Colorful English Garden Party Meets Butterfly Haven Wedding | Wedding Recap | Leah + Drew

We had the absolute honor of being with Leah + Drew and their wonderful families in St. Louis, MO this year. We first met this beautiful family when planning Leah’s sister Hannah’s wedding in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Having the opportunity to plan two family weddings is so very special and a privilege. Destination weddings have their challenges but we had the best team of vendors, including some of our Colorado favorites: our photographer Ashley Sawtelle, florist Flora by Nora, and stationery designer Knapp Design Co!

Leah chose Westwood Country Club in Clayton St. Louis, where she grew up, for their wedding and it was the perfect setting to have an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour with a tented reception. Leah’s initial vision was centered around whimsical and colorful butterfly chargers combined with colorful florals for an overall English garden aesthetic. Their chuppah was adorned with gorgeous colorful flowers and both of Leah + Drew’s rabbis married them together, making the ceremony deeply personal and special. The overall aesthetic was a mix of color and eclectic decor with a touch of romance and whimsy. Leah’s vision was executed perfectly and it was a dream day in every way!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planner | Calluna Events

Venue | Westwood Country Club

Photographer | Ashley Sawtelle

Floral Design | Flora by Nora

Cake Design | Sarah’s Cake Shop

Invitations, Escort Display, + Day of Paper | Knapp Design Co

Rentals | Styled and Staged STL + Aries Company

Escort Card Board | Knapp Design Co + Exclusive Events Inc.

Production, Lighting + Musicians | Contemporary Productions

Band | Fat Pocket Band

Tenting | Traube Tent

Bride’s Beauty  | Savanah Summer Beauty

Bridesmaids’ Beauty | Fleur Bridal Styling

Linens | Nuage Designs

Transportation | Best Transportation

Send Off Rolls Royce | Champagne Limousines

Gown | BW Designs Inc

Elegant Rocky Mountain Wedding | Wedding Recap | Meghan + Blair

Meghan + Blair’s wedding weekend at Devil’s Thumb Ranch was truly one that we will cherish in our hearts evermore! With the majority of their guests and family traveling in from New York and New Orleans, Meghan + Blair’s families hosted a weekend full of activities and celebrations. The weekend kicked off with rehearsal dinner in the Grotto with their nearest + dearest followed by s’mores + stargazing led by an expert who pointed out constellations and shared insights with all who attended. The next day was full of western flair as the groom + groomsmen went zip lining and the bride + bridesmaids went horseback riding together. In the evening, everyone gathered in their best western dress for an incredible BBQ welcome dinner with darling beverage burros, fun games, and delicious food.

And soon it was wedding day! Meghan + Blair said I do in the most stunning of outdoor ceremonies with views of the Rocky Mountains setting the tone and a garden of gorgeous florals by Cori Cook surrounding them as they shared their vows. Guests then made their way to cocktail hour where they sipped on spicy margaritas named after their pup Harley and enjoyed each other’s company at the lounges adorned with leather sofas + custom made kilim accent pillows. Soon they found their seats at the ‘Where in NOLA Will You Be?’ escort wall designed by Scarlet Gilia Creative, a nod to the very place our darling duo first locked eyes at Tulane University and all the special places so dear to their hearts.

Guests walked into High Lonesome Barn for reception and were greeted by the ever so amazing Jordan Kahn Orchestra playing the couple’s favorite tunes. The space was dressed to the nines with soft drapery swagged from high ceilings adorned with greenery and pretty pendants adding that extra glow to the room with a mix of warm wood tables and rounds. Each table was brimming with floral galore and elegant linens + dinnerware with pops of deep blue in the glassware + napkins and menus beautifully hand calligraphed by the bride’s Aunt. Guests indulged in a decadent meal by Devil’s Thumb Ranch and then hit the dance floor for a night full of dancing + fun! At last it came time for the final song and Jordan Kahn Orchestra assembled in a second line followed by the bride + groom with their umbrellas as they led everyone to the after party to the tune of New York New York with handkerchiefs swinging in the air and guests accessorized with Mardi Gras beads as another nod to their forever love for NOLA! We’re so very honored that we were part of Meghan + Blair’s celebration and always grateful for our team of vendors who helped bring all the pretty to their day!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planner | Calluna Events

Photographer | Alp and Isle

Florals | Cori Cook Floral Design

Venue | Devils Thumb Ranch

Band | Jorda Kahn Orchestra

Decor | Wallflower Rentals

Lighting | Lighting + Design By Scott

Hair | Hair by Andres

Makeup | Jessica Shinyeda

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Videographer | Elysium Weddings

Escort Display + Table + Bar Signage | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Invitations | Bella Figura from Arabesque of Naples

Calligraphy | Bride’s Aunt, Debra Brown

Linens | Nuage Designs Inc.

