The Sweetest Day: Dennis + Michelle’s Real Wedding

Just a few months ago, as spring was beginning it’s transition into yet another sunny New Mexican summer, a parallel transition was happening at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Albuquerque. Michelle + Dennis, whose love began a long time ago, ushered in the evolution of their relationship from fiancées to newlyweds, while framed by the pristine, white chapel at the Hyatt Regency.

There to capture the once-in-a-lifetime moment was Albuquerque’s very own, Bryan’s Photography, and we’re so glad. Michelle + Dennis have a love story that matches their wedding — timeless, exuberant, elegantly celebratory — and with Bryan’s Photography there to preserve each special moment in time, we’re able to relive the joyous occasion as if we were there with the couple.

Though the details of the wedding — splashes of gold, luxurious white bouquets, full-bellied laughter, undeniable fun — jump out from the photos, perhaps the most endearing and inspiring part of Dennis + Michelle’s story is exactly that: their story. Which, luckily for us, Michelle wrote about for our Fall/Winter edition of the Perfect Wedding Guide magazine, and now, we get to share with you!

Scroll on to read about how Dennis + Michelle came to be husband and wife {spoiler, it’s incredible} and to contact the local wedding professionals who made their celebration possible. {Spoiler, they’re also incredible.}

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Dennis and I dated 14 years ago, and when we realized that fate had brought us back together after a long journey of searching for that happiness that people so rarely find, we knew it had to be special. We wanted to host an evening of fun and elegance for our friends and family to celebrate our reunion and our love. The Hyatt Regency Downtown was the perfect venue for our ceremony and reception, providing a backdrop of modern elegance. Nothing spoke to our dream wedding more than the classics like the black tux with bow tie and stunning décor. We kept it modern and trendy by incorporating items like ahi poke (a tribute to our favorite place Kauai), champagne Jello squares studded with flecks of 14k gold and a casino night, making the evening uniquely us! It was very important to me to bring on my very own “dream team” of wedding professionals that I have had the pleasure of working with for several years. The evening was exactly how I imagined, it was full of love, laughter and the beginning of my life with the man that I know I am meant to be with.

-Michelle, Bride

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Venue: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Photographer: Bryan’s Photography

Bridal Gown: Suzanne’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridal Elegance by Darlene

Men’s Attire: Mr. Tux Formalwear

Jewelry: Shelton Jewelers

Flowers: Something Special with Flowers

Décor: Occasion Services and Events

Wedding Cake: Casey Trent

DJ: Complete Weddings + Events

Photobooth: ABQ Amusements

Lighting: Heritage Audio Visual

Casino Night Vendor: On the Go Casino

Reception Place Cards: Differently Designed

 

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Capture your proposal with Bryan’s Photography

When that special someone finally pops the question, your reaction is going to be priceless. You are going to want to remember that moment and that feeling forever, so, here at Perfect Wedding Guide, we recommend finding a photographer who will capture your proposal flawlessly so you can enjoy it for years to come. Fortunately, you don’t need to look far to find great photography in New Mexico, and we know that Bryan’s Photography always does an incredible job. They recently photographed this surprise proposal and captured the best moments…

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Beautiful shot of the ring…
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They look so happy!
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Can’t you just feel the love?

Now this couple can remember the excitement of their engagement for the rest of their lives.

If you want Bryan’s Photography to capture your surprise proposal, here are the details:

 Surprise Proposal Photography: $199.95 for up to 1 hour of photography at the romantic location of your choice. You will own the  print & online sharing rights to all of the photos that they take and they can help you plan the specifics of capturing the perfect proposal! Please call Bryan’s Photography at
Kudos to Bryan’s Photography for helping this couple’s dream engagement become a reality and a lasting memory.

For more wedding planning inspiration and help, visit perfectweddingguide.com!

A Gift for PWG Brides from Bryan’s Photography {15% off 2015 Weddings}

Hey PWG Brides + Grooms… great news!  Bryan’s Photography just announced that they have decided to offer 15% off any of their wedding photography collections for couples with 2015 wedding dates. Amazing right?!

How it works:  Simply mention this post {make sure your date is available on their calendar} and then celebrate because you can finally cross finding your ideal wedding photographer off of your mile long wedding planning to do list!

Also, and this has to be one of the best ideas ever, Bryan’s Photography offers a FREE wedding registry where couples like you can register for dollar amounts towards your photography balance or register for albums, canvases, or prints.  Check out the below link for more information on getting your registry up and running!  Bryan’s Photography Registry Information 

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And if you need more convincing… check out some more wedding day photography gold captured by Bryan’s Photography below. With consistent quality and creativity.. you truly can’t go wrong with booking their team.
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Get in touch with Bryan’s Photography today, here’s how:

Phone: (505) 890-0179
Email: info@bryansphotography.com

Office Location:
1515 Golf Course Rd. SE
Suite 102
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Don’t forget to mention that PWG sent you their way and  for more on everything wedding and wedding planning,  visit PerfectWeddingGuide.com 

{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.

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Cake Fetish

2665 Louisiana Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505)883-0670

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

{Weekend Wedding Inspiration} Shabby Chic Romance

This week’s Weekend Wedding Inspiration is for the romantics out there. Wedding coordinator and magic maker Alena Swanson helped make  Leah & Jared’s vision of a shabby chic blush pink and gray wedding come to life at the beautiful Hotel Albuquerque earlier this year.

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Wedding Coordinator: Alena Swanson

Photography by: Bryan’s Photography

Wedding Venue: Hotel Albuquerque

Suits by: Suits Unlimited

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

{Weekend Wedding Inspiration} Sandia Resort Wedding

Rob and Jess’ Real New Mexico Wedding at Sandia Casino & Resort

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Wedding Couple: Rob & Jess

Photographer: Bryan’s Photography

Venue: Sandia Casino & Resort

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Bryan’s Photography 

(505 890-1079

1515 Golf Course Rd. SE Ste 102, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Sandia Casino & Resort

(505) 798-3970

30 Rainbow Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122

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

 

{Weekend Wedding Inspiration} Jessica & Bryan’s Prairie Star Wedding

Jessica & Bryan’s Real Albuquerque Wedding

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Couple: Jessica & Bryan

Photographer: Bryan’s Photography

Venue: Prairie Star

Flowers: Charlotte’s Flowers

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Bryan’s Photography

(505) 890-0179

1515 Golf Course Rd. SE Ste 102, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Prairie Star

(505) 867-3327

288 Prairie Star Rd, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004

Charlotte’s Flowers

(505) 256-9471

424 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Our  brand new Spring/Summer issue of the Perfect Wedding Guide is now available! Order your free copy at The Perfect Wedding Guide!