33 total reviews
Heather was the first and BEST decicion I made when I began my wedding planning! She, and the whole Calluna Events team, are phenomenal! I cannot count the number of times my momma and I said that there was NO WAY we would have been able to plan my wedding without her. First of all, Heather is awesome! The minute I met her I just knew she was right for me. Not only is she super stylish, but she is laid back and, while she is professional to the max, she is also super personable. I felt that she was my friend and that was really important to me. She was there through the whole process to answer our zillion (and sometimes repetitive) questions with clear and patient responses. She gave me the BEST recommendations for other vendors - seriously, this was the most amazing team ever! - and all of them were just as nice and 'hip' and professional as Heather. I wish I could show everyone pictures of my wedding - it was so perfect - and it was all thanks to Heather. The day of, the weather was, um, less than perfect (to say the least) and Heather called me right away in her calm voice and I just knew that she would take care of it. That day, short of a few pre-ceremony emotions, I didn't have a single worry because I knew that Heather and her team were on top of everything. And I was right. It was the most perfect, beautiful, seamless, "flowing" wedding! Truly, I cannot thank Heather enough for all that she did. My momma and I miss hanging out with her -that's how much we loved working with her! She is magical! I would recommend her to anyone I know. Thank you again and again and again Heather - you are the BEST!!!
Heather was everything we had hoped for and more! Her exceptional organizational skills kept the planning process and wedding day seamless. She and her team were creative and mirrored our attention to detail when it came time to "put it all together" on our special day. Most of all, Heather stayed calm and collected no matter what the situation. It absolutely could not have gone so well without Calluna Events. Thank you all so much for your hard work!
AMAZING!!! I highly recommend Calluna Events!!! Heather and her team are highly organized, professional and communicate efficiently to make every event we have worked with them go incredibly smoothly and perfect. They are the first wedding planners we recommend as they are THE best. We can't say enough good things about Calluna Events.
First off, Jolene Greenbaum Peterson is a saint. Anyone who was at our wedding will tell you that, and they didn't know one tenth of what she did behind the scenes. Apart from being just a sweet, compassionate person who clearly loves her job, she is incredibly professional, punctual, reliable, creative, and expects nothing less from the vendors she works with to make your wedding perfect.
I should start by mentioning some of the obstacles she had to deal with right off the bat. My fiancé (now husband) and I decided we wanted a Lord of the Rings meets Game of Thrones themed wedding - complete with costumed guests. We wanted every detail from medieval chairs for the ceremony to a dragon and phoenix themed cake to custom-made armor for the groom and all his groomsmen, and we wanted it all to take place in a castle in the mountains. Add on to that an obsessive/compulsive detail-crazy bride and you have a recipe most coordinators wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.
Jolene never flinched. For an entire year worked with us to get everything just right. She went to vendor meetings, negotiated contracts, came up with spectacular ideas, and answered every single email (of which there were hundreds). She always took my calls and kept me abreast of her schedule, and she had an uncanny way of turning me on to the perfect vendor for all our weird and out-of-the-box needs. I had to keep reminding myself that we weren't the only wedding she was planning because she was so willing to devote the time and energy whenever we needed her. It always felt like we were her top priority.
Then on the day of, the skies opened up and our outdoor wedding had to be hastily relocated indoors. But somehow Jolene made it all happen seamlessly, as though we'd planned it that way all along. I never had to feel stressed or anxious about anything because Jolene had the entire massive production completely under control.
I cannot recommend Calluna Events enough for Jolene alone. Their prices are incredibly reasonable for the services and dedication you get, and I will fully admit that I could not have done it without them. They were the best investment of the entire wedding.
Whether you are planning something small and traditional or something as grandiose and unconventional as our wedding, you will not regret hiring Calluna for one second.
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!
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.
