Thursday, August 27, 2009

Suzanna & Kegan - A Boulder Wedding with lovely touches

Suzanna & Kegan - August 15, 2009

Sometimes at Calluna Events we get to see couples who are so blissfully in love it takes your breath away. At the moment when they walk down the aisle you just know that they are going to make it for years and years and years....and the whole time you are rooting for them! Suzanna & Kegan are just this couple. They were so sweet, wonderful to work with and incredibly in love. They wanted their wedding to be a reflection of them but mostly a venue to share their love and relationship with their family & friends. We feel so honored when we get to plan weddings for couples like this! Congratulations Suzanna & Kegan! xoxo

Venue: private residence in Boulder
Cake & cupcakes: Shamane's Bakeshoppe
Wedding Planning: Calluna Events
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary Lida & Jonathan - A Colorado shabby chic wedding!

Lida and Jonathan were hands down one of our favorite couples! Not only were they fun, laid back and super easy to work with, they had great style and really wanted to create an incredible wedding weekend that reflected the two of them. Now they have become great friends and I love seeing them and continuing to keep in touch! They were married on August 17, 2008 and are celebrating their one year anniversary today!

When I first met with Lida and Jonathan my immediate thought was, “Wow, these two have a lot of good ideas and they really know what they are looking for.” They were articulate and came to our first meeting with photos printed out from weddings they liked. They even made a list of weddings they liked on the Calluna Events website and noted certain elements that stuck out with them. We like detail oriented couples who like to be involved! Jonathan, seemed very interested in the color and décor. In fact, Jonathan and I worked very closely together on the wedding while Lida was in graduate school and I was amazed at how involved Jonathan wanted to be in picking the colors, designing the décor and helping with the style of the entire event.

The wedding took place at Lionscrest Manor in Lyons. We worked with TDA Design to transform Lionscrest Manor. The look they were going for was “Anthropologie” meets sophisticated shabby chic”.

The wedding took place in the morning in a traditional Jewish ceremony by Rabbi Morris. Lida was absolutely stunning in her dress and cathedral length veil that trailed behind her. Following the ceremony guests enjoyed a lunch followed by toasts, cake cutting, dancing and of course the Hora!

Each centerpiece was different and displayed elements such as bird cages, suitcases, and feathers. Guests mingled at a pre-ceremony cocktail hour and enjoyed mimosa and brunch type hors d’ouevres by Catering by Design.

At Calluna Events we help our clients with day of coordination, full service planning and everything in between. At my first meeting with Lida & Jonathan it became clear that they wanted help with everything, down to helping plan their Henna Celebration, their evening before BBQ and their wedding. Jonathan’s family is Jewish and he still has family in Israel. Planning a wedding weekend that included elements of his heritage was very important to both Lida and Jonathan. We started off the weekend by holding a traditional Moroccan Henna Celebration at the Lionsgate Center.

Guests were treated to an amazing array of traditional Moroccan Foods prepared by Catering by Design. Some of the foods closely resembled dishes that Jonathan’s family usually prepares at family celebrations. During the Henna, the family & wedding party made their way in a procession carrying platters of sweet cookies and treats, all to symbolize the sweetness of the marriage that was about to take place. We worked with TDA Design in Denver to design the entire décor so that Lionsgate was transformed into a Bedouin Tent set in Morocco Theme. Lida & Jonathan then sat up front in a throne area the guests and were given Henna by the bride & groom.

Guests were treated to a belly dancing performance and then music by Pure Sounds Productions. The next day the bride & groom hosted a casual BBQ in North Boulder Park in Boulder and Catering by Design provided picnic style food and décor.

Photography by Ocken Photography ::
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Colorado Wedding Planner

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Colorado weddings in August!

August is a great time to get married in Colorado and that is one reason why we haven't been posting blogs - we are BUSY! Last weekend was the busiest weekend yet this year - Calluna Events had three weddings in one weekend. Luckily we have an amazing staff who was literally all over the state to be able to be there for our brides and grooms.

On Saturday we had a wedding in Keystone at the Alpenglow Stube as well as a wedding in Boulder in North Boulder Park with reception at the Boulder Theater. And on Sunday our wedding took place at the Stadium Club on the campus of CU. All of the venues were super and we couldn't be happier for our newly-wedded couples! Congrats.

We also have had many, many past Calluna Events clients celebrating their anniversaries this are a few photos!

Ashley & Matt - married August 13th three years ago!
Jamie & Pete celebrate one year this weekend, August 16th!
Jayme & Luke celebrated their 4th anniversary on the 6th. Wow!
Photo by ELC Images
Congratulations to all of our August couples - 2009 and in the past!
Colorado Wedding Planner

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rentals and decor for your Colorado Wedding

Lisa & Cam's wedding at Gold Lake - a Calluna Events & RC Special Events collaboration. Photo from Ashley Davis Photography

Yesterday the staff of Calluna Events headed over to RC Special Events in Gunbarrel, Colorado for a visit with the staff and a little tour. We also were treated to a little champagne, strawberries and chocolates compliments of Concertos in Chocolate. Yum!

We were thoroughly impressed. Since buying RC Special Events in 2007 the new owners, Ian and Audry have transformed the company into a thriving, vibrant place that offers all the normal event rental offerings, plus tons of amazing stylish products to shape and give a "Wow!" to your wedding or special event. From cutting edge colors in linens to chic lounge furniture, the options are endless for adding your own special touch onto your big day.

Event designers Kirk, Michelle and Brittney are super friendly and knowledgeable about all of the products that RC Special Events has and can steer you in the right direction to make your event rental and decor process smooth and simple. What we loved was their approach to creativity and thinking outside of the box. It seemed that no wedding or special event idea was beyond their reach. In fact, the idea of having to research a unique color or create a product especially for you was and exciting challenge for them.

We are very excited to be able to offer RC Special Events and a new company in the Calluna Events vendor portfolio. While we were there we actually realized we worked a wedding together last summer and we have a wedding coming up in October!

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