Friday, November 30, 2012

Top wedding colors for 2013 - Pantone's Spring Fashion 2013 Color Report

Do you wonder how color trends influence weddings? Take a look at Pantone's Spring 2013 Color report. We are already seeing these colors popping up for next year in our brides' weddings. In fact we spent part of yesterday curating a board on Pinterest with Monaco Blue and Nectarine (AKA Navy and Apricot) or take a look at our Grayed Jade + Poppy Red board (Mint + Poppy).  We love all the fresh new colors popping up in weddings! 

Much love
Calluna Events :: Colorado Wedding Planner

Friday, November 23, 2012

Calluna Events Holiday Gift Guide to Boulder

Looking for a unique holiday gift for your sweetie, loved one or colleague this holiday season? We've complied a list of gifts from our favorite Boulder businesses. We LOVE shopping local where you not only support and put money into your local retailers and local community, but also where you can find lovely local goodies to give to everyone on your gift list. 


18K gold diamond earrings -  $3080.
Looking for something one of a kind to delight your lovely lady? We gush over nearly everything from Boulder based jewelry designer Todd Reed. These 18 karat gold with rose cut diamonds and raw diamond cubes at stunning

The Coloradan Gift Box - $75
Living in Colorado we are already the envy of many. 300 days of sunshine a year, miles of trails to explore, mountains to conquer, and countless close to home escapes. Add a cornucopia of incredible artisanal producers to the mix and its hard to imagine a better place to call home.

Holidays are all about generosity so this holiday season, give a taste of Colorado. Just be careful, with a Colorado experience this sumptuous you might end up with house guests that never leave.

2 Colorado Cheeses
2 Colorado Salami’s
Box of 34 Degree Crackers
Jar of Cured House Jam from the Western Slope
Jar of MM Local Preserved fruit
Bar of Ritual Chocolate

Linus Dutchi 3 city bike - $64
With a nod to the classic Dutch city bikes from which it takes its name, the Linus Dutchi 3 is an ideal vehicle for all your two-wheeled trips. From the office to the grocer, the Dutchi's beautiful steel frame and 3-speed internal drivetrain offer an easy, comfortable ride with an upright position so you can sit up and watch the world cruise by.

Roost Ring - $60.   
Not just a flower shop, Fiori Flowers sells gifts for the home such as candles and plants, as well as stunning jewelry! We adore their best selling roost ring! Hand crafted gold or silver.  Stone colors vary from the lightest of seas greens to the darkest grey. Perfect gifts for every lady in your life!

Carolina Amato cashmere gloves - $135. 
These luxurious leather and cashmere gloves by will keep your hands nice and toasty this winter! Plus Lindsay and Laurel, the sisters behind Two Sole Sisters, always make shopping such as fun experience!

Reclaimed Sterling Silver Ring with Eco - Diamonds $750
We love Angie Star for her handcrafted, custom jewelry for brides and special jewels for bridesmaids gifts. We love the simplicity of this reclaimed sterling silver ring with eco-diamonds! Also comes in silver and gold combined.  


$24.99 The DIY wood photo calendar by Artifact Uprising
This clipboard calendar puts a new spin on an old hat - handcrafted using deadfall beetle-kill pine reclaimed from our Colorado forests. The calendar set includes 12 of your favorite photos printed as monthly sheets.  It's ready to shine on your fridge - with a heavy duty magnet to hold it's weight. Formatted Square to fit your Instagram images perfectly as well.  5.25 x 7.25 


Life Circle Necklace $95
Life Circle Necklaces from our friends at Hot Mama Designs are handmade & one of kind to represent each person's unique life.  Available in Sterling Silver and 14 Karat Gold Options.  Starting at $95. 

Chan Luu Cashmere & Silk Scarves $195, animal prints $238. 
 We have had a long love affair with Chan Luu scarves for their perfect size, weight and their vibe of luxe with a dash of boho. They are made of 70% cashmere, and 30% silk, and measure approximately 62" x 58". Currently available in 10 colors and also animal prints for a bit of an edge. Scarves make great gifts because they always fit, and most women love collecting them.

Buy at Chelsea!  Chelsea is a women's boutique located in Boulder. We love them for their style, attention to detail and down to earth approach to fashion. Free shipping on orders over $75!

Letterpress Greeting Cards - $35. Be prepared for any occasion with a set of 8 letterpress greeting cards, printed on tree-free & recycled papers. Comes in a beautiful letterpress wrap for easy gift giving. 

For those that want a little taste of Frasca.  Red Pepper Jelly $7
 Chef Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson was first introduced to his grandmother’s Red Pepper Jelly as a child in Toronto, Ontario.  It didn’t take long for this condiment to become their household staple as the perfect accompaniment to cheese, pork, and poultry, in addition to nearly every type of sandwich. At Frasca Food and Wine, Red Pepper Jelly has become a signature garnish for each cheese plate, as well as the favorite condiment for everything from roasted meats to breadsticks.  Lachlan is excited about the opportunity for his guests to recreate a bit of the Mackinnon family history at home. 

And for those that want a big taste of Frasca...


$49 - One month of yoga (holiday membership special) My new favorite place to do yoga in Boulder! Give a gift of yoga and better health!

Flowers of the month - Starts at $225 for 3 months
Brighten her year!   A gift she will always remember is a Flower Club Membership with Brighter Day Floral Design. Your Flower Club Membership Certificate will arrive wrapped in a box ready to put under your tree.  Your loved one will receive a delightful, seasonal floral design every month delivered to her door in a special vase she will love and want to keep.  Each floral design will come with a detailed description of the flowers, their meaning and their unique history.  Give a 3 month membership for $225, a 6 month membership for $425 or 1 year membership for $850.   (Above prices include delivery, but not sales tax.) Visit to order the gift of a Flower Club membership on-line.  Questions: 303-668-3923

Do your loved ones need a little pampering? Advanced Aesthetics is our favorite place to go for facials, skin care and for a little R&R! But we really wanted to showcase two of their items which are great for stocking stuffers or gifts for co-workers or friends. 

Manicure - $32. Who doesn't need a manicure during the winter months?  Includes aromatherapy soak, file, expert attention to cuticles, massage and flawless polish! Sign me up right now!

Heated Eyelash Curler - $20.   Say Goodbye to the crimping and pinching caused by traditional lash curlers. This sleek, safe, and gentle heating wand is essential to enhance the appearance of your lashes. Designed to be used after mascara application, this curler gently warms lashes to deliver long lasting curl. You can now achieve the maximum curl without damaging your eyelashes for a beautiful & polished look.

Happiest of Holidays!
Calluna Events 
Colorado Wedding Planner + Stylist

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from Calluna Events

As we finish our 9th season in business we are reflecting on all that we are grateful for! We are humbled each time a bride or groom chooses us to create an event that reflects them, grateful for the vendors who send clients our way and who inspire incredible things with us. We are thankful for all the wedding professionals we have the privilege of meeting and working with. We are inspired everyday to learn more, create lovely things and continue to provide the highest level of service our clients have come to expect from us. As we enter our 10th year we are so thankful for everyone around us who enables us to do what we love! Happy Thanksgiving! 

Happy Thanksgiving illustration from our incredibly talented new friend Lana of LanaShop. Please take a look at Lana's lovely work for weddings, showers, events and holidays. 

Happy Thanksgiving from the entire team at Calluna Events!
Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner + Stylist

Monday, November 19, 2012

Frogbelly Farm wedding :: Julie + Paul's wedding video

Julie + Paul
Frogbelly Farm Wedding :: Boulder, CO

Love, love, love is what comes to mind when I think of Julie + Paul's wedding at Frogbelly Farm this summer. Beautiful and full of incredible details and touches. Please enjoy the teaser wedding video from the geniuses at Mackler Studios! We can't wait to share the images with you, also from Mackler Studios!

Julie + Paul from Mackler Studios on Vimeo.

Friday, November 16, 2012

DIY Thanksgiving hostess gift {Part 2}

 Part 2 of our DIY Thanksgiving is a hostess gift or centerpiece from Brighter Day Floral Design, one of our favorite Boulder florists. Give a brighter day & show your gratitude this Thanksgiving with this DIY hostess gift that you can easily make! If you're not the DIY type just call Brighter Day or your local florist and have them make this lovely gift for you!

This fall flower arrangement can be quickly & easily assembled and is unique & stylish.
The flowers and vase can be found at local grocery stores such as Whole Foods, or from local florist.

Start with 1 bunch of fall colored tulips (10 stems), 6-7 stems of green wheat
and some seasonal berries (we used privet berries, but any berries will work)
and a clear rectangular vase filled with cool water.

Remove the lower leaves on the tulip stems and scrape with a knife until the stems are smooth. Rinse off any dirt or sand.

Place the tulips in the vase, one by one, with the stems all in the same diagonal direction.

Add the green wheat for texture, stem by stem, intermixed with the tulips

Lastly add the berries, tucked low at the top of the vase on the opposite
side from the tulips…and voila, you are a floral designer!

Thank you to Brighter Day Floral for providing this easy and beautiful DIY hostess gift design, as well as the information and images. 

Brighter Day Floral Design is located in Boulder Colorado and is very thankful for their
loyal customers, wonderful brides & local weekly accounts! 



Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea {Part 1}

This time next week we'll be decorating our Thanksgiving tables, ready to enjoy dinner with family and friends. I'm always looking for something a little different to use as a centerpiece and anything I can find around the house is even better! 

Lasercuts are all the trend for events next year, everything from invitations, to candles,  so we thought we'd try to replicate a fantastic one we saw from Thanks to Calluna Events Assistant Natalie Brown for helping with this little craft project. Enjoy!

