2018 Wedding Gallery Recap

Since our last wedding show of the year has, tragically, already come and gone, we think it’s only fair to spend a little bit of time reminiscing on one of our favorite shows of 2018. While all of our Albuquerque + Santa Fe wedding shows are things we celebrate and enjoy, my personal favorite of the year was the Wedding Gallery show at Sandia Resort and Casino.

On the sunny morning of August 5th this past year, our Perfect Wedding Guide team arrived bright and early at Sandia Resort to watch the magic unfold in one of their most grand ballrooms. And let us tell you, folks, it really did. We got to watch — and lend a helping hand, of course — as dozens of vendors filled the room, bringing their best decor, goodies, flyers, and free stuff to one space for you, our local couples.

The theme of this year’s Wedding Gallery show was jeweled elegance, and my gosh, was it rich. Bright golds and silvers complimented the deep maroons and greens, blues and mustards throughout the ballroom. Every vendor carefully coordinated their corner of the space to showcase and showoff all the enchanting things they can make possible, and it came together in the most cohesive, jewel-toned wonderland you can imagine.

After the mingling and connecting of local vendors to the hundreds of engaged couples who graced us with their presence, then came the fashion show. With styles from Suits Unlimited for the fellas, and Bridal Elegance by Darlene for the ladies, every couple got a New York worthy dose of in-real-life wedding fashion inspiration, that was also tied in with our overall theme for the event. Velvet, vintage couches headed the runway, and Brad with King Mobile Music lit the stage to perfectly illuminate the fine details on the gowns and tuxes.

Lastly, there were, of course, tons and tons of giveaways and prizes. With free goodies from venues, florists, officiants, and more, so many couples walked a way with a spring in their step after winning some serious discounts and freebies.

We couldn’t have done it without our incredible sponsors, or the amazing couples whose love stories are what make the whole day worthwhile. So, from the bottoms of our hearts, thank you!

(Especially to Sandra + her team at Photographic Perspectives, for capturing the glamour with her magical photography powers!)

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Local + Lovely: Albuquerque’s Favorite Wedding Show

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Okay, so maybe the Diamond Dash is actually your favorite wedding show. Which makes sense — where else do you have the opportunity to dive into a giant wedding cake and dig around for diamond jewelry? {No, seriously, is there somewhere else you can do that? Because we’d love a shot at it ourselves…} But the Wedding Gallery Wedding Show is my personal favorite, and I’ll tell you why.

First, Sandia Resort and Casino — the famed location of the Wedding Gallery — provides the perfect backdrop for the event. Each little corner and crevice is filled with local wedding professionals who have dedicated their entire Sunday to making the wedding planning process a little bit easier for you. Sounds like a wedding show, right? Well, what makes the Wedding Gallery different in this aspect, though, is how each booth is meticulously curated.

Last year’s theme, for example, was greek chic. When our team walked into the ballroom and saw not only the stage for the couture fashion show, but each local professional‘s hard word and dedication to this theme, our jaws dropped. As the morning continued, our jaws stayed on the floor with every impeccable detail that was added. From Black Swan Events‘ multi-table spread, to Gypsy Trail Hair + Makeup‘s boho-greek space, not an ounce of the ballroom was left untouched by love.

For the discerning couple, this is the place to do your planning. Some of the vendors even recruited one another to ensure their booths were perfectly enticing and aligned with the theme. Not only was it magical to watch this greek chic dream suddenly solidify in reality, but witnessing the wedding experts build each other up made the whole day unreal. And isn’t that the whole point of a wedding show? To see how local businesses can take a vision and bring it to life, while working together with the other wedding experts on the big day?

{Oh! I almost forgot to mention — the cocktails, food stations, wedding inspo, VIP bridal couture fashion show, giveaways, games, and prizes are pretty incredible, too. But you probably already knew that.}

See you there!


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Albuquerque Bridal Show this October at the Marriott Pyramid North

Photo by Kevin's Photography

The Perfect Wedding Guide will host the Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show on Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 1pm-4pm at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque. The show will feature fabulous exhibits from top wedding professionals offering the newest ideas in wedding planning.

Also, a spectacular fashion show will highlight the latest trends in bridal, formal wear and floral design.

At the Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show, you will be able to find the dress of your dreams, a tux for the groom and hotel accommodations for your guests. Additionally, you can order invitations and favors, see photographers’ work, sample wedding cake, book a limousine and reception site as well as plan your honeymoon all in one day!

Door prizes will be given out and in addition, five lucky brides will get the chance to dive into a large wedding cake in search of free diamonds!

Event Details:
Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show brought to you by Perfect Wedding Guide
Sunday, October 24, 2010
1:00pm – 4:00pm (Insider Secrets to Your Wedding starts at 11:30am, see details below)
Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Rd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Tickets: $5.00 in advance online at www.perfectweddingguide.com
$10.00 at Door

Avoid the lines, pre-register online now (and to receive the discounted ticket prices).

Photo by Kevin's Photography

Secrets to Wedding Planning:
This free one hour class brought to you by the New Mexico Wedding Professionals (NMWP) will help you get ready for the same-day Bridal Show on October 24, 2010 at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel. You will learn how to get the most of your bridal fair shopping experience. Come equipped with questions!

You will also have the opportunity to check in early for the bridal show so that way you can avoid the registration lines. Click here to register for the free class

Over $1000 Worth of Savings Inside from Albuquerque/Santa Fe Wedding Vendors

Save big bucks on your upcoming wedding! Perfect Wedding Guide brings you exclusive savings every month. This month save on wedding essentials like reception venues, ceremony harp music, videography and even wedding planning.

Local wedding businesses that are offering savings this month include: VideoWorks Productions, Inn at Rio Rancho, Parties by Patty, Nature Pointe, Sandi Ludescher – Harpist, and Avista Video Histories.

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