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FREE FRIDAY: Get the Reward Card Today!

December 2, 2011

FREE FRIDAY: Get the Reward 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!



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!


Celebrate Black Friday at Bowties Bridal!

November 25, 2011


Contact your wedding vendors to see if they’re offering Black Friday Specials!


While you’re out shopping, be sure to swing by Bowties Bridal salon! 

They’re giving away a FREE Wedding Veil with any gown purchased on Black Friday!!!

Contact them for specific rules & regulations.

Check out Bowties Bridal HERE

Contact Bowties Bridal HERE

Real Wedding Wednesday: Joyce and Rick

September 21, 2011

Joyce & Rick:  An earthy and organic event

By Jennifer Florendo

Photography by: altf 

Joyce Chittick and Rick Faugno first met when they were paired up as boyfriend and girlfriend in the theatrical production, “The Boyfriend.” Later, the talented twosome replayed those roles in the Broadway hit, “Wonderful Town.” If they had taken that as a sign, they would have tied the knot right then, instead of waiting until after a trial run as Mr. and Mrs. in the Vegas hit, “Jersey Boys.” 

For Faugno, he seemed to always know that Chittick was the one, although it took him over seven years to make it official. “We joke that it was the seven-year itch,” says Faugno. Instead of breaking up, he got on his knee and proposed in Paris. 

Planning the nuptials took a bit of time; hectic schedules often keep them apart. In June 2010, the couple saw a window of time where they would both be in Vegas, at the same time, for at least a weekend. And from there, they set the date and put the wheels in motion. 

The couple agreed on an earthy, natural look and feel for their wedding and found the perfect venue at Springs Preserve. The rest fell into place organically. The invitation design featured fireflies, which inspired their mason jar table settings and the venue inspired a part of the ceremony focusing on preserving relationships.

As if the brief amount of time to plan wasn’t enough, the dancing duo added another major component to their wedding: a choreographed tango. The chosen song was “The Carnival Tango,” the first song they danced to in “The Boyfriend.” 

“It was worth it. That is what people talk about when they mention our wedding—the first dance. It was pretty cool, we had a lot of fun doing it,” said Chittick. 

After the touching ceremony, an unforgettable party ensued. From the groom singing to the bride to an improv “tap dance jam session” to the guests raving about Retro Bakery’s coconut cupcakes to the photo booth, all are providing years of fun memories. 

“Everyone had a blast and it’s just nice to have photos of people letting loose and being zany. And to see some of your older relatives be goofy in these photos, it’s really a fun thing to do,” said Chittick.

The petite bride wanted to be sure that she was comfortable all day and night. “I found Dolly Couture online. They specialize in 1950s-era, tea-length dresses, which is what I wanted from the beginning. I just couldn’t have been more thrilled with it. It was such a fun dress to spend the night in and party in and it was comfortable.” 

For a bride who never envisioned herself as one, she put together an unforgettable event, one that was truly her style. 

“I went with my gut and went with what I liked. I didn’t cater to anyone else’s wishes. Rick and I did it the way we wanted to do it. We made sure that the family was included. We wanted them to feel special, but didn’t let anybody dictate to us what we should have. If I wanted cupcakes, I was going to have cupcakes. From what people said, it came across,” says Chittick about the beginning of her new life.

Bride: Joyce Chittick

Groom: Rick Faugno

Wedding Date: September 2, 2010

Bridal Party: 1 Maid of Honor, 1 Man of Honor and 2 Groomsmen

Number of Guests: 120

This Couple Recommends:

Venue: Springs Preserve

Photographer:  altf

Photobooth: ShutterBooth

Décor & Flowers: Julie Reed Events

Videographer: Bryon Moffitt

Bakery: Retro Bakery

DJ: DJ Harry O

Dance Lessons: Sergei Shapoval, Sergei’s Dance Center

Dress: Dolly Couture

Hair & Makeup: Lori White

Musicians: Drums-Brian Czach; Bass- Jeff Davis; Keyboard- Billy Tregesser; Guitar- John Wedemeyer; Tenor Sax- Andrew Friedlander; Trombone- Jason Holcombe; Trumpet- Glen Colby

Singer: Ronnie Rose

What Can You Win at The Las Vegas Bridal Expo?

January 26, 2011

If you tuned this at all this week to the Morning Blend, you will know that the Las Vegas Bridal Expo is giving away THOUSANDS of dollars in prizes!

First, we are giving away this gorgeous 1.59 carat diamond ring from Michael E. Minden Diamond Jewelers. To win, you have to be willing to dig, dive and annihilate your way through a five-foot-tall wedding cake, made by Gimme Some Sugar. Don’t believe us, check out pics from last year:

And … HERE is the ring that you can win, courtesy of Michael E. Minden Diamond Jewelers.

