Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
This has been an incredible year for us at Something Classic Events. We helped so many couples make their wedding dreams come true. We increased our business over 125% from 2008, which is huge considering we do virtually no advertising (thank you to all of our past brides for telling people about us!!). We also hired a new associate planner, Christina, to work with us. She is amazing and has been a great addition to the team. One of the weddings we did this summer is in the current issue of The Knot Colorado magazine and another wedding we did will be in Fall/Winter 2010 issue of The Knot magazine. We have been incredibly blessed this year and it is all thanks to the amazing couple and vendors we worked with. We are looking forward to next year and all that it brings!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wishing You...

From all of us here at Something Classic Events, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas! We hope you are able to fully enjoy this special time of year with your family and loved ones.
Picture from here

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter Wedding Inspiration Board

I love winter and I love winter weddings. I almost had one myself until my husband talked me out of it. So because of the winter like weather we have had of late, I decided to make a winter wedding inspiration board. Enjoy!


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Friday, December 4, 2009

The Knot

I was looking through the recent edition of The Knot Colorado edition and I stumbled upon one of our brides! Sarah and John were married on June 20, 2009 this year and their wedding was coordinated by Maryann, one of our consultants. It was a complete surprise! Congrats for the two of them! Their ceremony was at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church and the reception was at the gorgeous Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs. We were so honored to be a part of their wedding day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wedding Wire

We are up for Bride's Choice on! We would love to have a review from past clients and win this award. Just click here and leave a review for us!! You can also read reviews from past brides. Have a great day!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Answers Revealed: What Kind of Bride Are You?

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the weekend and was able to take the quiz! Here is the scoring for the quiz followed by what your score means. Then over the next couple days I will do a inspiration board for each!

On to the scores:

1. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4
2. A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4
3. A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2
4. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4
5. A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2
6. A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3
7. A-1, B-3, C-4, D-2
8. A-2, B-4, C-3, D-1
9. A-3, B-4, C-2, D-1
10. A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4
11. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4
12. A-1, B-4, C-2, D-3

If you scored between 12-20 points, you are a Dreamer!
If you scored between 21-29 points, you are a Perfectionist!
If you scored between 30-39 points, you are a Rookie!
If you scored between 40-48 points, you are a Nonconformist!

Check back for our inspiration boards for these types of brides. And rememeber this quiz came from The Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What Kind of Bride Are You?

Now is the time of year when brides start getting engaged and planning their wedding. An important aspect of your wedding is determining what kind of wedding you want. Do you want a big, formal wedding? Do you want a destination wedding with a few people there? There is a quiz in a bridal book called "The Wedding Book" By Mindy Weiss and Lisbeth Levine and it helps determine your overall bridal style. Here is the quiz, in upcoming posts we will talk about what each kind of styles means.

1. How long have you been thinking of your wedding?
a. Since I was 5
b. For two years
c. For two weeks (since I got engaged)
d. I was never even really sure I'd have one

2. What kind of organizational system will you use to manage the wedding?
a. Excel spreadsheet
b. Paper files, organized by category filled with pictures I like from magazines
c. Little scraps of paper floating around in my purse
d. Why would I need an organizational system?

3. How many bridal magazines are in your home right now?
a. 0
b. 1-3
c. 4-9
d 10+

4. If you had the means, would you quit your job to plan your wedding?
a. It would be lovely!
b. I've requested several weeks off and delegated my most involved projects, so it should be ok.
c. Is it really going to be all that time consuming?
d. That is preposterous.

5. The day after you got engaged, you:
a. Went about your regular routine
b. Hid under a blanket (it's all so overwhelming)
c. Tried on gowns
d. Went to the health club and stocked up on celery

6. When shopping for a wedding gown, whim do you plan to bring with you?
a. My wedding planner
b. My mother and best friend from childhood
c. My husband to be
d. The priest?