Boho Wedding with Pops of Rust and a Mix of Fresh + Dried Flowers | Wedding Recap | Emily + Steve

Camp Hale is one of the venue’s in Colorado that is really special. Situated between Leadville and Vail – the remote nature really gives your guests the most stunning views and overall experience and that’s exactly what Emily & Steve wanted to give their families – many of whom were traveling to Colorado from Kansas and Missouri.

We kicked off the weekend with an intimate rehearsal dinner at The Hythe hotel in Vail followed by a big welcome party at Arrabelle Vail! It was the perfect way to welcome all their guests to Vail for the weekend.

When we started designing their wedding, we knew we wanted to keep a lot of the tones and colors earthy but with a summer twist. The color palette of rust tones mixed in with some lighter colors played perfect to the vast landscape of Camp Hale and the beautiful summer season. It all came together beautifully!

At cocktail hour – guests were treated to spicy margaritas and comfy lounge groupings while these “party people” found their seats at a custom designed escort display. Before heading into the tent – Wandering Poppy Co. blew us away with a lush, organic entrance install. Once inside, guests the boho inspired florals were on full display with an amazing dance floor installation that was paired with pops of color in the glassware and napkins to transform the tent.

After dinner, guests took the dance floor to dance all night to the sounds of Manhattan Band before sending the couple off with a sparkler exit!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Venue | Camp Hale

Photography | Meredith Diamond

Videography | Klassey Productions

Ceremony Musicians | Oncue Entertainment

Floral Designer | Wandering Poppy Co.

Specialty Rentals | Hazel Grove Rentals

Specialty Linens | BBJ La Tavola

Invitations + Paper Goods | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Wedding Band | Jordan Kahn Music

Hair & Make-Up | Lola Beauty

Cake & Cupcakes | Cornerstone Chocolates

Transportation | Aspen Vail Limo

Bridal Gown | Anaïs Anette from A&bé Bridal Shop Portland

Bridesmaids Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu

Groom Suit | Suit Shop

Classic Colorado Elegance | Wedding Recap | Jessica + Alex

What do you get when you get two high school sweethearts, families who are best friends, friends who have walked through all chapters of life together – one of the most fun, loving and heartfelt wedding celebrations that we’ve had the pleasure of being a part of.

When Jessica + Alex first came to us at Calluna they had a vision of a chic, classic and traditional Colorado wedding nestled in the mountain of Boulder, right up the hill from where Alex popped the question!

Greystone Castle served as the perfect backdrop for their August I Do’s! With a perfectly pitched Sperry Tent on the front lawn and the sprawling mountain views from the ceremony site, Jessica & Alex welcome friends and family from across the world (some as far as Dubai and Lebanon).

The floral team at The Perfect Petal accent the tent and the farm tables with shades of white, green, and blush accent by classic gold and glass elements to make for a stunning tablescape. Once the summer Colorado rain stopped, a stunning rainbow appeared as guests noshed on appetizers and drank two classic signature cocktails – appropriately named “The Big” and “The Carrie” as a nod to the couple’s home in New York City.

When it was time for the couple’s grand entrance – they were led into the tent by a Lebanese Zaffa Fusion band, a nod to the bride’s heritage and we have never seen anything like it. The guests surrounded the couple and the band on the dance floor and we felt so lucky to witness such an incredible cultural tradition. After guests finally made their way to their seats – the culinary team at Greystone Castle, led by Jacqueline Malcom-Peck served guests a 5-star dinner under the stars!

After an evening followed by heartfelt (and hilarious!) toasts, sentimental dances it was time to kick off the dance-party with our friends from The Get Down! The dance floor was packed all night! To end the evening, at the bride’s request, Shake Shack delivered late night burgers and fries!

