Calluna Community | Cocktails with Elite Entertainment

Here at Calluna we are always looking for new ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we want to show them off to you in our new Calluna Community Series! We will sit down with some of the fabulous vendors of Colorado and get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more!

This week for Calluna Community we caught up with Josi at Elite Entertainment!

Cheers! Xo, Calluna


Describe what you do! 

I am the Administrator of Elite Entertainment, so I am the first person a client speaks to when they call or come in. I delegate tasks and clients to the rest of my team, keep our company culture positive, speak to potential clients, and generally help the office atmosphere stay positive and moving forward. As a company, we provide amazing DJ/MC services, Photo Booths, and lighting and decor to our clients for their special day or any event they want to make epic.

What is your idea of a dream project? 

Someone who has a cool venue and wants it all! DJ to flow the evening and rock the party, photo booth to entertain the guests and capture the mood of the night, lighting that changes the entire atmosphere of a venue to create the exact vision of our clients, and make it a day they will always remember!

What has been your favorite wedding that you have worked, or attended? 

We transformed the bridge at Coohills, used over a hundred Edison drops and several chandeliers to create a really awesome venue out of the bridge! We also did another event there, where we made the bridge into a tent with draped fabric and market lights. It was amazing!

What does your morning routine look like? 

I get to the office, say hello to the colleagues who beat me in, make coffee for the office, and input new contacts into the system. Then start on everything else!

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing? 

I love our geometric Edison drop cages that people utilize over a large table. It really adds an amazing touch to the decor. We also really like that copper is becoming popular, smaller arches that can be bedazzled in lighting or greens that goes over a sweetheart table.

What advice would you give to a younger you?

The entertainment industry is a crazy place, but it’s so much fun. Get into it now and learn even more skills!

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning? 

I work with really great people. There is usually a really positive energy in our office, and we all want to make people’s dreams come true. All the way to behind the scenes production crew that sets up our lighting and decor. They work so hard and are all so nice and professional and do a wonderful job.

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight? 

I am a dirty martini type of girl if I’m going to drink a cocktail!


Check out some beautiful photos of the lighting and draping from Abby + Connor’s wedding and Katie + Matthew’s wedding done by Elite Entertainment!

 

Abby + Connor

 

Greenery Bistro Lights Elegant Draping

Elegant Cocktail Hour Lounge Draping

Vendor Love:

Lighting & Draping | Elite Entertainment

Photography | Rachel Havel Photography

Florals | Siloh Floral

Rentals + Decor | Yonder House

Venue | Larkspur Restaurant


Katie + Matthew

Bistro Lights Cocktail Hour Lounge Decor Colorado Summer Wedding

Bistro Lights Cocktail Hour Decor Colorado Wedding

Vendor Love:

Lighting & Draping | Elite Entertainment

Photography | Laura Murray Photography

Florals | Bare Root Flora

Rentals + Decor | Eclectic Hive

Venue | Donovan Pavillion

 

Calluna Community | Cocktails with The St. Vrain

Here at Calluna, we are always looking for new ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we are showing them off to you in our Calluna Community Series! We are sitting down with some of the fabulous vendors of Colorado to get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes.

This week for Calluna Community, we caught up with Annie and Mark of The St. Vrain!

The St. Vrain is  one of Colorado’s newest Urban meets Industrial Event Venues. Between their gorgeous bridal suite, dreamy cocktail hour space, and unique dual purpose ceremony-reception space they are the whole package!

Cheers! Xo, Calluna


Describe what you do! 

As owners of The St Vrain, we (me and my hubs, Mark) like to think of ourselves as having the pleasure of helping couples have the day they’ve been dreaming of by providing them with a beautiful blank canvas waiting for their personal touch!

What is your idea of a dream project? 

Much of our career as entrepreneurs has been centered around design that enhances life! For more than two decades we designed and manufactured home decor that was sold world wide. So when we began a new chapter and found the amazing building that is now The St Vrain we couldn’t resist bringing one of Colorado’s first auto dealerships, circa 1900, back to life to become a beautiful backdrop for one of life’s biggest and most important celebrations!

What has been your favorite wedding that you have worked, or attended? 