7. What do you think your wedding dress will look like?
a. Fitted bodice, ballgown skirt, and a train - I've been picturing it since I was twelve
b. Something white or ivory with a poofy thing here or there?
c. No white. I want to wear a happy, celebratory color.
d. How I can possibly answer that question until I've visited every bridal store within a 50 mile radius?

8. Your ideal shower would be:
a. I'd like three: a lingerie shower, a kitchen shower and a couples shower
b. None - I think showers are a form of torture
c. Does that happen before or after the wedding?
d. An afternoon get together at a space - there's nothing better than champagne with a mani-pedi

9. What dishes will be on your registry?
a. I already have dishes. I don't need new ones. Do I?
b. I'm asking that people donate to charity rather than give me gifts.
c. Three sets: formal china, everyday dishes and patterned accent plates to vary the look.
d. The same pattern my mom registered for when she got married - I just love it!

10. Which of the following comes closest to describing your ideal wedding cake?
a. Stacked tiers - perfectly coordinated to the color scheme, of course - in different flavors so everyone goes home happy
b. Yummy, pretty and white. Did I mention yummy?
c. White buttercream icing, cluster of colorful flowers and bride and groom cake topper.
d. An ice cream sundae buffet

11. What kind of shoes will you be wearing under your wedding dress?
a. White satin, of course, carefully chosen to match the exact shade of the dress
b. Cream colored, open toe pumps for the ceremony and light gray skimmers for the reception
c. Don't they come with the dress?
d. My favorite pair of hot pink Converse - my wedding won't soon be forgotten.

12. Do you have an idea of who your bridesmaids will be?
a. My three best friends since high school
b. My golden retriever
c. I haven't decided yet, but I'll take into account length of friendship, level of enthusism and general responsibility.
d. Please stop asking me questions I don't have answers to!

Take this quiz and then check back soon for scoring. Find out what your bridal style is!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Things your Planner wishes you knew...

I found this great blog post via Twitter and thought I would share with you.

Things your Planner wishes you knew!
By Emilie Duncan

Here it is – the last post in the series. Not to say that I won’t revisit the topic in the future with other types of vendors like bridal shops or rental companies, but for now here is our last installment – Things your Planner wishes you knew:

Small disclaimer – Please be aware that these points are not all from me! I got input for this post from other planners in Columbus as well as literally all over the country and globe. In fact, I don’t necessarily agree 100% with all of them but I thought it was worthwhile to share them.

*Please be aware that when we meet for the first time, we are interviewing you as much as you are interviewing us. If you tell me that you are meeting with 10 other planners or we may have to hire extra staff just to deal with your ‘difficult’ mother or you sometimes have emotional problems, I am probably not going to take you on as a client. Yes, planners can and will decline to work with certain people. And yes, someone once told me that they like to yell at people and have emotional problems that they tend to take out on ‘the help.’ Needless to say, I declined the chance to work with her.

*There is a planner out there for every bride but not every planner is going to be a good fit for you – look around and find one who fits you. We aren’t going to be insulted if you decide to work with someone else, there is a good chance we didn’t feel the connection either. If I am not your planner, that is perfectly fine just please let me know you have decided to go a different direction.

*Someone who just planned their own wedding and now thinks it would be SO MUCH FUN to plan someone else’s is not a professional wedding planner. They have absolutely no idea how to plan a wedding for someone else and no sense of what actually goes into running a wedding day. Think about it – if they have only ever planned their own wedding, how do they know what goes on behind the scenes? The last time they were invovled in a wedding, they were the bride!

*In the same vein, Craigslist or the Knot {You can find great vendors/planners on} chat boards are not good sources to find someone to plan and/or manage your wedding day. You spent a lot of money on this day and now you are going to trust that to someone who has no experience? We all started somewhere but the ones who are serious will work to get educated and get hands on experience under another planner or in a related field. If you want to risk the thousands and thousands of dollars that you just spent on someone who has decided to play at wedding planner, go right ahead but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

*I cannot and will not just show up on the rehearsal day without meeting with you and going over all the details of your event as well as contacting your vendors myself – no professional planner would do that. It is akin to a doctor doing surgery without seeing the chart first or a lawyer trying a case without a case file. It does not matter how organized you are or how on top of things – it is a recipe for disaster. Anyone who tells you that they will show up on the wedding day without doing any kind of pre meeting is an unprofessional HACK. End of story.

