Real Wedding :: A Magical Winter Wedding in Vail

This past weekend we had the pleasure of helping Abby + Sean tie the knot in Vail. We just love winter weddings, they are absolutely stunning! Especially when the night before, you get a fresh coat of snow to cover the Vail valley! To say the least, the weather could not have turned out better for Abby + Sean’s winter wonderland wedding!

Our bride, Abby, looked absolutely marvelous in her beautiful white Vera Wang gown, her oh so chic white fur cover, her glamorous sparkly heels, paired with her traditional white bouquet with a modern twist by The Perfect Petal!

Abby + Sean said their forever vows at the Vail Interfaith Chapel followed by a cozy winter reception at the Sonnenalp Hotel. Following the dinner the bride and groom danced the night away with their guests with the sound of the amazing Wash Park Band! It truly was a night to remember, and the perfect way for Calluna Events to wrap up the 2015 wedding season! We can’t wait to get the real deal photos from Alison Wilson Photography, but until then here are some iPhone photos we were able to snap throughout the day! Enjoy! xx, Calluna

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:: Vendor Love ::

Ceremony Venue: Vail Interfaith Chapel | Reception Venue: Sonnenalp Hotel | Floral: The Perfect Petal | Band: Wash Park Band | Photography: Angie Wilson Photography | Videography: Fusion Films | Pedicab: Three Kings Pedicab | Hair Stylist: Inga Cox | Make Up Artist: Laura Anzalone | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang

Fall Floral Inspiration

Fall florals are absolutely some of our favorite! We simply adore all of the vibrant colors and unique flower combinations fall brings. We are lucky enough to have some absolutely amazing florists here in Colorado, so we asked them our burning questions about fall floral trends. Not only did they provide us with some amazing answers, but also some gorgeous photos that we are swooning over.

Enjoy! xx, Calluna


 

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What trends are you seeing in fall florals?

The Perfect Petal:  3600 W 32nd ave Denver, CO

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Fiori Flowers2620 Broadway St, Boulder, CO

Plum Sage Flowers: 2323 W. 30th Ave #1, Denver, CO

Photo Credit: The Perfect Petal


 

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What is your personal fall flower favorite?

The Perfect Petal :

Prema:

Fiori Flowers:

Plum Sage:

Photo Credit: Rachel Havel|| Wedding by : Bluebird Productions Florals by: Prema


 

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What is the underrated fall flower & how do you like to see that flower incorporated?

The Perfect Petal:

Prema:

Fiori Flowers:

Plum Sage Flowers:

The centerpiece pictured above to the left includes amaryllis, dahlias, ranunculus, roses, hops, seasonal grasses, crabapple, viburum, echinacea pods and foliage and is approximately $225. We can certainly create a smaller version on request.

Photo Credit: Top Left || Rebecca Hollis & Plum Sage Flowers  Right || Fiori Flowers

Featured Image: The Perfect Petal 

Kat + Nick’s Enchanting Boulder Wedding

When Kat + Nick came to us they had a vision of what they wanted their special day to look like. They had sought inspiration from a tie that Kat had found during her travels in Turkey. Which she of course purchased and that Nick wore during their wedding.

When she came to us we were happy to help the bride evolve her vision and turn it into a reality! Our goal was to transform Kat + Nick’s wedding into a enchanted forest. We pointed the couple to some of the best vendors we knew that would help curate such a vision!

Magically it all came to life and it was everything we could have hoped for and more! Take a moment to glance over the wonderful photos that Dawn Sparks captured and if you want to see more of this whimsical fairytale wedding check out Kat + Nick on our portfolio!

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:: Vendor Love ::

 Venue: Boulder Country Club | Floral: The Perfect Petal | Calligraphy + Signage: Manzanita | Lighting and Draping: LMD Productions | Photographer: Dawn Sparks Photography (feature photo courtesy) | Cakes + Cupcakes: Kim and Jakes Cakes  | Chairs + Linens: Event Rents  | Dress Shop: anna bé | Dress: Watters | Rentals: Event Rents | Photo Booth: Magbooth | Musicians: Euforquestra |

The Perfect Petal Turns 20!

