Winter Wedding Floral Trend: More Green, Please

We’ve been on extra trend alert for 2016 winter weddings, perusing Pinterest and our feeds for the latest and greatest in cold weather nuptials. What we’ve found, and what we’re sharing, is a bit of a continuation from Summer floral trends – abundant greenery in every turn. Be it tablescapes, escort displays, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, dessert adornments and more, we’re asking for more green, please.

We’ve seen a few of our summer season brides hit the nail on the head with this look. Katy + Zach brought Blanc’s blank space to life by adding lush floral installations (brought to us by Lale Florals), accompanying the overflowing foliage and shubbery on the exterior exposed brick walls. The juxtaposition of dinning indoors while being surrounded by the beauty of nature created an organic yet modern vibe. We love each curated piece throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour and rehearsal to transport this stripped down venue into an overgrown urban garden.
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Kat + Nick had a different execution but equally compelling outcome – their “enchanting forest” vision had the Boulder Country Club dripping with moss, ferns, succulents, air plants in every pocket possible, tastefully accented with pops of purple, creams and gold. Masterfully created by The Perfect Petal, this inspired event took advantage of every shade, texture and type of greenery we could ask for – and it paid off.

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After seeing two Calluna brides nail it, we’re hooked. We love stepping away from our traditional white wedding bouquet and with distinct, rich, plush greenery – a striking contrast from your white wedding gown. We love allowing greenery to take the stage as our leading lady while letting our brighter florals becoming the supporting actress – a look that is a no brainer to transfer from the summer to winter season. And did we mention it’s a penny pinching trick?

We’ve stumbled upon a fool proof guide to colder season greens by our friend Martha Stewart – a bit of inspiration and information to navigate every scent, texture & types of holiday greens to add to your next winter event.

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Thanks for reading! xx, Calluna

Gorgeous photography in this blog compliments two of our favorites:

Featured image, Katy + Zach: James Christianson  | Kat + Nick: Dawn Sparks 

Real Wedding: Spott on Love Denver Wedding!

What a great thrill it was for us to be part of Katy and Zach’s wonderful wedding! Katy and Zach are so in love that trying to explain the joy and happiness emanating from these two simply does not do their love justice. Katy’s vision for the day came to life at Blanc in the RINO district of Denver – a perfect space to blend innovation and creativity.

So many wonderful vendors collaborated to make it a perfect day. Lale Florals created the unique and thoroughly original floral installations. Eclectic Hive – one of Denver’s best decor and design studios – transformed the space into a whimsical, magical place that included fabulous set pieces including one of our favorites – the bed swing! Our groom, Zach, a serious food connoisseur, worked with Catering by Design to create an innovative menu made extra special by Zach’s personal love of donuts… in fact, VooDoo Donuts joined us as a new vendor we are happy to add to our list of friends. We were also delighted to work with Fidelis Films, videographers from Florida. And finally, we were overjoyed to once again work with one of our favorite photographers in all of Colorado, James Christianson, who created priceless photographic memories for our bride and groom. We can’t wait to get the photos back from James but until then take a moment to check out our iPhone photos that we snapped throughout the day! xx, Calluna

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Photographer: James Christianson | Videographer: Fidelis Films | Planner: Calluna Events | Floral: Lale Florals | Baker: Happy Cakes | Donuts: VooDoo Donuts | Music: DJ Jahsonic | Ceremony Venue: Blanc Denver | Catering: Catering by Design | Hair: Matthew Morris Salon | Beverage: Peak Beverage | Makeup: The Face Lab | On site calligraph and signage: Whimsy Design Studio | Transportation: Presidential Limo | Officiant: Joel Davis | Rentals: Event Rents and All Events | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Lighting: LMD Productions

Vendor Spotlight :: Eclectic Hive

It’s no secret we LOVE our vendors and quickly fall in love with dreamy creative talent. It’s no wonder we turn to Eclectic Hive with their unimaginable inventory and diversified work for every furniture + decor need. We’ve collaborated with this company on too many projects to count and we needed to share the love!
The Hive, as it is affectionately known, is a collaboration of designers, all with the shared desire and passion to create fresh and inspired event design.  Our focus is centered around thoughtful interior & installation design where we methodically create intimate settings that encourage a personal connection.
We lead the creative process in selecting each and every detail including lounge vignettes and bar settings, table scape design, accents, and event branding.
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Our clients represent seasoned planners, imaginative brides, corporations, and non profit organizations.  With all of them in mind, we proudly developed Eclectic Hive, a boutique design and rental house that provides a twist on style and setting.
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The women of Calluna Events have given our design team a platform to laugh,  let go, and dream big with their team in a collaboration  of thoughtful, one-of-a-kind events for wedding and corporate clients.  Calluna’s team carefully selects each item and meticulously plans even the most minute detail which is the reason they are so successful and so loved by their clients.    We are so proud of their 10 years of creating such special celebrations and hope to be a part of the next chapter in Calluna Events.
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Photography Credit : Tess Pace PhotographyAlison Vagnini PhotographyHardcastle Photography, and Eclectic Hive

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