Our take on a lasercut candle for your Thanksgiving table. Cluster 3-5 of these around the center of your table to create a lovely simple centerpiece.

Start with a plain glass cylinder:

Find a cut out or stencil:

We used craft wrapping paper I already had in the house to cut the stencil onto:

Add a candle or LED, cluster with a few of these in different shapes and sizes and you have a nice DIY centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table!

Our muse:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Calluna Events
Colorado Wedding Planner + Stylist

Planet Bluegrass wedding :: Penelope + Christopher

Penelope + Christopher
Planet Bluegrass :: Lyons, Colorado
Photography by Recherche Photography

Penelope & Christopher met when Penelope was travelling around the country on her own. It was serendipity, meant to be and a perfect match from day one. Penelope and Christopher’s wedding at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado was full of fun and livery. They are as authentic, down to earth and as real as they come. I loved worked with Penelope on her vision for the day! The details were completely personal; exuding handmade craftsmanship. Penelope ordered handmade signs on Etsy, a vendor we've used for other weddings.  The stunning wedding bands were custom made by Todd Reed.  

Vibrant wildflower arrangements by eco-friendly Boulder Blooms spilled out across tables. The hot summer sun beat down on us as guests played outdoor games and Kort McCumber and his sister, Beth Wilberger, sang their way into our hearts. Tables were lined with lovely summer pies by Shamane’s Bakeshoppe. Enjoy these images captured by the ever so lovely Regina Mountjoy of Recherche Photography!

Wedding vendors

Wedding Planner :: Calluna Events
Photographer :: Recherche Photography
Location :: Planet Bluegrass
Caterer :: A Spice of Life Catering
Flowers :: Boulder Blooms
Pies :: Shamane's Bakeshoppe
Rings :: Todd Reed
Stationery :: The Envelope Please
Wooden Signs :: Etsy
ceremony + cocktail hour musicians :: Kort McCumber + Beth Wilberger
Band :: Moses Jones Band


Thursday, November 15, 2012

South African inspired Boulder wedding :: Tara + Pieter

Neil from 303Motion has done it again and produced an incredible moment in time from Tara + Pieter's South African inspired wedding in Boulder, Colorado. We love working with Neil...he has such a laid back and unobtrusive style and his cinematography reflects that. You feel like a fly on a the wall watching all the lovely events and intimate moments unfold. Stay tuned for the wedding images coming soon from Jason + Gina Photographers.

Tara & Pieter: Boulder, CO from 303Motion on Vimeo.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Alternative Wedding Photography Applications

            The photos taken at your wedding are one of the only physical things that can bring back that tingly and magical feeling from your wedding day, other than looking into the eyes of your significant other of course! Profession photographers capture all of those emotions so beautifully; however, sometimes it is your guests who snap those funny memories of Aunt Gilda giving her toast or an intimate candid photo of the bride and groom.  Among all of the technology and apps monopolizing people’s attention daily there are apps that are made to ensure that you can get ever picture taken from your wedding!  Apps available to download and businesses such as Wedding Snap, Wedit, and Capsule help the bride and groom gain access to the hundreds of pictures that your guests snap throughout the beautiful event.

            Applications to download on your phone such a Wedding Snap and Capsule allow for the bride and groom to have instant access to any photograph taken by guests on their smartphone when the guest downloads the application.  Lets be honest, there is so much going on at weddings and although the photographer that you hire will do an outstanding job of capturing those special moments, your guests often provide different angles and access to those precious “behind the scene” moments.  After you sign up and pay for this relatively inexpensive service, all your guests have to do is download the app and insert your wedding’s code and all of the photos they take at the wedding in the app will automatically download to the website assigned to you. If you’re an Instagramer, then you will appreciate Capusule’s feature where your wedding photos can be posted through Instagram using your wedding’s hashtag. Is grandma still not on board with the whole smartphone trend, fear not! These two apps also have an option for guests to download photos directly from their digital camera onto your website so that you can see how your wedding was through everyone’s eyes! These apps can also be awesome for capturing those embarrassing bachelorette moments and heart felt moments from the bridal shower as well when a photographer may not be present!

Wedit is another unique service that can either be in addition to your videographer or can replace them all together depending on how you want to remember your wedding.  Wedit’s service will send you five HD pocket video cameras that you can hand out to various guests.  Throughout the various festivities your guests can film anything from those romantic and heart felt moments to the crazy shenanigans that will be sure to bring laughter to anyone who watches them. After the wedding, all you have to do is send it back and they will send the footage back for you and even edit it for an additional charge. 

When looking back on one of the best days of your life, the photos that were captured will forever portray those special emotions and memories.  We love how these apps and services are another way to relive that special day through the eyes of your guests!

Much love
Colorado Wedding Planner + Stylist