We cannot believe that this week The Perfect Petal is celebrating 20 years! We thought that turning 10 was a big deal but there is no denying that the big 2 – 0 is a huge, huge deal and we are oh so excited for Cindy, Alex, and their amazing team!

Our very first wedding with The Perfect Petal was in 2005, our second year of business. They did the flowers for a private residence, Buddhist wedding and it was from then on that our love affair with the Petal team began.  The Perfect Petal curates and designs amazing floral pieces for every event. They have a talent for recreating the brides vision perfectly and then some! Every event we have worked with The Perfect Petal we are blown away at the beauty that they bring along with them! The Perfect Petal team is truly an inspiration and we feel so honored to have had the opportunity to work so closely with you over the years.

All of us from Calluna wanted to give The Perfect Petal a huge shoutout and we hope that your festive week of celebration has been an amazing time for all of you! You deserve it! Here’s to many more and we can’t wait for our next event with you! Take a moment to look at a few events that we had a chance to work with The Perfect Petal. Each and every one is absolutely exquisite!  xx, Calluna

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OUR FIRST WEDDING WITH PERFECT PETAL :: NEAL + DANICA

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| Photo Courtesy: Joanna Pinneo Photography |

Valentine’s Day Special :: Alternative Assortment

A classic bouquet of red roses is notoriously known as the traditional gift for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day… but why not go the nontraditional route and deliver so much more?

And the best part you ask? It will more likely than not, lend your Valentine’s wallet a relief as well (so hint, hint, nudge, nudge – send this his way). Or if you are feeling very generous on this Valentine’s Day send your favorite arrangement below to your BFF. Everyone is always in need of some love on this Hallmark holiday!

We hit the field to discuss this floral heavy holiday with some of our favorite local florists and get their spin on the perfect alternative assortment. The result? A perfectly crafted, “there’s an arrangement for everyone” guide for Cupid’s favorite celebration. Happy love day, dear readers!

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Bare Root Flora summed up our thoughts perfectly:

“As much as we adore roses, we LOVE when people think beyond the traditional red rose arrangement for Valentine’s Day! There are so many gorgeous alternatives to the traditional dozen roses and as designers; we love to play with all the beautiful early spring blooms in season in February!”

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“This arrangement features anemone, ranunculus, parrot tulips, and, yes, even a few spray roses for tradition’s sake”

| Design by Bare Root Flora, photo by Ali Brannan |

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The Perfect Petal is showcasing their newest arrangement, the Tampa, designed by Senior Designer Tara Huston for this Valentine’s Day treat!

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“This is a perfect gift for a sweetheart on Valentine’s Day for those who are comfortable thinking outside of the box. Ranunculus comes in such incredible but subtle variations of color so I wanted to include this romantic bloom as the foundation for this design. Sexy, bold, and brilliant.”

| Design by The Perfect Petal, Photo + Cover Photo by Rebecca Caridad of Manzanita |

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Fiori Flowers is also keeping up with the ranunculus trend with their enchanting alternative assortment.

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“We love to think beyond the traditional roses and although we have many favorites, peonies and ranunculus really take the cake. In this picture we have featured the coral charm peony, which may just be the hottest flower around these days. We love roses keeping in tradition, but in a non-traditional way!”

| Design by Fiori Flowers |

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Plum Sage Flowers thinks outside the box but making sure all the flowers chosen for their alternative arrangement are in season, which can sometimes be limiting  in the middle of February.

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“We prefer to suggest other magnificent blooms in romantic and happy colors other than red! Roses are often overpriced due to the demand and are not always healthy. This arrangement consist of hydrangeas, tulips, Juliet garden roses, rice flower, dusty miller, and pink and white cymbidium orchids. All the blooms in this arrangement are available this week!”

| Design by Plum Sage Flowers |

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Brighter Day Floral Design brings a very sophisticated twist to the alternative assortment.

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“At Brighter Day Floral design we strive for three things: Unique and elegant designs + extra-long-lasting flowers + vases you want to keep. This floral design captures all three. The elegant calla lilies last a remarkable 8-10 days making this design dramatic and memorable. The best part… it can be easily purchased on our website for an irresistible price. What lucky lady {and her man} wouldn’t fall in love with that?”

| Design by Brighter Day Floral Design |

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