Real Wedding :: Hadley & Michael’s Romantic Vail Wedding

Hadley was a absolute dream bride! She exudes calm, grace and poise and had a spectacular vision for her wedding!  We were so honored to help she and Michael with their Vail Wedding at the Vail Interfaith Chapel and reception on top of Vail Mountain at The 10th. Working with them throughout the process didn’t feel like work at all, but like spending time with some fabulous friends! We couldn’t have been more happy to witness them tie the knot and for the spectacular Fall day they shared with their friends & family in the Vail Valley!

Until we receive the real deal photos from Sara Hasstedt Photography please enjoy these images we took on our Iphones.

 

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Ceremony Site: Vail Chapel | Reception Site: The 10th | Catering: The 10th | Photographer: Sara Hasstedt Photography | Videographer: Films About Love | Baker: Sugar Breck | Floral: The Perfect Petal | Band: Soul X |  | Rentals: Event Rents | Lighting: Pink Monkey Solutions | Welcome Booklet + Signature Drink Signage: Lana’s Shop | Table Stationery: Whimsy Design Studio | Invitations + programs: Paper Guppy | Ceremony Musicians: Len Rhodes + Elisabeth Reed | Hair: Andy Mendoza of Side Door Salon | Makeup: Alchemy Mineral Blends

Calluna’s Guide to Labor Day

Another fabulous summer is coming to an end, and though we will miss the warm summer evenings and afternoon barbecues, we are welcoming fall with open arms. But before we say hello to a new season, we want to make sure we celebrate Labor Day to the fullest and send off summer with a bang! We have created a Calluna guide to the best Labor Day events happening this upcoming week, along with some tips and inspiration for hosting your own Labor Day bash.

Enjoy! Xo Calluna


Labor Day in the City: Denver is offering some fabulous events for Labor Day weekend. Whether you are looking for some fun activities to do with the kids or a special date night with the hubby, Denver has it all.

A Taste of Colorado (September 2nd-5th): “More than 50 of Coloradoans’ favorite restaurants and food establishments will gather at the Festival, featuring small portions to full meals.” Not only will A Taste of Colorado be selling tasty dishes from all around Colorado, but arts & crafts, festival rides and live music will be great options for the whole family! For more info on the festival click here!

Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks (September 2nd-4th): There is no better way to celebrate labor day than with a classic American pastime. Enjoy a Rockies baseball game at the gorgeous Coors Field, with friends, family or for date night. Not only will you get to enjoy a game during the last weeks of summer but you’ll be seconds away from all of the fabulous restaurants and bars of downtown Denver! Get tickets here!


Labor Day in the Mountains: Looking to escape for the holiday weekend? There is absolutely no better place to spend a holiday than the beautiful Colorado mountains.

Gourmet on the Gore (September 2nd-5th): “This unique culinary festival offers an open-air tasting with world-class wine, beer and spirits paired with culinary delights from Vail’s top restaurants. Gourmet on Gore offers free admission and a variety of additional pairing events including a Tasting Tour benefitting Vail Veterans Program to kick things off on Friday, September 2. New this year, world-renowned artist Anton Arkhipov created the featured art, seen here, that reflects the inviting atmosphere of Gourmet on Gore and Vail, Colorado” Find more information here!

Annual Arts & Crafts Show (September 3rd-5th Estes Park): “From September 3-5, The Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show will fill Bond Park and the adjacent downtown area with over 100 booths featuring a variety of hand-crafted goods. The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary hosts this free unique shopping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. Available handmade goods for sale include paintings and drawings, jewelry, metal work, clothing and tapestry bags, gourmet pantry items, home décor, wood carvings, doll clothes and toys, pottery, glass and more.” For more information click here!

Wild West Air Fest (September 3rd-4th Steamboat Springs): “Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is packed with entertainment for the whole family. The Wild West Air Fest features nationally renowned performers providing edge of your seat excitement as they perform thrilling aerobatics and formation flying. Don’t miss the nonstop, action-packed performances in the extended air show this year.” For information click here!

 


Hosting a Labor Day Celebration: Hosting a Labor Day celebration is always a blast, but we’ve got a few tips for you to take your bash from blah to fabulous. In the last weeks of summer you want to highlight the best summer dishes and drinks and treat your guests to one last hoorah!

