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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

Friday, January 30, 2009

Wedding Flower Ideas - Groom's Boutonnieres

It's Design Friday and here's a few inspirations for your groom's boutonniere.

Usually we keep them pretty simple as most of the guys don't want them too large anyways. Sometimes we'll look for ways to add a little flair (i.e. a touch of metallic wire like the two below).

Berries and stephanotis

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wedding Etiquette - Wedding Monograms

It's Tipsy Thursday, and time for Wedding Etiquette Tips.

Today's etiquette tip is all about Wedding Monograms....wedding monograms are hot and you'll see them everywhere!

There seems to be a bit of confusion on what order the names go in for a monogram and when you can officially use your monogram. So here's the etiquette rule on how to create and use your wedding monogram.

At weddings you'll mostly see monograms that consist of three letters or just the single initial of the couples last name. If you are creating a monogram using both your names just remember ladies first. You would have the initials of the wife's first name, then the couples last name, and lastly the groom's first name.

So if you were Sue marrying Robert Jones it would be: SJR (when it's larger in the middle that symbolizes your last name)

I always am asked when it's ok for you to start using your monogram?

So before your wedding, as far as save the dates, invitations, or thank you notes for showers it's a no-no until you've said your I do's.

During the ceremony I personally think it's all right to go ahead and use it on your programs, aisle runner, guest book, etc...

Once you've made it official you're free to use it wherever you'd like....menu cards, napkins, dance floor and more.

Note that monogram etiquette varies if you are doing a monogram just for yourself, so be sure to check with your stationer.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Contemporary Wedding at the Westin Tabor Center, Denver

Cristina and Tony's Wedding at the Westin Tabor Center in Denver, Colorado.
A contemporary fall wedding....

The guests had a great time in the lounge area (a hot party feel with the red lighting effect) where we had the candy favor station. A donation was also made to the couple's favorite charity as part of the favors.

Brinton Studios created a photo booth, with a few of my props and they got some outrageous photos!

Thanks Alicia for the gorgeous flowers!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Photo of the Week - Ring Bearer and Flower Girl

Here's my pick for photo for the week.

These two adorable kids were waiting for the long walk...and making faces on the window!

I love having kids in weddings you just never know what they're going to do!

They'll cry they'll laugh, they'll run down the aisle or not go at all. I had one Flower Girl place each individual petal on the ground (very dedicated!)

When it comes to kids in your wedding, whatever they do just go with it!

Thanks to Travis Broxton Photography for all his great work.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Great new wedding info coming on the blog!

What a whirlwind of a day yesterday!
I caught an early morning flight to Phoenix so that I could attend a workshop on blogging! It was hosted by Liene Stevens of The Smart Planner, and was attended by wedding consultants from all over the US.
We learned so many wonderful and interesting things that I can't wait for you to see the new format I have planned! (I'm the one in red with all my new blogging buddies!).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wedding Music Video

Love this new site http://www.animoto.com/, you can create beautiful music videos with your own photos and music in just a few minutes! The short ones are free and longer ones are relly inexpensive. What a great way to share thoe wonderful memories with your friends and family.

Here's a a quick one for Danaria and Tim's wedding!