*My price is my price – you’re paying for my experience, creativity, my network and connections and my ability to craft a unique event. I charge exactly what I am worth and I am worth every penny. Sure, you can get a day-of coordinator for a third of what I charge but you get what you pay for.

*Please be honest with us about your budget so we can be honest with you about your options. We need to be able to tell you whether what you want is realistic with your budget. Your expectations need to match your reality. Tell us what you have to spend and we will help you spend it wisely. Even if you don’t have an exact number, you have some idea – give us at least a realistic starting point.

*Your wedding planner isn’t going to judge you if you have a small budget. In fact, most wedding planners offer hourly consultations for those who might not be able to fit full service planning in their budget. You can generally use those hours for help with budgeting to assistance creating a realistic timeline to vendor recommendations – all things that even – especially – the smallest budget will greatly benefit from.

*It’s going to cost what it’s going cost. If you have a 400 person guest list and want a 4 course sit down dinner with a top shelf open bar, you cannot do it for $5000. I don’t care that your cousin says she did hers for $5000 – she is a big old liar.

*Please trust us. We know what we’re doing. If we suggest something for you, it’s because we know it’s a good idea for you. I absolutely hate it when I suggest something to a client, they balk at it and go out to do their own research and three months down the road they come back and do exactly what I suggested in the first place. Let us do our job, that’s why you hired us!

*Please trust your vendors. Micromanaging them and breathing down their necks to make sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to won’t make them do their jobs better. In fact, the more you trust your vendors, the more they are going to bend over backwards and go above and beyond to help make your wedding day spectacular.

*You know how teachers aren’t supposed to have favorite students? But they always do? Same thing with wedding planners and other wedding vendors. We have favorites and will do just about anything for them. This is not to say that we still won’t do an outstanding job for those who aren’t necessarily our favorites but I am always more willing to bend over backwards when I know it is being appreciated and valued.

*No matter how talented and professional you feel your chosen vendors are, please keep me in the loop on the details you’ve arranged. Even if we’re just the day of coordinator, we need to know every single detail you have arranged. If we don’t, how can we ensure that things go exactly as you planned them?

*Just because you are paying us doesn’t mean you are excused from basic courtesy. It is extremely rude to not return your planner’s calls for three days, and then think when you are ready at 10:30pm on a Friday night to discuss the matter that we should drop everything. I work WITH you, I am not your indentured servant.

*Bridezillas is staged and edited for TV. Yell at me and act the fool like those spoiled little children and I will walk out the door. And the contract that you signed says I can do just that if you behave that way. Again, wedding planner, not servant.

*Vendor’s fees are not their salary. I had a bride say “well, with the cost of the band, even split among them, they are walking away with great pay at the end of the night.” I think people who receive a paycheck from a corporate entity don’t see/know how much was taken out of the total before that check was cut to them.

*On your wedding day, don’t watch the clock and be a slave to time! Just because the schedule says to cut the cake at 6:00 doesn’t mean that we’re running late because it’s 6:01 and everyone is still enjoying dinner and socializing. Weddings have a life and flow of their own and your vendors will make sure we are on the right schedule even if it isn’t quite the original schedule.

*Things may go wrong on the wedding day but I will do everything in my power to fix them – just relax, enjoy the day and remember, as long as the day ends with you being married, it will be perfect!

Thanks to all my planner friends who contributed!
I hope you enjoyed the series and learned some things along the way. As a side note, any vendors who feel that I missed anything, please send me an email and I will do an update post down the road.

She also has some great other post about what other vendors think. Here are the links:

And because a post is not good without a photo, here is what we have been up to!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What does it mean to be a wedding coordinator?

People say to me what an interesting and fun job I have...true, it is fun and interesting but it is also very, very hard at times. So, I decided to write about what it means to be a wedding coordinator and here it goes...

  • It means I don't spend a lot of weekends at home with family
  • It means I put a lot of miles on my car every year
  • It means lots of late nights
  • It means timelines, timelines and more timelines
  • It means sometimes being the bad guy
  • It means doing things you might not always want to do (climbing on ladder to hang things or taking down lights when you are scared to death of heights)
  • It means carrying lots of heavy boxes
  • It means you have to get a new computer and phone every couple years
  • It means you are at someone's beck and call for one day
  • It means being your bride and groom's advocate
  • It means being a problem solver
  • It means taking phone calls at any time of night
  • It means eating a box lunch when everyone else has steak
  • It means not dancing at a wedding (when you really want too)
  • It means buying expensive shoes so your feet don't hurt
  • It means cleaning up at the end of the night when you are so tired
  • It means doing the little things that no one will notice but you will
  • It means doing things that others might get recognition for
  • It means handling emergencies as they come about
  • It means thinking on your feet
  • It means time away from my family and friends
  • It means stress!!!

But it also...

  • It means you get to help people with one of the most important days of their lives
  • It means you get to witness some incredible moments
  • It means you get to think about your husband and your wedding vows at each wedding
  • It means you get to cry tears of joy with your bride before she walks down the aisle
  • It means you get to work with some AMAZING people
  • It means you get to visit some pretty neat place

And getting an email like this...


I really can't find a word to describe how incredible the wedding was and how incredible it was to have you running the event. You really did a phenomenal job. As the groom I really didn't think I would personally need to call on your services, how wrong I was and how happy I am you were there. For those directly involved withthe wedding I have received nothing but positive comments on how great it was having you take charge and keep everything moving smoothly...not a single problem or hickup. Thank you so very much, yes I know we "paid" you for your services however sometimes when you contract for a service to be performed you get exactly what you paid for, with you we received so much more. You are a wonderful, professional, thoughtful, and extremely complete coordinator. I will certainly brag about you andthe job you did. If I hear of anyone getting married you best believe I am going to recommend you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you made our day a fairytale come true."

...makes it all worth it!! I am truly blessed to be able to do what I love and meet some great couples. Yes, it is hard and yes, I do miss my family. But I love this too!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Featured Wedding on Budget Savvy Wedding

I didn't realize how long it has been since I blogged last...I guess that's what happens when you have 7 weddings in one month!! But the good news is that now I have a ton of weddings to blog about. So I promise I will try to be better at blogging!

Anywho, I got an email that said one of the weddings I did was featured on Budget Savvy Bride. Can you get what wedding it was? Let me give you some hints...

  • It was a July wedding.
  • The colors were green, black and yellow.
  • It rained.

Anyone, anyone??

It was Katy's and Bryan's wedding at the Hudson Garden and Space Gallery!! Katy did an awesome job on her wedding and we were so happy to be a part of it. To see the write up on it, click here. Here is our blog post about it too. Congrats again guys!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wedding Planner Tales

I was speaking with Christina, one of my associate coordinators, after this weekends wedding. We were swapping stories about things has have happened at past wedding and it was interesting to say the least. So she said it would be fun to do a "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" post about past weddings. I thought it would be a fun idea, so here we are! I am not going to mention the names of the brides or when the wedding was, but just mention some fun things we see during weddings. I think I will do this every month or so depending how interesting they are! So here is the first edition! :) Let me know what you think.

The Good - Bride was calm and collected during the rain during the ceremony. She truly just let it go and didn't let anything get it her. It was awesome!!

