Trend Alert :: Flytographer

Serena in Venice for Flytographer 2Have you ever wished you could capture precious moments with your loved ones wherever you go? Flytographer allows just that! We are absolutely loving this amazing service and all that it has to offer. Many people book professional photographers for engagements and naturally, for their wedding day. However, many of us forget to capture those perfect moments on the honeymoon, vacation, or even for that special proposal!

Here’s the run down on how it works…select your destination, then choose from the available photographers in the area. The best part of Flytographer is that they offer over 300 local photographers worldwide including Europe, United States, Canada, Mexico, the Carribbean, Asia, as well as Central and South America. At Flytographer they “believe memories are the best souvenirs.”

Once you book your package, you’ll receive confirmation and you are set to go! Your professional photographer will capture all of the meaningful moments you may miss or not be able to create. And within five days, you will receive your high resolution images. Just like that! Footloose and fancy-free. | Above Photo: Serena in Venice for Flytographer |

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The Black Tux: The latest and greatest in tuxedo rentals

What is The Black TuxA one stop shop for the best suit and tuxedo rentals for any wedding or black tie affair. Perfectly summed up by their company motto: “Black Tie Done Right”.

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Why should I care? Tuxedo rentals are NOT a groundbreaking discovery. There are tons of tuxedo rentals out there. In fact, when you type in “tuxedo rental”, over a million results come up in less than a second. So – why should you care about this one brand in an arguably saturated market?

Well, in our opinion, BlackTux is the only way to go, for three reasons: price, quality and convenience, also known as the triple threat of wedding preparations.

Okay I’m in…How do I do it?

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Enjoy Gentleman! xx, Calluna

*Photographs compliments of theblacktux.com

Bridesmaids Gift Guide

Feeling overwhelmed about what to give your go to girls for the special day? Don’t worry, bridesmaids gifting doesn’t have to be a stressful task, Calluna has you covered! Everybody knows just how important the bridal party is to a wedding. The bridesmaids are there from the start, and offer support throughout the entire planning process. It is often true that members of the bridal party are some of the brides oldest and truest friends… so, how do we reward these loving and loyal ladies? While each bride differs in style, this bridesmaids gift guide appeals to any bride looking to spoil the most important women in her life.

Enjoy! xx, Calluna


Bling:

You can’t go wrong with a little bit of sparkle! Gifting your main gals with some bling will not only show them how much you appreciate them, but will also give them something to remember your special day by.

Check out Stella & Dot’s beautiful bridal guide. From engraved charms to chic bracelets, Stella & Dot knows exactly how to please any bridesmaid.

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For more of a local option, check out Angie Star, a local Boulder jeweler who creates whimsical handcrafted pieces ranging from simple, yet elegant necklaces to gorgeous drop earrings. Your bridesmaids won’t be disappointed with these custom gifts!

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Accessories:

Plum Pretty Sugar has the most adorable tote bags, perfect for any bridesmaid. The fabulous thing about these bags is that you can stuff them with goodies based on the personality of each bridesmaid. Is she a total fashionista? Fill the bag with a gift card to her favorite store, magazines or accessories you think would look amazing on her! Is she a yoga master? Pack her new tote with a fun and fabulous yoga outfit or a trendy new mat.

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Want to give your girls some stylistic freedom? Stitch Fix is a trendy website that allows its users to take a style quiz and receive pieces of clothing based on their personal style results. Letting your girls pick out some of their own items is a unique way to say thank you for all of their hard work.

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A Day With the Ladies:

Perhaps a day with the girls is more up your alley. A spa day is the perfect way to relax with your favorite gals and thank them for sticking by your side. Whether its just manicures or a full day of treatments, J Lounge Day Spa in Boulder has you covered. A relaxing day will give everybody a chance to unwind before the special day. They host special private parties, specifically made for a girls day out!