Most recently, our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding. Yep, admittedly 100% biased! Our daughter is an artist/designer so you can imagine how fun it was to see her creativity expressed at her own wedding! In addition to all of that goodness, it was such a pleasure to be a client at our own venue and of some of our favorite vendor friends! We loved having the experience we hope every couple has at TSV!

What does your morning routine look like? 

Mornings begin generally begin in a sunbeam with coffee beans and a brisk walk with our fur faced child around the park!

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing? 

I’ll get a little philosophical and say I see HOPE as a trend! When you watch how creatively today’s couples express who they are as a pair, you can’t help but be happy and hopeful! Week after week, we get to witness how families and friends all come together to celebrate two people they love. It really doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

What advice would you give to a younger you? 

Oh this could be a long letter!  It might begin like this, “Dear Sweet Girl, I know you have big things you want to accomplish and big goals for yourself and all that is well and good. But one day, you will wish you took the time to live in more often in moment with all of its everyday ordinary gifts. So whenever you can, enjoy the wonder in eyes of your kids, listen to the rhythmic steam of the coffee pot, never miss a chance to smile at a stranger and by all means, be kind to your beautiful self!  As cliche as it sounds, it really is about the journey.”

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?

It’s more about the day than a check list…like wondering what shape the day will take, who I will have the pleasure of meeting and what they might have to teach me. It’s probably an age thing. Life is a lot different in my 50s than it was in my 30s!

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight? 

Hands down a NEGRONI! Fell in love several years ago while living in Rome for a short stint with my hubs. Is it wrong to say a cocktail was a life altering experience because we’ve never been the same – ha! Cheers!

Check out The St. Vrain and follow them on Instagram!

St. Vrain front facade wedding reception

Photography | Redden R Wood

St Vrain Colorado wedding venue ceremony space

Photography | Emily Kowalski Photography

St Vrain Colorado reception farm tables

Photography | Tamara Gruner

Calluna Community | Cocktails with Sweet Zion Paperie

Here at Calluna we are always looking for new ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we want to show them off to you in our new Calluna Community Series! We will sit down with some of the fabulous vendors of Colorado and get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more!

This week for Calluna Community we caught up with Sophie of Sweet Zion Paperie!

Sweet Zion Paperie, is a one-stop shop stationary operation.  From designing, printing, and assembling everything is done in house.  Whether its invites for a wedding or a special event Sweet Zion can do it all!

Cheers! Xo, Calluna


Describe what you do! 

As an entrepreneur, I wear a lot of hats! I jokingly say I’m an artist, a paper architect, a stationery concierge, but those are actually fairly accurate representations of what I do at Sweet Zion. I love using my artistic abilities, dreaming up unique design concepts, getting my hands dirty to “build” custom stationery and installations. I also really pride myself on the design process and client experience I’ve worked hard to create these past 10 years. I still really enjoy walking with our clients from an initial conversation, to questions about etiquette, timelines, color schemes, printing methods, etc. It’s all worth it to give them a ‘wow’ product at the end of the day and one that they feel they’ve had a hand in creating.

What is your idea of a dream project? 

I love collaborating with clients who trust the professionals that they hire. I also really appreciate a brave client who wants to explore out of the box ideas, textures and colors.

What has been your favorite wedding that you have worked, or attended? 

I know this may be cliche to say, but I really do love working with each couple and event that crosses my path. However, I can definitely think of a few that are major highlights. Last March/May I had the privilege of working for an incredible couple planning an international wedding ceremony and domestic reception. They have since become good friends. J+S hosted an amazing, carefully curated, vivid and bold Indian wedding celebration at a private estate in northern India. We produced some really thoughtful and lavish stationery pieces to amplify this incredible 3 day party.  The use of color was such a fun departure from many soft, subtle wedding color trends I often work with. The same couple then had a larger Colorado reception in May.  J+S wanted their guests to feel as if they were invited into their home, welcomed with their favorite cocktails, board games, great wine and bites. I loved providing very high-touch stationery and signage to carry the event through the evening, including custom wooden coasters, a massive crossword puzzle, uniquely branded pizza boxes, and an epic bar menu installation.

What does your morning routine look like? 

My day starts with smiles and chatter from my sweet son, Benaiah. A warm cup of coffee is always next, accompanied by music and embarrassing dance moves as I make breakfast.

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing? 