When looking at event planners, you want a team that can properly plan and handle what seem like trivial details, but eventually turn into the foundation for a flawless experience for your guests. You also want trusted advisers who can translate your vague thoughts and feelings into implementable ideas using creativity, excellent taste, and a rolodex of talented collaborators. Finally, equally important is the management on the day of the event. Calluna Events does all that. Heather and Jolene have a calmness and a gravity that you look for on what can be the most chaotic day of your life. Using the perfect mixture of elegance and unassuming hospitality, Calluna gave us the perfect wedding that our guests are still talking about months later. Every detail was impeccably appointed, allowing us to focus our attention on our guests, and their experience with us on the most important day of our lives.
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.
I can honestly say Heather Dwight and Calluna Events saved our wedding and made it the most memorable day of our lives. Four months before I married my love of nine years, our wedding venue we had booked prior to meeting with Heather canceled. We were living in a different state at the time and I was panicking. Heather very calmly took charge, using her amazing contacts and relationships, as well as her fantastic taste , and found us the perfect location and the best vendors while being very budget conscious. After finding the location, Heather and her staff helped everything fall into place and instead of stressing, we were able to enjoy the process. The day was more than we could have ever dreamed of, it was perfect. I am a very type A personality and I like to be in control, but I trusted Calluna Events completely. Just knowing Heather and her staff were there allowed me to enjoy myself and not worry about any of the details. I know throughout this time Heather had many clients, but we always felt like we were the only one. I would and do recommend her to anyone!
Heather and team from Calluna Events are the best of the best! There is so, so much that goes into planning and designing a wedding. Heather is so calm and professional, that even if there was a hiccup, you and the guests would never know! They are absolutely amazing, creative, and are highly recommended!
Heather and Jolene with Calluna Events have been a joy to work with! Besides being very open and friendly people, they are extremely professional in everything that they do. If you pick these ladies to do your wedding, you can kick back and enjoy the whole experience - from planning to actually getting married. They go beyond all expectations. I would recommend getting their full service package where they help you through the whole process and not just the day of. They know how to pick the right vendors. They're also great at creating personal and fun parts to your wedding that you might not have ever thought of on your own. I know that this is a lot of praise, but they are simply that great!
Calluna Events helped bring my daughter's dream wedding to life. I know she was very busy while wrapping up school and starting a new full time job, so the extra support from such an organized and professional team made all of our lives that much better!
I will say that I didn't even know what a wedding planner was until my daughter got married. Now, I truly don't know what we would have done without one. It was so nice to be treated like a guest at this wedding (even though we were the hosts) and not have to lift a finger the entire wedding weekend. We highly recommend letting Calluna Events take over for the weekend - from the Rehearsal Dinner to the Brunch. Money well spent!
Jolene and Heather at Calluna Events helped me plan my wedding at The St. Julien in Boulder. They helped us figure out the best way to maximize our guest space (over 200) for the event and were a dream to work with. For each decision we had to make we were giving over 5 different options and if none of the options were what we wanted we were given 10 more. They made wedding planning seem like a breeze and truly know how to plan a party. Thank you so much for all of your help and for making our wedding the perfect day!
I was so happy when I found Calluna. Heather was so personable and friendly when I met her seven months before my wedding I knew I had to work with Calluna. Things got even better when we were assigned Jolene as our day of planner. Jolene had so many amazing recommendations, ideas, organizational, and decorative tips that made planning easier and the wedding day so special! She was always attentive promptly returning emails and phone calls. The wedding process and the big day ran so smoothly that it made it so easily to enjoy friends, family, and my new husband!
Hiring Heather and Calluna events to plan our wedding was truly a great decision! We planned our wedding in just three short months, and although there are more moving parts than we ever could have imagined, with Heather’s knowledge, guidance, and confidence, and sense of calm, it was actually a relatively stress free and fun process! The week of our wedding, we had a very unexpected weather change(it dropped from 80 degrees and sunny to 34 degrees and flurrying snow), 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!
