Bosque Beauty: The Great River Inspires a Regal Wedding

Uniquely situated unlike any other venue in New Mexico, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya offers stunning views along the Rio Grande with the Sandia Mountains as your backdrop. Taking cues from nature, Bosque Beauty features a palette of muted violet, pale yellow, cream, heathered greyblue, and radiant orchid; create a striking yet subtle statement. Contrasting the natural elements are metallic linens, silver chargers and gold chiavari chairs—right on trend for 2015. At the end of the evening, let a white horse and carriage whisk you and your mate away to a secluded and romantic honeymoon suite.

Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding
Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding
Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Tamaya Wedding-1202
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Tamaya Wedding-1217
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Tamaya Wedding-1226
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Tamaya Wedding-1272
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding
Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Tamaya Wedding Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Wedding
Photo Credit: Photographic Perspectives

Vendor Credits:

Location & Wedding Consultation: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa at the Cottonwood Pavillion

Wedding Photography & Styling: Photographic Perspectives

Flowers, Centerpieces, and Favor Boxes: Black Swan Events

Linens, Chiavari Chairs and Chargers: Classic Party Rentals

Horse and Carriage: The Stables at Tamaya

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

1300 Tuyuna Trail

Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004

505-867-1234

For more wedding inspiration and wedding venues in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

Wedding Spotlight: Alena and Jeffrey Bard

What spectacular details do real wedding planners create for themselves when it is their turn to walk down the aisle?

Now we know. Albuquerque Wedding and Event Planner and Coordinator Alena Swanson got married in August and we are featuring her wedding in our Wedding Spotlight for our Winter Issue of The Perfect Wedding Guide!

Here are the details that Alena shared with us about her big day:

“Jeff and I wanted to create our theme from memories and previous milestones. Our first date was over Starbucks, so we served Pike’s and placed a personalized Starbucks cup at every seat with a thank you note telling our love story. We fell in love under the stars, so we chose the night sky ombre colors: navy and silver under a clear tent. Our guests now describe the night as mystical, like a fairy tale.” -Alena Swanson

0002
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0092
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0123
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0139
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0213
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0261
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0293
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0328
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0453
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0417
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0459
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0466
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0473
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0480
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0504
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0500
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0525
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0676
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0839
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography
0897
Photo Credit: Fizelwink Photography

Wedding Date: August 30, 2014

Wedding Venue: Private Residence in Tres Lagunas, NM

Wedding Design, Theme, and Decor: Alena Swanson, LLC.

Photography: Fizelwink Photography

Cinematography: Emily Joanne Wedding Films & Photography

DJ: Dream Factory Productions

Signs and Invitations: Differently Designed

Wedding Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Florals: Shannon Loves Flowers

Makeup: C Johnson Makeup

Catering: Walter Burke Catering

Wedding Cake: The Cake Boutique

To be one of the first to see Alena and Jeffrey’s Wedding Spotlight in our Winter Issue, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

{Weekend Wedding Inspiration} Sweet Lace Details

This delectable wedding cake by Cake Fetish is a sweet way to incorporate lace into your wedding. Whether you match the lace detailing to your wedding dress or to create patterns of your favorite flower, lace detail on your wedding cake is sure to add a touch of delicate romance to your wedding reception.

Wedding Cake With Lace Details by Cake Fetish. Photo by Bryan's Photography
Wedding Cake With Lace Details by Cake Fetish.
Photo by Bryan’s Photography

Cake Fetish

2665 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505)883-0670

For more local wedding inspiration, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

Diamond Dash Bridal Show November 16th

unnamed

The next Perfect Wedding Guide Diamond Dash is only a month away!

Before the bridal show on November 16th you will have the opportunity to sit in on an exclusive, complimentary forum where you will learn some insider secrets to planning the perfect wedding, brought to you by the New Mexico Wedding Professionals from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Click here to register for our Insider Secrets To Your Wedding Seminar.

Be one of the first 200 to check into the show and you will receive $500 in PWG Bucks to be used towards products and services with participating wedding professionals. Let’s make the wedding of your dreams a reality!
You could be chosen as one of the 5 lucky participants to cake dive in search of FREE diamond jewelry.
You will be automatically entered in to win a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, among many other generous giveaways! After all this wedding planning you’re going to need it.
For more information about wedding and bridal events in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe area, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

{Wedding Venue Spotlight} The Banque Lofts/Studio 23 Events

Take in the scenery and mountain views while you plan your next special event at the rooftop of the Banque Building at The Banque Lofts.  The view from this 8,000 square foot deck will take your breath away.  Accommodating up to 150 guests on our rooftop and up to 250 guests on our 8th floor loft, this venue is the perfect setting for wedding receptions.  This spectacular rooftop deck features an expansive wet bar with catering kitchen, and adjoining bathroom facilities.

