Archive for the ‘Las Vegas Bride Magazine’ Category

Tip Tuesday: Photojournalism

December 6, 2011

The Story of Your Day

Talk to your photographer about the story you want to convey in your wedding album.

Whether your wedding is an outdoor, casual event or a black-tie affair, every couple wants the memories of their wedding to be picture perfect.  Photojournalism is the buzz word for modern weddings.  Forget the staged shots.  Photographers now focus on telling the story of your special day as it unfolds.  From the pre-ceremony preparations to the last dance, they capture the events with wedding photography/video that records the unique emotions of your special day.  Whether it’s the bride’s heartfelt hug with her dad or the flower girl and ring bearer dancing, it catches the spontaneous and touching moments in an artistic an unobtrusive way.

 

For more information on wedding photography, check out our article in Las Vegas Bride on page 72.

Thanks to Ella Gagiano for the beautiful pictures for today’s blog.

Check out Ella Gagiano HERE

Contact Ella Gagiano HERE

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Wed during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon

December 5, 2011

On your mark, get set, GET MARRIED!

Las Vegas’ annual Rock n’ Roll marathon brought thousands together – rocking out to bands, cheering on racers and witnessing nuptials!  The first-ever night time backdrop included booze, live music, Elvis impersonators and the gleaming neon lights of the fabulous Las Vegas Strip.  This made for a perfect backdrop for the more than 100 couples that exchanged their vows during the celebratory event.

Complete with veils tucked into ponytails, and bowties on top of t-shirts, couples exchanged vows in a run-through wedding ceremony.  The nuptials took place in front of The Mirage where the volcano fired off as each pair sealed their vows with a kiss.  After the three minute ceremony, short pause to snap pictures, and catch confetti, the love birds returned to the track to finish the 13-mile stretch.

If this isn’t a wedding event true to Las Vegas form, I’m not sure what is!

FREE FRIDAY: Get the Reward Card Today!

December 2, 2011

FREE FRIDAY: Get the Reward Card Today!

SAVE OVER $15,000 ON YOUR WEDDING!
GET THE REWARDS CARD TODAY!

Look below at all the participating vendors!
Take your card and show it everywhere you
shop for your wedding!
Wedding Professionals all over Las Vegas honor the card!


CHECK OUT THE AMAZING SAVINGS BELOW!

 

1st Impressions Invitations | (702) 290-6805 | Up to $250
A Perfect Wedding Dance | (702) 242-6400 | Up to $50
A Touch Of Class Music | (702) 421-0615 | Up to $500
Annabelle’s All Occasions | (702) 364-1184 | Up to $500
Bowties Bridal | (702) 456-5688 | Up to $250
Canyon Gate Country Club | (702) 363-4650 | Up to $500
Cardin Creative | (702) 318-1139 | Up to $200
CLM Weddings | (702) 982-2129 | Up to $900
Cravin Cake Bakery | (702) 544-0275 | Up to $120
Creations Bakery | (702) 399-3588 | Up to $500
Earth Limos & Buses | (702) 437-1900 | Up to $1,000
Emerald at Queensridge | (702) 242-5700 | Up to $500
Entertainment By Drew | (702) 340-8073 | Up to $50
Every Detail Photography | (702) 735-8904 | Up to $200
Flora Couture by Floral 2000 | (702) 221-1220 | Up to $65
Fogarty Weddings | (888) 761-6294 | Up to $300
Forever Grand Wedding Chapel | MGM Grand | (866) 381-3844 | Up to $100
Gelato Cafe | (702) 216-1075 | Up to $1,000
Gimme Some Sugar | (702) 88-CAKES or 882-2537 | Up to $100
Go Sexy at the Flamingo | (702) 702-733-3529 | Up to $15
Hair’z Melinda | (602) 451-0676 | Up to $50
J&E Floral | (702) 951-7272 | Up to $300
Jovani Linens & Floral Design | (702) 460-8370 | Up to $1,500
JW Marriott | (702) 869-7023 | Up to $600
La Vogue Bridal & Bachelorette Boutique at Paris Las Vegas | (702) 733-3529 | Up to $45
Las Vegas Paiute | (702) 658-0934 | Up to $510
Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino | (775) 689-7325 | Up to $199
Photos by Larotonda | (702) 378-0283 | Up to $300
Rainbow Gardens | (702) 878-4646 | Up to $3,000
Resort on Mt. Charleston | (702) 872-5500 | Up to $500
Rhodes Ranch Golf Club | (702) 740-8109 | Up to $500
Ricardo’s | (702) 876-9660 | Up to $200
ShutterBooth | (702) 755-1539 | Up to $75
Siena Golf Club | (702) 304-7314 | Up to $550
TPC Las Vegas | (702) 256-2000 | Up to $200
Tuxedo Junction | (702) 873-8830 | Up to $130
Weeds Floral Design | (702) 243-2226 | Up to $150