Ring by Michael E. Minden Diamond Jewelers

Do you have a dress yet? Even if you do, are you second guessing it? Well, here is your chance to get one for only $5. Come to booth #525, the Baby Savannah booth and buy your raffle tickets to win this dress, by Jessica McClintock at Fashion Show or bridal hair and makeup at The Violet Hour Salon at Cosmopolitan. Get 1 ticket for $, 3 tickets for $10 and 8 tickets for $20. Check out this gorgeous gown:

Jessica McClintock Gown

What Can You Learn About the Las Vegas Bridal Expo in Six Minutes?

January 26, 2011

Today, Ann and Jennifer from Las Vegas Bride were on the Morning Blend to talk about the Las Vegas Bridal Expo. There is so much happening the day of the Expo, we can never fit into one segment, but they sure did try! Check it out.

And don’t forget to register for your tickets at come see us Sunday January 30th, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Las Vegas Bridal Expo … the Countdown Begins

January 6, 2011

Is your calendar marked on January 30th for the Las Vegas Bridal Expo?? 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at MGM Grand Convention Center. We have over 200 wedding products and services to help you plan your wedding. But … one of the biggest draws is our Diamond Ring Cake Dive. Yes, you dive into a cake and if you find the diamond ring, you win a gorgeous ring from Michael E. Minden Diamond Jewelers at Fashion Show.

So … how do you take part in this amazing contest? Well, in the comment section below, tell us why you want to win. And you also have to “Like” us on Facebook. Those two simple things can put you in the running for a ring.

Comment below and then run over to Facebook and Like us! From our comments, we will select our five winners over the nest three weeks!


September 27, 2010

Christmas Can Cure and The Eureka Casino Resort are giving a deserving soldier and his bride the wedding of their dreams Wounded veteran, Kevin Hardin, and his bride, Lillian May, will celebrate their wedding this Veteran’s Day weekend on November 13, 2010, with their friends and family, thanks to the Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite, Nev., through their partnership with Christmas Can Cure and the Wounded Warrior Project, two organizations who work to serve the needs of severely injured veterans. The couple will also be featured in an upcoming episode of TLC’s hit series, “Say Yes to the Dress.”

In 2007, Kevin Hardin, a 21-year-old Front Line Army Medic, was severely injured in Iraq when the Hum-V he was driving was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. He endured over 32 surgeries over two years. Kevin has severe injuries to both of his arms including a fused wrist and the loss fingers. He has more than a dozen pieces of shrapnel in his brain which are inoperable. These injuries along with two years of operations and rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center would be more than enough to bring a young man down. But that is not Kevin Hardin, and that is not this story. While at Walter Reid, Kevin met Lillian May. Lillian began to assist Kevin with parts of his recovery. “With so much going on, you don’t really think about the possibility of a relationship starting,” said Lillian. What started out as a caring gesture quickly became much more and on August 29th, 2009 the couple became engaged. In the face of life’s greatest setbacks, Kevin Hardin’s fate was that he would find the love of his life.

The young couple, facing big challenges believed bringing their families together for a dream wedding was all but impossible. Kevin and Lillian’s excitement at finding love, combined with the challenges of little money and a geographically diverse family, caused them to do something spontaneous. The couple eloped at a convenience store turned court house in Killeen, Texas, while on a trip to Ft. Hood on April 16, 2010. Though Kevin and Lillian’s families were happy for them, this was not the wedding that Kevin’s mother had in mind for her eldest son. Kevin’s injuries and subsequent treatments had drained much of family’s resources. She began combing the internet for organizations that might be able to do something for Kevin and Lillian. As fate would have it, she found the organization, Christmas Can Cure, and wrote the following email:

“Hello – my son is a wounded soldier from Iraq, and spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and underwent over 32 surgeries. My son recently married his caregiver in Ft. Hood, Texas which is where he now resides even though he just retired from the U.S. Army at the young age of 24. My son would love nothing more than to have a “real” wedding ceremony and a “real” honeymoon since he could not have that due to financial circumstances. Is that something that Christmas Can Cure can possibly help my son with? My son’s dream is to honeymoon in Hawaii but anything would be greatly appreciated. I would also appreciate any suggestions or advice that you could possibly give me to help make my son’s wishes become a reality. If my son had never been injured in Iraq, he would have never met his love Lillian who worked at Walter Reed and was assigned to his care. Thank you so very much.”

That e-mail was received by Christmas Can Cure founder, Andre Carrier. What Kevin’s mother had no way of knowing was that Andre was also the Chief Operating Officer of the Eureka Casino Resort, in Mesquite, Nevada. After reading her message, Andre immediately forwarded it to friend and colleague, Greg Lee, the Resort’s President, and owner. Within hours the two men hatched a plan to give Kevin and Lillian the wedding they had dreamed of.

“Kevin and Lillian have a special and powerful story about finding love in the face of adversity, but it is also about service and family. It is essential to celebrate both this story and the two of them. It is a great privilege to host their wedding and to bring them to Mesquite, a small town that values and honors the contributions of our American servicemen and women,” said Eureka Casino Resort President, Greg Lee.

The Resort is not only paying for all of the wedding festivities, but also to fly in all of Kevin and Lillian’s immediate family and wedding party from across the country. The families are coming from Cleveland and Cortland, Ohio, Debary and Jupiter, Fla., Philadelphia and New Jersey.