8th Floor Loft Wedding Reception at the Banque Lofts.  Photo Credit: A Contrast in Light, LLC.
8th Floor Loft Wedding Reception at the Banque Lofts.
Photo Credit: A Contrast in Light, LLC.
Lounge Area on the 8th Floor.  Photo Credit: J. Fierro Photography
Lounge Area on the 8th Floor.
Photo Credit: J. Fierro Photography
The Banque Lofts Wedding Reception. Photo Credit: A Contrast In Light, LLC.
The Banque Lofts Wedding Reception.
Photo Credit: A Contrast In Light, LLC.

“I always dreamed of having my fairytale wedding and my dream came true. The staff went above and beyond for my special day. So professional and made my family and friends feel welcomed. I would highly recommend this wedding venue.” -Denneca, A Banque Lofts Bride

Rooftop Ceremony. Photo Credit: Kevin's Photography
Rooftop Ceremony.
Photo Credit: Kevin’s Photography
Banque Lofts Rooftop Bar Photo Credit: The Banque Lofts
Banque Lofts Rooftop Bar
Photo Credit: The Banque Lofts
The Banque Lofts. 3rd and Central Banque Building.
The Banque Lofts. 3rd and Central Banque Building.

The Banque Lofts

219 Central Ave. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 219-3107

For more great wedding venues, and for everything else you need to plan your wedding, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

2014 Bride’s Select Awards Winners

Our Santa Fe and Albuquerque brides have spoken and all the votes are in for this year’s Bride’s Select Awards!

brides-choice_logo-2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Bride’s Select Awards Winners:

Best Wedding Coordinator: Alena Swanson, LLC Wedding and Event Planning

Best Hairstylist or Salon: Bliss Salon & Spa

Best Spa or Place To Relax: Betty’s Bath & Day Spa

Best Place to Order A Wedding Cake: ABC Cake Shop and Bakery

Best Catering or Restaurant: Mon Amis Personal Chefs

Best Place to Have a Bachelorette Party: Sandia Casino & Resort

Best Place to Have a Rehearsal Dinner: El Pinto Restaurant

Best Place to Have a Wedding Reception: Hotel Albuquerque

Best Place to Have a Wedding Ceremony: Nature Pointe

Best Wedding Officiant: Amor Ceremonies

Best Transportation Company: Star Limo

Best Pre-Marital Education: The Family Lifeline

Best Rental Company: Classic Party Rentals

Best Floral Designer: Albuquerque Florist

Best Bridal Gown Shop: David’s Bridal

Best Men’s Formalwear Shop: Men’s Wearhouse

Best Hotel For Guest Accommodations: Hotel Andaluz

Best Place to Order Invitations: Differently Designed

Best Disc Jockey: Dream Factory Productions

Best Ceremony Musician and/or Company: Dream Factory Productions

Best Photographer: Kevin’s Photography

Best Videography: Loving Image Wedding Videography & Music

Best Photobooth Rental: Kevin’s Photography

Best Gift Registry: Bed Bath & Beyond

Best Unique Wedding Service: Amor Ceremonies

For more information about next year’s Bride’s Select Awards, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

2014 Denim & Diamonds Client Appreciation Party

Our 2014 Client Appreciation Party was a heck of a shindig this year! All of the best wedding professionals of Santa Fe and Albuquerque and their friends and  families came together for a night of country line dancing, laughs, great food, and celebrating the recipients of this year’s Bride Select Awards.

A very special thank you to all of our unbelievably talented clients who came to celebrate another fantastic year with The Perfect Wedding Guide. Thank you to Blue Plate Special for providing all of the delicious food, A Cake Odyssey for providing all of the delectable desserts, S.Strine Photography for capturing the party, Nature Pointe for hosting our party at their gorgeous venue, Brad King of King Mobile Music for keeping everyone dancing and laughing all night,  Simply Décor for the gorgeous royal blue table linens,  Finishing Touches for the cute and trendy burlap table runners and Forever Folded  for the super unique western inspired centerpieces. You all made this event possible… and so much fun!

Nature Pointe Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography

Nature Pointe
Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography

Denim and Diamonds Decor by Black Swan Events Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
Denim and Diamonds Decor by Black Swan Events
Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
2014 Bride Select Awards Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
2014 Bride Select Awards
Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
2014 Bride Select Award Winners! Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
2014 Bride Select Award Winners!
Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
Catering by Blue Plate Special Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
Catering by Blue Plate Special
Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
Catering by Blue Plate Special.  Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
Catering by Blue Plate Special.
Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Desserts by A Cake Odyssey. Photo by S.Strine Photography
Desserts by A Cake Odyssey. Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Brad King of King Mobile Entertainment. Photo by S.Strine Photography
Brad King of King Mobile Entertainment.
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography
Photo by S.Strine Photography

To learn how to become a Perfect Wedding Guide vendor and become part of the family, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.