New Offers Come Aboard Every Day!
(Valid at Participating Vendors Only)

Click HERE to order the card!

POLL WEDNESDAY! Are you having a small intimate wedding or a lavish black tie affair?

November 30, 2011

It’s safe to assume that most brides fall somewhere in between drive-thru nuptials and The Royal Wedding.

As far as the formality, every bride seems to have something they prefer.  Whether it’s a fin cocktail party where “having fun” is the goal, or a traditional formal affair where debuting your princess ball gown is the highlight…one thing can be sure.  A wedding can be personalized for ANY brides taste.

Are you having a small intimate wedding or a lavish black tie affair?

Check out our Facebook page (HERE) to vote!

Regardless of your taste, INFINITE EVENTS can help you accomplish the wedding of your dreams!

 

They’re your full-service wedding and special event planning company.  With 17 years experience in planning life’s most momentous transitions, they have the experience to make everything run smoothly.  Whether planning a wedding or corporate event, our goal is to create a unique, one-of-a-kind event that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Their Specialties Include:

  • Weddings
  • Special Events
  • Corporate Events
  • Personal Shopping

 

Check out Infinite Events Vendor Page HERE

Contact Infinite Events HERE

HAPPY CYBER MONDAY: Cyber Sale From Josh & Jen Photography

November 28, 2011

Happy Cyber Monday!

For those of you who’ve saved some black friday money, you’re in luck! 

Today marks the 6th Anniversary of the official shopping holiday, created to persuade online shoppers to do just that!

Josh and Jen Photography has launched their very own “Cyber Sale”!

If you are a bride-to-be you may want to see how their sale can benefit your wedding budget.  See details below:

Cyber Sale starts today and goes till Friday
16×20 Canvas Gallery Wrap $99.99 (regular price $335)
20×24 Luster Photographic Print $89.99 (regular price $225.00)
Mini Accordion Albums Buy 1 get 2 FREE (regular price $50.00 each)
Pre Purchase your 2012 portrait session $49.95 (regular price $150.00)
We will add a shopping cart to our blog later today. You can order from any session in 2011 with no fee to pull off the archives.

Visit their vendor page HERE
Contact Josh and Jen Photography HERE

THANKFUL THURSDAY: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011

IN THIS TIME OF GRATITUDE, WE GIVE THANKS
FOR YOU.  WE VALUE YOUR PATRONAGE AND
APPRECIATE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN US.

ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US AT
LAS VEGAS BRIDE, WE WISH YOU
A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

(If you need us during Thanksgiving, call Mark, he’s probably
still working. The rest of us are at home with our families.
Just kidding, Happy Thanksgiving!)

– Jessie

POLL WED: What are you thankful for?

November 23, 2011

We traditionally celebrate Wednesdays with a poll. 

We initially were going to ask;

what are you thankful for? 

But we knew the answer!

Today, like other Wednesdays, will be a blur of a day.  You’re probably like most brides, who – regardless of busy holiday plans, and the chaos that comes with it – doesn’t take a day off of wedding planning.  Even if all you do is contemplate bridesmaid shoe options, you don’t stop.  You may even have a long list of tasks to complete; engagement photos to be taken, holiday photos to be taken, wedding invitations to address, holiday cards to address…

On top of that, your parent-in-laws-to-be are coming to visit, you have two dinners parties planned, your floors are dirty and toilets could use a good scrub down.  And don’t forget the grocery shopping that needs to be done, food to be prepped, which in fact leads to gym time needing to be scheduled!  Today, like every day in the life of a bride-to-be is a full day, and it’s just begun.

