Story: A Floral Fantasy

November 19, 2013

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The Story Telling Experience teamed up with Flower Girl Designs and Angelique Bridal and Formal Wear  to create this Floral Fantasy. The Story Telling Experience photographers were inspired by a beautiful field of flowers in Sorrento, Florida. The gentle sunset in Sorrento created golden rays of sun that wrapped the models in warmth and natures beauty. The Story Telling Experience makeup artist and hair stylist loved the soft, flowing look of the natural surroundings and and wanted to enhance that natural beauty with subtle makeup and sweeping curls.  The flowers were a modest accent, created with the idea that a girl could pick them out of a field while day dreaming of her love and create a floral crown.   

The Story Telling Experience offer All Aspects of Beauty and The Perfect Ways to Capture It (Photography and Cinematography)

POLL WED: What will your groom and his party be wearing?

January 4, 2012

Tuxedo Junction provided us with the following tip on dressing your groom party.

When shopping for tuxedos, look for a store that has in stock merchandise.  This is a big plus in assuring your gentlemen will be properly attired.  You will also be able to look at actual colors of accessories, try on items to assure a proper fit and see what style of tuxedos would be the best compliment for the groom and his party.  More important, a store with inventory on hand will be able to accommodate any last minute orders, changes or adjustments.

Read more about Tuxedo Junction HERE

Contact Tuxedo Junction HERE

First Things To Do When You Get Engaged!

January 3, 2012

We are so excited to meet all the newly engaged brides-to-be that are pouring in from the holiday engagement season!

We understand that this is most likely your first (and hopefully last) time preparing for your wedding. Here are some tips of things you can eagerly get started on!

Before blasting out to your 3,000 closest friends on Facebook, be sure to pick up the phone and call your relatives…yes! Even the ones you don’t really stay in touch with!

I am sure you don’t need to be convinced of the sentimental value of your ring. Get it insured! This can easily be done by adding it to your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy. Your broker will find the right option for you!

Make sure to get your ring sized! You will be showing this off to EVERYONE and it should not be sliding up and down your finger, or cutting the circulation off and turning your finger not-so-Tiffany-blue.

On that same note…Get a manicure! Nobody wants to see pieces of your garden under your nails in those pictures you’re uploading to Facebook.

Set a date, even if it’s just a specific month or season (ie early Spring 2013). This will save you some headache when your guests-to-be start asking questions and it’ll put the event in their mental planners. Most importantly, however, it’ll give you some direction as you begin to dive into planning.

Create a blog or wedding site. This is a great place to keep everyone and their mother (‘cause you know everyone wants to know) abreast as your wedding details unfold.

Dream! Gather a bunch of wedding magazines, check out Real Bride stories, pick up travel guides to your dream honeymoon location and soak up every bit of inspiration you can! Chances are once you start looking at ideas, your wedding vision will come to life.

Be sure to spend as much non-wedding-planning quality time with your fiancé. Reality probably is, wedding preparation, celebrations and excitement will smother your engaged season, so schedule much needed “just the two of you” moments.

Get organized! Get yourself an app, calendar, binder or even our Wedding Workbooks in the back of our magazine…you are going to need some sort of keep-organized method to keep your wedding related tasks straight. This is also a great place to keep all the inspirational ideas you found.

Review everything you’ve gathered and decide if you’re going to hire a coordinator or are going to do this yourself. Be ready to take on a part-time job! But it’ll probably be the most amazing job you’ll ever have!

Start a savings account. Even the smallest of weddings cost money. Depositing money each week or paycheck is an easy way to keep cash accumulating for the big day, so you don’t have to rely on plastic later on!

Put together your (ideal) guest list. Be sure to ask both sets of parents for their input. Break it into tiers so making cuts later will be easier. This will come in handy when you start shopping around for vendors.

Lastly, enjoy the journey! This is a once in a lifetime event for you and your fiancé! Take time to relax, get a massage, sleep in and take walks together. Don’t let the stress and pressure of planning take away from your time to chill out and have fun!

Top 10 Weddings of 2011

December 30, 2011

2011 was truly the year of weddings!

We are so privileged to be a part of such a dynamic, growing, challenging and elite industry, in the country’s most notorious city for weddings, and surrounded by the best professionals!

In some form or another, there is always our fascination with celebrity weddings. Whether we love them or hate them, we still find some way to talk about them and voice our opinions. In 2011, there were dozens of celebrity weddings that really had us talking. Here are the top 10.

1. Prince William & Kate Middleton
They were married April 29th, 2011, in London. If you’ve not heard of the Royal Wedding, you must have been sleeping the past year. Many of us set our clocks or DVRs to record the wedding that had been talked about around the world! This wedding is bringing back lace and long sleeved wedding dresses!

2. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humpries
They were married August 20th, 2011, in California. Who hasn’t heard about this wedding?! It was an elegant black & white affair for 450 guests, worth millions of dollars, and broadcast in a two-day television event on E!. In the end, Kim filed for divorce 72 days later!

3. Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton

They were married May 14th, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. She wore her mother’s wedding dress and he wore jeans. The wedding was in a rustic barn and the reception was for 550 guests, who dined on venison that the bride shot herself. This was truly a Texan wedding!

4. Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo
They were married July 15th, 2011, in the British Virgin Islands. The invitations were plane tickets with a surprise location. Their wedding was aired a few weeks after their wedding date on TLC.

5. Niecy Nash & Jay Tucker
They were married May 28th, 2011, in Malibu, California. She wore a strapless gown and had a celebrity group of bridesmaids. Her wedding was televised in a two hour event and fans had a chance to see her first dance song performed by Brandy.

6. Michael Buble & Luisana Lopilato
They were married March 31st, April 2nd, and May 20th, 2011. If you’re a bit confused, it’s because they had three separate ceremonies! The first two were civil ceremonies in Argentina with the final one being a more lavish, 300 person affair at a private mansion in Canada.

7. Tamera Mowry & Adam Housley
They were married May 15th, 2011, in Napa, California, surrounded by 300 guests. The wedding was planned by celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weis and parts of it was televised on their new reality show “Tia & Tamera”.

8. Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth
They were married March 26th, 2011, in California, in front of 120 guests. Her children stood beside her, as she exchanged vows. After the ceremony, she changed into a short dress to dance the night away.

9. Paul McDonald & Nikki Reed
They were married October 16th, 2011, in Malibu, California. If you’re an American Idol fan, you were a little bit shocked and a little bit excited about the quick engagement and wedding. The bride wore Tacori’s diamond wedding dress and the guest list included 130 people.

10. Kim Zolciak & Kroy Biermann
They were married November 11th, 2011, in Roswell, Georgia. The wedding was a $1 million ceremony and the bride wore a $58,000 pre-owned bridal gown. The formal reception was planned by celebrity designer Colin Cowie.

Thank you for helping make Las Vegas Bride a huge success, and be sure to tune-in in 2012 for the exciting journey ahead!

Diamond Events and Catering!

December 29, 2011

At Diamond Events the experienced staff of event planners will set your mind at ease taking care of all the details.

You will be assured of an event that will impress and entertain. From a simple backyard barbecue, to a lavish corporate function, let the high quality of their cuisine reward you with tasty memories that last a lifetime. Diamond Events offers full-service Las Vegas catering, including: event planning, complete gourmet menu packages, excellent service and licensed bartending, floral arrangements, decor services, entertainment, rental equipment and more. During the special event planning, their culinary specialists will help you pick a catering menu appropriate for your special occasion, Las Vegas weddings, Las Vegas wedding receptions, Las Vegas convention or corporate event.

Review their sample Las Vegas catering menu and contact them for more information about their catering services.

Diamond Events caterers, cater in the Las Vegas vicinity, Henderson, Lake Las Vegas and the surrounding suburban cities which make up Southern Nevada.

For more information on Diamond Events CLICK HERE

Contact Diamond Events HERE

POLL WED: Would you wear a black dress, or anything but traditional white on your wedding day?

December 28, 2011

Vera Wang’s Dark Wedding Gowns Will Change Bridal Tradition

Vera Wang exhibited her Fall 2012 Collection of bridal gowns at New York’s bridal fashion week and shocked the fashion nobility.

The designer, who knows how to dress every bride in her dream gown, is dressing brides in her own signature color – Black. Yes folks that’s right, seems like the Queen of Bridal couture has had a moment of clarity.

Fashion goers were a bit surprised and taken aback by Wang’s black and beige boldness. Most saw the pieces as more befitting for a fancy funeral or Morticia Adams, but as the collection rolled out on the runway it became clear that Wang’s genius as a designer had not been abandoned. Concerns over the dress’s morbidy dissipated as the audience became enamored with their show-stopping beauty. Vera Wang proved that even if a bride walked down the aisle in black or nude she could still steal the show.

 
This has greater meaning in the world of weddings, since the entire collection is a pièce de résistance from traditional bridal culture.  This opens up a lot of room for new, groundbreaking traditions with non-white wedding gowns. If Vera Wang can cement her bridal couture royalty in the non-white category too, she’ll become immortal. Not to mention, if she is breaking into an untapped segment, you can be sure other bridal designers are likely to follow. This means more choices for brides and the eventually the de-throwning of the white wedding gown.

Would you wear a black dress, or anything but traditional white on your wedding day?

To Read About What Different Wedding Colors Mean Click Here.

Click Here to see Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 Wedding Collection on NY TimesVera Wang: Fall 2012 Bridal Collection In Nude, Black.

 

TIP TUESDAY: Tips From the Pros

December 27, 2011

Hair & Makeup to You!