The Drinks: We have absolutely adored some of the drinks recipes we saw this summer, and Labor Day is the perfect occasion to show those tasty cocktails off. Try this delicious Frozen Rose Cocktail from Bon Appetit or this thirst quenching Strawberry & Peach Sangria from “Whats Gabby Cooking”… for the full recipe click here!

 

The Sweets: Here at Calluna we all most definitely have a sweet tooth, so we are especially excited about Labor Day treats! We absolutely adore the idea of doing a gourmet ice cream bar with all of the fabulous fixings. Your guests will appreciate the tasty options and get to feel like kids again. Want to show off your baking skills? Try a unique dessert like this Blueberry cheesecake galette, for a twist on a classic recipe. This sweet treat is tasty but also patriotic in its colors, a perfect dessert for Labor Day! For the full recipe click here!

 


Featured Image: Stephen Lewis via Bon Appetit Magazine 

Abby + Sean’s Magical Winter Wedding Nestled in the Colorado Mountains

Last December we were enchanted by Abby + Sean’s magical winter wedding in Vail, Colorado. We have said it once, and we will say it again, there is something truly special about a winter wedding, especially when the night before everything is covered in a fresh blanket of snow. Swoon!

We were beyond excited to share our iPhone photo recap with you, but we now have the real deal photos back and we are bursting at the seams to share! Angie Wilson couldn’t have captured this gorgeous couple and that remarkable day any better! It makes us wish we could go back and relive it over and over again! If you simply haven’t had enough of this sensational couple, be sure to head over and check out their portfolio and catch up on the blushing brides perspective of her special day! xx, Calluna

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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

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Emily + Peter Featured on Junebug Weddings Today!

Oh my are we excited to see Emily + Peter featured on Junebug Weddings today! This sweet couple tied the knot last summer at the Vail Wedding Deck, followed by a beautiful reception at Donovan Pavilion. With the Colorado summer weather, a storm rolled in right before the ceremony. Sticking with the bride’s vision we moved forward with an outdoor ceremony atop Vail Mountain. Just as the bride and her father started down the aisle the rain stopped instantly and the sun burst through! It truly was a magical day and we are over the moon to see it featured!

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Ceremony Venue: Vail Wedding Deck | Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion | Florals: Cori Cook Floral Design | Rentals: Colorado Tents & Events and Event Rents | Cake: Megan Joy Cakes | Photographer: Jennifer Ballard | DJ: A Great Time DJ | Catering: Blackbelly Catering

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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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

Emily + Peter’s Magical Mountain Wedding

You have heard it once, and you will hear it again. We are still so in love with Emily + Peter’s wedding from this summer! With the Colorado mountains as this weddings back drop and the sun shining through at the last possible moment, we can honestly say this was one of our favorites this summer! We were so happy to have shared a few sneak peeks with our lovely readers, but the real deal is here and we can hardly contain our excitement! Take a moment to revel in the beauty of this wedding, and if you haven’t had enough of this beautiful Colorado mountain wedding head over to Emily + Peter’s portfolio! xx, Calluna

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Ceremony Venue: Vail Wedding Deck | Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion | Florals: Cori Cook Floral Design | Rentals: Colorado Tents & Events and Event Rents | Cake: Megan Joy Cakes | Photographer: Jennifer Ballard | DJ: A Great Time DJ | Catering: Blackbelly Catering

Happy Anniversary Liz + Brad

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We wanted to wish Liz + Brad a very happy two year anniversary! This happy couple was married on the Vail Wedding Deck – which is truly a special place for anyone to say their vows! Liz + Brad have a romance that is magical and we were honored to be a part of their gorgeous wedding celebration.

The ceremony was touching and emotional, followed by a delicious dinner at Game Creek Club. Erin at ELC Photogrpahy did an outstanding job by capturing day with these over the top photos! Congratulations Liz + Brad and here’s to many more years to come of love and happiness! xx, Calluna

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Ceremony Site: Vail Wedding Deck | Reception Site: Game Creek Club | Photographer: ELC Photography | Colorado Event Planner: Calluna Events

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