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Want something a bit more action packed? Sur La Table, offers private cooking classes, perfect for any group of adventurous bridesmaids. Whether you’re an experienced chef or total newbie in the kitchen, the classes will be a blast for anybody willing to learn. Sur La Table handles it all, from menu planning to kitchen cleanup. The class will be the perfect bonding time for you and your gals. And if it can’t get even better, Sur La Table has cooking class locations across the United States, including four locations in Colorado!Picture-1-500x298

Need some advice on how to chose the lovely ladies in your bridal party? Check out our Maid of Honor guide here!

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Find The Perfect Photo Booth

Photo Booths and their popularity just keep growing. It seems like more and more keep popping up and each one bring such fun aspects to the party. I mean seriously, what’s not to love about getting dolled up in some nonsensical outfit and posing for a camera?

Photo booths add a playful aspect to any event and they serve as a great way to make a memorable guest book with the photos each guest takes. If you ask us, photo booths are simply a win win for all involved. Most photo booths come with unlimited prints – which means that your guests get to take a ridiculous photo for not only your guest book but also as a keep sake.

With the ever rapid trend growing at a considerable speed there have been plenty of photo booths popping up all over Colorado and we wanted to share with all our lovely readers some of the ones that caught our eye! Enjoy! xx Calluna

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The traditional photo booth is a great addition to any event! It is compact and fits just about anywhere and there are lots of bonuses to renting one of these for your event! Check it out and see for yourself!

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We are starting to see more and more open air photo booths! They are your traditional Photo Booth with a modern twist!

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We are also seeing companies pop around Colorado that serve as both a traditional photo booth as well as an open air photo booth. With these companies the sky is the limit in what you end up getting!

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Chipper Booth

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We just recently found out about this photo booth and we are absolutely smitten with it! It is the perfect way to add some fun to your event and did we mention it is a total trend alert! Who doesn’t love taking photos in a super awesome old school VW van!

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Bridal Fashion Week :: The Inside Scoop

As we all know, Bridal Fashion Week just wrapped up in New York City. Leaving those who took the event by storm completely exhausted and those who didn’t attend wishing they had. Although we were insanely jealous of everyone who attended, we certainly were completely smitten (and even more grateful) by every single post throughout the entire week. We would have given anything to be there for it. Luckily some of our favorite local vendors attended and were happy to share with us the inside scoop! Of course Style Me Pretty gave us a reliable run down, complete with pictures, of what happened in New York and the trends that we need to look out for! Now that we feel more in the loop… sort of, (still wishing we were there in person 🙂 ) we thought we would share with all our lovely Calluna readers. Enjoy! xx Calluna

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop told us their favorite trends they saw at this bridal fashion week.

ballet-inspired looks. We saw lots of ballet inspiration in wedding dress design this season, with subtle touches like delicate cross-backs, low scoop backs, and wispy tulle skirts.

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Detachable overskirts and trains. Such an elegant and easy way to change looks from the ceremony to the reception without changing into a second dress, many designers are offering detachable overskirt and train options.

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Regal style. We loved the modern take on regal style that we saw from several designers (including Naeem Khan), with everything from crowns to sophisticated yet glamorous sleeves and fuller skirts.

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Belted backs. The low, open back is nothing new, but this season we saw belted styling on low back styles. This is a great way to accentuate the waistline on plunging back styles.

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Vendor Spotlight :: The Bespoke Edge

We are jumping back into the vendor spotlights that we love oh so much by welcoming The Bespoke Edge onto our beloved blog. If you are in need of an ahhhhmazingg set up for your groom-to-be (and who doesn’t?!) then you have stumbled upon exactly that! We had the honor of sitting down and chatting with Ryan Wagner, one of the partners in this fabulous family run business. Read on to catch up on our interview.

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Describe what you do.

At The Bespoke Edge, we offer the custom clothing experience to men. We sell suits and tuxedos and shirts and pants and so on, but what we really do is provide sartorial guidance. We help you to find exactly what you’re looking for. That may mean helping you to decide between a three or two piece suit, choosing a jacket lining that matches your bride’s flowers, or helping you to build a one-of-a-kind date night dress shirt. We really take pride in showing guys how they can boost their style.