My husband and I used Heather from Calluna Events as our wedding coordinator. We used her to help us with our wedding planning as well as for our day of coordination. We lived overseas in South Africa during most of the wedding and Heather's service was invaluable to us. She made sure to meet us whenever we were in the U.S. to discuss everything and was always reachable by email. Her experience and advice was truly priceless for our wedding!! For a lot of things, we did not know exactly what to do or how to make our vision for our wedding real, and she came up with amazing ideas for us but never pushed or pressured us to use them. Heather never steered us wrong with recommendations or ideas. We could always tell that she gave her all to help our wedding visions come to life and on our wedding day we were not at all disappointed!
Even right up to on the wedding day, Heather was there taking care of problems that would come up, and even when they were mistakes made on our part, Heather never acted like she was put out or annoyed. She was always calm even when I wasn't and was always more than willing to help in any way and at any time she could!
The best part of having Heather was that throughout the entire process we felt like Heather really cared about our wedding and was invested in making it a special day for us. It wasn't like our wedding was just another job. She worked hard to make ours special and it definitely wouldn't have turned out so beautiful if we didn't have Heather there!
My husband, whole family and I would highly highly recommend using Heather and Calluna Events. You will not regret hiring her! Hiring Heather was by far the best choice we made!!
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
I always knew I wanted a day of planner for my wedding to make sure that everything went smoothly. I also wanted to be a part of the planning process as well. Heather (Calluna Events) had exceeded any expectations I had for a wedding planner. I am a CPA so in my life, things are organized, on time and get done in the most efficient way while producing the best quality. She was literally a dream come true. I found Heather through my hair stylist who had recommended her. Heather helped me mainly with day of, decor and flowers but had also given me a great list of vendors to use for my wedding. I have to say that every one of my vendors was excellent. Heather was such a helpful consultant along the way as well. She helped me with the little details and made sure I was getting a good bang for my buck. That part was really important to me, especially when most vendors who hear the word "wedding" jack up their price. I can honestly say my wedding was perfect. Really nothing went wrong. Heather is so calm yet a bulldog. She knows how to get things done. She was also able to tap into my vision of the wedding (which to be honest I didn't give a great description of) and really make it come to life. She made the planning process fun and enjoyable. I wish I could do the whole thing again because it literally was the best day of my life...granted I was getting married so it should have been...but really, even our guests were truly impressed by the wedding. They said it was the most fun wedding they have ever been to. My dad said he doesn't enjoy weddings and this was the first one he actually had fun at. The guests also said it was the best and most awesome wedding they had ever been to. Most of my guests, 80%, were coming from out of town and have been to many weddings. It was such a joy to hear that since they were all traveling from the East Coast. Thank you to Heather and her team. If you want your wedding to go right, go with Calluna Events. Their cost is worth every penny, and the feeling you will have aftewards is priceless. I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.
My fiance and I knew that we were going to have a DIY wedding and do all of the planning, coordinating and designing ourselves so I didn't think I need to get a wedding planner involved. But my sister and best friend, who recently got married said that if they were to give me one peice of advice it would be to hire a planner, even if it is just a day-of-coordinator.
I interviewed another local planner (who actually did my sisters wedding!) but I felt that Calluna had the professionalism, personality and experience that I was looking for. Gabbie was my 'day-of-coordinator' but I quickly learned that she was so much more than that! She was so attentive to any of my questions and concerns and made sure I knew that she was available any day and any time to help me out. She provided us with amazing local vedors - my guests are still raving about the food and dance party - and suggestions for us when we got stuck in the planning process.
I had a vision for my big day and Gabbie and Heather executed it to perfection. Everything looked and flowed exactly as I imagined it and I was able to enjoy the day stress free because of their work. I would hire them 10 times over and it was definitely the best decision I made! Love, love, love Calluna!!
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!!!
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An innovative + fresh approach to wedding planning
Calluna Events combines unique + stylish ideas with unparalleled organizational skills + exceptional attention to detail to create your perfect wedding. With over 10 years experience + an extensive network of vendors to fit your style + personality. Full-service planning to wedding day coordination!
- Price Range: $$$
- Services: Available for Consultation Only, Available for Wedding Day Coordination, Full Coordination Services
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010