Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vendor Spotlight -- Comida


We recently talked with Comida owner, Rayme Rossello on her thoughts and vision behind the big, pink truck called Comida. You may have seen it rolling around Boulder. Comida is not your standard wedding caterer, but if you're looking for something fun, yummy, and a little bit 'spicy,' then it might be just right for your wedding. Here's why:

1. How did the idea for Comida start? I started thinking about Comida 3 years ago while on vacation in Tulum, Mexico. I had just sold my 1/2 of Proto's Pizza to my business partner Pam Proto and knew I really wanted to do something on my own. For the first 2 years I really imagined Comida would be in restaurant form. It wasn't until last October on a trip to New York City (where I come from) that I began to see Comida as a Vending Truck. I grew up eating off of them, but had never really had such great food as I did that trip.

2. Why Mexican fare? I love Mexican food. My mother lived in Mexico for many years and I don't think I have ever turned down the opportunity to eat good Mexican food.

3. Why the pink truck? Any special stories about your truck? The color pink we settled on for Comida reminds me of Mexico. It speaks to all the bouganvilla that grow wild there and also speaks to who I am.

4. I hear you've catered a few reception dinners. Which was your favorite and why? Favorite?... They have all been great! We just love to let people have fun. Lining up and eating from the truck allows people to chat while they hang out in line and there is no pressure to get it all in at once. We show up, open up, serve and then beat it. And all the while the bride and groom get to have fun and not worry about whether or not people are getting what they need. We take the trash away when we leave, play music if they like and send great food out the window.

5. Where do you see comida "going" (no pun intended). :) I see Comida growing as much as we can as a food truck group, and also envision having a sit down restaurant within a couple of years. Then, we can use the truck for special events and also let people enjoy a full dining experience.

6. What would be the ideal wedding (in your opinion) to cater? Ideal Wedding? Bringing the truck to an open field on a beautiful day for 2 people (and as many of their friends and family as they want to share it with) that can't wait to spend the rest of their lives together. We show up just as the ceremony is ending and start serving when people get hungry.... and then we slay them one taco at a time!

7. What do you love about your business/cooking? I love showing up in the morning and pulling the truck out of the bay and getting her all fired up. My next favorite part is working the window and making friends as I sell tacos and gorditas and quesadillas out the window. I really just love it all. I love my staff, I love watching people's faces as the realize that it's not like any other truck food they have ever had and I love feeding people in general.

8. What's your most popular meal/which is your favorite? The Short Rib Situation taco is the landslide favorite I would say. It's spicy and sweet and ridiculously delicious. But really, it's all real good. And the truck made coconut cake is not to be missed.

Thanks for reading!
xo
Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stationery Design Showcase, Open House and Bridesmaid Dress Trunk Show


All engaged couples are invited to the StudioWed Stationery Design Showcase and Open House. See Stylish and unique seating card display ideas, browse invitations, see calligraphy options and check out the latest trends for wedding programs and menu cards. Our stationery experts will be on hand to discuss paper styles, printing options, envelope addressing ideas, design ideas and wording etiquette. We will feature styles and samples from JS Design Custom, Cloud Nine Bliss and PrettyWriting.com.


Bella Bridesmaid will be also hosting a mini-trunk show featuring the exclusive Cynthia Rowley bridesmaid dress collection.


In addition to the fabulous stationery showcase and bridesmaid dress preview, you can browse through the studio, review vendor displays and portfolios, enjoy a glass of champagne and go home with a great StudioWed swag bag.

Bring your fiancé, your friends, your mom, your planner or bring them all!
RSVP here or email denver@studiowed.net.

Check out our exclusive vendors page for a list of our hand-picked experts, complete with links to their websites, photos of their work and more.



Here is the RSVP link if you need the full detail:


Photo Courtesy of: StudioWed


Thanks for reading!

xo

Calluna Events

Colorado Wedding Planner

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

CALLUNA EVENTS NAMED TOP PICK IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2010


We are proud to announce that Calluna Events has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 Pick.

Calluna Events is pleased to announce we have been selected as a 2010 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot Colorado magazine and online at Weddings from The Knot, the number-one wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides. This is the third year in a row Calluna Events been voted the Top Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Seattle bridal salons to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.

About The Knot Inc. The Knot Inc. is a leading lifestage media company. The Company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's leading wedding resource, reaching well over a million engaged couples each year through the #1 wedding website, TheKnot.com. Other products from The Knot include The Knot national and local magazines, The Knot books (published by Random House and Chronicle) and television programming bearing The Knot name (aired on the Style and Comcast Networks). The Company also owns WeddingChannel.com, the most visited wedding gift registry website.

