Introducing…. our newest planner!

Calluna Events is growing! We are proud to announce our newest Colorado Wedding Planner to the Calluna Events team, Jolene!

Jolene was a past bride of Calluna’s (see Jolene + Chad’s wedding here) and is now bringing her expertise and extensive event experience to Calluna’s table. With her years of training by Mindy Weiss, she will be jumping in head first as Lead Event Curator + Stylist.

A Palm Springs, California native, hospitality pro, seasoned world traveler, and event planner extraordinaire, Jolene brings years of eclectic event experience, an eye for innovation, and a strong attention to detail to the Calluna Events team. After gaining years of hands-on experience in Beverly Hills working for high-profile event planner, Mindy Weiss, Jolene spent years in the food & beverage industry, passionately planning all of the social events for Los Angeles’ Patina Restaurant Group. Armed with a great sense of style, culture, and humor, Jolene strives to cultivate creativity and ensures each client’s vision is truly realized.

Jolene is the perfect addition to the already incredible team at Calluna Events. To meet all our planners click here.

Stay tuned for a FULL blog post on the lovely details of Jolene + Chad’s wedding… Including top 5 things to remember for your wedding day.

Let’s hear it for 2013!

Virginia + Jeff’s wintry Aspen wedding

Virginia + Jeff
Private Residence :: Aspen, CO

Robin Proctor Photography

It’s truly an honor when another wedding planner as us to assist with their wedding plans. So when Virginia of Bluebird Productions, an Aspen based wedding and event planning company asked us to help with the final details and Day of Coordination for her stunning Aspen wedding we were beyond humbled and truly excited to partner with her on her big day.

Prior to opening Bluebird Productions with her business partner Chelsea, Virginia worked at the Little Nell, one of Aspen’s most luxurious hotel properties. Her background and connections there allowed she and Chelsea to seamlessly open Bluebird and they have a young but thriving event planning business that competes with some of the best planners in all of the state. It was no surprise that Virginia teamed up with some of the best of the best in the wedding industry in Colorado for her April wedding.

We were on site the week of to manage the full production and set up of the platform and tent installation as well as major lighting, draping and AV from Halcyon Productions. The multi day installation saw some challenges at the private residence due to a last minute snow storm. However all the vendors, along with some of Jeff’s friends from the Aspen Fire Department, rallied and coordinated the set up seamlessly. Rentals were provided by both Event Rents Denver and Bethel Rentals in Aspen. The delicious course dinner was provided by ASC Aspen. Bobby Yang came in to perform for the dinner and reception and it was such as treat to see him live!

And the light flurries of snow during the ceremony was welcomed, as Virginia and Jeff really wanted a wintry spring wedding!

10 reasons why it’s important to “click” with your wedding photographer!

by guest blogger Dana Romanoff of Dana Romanoff Photography.

“I had such a great connection with this bride (who was my freshman college roommate) and with the entire bridal party that they felt comfortable enough to launch a snowball war on their photographer! All for a good photo. . . !”

This is my seventh year photographing weddings. I’ve documented everything from intimate front porch ceremonies to five star galas, couples saying “I-Do” while jumping out of a plane,  skiing off the backside of a mountain and reciting vows by the ocean. It’s always an honor when a couple invites me into their lives to photograph their wedding.  I see my role as both a documentarian, capturing authentic and candid moments, and as an artist who creates beautiful and timeless art to hang on the wall. What I’ve learned as a wedding photographer is that the better a connection I have with the couple the better the photographs. For me, photography is all about connecting with people.  When we have a relationship that means I am invested in you, in your happiness and in getting you the best images.  And when you feel a connection to me, you trust me to be a part of your life and capture that once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Here’s why it’s so important to “click” with your wedding photographer:

Thanks Dana for such great insight! And if you are in need of a great photographer Dana is offering complimentary engagement session to any bride who books her wedding with them before February 14, 2013!

Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner

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