Happy Thanksgiving to our clients and community of friends in the wedding industry! We are so very grateful for your ongoing support. You make our jobs enjoyable and meaningful. THANK YOU! We wish you happiness, love, and yummy food this Thanksgiving.
Today the #CallunaCrew is sharing what we are grateful for, and we would love to hear from you, too! What are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving holiday?
Cheers! Xo, Calluna
Kristen :: “I am thankful for… The beautiful state of Colorado and my home in Denver. I am such a city girl but I love being surrounded by beautiful nature. I love seeing all the new and exciting things happening in the city too, it is a food and drink lovers paradise! I am so thankful for all of the amazing couples and vendors I was able to work with this past year. From an intimate museum wedding in the city to a 200 guest mountain soiree, I was really able to see and experience it all! Starting my new food + drink blog Kristensarahk.com! Besides wedding planning, food, drinks and restaurants are a huge passion of mine. I am so excited that I finally took the plunge and launched the website! My super supportive family, even though they are over 1,000 miles away! My #callunasquad, no day is the same!”
Photography | Bridget Burnett Photography
Gabrielle :: “This year I’m so so thankful for my loving, supportive, encouraging and inspiring family, friends, and colleagues – old and new! I’m especially grateful for my amazing and patient husband, and his love and effort as we nurture our newish marriage and tackle the seemingly never ending home project list. For our fur baby, Seamus, and all the joy, fun, laughs, cuteness and craziness he’s brought into our lives. Finally, I’m thankful for everyday comforts: quiet nights at home, early morning run/walks, baking shows on Netflix, and gorgeous mountain views. Happy Thanksgiving!”
Photography | James & Schulze
Jean :: “I am thankful for my best friend and husband of four years, Joe, and my overwhelmingly supportive family. I’m thankful to live in a city that has every season (especially autumn!) and provides an amazing culture. Lastly, I am incredibly thankful to have been welcomed so warmly into the Calluna Crew!”
Mel :: “Here we are again –– in preparation for another holiday season filled with thanks for what came before us and what’s ahead. As we turn the final pages of our calendar and share in reflection of all that we’ve accomplished, all that we’ve experienced, all that we’ve overcome –– I find myself filled with gratitude just to be a participant in it all. Gratitude can sometimes feel big –– hard to articulate –– overwhelming to pin down. In moments like this, I find myself grateful for a chance to sit in the present and just live it. Grateful for an opportunity to play, to work, to grow, to thrive, to fail, to succeed, to be a friend, a loved one, a citizen, a human being. Grateful for full bellies, happy hearts, belly laughs, warm hugs, big dreams and wonder for the future. And I’m grateful to share it all with all of you. A very Happy Thanksgiving from my table to yours, friends!”
Photography | Brandon Lopez
Haley :: “I am grateful for the love and support of family and friends, for good health, a beautiful home, and a fulfilling career. I don’t take for granted the opportunity to work alongside incredibly talented colleagues and creative partners and am honored to do something meaningful for my clients.”
Photography | Bridget Burnett Photography
Francesca :: “The last few months have been filled with major changes for me. That’s why I’m thankful for having so many wonderful, long-term, supportive relationships in my life to help make change easier. I’m forever thankful to my family and friends – which includes my caring Calluna family – for all the encouragement. I’m looking forward to new and expanding opportunities on the east coast with Calluna in 2019.”
Heather :: Each year as I sit down to write this for our annual Thanksgiving blog post I am humbled that we are able to be a part of the wonderful world of weddings and the extended wedding community. I am forever grateful as we wrap up our 15th season in business, March 2019 officially marks 15 years in business! I continue to be inspired by the Calluna Community – our clients who choose Calluna, the creative partners and venues we are fortunate to work so closely with and who continually entrust their clients with us. I am thankful to be able to go to work each day and do something I love and am passionate about. I am particularly grateful for our clients from this year. Witnessing your weddings is a great honor! This year brought some new incredible weddings and visions, where we were able to collaborate and be creative in ways we never have. I am grateful for our clients’ trust in us and our ability to constantly grown and expand our offerings.
I am forever grateful and humbled by our team. They are the heart and soul of Calluna, my right hands, who work tirelessly and who have such positive enthusiasm for our couples. They allow me to focus on new and exciting projects for 2018 and are supporting us as we expand into new projects in 2019! I consider them all friends and love the impact they’ve had on my life and my business.
I am grateful for the love and support of my family and my friends, especially my husband, Brandon, our daughter Maggie and son Grey.
I’m also grateful that in the past year I traveled to so many international locations – Scotland, England (with my family) and Ireland, Costa Rica and Mexico (three times!) for work!
I’m grateful to live in such an incredible place as Boulder. For fresh air, sunshine, hikes in the mountains. I’m grateful for my health and any time I can ride my bike or do a little yoga.
