New York City Wedding Planning Recap

Calluna Events just returned from a whirlwind week in NYC, and we are feeling so inspired and grateful for the opportunity to plan Lily and Stephen’s October wedding! Their wedding is literally a dream working with iconic venues and vendors we’ve only hoped to work with someday!

We started off at Kleinfeld Bridal (thanks to Samantha Roberts) which was an incredible experience with Lily’s mom and sister Maddie, a past Calluna Events bride! Next stop, florals and design with David Beahm Experiences. They chose the iconic The Frick Collection for their reception, and we feel so lucky to work there! Lily tried on dresses at the iconic Carolina Herrera. Then onto catering meetings with Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships and tasting with Marcia Selden Catering & Events!

In addition to reconnecting with some old and new friends in the industry, our owner Heather met with our friends at BRIDES, The KnotEditor’s Edge and the iconic Ron of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes.

And in big news, Calluna Lead Planner Francesca DeOrio moved to NYC! We are able to do more weddings there now that we have feet on the ground. Let us know if you have friends getting married in New York, we’d love to help!



Calluna heads to NYC thanks to The Perfect Petal!

We are going to the Big Apple! And we have our friends at The Perfect Petal to thank! We mentioned a month back about our upcoming trip to NYC and the trip is now here!


Our plane tickets have been purchased by Cindy & Alex Ollig of The Perfect Petal Denver for a 3-night, 4-day exclusive trip to the Big Apple! We’ll be staying close to the Empire State Building and walking distance to The High Line and Chelsea Market! Pinch us please!

Calluna Events was honored to win their wedding contest and awarded this incredible trip for two complete with flights, 4 star lodging, dinners and “other Petal surprises”. We can’t thank our friends at the Petal for this most generous treat!

We have plans for shopping, dinner, site-seeing and of course hitting New York’s iconic spots. Our short list of inspiring places to wed in New York include:

1. The High Line – (our photos are from the High Line) – we can’t wait to check out this newest addition to the New York landscape.

2. The Rooftop of the Met!

3. NY Library

4. Central Park Boathouse (Iconic)

5. Brooklyn Historical Society

Please send us your tips, best restaurants, hot spots, and ideas for fun things to do!


Photos by Francesca DeOrio – our resident New Yawker!


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