Instead of finding a salon to haul your wedding party to, find hair and makeup artists that will come to you.  Having them onsite to help you and your bridal party get ready will reduce the stress that you may have about travel timing, your girls getting lost and trying to keep your hair and makeup intact in the time between the appointment and the actual ceremony.

-          Stevee Danielle

Stevee Danielle Hair & Makeup

Visit Stevee Danielle Vendor Page HERE
Contact Stevee Danielle HERE

Happy Holidays from Las Vegas Bride!

December 22, 2011

WISHING YOU A JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON
AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!


ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US AT
BEAUTIFUL BRIDE OF ORLANDO,
WE WISH YOU A VERY
HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

POLL WED: Which distinct love language will you be communicating with your bridal bouquet?

December 21, 2011

With social media playing an imperative role in staying in touch with loved ones…and the endless options of communication outlets available, the ways to stay in almost real-time contact are outrageous.  It’s hard to even consider a time when love birds communicated their affection via flowers.  However, that’s exactly how it was in the Victorian Age.  With social sanctions and chaperones restricting interaction, various love messages arose from particular flower bouquet selections.
Recovering this archaic form of interaction, brides are opting to design their bouquet with the idea of creating a romantic and special meaning with their flower choice.

Which distinct love language will you be communicating with your bridal bouquet?

Red Roses – Passionate Love


Red & White Roses – Unity


Tulip – Consuming love, happy years

Calla Lily – Magnificent Beauty


Orchid – Love, Beauty (in China symbolizes many children)


Orange Blossom – Fertility

Ivy – Fidelity


Fern – Secret bond of love


Stephanotis – Good luck

Vote for your bouquet choice on our Facebook Page HERE

PRESS RELEASE: The Cosmopolitan Debuts First-Ever Pop-Up Wedding Chapel

December 20, 2011

The Cosmopolitan Debuts First-Ever Pop-Up Wedding Chapel

Overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard

 

Situated in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Pop-Up Wedding Chapel at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will offer visitors and locals alike a twist on the classic Sin City wedding.  Whether the betrothed are seeking a traditional marriage, vow renewal, commitment ceremony, pet wedding or a faux-wedding, all are welcome at the chapel. The wedding chapel’s unrivalled street level location also gives passersby the chance to partake in the festivities.

 

“The Cosmopolitan’s new Pop-up Wedding Chapel is a new twist on a Las Vegas tradition, the impromptu wedding,” noted Lisa Marchese, Chief Marketing Officer.”Whether you want to come in and renew your vows, get hitched or even just try marriage on for 24 hours with a faux ceremony – it will undoubtedly be a memorable experience for both the participants and those just watching from one of the most exciting Boulevards in the world.”

When tying the knot, legally or just for fun, there are a number of amenities available for purchase to enhance the wedding experience. The chapel’s retail space includes items such as wedding bands, faux wedding announcements and apparel as well as beer, wine and champagne. Guests are also encouraged to take photographs in the photo booth which will post pictures to Facebook and Twitter. The space will also feature Las Vegas artist Jerry Misko’s take on the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign which will serve as a spectacular photo backdrop for wedding guests.

 

Three package options are available at The Wedding Chapel. Ranging from simple to a more elaborate affair, each includes a 20-minute ceremony, champagne poppers and Molla Space eraser rings dispensed from a gumball machine located in the chapel’s retail area. To individualize the ceremony to the couple’s tastes, a variety of add-on amenities such as custom playlists, post-ceremony reception, party favors, bouquets and boutonnieres, marriage certificates and photography packages are available at an additional cost.

 

Packages at the Wedding Chapel are as follows:

 

Hitched In a Hurry Package – $80.00*

Wedding Ceremony
2 Sofia Coppola Champagne Cans
2 Molla Space Eraser Rings
1 Photo in Photo Booth
Gift Bag
 

On a Whim Package – $125.00*

Wedding Ceremony
Silk Flower Bouquet
6 pack of Sofia Coppola Champagne
2 Molla Space Easer Rings
2 Photos in Photo Booth
Party Favors
2 Cake Tops
1 Logo T-Shirt
Gift Bag
 

Going to the Chapel Package – $195.00*

Wedding Ceremony
Silk Flower Bouquet
1 Bottle of Sofia Coppola Champagne
2 Molla Space Easer Rings
2 Photos in Photo Booth
Party Favors
6 Cake Tops
2 Logo T-Shirts
Gift Bag
Marquee Hotel Guest List for 4 people
 

The wedding chapel opens December 28, hours are; Sunday-Wednesday, 12pm-10pm; Thursday-Saturday, 12pm-12am. For more information please call 702-698-7640 or visit http://bit.ly/uY1b7r.

 

*All wedding package prices are based on a two person union; legally binding ceremonies will cost an additional $90. Group weddings are available for an additional fee.

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