Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sonia & Mike's intimate and romantic Boulder wedding

Love, love, love is the word that describes working with Sonia and Mike, their vision and the entire process of planning their wedding. In two months we designed and planned their entire wedding from start to finish.  They put the process in our hands and completely trusted us to pull together the wedding of their dreams.

During our initial meeting we always ask our clients to describe their ideal wedding.  Sonia and Mike never wavered as they described a formal, intimate wedding consisting of family, followed by a multi-course dinner, paired with exquisite wines in the privacy of their own home. They wanted the florals and decor to be a focal point and exude a classy, romantic and clean aesthetic. Sonia wanted to be blown away by tiny details and intricacies woven into the day. Self described "foodie's and winos", Sonia and Mike are very serious about great food, impeccable service and unique and outstanding wines. 

Because they love eating at Frasca Food & Wine we initially thought about an in home dinner with Frasca. However, because it was graduation and Mother's Day weekend, Frasca had their hands full with their restaurant. 

Catering by Design was our top choice for a catering company we knew could create a menu up to Sonia and Mike's expectations and pair incredible service with it. We worked with CBD to create two options for a 7-course meal. Minus a few minor changes Sonia and Mike went with our original menu proposal. Not only were they thrilled with the meal during their tasting, they were blown away by the taste and presentation of each course the night of their wedding. 

For Sonia and Mike's decor we worked hand in hand with Fiori Flowers and Event Rents to create the look and feel of their ceremony and reception from the bottom up. We listened to what Sonia wanted and truly felt like we knew what she was looking for. From the floral colors and types, right down to the vessel and placement we worked with Fiori to get Sonia's vision exact! We are so proud to say Sonia and Mike LOVED the decor and it surpassed their expectations. The biggest compliment we can receive is for our client to tell us "you really listened and planned a wedding that was completely us!"

Thoughts from the bride:
     Heather, you were always so calm and willing to help. We never felt that we were on our own during this process. You had it nailed from day one and helped in truly keeping my stress to a minimum, you created our perfect wedding by actually hearing my requests and following through with complete care.  There was never a moment where Mike and I were in doubt of what you had put together. We realize that we were kind of not involved due to our professional lives but we never once worried about the outcome.  It was amazing!!! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED our table and each of the different vessels for the flowers.  So beautiful, creative and just perfect.  When I looked around to see all of the detail mixed with our family and great food/wine I just kept welling up…in a good way!

Event Design and Planning :: Calluna Events
Photography :: West End Photography
Catering :: Catering by Design
Florals :: Fiori Flowers
Custom wedding dress :: Maggie Evans Designs
Rentals :: Event Rents
Paper :: Lou Lou Paperie
Musicians :: Lyric Ensemble

Much love,
Calluna Events :: Colorado Wedding Planner

Friday, May 18, 2012

Four Seasons Winter Wonderland Wedding Package!

The Four Seasons Denver is offering brides and grooms an incredible wedding package!

Much Love,
Colorado Wedding Planner

Colorado engagement session with Luce Photography!

We love this fun Colorado engagement sessions with one our our couples by Luce Photography! Jessica and Derek are getting married in June and we can't wait for their upcoming wedding!

Much Love
Colorado Wedding Planner

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Julia & Yair :: A Jewish wedding in Boulder, Colorado

Lately we've been working with a few couples on planning their Jewish weddings and we started reminiscing about Julia & Yair's wedding at the St. Julien. We realized we never published this wedding on our blog - even though it was recently published in TheKnot! We absolutely loved working with Julia & Yair, their families and friends to create their vision for their day! What a lovely wedding captured by JNelsonPhoto. Enjoy!



Rehearsal: Colorado Mountain Ranch at Gold Hill (Link to help them rebuild) - Colorado Mountain Ranch caught fire the day AFTER Julia & Yair's wedding rehearsal in one of the biggest fires in Boulder County history. 
Photography :: Jenny & Nate from JNelsonPhoto
Ceremony & Reception: The St. Julien Boulder
Wedding Planner: Heather Dwight and Gabriele Sarbaugh of Calluna Events
Dress: Vera Wang from Anna Be
Hair: The talented Andy Mendoza of Andres Alfredo
Florist: Lynn of Brighter Day Floral

Much love!
Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner