Tuesday, June 7, 2011

State of Business, Something Classic Events

So, again it has been a while since I posted.  There has been a lot going here.

First of all, I am in the process of renaming/rebranding Something Classic Events.  I feel the name and brand I have now does not represent me and how I want my business to be portrayed.  So, look for the new reveal this fall!

Things are really starting to pick up now that wedding season is in full force.  We have some new business hours that I want to make everyone aware of.  Business hours are Monday - Thursday between 8am - 4pm.  We are closed on New Year's Day, Birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington's Birthday, Memorial day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  If one of these days falls on a Saturday or Sunday, we will be closed the next business day.

Here are some additional days we will be closed this year:
  • Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 12 - there will be very limited access to email and I will not have access to my cell
  • Sunday, June 19 - Sunday, June 26 - there will be no email access and no cell phone access
We have also hired a new assistant and she has been wonderful!!!  We can't wait to introduce her to all of our brides and grooms.

And finally, the biggest announcement.  

note this is not our baby, just one that is 11 weeks.

Something Classic Events and our family will be expanding by 1.  Baby is due at the end of the year.  I am almost 11 weeks pregnant and feeling ok.  I have had severe morning sickness (read all day sickness) since 6 weeks.  I hope after the 1st trimester it will go away.  We are so excited and can't wait for our new addition.  When the time gets closer, I will advise everyone about maternity leave.

As I always say, hopefully I'll get back into blogging soon!!!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I saw this on another blog and thought it might get me in the mood for posting...so here goes nothing!

Age: 28
Bed: King and I love it!
Chore I hate: Laundry, I am ok with loading and unloading but it is the putting it away part I loathe.
Dogs: Two; Clover (girl)- 5 years old golden mix and Trooper(boy)- 6 month old chow (we think) husky mix.
Essential start of your day: Checking my email.
Favorite Color: Hmmm...this is a hard one for me, I go between several...so I can just say several?  I really like grey, teal, pink and black.
Gold or silver: Silver
Height: 5'3" and a half

Instruments I play (or have played): Alto sax and piano
Job Title: Wedding Planner!!
Kids: 1; 3 year old little girl
Live: Colorado
Mom's Name: Maryann
Nickname: I don't have a nickname but sorta do.  Let me explain, when I was in high school I was a cheerleader.  We decided to have our name put on EVERYTHING!  It was expensive to do it and I payed for the stuff out of my own pocket so, to save money I nicknamed myself Danni.  I couldn't stand it after that year and went back to Danielle.  My old coach cheer coach and teacher now teaches with my husband.  When my husband was new to the district, he went to a BBQ to get the know the department.  They were talking about spouses and he mentioned me.  She blurted out "Danni?!?"  So now, every now and then, he calls me Danni.  Ugh!
Overnight hospital stays: Only 1 time, when I had my daughter

(this is one of my all time favorite pictures!!)

Pet Peeve: I probably shouldn't mention these, I have a lot!
Quote from a movie: Smiling is my favorite.
Right or left handed: Right.
Siblings: 1 sister, 14 months younger than me.
Time you wake up: Way too early! I love to sleep.
Umbrella: I have one in my car.
Vegetables you dislike: Radishes, Brussel Sprouts, Mushrooms, and a few more things.
What makes you run late: My husband and daughter, when either of them are involved, I run late and then I have to speed to make up the time.

X-rays you've had done: 1 time for a broken arm and the rest have been for the dentist
Yummy food you make: I think I make a lot of yummy stuff, my husband doesn't always think so. 
Zoo animal: Giraffes

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Planners and Cost

There have been a TON of these articles written lately, by myself and others.  I think it is important to showcase and bring them to you (...if you are out there!).  I know I am not the best writer, so by giving you access to these other articles, you can read what I really mean, even if I don't have the exact words to say it.

So here are a few articles...

Cocktails and Details
Planner Pages
Weddlady (this is one of my favorites!  Make sure you read the download!)

And because a post is better with pictures, here is a wedding we just did in March!

Monday, April 4, 2011

MIA...but back with tips!!

I know, I know, I have been MIA, my last post was almost 2 months ago.
I have felt out of the loop of blogging and plus, I am not sure how many people ready this, so I always put it on the back burner.
I am going to try harder though and we'll see... maybe I'll be inspired.

Anywho, I wanted to share this link with you: 5 things to know about your vendors
It is all true and sometimes we just need a reminder.
Enjoy reading and I'll be back soon!!!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Do you need a wedding planner?

How do you know? If someone has told you that you should have a planner? Do you want to know for yourself? Answer these simple questions and then you will know for yourself.

• Do you (or your mom or your aunt) want to setup and teardown your wedding?

• Do you (or your grandmother or your sister) want to run to the store when the bar runs out of liquor or ice?

• Do you (or your sister in law or matron of honor) want be the contact person for the day of the wedding?

• Do you (or your mother in law or bridesmaid) want to replenish napkins/cupcakes/popcorn when they run out?

• Do you (or your maid of honor or friend) want to get on site 2 hours before the ceremony starts to make sure everything is being perfectly setup?

• Do you (or your sister is law or mom) want to leave right after the rehearsal to go to your wedding site to make sure the tent is being setup properly?