Thanks for reading!
xo
Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner

Monday, June 21, 2010

Heather Dwight of Calluna Events is featured in The Knot Colorado Fall/Winter 2010 issue


Check out the Fall/Winter 2010 The Knot - Colorado, on newsstands now, for a two page spread featuring Calluna Events owner and head planner, Heather Dwight. In the interview, Carrie Chambers of The Knot got the scoop on budgeting and planning a Rocky Mountain wedding. Heather shared how she got into the wedding business, ideas for planning Colorado weddings and tips and challenges for Colorado brides. Take a look on pages 128&129.
Thanks for reading!
Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Julie & Brett - A rainy summer wedding in Boulder, Colorado

Julie & Brett Summer wedding in Boulder Colorado
June 12, 2010
Wedding Ceremony :: Pastures of Plenty Farm
Reception :: Rembrandt Yard
June weddings in Colorado started out a bit rainy. Calluna Events had a few weddings over the weekend of June 12th and had to work a bit of magic behind the scenes (with all of our fabulous vendors of course!) to make our clients wedding day dreams come true.
Take a look at some of these teaser photos from Julie and Brett's rainy day wedding. Gabbie Sarbaugh from Calluna Events coordinated their big day and worked with many of our favorite vendors on their lovely affair.
Julie's stylish blue wedding shoes!

Julie and the bridesmaids weren't scared of a little rain! Equipped with umbrellas and fun red rain boots the girls took some photos in the rain at the Pastures of Plenty farm.


The Face Lab was on site doing wedding make up making the bride and bridesmaids look incredible!







Ahh, isn't it true that we are all "better together!"



Julie and Brett 06.12.10!



Farm wedding photos are super fun!



The bridesmaids and groomsmen don't let the rain deter them.

What a stunning bride!















Stay tuned for more fun photos from Julie and Brett's wedding coming soon!
thanks for reading
Colorado Wedding Planner
Calluna Events
xo






Friday, June 11, 2010

Christine & Dan - Spring wedding in Boulder Colorado

Christine & Dan
May 1, 2010
St. Julien Hotel & Spa :: Boulder, CO
Photographs by Beth Photography
Calluna Events wedding season kicked off with a spring wedding on May 1, 2010 at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa. Christine and Dan were such a fun couple while we worked with them long distance to plan their Boulder wedding. Here are some images to enjoy!
The bride and groom saw each other prior to the ceremony at Chautauqua Park where they did photographs with family and wedding party.

The ceremony begins on the lawn at the St. Julien.



Christine was gorgeous in a wedding dress that was handmade by a friend!!




The wedding flowers were created by European Flower Shop a Boulder based wedding florist.






The back of Christine's wedding dress - such lovely detail!









The ring bearer had candy rings atop the ring pillow - so cute!




The bridesmaids bouquets and centerpieces were created by the European Flower Shop.








The cupcakes and wedding cake were by Tee and Cakes, a Boulder Colorado wedding bakery.

Wedding Vendors
Photographer: Beth Photography
Wedding Site :: St. Julien Hotel and Spa
Wedding cake and cupcakes :: Tee and Cakes
Photo Booth :: Booth 66
thanks for reading!
Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner
xoxo


Saturday, June 5, 2010

John Atencio Art of the Proposal Contest


Do you feel that your proposal was particularly inspired or creative? Was there a great photo or video taken of the special moment?

Then submit your story to the John Atencio Art of the Proposal contest for a chance at a $3000 gift card. If your not submitting, then just go online and vote for your favorite story.

Here's the rules:
1. tell your story in 500 words or less.
2. Decide which complements it the best, a photo or a video.

Follow this link for more of the nitty gritty on how to submit, when to submit, or vote for other submissions.

Thanks for reading!
xo
Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ceremony Decor: Add Romantic Lighting To Your Outdoor Wedding!

Light up the evening at your outdoor wedding or reception with this easy DIY project from Martha Stewart weddings.

"The soft light of paper luminaries sets a romantic mood. Two bags, one fitted over the other, form a box. The lanterns, strung on electric Christmas tree lights and hung along branches, are tied with ribbon and sway gently in the evening breeze."

Then, when the evening is over, keep your wedding green by suggesting that your guests each grab a bag in which to carry home wedding favors.

Find directions for this tip and others at: Martha Stewart Weddings.

Thanks for reading!
xo
Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner



Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Compostable Cutlery from Sustainable Party

Go "eco" with your wedding cutler, and save time as well. Check out Sustainable Party for their line of recyclable and compostable dishware. From cups made of corn or sugar cane, to flatware made of potato starch, these pieces will both eliminate the need for washing dishes while still letting you feel good about how you're caring for the environment.
If you're looking for non-disposable dishes, however, there's an equally green option available from Sustainable Party. These plates and bowls are made from steamed fallen leaves. They're highly compostable, but also durable enough to be re-used.

Thanks for reading!
xo
Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner