More happy clients

Our daughter’s beautiful wedding took place last weekend at the Vail Wedding Deck and Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Colorado. As you might imagine with two venues, the logistics were a bit tricky, and the weather made it even more complicated. Fortunately for us, we had Heather Dwight leading the team from Calluna Events. Heather, Gabbie and Spice flawlessly pulled everything together. These ladies are true pros at what they do. They kept everyone on track beginning the night before at the rehearsal and continuing through the day of the wedding. They were masters at coordinating all the vendors and kept the reception flowing while remaining unobtrusive in the background. Well done, ladies! Thank you so, so much. It was a great experience and I only wish I had another daughter so together we could do this all over again! – Patrice

Patrice – Mother of the Bride

We would hire Calluna again in a heartbeat. Beyond recommending the best vendors and being terrific to work with, they gave us the greatest gift — we were able to completely enjoy our wedding day. They listened to us so well throughout the planning process that when our wedding weekend arrived, they took over all of the planning and logistics and allowed us to be fully present with each other, our family, and our friends. Not only were we happily and totally immersed in the celebration, but Calluna did such a fabulous job bringing our wedding vision to life. If any hiccups happened behind the scenes, we had no idea! It was the perfect wedding for us, and it certainly wouldn’t have been the same without Heather and the Calluna team. Molly & Nick

Molly & Nick – Calluna couple

Here I am today still thinking the same grateful thoughts. Thank you SO much for all you did to organize them and inspire them and serve them. It was one of my favorite weddings and you did an amazing job. I’m so glad I got to know you just a bit because I will be able to pass your name along to friends who need help. You have a lovely combination of grace and skill. I’m sure you’re busy every day this summer putting those gifts to good use!

Fondly and gratefully, Jayne

Jayne D. – wedding coordinator First Presbetryian Church

I’m a cinematographer with K Hodge Films. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Heather and her staff a number of times since 2011. From a vendor’s perspective, things couldn’t be run smoother. Everyone is well informed of everything going on and any issues or bumps in the road that come up are dealt with in a professional and respectful manner. My very first time working with Heather was for a wedding that ended up taking place less than 24 hours after my first born daughter came into this world. I was ecstatic and happy and also very much not wanting to leave my wife and newborn baby girl in the hospital. I called Heather and explained the situation and she was incredibly calm with me. This could’ve gone any number of ways… especially a private phone conversation happening behind the scenes. She could have yelled, she could have cursed at me, she could have done any number of things… but Heather was as cool as a cucumber and helped figure out the situation. I ended up still shooting the wedding obviously and it ended up being one of our best films from that year. When you’re planning a wedding, all of the vendors have to be willing to work together as a team and from what I’ve seen, Heather and her team are the glue that keep everyone working together with the common goal of providing amazing service and support to the people who matter the most, the couple.

Kyle Hodge – Owner KHodge Films

Hiring Heather and Calluna events to plan our wedding was truly a great decision! We planned our wedding in just three months, and although there are more moving parts than we ever could have imagined, with Heather’s knowledge, guidance, and confidence, it was actually a relatively stress free and fun process! The week of our wedding, we had a very unexpected weather change, and were completely panicked that our vision of a beautiful “Fall” wedding would, all of a sudden, not be a possibility. BUT, Heather and her team remained calm, rallied (BIG TIME) together with all of our vendors, and were able to stay completely true to our vision! We put our trust into her to make our day as incredible as we had dreamed, despite some pretty big obstacles, and we were were NOT disappointed! In fact, our wedding was even better than we imagined, and we would not do it any differently. Thank you Calluna!

Donna R. – Calluna bride

I have worked with Calluna Events and Heather on many events. I have nothing but respect for her and her team. They are simply amazing and always make us look great by association! I would recommend Calluna to anyone getting married! I look forward to many more successful events in the future.

Hosea Rosenburg – Owner Blackbelly Catering

Heather and her team at Calluna Events are consummate professionals and true talents. As a fellow wedding industry professional who has worked with them on countless events, I have seen first-hand the amount of dedication and hard work they put into each and every event. From the immense orchestration that goes on behind the scenes, to the unique creative vision they bring to the table, to the seamless execution of their clients’ dreams… Calluna Events is among the best of the best and I trust them wholeheartedly with my clients’ weddings. More than that, I also trusted them with my own wedding! As a past bride of Calluna Events, I can tell you there is absolutely no one else I would have rather had by my side on my wedding day. 5/5 stars doesn’t seem adequate!

Tess Pace – past Calluna bride and owner of Tess Pace Photography

Fantastic Event Company. I’ve been in the event business in CO for 10 years providing Valet and Parking Lot management for all sorts of venues. I met Heather a few years back and I have provided parking services for Heather and Jolene’s Events several times.Heather and Jolene are Top Notch people. They both truly understand “what” it takes to plan an event and work closely with all parties to accomplish the end goal. As a vendor, this makes my job (greeting and parking the cars) seamless, which in turn makes the guest experience much better. I highly recommend Calluna Events.

Ryan W – vendor

Writing this review is a lot more difficult than imagined – I could literally list hundreds of reasons why Calluna Events and Heather Dwight are so amazing. Put as concisely as possible, it cannot be easy to take a couple’s vision and make it real, but that is exactly what Calluna did. Heather knows all the best vendors, has fabulous taste & is incredibly organized.Heather & her team ran everything the day of the wedding. Not having to deal with one issue or oversee the set-up of the tent, dinner, flowers, ceremony, or reception cannot be valued. Everyone hears the day of horror stories – this doesn’t happen with Calluna.The whole experience was perfect. We loved Heather and knew that she truly cared about the wedding. We could not have asked for anything more.

Page – Calluna bride

We have nothing but positive things to say about all of the talented individuals that make up the team at Calluna Events! Calluna saw something in us as a very young company and took a leap of faith bringing us into some of their events, and we couldn’t be more grateful! As film makers, so much of our success in a documentary shoot stems from a lot of organization upfront, a beautiful setting, and authentic emotions. Calluna does such a fantastic job organizing every detail prior to a wedding, that all of the events we have worked with them have flowed seamlessly. This attention to detail blends into creating a stunning setting for each event, backdrops that any hollywood set dresser would be envious to be associated with. And both of those attributes let the couples they work with feel completely relaxed throughout their celebration, which lets them enjoy one another’s company, as well as the company of their friends.

Matthew – Forget Me Knot Media

The women of Calluna Events are professional, passionate and completely invested in what they do. I design wedding invitations and have worked with Calluna Events and their clients many times. I always love collaborating with them and would very highly recommend the company to anyone. They are creative, friendly and accommodating – both to their vendors and their clients. Wonderful women!

Elizabeth W. – Owner Sweet Letterpress

As the owner of Plum Sage Flowers, I have had the pleasure of working with Heather and her talented team for over ten years in the Colorado wedding market. Heather and I started our businesses at approximately the same time and have both substantially grown to accommodate a high end clientele and extremely high level of service and integrity. I value every lead that comes from Calluna Events as I know they will be an ideal fit and a client that we are excited to service with five star work. Heather is always professional, well spoken, well mannered, well put together and pleasant. She is prompt, organized and has a wonderful temperament that is always an asset during wedding set-up and execution. I highly recommend Calluna Events to any individual looking for assistance in planning a special event.

Erin H. – Owner Plum Sage Flowers

Heather Dwight & Calluna Events are the best in the industry, and it’s for reasons far past the usual suspects- she is, of course, as organized, diligent and professional as you would expect. Her enthusiasm, resourcefulness, and creativity and are also top notch. While Heather embodies every single one of the attributes necessary for a industry-leading Event Planner, it’s her attitude that truly propels her beyond many people I encounter in *any profession*. For example, Heather’s tire blew out the day of my event. While she was in the midst of setting up the venue. During a massive snowstorm. Without blinking an eye, she made it clear this was as insignificant a setback as breaking a nail. With Heather, she ensures the show goes on with remarkable aplomb, poise, and positivity. I’d known of her great reputation before we worked together and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.

Liz F – Calluna client

Calluna Events was extremely helpful and professional. It was such a relief knowing they were in charge of everything on the wedding day. The whole day from start to finish could not have gone smoother. Great knowledge/relationships with Colorado wedding vendors and great style! They staff was so friendly and experienced. I highly recommend using Calluna Events for all of your Colorado wedding needs!

 

Christine S – Calluna bride

I was first introduced to Gabbie with Calluna Events at a friend’s wedding and was immediately impressed with her organization and composure. When I got engaged a few months later and starting planning my own wedding I contacted Gabbie to see if she could help me on my BIG DAY. She worked with me to create a tailored service that met my weddings needs. She put together a week of schedule – including a VERY detailed wedding day timeline, followed up with my other vendors, attended catering meetings, helped plan the reception lay-out, hung decorations, ran errands the day of, and kept us all in order on the BIG DAY. I had piece of mind with her at the wheel. Calluna Events is worth it for any bride to be.

Catherine V – Calluna bride

Heather and the Calluna Events team were top-notch to work with. As the groom, my role was less hands on at first, but as the big day neared I was impressed with how well-coordinated, stress-free, and drama-free Heather and her team made everything. Several people have mentioned this in their own reviews, and I have to absolutely agree: Heather exudes calm professionalism. This is perhaps her single greatest trait–most planners we spoke to were a little over the top and too high strung for our personalities. Heather was the perfect fit for us. She simply got things done–lined up vendors for consideration, facilitated decisions, organized event details, etc–in a timely and thorough manner without any stress or drama. I appreciated how at ease Heather and the Calluna Events team made our whole wedding party. Every question had been anticipated and addressed. All contingencies and “Plan Bs” and even “Plan Cs” had also been thought out. In short, Calluna Events made it easy to enjoy the weekend without worrying about the chaotic behind-the-scenes logistics that come with every wedding. I think the thing that speaks best for Heather and her team is the high regard that every single vendor has for Calluna Events. Every single vendor we spoke to (including those we ultimately didn’t select for the weekend) had nothing but great things to say about working with Calluna. The most common sentiment we heard was: “Heather is hands down the best in Colorado”. My new wife and I fully agree. Thank you Heather and Calluna Events team!

 

A Grooms Perspective – Tyler J.

Calluna events could not have been more helpful in getting us ready for our big day. They helped make sure we crossed every T and dotted every I with the right details that we might have missed. They were conscientious of our budget and understood what we were trying to achieve. With their great experience they were able to offer us many great ideas on how to schedule the day, who we might need to talk to in preparation, how we might want to decorate…overall they know this business inside and out and made it feel as natural and special as it should be. We highly recommend them as they will listen to your needs and help you achieve what you set out to in making your wedding very much your own.

Meredith + Johs – Calluna couple

I would highly recommend hiring Calluna for wedding planning in the CO area. Our planner helped coordinated vendors, and was especially helpfule when we were having trouble gettting in touch with specific vendors to resolve issues. Our planner was especially helpful on the day of, making sure that small problems were taken care of quickly and without stress. We couldn’t have done it without them!

Geri and Mike

I knew choosing my wedding planner would be one of the most important decisions I would need to make throughout the planning process. I spent weeks reading blogs, websites, testimonials, magazines and I kept seeing “Calluna Events” everywhere. We all do it–spend hours looking at wedding pictures of complete strangers for inspiration–and the weddings I found most inspiring were always credited to Heather. From our very first introductory call to our day after brunch Heather was outstanding; she is an excellent listener and works magic translating your ideas (however fuzzy) into beautiful, integrated settings that reflect your personality and make your guests feel special and ready to celebrate. I am a laid back person myself, so I apprecaited that Heather wasn’t overly precious or excitable. She has a very pragmatic and organized approach, which kept me calm and focused on the important things. I knew she would be there when I needed her, but she was never heavy-handed or a distraction. Our wedding was above and beyond what I ever could have imagined. The vendors that Heather helped us select were amazing and a perfect fit for our style. Several of them told me that I had chosen the ‘the best planner in Colorado.’ This was completely unsolicited and Heather would never say this about herself because she is far too humble. Now I can say without a doubt: SHE IS THE BEST! The number one advice I would give to couples planning their wedding is to make sure it reflects the two of you as a couple; your favorite hobbies, style, colors, food, etc. This will make the planning process fun and your guests will recognize and appreciate the personal touches immediately. I never once felt like Heather was trying to push me towards a ‘cookie-cutter’ wedding; she helped us create something unique and perfectly ‘us’ with memories and stories we will be sharing for years to come.

Maris + Tyler

Heather is AMAZING! My husband and I had the daunting task of planning a Colorado Mountain Wedding from Florida, so hiring a planner was a no-brainer for us. I had read incredible reviews of Heather and her team at Calluna and was eager to meet her. We were instantly drawn to her calm demeanor and immaculate style and hired her right away. Heather has so much experience we knew that any crazy obstacle that popped up along the way we would be in good hands. Every vendor she recommended was a perfect fit for us, and she orchestrated them in an amazing graceful way. The team of vendors we ended up with was absolutely incredible and Heather has made a great name for herself in the Boulder events community. She works with absolutely the best people around! She listened to everything we had to say about what we envisioned, helped us keep it realistic in terms of our budget, and gave us a super detailed comprehensive timeline catered to us. She provided an outline for a beautiful non-denominational ceremony which we were able to use and tweak to match to our own personal vision. She helped us collaborate with our florist and baker to create something wonderful from barely an idea to start with. The week and especially the day of our wedding she was phenomenal! From last minute linen changes, to orchestrating a perfect rehearsal. She worked so hard behind the scenes and created such a beautiful wedding working with all of our vendors. When I walked in the reception space I was blown away! She took what I had to say and created a fairy tale. The only thing I had to worry about was getting myself pretty. I even forgot to take my vows off my cell phone 30 minutes before the ceremony she found a way to print them out for me without batting an eye. She was perfectly supportive, never pushy. It was all about us, and I can’t thank her enough. Heather is a lovely, wonderful person, and the best at what she does! I loved every minute of the planning experience thanks to her.

Jandee & BJ – Calluna couple

Heather,

I’ve just been looking at the amazing pictures James took of Jessica’s and Jeff’s wedding and reliving every second of the journey.  There are so many things that I want to thank you for that an email just doesn’t seem sufficient.

Thank you for taking me aside Saturday and telling me to relax and leave everything to you.  That from that moment on, I was a guest.  Thank you for telling me to take a moment, step aside and take it all in.  I hope that this is something that you routinely tell the mother of the bride because it was absolutely the best advice I could have received.  It was a whirlwind of a weekend and I don’t think I could have locked those memories in my mind without those words.  I have a clear picture of the ceremony — hearing “Somewhere in Time” played as Brent and I walked down the aisle, watching Jessica approach with her dad, hearing Richard’s words and seeing how Jeff looked into Jessica’s eyes.  Having that moment to see the Gold Room before it came alive with people was something that I would not have thought of.  It was so special and was as beautiful as Jessica imagined it would be.  Every detail was captured.

Everyone was so happy at the cocktail party — I can still see the faces of our family and friends and when they entered the Gold Room, everyone was in awe of the way the room glowed and began moving to the sound of the band.  These are only a few of the moments that I will never forget.  But what I remember most was how happy Jessica and Jeff looked throughout the evening. 

Over the last couple of weeks, so many people have asked me how the wedding went and the only word I can use to describe it is “perfect”.  I can’t think of a word that better describes the event and my personal experience.  I hardly saw you or Gabby during the event but know you were working invisibly behind the scenes to make sure every detail was handled to perfection.  If there were any hiccups along the way, I wasn’t aware of them.  You and Gabbie pulled off a seamless event and made sure that everyone had the time of their lives. 

I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for us.  You are just fabulous and I am thankful that you and Jessica are friends.

Warmly,

Merrily

Merrily – Mother of the bride

Calluna was the perfect fit for us as a day-of coordinator. I wasn’t sure if I really needed one, but after my amazingly stress-free wedding day – I couldn’t imagine my big day without them there.

Gabbie was my go-to gal and was etremely prompt in answering all of my questions by email or phone and totally made sure that I was on track with all of my vendors. She even made some amazing local vendor recommendations and provided me with advice along the way to make sure I felt comfortable with all of my decisions.

Hiring them was the best decision I made during my planning process and I couldn’t have been happier with the way everything turned out. Love, love, love Calluna!

Melissa, bride

I don’t know what I would have done without Calluna Events. I personally worked with Heather and really appreciated her calm, steady approach compared to my crazed, “i-don’t-know-what-to-do!!” approach to wedding planning. She really helped me think through everything and made sure the wedding day went by without any hiccups. I had great peace-of-mind leading up to and on my wedding day knowing Heather and Calluna Events was there. I highly recommend a wedding planner if you want to enjoy your wedding day and even more highly recommend Calluna Events as the wedding planner you should hire. – Breanna Doll – owner of anna bé bridal, denver, co

Breanna, Calluna bride + Owner of Anna Be Bridal

A huge and heart-felt “thank you” to Calluna Events for everything they did — all substitutions identified (and negotiated), all details attended to, all arm twisting required, all seemingly seamless — to make the wedding not only happen, but be a stellar three days of events. Heather and staff were amazing! Our family and friends keep trying to give Emma & I the credit for the magic and we both have said hundreds of times — no-no, not us — Heather was the magician!