Just when your whole day seems overtaken, when you feel frustrated, rundown, and tired…you can stop and remember what it’s all for.  Thanksgiving is a perfect time to be thankful that you don’t have to face it alone.  You have a great fiancée that will keep you going through the holiday chaos and through your big day! 

Every bride-to-be can add their prince charming to their “to be thankful for” list!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you Neon City Media for the photos.

Check out Neon City Media: HERE

Contact Neon City Media: HERE

 

 
– Jessie

 

Tip Tuesday: Holiday Tips for the Bride

November 22, 2011

Planning a Wedding During The Holidays While Keeping Your Sanity

Wedding planning is hard enough.  Now add the holidays, when baking, shopping, parties and family traditions consume your time; how do you manage wedding planning, oh, and keeping the amount of sanity you have left?  We’ve compiled some great tips for doing just that!

Organize Yourself

If you haven’t put together a wedding binder, nows the time!  The discipline of keeping organized will not only help you plan your wedding, but plan your time.  Don’t make your binder, or calendar, SO big and complicated you refuse to use it.  Make it carry along friendly.  Add your spreadsheets, and stick Holiday related lists in the front.

Invitation Guest List

Since the day you got engaged, you started updating and adding to your address book.  Therefore, sending Christmas cards this year should be a sinch.  If you’ve procrastinated on this, get going!  Just think, collecting the data is killing two birds with one stone.  There isn’t a more perfect time to collect this information, since you’ll most likely be seeing all your family and friends this time of year.  Just remember, keep your binder close!  Also, save postage and include an informal Save the Date with your Holiday cards!

Dress Shopping

As you shop around for new winter-wear, that cute holiday party outfit, or Christmas gifts, keep your eyes peeled for bridesmaid’s dresses.  These days bridesmaid dresses are fun and modern and can be found in almost any store!

Sale!

Black Friday and after Christmas sales are perfect for picking up those remaining items on your wish list, and also for grabbing some amazing wedding bargains!  You can grab strands of lights, candles, candies and even a pretty Honeymoon dress.

Mock Runs

Since you’ll most likely be having people over for a party, try out that wedding caterer, baker and florist you’ve been considering.  If you’re doing the DIY thing, try it out now!  You’ll get a good idea of the work involved and find out if you’re really capable of doing your own flowers, ifnothign else it’s great practice before the big day.

Hair and Make-up Test Run


Most brides have their hair and make-up trials, only to head home or run errands, looking a bit overdone.  Really completes the idea; “all dressed up and nowhere to go.”  If you plan things perfectly, you can test out your wedding day hair and makeup at your holiday party.

Dear Santa,

Feel free to include your wedding wish list items on your Christmas wish list.  Don’t be afraid to include your shoes, jewelry or other accessories.  You can even ask for gift certificates to that spa  for pre-wedding pampering, or to the limo company so you can upgrade your transportation.

Pay Extra Attention During Religious Services

Many people who don’t’ regularly attend a religious service, find themselves at church or synagogue during the holidays.  If you are one of these people, and are planning a religious wedding this is a perfect time to familiarize yourself with scripture, hymns or songs.  Many services this time of year are about celebrations, new life, miracles and love, all appropriate topics to include include in your wedding.  It’s also a great time to introduce yourself to the priest, rabbi or religious leader and if you’re interested, start some pre-wedding counseling

Enjoy the holidays as a bride-to-be.  Don’t kill yourself planning a wedding while getting through the holidays.  Find ways to combine the two and most of all have fun!  The holidays are only once a year and your wedding; once in a lifetime!

 

 -Jessie

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

November 21, 2011

 IN THIS TIME OF GRATITUDE, WE GIVE THANKS FOR YOU.  WE VALUE YOUR PATRONAGE AND APPRECIATE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN US.

 

 

 

ON BEHALF IF ALL OF US AT LAS VEGAS BRIDE,

WE WISH YOU
A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

FREE FRIDAY! Win a Dream Wedding Gown!

November 18, 2011

Have you entered our online contests?

DO YOU WANT A FREE WEDDING GOWN OF YOUR DREAMS?

 

 

You only need to register with us ONCE TO WIN… any of our prizes…
Once you have entered for ONE PRIZE you are entered for ALL PRIZES.
All of our winners are notified by email!

Have a great weekend!
Jessie