• Do you (your mom or your great aunt) want to know that your cake fell and the bakery only had 30 minutes to fix it?

• Do you want your mom or friend or family member or invited guest-that-is-going-to-be-my-planner to worry that something is being taken care of the whole day?

If you answered no to any of these questions, you need to hire a wedding planner, or at least a day of coordinator. If you think that your venue coordinator is going to take care of these things, then you are mistaken. They are there for the venue, not for you like a planner or coordinator would be.

In addition,

• Do you want a stress free wedding day?

• Do you want to enjoy the wedding day with your friends and family?

• Do you want someone to setup and teardown your wedding?

• Do you want to have someone execute your wedding day how you envisioned?

• Do you want someone to take charge of the event and your vendors?

• Do you want your wedding to be one of the best days of your life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to hire a wedding planner. There are so many little details that go into your wedding day that you do not want to deal with. Instead of leaving it up to a friend or family member (who doesn’t know much about what goes into putting a wedding together or is unfamiliar with a BEO), why not hire someone (a professional) that can take care of those details so your guests can truly be guests? Wedding planners are able to offer you peace of mind and allow you to fully relax – so you can enjoy your day, and so can your family members and friends.

Furthermore, I always tell my clients; don’t you want your family members and close friends to be with you while you are getting ready or having pictures taken or during cocktail hour? Can you imagine your mom (or friend or aunt) rushing to get lined up (or sit down) for the ceremony – she’s sweaty, flustered and isn’t able to focus on the ceremony because she is worried that she didn’t put a favor at each place setting? I am sure you don’t want anyone to feel that way, much less a family member or friend. Another tidbit, hire people you can sue or get mad at. Seriously. Do it. Do you want to ruin a relationship with a friend or family member because they didn’t set up your reception how you envisioned? Don’t think that will be you? It could be, so why take the chance. If you know you have a specific vision, it is even more critical to hire a planner to make sure your vision is executed (and you can get mad if it isn’t).

Hire a planner or day of coordinator, enjoy your wedding day and be stress free.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding - Style Me Pretty and Couture Colorado Feature

Style Me Pretty and Couture Colorado has featured one of our weddings.  The wedding took place last November in Devil's Thumb Ranch.  The bride incorporated many DIY and personalized details throughout the wedding.  We were so honored to be the day of coordinator for this wedding.  Brinton Studios took these amazing pictures!!  Check it out at the links below!

Style Me Pretty

Couture Colorado

Monday, January 31, 2011

We're featured...

On Tracy Carolyn Photography's blog today!  Come on over and check out what we have to say about wedding planning... click here!  See you there!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What if Anthropologie did weddings?

I know I have seen Anthro inspired wedding all over the place...but what if they did it?  I just got this link in my email this morning and can't wait to see it unveiled!


I guess we will have to find out! So excited to see what they have in store!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Why I cost so "much"...

I have had quite a few brides come to me lately and say they wanted planning for $500...I promptly let them know that I would not be able to plan or coordinate their day for that price.

Pricing involves more than just setting a price - I factor in time, travel, guest number, venue, etc.,  and that doesn't even begin to name everything included to run my business such as marketing materials, advertising and much more.

Below are a few articles about why planners cost what they do, definitely worth a read.

Confessions Of The WeddingDIVA: Why I Cost So "MUCH"...

Why do Wedding Planners cost "so much"?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Real Wedding at Seven's Restaurant, Breckenridge - Kassendra and Brandon

"They don't know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this..."
~ Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Kassendra and Brandon
August 7, 2010
Seven's Restaurant

We had the honor of working with Kassendra and Brandon to plan the final details of their wedding at Seven's Restaurant in Breck last August.  Seven's is located at the base of peak 7 and it offers a beautiful view of the valley below.  Their wedding was classic and chic, and an all around fantastic day.  They were married on the deck of the restaurant over looking the mountains.  It was stunning. 

After the ceremony was over, they jumped on the gondola to take some pictures.  One of the most important things for them was for them to get pictures with their dog. 

Once they arrived back to Seven's, we introduced the bridal party and then sat down for a wonderful meal.  After dinner, the dancing portion of the evening started.  They kicked it off by having their first dance to Lucky by Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz (one of my all time favorite songs!!). 

The guys from Sweet Sounds Entertainment did a wonderful job of keeping the dance floor packed all night.  As it got later into the evening, we provided a late night snack for all the guests - popcorn!  The guests loved it!
Thank you Kassendra and Brandon for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day.  Couples like you really make me love my job.  You both are  so gracious and genuine.  Your wedding was truly spectacular.  I loved all the small details that were woven into your day.  I know you have many bright days ahead. 

Venue - Seven's Restaurant, Breckenridge
Photographer – Autumn Burke Photography
Ceremony Music – Mockup Studios
Reception Music – Sweet Sounds Entertainment
Cupcakes – Molly & Maggie’s Bakery
Hair & Makeup – JR Design - Sarah
Transportation – Premier Charters
Florist – My Daughter’s Wedding
Videographer – Breck Films
Officiant – St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church - Rev. Christy Shain-Hendricks
Coordinator – Something Classic Events

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

2011 - the future is waiting to be written.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

2010 was fantastic - we worked with so many great couples.
We cannot wait for 2011 and everything it is going to bring.
Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples!

Danielle, Maryann and Christina