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

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Real Wedding Inspiration: Polariod Guest Book

Roxanne & John's wedding in Keystone was full of so many special touches, but maybe the most fun was their Polaroid guest book. Instead of taking the traditional route, Roxanne & John purchased a Polaroid PgGo Instant Mobile Printer.

When their guests came to sign the guest book they got their picture snapped in a lift chair that had been set up in the guest book station. While their photo printed, guests took a second to leave a nice note, tip, or memory on a page in the guest book, and moments later their photo was included on that page!

All we had to do was hook up the digital camera to the mobile printer, and bam! 2" x 3" borderless, color photo memories came shooting out. So much fun for guests, and a great memento for the bride and groom.

Our recommendations? Make sure you have a couple of people responsible for running your guest book station, because a little bit of time is required to keep the book looking spectacular. Also, if you're planning on having a lot of guests, it might be a good idea to have two camera/printer combos in the works to keep the flow of traffic manageable! Other than that, we're sure Roxanne & John will have a fantastic guest book to keep for many years!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Denver Post Etiquette Article

Classic Creations featured in Denver Post Wedding Etiquette Article:

Hey, wedding guests: Get it (etiquette) together, OK?
Today's bride and groom have more to worry about than a sexually explicit toast, overbearing in-laws and someone else wearing all white.

Bad guests who overshare on social media networking sites have left couples feeling exposed.

Posting photos online without permission is the biggest digital wedding gripe of brides who responded to a WeddingChannel.com poll, with 40 percent citing it. Poor behaviors run the gamut from tweeting an RSVP and doling out minute-by-minute status updates, to complaining about the food, accidentally announcing an engagement or alerting friends, co-workers and family members who weren't invited. Read More...

Photo of the Week: Roxanne & John Keystone Wedding Preview

We had such an amazing time on Saturday in Keystone celebrating Roxanne & John's beautiful union. While it was rainy and cold in Denver, it couldn't have been more ideal up at the tip top of the mountain.

Denver Wedding Photographer, Jason G, captured some absolutely breathtaking images from the day. We'll be sure to post more when we get them, but for now, here's a sneak peek into Roxanne & John's fantastic Keystone wedding.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wish Upon a Wedding Launch Party Tonight!

Join us this evening at the Wish Upon a Wedding Denver Launch Party!

Wish Upon a Wedding, the world's first nonprofit wedding wish granting organization, is making wedding dreams come true across America, and they are hosting a launch party to help spread the word in Denver.

I hope to see everyone tonight at Baur's Ristorante in downtown Denver - located at 1512 Curtis St. The event begins at 4:30p.m. and goes until 6:30 p.m.

Come enjoy some drinks and desserts, and help welcome Wish Upon a Wedding to Denver! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the event, the organization, or how to help.

Cool Thing: Quench your thirst to unique-ify your wedding with your own soda!

Mmmm... this wedding is delicious!

Jones Soda began creating their signature, "alternative" beverages in 1987. They've built quite a following with their colorful and flavorful products, but only recently did they begin offering something unique for each of their customers.

"My Jones" lets you create your own label - giving you the ability to personalize your favorite Jones Soda flavor. This is a perfect idea for a unique favor, decorative touch, or even a welcome gift. Cheers!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Photo of the Week: E-Zine Preview

These handmade floral belts artfully produced by EmersonMade are dainty things of beauty that no one could ever hate. They're also featured in our upcoming E-Zine - "What Your Guests Really Think About Your Wedding," hitting your inbox later this week!

We'll talk about all the things wedding guests tell me, but would never tell you! We'll also show you what you can do to keep all your guests happy and pleasantly surprised, plus give you a peak at some more darling items from EmersonMade.

To receive our E-Zine jam-packed with tips and tricks for the stylish bride, e-mail Julie at julie@denver-weddings.com.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cool Thing: RBK Creations Bouquets

Wedding memories last a lifetime, but your bouquet? Not so much… One mother-daughter team out of Dallas, Texas has come up with a unique spin on wedding bouquets that allows brides to hold onto their weddings bouquets as a memento for their entire lifetime, while adding some serious flair to your florals.

RBK Creations hand-makes these intricate works of art, and even has the ability to customize the bouquets to your color and taste preferences. From satin sass to beautifully buttoned, RBK certainly knows how to add some wow to your wedding.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

DIY Wedding Tip: Teapot Centerpiece

Today we bring you a centerpiece inspiration fit for Wonderland. A teapot centerpiece overflowing with delicate blooms can be elegant enough for a bridal shower, pre-wedding luncheon, or even a spring garden themed wedding reception.

To make a teapot centerpiece, collect brightly colored, vintage, or even unique, family teapots. Place your flowers of choice inside, and feel free to jazz it up by giving it height on a matching teacup or creating a larger arrangement by including candles (like this teapot candelabra centerpiece from Anthroplogie).

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cool Things: Couture Cupcakes!

Classic Creations is proud to announce that we are now a selected vendor of Bella Couture Cupcakes!

Bella Cupcake Couture offers posh and chic textile-inspired cupcake wrappers. The boutique-style designs add a touch of sophistication and elegance for any special occasion. Creator Carrie Middlemiss envisions the wrappers, which are printed with soy inks on recycled paper, at weddings, bridal and baby showers and as birthday gifts, housewarming gifts and a little treat for yourself.

We're so excited to be partnered with such precious, dainty treats! Beware... you may just fall in love and go on a mad cupcake spree!

Contact Julie to get more information on Bella Cupcake Couture and specially priced orders!

Wish Upon a Wedding Launch Party!

Recently we posted about Wish Upon a Wedding, the world's first nonprofit wedding wish granting organization. Wish Upon a Wedding is making wedding dreams come true across America, and they are hosting a launch party to help spread the word in Denver.

As a current board member for Wish Upon a Wedding, I encourage everyone to come to Baur's Ristorante in downtown Denver - located at 1512 Curtis St. - on Thursday, June 24, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to welcome Wish Upon a Wedding to Denver!

This is your chance to get familiar with the organization, make a donation, and sign up as a wish granter to help grant terminally ill patients the gift of a wedding - not to mention enjoy some drinks and desserts! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the event, the organization, or how to help. To RSVP to the event, please click here.

See you then!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cool Things: Marriage in the Sky

Okay... I've felt a little queasy in my stomach all afternoon just thinking about this. Even looking at the photos gives me a major case of vertigo, I can't imagine actually participating!

However, if you and your groom-to-be are part of a seriously adventurous crew... maybe you regularly take unguided African safaris, scuba dive in shark coves, race fighter jets... then maybe a marriage in the sky is just for you.

A truly unique way to celebrate - on a platform 50 meters in the air, quite a bit closer to the heavens! But hey, you can bet you'll get special attention from an angel or two on your special day. Just make sure you mention the location of your wedding beforehand, in case you have any heights-wary guests!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Photo of the Week: Edible Escort Cards!

I’m bringing this one to you all the way from my hometown, St. Louis, Missouri. Or, “The Lou” as you may have heard it referred to by Nelly circa 1998.

I love the personalized touches each unique couple brings to make their day theirs. There’s so much room for creativity with escort cards – you can literally use anything as long as it's informative.

Maggie and Brian took a delicious spin on their cards. Focusing largely on warm colors and cozy tones, they decided to create a fresh-looking display using green apples to direct guests to their seats (and insert a cheery pop to their reception colors). The bright color of the apples looks so crisp and complimentary with the deep red table fabric. I would never expect an apple to look “elegant” but, in my opinion, this does!

Thanks to: John F Hook Photography