The Bad - The ice delivery never came. We scrambled to find one but we ended up walking 2 blocks to get ice. FYI: Ice is really heavy and cold. It was difficult but we did it because that is what we do. No one ever knew, except me and the caterers! :)

The Ugly - A very drunk groomsmen hitting on me during the reception. It was very ackward and I tried to avoid him as much as possible. Ended up ok but there were a few weird moments and... yeah, just very strange.
Picture from here

Thursday, August 27, 2009

SCE Real Wedding

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee. ~Anne Bradstreet
I have been holding off on posting this wedding because I wanted to add some of the photographers images to this. So, here goes nothing!

Katy and Bryan were married on July 25, 2009. They had their ceremony at Monet's Place at the Hudson Gardens and the reception at the Space Gallery. The used black and green as their primary colors with little bits of damask. Katy was ALL about the details and it definitely showed. There was not one thing that was forgotten by Katy and Bryan. She even made me a wedding day bag with all sorts of goodies...I love her! It was perfect and I ate the goodies for the next wedding too!

The ceremony was about 30 minutes and it did rain just a little bit (what is up with Colorado weather this summer?!), but they didn't let it both them. During the ceremony, they had two rose ceremonies for their parents - one before they exchanged vows and one after. They also had their father's read excerpts about marriage - it was awesome! At the ceremony, they had drinks, fans and programs set out of all of the guests. They also had a pedicab take people down to the ceremony area from the parking lot. The bride's mother also made 2 arrangements for the ceremony area, talk about beautiful! They matched so well and really blended well with the surrounding area and other flowers.

After the ceremony, guests made their way to the Space Gallery. They had a cocktail hour first with lots of yummy looking appetizers! The caterers did an amazing job setting up the place, when I arrived it was looking great. Katy and Bryan had special lighting done and it really brought everything together. For dinner, they opted to have stations for food instead of a buffet or plated meal. They had a salad station, an asian station and a taco station. The guests loved it. For a favor, they had a candy buffet with all sorts of goodies and of course in their colors as well. Katy...she was all about the details!!

At the end of the reception, they had a sparkler exit. We had to wait just a little bit for the rain to let up (we didn't think we were going to be able to do it at all). But the rain lightened quite a bit and we took the opportunity and I am glad we did. The guests may have gotten a little wet but it was worth it! The pictures are awesome!

Katy and Bryan ~ Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your speical day. You are two of the sweetest people I have met and I'm honored to have spent time with your families and celebrated your love. Both of your families are so kind and they were a joy to be around. Love radiates from the two of you and it is infectious - the whole day was filled with it and you could almost feel it. I know you will have many, many years of happiness and love together. Iwish you the very best! ~Danielle

***Pictures taken by Danielle Odil and Real Photography***

Ceremony - Hudson Gardens

Reception - Space Gallery

Caterer - Greenspoint Catering

Cake - Cakes by Karen

Florist - Hillside Consultants

Ceremony Music - Mary Keener

Reception Music - A Music Plus

Photographer - Real Photography

Videographer - Jay Schipper

Lighting - Denver Design Works

Pedal Cab - Colorado Rickshaw

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Master Wedding Timeline

I was cruising Twitter (you can follow me at SCEvents) earlier and someone had tweeted...twittered...well whatever it is, posted a link to a great article about having a Master Timeline and I loved it! So here it is in all of its glory! Happy Reading!

Master Your Day with a Master Timeline
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 5:25PM
I was laughing until tears rolled down my face when I read this story written by Jesi Haack of Jesi Haack Weddings. The best part?!? All of it is TRUE! As a wedding coordinator in Seattle, I know the importance of the Master Timeline and also how important it is for a strong and organized individual to run it ... someone who is NOT in your family and NOT a friend ... read the story below and enjoy Jesi's comic, yet totally true take on the Master Timeline :)

Ok, picture this: You are in a Vera Wang, feather covered, diamond white gown. Your hair is cascading down your back in beachy waves. You just lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks. Your engagement ring is sparkling clean. Your dad is in a suit. Your brother actually trimmed his beard. And ALL of the people you care about are sitting in white chivari chairs awaiting your arrival down the aisle. But, wait. You are still standing there. The DJ doesn't seem to know what to do. The wrong song is playing. No one knows what is supposed to happen next. If ONLY there was a Master Timeline in play!!!

I'm serious. It is THAT important. I know this because this story is my story (except for the Vera Wang...and the white chivari chairs... if only I could do all over again!). I had no one running the show. So I was left standing behind a bush, FREAKING out because I couldn't give my DJ instructions. The solution? A GOOD wedding planner.

What is the "Master Timeline" you ask? It is a detailed list of EVERYTHING that is going on during your wedding day. It begins with the wake up time for the bridal party and ends with the pick up time of all of the rentals. For my clients, I break it down into three timelines: wedding morning, ceremony, and reception.

The "wedding morning" timeline is jam packed full of detailed information tailored for the bridal party and family. With all of the out of town guests, confused bridesmaids, and just plain clueless groomsmen, this list helps to ensure all members of your entourage will have the necessary information telling them where they need to be and what time they are expected to arrive. If this portion of the timeline is forgotten, you will undoubtedly have more than one member of your closest friends having a beer at the pub while everyone is waiting at the altar for pictures!

Who is escorting Grandma Delores down the aisle? What song do the bridesmaids enter to? When does the Mother of the Groom enter down the aisle? These are all questions that can be magically answered in the "ceremony" timeline. I know, genius, right? This portion of the timeline details the order of the precessional, the specific music that each event occurs to, and the order of the events for the ceremony. You might be temped to think that the Officiant will take care of this portion of the day, but how will he/she take care of things while standing at the front of the venue? This part of the timeline is created with the collaboration of the Officiant. Teamwork, GO!

Where do you go after departing down the aisle? Why are you getting mobbed by your uncle Leon? Why are the guests wandering by the dessert table? Yes, the "reception" timeline takes care of all of these shenanigans! This is when the timeline really gets kicked into high gear. Details like: When do the caterers pass the appetizers? When do the bartenders uncork the champagne? What song should the DJ play for the Grand Entrance? Where does the bridal party (and in what order) line up for the Grand Entrance? I know, I know, you didn't think about that part. It's ok. That's why you already hired a wedding planner. Ok, where were we? Oh, yes. What do we do after the grand entrance? Dance? Toast? Eat? When do the caterers serve the food? Is it even ready? When do we throw the bouquet? How will we know? Are the toasts now? But the serving staff hasn't poured the champagne! What? What about the father/daughter dance? Don't worry, it will all take care of itself. NO IT WON'T! It must be on the Master Timeline!!

Ok, now that you are panicked, freaked out, and pretty much ready to give up, RELAX. Here is where your wedding planner comes in. Even if you have a timeline with all of these items included, who will execute them all? Who will ensure that all of the vendors will know what to do and when to do it? What if someone forgets to do what they are supposed to do? Who will ensure that things are adapted in order to accommodate the change? Yup, you guessed it, your wedding planner. Included in the Master Timeline are many details that I haven't mentioned (mostly because you will get bored) but also because we can't give away ALL of our secrets, can we? We will also include vendor arrivals and phone numbers. What time do the linens arrive? When does Uncle Joe show up with the homemade fudge? Does the florist know what time to be set up by? Yes, it will work like clockwork because your wedding planner has pre-planned it ALL. Your planner has forwarded a copy of the Master Timeline to all of the vendors weeks in advance so that they know what time to show up, set up, which song to play, what time to serve appetizers, when to pour champagne and so on and so forth.