Everything was perfect. Perhaps it did not go as planned due to the catastrophic rains & flooding, but it went beautifully, smoothly, gracefully, joyously, and was every bit the event, the memorable event, that Emma & Patrick hoped for. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Cody, Mother of the bride

Heather is AMAZING! My husband and I had the daunting task of planning a Colorado Mountain Wedding from Florida, so hiring a planner was a no-brainer for us. I had read incredible reviews of Heather and her team at Calluna and was eager to meet her. We were instantly drawn to her calm demeanor and immaculate style and hired her right away. Heather has so much experience we knew that any crazy obstacle that popped up along the way we would be in good hands.
Every vendor she recommended was a perfect fit for us, and she orchestrated them in an amazing graceful way. The team of vendors we ended up with was absolutely incredible and Heather has made a great name for herself in the Boulder events community. She works with absolutely the best people around! She listened to everything we had to say about what we envisioned, helped us keep it realistic in terms of our budget, and gave us a super detailed comprehensive timeline catered to us. She provided an outline for a beautiful non-denominational ceremony which we were able to use and tweak to match to our own personal vision. She helped us collaborate with our florist and baker to create something wonderful from barely an idea to start with.
The week and especially the day of our wedding she was phenomenal! From last minute linen changes, to orchestrating a perfect rehearsal. She worked so hard behind the scenes and created such a beautiful wedding working with all of our vendors. When I walked in the reception space I was blown away! She took what I had to say and created a fairy tale. The only thing I had to worry about was getting myself pretty. I even forgot to take my vows off my cell phone 30 minutes before the ceremony she found a way to print them out for me without batting an eye. She was perfectly supportive, never pushy. It was all about us, and I can’t thank her enough. Heather is a lovely, wonderful person, and the best at what she does! I loved every minute of the planning experience thanks to her.

Jandee & BJ, Calluna bride and groom

Just a few reasons why our wedding planner, Heather Dwight, is a rock star.

I wasn’t one of those little girls who dreamed about her wedding. I didn’t have a color scheme or flowers or even a dress style already picked out at age seven, thirteen, or twenty-five. But after my now husband proposed, I will admit that I definitely had a blast planning our “perfect wedding.” We knew we wanted it to be outdoors, so we found a venue on the bank of the St. Vrain River, with red rock cliffs behind us and large grassy fields to play lawn games on during the cocktail hour. We knew we wanted the music and the food to be what our guests remembered, so we called upon our cousin’s band to play the night away and hired an incredible chef to cater a scrumptious meal, including a late night snack of grilled cheese sandwiches and a tomato soup shooter.  We knew we wanted our ceremony to be short and sweet so we wrote our own vows, had our best friend officiate, and had our brothers do readings. Finally, we knew we did not want a “traditional” wedding. I refused to wear white (my slate grey/blue dress by Tara LaTour was to die for!), there were no bridesmaids or groomsmen standing with us as we declared our love for each other, and there certainly was no garter removing, bouquet throwing, cake in the face, or receiving lines.

All of these elements were easy to envision all on our own. However, planning them, and every other beautiful detail, could never have been done without the help of our amazing wedding planner, Heather Dwight, and her team at Calluna Events. From the very beginning, Heather really listened to what we wanted and helped us bring our dreams to life. She introduced us to the most talented vendors, most of whom we fell in love with upon our first meeting – we hardly ever had to meet with a second option – probably because she took the time to learn exactly what we were looking for and then connected us with the people who were most likely to embody our vision.  She was extremely attentive to our needs and responsive to all sorts of crazy inquires and ideas. Most of all, Heather was the epitome of a true professional – she was extremely well organized and maintained grace and poise at all times. And she was all of that even before the 1,000-year flood hit Colorado’s front range the week of our wedding.

On the Thursday morning before our Saturday wedding, we woke up to the news that our venue in Lyons, Colorado was under eight feet of water. The town was completely inaccessible and would ultimately have to be evacuated by the National Guard.  Now, obviously, we had made a “rain plan” for our outdoor wedding, but there was no way we could have been prepared with a “flood plan.” All of a sudden, we had to come up with a completely new wedding in just two days. While my fiancé and I hosted family and friends from out of town and tried to keep on a brave face, Heather managed to do just that. She found us a new venue, she reorganized every time line, reached out to every vendor, and designed a new layout using some of the décor we had rented for our original wedding. She even managed to get the new venue, a hotel in Boulder, to let us bring in our own caterer and wine, which they had never done before and will likely never do again. Not only did Heather plan a new ceremony and reception in two days, she also planned an entirely new rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch (neither of which she was contractually accountable for planning) because both of the original locations were flooded. And, I’ll say it again, she maintained grace and poise at all times.

So, as it turned out, my husband and I did not have exactly the wedding that we spent almost a year planning. But, on a weekend where thousands of people were dealing with the devastating consequences of a fatal flood, we felt lucky to have a wedding at all, let alone a totally enchanting, incredibly fun, and seamlessly planned (in two days!) wedding. And it never would have happened without the assistance and skill of Colorado’s premier wedding planner, Heather Dwight.

Emma + Patrick

“It takes a lot of precision, endless dedicated hours, and a great sense of style to coordinate an amazing wedding or event. Calluna Events has been doing just that for 10 years. In my 17 years as a caterer, I’ve never had a greater privilege than to work with Heather and her team. They have that unique talent for making you feel like your day is without question the single most important day. Their attention to ‘you’ is un- matched in the wedding and event world. I’m always honored to be able to work on a Calluna Events party because I know it’s going to be remarkable and done the right way.”

Cade Nagy, Catering By Design (Chef, Owner, Creative Director)

“You plan and you plan and then the big day arrives. It was so wonderful to know that all of the details we had worked so hard on for our wedding day were being taken care of by Heather. She was professional, organized and had a complete get it done attitude. The best part was that she was so connected with our goals for our wedding, she cared about our sentiment and how that was communicated throughout our amazing day! She started as our Wedding Day Coordinator and now she’s our friend.”

Kathleen & Bob Burgin

“The Calluna Events team played a huge part in making my wedding day a successful and memorable day. The most valuable service they gave to me was having them in charge on the day of the wedding. My mountain top location offered up some challenges for my florist. The only options were by gondola or truck. When the truck rolled over during transport, Heather and her team where there to manage everything. They worked to get all the flowers up the mountain, in places, and the ceremony started with only a 30 min delay. The best part was that I had no idea that anything had happened. It was exactly why I hired a wedding planner to begin with. I would highly recommend Heather and her team for your wedding!”

Katie, bride

“Heather was without a doubt the most important person we had for my daughter’s wedding. Not only was she efficient, enthusiastic, thorough, tough when needed but always gracious, she was a friend that we felt we could talk to about anything – good and bad. As a florist myself I never understood the true value of a event planner – because I never was involved with one that was of Heather’s caliber. If I had to do anything of this nature again, I would beg her to be my right hand man. She is essential to your wedding, trust me!!!”

Missy Fisher, Mother of the bride

“Heather is an amazing wedding planner and I am so glad she was able to assist us with our wedding! She had previously worked with our caterer and wedding venue and was able to provide valuable feedback and suggestions on our schedule of events based on her knowledge. She made sure everything went as planned and made it so easy for us to just be able to enjoy the day. Any time we needed anything she was there for us and really put a lot of energy into making sure our day went as planned. I don’t think our wedding would have gone so smoothly and beautifully without Heather. Thank you Heather for making our wedding so perfect!!!”

Moneka, Calluna Events bride

“I can’t endorse Calluna Events enough; because of them, I had the wedding of my dreams. My husband and I both love Boulder Colorado and wanted to be married there. We live in Louisiana and would not be back in Boulder until the week of our wedding, so we had a planning challenge on our hands. We also wanted a small and intimate wedding. We did not need full service wedding planning services- just assistance on an as-needed basis. Calluna Events was just what we needed. To them our little 20 person affair was just as important as a large 200+ guest wedding. I was connected with top-notch vendors and was provided with the best planner with whom I could discuss ideas. Spice Jones at Calluna was gem. She was responsive, knowledgeable, sweet, professional and a lot more. What I most enjoyed was HER! I felt like I had known her for years. Brides, please do yourselves a favor and call the gals at Calluna ASAP!”

Connie

“Calluna was the perfect fit for us as a day-of coordinator. I wasn’t sure if I really needed one, but after my amazingly stress-free wedding day – I couldn’t imagine my big day without them there. Gabbie was my go-to gal and was extremely prompt in answering all of my questions by email or phone and totally made sure that I was on track with all of my vendors. She even made some amazing local vendor recommendations and provided me with advice along the way to make sure I felt comfortable with all of my decisions. Hiring them was the best decision I made during my planning process and I couldn’t have been happier with the way everything turned out. Love, love, love Calluna!”