I am excited about the departure from traditional wedding colors. I’m also excited to see people work hard to create events that feel authentic to their story or brand. The recent interest in unconventional materials used in stationery is something I’ve also been loving. Finally, I’m very glad to see our community prioritize collaboration and end up elevating a design concept together in a way they couldn’t have on their own.

What advice would you give to a younger you?

That there’s a lot of power and freedom in saying no. This is an important lesson to learn plus one I feel comes with age and season in your life. I’d tell younger me to try to eliminate people-pleasing for the sake of a good reputation.

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning? 

I like that people depend on me. I’m grateful to have had success in business, doing something new and creative each day.

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight? 

I’m more of a glass of wine type of gal and in these chilly winter months, you’d probably find me enjoying a big, bold California cab!

Check out Sweet Zion Paperie and follow them on Instagram!


Check out the beautiful Sweet Zion paper goods from Kelly + Jake’s wedding!

Sweet Zion Paperie menu Colorado wedding

Sweet Zion Paperie invitation suite with ribbon Colorado wedding

Sweet Zion Paperie table number

Vendor Love

Paper Goods | Sweet Zion Paperie

Photography | Amy Caroline Photography

Calluna Community | Cocktails with Alp & Isle

Here at Calluna, we are always looking for new ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we are showing them off to you in our Calluna Community Series! We are sitting down with some of the fabulous vendors of Colorado to get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes.

This week for Calluna Community, we caught up with Emily and Zach of Alp & Isle!

Cheers! Xo, Calluna


Describe what you do!

Zach and I are a husband-wife photography duo. We love working together for our couples and it results in a holistic experience. Our deep, romantic style is achieved with our use of medium format and 35mm film. We love how skin tones and movement are rendered on classic film.

What is your idea of a dream project?

We love working with couples who want a wedding that reflects their own personality and style! A wedding that feels authentic to them. We invest time getting to know our couples on a personal level so we can pull out little pieces of their story as inspiration for their portraits. We enjoy finding real life inspiration and watching it evolve through design and art direction. The images that result are always so original, epic, and timeless.

What has been your favorite wedding that you have worked, or attended?

That is tough to pin down, we have favorite moments from each and every one. One wedding day that has always stayed with us was an intimate mountain wedding. The couple built the day around exactly what was important to them- their union, their closest family and friends, their culture, and lovely food and wine. It was carefully curated with plenty of time for each part of the day. They had several epic locations they wanted to be captured in for their portraits so we shuttled around, driving from one beautiful scene to another, but each with special meaning to them. The couple honored everyone in attendance with a wholehearted experience, truly trying to tend to everyone and honor their place in their life. We all left feeling like we just witnessed something truly beautiful and special.

What does your morning routine look like?

We both have always been night owls though we give mornings the old college try. I love the beautiful light and stillness of the morning so I try to embrace those early hours often. We rise with our pup, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Estes. We review our planner for the day over some buttered coffee, laying out our tasks, making sure to cover ground on each of our core goals. We then get our son Noah off to school or on his home days we help him start on his lessons. We respond to our emails, and then start on checklist of client galleries, consultations, creating mood boards, art direction etc.

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing?

We are really loving that couples are bringing in elements of their own style and personality. We are seeing new traditions being chosen over conventionality and an embracement of slow al fresco dinner party receptions with vintage silver or crystal and modern menus, beautiful textures of velvet, leather, and vellum, eye catching structural and textural floral installments of delicate blooms and pampas grass, and fun evening activities of sunset bonfires and whiskey flights, or transitioning into a party vibe with a hip after party.

What advice would you give to a younger you?

We have embraced a live-each-moment-fully mentality from a young age, but if we could talk to a younger self, we would speak to him or her gently, telling them to give themselves more credit and grace. We would hope for more scheduled self care and to focus efforts on our core values and goals.

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?

Sharing the beauty we see in the world and it’s citizens, using our talents and voice for originality is deeply inspiring and gives us great purpose. Seeing our hard work and heart bring our greatest dreams to life makes our daily tasks joyful.

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight?

Zach would order a black manhattan, while Emily would reach for the french bubbly. We both love prohibition style cocktails and host cocktail parties at our home speakeasy, The Pike & Poppy, complete with a hand carved family heirloom bar from Scotland.

Check out Alp & Isle and follow them on Instagram!


