie Photography (top) || Michele Hart Photography (bottom)
Photo Credit: James // Schulze Photography (top) || James Christianson (bottom)
Photo Credit: Jessica Christie Photography (top) || Tess Pace Photography (bottom)
Featured Image: James Christianson Photography
To tweet or not to tweet? Social media has become a huge part of our lives, and a significant part of the wedding world. Whether you chose to have a celebration full of instagrams, tweets and snapchats or a technology free day, there are most definitely some guidelines we think are important to follow as the host and as the guest. We have compiled a list of the essential Do’s & Don’t of social media at weddings to give you the inside scoop on when its okay to snap and post!
For the Bride & Groom:
DO come up with a hashtag. Using a hashtag for your wedding is a great way to capture all of the special moments that occur throughout the wedding in one place. Some of our #callunacouples have been tremendously creative like #hailtothekings from Annie and Thomas King’s gorgeous wedding last summer at the St. Julien, #oliveuforever from Mari-Katherine and Tomas’ Greek-Spanish bash up in Craig, and #exchangingvauxs from Molly and Nick’s mountain wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch. Make sure to include the hashtag you pick on your wedding website, save the dates or invites to get the word out there!
DON’T post your engagement on social media before telling your loved ones. Facebook and other social media platforms may be the easiest way to spread your exciting news but your parents, siblings, and grandparents will most likely appreciate hearing the news from you first. After you’ve talked to them, feel free to post away!
DO be clear with your guests. Some couples chose to go technology free while others love the idea of sharing their day with the world. If you have specific guidelines about how you want social media to be used, make sure you share that information with your guests to ensure that there is no miscommunication.
DON’T overshare. Being engaged and getting married are exciting times, but you want to be weary of sharing specific details like the cost of things. While everyone is undoubtedly excited for you, keep things internet appropriate.
Photo Credit: Heather Gray Photography
For the Guests:
DO post lots of pics, but make sure you have the bride and grooms permission before posting any pictures of them.
DON’T be on your phone the entire evening. While social media can be an amazing way to connect and share all of the special moments of the wedding, make sure to be present and enjoy the celebration around you.
DO take a group selfie. A group selfie is a great way to get the crowd relaxed and ready for a fun night. Squeeze all your loved ones into a big photo and look back on the moment with laughter. Yes, we all thought we would never own a selfie stick but sometimes they come in handy!
DONT get in the way of the professional photographer. While you may be beyond excited to share some of your fabulous pictures with the world, make sure the bride and groom get the shots they need.
Expert Tips: Hiring a photo booth for the big day? Look at for companies that can post the pictures directly to facebook like The Vanity Booth Co. Not only will you have a blast taking goofy pictures but you wont have to worry about uploading a single thing! Want to utilize your hashtag and get everyones instagram pics in one place? Try out Artifact Uprising, they can turn instagram pictures into a beautiful book.
Photo Credit: Jessica Christie Photography
Featured Photo: Laura Murray Photography
About the Workshop
In this day and age social media is proving to be a staple in our lives, and not just social media as a whole but Instagram specifically. Which is why we feel it’s important to know how to navigate your business’ Instagram handle to the best of your ability! In this single-session course, we will provide you an opportunity to hear from some of the best in the business on how to boost your Instagram account and, in turn, give your business the boost it deserves! During this workshop you will hear from Sani Field from SunnySide Social Media, Emily Sacco from Emily Sacco Photography, and Heather Dwight from Calluna Events! While you learn, you’ll enjoy some goodies and treats brought to you by Calluna Events!
Be sure to join us on March 31st at 1435 Yarmouth Avenue Suite #101 Boulder, Colorado 80304. Tickets are on sale now at an early bird price up $42! Seats are limited so be sure to purchase your tickets here!
What will I learn at the workshop?
During this workshop, SunnySide Social Media will show you how to connect with your community through Instagram best practices. Sani will demonstrate proven strategies for growing a larger following of authentic and engaged users. By the end of this workshop, you will have a firm understanding of how to expand your reach on Instagram through the following techniques:
SunnySide Social Media will also provide you with actionable advice that you will be able to use to increase awareness and loyalty for your brand.
Emily Sacco will be focused on the photography side, complementing SunnySide Social Media’s helpful tips! Including but not limited to:
Heather Dwight with Calluna Events will share her personal story on how she and her team were able to grow their instagram following organically by almost 6,000 followers in a year. She will discuss:
About SunnySide Social Media
Sani Field began her career in social media marketing in 2009 and founded SunnySide Social Media in 2011. Her work in this industry began as the Social Media Director for a Boulder-based artist. This experience allowed her the opportunity to recognize that the connections built through digital media are her driving force, and she thrives on the satisfaction of helping a business build a bond with its target audience.
After achieving great success through her work in social media and garnering recognition from Good Morning America on her client’s blog as a ghost writer, Sani felt more motivated than ever to create a firm that would meet every marketing need of its business clients, regardless of size or niche. To that end, she founded SunnySide Social Media, a very personal boutique firm that consults, develops, and executes online marketing and social media strategies for locally and nationally-based businesses.
SunnySide prides itself in working seamlessly with its clients’ teams to become a valuable asset and champion for their growing brand. Sani’s firm blends traditional and social marketing, offering the following services: reputation/reviews management, blog direction and management, and overall social media strategy and execution; each of their clients is provided with a tailored plan that meets their unique and evolving needs.
SunnySide’s mission is two-fold: to ensure that its clients feel as though the strategists are not merely third parties, but part of their growing team; and, to leverage each client’s brand, by providing unique and tailored strategies that build the company’s online presence. Our ultimate goal for each client is to make their target market feel as though they know them, trust them, and like them, all of which translate into brand growth.
About Emily Sacco Photography
Emily is a fine art wedding photographer living in Boulder, Colorado. Originally from rural Virginia, her journey west was inspired by her love for the great outdoors and the muted color palette of the mountain landscape. Emily finds inspiration in the natural elements that surround her subjects. Sunlight, wind and water are some of her favorite things. When her camera has been put away, you can find Emily cooking something delicious, spending time with her husband or enjoying nature.
Emily has photographed throughout the United States and around the world. Her work has been featured both nationally and internationally in publications such as, Style Me Pretty & Style Me Pretty Living, Hochzeitsguide, Trendy Bride, The Huffington Post, Magnolia Rouge and Smitten Magazine to name a few. Her classic, relaxed aesthetic lends itself to authentic and timeless images that are truly one-of-a-kind.
About Calluna Events
Calluna Events brings a fresh, stylish and inspired approach to full-service wedding and event planning by curating a deep sense of authenticity with each occasion. We are Boulder-based wedding planners who create events in Colorado, across the West, and anywhere our clients’ imaginations and events take us. We specialize in designing for today’s modern wedding, and any occasion worth celebrating, with a high level of personalization, meaningful styling, and on-trend detail.
Founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2004, Calluna Events has architected and coordinated over 500 events including weddings of all styles across the Front Range, in mountain towns of Colorado, in urban settings such as New York City, Seattle, San Francisco, and international locations like Ireland, Costa Rica and Mexico. We have also planned dinners in destination cities, small intimate parties with VIP guests, large corporate events and exquisite galas with a sophisticated sense of style and creativity. Our hallmark on each event we create is that it is authentic, distinguished and memorable.