It’s Finally Here! Bride’s Night Out 2017

One of our favorite events of the year is finally upon us! Ladies grab your BFF and head to Hotel Andaluz for Bride’s Night Out! — a boutique wedding show unlike any other. There will be lots of wedding professionals ready to show off their unique products and services to make your day one to remember.

This is going to be a fun-filled night with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Not to mention, the first 50 brides will receive a custom Bride’s Night Out tote filled with all kinds of goodies! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to meet the best, local wedding professionals.

Snag a free ticket with code “FBEvent” when you pre-register HERE. Purchase additional tickets for $5 online or $7 at the door. And don’t forget to take advantage of the complimentary valet parking on Copper, courtesy of Hotel Andaluz. We can’t wait for you to experience the best wedding show in town!

BRIDE’S NIGHT OUT 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 6-8PM

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St NW

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Matt Blasing Photography
Photos by Matt Blasing Photography

Check out this video from Bride’s Night Out 2016!

A special thanks to Matt Blasing Photography, Classic Event & Tent Rentals, Complete Weddings + Events, and 2U Films for being so generous with your products and services and making Bride’s Night Out 2016 a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you!

For more on everything Wedding + Wedding Planning, visit us at: PerfectWeddingGuide.com

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12 Months of Giveaways: Enter for Your Chance to Win!

Here at Perfect Wedding Guide we love to shower our local brides and grooms-to-be with gifts whenever we get the chance! One of the many ways we do so is with our annual 12 Months of Giveaways. Thanks to some very generous local wedding vendors, we have the great pleasure of presenting you with some very lavish prizes to make your wedding unforgettable!

Last year’s round of prizes were a huge success, but with a new year comes a new round of amazing prizes and they just keep getting better and better! If you would like your chance at one of these great prizes make sure to register! Every month a new winner will be chosen. Take a look at the 12 Months of Giveaways for 2017 and enter for your chance to win!

Briana Nicole Photography
  1. Engagement session, includes the session and the edited, high-resolution images with personal use/print rights valued at $400, courtesy of Matt Blasing Photography.
  2. 10 free centerpieces or 40 chair covers + $50 off the booking fee for City View Event Center valued at $400, courtesy of Simply Décor & City View Event Center.
  3. Two Carat Bridal Package and a 60 minute massage for the groom valued at $565, courtesy of The Remedy Day Spa.
  4. Complimentary ballroom space for your wedding valued at $3,000, courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Santa Fe.
  5. Two free hours of the photobooth at your wedding reception and a discounted rate for a coverage upgrade valued at $350, courtesy of Wedding Crashers Photo Booth.
  6. Free engagement session and $400 off a wedding package valued at $650, courtesy of Briana Nicole Photography.
  7. Bride-to-be package including an essential manicure, pedicure, signature body polish and facial. 4 1/2 hours of services valued at $350, courtesy of Isleta Resort & Casino.
  8. A 2 location adventure engagement, includes high-resolution edited images as well as a professionally produced album valued at $550, Shutter Force Photography.
  9. A special edition handmade keepsake photo album set which includes three photo albums. Inside each photo album you’ll find 40-50 heavy archival ivory paper pages with glassine interleaving to protect your precious photos. The three photo albums have a beautiful luminescent textured butter yellow Japanese book cloth spine paired with a traditional Florentine decorative paper with gold highlights valued at $350, courtesy of Peregrine Arts Bindery.
  10. Engagement session plus $200 product credit valued at $400, courtesy of Licht Photography.
  11. 2 body contouring, permanent fat removal session valued at over $300, courtesy of Renewal Health & Wellness.
  12. A two hour boudoir session, access to all the finished portraits and an 8×10 album of select finished portraits valued at $400, courtesy of Creative Portraits by Dolores.
Wedding Crashers Photo Booth
Shutter Force Photography

Only registered brides and grooms have a chance to win. For your chance, register HERE!

For more on everything Wedding + Wedding Planning, visit us at: PerfectWeddingGuide.com

Wedding Vase Giveaway

Thanks to the generous folks at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, we have an amazing opportunity to give away a one-of-a-kind wedding vase, made by one of our very own, local artists! From Laguna, New Mexico, Miriam Davis-Victorino has been creating pottery for over 34 years. Davis is self-taught and loves the entire creative process that goes into creating one of these stunning pieces!

Although, we don’t have a photo of the exact vase we are giving away, the following demonstrates the beauty and intricacy of this beautiful wedding vase. Moreover, no two vases are alike. In fact, great care is taken to ensure every vase is unique, each with its own certificate of authenticity. These vases are treated with great care because of the significant role they play in their traditional wedding ceremonies.