See some of our favorite photos from Alp & Isle from Rachel + Ryan’s wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch last fall!

Shoes and flowers details Devil's Thumb Ranch wedding

Bride smiling ceremony Devil's Thumb Ranch

Fall outdoor ceremony Devil's Thumb Ranch

Bride and groom holding hands Devil's Thumb Ranch

Calluna Events Alp and Isle Colorado Wedding

High Lonesome Barn Devil's Thumb Ranch

Reception decor Devil's Thumb Ranch

Vendor Love

Photography | Alp & Isle
Floral | The Perfect Petal
Hair | Pure Salon Denver
Makeup | Beth Walker Makeup
Gown | Suzanne Neville
Suit | The Black Tux
Farm Tables + Chairs | Colorado Tents and Events
Dishware, Flatware + Glassware | Colorado Party Rentals
Linens | La Tavola Linen
Venue | Devil’s Thumb Ranch 

Calluna Community | Cocktails with Helios Floral

Here at Calluna, we are always looking for new ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we are showing them off to you in our Calluna Community Series! We are sitting down with some of the fabulous vendors of Colorado to get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes.

This week for Calluna Community, we caught up with Keelia of Helios Floral!

Cheers! Xo, Calluna


Describe what you do!

I am a floral designer, I’ve been in the industry for about 4 years and love it for so many reasons. My specialty within the floral realm is designing for weddings and special events. I get to meet wonderful and in-love couples who trust me to play a part in the transformation of their wedding venues with flowers. There have been countless times where I’ve stopped in the middle of whatever I’m doing and think “Wow, this is really my job! This is crazy!” I collaborate with other vendors to create really stunning spaces, we have such an amazing and creative group of wedding professionals in Colorado!

What is your idea of a dream project?

My idea of a dream project is having the opportunity to work with a group of vendors and a couple who totally believe in me and trust me. I love when couples come to me with a feeling or emotion and ask me to create designs that will make their guests feel the same way. I have some really awesome color palettes in the works for this years weddings and I cannot wait to experiment with that!

What has been your favorite wedding that you have worked, or attended?

I love all of my weddings, but I have to say my favorite was for Angela and Kyle at Milston Wells Farm. My clients completely trusted me and gave me a huge amount of creative freedom. On top of that, I was able source nearly 90% of the flowers from local farmers in the area. That time of year gives way to some of my favorite blooms and there were so many perfect choices for their color palette and vibe. I had the great pleasure of working with Calluna Events, Yonder House, Blackbelly Catering, and Alison Vagnini. This crew of talented vendors came together seamlessly and the whole event was so beautiful. To top it off it was so evident that our clients had the most amazing time and were over the moon with the work that we all brought to the table.

What does your morning routine look like?

I do not have a very strict routine in the mornings. No matter what the agenda, I start with a cup of tea. Some days I will wake up and get dressed in something that feels pretty, fun, and exciting and I’ll go to meet a client, or simply hang out at my favorite coffee shop to work on proposals. Other days I roll out of bed, throw on some sweatpants and tee shirt and go straight to my garden to get my hands in the dirt. My garden is a place where I can reflect, think things through, and feel inspired.

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing?

I have a few favorite trends at the moment, I’m loving the incorporation of fruits, detailed textures, colored candles, and making larger color statements with table settings.

What advice would you give to a younger you?

I feel like I would love advice from an older me! But if I were to give myself advice it would be to remain confident in your weird winding path and rest assured that there are successes and good things to come.

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?

I pull myself out of bed because I get to create something that hasn’t been created before. I get to have my hands on stems, and work in vivid color. I get to work with the best group of flower friends, I always have the best time designing with them and watching everyone grow in their own directions and hone their brands and unique styles.

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight?

My favorite “cocktail” is a spicy michelada!

Check out Helios Floral and follow them on Instagram!


Check out some of our favorite photos from Angela + Kyle’s wedding with Helios Floral!

organic wedding reception table centerpiece

Unique bridesmaid florals

Vendor Love

Florist | Helios Floral
Venue | Milston Well Farm 
Photographer | Alison Vagnini


And some faves from Candra + Manny’s wedding with Helios Floral…

Boho ceremony backdrop altar wedding Colorado

Boho floral installation ceiling colorado

Vendor Love

Florist | Helios Floral
Venue | Wedgewood on Boulder Creek
Photographer | Tara Bielecki Photography


Feature Image Photo | Alison Vagnini

Calluna Community : Cocktails with Occasions Catering

Here at Calluna we are always looking for new ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we want to show them off to you in our new Calluna Community Series! We will sit down with some of the fabulous vendors of Colorado and get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more!

