Diamond Dash – A Huge Success!

Photo Credit: Kevin’s Photography

Perfect Wedding Guide’s Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show on Sunday, October 21, at the Albuquerque Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa was a huge success! The day consisted of a very enlightening Q&A session from local wedding experts, a New York fashion week worthy fashion show, and five lucky brides diving into a wedding cake in search of a diamond necklace. We’ve never had so many competitive brides.  It even turned into a cake fight!

This show simply would not have been possible without the help of our amazing sponsors. A big thank you goes out to Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa who hosted the event. Their professional and dedicated staff was very accommodating and assisted us in every way possible. From an intimate group of 10 to parties of 900, Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa will work with you to create the ideal setting for any occasion.

We were very lucky to have the New Mexico Wedding Professionals at the event schooling us on the ins and outs of planning the perfect wedding.  Empire Strings (a local string quartet) were music to our ears. They set the lively tone of the event by playing during registration.

The fashion show was styled by Darlene with Bridal Elegance  and Mr. TuxFormal Wear. Each piece showcased remarkable examples of the hottest wedding trends to date. The looks were topped off with gorgeous bridal bouquets provided by Charlotte’s Flowers, stunning hair and makeup provided by Bliss Salon & Spa, and dazzling jewelry provided by Premier Designs by Kris. Classic Party Rentals provided the stage draping and upgraded linens, which gave the space a very alluring feel.

King Mobile Musicwas at the event keeping us all very entertained and informed during the Great Diamond Dash. I have to admit it was hard to watch five lucky ladies

Photo Credit: Kevin’s Photography

demolish a truly delectable looking cake provided by ABC Cake shop and Bakery but it was all in great fun, especially for bride –to- be, Samantha Wintermute, who was lucky enough to discover the diamond necklace! None of the lucky ladies left empty handed as the cake also contained a $200 gift certificate to Bridal Elegance by Darlene, a manicure and pedicure courtesy of Bliss Salon and Spa, a $500 gift certificate to King Mobile Music, and a gift certificate for a complimentary engagement session and one 8 x10 print courtesy of Kevin’s Photography– who was also there to capture the fun and excitement of the afternoon.

 Here is what some of the attendees had to say about the event-

“The Great Diamond Dash Bridal Show has a great variety of brides and vendors without being overwhelming.” –Bridal Elegance by Darlene

“Perfect Wedding Guide’s bridal shows are much more impressive than past experiences with other bridal shows. We enjoyed the high traffic and continuous fashion show.” -Forever & Eternity Photography

 

“Great show! Thanks for all of the hard work. Seemed very successful and we met a lot of great couples. Very well put together and organized.” –Ansley Event Design

“This was our first bridal show and it was a great experience.” –Brazilian Waxing Boutique

“LOVED the show!! Thank you so much!! Booked 6 appts from the show alone. Such a nice smooth pace, was actually able to talk to the clients. Great Experience!” – Sara Heffern, Inn at Rio Rancho

“We received two great appointments from the show.  This is one of the better events that we’ve done in a long time.” – James, Pennysmiths Paper

“Attendance was wonderful and the vendors being there were all such nice people.  The staff was SUPER helpful.  Having friendly competent staff was wonderful.  The staff at the event made sure any needs I had are hard to remember now. That is the kind of service that’s really on their game.  The way the space was set up made the flow really work!  There wasn’t an overwhelming congestion area and I heard several brides remark that they thought the space set up really worked.” – ABC Cake Shop & Bakery

Photo credit: Kevin’s Photography

“The show was beautiful, and I couldn’t have been more pleased. That is what a bridal show should be like. It greatly exceeded my expectations, and I was delighted to have been a part of it. The snack bags were very nice and very helpful, thank you.” – Jasmin Saxton- Forever & Eternity Photography

“Yesterday’s bridal show was great, thanks for letting me be a part of it.”

– Sarah Ansley,  Ansley Event Design

“Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the wedding show on Sunday! It was a great experience and everyone was a pleasure to work with! I look forward to joining you for many more events!” 

– Kris Viseur Wright, Premier Designs by Kris

“I just wanted to drop you a note about how nice the wedding show was on Sunday.  From the initial information, the loading and unloading, the continental and water stations throughout, to the great service.  I think this was one of the best shows I’ve worked in a long time.  So thank you!” – Cherie Jacob, Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel

 

Thank you again to everyone who was able to participate in New Mexico’s most exciting Bridal Show. We had such a wonderful time meeting you all and hope to see you at the next Great Diamond Dash!

Photo Credit: Kevin’s Photography
Check out the You Tube Video of the Event Below!

NY Bridal Market: Runway Photos and Emerging trends

Once a bride-to-be says yes to a proposal, she simply cannot wait to pick out that beautiful wedding dress, but as brides start to look, it can be extremely overwhelming, according to The Huffington Post. However, the bride will find the gown she always wanted.

“You’ll find the right, dream dress,” designer Romona Keveza told the news source. “When you know, you know. And it’s in your heart, not your head. Just like when you found the right guy.”

Many brides-to-be look to the catwalk to see what the latest trends will be, and after the New York Bridal market this past weekend, a number of trends emerged for spring 2013. According to the New York Daily News, there was a wide range of styles walking down the runway. Everything from classic gowns to vintage Hollywood appeared, including short hemlines with long trains to layers of tulle and French lace.

The basic colors of ivory, champagne and bright white ruled the runway, but designer Vera Wang added a few different hues. The famous wedding dress designer, who last year showed off a series of black gowns, presented dresses in scarlet and crimson. Designers Keveza and Oscar de la Renta also featured red gowns.  Below are images taken at the New York Bridal Market by Perfect Wedding Guide.

Ines di Santo
Ines di Santo
Anne Barge
Peplum skirts at Amsale
Kelly Faetanini
Sarah Jassir
Alfred Angelo
Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld cocktail presentation

Shop and Save in Santa Fe!

Laura Sheppherd Salon De Couture in Santa Fe is offering a Mystery Gift Certificate to all customers who make a purchase! Discount will be revealed at time of purchase. Valued between $100-$500.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity.

Plus the first 10 brides that purchase any item in store will be given a free gift basket!

Visit the company’s website here for more information!

 

 

Bridal Brunch Tickets Available

Perfect Wedding Guide is proud to present our first ever Bridal Brunch.

The Bridal Brunch will be held at Embassy Suites Hotel Albuquerque on Sunday, August 29th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Brides bring your groom to be, or anyone you would like, to enjoy an afternoon of wedding planning, eating a gourmet brunch and watching bridal gowns in a runway fashion show. Tickets are only $10 and includes admission for TWO guests.

One ticket for $10 dollars includes:

  • Brunch for Two
  • Two reserved seats for the fashion show
  • The opportunity to meet and talk with local wedding professionals

Tickets are available to buy online at www.perfectweddingguide.com

This is a great opportunity for any bride to be to not only enjoy a great brunch, but also get wedding planning ideas and to scope out the latest bridal gowns.

Join Perfect Wedding Guide at the Grand Opening of Sister II Sister Bridal Boutique

Saturday, March 27, 2010
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sister II Sister Bridal Boutique
Cottonwood Mall
Click here for map.

Visit the newest Bridal shop in Albuquerque, Sister II Sister! This Grand Opening event will give you the opportunity to try on the newest gown designs by JLM Couture and Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner.

Listen to live guitar music provided by Carousel of Music as well as taste wedding cake, and pick up business cards from local wedding businesses.

Door prizes will be given away as well as discounted packages on all your attire needs (gown, tuxedos, bridesmaids, etc) will be offered.

Inquire about their bridal registry – where friends and family can help pay for your bridal attire!

To register for this free event,  click here.

To learn more about this event and to view more upcoming bridal events, visit www.perfectweddingguide.com