Myron Sarracino Geometric Polychrome Wedding Vase
Myron Sarracino Geometric Polychrome Wedding Vase

To get an idea of the major role these vases play in uniting the two families of the bride and groom, here is a brief description of this ancient tradition brought to you by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center:

A Wedding Vase is usually made a week or two before a couple is married. The future husband’s parents are responsible for providing the Wedding Vase. When the vase is completed, the husband, along with his parents and all his relatives then go to the bride’s house. The bride brings out everything she will need to establish their new home together — clothing, utensils, mattress, moccasins, corn and any other homemaking essentials, including her white manta wedding dress.

As a customary tradition during the Wedding Vase Ceremony, the parents of both the bride and groom give the young couple advice to help them have a happy and successful marriage. Indian holy water is placed in the Wedding Vase and the vase is turned around and given to the bride. She drinks from one side of the vase, turns it around again and gives it to the groom, who then drinks from the opposite side of the vessel. The completion of this ceremony unites them as one.

The couple will treasure the vase throughout their married life. Should one of them outlive the other, the remaining person will give the vase to a couple known to be living a happily married life. The Wedding Vase is treasured and protected always — it is never broken or destroyed.

Frederica Antonio Acoma Wedding Vase
Frederica Antonio Acoma Wedding Vase
Brian Delorme Acoma Wedding Vase
Brian Delorme Acoma Wedding Vase

For your chance to win this amazing wedding vase, simply cast your vote for your favorite wedding vendors and be entered in to win this prize in the coming weeks!

Click here to vote. 

For more on everything Wedding + Wedding Planning, visit us at: PerfectWeddingGuide.com

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Save the Date: Speed Networking Luncheon 2017

Get out your calendars ladies and gents, it’s that time of year again! Time to cultivate long lasting business relationships with other local wedding professionals at our Speed Networking Luncheon!

Here at Perfect Wedding Guide, it’s our mission to foster powerful connections between the local wedding community and engaged couples… all for the love.

One of the many ways we like to fulfill our mission is with our annual speed networking event, organized just for you! If you had the opportunity to attend last year, you know it was a huge success!

This year it will take place at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico and we would love for you to join us! Here are all the details:

Save the Date: Santa Fe Speed Networking Luncheon

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 11am -1pm

Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe

$25 for PWG members | $40 for future members

Kindly RSVP by January 13, 2017

Seats are limited, register here!

To celebrate, we are also giving away two reservations to this amazing gourmet luncheon. If you are interested in participating in the giveaway, visit our Instagram page to get all the details!

In the meantime, take a look at these amazing pics from last year’s speed networking event at the beautiful Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm!

Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography
Arielei Kinzer Photography

A special thanks to Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm and Arielei Kinzer Photography for being so generous with your products and services and making last year’s Speed Networking Event a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Hope to see you there!

For more on everything Wedding + Wedding Planning, visit us at: PerfectWeddingGuide.com

The 12 Months of Giveaways

Photo Via: Jasper Kay Photography

Right about now, you’re probably gearing up for the 12 days of Christmas, but if you just got engaged, you need to gear up for Perfect Wedding Guide’s 12 months of giveaways! Every year, the Perfect Wedding Guide crew rounds up the most sought after prizes from the best, local wedding professionals to gift brides and grooms for their wedding preparations. Take a look at the prizes you could win!

Photo Via: Jasper Kay Photography
Photo Via: Jasper Kay Photography

2016 Bride’s Select Award Prize List

  1. One hour engagement or anniversary portrait session including edited, high resolution images and personal use/printing rights – valued at $300, courtesy of Matt Blasing Photography.
  2. Your choice of 10 free centerpieces or 40 chair covers – valued at $350, courtesy of Simply Décor.
  3. A $300 gift certificate toward an amazing line of products or services – courtesy of Bliss Salon & Spa.
  4. $300 worth of super trendy balloon décor – valued at $300, courtesy of
    Pop Balloons NM.
  5. A beautifully curated Gold Canyon Candles Gift Basket – valued at $350, courtesy of Gold Canyon Candles, Patrice Leddy.
  6. Free engagement session with 10-12 digital retouched images, 4 hours of wedding coverage, 2 photographers, personal online gallery of professionally retouched images + print release – valued at $1600, courtesy of Jasper Kay Photography.
  7. Bride-to-be package, including an essential manicure, pedicure, signature body polish facial. 4 1/2 hours of services – valued at $350, courtesy of Isleta Resort & Casino.
  8. A special edition handmade keepsake photo album set which includes three photo albums. Inside each photo album you’ll find 40-50 heavy archival ivory paper pages with glassine interleaving to protect your precious photos. The three photo albums are fully covered with a beautiful luminescent textured aqua Japanese book cloth and paired with a removable ivory satin ribbon tie – valued at $350, courtesy
    of Peregrine Arts Bindery.
  9. 4 hours of wedding day coverage with a professional photographer – valued at $750, courtesy of Rydeski Photography.
  10. One year membership of free tanning or spray tanning – valued at $240, courtesy of Body Glow Tanning.
  11. An exclusive hotel getaway, including a two-night stay with a bottle of wine + a $25 dinner certificate – valued at over $300, courtesy of Inn at Santa Fe.
  12. A 2 hour boudoir session, access to all the finished portraits and an 8×10 album of select finished portraits – valued at $400, courtesy of Creative Portraits by Dolores.
Photo Via: Jasper Kay Photography
Photo Via: Jasper Kay Photography
Photo Via: Jasper Kay Photography
Photo Via: Jasper Kay Photography