This week for Calluna Community we caught up with Krista of Occasions Catering!

Cheers! Xo, Calluna


Describe what you do! “I’m the marketing manager for Occasions Catering. So I handle all graphic design needs (like menu designs, print ads, e-newsletters), coordinate photography and imagery, social media management, and marketing/industry event planning.”

What is your idea of a dream project? “Planning and branding a custom event from start to finish. Since we’re a caterer, we typically just get to focus on the food and service at our client’s events or weddings. But when we get to come up with entire events ourselves, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities that’s exciting to play in for me. I like the challenge of event planning and the opportunity to conceptualize the occasion with our team of event designers and chefs. Just as our company has a distinct brand, for example, our events do too – it’s so fun to watch them all come together with our talented vendor partners and team.”

What has been your favorite wedding that you have worked, or attended? “Katie and Kyle McEvoy tied the knot last summer (7.28.17) at Spruce Mountain. They were truly such a sweet couple and I had the privilege of working with them, alongside Occasions Event Designer Katie Quinn, and Project Floral. The wedding included a lot of custom touches – including handmade signage and chalkboards by Occasions, and the killer menu, featuring our popular Signature Rub Sirloin Carvery and Chicken Breast with Artichoke Boursin Stuffing as part of the main entrées. Overall, though, it was ironically my favorite because things did not go as planned. The Colorado weather was not cooperating in the least and a huge hail and rain storm hit Larkspur right before the scheduled outdoor ceremony time. Luckily all the vendor partners involved were such pros and quickly went into “all-hands-on-deck mode” to help our staff flip Albert’s Lodge at the last minute for both the ceremony and reception. It was a moment of “no questions asked, we’ve got to make this wedding perfect for the couple,” and that was amazing to see and be a part of. We were all so grateful for Project Floral and Spruce Mountain for stepping in right away with our team, and that the couple was as kind and flexible as they were. You could truly feel the love in the room everyone had for Kyle and Katie, as well as their friends and family. That obvious, evident love creates an entire mood and experience for all involved with the day and that feeling is irreplaceable. You can check out more details and photos of the day on our blog.”

What does your morning routine look like? “Coffee. Always. Sometimes two outfit changes, sometimes two cups of coffee. Then usually off to the office in South Denver or an off-site meeting. Spice of life, if you will ;)”

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing? “I love the mix of industrial elements with a more romantic, bohemian look. Geometric-shaped metals like bronze and gold, paired with loose, organic floral arrangements always stop me dead in my tracks. I also love that creative food stations and interesting displays are becoming more popular to tie the whole event together. At Occasions, we have a selection of décor and interactive displays like our gueridon trolley, cone cart, and snack wall. It’s always cool to see guests enjoying these displays and not just the food they hold.”

What advice would you give to a younger you? “Don’t bother listening to people who only think of career building in a linear path. When I was younger, I realized there was such a stigma around pursuing a creative career, for example. A lot of people were scared of the words “art major” or “creative,” and I think it kind of lit a fire in me to prove them wrong. I love that all my “side jobs” and hobbies have landed me a full-time job within the events industry, for example, where I get to work with a variety of like-minded, but unique vendor partners: planners, chefs, designers, etc. Every twist and turn eventually landed me where I wanted to be, but I had to work hard and learn to embrace the ride at all its highs and lows. I feel like the sooner we realize our life and careers are very much our own to live out, though, the more successful and happy we’ll be.”

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning? “Every day is different and I don’t work with jerks. I am often tackling 20+ projects in one day and it never gets boring with the range of work I get to do, and with the genuinely nice people I get to do it with.”

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight?  “We have an amazing signature summer drink – The Cucumber Mint Cooler. I normally don’t like vodka, but this drink does it oh so right: vodka, muddled cucumber, organic mint, lime, and soda water. That’s my current favorite this season.”

Follow Occasions Catering on Instagram!