Melissa, Calluna Events bride

“Our family was flying in for Mike’s sons college graduation and we figured since everyone was going to be in town we mind as well get married…after seven years. I had looked online for “Boulder weddings” and came across Calluna Events. After browsing I realized that Heather and her team were not your normal, cookie cutter wedding planning company. Our vision was not anything big, we just wanted what means most to us…our incredible family and really good food and wine. In two months (!) Calluna did an amazing job creating the intimate and romantic wedding of our dreams! Mike loved working with Heather for our food and wine and I had a vision about my dress, the decor and the personalization I wanted for each guest to have. Mike and I are both very busy people and we left pretty much everything up to Heather and Calluna and they nailed it. We cannot speak highly enough about our wedding and all that Calluna has done. Heather was the epitome of professionalism and perfection — the woman has found her calling! Our Calluna experience was amazing, beautiful and just perfect!”

Sonia & Mike

“Heather at Calluna Events is the best wedding planner we have EVER worked with! We have been in business since 1999 and have played at 100s of weddings and SHE IS THE BEST. She is very organized, detail oriented and professional in every way. AND FRIENDLY! She puts everyone at ease. As every vendor knows, ceremonies can be stressful to say the least. Heather has a way of making everyone feel more calm and therefore everyone enjoys the wedding more, vendors, guests, brides, and grooms alike.”

Deb Corisis – Razumousky Quartet

“Heather’s calm presence is irreplaceable – from beginning to end it gave us a sense of calm about the entire planning process. I also really appreciated the vendor contacts; it took away the overwhelming aspect of searching for just the right vendors and made it fun! We LOVED all our vendors!!!”

Penelope Powell

“Heather was a dream come true. My wedding was absolutely perfect and went so smoothly thanks to her. I don’t know how she does it but man is she worth it.”

Emily & James Pieper

“We cannot imagine planning our wedding without Heather!! Her insight, professionalism, and calm presence always made the planning seem easy. From the very beginning, she thought of the details that we never would have, and clearly surpassed all of our expectations along the way. Heather helped us realize the vision that we had for our day, and kept us on track while we were planning from the East Coast. If we had to plan it a million times over, we wouldn’t have anyone else but Heather!!”

Marlaine & Andrew Olinick

“Choosing to work with Heather was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. Her calm confidence, warmth and experience made the day so relaxing and enjoyable. Heather patiently fielded my many questions throughout the process and calmed my anxiety especially when a foot of snow was predicted the day before our outdoor ceremony! Luckily the snowstorm missed us and the day was beautiful. We couldn’t have done it without Heather…I wholeheartedly recommend Calluna Events for any event, big or small. Heather will save you money, time and hassle so that you can focus on begin present at your wedding or party!”

Christy & Cliff Shaw

“Heather with Calluna Events has my highest recommendation. First of all she is the sweetest girl around. Second of all, I am always amazed at how such a kind and gentle spirit can plan and facilitate weddings- big and small, grand and simple- with such efficiency. Every single wedding on which we have collaborated over the last 6 years has run like clockwork. The events are seamless and her clients are delighted. As a wedding photographer it is such a relief to know the event you will be covering will so well handled and punctual.”

Regina Mountjoy – Recherche Photography

“When I hired Heather I never dreamed she would be so helpful. I quite frankly only hired her because the St. Julien recommended I do so. I don not work outside of the home so I figured I could handle it all. Heather directed me to vendors who were excellent, especially for invitations, calligraphy, baked goods and transportation. Heather supported and guided me through the whole process – with only slight nudges when needed. The vendors I selected also appreciated Heather’s laid back yet thorough approach to detail.”

Flowers – $2,000
Cake – $1,000
Dress – $4,000
Reception – $10,000
Heather’s services the day of the wedding – PRICELESS!

Susan Sterling – Mother of the bride

“Calluna Events provided me with the one thing I wanted most, but didn’t know I could buy…peace of mind. Knowing Heather was behind the scenes enabled me to slow down, enjoy the day and leave all my worries behind. Heather’s knowledge of the “process” and calm manner before the wedding were extremely helpful. I never felt pushed into a decision ~ and felt great support. The day of, it just felt great to have Heather there, taking care of things. Her little touches such as flowers on the aisle were wonderful. Thank you!”