We wish Jessica & Alex so many years of happiness!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Venue | Greystone Castle Boulder

Photography | Cat Galletti

Videography | Reagan Lynn Films

Ceremony Musicians | Trading Post Productions

Floral Designer | The Perfect Petal

Tenting | Sperry Tents Colorado

Rentals | Colorado Party Rentals

Specialty Rentals | Hazel Grove Rentals

Specialty Linens | Nuage Designs

Invitations + Paper Goods | Line Avenue Calligraphy

Wedding DJ | The Get Down

Lebanese Dabke Music | Fusion Zaffa

Make-Up | Mooi Studio

Hair | Hayley Styles Hair

Photo Booth | Bamboo Booth

Restroom Trailers | Royal Restrooms

Transportation | Hermes Worldwide

Late Night Snack | Shake Shack

Bridal Gown | Maria Farbinni from L’Fay Bridal

Groom Suit | Ralph Lauren

Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo NYC

Mountain Wildflower Wedding Of Our Dreams | Wedding Recap | Morgan + David

When we started working with Morgan and David to design their dream wedding at Beano’s Cabin in Beaver Creek, we knew we were in for a treat as soon as Morgan described her vision of being “a mountain wildflower, mom’s garden, spring meets summer, whimsical colorful dream come true!”

We immediately got to work, hand selecting a vendor team that would bring this vision to life, and boy did they deliver! Beaver Creek is a special place to Morgan and David – their family has a house up there, they spend their weekends there and it meant so much they brought our team along to share what makes it so special to them.

We kicked off the weekend with an intimate rehearsal dinner at Mirabelle Beaver Creek. Nestled in a vintage house right inside the main gates of the resort, guests gathered for dinner al fresco. While the rain might have had other plans, we rolled with the punches and it was the perfect kick-off to their weekend.

Finally, it was the wedding day! As we tracked another pesky Colorado storm, we were determined to execute as much of this wedding outside as possible and we’re sure glad we did. It turned out to be the most picturesque Colorado day. The ceremony was filled with florals from Alli J Floral that looked like they were growing straight out of the ground, the mountain wildflower, springs meets summer vibe came to life – all captured stunningly by Jess Leigh Photography.

Before walking inside, guests found their seats on a completely custom escort board from Knapp Design Co. that had custom watercolor sketches of all the places that meant something to the couple. As guests found their seats, they were taken to a room that had been transformed with more wildflowers, a showstopping cake by Katy Pierson Cakes and a five-star meal by the amazing chefs at Beano’s Cabin. At their seats, one of our favorite moments was the charger that doubled as a placemat, a menu and a place card. It was a fun way to add a pop of color to the table in a practical way.

After heartfelt speeches, guests made their way to the dance floor for a night of dancing under the stars to music by The Get Down and were able to stay close to the action if they wanted to take a break but beautiful lounges by Hazel Grove Rentals.

It was truly one of those that you’ll remember forever – we wish Morgan & David a lifetime of happiness!

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

Photography | Jess Leigh Photography

Videography | Wedding Videos Colorado

Florals |  Alli J Floral

Decor |  Hazel Grove Rentals, Event Rents, Charming Chairs

Linens | BBJ La Tavola

Entertainment | Oncue Entertainment, The Get Down Co.

Wedding Day Venue | Beano’s Cabin

Escort Board + Day Of Paper | Knapp Design Co.

Invitations | Longest Time Design

Cake | Katy Pierson Cake

Gown | Allison Webb NYC

Bridal Shop | Emma and Grace 

Hair + Makeup | Jones Beauty Co.

Suit | State and Liberty

Rehearsal Dinner Venue | Mirabelle Beaver Creek

Western Chic Wedding in Vail, Colorado | Wedding Recap | Sofia + Guillermo

Colorado is such a special place to our darling bride and groom, Sofia + Guillermo! Sofia’s family has a house in Vail, so hosting their wedding in the Vail Valley was a priority for them! From the beginning, they focused on a large celebration with 300+ in attendance with a traditional Catholic service at Vail Chapel, followed by an epic dance party that made all their friends from Miami proud! The weekend started with a welcome dinner at Matsuhisa Vail, featuring Colorado bluegrass and country duo, Austin’s Rose and delicious sushi provided by the best in Vail! The next evening featured a rehearsal party at Four Seasons Vail where guests donned western attire and were led through Vail Village in second line style by their guitarist and ended up at an after party!