Now that you’ve seen what you’ve been missing, don’t wait to sign up! Only registered brides and grooms have a chance to win. If you would like to try your luck at one of these fabulous prizes, visit our website or register here!

For more on everything Wedding + Wedding Planning, visit us at: PerfectWeddingGuide.com

Let the Magazine Be Your Guide

Photo Via: Bryan's Photography

Perfect Wedding Guide’s FREE Magazine

In our last post, we gave you the info on Perfect Wedding Guide’s perfect planning tools. To coincide with these and the many other resources we have for you, it only seemed fitting to let you in on our Perfect Wedding Guide magazine!

Perfect Wedding Guide Magazine
Perfect Wedding Guide Magazine

The Perfect Wedding Guide magazine contains a comprehensive list of local wedding professionals, including dazzling descriptions and fabulous photos, all wrapped up in a cute, compact magazine — the perfect size for your purse!

Each business is organized by category so you can find the information you need quickly and easily. In addition to local wedding businesses, the magazine also highlights giveaways, wedding shows, engagement announcements, wedding inspiration and so much more!

Photo Via: Bryan's Photography
Photo Via: Bryan’s Photography

If you would like to receive your free copy of the Perfect Wedding Guide magazine, sign up here and you will receive one within 2-3 business days. Not only will you receive the current issue, but you will also receive the upcoming spring issue as soon as it becomes available.

And while you’re out and about this holiday season, our magazine is also available at many locations throughout the city. Click here to see the full list.

Happy Planning!

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2016 Bride’s Night Out {Re-living the Fun}

This year’s Bride’s Night Out was definitely an event to remember. When it comes to wedding planning, you want the best people on the job, so we connected you to local vendors who care. We loved hosting this event and seeing all of our brides and grooms having a crazy, fun time planning their perfect wedding. We couldn’t have made this event happen with out our vendors, sponsors, and our soon-to-be-married couples. We adore working with all of you and cannot wait to hang out with all of you again for next year’s Bride’s Night Out!

Much thanks to Hotel Andaluz and their staff for letting us use their gorgeous space! It is perfect for all things wedding!
Much thanks to Hotel Andaluz and their staff for letting us use their gorgeous space! It is perfect for all things wedding! (Via: Matt Blasing)
Gorgeous table décor by Sandia Casino & Resort
Gorgeous table décor by Isleta Resort and Casino
Gorgeous hairpiece by Bridal Elegance by Darlene!
Gorgeous hairpiece by Bridal Elegance by Darlene
Gorgeous Jewelry by Silpada Jewelry by Lisa Lipke...
Gorgeous Jewelry by Silpada Jewelry by Lisa Lipke…
Adorable wedding-themed berries at the Nature Pointe booth!
Adorable wedding-themed berries at the Nature Pointe booth!
Gorgeous flowers by Estella Floral Design
Gorgeous flowers by Estella Floral Design
Totally adoring this display by Dinner 4 Two
Totally adoring this display by Dinner 4 Two (Via: Matt Blasing)
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Fantastic décor at the Strawberries and More booth
Charming setting by Classic Party Rentals
Charming setting by Classic Party Rentals

We loved this event so much. The relaxed vibes helped everyone unwind and enjoy each other, and we couldn’t have accomplished any of it without these vendors and sponsors:

Venue: Hotel Andaluz

Photography: Matt Blasing Photography

Videography: 2U Films

Linens: Classic Party Event + Tent Rentals

MC/DJ: Complete Weddings and Events 

For more wedding planning tips and inspiration, head on over to perfectweddingguide.com! Much love, xoxo- PWG