Ashley Johnson

“Heather, It has been a few days since Leah and Bret’s wedding and I am starting to get back to normal. I have many thank you’s to write to the amazing people who helped put Leah and Bret’s wedding dreams into reality. Heather, you deserve so much more than a thank you. You have a special gift that brings out the best in people. I can’t tell you how many times I heard “You are working with the best” from people describing you. In the beginning I thought I could put this wedding together and didn’t need a wedding planner. How wrong I was! You not only had an amazing knack of putting Leah and Bret with the right vendors but I know they gave so much more of their time and talents because of you and your wonderful reputation. I have much more to say and will be sending you a written letter, but I wanted you to know how happy and thankful we are to you.”

John and Christy Wissing – Mother & Father of the bride

“Heather has a rapport with her clients that is such an asset! There are so many times that she has captured details that the client has expressed to her that really make the event. We have seen some of the most unique and detailed weddings that Heather has brought together at Lionscrest. Always a pleasure to work with Calluna Events.”

Lionscrest Manor

“Heather was an absolute pleasure to work with. If I were a Bride, I would hire her in a second! She was very personable, calm and collected, professional, not to mention CREATIVE! We will do the happy-dance anytime we get the opportunity to work with her and Calluna Events!”

Gray Photography

“Heather, It has been a few days since Leah and Bret’s wedding and I am starting to get back to normal. I have many thank you’s to write to the amazing people who helped put Leah and Bret’s wedding dreams into reality. Heather, you deserve so much more than a thank you. You have a special gift that brings out the best in people. I can’t tell you how many times I heard “You are working with the best” from people describing you. In the beginning I thought I could put this wedding together and didn’t need a wedding planner. How wrong I was! You not only had an amazing knack of putting Leah and Bret with the right vendors but I know they gave so much more of their time and talents because of you and your wonderful reputation. I have much more to say and will be sending you a written letter, but I wanted you to know how happy and thankful we are to you.”

John and Christy Wissing

“Heather is absolutely the best at what she does. Every wedding we have worked at with her has gone smoothly and has been a pleasure to film. We know that if are hired to film a wedding that Heather is coordinating that it will be top notch!”

Lockerpartners Videography

“As a wedding photographer I have had the pleasure of working with many wedding planners and I can honestly say that I most enjoy working with Heather.”

Jessica Maynard, Colorado Wedding Photographer

“Heather is the consummate professional event planner. Leave the details to her and you will be guaranteed a smooth event, no matter what you’re celebrating.”

Amy Mentuck, Calluna Bride

“Thanks so much for making Julie + Paul’s Wedding go so smoothly! Everything looked amazing! We cannot wait to work with you again!”

Julian Mackler, Mackler Studios, NYC Photographer

“Only Heather could have made the impossible happen – a perfect wedding party in five weeks!”

Bia Yordi, Bride

“Heather and the rest of the Calluna Events team is an incredible joy to work with. As a wedding cinematographer, it’s very important that things go smoothly throughout the day. Any changes in the schedule or order of events can be disastrous if all of your vendors aren’t on the same page. Calluna Events never allows this to happen and are amazing at keeping everything working together, which in turn makes the wedding run smoothly and the bride and groom to be happy and enjoy the day!”

Kyle Hodge, KHodge Films, Denver cinematographer

From Heather’s initial involvement as a Committee Member on the Boulder Community Hospital to her planning and flawless execution of the annual Boulder Community Hospital Auxiliary Black Tie Gala, she has always left us in awe.  Her commitment, dedication, and splendid creativity helped elevate our annual event and exceeded all expectations, year after year. Heather’s extensive background in Non-Profit events was fully evident in her uncanny ability to leverage connections and maximize our budget. From the invitations to the décor to the food, Calluna Events created a buzz heard around town and our Black Tie Gala was sold out long before the event date. The challenge of working with a limited budget proved a small feat, as Heather allowed us to streamline our planning process and focus our attention on fundraising dollars. I would recommend Heather and her team for any and all future events and considered it an absolute pleasure working with Calluna.

Ron Secrist, President – Boulder Community Hospital Foundation

We would hire Calluna again in a heartbeat. Beyond recommending the best vendors and being terrific to work with, they gave us the greatest gift — we were able to completely enjoy our wedding day. They listened to us so well throughout the planning process that when our wedding weekend arrived, they took over all of the planning and logistics and allowed us to be fully present with each other, our family, and our friends. Not only were we happily and totally immersed in the celebration, but Calluna did such a fabulous job bringing our wedding vision to life. If any hiccups happened behind the scenes, we had no idea! It was the perfect wedding for us, and it certainly wouldn’t have been the same without Heather and the Calluna team.

Molly & Nick Golinvaux