Now, Aunt Judy might say, "Honey, I can do all of this. Let's just write it all down and it will be fine!". Aunt Judy, no offense, but it will NOT be fine. The most important aspect of the Master Timeline is the person who controls the execution of it all. Your wedding planner. Why is it so important that he/she controls the Master Timeline? Because the wedding planner is the common denominator between all of the components of your wedding day. She will know if the photographer is running behind and can tell the caterer to hold off on the main course. She will know if Uncle Ron is giving an impromptu toast and that they need to pour the champagne early. When another vendor or guest tries to control the Master Timeline, chaos can and most likely will, ensue. For example: I was working a wedding with a DJ I had never worked with before. He was used to working events that did not have a planner, therefore he was accustomed to running the show. He was following my timeline to a tee. The only problem with that is, if we do not touch base before each event, then we are in danger of miscommunication. Classic example: this particular DJ saw on the timeline that the Grand Exit was scheduled for 9:45 pm. He announced the exit to the guests at 9:45 on the dot, without waiting for me to give him the go-ahead. What happened? All 200 guests lined up and started lighting their sparklers and the Bride and Groom had no choice but to run through the guest-made tunnel out to the parking lot where NO TRANSPORTATION awaited them! The car service was running 5 minutes late, and because the DJ jumped on it before I was ready, we had to hide the B & G behind a van! So it is CRITICALLY important to not only HAVE a Master Timeline in place, but to have your WEDDING PLANNER the only person in charge of executing it.

Yes, a wedding planner is an additional expense. But without this priceless expense, you are in danger of throwing all of the money you have spent on your wedding down the tube when everything you have spent so much time on falls apart! You need a glue gun to hold it all in place! Yes, wedding planners are like glue guns. We are hot, fast, and we hold it all together.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Word Clouds

While I was browsing the blogs I read, I came across one that did a word cloud for a client. They listed the website and I decided to check it out.

Here is what I came up with for Something Classic Events. I thought it was pretty neat. Then I got to cool would it be to do one for a wedding? You could put your wedding date in it and some words that describe you as a couple, then you could make a big picture and have your guests sign it as a guest book! I love the idea and wish I would have found it sooner. I totally would have done this for my wedding. The website is . Check it out!! Show me what you created, I would love to see what creativity comes out. Here is what I would have done for my wedding!

Have fun!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Around the Blogging World...

I love to look at photography blogs...wait wait let's be honest, I think I have an obsession with them! They are so inspirational and I love to see all of the new ideas. I wish I could take pictures like some of these photographers. They are amazing!!! I have more photographer blogs in my reader than anything else...well maybe...I have quite a few cooking/baking ones too! Check them out!

Becky Young Photography

Bobbi + Mike

Elegant Images

Enoch Photography

Jessica Claire

Jasmine Star

Julie Harris

Jenna Walker

Kristen Leigh Photography

Bauman Photographer

Jennifer Creed Photography

Dawn Gioia Photography

Kelli Nicole Photography

Revert Imaging

Susan Pacek Photography

Paige Elizabeth

Autumn Burke

Real Photography

Anna Lynch McClary Photography

Brinton Studios

IN Photography

KB Photography

Laura Dombrowski Photography

Lindsay B Photography

Ardent Photography

Zorn Photography

Karie McLain Photography

Jason G Photography

Hardy K Photography


Black Forest Photography


Hopefully you have some time on your hands to read these...well even if you don't you should still check them out!!
I think I have listed enough for now...and I still have more! I will do another one soon!

Around the blogging world...

We follow a TON of should see my Google Reader!! Right now I have over 1000 unread blog updates. I follow quite a few wedding blogs and I love to read all the new ideas. So I thought I would share some posts from them today.

Event Essentials

Twig and Thistle

Ritzy Bee

Polka Dot Bride

Grey Likes Weddings

Dynamite Weddings

The Wedding Chicks

Enjoy the reading!! Check back for Around the Blogging World - Photographer Edition tomorrow!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Denver A List Voting

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wedding Wire Rated!

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, has just announced that Something Classic Events is officially WeddingWire Rated 2009! WeddingWire created the annual Rated program to honor wedding professionals, like Something Classic Events, for their excellence and to help brides and grooms easily find the right wedding professionals to match their needs.

“We are excited to unveil WeddingWire Rated 2009, now in its third year. With hundreds of thousands of reviews, WeddingWire has made it easy for engaged couples to find the nation’s very best wedding professionals,” according to Sonny Ganguly, WeddingWire’s Chief Marketing Officer. “WeddingWire Rated is an excellent way for businesses to showcase their continued success in the wedding industry.”

