2018 Diamond Dash Wedding Show Recap

Did you hear about the absolutely magical, high-energy, fun-filled, spectacular something that happened this past October? We hope you did, or even better, we hope you were one of the hundreds of local, engaged couples and wedding professionals who joined us for our 2018 Diamond Dash Wedding Show!

Every year, we have the opportunity to host what is essentially a giant party, here in Albuquerque, for all our local engaged couples who are in the throes of wedding planning. And yes, we host lots of parties and wedding shows, but this one is the Diamond Dash, which makes it inherently special. See, if you don’t already know, this particular wedding show gets its name from the culminating moment of the show.

After engaged couples spend the day in the Hyatt Regency Downtown‘s vast and beautifully curated ballroom, chatting with local wedding professionals, winning prizes and coupons off services, watching a couture bridal fashion show, and spending their $500 in PWG Bucks, then comes the actual dash for diamonds.

This year, we invited 5 brides-to-be from the crowd of hundreds to come and don the signature aprons and tiaras required to jump into the baked goodness. Kindly made by Cake Fetish, the glamorously towering black wedding cake had, of course, diamond jewelry (valued at over $1,000) along with four other prizes hidden inside.

With their cake-diving gear on and ready to go, and the rest of the crowd anxiously awaiting the victory, the five awesome ladies tore into the beautiful cake and one by one, pulled out their prizes. We love the competitive spirit that comes out when diamond jewelry is involved, so when this year’s festivities resulted in some harmless catfighting, we were thrilled.

Check out all the incredible details from every vendor through the lens of Photographic Perspectives below, and take a peek at the live action with the incredible recap video from Glory Ranch Films! To register for the next Diamond Dash Wedding Show, click here!

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Casi Sueno: Elegance in Action

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A lifetime of beautiful memories starts with a beautiful beginning.

When we first had the pleasure of working with Genevieve, of Casi Sueno Weddings + Events, it was at our 2017 Wedding Gallery wedding show. We had asked our participating business owners to style their booths and space with “greek chic” in mind, and, yes, everyone brought their A-game and we’re truly, eternally grateful… But Casi Sueno‘s takeover of one of Sandia Resort and Casino’s ballrooms had us floored.

Since then, we’ve had the opportunity to see the Casi Sueno team bring love to life for their couples all over Albuquerque. But honestly? I’m still not quite over their Wedding Gallery design.

Not only did they bring our wildest, greek-related fantasies to life, but their team far surpassed what we imagined possible for a wedding show here in New Mexico. {Because, as everyone knows, trends usually take a little longer to sweep the Albuquerque + Santa Fe wedding world than in other places like New York, Denver, L.A., etc.}

Casi Sueno Weddings + Events, ever-devoted to creating unforgettable moments, did exactly that for our Perfect Wedding Guide team, and all the incredible local brides who attended the show. It was hard to not feel spoiled! But, not only are they committed to excellence, and proudly known for their service-oriented work — Genevieve and her team bring both an otherworldliness here to Albuquerque, and a genuine love for celebration and design. Being motivated by a pure passion for what they do, there’s no need to feel spoiled when the Casi Sueno team transforms your wedding day, only grateful.

From start to finish, Casi Sueno Weddings + Events ushers your perfect wedding into existence. To bring your dream to life, you can contact their team for packages + availability here.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be reliving the Wedding Gallery show with the stunning photos from Casi Sueno Wedding + Events‘ design below.

{Shot by the ceaselessly talented Photographic Perspectives.}

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More photos from our 2017 Wedding Gallery wedding show here.

 

To grab tickets for our 2018 Wedding Gallery wedding show — click here!

 

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Bride’s Night Out: 2018

Wedding shows aren’t everyone’s jam. Sometimes, spending your Sunday in a bustling crowd, chatting with local vendors just isn’t in the cards, and that’s totally okay! Which is why our Perfect Wedding Guide team tries to shake it up a bit.

Bride’s Night Out {which is just around the corner!} isn’t your typical wedding show. As the name of the event might indicate, it’s more of a night-on-the-town. You can bring your bridesmaids, best friends, soon-to-be-spouse, or just cruise around solo at Hotel Andaluz from 6 – 8pm on May 17, 2018. With a shorter show and a more intimate setting, the Bride’s Night Out is swanky and fun, and personally, my favorite event.

Albuquerque + Santa Fe’s best and brightest vendors come together for this night to create an experience for you. Like Isleta Resort, whose team had free lip scrub samples from their spa, and mini lipstick demos that left every engaged couple sparkling. Or Nature Pointe, with their adorable cookies + treats for you to take home, and of course, Selfie Sensation‘s super fun photo booth.

Plus, the first 50 couples who enter in the magnificence of Hotel Andaluz are given swag bags that are bursting with coupons, goodies, and wedding planning tips, all from local vendors. It’s not hard to be early either! Ibiza, Hotel Andaluz‘s rooftop lounge + bar, is the perfect place to hang out before the show. {Not to mention, it’s the best photo op spot for you Instagrammers out there.}

Then there’s the games, giveaways, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and glamour. Basically, this event is a girl’s night out, but with wedding planning and tons of free stuff included, too. You can unwind, meet some incredible business owners, and win prizes in one of Albuquerque’s most beautiful, historic venues.

So there you have it! We’ll see you there, right? Right. Text your bridesmaids and tell them to clear their calendar for the evening of May 17, 2018, and grab your tickets below.

Get your tickets here!

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Get your tickets here!

 

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Finalize it! Attending a wedding show

Wedding Shows, Websites, and Wedding Guides, OH MY!  So much to research and so many decisions to make…

What are some things you should keep in mind when attending 0161a wedding show?

  1.  Leave plenty of time to browse.   In just a few hours, you have the opportunity to observe, gain insight, and establish relationships with the local experts that are going to be playing a huge part in such a memorable day.  Don’t rush it!  Take the time to visit each of the booths, stick around for possible prize giveaways, and save time by scheduling appointments at the show.
  2. Wear comfortable shoes and carry a big bag with handles.  There’s so much to see and grab so you’ll be doing a lot of walking and collecting.  Pick up business cards and promotional offers and take photos with your phone for future reference and inspiration.
  3. Bring pre-printed labels or a stamp with your name, wedding date, email address, and mailing address on it.  This is a great way to save time filling out door prize entry forms and to quickly give your favorite vendors your pertinent 0225 - Copyinformation.
  4. Bring a checkbook or credit card so you can take advantage of “show only” specials and to guarantee availability with your chosen experts.  Remember, most businesses can only accommodate one or two weddings on a prime 0291Saturday.  You’ll want to make sure you are able to solidify your wedding date with your businesses of choice.
  5. Bring a friend. You’ll find that it’s more fun if you share the experience.  Grab a cocktail, enjoy lunch together, and take some fun pics while you’re enjoying the afternoon!     0333 0345Photos: Kevin’s Photography

Wicked Wedding Show January 16th!

Wicked Wedding Show

This year’s Wicked Wedding Show is right around the corner!

Friday, January 16th, 2015

6:00pm-8:00pm

Sheraton Uptown Hotel

Celebrate 1950’s Glamour at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel while
enjoying sparkling champagne & lavish hors d’ oeuvres. Meet
with premier vendors and discover new trends in weddings all in
Albuquerque’s most luxurious ballroom.
Free for Bride & 1 Guest. Additional Guests $5 at the door

Click here to register!

For more wedding shows and events, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

Diamond Dash Bridal Show November 16th

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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.