Photography | The Hearnes + Phillipvn Photography
Read a little below to see what our team is giving thanks for – what are you grateful for this year?
Heather (Owner, Principal Curator & Stylist) :: Each year when I sit down to write this blog post it allows me an opportunity to reflect on the past year and all the things in my life that make me truly grateful. As we enter our 13th year in business I am in awe and inspired by the Calluna Community – our clients who choose Calluna, the vendors we work so closely with and who continually entrust their clients with us, and I am thankful to be able to go to work each day and do something I love and am passionate about.
I am forever grateful and humbled by our staff, some who have been with Calluna for nearly ten years. They are the backbone of Calluna, some my right hand women, who allow us to continue to grow and expand, who work tirelessly and who have such positive enthusiasm for this industry. I consider them all friends and love the impact they’ve had on my life and my business.
I am awed by the love and support of my family and my friends, especially my husband, our daughter Maggie and son Grey. Those close to me know I haven’t had the easiest two years personally and I am so grateful to those close to me for their never-ending love and support. Losing my Mom two years ago makes me especially thankful for my health, the health of loved ones and their love. It’s something to never take for granted.
I’m grateful to live in such an incredible place as Boulder. For fresh air, sunshine, hikes in the mountains, yoga, a good latte, great chocolate, travel to new places, adventure, patience, deep breaths and love.
Gabbie (Lead Curator & Stylist) :: I am so so grateful for my wonderful and inspiring family, friends and colleagues – their love, support, and encouragement means everything to me! I cherish this time of the year when I am able to spend quality time with them relaxing, connecting, and enjoying the holidays. I am also incredibly thankful for good health and healing – for myself and loved ones. Finally, I’m thankful for life’s simple pleasures: early morning runs, quiet nights at home, mountain views, sunshine, good food, fine wine, and succulent sweets. Happy Thanksgiving!
Francesca (Lead Curator & Stylist) :: There is always something to be thankful for and everyday I find myself thankful for new things. I am thankful for a life that provides me with new and exciting opportunities everyday. I am thankful for all of my friends that turned into family and for dreams that have turned into realities. Specifically at Calluna Events I am thankful to work with such an amazing, inspiring and powerful group of ladies, including our fearless leader Heather! Eat, Drink and Be Thankful (thankful for stretchy pants) – Happy Thanksgiving!
Michelle (Lead Curator & Stylist) :: I am Thankful for:
Melanie (Associate Planner) :: We are in one of my favorite seasons – a season where we can take a second to look up from our phones, our computers and to do lists and actually reflect back on the last year. To sit in the wonder of the accomplishments we’ve achieved, the obstacles we’ve overcome, remembering the staggering “this is impossible there’s no way I can do this” feeling, and then realizing we came out of it alive; we’re still standing, we’re still thriving.
Sami (Associate Planner) :: When I sit down and really think about my life, it’s hard to put into words all that I am thankful for. Especially when there are so many things in my life to give thanks to! I am so blessed and feel so grateful to have all the elements in my life that make me feel so special! Each of those key aspects of my life, both the good and the not so good, have driven me to where I am today. And I can honestly say I am pretty proud of my accomplishments this year! I will say that I feel so blessed that I am a part of the #CallunaCrew. I have learned so much in this past year with this talented group of women. They are the perfect role models for me and they are who I wake up and strive to be everyday! I am excited to slip into 2016 and to keep discovering new things to be thankful for! Cheers!
Kristen (Intern) :: I am so Thankful to live in this beautiful town of Boulder and experience all of the amazing seasons (I am from SF and we don’t have seasons!) I am also thankful for all of the delicious food that comes with the holiday season, I always make vanilla bean cheesecake for Thanksgiving & Christmas so I am glad I get to participate in the family meal! And on that note I am thankful for LEFTOVERS (turkey sandwhich and mashed potatoes the next day is even better!)
As we embark on another year we are truly humbled and grateful for all the experiences from this past year and so excited for what’s in store for 2016 and beyond! xx, Calluna
| Feature Image Courtesy of Lana’s Shop |
Each year we have so much to be thankful for at Calluna Events…. more than we could ever express. As our fearless leader, Heather, states so eloquently, here are a few things we are so happy about. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.
This Thanksgiving, during our 11th season in business, I am grateful for the couples who still believe in marriage and who want to celebrate their union in a beautiful and authentic way.
Whether an intimate elopement or a grand affair for 500, we are grateful for the couples who want their wedding celebration to be a reflection of their love and relationship. I am particularly grateful for all of the clients from this year, and many years in the past, who have entrusted us with the special details that make their event truly them. It is an honor and privilege to share in this most intimate experience and help create the day that embarks them on their marriage together!