Something Classic Events has 5 reviews with an average of 5 rating, making us eligible to hold the Rated title on the WeddingWire Network. Each review has been written by our former clients and includes detailed ratings and insightful descriptions of their experiences with our services. These reviews not only enhance our credibility, but also help differentiate our business within the WeddingWire Network.

Something Classic Events would like to thank our past brides and grooms for taking the time to review our services on WeddingWire.

If you are a past client of Something Classic Events and have yet to provide us with your feedback, visit and review our services today.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Napkin Folds

I was recently at a tasting at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. We were discussing table settings and napkin fold. The Broadmoor staff had folded several different folds for us to view and choose from. The bride questioned if there were more and the catering manager and I both stated there were several more! She wasn't quite sure about any of the folds...

Needless to say, she did not make a decision that day about what kind of fold she wanted. So I put together an email for her, so show different kinds of folds. Why not share it here as well?

Before you settle on a specific fold, make sure your catering company or staff is able to do the specific fold. Furthermore, make sure they are willing to follow through with your special request. Some places and companies may not be able to due to staffing and time constraints. If your caterer is not able to comply with your request, you can always see if your wedding coordinator is able to fold them for you. If you want something more than a traditional fold, ask first. Then start to look for a fold you like. If you do it reverse, you might end up disappointed.

Below are several different kinds of folds...what are you doing for your wedding?

The Lily Goblet
The Rosebud

The Crown

The Pyramid

The Diamond

The Rose

The Double Fan

The Ship
Bishop's Hat

Double Roll
(we recently did this at a wedding, click here to see the pictures)
Menu Fold

The Knot

PS. She ended up choosing The Diamond Fold! :)

Happy Planning!!

Pictures 1-5 from here

Picture 6 from here

Pictures 7-9 from here

Pictures 10-12 from here

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

SCE Real Wedding

On June 20th, Kelly and Matt were married at University Park Methodist Church followed by a reception at the Comedy Works Curtis Ballroom. The day was a little rainy and we were unsure how rainy it would get! It did hold off quite a bit and the day turned out wonderfully!

The ceremony was beautiful and very personal (they wrote their whole ceremony). After the ceremony was over, they held a receiving line to lead guests out of the church. Each guest was given a cone full of petals to throw at the bride and groom.

The bride and groom choose to have a bagpiper lead them into their reception (they decided 4 days beforehand they wanted this - I was able to find an awesome bagpiper!). It was awesome and incorporated their hertiage that guests may not have known about. It was a great way to kick off the evening. After they were introduced, the immediately went into their first dance that was accompanied by a slideshow. Once we got through dinner and the other formalities, they had a great band to play them into the evening. The dance floor was packed for the entire night!! I am sure they had a blast!!

Kelly and Matt ~ It was such a pleasure to work with you both! I hope your wedding day was everything you wanted it to be! I wish you many years of happiness together! Wish you the best!!!

Here is what Kelly and Matt had to say about Something Classic Events:

"We are so happy we hired Danielle to be our day-of-coordinator! There is no way our wedding would have run nearly as smoothly without her. We had a couple of vendors that almost failed us (limo tried to cancel the night before and cake delivery got lost) but Danielle came to the rescue. She was also there to answer all of my questions throughout the entire planning process and was there to help us at the rehearsal. She was calm and attentive and there to support us throughout the entire (nearly 12 hour!) wedding day! She is worth every penny and more!! Thank you so much Danielle for everything!!!! With Love, Kelly and Matt"


Ceremony - University Park Methodist Church

Reception - Curtis Ballroom at The Comedy Works

Photographer - Lindsay B

Videographer - Freeze Frame Multimedia

Cake - Amy's Unique Cakes

Florist - Liz Nielson

Band - Moments Notice

Ceremony Musicians - LeSorelle Quartet