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We don’t have a physical store, but we operate by appointment. What that means is that my father, Ron Wagner, will visit a client in his home or office to learn more about the client’s needs and what sort of style he wants. Ron has been in the menswear business for almost 40 years now he will guide you through choosing a fabric (we have 100’s of fabric samples available to look at) and of course, to take your measurements. About 5 weeks later, Ron will deliver the finished product and personally ensure that everything came out exactly as expected.

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What is your dream project?

It would be so much fun to dress not only the groom in a custom fitted BE suit, but his groomsmen as well. That would be one sharply dressed wedding party!

Why should grooms choose you?

Simply put, grooms are amazed at the level of detail that they have control over when building a suit. For instance, one of the most requested custom details we offer is to monogram the wedding date inside the jacket lining. SO that whenever the client is wearing his suit or tux in the future, he will find a thoughtful reminder of his wedding day inside his jacket. We can also accent a jacket with detail like contrast stitching or even colorful buttons. And the finished product is truly something that cannot be bought in a store; that is what makes buying a bespoke suit so special.

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What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?

Knowing that we have a growing community of men (and women) who look to us for their sartorial advice. For instance, we put a considerable amount of time and energy into our blog to ensure that it features both practical and inspiring style advice. A lot of the answers to questions that guys want to ask, like when they should wear a peaked versus notched lapel on their jacket, or how to fold a pocket square, aren’t readily available. Plus, as guys, we often feel that we should know the answers to these questions already!

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What’s your favorite trend you are seeing in your industry?

We have worked with a lot of grooms to date and what we are learning is that many guys are doing away with the concept of renting a tuxedo and instead, opting to buy a nicely fitted suit that they can then wear after the wedding. Be it at the office or for a fancy night out on the town. In short, a lot of guys are looking at their weddings as a great time to get that suit that they have always wanted. It’s awesome to see guys dressing up more these days!

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These suits truly are a showcase of tried and true craftsmanship and they certainly get the stamp of approval from all of us at Calluna. We hope we have inspired you and your sweetie to look into getting one of these special suits for your big day! Without a doubt your hubby-to-be will look very dapper. xx, Calluna

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Bridal Trend Alert :: Crop Tops

For our most daring of brides itching to bring high-fashion style off the runway and down their own aisle: bridal crop tops!

While the word ‘cropped’ may bring back cringe worthy fashion low points of our past (we’ve all had them!) this style, done correctly, is insanely chic and tasteful. By pairing a funky, textured, crop top with an elegant flowing skirt, you instantly achieve a gorgeous unexpected bridal style: beautiful with a punch of sass.

A few of our favorites are below — we’re hoping one of our fashion forward brides will take the risk next year!

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Photography + dress credit: Theia gown via Glamour, Houghton gown via Glamour, Mia Zwillinger via Glamour,  Daughters of Simone via Lover.lyElizabeth Stuart via The KnotRime Arodaky via The Knot

Trend Alert :: Your Personal Outdoor Cinema

Whoever said drive-in movies are a thing of the past is mistaken – thanks to Fastlane Productions Superscreen, portable movie screens are now at your disposal for every summertime party or event.

These  professionally made inflatable movie screens take only 60 minutes to set up, vary in sizes to accommodate audiences from 50 to 1,500 and are guaranteed to set your event apart as special and unique. Rental prices are affordable and the team ensures everything is set up accordingly, leaving you to greet your guests who will inevitably be singing praises on such a fun experience.

If you need space to fill in your wedding weekend agenda or just need a reason to celebrate something (anything!), chances are you won’t go wrong with Fastlane Productions + Superscreen. And hey, the best part is you can enjoy a showing of anything from Love Actually to Rocky Mountain Horror Picture show (bring your costumes!!)

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