The wedding day saw a traditional Catholic service at Vail Chapel where Sofia wore a gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown and said I do to her forever. Followed by their tented wedding reception at Larkspur Vail that was dressed to the nines in all the Colorado fashion. Guests arrived and were immediately treated to cocktails on the lawn, where lounges doted the landscape by Eclectic Hive and organic florals in yellow + white tones by The Perfect Petal! Guests were soon invited into the tent as Sofia + Guillermo were announced by DJ Rascal for a lovely dinner and then they danced the night away!

This wedding was one for the books and we are still not over it! Sofia + Guillermo, their families, their friends, and their vendor team had such a loving, joyful energy that was completely contagious and something we will always remember!

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♬ A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

Rehearsal Dinner + Welcome Party

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Planning | Calluna Events

 Photography | Alp & Isle

Videography | Christian DaCosta

Florals |  The Perfect Petal

Decor |  Eclectic Hive

Tenting and Rentals | Tents and Events

Lighting, Sound, Production | Fast Lane Productions

Wedding Day Venue | Larkspur Vail

Signage | Scarlet Gilia Creative

Cake | Megan Joy Cakes

Gown | Carolina Herrera

Bridesmaids Dresses | Marelvi Ramos

Hair | Amy DaCosta

Makeup | Alchemy Face Bar

DJ | DJ Rascal

Welcome Party + Getting Ready Venue | Four Seasons Vail

Rehearsal Dinner Venue | Matsuhisa Vail

Rehearsal Dinner Music | Austin’s Rose

Moody Mardi Gras Wedding in Aspen | Wedding Recap | Lauren + Eren

When Lauren and Eren came to us they wanted a winter wedding tucked in the mountains of Aspen on April 3, 2021 we went to designing a special day for them, their families, and their adorable pugs! Then, like many of our other couples, COVID derailed their original wedding plans and they gracefully postponed their wedding to April 2022. They were still determined to get married on their original date and so they flew from their home in Rhode Island across the country with their pugs, Cooper and Bailey to Palm Springs for an epic elopement captured by the talented Nate Shepard Photography.
When it came time to start planning again, another variant of COVID was quickly sweeping the nation and we decided to pivot from our original venue to the courtyard of St. Regis Aspen and we would’t have had it any other way! Lauren + Eren had a magical first look at the top of Aspen Mountain, overlooking the breathtaking views slope-side where they stumbled upon “Snow Beach,” an epic lifeguard stand art installation by Gray Malin in partnership with The Little Nell and we just couldn’t help ourselves but take advantage of the moment! All dressed up, they both climbed to the top of Snow Beach and shared a few moments taking in the views at that epic vantage point. On the most picture-perfect bluebird sky day, Lauren + Eren finally said “I do!” with all their loved ones in attendance at Aspen Meadows, with gorgeous snowcapped mountains as the backdrop of their stunning ceremony. Bringing a bit of NOLA to Aspen, guests followed the newlyweds and the Brass Animals second line as they made their way from the ceremony to cocktail hour at the St. Regis for more fun!
Guests were welcomed into the fancy reception dressed to the nines with moody velvet vignettes, gorgeous florals by The Perfect Petal, and sparkling chandeliers that lit the space. We loved playing with this Mardi Gras type of color palette with silky blues, wines, and emeralds with black and gold accents and warm woods all brought to life with lovely decor by Wallflower Rentals and stunning velvet draping and lighting by Little Mad Events. At each place setting, eclectic floral menus by Scarlet Gilia Creative sat pretty atop stoneware plates and beaded chargers with florals dancing throughout the table lit by candles. The eatery had lots of fun nods to Lauren + Eren’s darling relationship with delectable lobster rolls in honor of New England where they call home and New Orleans-style shrimp and grits as a nod to their days at Tulane University where they met, fell in love, and got engaged! Guests had the time of their lives as they enjoyed sippin’ champagne in front of the fun neon sign that read, ’till death do us party!’ and a rockin’ dance floor with DJ Tony from The Get Down! We so loved sharing in this day with Lauren & Eren and wish them a lifetime of love, happiness, and pugs!