Welcome to Classic Creations' Blog!
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.

We love planning and designing weddings....it's the best job in the world! Be sure to subscribe to our blog to get the latest tips and inspirations in wedding planning as we update it often! Oh, and give us a call if you need some wedding planning assistance!

Cheers! -Julie

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Excited to Announce.....

We just heard that we won the Knot Best of 2011 for best wedding consultant!  We've been honored to receive this a few times before. We think this is one of the best awards out there since it's voted on by brides. Thank you!

Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine- Timber RidgeKeystone Wedding Feature

The winter issue of Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine was just released and we’re thrilled to have Roxanne and John’s Keystone wedding featured (starting on page 68).

Sunday, December 19, 2010

....these are a few of my favorite things (sing along)

While I love warm woolen mittens and whiskers on kittens, instead I thought I would share a few of my fave wedding things....

-Fab cheese displays, just love the big rounds on display

-A grooms tears as he sees his bride walking down the aisle

-Gorgeous textured linens & chair covers that are like high fashion designs

-Tons of candles, you can never have too many (well I guess until the fire department shows up)

-Platinum and ice blue for colors, with mirrors, and lots of candles

(photo by groomsoldseparately.com)
-Wine tasting bars

-All white orchid bouquets

-Fabulous, fun clients!

What are favorite wedding things?
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Have you Heard the News?

It's what you dream of, a wedding planning studio where you can browse great ideas, the vendors come to you for meetings, you can check out lots of portfolios, every vendor represents the best in Colorado wedding vendors, and to top it off there's no cost to use it!

Our news....we've just joined StudioWed and we're way excited!
You can set up an appointment or just drop in during the hours below and get planning!

Please stop by:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
 StudioWed Denver is still available every day by appointment.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tacos for Thanksgiving!

Once again I'm headed south of the border over Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to the warm weather, sand and surf, but will definitely be missing family and of course the turkey!  Last time I was in Mexico over Thanksgiving they had one turkey that was just out for a display, I swear they just refreeze it and bring it out every year. Gross!

I am super excited that Frances, Frances Photography, and my friend and fellow wedding planner Aimee from True Wedding Events will be joining me in Mexico for Lisa and Franco's wedding. A few Sangria's and I'm sure we won't miss the turkey at all!

Lisa and Franco had a shower on 10/10/10 in Washington DC that actually was a surprise wedding ceremony (minus the official gown). Several family member aren't able to join us in Mexico, but we still wanted them to be part of their day.  Aimee lives in DC and agreed to help make sure the day went smoothly by being the day of wedding planner! 

We can't wait to post pics of Lisa and Franco's wedding!  We are so grateful to be part of every wedding and to work with great friends. So as we drink our Sangria and eat our tacos on Thanksgiving we'll be toasting you!   We hope you'll be able to take a beak from planning to enjoy your time with family and of course your adorable fiance!

Some fall flavor pics to set the mood for the week!

Have a bite of turkey for us!

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Bridesmaids Dress Boutique -Great Deals this weekend!

My friend Sally who owns Marie James will be having her big grand opening this weekend!!!!
Some of the most adorable bridesmaid gowns I've seen in awhile. Super chic, very cute....and yes I think they could even wear them again ;) 

Here's the invite with a great offer!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Haunted Halloween Weddings!

It's the season for spooky, and in any given evening you might come across The Bride of Chucky, The Bride of Frankenstein, and The Corpse Bride all in one night!

Why so many scary brides? Well, judging by some of the Halloween Weddings we've stumbled upon, hosting a Halloween affair can open a creative can of worms and turn out quite bootiful (sorry...I had to).

Take a sneaky peak into the frightful affairs of these Halloween revelers! Does it inspire you to host your own Halloween wedding? Or does it more so inspire your costume for Sunday?

This Tim Burton inspired bride was photographed by Laura Nikisher. Although, contrary to most
of Burton's characters, this bride is looking particularly alive...

Erin Hearts Court photographed this festive Halloween wedding. Bridesmaids dressed in rainbow, an
aisle lined in bright orange pumpkins, and a classic bride with a black and white striped twist. I love it!

Mazel Tov! Substituting breaking a glass with breaking a pumpking?
Couldn't get more creative! Photos by egomedia

Hey, if you're going to have your wedding on Halloween, this is the way to do it...
Pumpkins and classic lines keep things festive and won't give the kids nightmares!

Pumpkins and patches and mountains, oh my!
Photo by A Bryan Photography

If you're now sold on being a Corpse Bride... this definitely takes the cake!
@ Pink Cake Box

Happy Halloween everyone!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Real Wedding Preview - Kristin & Chris

Kristin & Chris tied the knot all the way back in July! We're so excited that we've finally started to get ahold of some of the wonderful pictures from their special day.

The pair was married in Kristin's father's backyard in Castle Rock on a gorgeous summer afternoon. Classic Creations was able to transform the site into a romatic, candlelit setting perfect for the ceremony and reception.

Here's a tiny taste of Kristin & Chris's romantic backyard wedding. Special thanks to 2 Sisters Photography for sending along the photos!

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Well, it's been rainy and cold in Denver lately. Today is shaping up to be relatively sunny, but, brrrrrrr! This weather is definitely an indication that Fall is here and we are very close to winter.

I'm okay with it raining in Denver when I read this morning that Keystone got 17 inches of snow in the last 48 hours. I am so not ready for the snow yet. Definitely not before Halloween. If it's between rain or snow, I say, bring on the rain!

If you ever watched The Bachelor, then you probably know of Jason and Molly. Although Jason picked Melissa in the final rose ceremony, he had a change of heart and secretly kept in touch with Molly well after the proposal. Romantic? Maybe someone somewhere thinks so. Regardless, Molly and Jason had a very public, very gorgeous wedding not too long after the show aired. Although ABC flipped the bill, there was nothing the network could do about the stormy clouds and buckets of rain pourind down throughout the ceremony...

A semi-crisis at the time, guests were given adorable, clear umbrellas to keep them dry from Mother Nature's wrath. The loveliness of the umbrellas sparked a trend at many weddings - keeping dainty umbrellas on-hand to protect guests and the bridal party from wind, rain, and blinding sunshine.

@ Gerald Pope Photography

@ Missy Photography

@ Kaylee Eylander Photography

The color! The style! The vintage throwback!

We love this trend at Classic Creations, and are all about hopping on the umbrella bandwagon. But finding a  vintage-looking umbrella, or even a fun, colorful umbrella, is can fare a little bit harder then searching through your parent's garage. Check the trunk of any car and you're bound to return with an umbrella fit for a college-tailgate or shameful walk from car to grocery store.

So, we've scouted out some of the most appropraite and colorful umbrellas for you! Your best bet? Probably Bella Umbrella. They sell a mix of Vintage (one of a kind!) umbrellas, as well as Signature Bella Umbrellas.

@ Bella Umbrella
Other Best Bets include...
Blue Ruffle Umbrella @ Nordstrom

Colonial Canopy Umbrella @ Modcloth

While Lace Parasol @ Undercover Elegance

Japanese Inspired @ Iroha Dou
Raindrops Keep Falling @ Modcloth
Bright Red Umbrella @ Promo Sales

Yellow Bubble Umbrella @ Target

Tiffany Blue Umbrella @ Umbrellas and Beyond

Friday, October 22, 2010

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bride

Welcome to the marriage of Miss Holly Golightly. If you're having your first dance to "Moon River" and are planning on naming your first born "Cat," then maybe it's time you thought about becoming a Breakfast at Tiffany's Bride. Here is some inspiration for you on your journey to find your true bridal self.

1950s Pearl Bib Necklace

Classic, vintage inspired square neckline.
The Lindsey Dress @Alyne Bridal

Vintage Crystal and Silver Tone Cigarette Holder

1970s Cream Hat made in London for Lord & Taylor

Vintage Tiny Tiara

Holly Sleepmask

Soft enough to sleep in - White buttondown shirt

Victorian Opera Gloves