Meet Albuquerque’s PWG Team

Since the rebirth of the Albuquerque + Santa Fe Perfect Wedding Guide team ten years ago, the driving motivation behind everything we do has been our local wedding community. Having a personal relationship with some of the most inspiring business owners makes the hard work we put in to every event, giveaway, and of course, our magazine, totally worth it.

Not only do we love being able to introduce local engaged couples to photographers, officiants, DJs that we know on a first name basis, but it’s important to us that we match up couples with vendors that we know can make their dreams come true. We can only do that by really getting to know each business — their goals and dreams, and even their personality quirks, which we find endearing.

So, why not share the same courtesy with our amazing readers and engaged couples?! Our team is tight-knit and we rely on each other a lot, but we’re also constantly learning more about one another too. We often do little games during our Monday morning meetings, and wanted to introduce ourselves to you with a particularly fun one. We made acronyms describing our personality using the letters in our names which, I must add, is much harder than it sounds if you have a “z” in your name.

Grab some tea or coffee and scroll on! Meet our team and comment your own acronym below.

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{Very, very thankful to the darling Jacqueline Vega Photography for rockin’ out our new headshots! Book her for your wedding here.}


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Create and Cultivate: Speed Networking at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

It’s that time again and we couldn’t be more excited! Our annual business-to-business speed networking event is taking place, once again, at the lovely Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. If you have not had a chance to visit Los Poblanos, this is the perfect opportunity to see and experience this hidden gem in the heart of the city! Not only will you bask in the beautiful surroundings, but you will also cultivate vital relationships with other local wedding professionals to take your business to the next level.


Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm | 4803 RIO GRANDE BLVD NW

Seating is limited to 100 and we only have a handful of seats left! Don’t wait, registration is required to attend this one-of-a-kind event. Not to mention, cost includes a complimentary cocktail and gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

PWG Member Registration | $25

Non-Member Registration | $40

Remember, business opportunities come from a variety of sources and referrals are certainly one of them. To gain referrals, however, you need to make meaningful face-to-face connections. So do yourself a favor and give your business a boost at this speed networking event unlike any other. And make sure to bring a networking buddy or wedding colleague!

By attending, you will:

  • Generate social media buzz about your brand.
  • Give your business a stronger presence in the wedding community.
  • Properly position yourself to stand out from your competitors.

More importantly, you will cultivate long lasting business relationships to:

  • Maximize your time by meeting a host of professionals in one setting.
  • Do more than just pass a card — chat one-on-one!
  • Expand your connections and increase your circle of influence.
  • Exchange ideas, contacts and share your vision!

Once all participants are seated, the speed networking sessions will begin. During each fast-paced session, participants will network face-to-face. At the end of each session, participants will quickly alternate their seating arrangements for their next networking opportunity. In just a few minutes, participants will share business cards, bios, history and offer new contacts with valuable information about their business.


  • Who do you know that might need their services?
  • Who has a similar client base and might refer engaged couples?
  • How might each company do business with one another?
  • Can you introduce them to anyone who can help them?



CHARCUTERIE | assorted imported & local cheeses | housemade crackers | grilled bread |roasted salted nuts | marinated olives | housemade pickles | seasonal fresh or dried fruit

BEET TARTAR | potato coin | crème fraîche | fresh herbs

SOUTHWEST CHICKEN SKEWERS | seasonal spicy aioli


HOUSEMADE COOKIES |  lavender shortbread

S’MORES STICKS  |  homemade marshmallow dipped in decadent dark chocolate rolled in homemade graham cracker crumbs

We would like to thank 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 and we are sure this year’s event is only going to be more fabulous!

— Perfect Wedding Guide Team

Photo by Arielei Kinzer Photography

Hope to see you there!

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Bridal Board & Vendor Mixer

Join us next Thursday for our annual Bridal Board & Vendor Mixer! If you’re a local wedding professional, you don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to get firsthand insight into the mind of your customer. We will have a panel of recent brides and grooms to answer all your pressing questions.

Thursday, April 13th | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Isleta Resort & Casino, 11000 Broadway Blvd SW

$25 PWG Members | $40 Non Members



Be sure to bring a networking buddy or wedding colleague. Seating is limited to 100, so don’t wait! You don’t want to miss it!

After you help yourself to some delicious food, participants will take a seat and the panel will begin. Our emcee will start by asking the couples a series of questions, encompassing everything from customer-vendor relations to their top wedding priorities.

Each question will include time for open and honest discussion. As we come to a close, professionals will have an opportunity to ask their most pressing questions. To conclude, we will re-locate to the Jar Spa for more treats, cocktails, pampering and networking!

Photos by Matt Blasing Photography


Are you engaged or recently wed? We are still looking for brides and grooms to join our panel and we would love to have you! Register HERE!

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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!

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PWG Meet-up at Classic Event + Tent Rentals {Casual Networking}

On the morning of April 21st, The Perfect Wedding Guide Team headed over to Classic Event + Tent Rentals for a casual networking event. We planned on having a simple get-together with coffee and some snacks, but we were pleasantly surprised with gorgeous table settings by Classic, charming arrangements by Charlotte’s Flowers, and a tasty breakfast from Lettuce Cater. It was so wonderful to walk into the space and see Classic’s staff’s talent. They transformed the space into a charming venue, making it so nice to sit down and discuss life with some of Albuquerque’s finest vendors. When we talked with them, we got to see how much they care for their clients and all the hard work that goes into making each couple feel uniquely special. This event was a blast, and it gave everyone the opportunity to not only discuss business, but build relationships.

Charming arrangement by Charlotte's Flowers!
Charming arrangement by Charlotte’s Flowers!


Tasty AND good-looking quiches by Lettuce Cater
Tasty AND good-looking quiches by Lettuce Cater
The Perfect Wedding Guide and a great cup pf coffee make a flawless morning
The Perfect Wedding Guide and a great cup of coffee make for a wonderful morning…
Just a sample of Classic's talent!
Just a sample of Classic’s talent!
More of Charlotte's Flowers!
More of Charlotte’s Flowers!

This little meet-up was so much fun. The unexpected effort from the different businesses just went to show how much our advertisers care. They go above and beyond to make everything they participate in look and feel special.

Special thanks to these vendors, we couldn’t have done this without you:

Venue and Tables/Linens: Classic Event + Tent Rentals

Catering: Lettuce Cater

Flower Samples: Charlotte’s Flowers


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Second Annual Tabletop Décor Showdown and Networking Luncheon

Yesterday was Perfect Wedding Guide’s second annual Networking Luncheon. It was held at the new Event Center at Sandia Golf Club! SO BEAUTIFUL. They are opening their new spa there as well this May! Anyway, so many businesses came out to show off their stuff in our table decorating contest. Any variety of brides would have found a table design to fit their style…

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Our special guest speaker, Stacy Sacco, kept us engaged during lunch with his speech Turning Problems Into Profits… Turning Challenges Into Opportunities.image1I almost forgot to mention the food! It was delicious, and Sandi Ludescher from Ya Gotta Have Harp! commented, “The vegetarian plate was the BEST I’ve ever had at an event! VERY TASTY!”FullSizeRender(2)   FullSizeRender(1)image4


The Event Center at Sandia Golf Club even created their own unique design! I’d say they made a hole in one with this table décor. 😉

Everyone that came out took a vote on their favorite table. Such a close tally, every table was a favorite! However, there must always be a winner! Signature Sweets & Flowers got our first place prize of a complimentary booth at our next Bride’s Night Out!

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Diamond Dash Bridal Show November 16th


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.