Photo | Cassie Rosch

Calluna Community : Cocktails with Whimsy Design Studio

Here at Calluna we are always looking for new ways to highlight and honor some of the amazing creative partners we get to work with. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with some seriously talented vendors in the industry, and we want to show them off to you in our new Calluna Community Series! We will sit down with some of the fabulous vendors of Colorado and get to know about them, their business and what life is like behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more!

This week for Calluna Community we caught up with Meagan of Whimsy Design Studio!

Cheers! Xo, Calluna


Describe what you do! “My passion is collaborating to create custom designs that capture our client’s unique style and wow their guests. Depending on their vision, I use a mix of graphic design, hand lettering, illustration, and painting to craft invitation suites, signage, paper décor, and day-of details to complete the look of client’s events.”

What is your idea of a dream project? “I love projects that challenge me and allow me to flex my creative muscles. When clients trust me and give me more creative freedom I always feel extra motivated to really wow them and give them something unique and unexpected.”

What has been your favorite wedding that you have worked, or attended? “I can think of a few favorite weddings but they all have the same thing in common – they were each really original and true to who the couple was; not concerned with the current trends or even traditions. I think the weddings that really showcase the couple, their personalities, values, and their unique love story are always the best weddings. Plus – they are super fun to design for! I’ve incorporated pets, hops for brewers, quirky song lyrics, and odes to hometowns into my work and it is always as fun for me as I’m sure it is to the couple and their guests!”

What does your morning routine look like? “Well, right now I have my six month old baby at home with me so my morning routine has changed a bit! My constants are coffee and grabbing my laptop to sort through emails. Honestly it’s hard for me to dive into the design work in the mornings as I’m more of a night owl when it comes to tackling creative projects, so mornings are about getting through the not as fun administrative duties of my job.”

What are some of your favorite trends that you are seeing? “Dark and bold color palettes are my current jam! I love how unexpected dark and moody elements can be incorporated into wedding decor and still be so surprisingly elegant. I’ve always loved incorporating bold color into my work so I’m personally thrilled that it’s becoming more and more popular!”

What advice would you give to a younger you? “Be true to who you are and your personal design aesthetic, the clients will come! When I first got started I would design for any wedding that wanted me, even when the couple’s personal taste did not reflect my own. It was a mistake because not only was I not as fulfilled by the work but I was really doing the client’s a disservice as well because even though they were happy with the finished result, I’m sure another designer that more closely aligned with their style would have taken their wedding designs even further and exceeded those expectations. Discovering my brand aesthetic and sticking to that has been so freeing as an artist and I find that the clients I have now are even more enthusiastic about my work!”

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning? “My clients – truly! Whenever I feel stressed I try to remember why I started designing for weddings in the first place; because being a small part of someones big day is truly such an honor and brings me so much joy. These couples will treasure the details of their weddings for the rest of their lives and any part I can play in that is just awesome!”

What is your favorite cocktail, or what are you drinking tonight? “Not a cocktail, but I can’t turn down a good glass of wine! It’s my go to after a stressful day and first pick for any celebration – it works for every occasion!”

Follow Whimsy Design Studio on Instagram!

Photography | Rachel Havel

Vendor Spotlight :: Alchemy + Rose

When Boulder’s best beauty bar partners up with Boulder’s best boutique, we’re in for a pampered treat!

We’ve just about fallen head over heels for the new Alchemy + Rose shop that made it’s debut a month ago on East Pearl. Bre’s fabulous team at Alchemy Face Bar (previously known as Alchemy Mineral Blends) will leave you feeling flawless after one of their skin care treatments or make up trials. Float over to the retail side of the store and Elizabeth (stylist & owner extraordinaire from Nod and Rose) will dress you up with feminine neutrals and a rad accessory to complete the best spa + shopping day you’ve ever had.

Ladies, we’re not exaggerating. Bring you mom, bring your bridesmaids, bring your coworkers or fly solo, but get your booty to Alchemy + Rose. These Boulder taste makers will make you feel like a million bucks. Peek below to find out what inspires them & see a preview of their great product!

alchemyrose-18 alchemyrose-37 alchemyrose-129Describe what you do and who you are.

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Dream Project?

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Describe your all time favorite event:

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What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?

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Thank you for the gorgeous photos, Ali Vagnini!

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