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My name is Julie Gambrell and I'm the owner of this fabulous wedding and event planning company. We are based out of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, but travel the world planning spectacular events.

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Cheers! -Julie

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Real Wedding - Red Rocks and JW Marriott, Colorado

Christine and Kemp

Wow! This wedding was so beautiful, you never would guess all the little problems we had leading up to it!

We were getting ready to order invitations, the day we were going to release the proof our reception venue, Red Rocks, called and said a concert had booked any we had a conflict that we would have to buy tickets for our guests. Which we weren't going to do, so basically we didn't have a venue any longer!!!! So very quickly we had to find another location....I called my friends at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek and luckily they had the tent space available. I don't think it could've worked any better, it worked so well for their crowd!

Then, 2 days before the wedding our ceremony was to take place outside at the Trading Post at Red Rocks. It was SO COLD!!!! So we had to move to our back up location....Red Rocks Visitor Center......still the same problem with the band. After 24 hours of trying to figure out if the band would let us in during their sound check they agreed and we were allowed to use the back up space. Thank goodness! Outside of the Trading Post were about 25 tour buses, all running and stinkin' up the place! I'm a firm believer in things happen for a reason!

It ended up being a wonderful day.....(check out these amazing photos by Marilee Langner)
Their inside ceremony at the rock room.
Me and Christine :)

The girls! Love the umbrellas ladies!
Bella Fiori outdid themselves!

The flowergirl wands.

Gorgeous centerpieces...we had a tall and low one...with lots of candles!

I loved her cake! (Makery)
Kemp loves Homer Simpson, so this was his grooms cake.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Inspirations from the Bridal Consultant Convention

Just returned from a convention. Always such fun and rejuvenating! Full of inspirational ideas and people.

...and speaking of inspiration, I had the opportunity to hear Colin Cowie speak. He does such amazing work for the rich and famous! I was thrilled to get a photo with him!

Now imagine getting together with 300 of your event planning peers- everything is done to impress! Here are some photos from our luncheons, I think they are great inspiration photos!

You know, just a simple luncheon....

Those are hydrangea at the top and hydrangea and roses the bottom.

Another luncheon....

Love the ribbon wrap and bedazzled look of this one..such a simple idea with max impact!

This simple cylindrical vase was covered with glued on REAL rose petals.

Gorgeous cake with lots of crystals on it. Desperately wanted to touch it...couldn't...sigh!

Wedding Reception - Beautiful Linens

Check Out these linens! They look like a couture fashion collection!!!!

No that's not a dress, it's a fabulous chair cover!

During my recent visit to California for the ABC convention I was invited to go to Wildflower Linens to see their showroom. Now I've used them several times and they always have surprised me by how reasonable their prices have been for these gorgeous linens. I had no idea what I was in for.

Ostrich Feathers anyone???

For those of you who don't know me, I'm a highly textural person, everywhere I go I have to touch the linens, the wallpaper, the flowers. At Wildflower I was in heaven....I had to touch everything!!!

These are just a few pics of their materials.....YES...I touched every single one :)

For my clients....I can't wait to share what I learned about the upcoming trends with you!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Association of Bridal Consultants Conference

I'm heading the Newport Beach California for my bridal consultant conference- 11/9-11/11. I LOVE going to conference, because you get so many exciting ideas and being around so many high energy people is just rejuvenating!!!!!

I can't wait to come back and share with you all the new ideas, trends, pictures, and hopefully a story or two about Colin Cowie. He's going to be our speaker and is one of those famous party planners. In the past I've been able to spend some time with and get pictures with the famous planners, so hoping to have that same opportunity this go around!

Here's me in at the past conferences with Preston Bailey (left) and David Tutera (right)...planners to the stars!