Sunday, September 21, 2008

We're off to Italy!

Dear friends of Calluna Events -

What an amazing weekend! I'm married!

I am excited to share this sneak preview of our wedding photos from this weekend. I cannot watch it without crying.

My wedding photos!!

My wedding video:

Special thanks to Recherche Photography - Regina, Julie and Juli - my AMAZINGLY talented photographers!!

I'll write more when I'm back from Italy!

Heather Dwight!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Vote for us for Denver's A-List through September 19th!

We are in the running to win Denver's best wedding planner on the A-List.

Please vote for Calluna Events!

Voting ends this Friday, September 19th!

MY wedding vendors are fabulous!

For those of you who don't know, I'm getting married this week! I wanted to say a big thank you to all my fabulous wedding vendors. Picking them wasn't easy...there are MANY exceptional vendors in Colorado and choosing just one was hard. However, I do feel like I am surrounded by the best and that I'm in amazing hands. If only I can just relax, be the bride and not the planner on Saturday.

Venue :: The Canyon House
Catering :: Catering By Design
Flowers :: European Flower Shop
Photography :: Recherche Photography
Cake :: Haute Cakes
DJ :: Pure Sounds Productions
Rentals :: All Events Party & Tent Rentals
Decor :: Denver Design Works
Stationery :: Bird Dog Press
Hair :: Andy Mendoza
Make up :: The Face Lab
Rehearsal Dinner Site :: Trattoria on Pearl
Rehearsal Dinner Photographer :: Foto di Vita

Saturday, September 6, 2008

New hair cut & color

Today, in addition to doing last minute preparations for my wedding in Vail tomorrow, I went to the most fabulous hair stylist, Andy Mendoza at Zumo Salon in Boulder for a hair cut AND color. I say AND color because this is the second time in my life I've ever colored my hair. There is no one in the world I would trust more with my hair than Andy. He is a hair genius!

For those of you who do not know, I am getting married in two weeks...two weeks from today to be exact! The wedding planner is planning her own wedding. The wedding planner is the bride...the wedding planner gets married. It's been so much fun... to plan my own wedding while at the same time helping my brides plan their own. The entire process has been relatively easy and seamless. But at the same time it feels like work and I haven't slowed down.

In the past few weeks I've been trying to take snippets of and there... the reflect on what it feels like to be a honor that process and to take time for myself and my fiance Brandon. I have been trying to listen to the advice I give my brides all the time in the weeks leading up to their wedding:

Slow down, try to absorb everything around you, this is the only time in your life that you will feel this feeling...the feeling that you are about to get married and that the world is supporting you and your love. Slow down and take it all in. Look around and make sure to take it all in.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Simple tips for decor, lighting and flowers from Calluna Events

When choosing the look of your reception, pick one element that will be the focal point and build from that. The flowers or colors for your centerpiece? Candles? Make sure the table linens or napkins compliment them, not fight it. Lighting? Adjust your colors so they simply glow (either softly or brilliantly).

Go organic with your flowers! Check out Organic Bouquet.
Or better yet! Buy locally. Work with your florist to buy flowers that are in season in your local area. You might have to be a bit flexible but you'll make less of a dent on the planet.

Beano's Cabin, Beaver Creek

This past weekend. I had the incredible opportunity to help plan Anna &a Sam's wedding at Beano's Cabin in Beaver Creek. Anna has such an amazing sense of style and she imprinted it in everything from her centerpiece designs she created with a friend of the family who is a master gardener to her stationery to her lovely cake toppers. She found these adorable birds at Cotton Bird Designs.

To see photos of Anna & Sam's wedding go to Jamee Photography's blog at

More of Anna & Sam's wedding to come!