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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{Weekend Wedding Inspiration} Sandia Resort Wedding

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

Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan’s Photography

Wedding Couple: Rob & Jess

Photographer: Bryan’s Photography

Venue: Sandia Casino & Resort

Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan’s Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan’s Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan’s Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan’s Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan’s Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan’s Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan’s Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan's Photography
Photo Credit: Bryan’s Photography

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.

 

I Do Giveaway Crew – Jan 2009

3a1Marta Tarin and Mike Araiza were our most recent “I Do Giveaway Crew” winners!  We met with them at the Sandia Casino bridal show on January 25, 2009 to award them their prizes.  They plan to be married in Albuquerque, NM in October of 2010.  Check out these fun photos by Kevin’s Photography

They won some fabulous prizes from these local businesses:

A $50.00 Gift Certificate courtesy of Elva Marie’s Fine Paper, A $350.00 gift certificate for her gown, shoes, and/or accessories to ABQ Bridal, Formals, and More , A $75.00 gift card from Savon Flowers to be used for her bridal bouquet, Free wedding officiant services provided by New Mexico Weddings, Peggy O’Neal, $250.00 gift certificate toward tux rentals courtesy of Mr. Tux , Free groom’s cake provided by Just Ones Cakes, Free “How We Met” Featurette DVD courtesy of Avista Video Histories, Free pampering session and $25.00 gift certificate in free product courtesy of Laura Loghry – Mary Kay, One hour free ceremony music provided by Giovanni String Quartet , Free pre-marital education class courtesy of NM Marriages First, Free lingerie set provided by Crystal Heart Lingerie, Free engagement session and 11X14 print courtesy of Kevin’s Photography, Free skin care products provided by Janice Moranz, dermatologist, $25.00 Gift certificate courtesy of Smile ‘n Say Chocolate, A two-night stay at the Cities of Gold Hotel – including a bottle of Champagne, and Free wedding coordination courtesy of Parties by Patty.

 

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If you would like to be our next  lucky winner, register online through our website.

Sandia Casino Bridal Show

We participated in the Sandia Casino Bridal Show this past Sunday and wanted to share some 01lrgreat photos from the fashion show.  Ryan Thomas Young with Fizelwink Photography was kind enough to share some photos that he took.  Be sure to also check out some more photos from the event on his blog02lr The above picture is of Shelley Bruce (in green), event coordinator at Route 66 Casino, modeling in the fashion show.  If you’re interested in hosting your event at their venue, talk to her…she’s great to work with! 

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