“The goal of the wedding in Mesquite is not only to celebrate Kevin and Lillian’s love, sacrifice and commitment, but to involve the entire community in raising awareness and serving the needs of veterans,” said Lee. “Christmas Can Cure is a network of people who are actively looking to fulfill the needs and wishes of severely injured veterans,” said Carrier. “It is work that inspires us as everywhere we look, there are people excited to help.”

Carrier and Christmas Can Cure (“CCC”) have been able to reach out to friends to help make the wedding special in many ways. Perhaps most notably, friends at Pleasant Holidays and Sheraton Waikiki and Maui have donated the couple’s honeymoon in Hawaii. CCC also reached out to the TLC network to include Lillian on their television program, “Say Yes to the Dress” which films brides selecting their wedding dresses and tells their “love stories.” The Eureka Casino Resort has provided a budget for the dress and flew Kevin, Lillian and Lillian’s mother to the filming. After the wedding, Lillian has agreed to pass her dress along to other military brides in need.

“I am thankful and excited; excited not only about the wedding but also to meet people in the community who have opened their heart to Lillian and me, and have done so much for both of us,” said Kevin.

About Christmas Can Cure

Christmas Can Cure (CCC) is a 501c3 originally founded by the Carrier family of Jackson, New Hampshire. The organization seeks to give military families in need the opportunity to experience a perfect Christmas. With the help of the Wounded Warrior Project, Christmas Can Cure gives selected wounded warriors and their families a Christmas to remember. Wounded warrior families have been welcomed with open arms by the small town and the groundswell of support lead to the creation of Christmas Can Cure West in Park City in 2009.

Many veterans have spent one or more Christmas’s deployed on active duty; wounded veterans may have spent Christmas in a rehabilitation hospital. CCC was formed to reenergize and renew the memories, meaning and possibilities of Christmas. CCC also seeks to provide a vehicle to help grateful citizens show their thanks to the men and women who have sacrificed so much in service to our country. For more information, visit:

About Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or visit:

About Eureka Casino Resort

The Eureka Casino Resort is an intimate, newly renovated, 214-room resort located in Mesquite, Nevada, 35 miles south of St. George, Utah. The hotel recently renovated each guest room, and built a resort pool and cabana with scenic views of Mesquite’s red-topped mesas. The casino is designed for guest comfort and features slot and video poker machines; table games include blackjack, craps, roulette, and more. The casino has Mesquite’s only 24-hour poker room with a race and sports book. The Eureka offers three full service restaurants: Experience: The Buffet, Mesquite’s largest and only live action buffet; The Courtyard Café; and Eureka’s signature restaurant, Gregory’s. The Eureka hosts weddings, meetings and golf outings in its Grand Canyon Ballroom and meeting rooms. Additional information is available online at:

TODAY: Green Valley Bridal Show

September 5, 2010


Today is your day, brides. It is the Green Valley Bridal Show. Green Valley’s BIGGEST Bridal Show. Starting at 11 a.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Las Vegas Bride presents to you the biggest bridal show in Green Valley. 

All week, we gave you the Top 10 Bridal Show Tips. To help you get the most out of today, here are all 10 tips, right at your finger tips. You still have time to register and get ready for the Green Valley Bridal Show. 

Tip #1: Save your “write” hand:  Be sure to pre print address labels with your name, address, phone number, wedding date AND email.  When meeting vendors, this will save you from writing this information over and over again.  Bonus tip: Set up a separate email account for bridal shows and wedding emails.  This will help you remain sane and organized when it comes to managing your emails! 

Tip #2: Take a trusted confidante or two:  Bridal shows are best navigated in numbers- but small numbers.  The best person to take would be your fiancé; however, if he just won’t go (and can’t be bribed with cake samples)—ask your Maid of Honor, bridal party, mothers or a friend who is a lady in waiting for the ring.  No one will have more excitement for wedding planning than someone who is eagerly awaiting her own chance to plan. 

Tip #3: Make a day of it:  There is no telling how long one excited bride can spend at a bridal show.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, leave your coat in the car and enjoy a substantial breakfast or lunch.  Other than some catering and cake samples, most bridal show locations won’t offer concessions.  

Tip #4: Take notes:  Be sure to bring a notepad and a pen. Be sure to tie your pen to your notepad with some string or fashionable ribbon. Take notes on the conversations that you have with vendors and then you can easily recall what you liked or disliked about them.  

Tip #5: Plan your route:  If at all possible, try to locate both a vendor listing and a floor map so that you can determine which vendors you want to visit and in what order. If you are attending the bridal show to book vendors, you can visit with them first and still have time to walk around and digest their information before committing to a contract. 

Tip #6: Read the fine print:  If you plan on booking a vendor on the spot, be sure to thoroughly read the contract and fine print.  Understand deposit clauses & cancellation policies.  Ask questions about customization of packages, break times and confirm that your date and time is available. If you connect with the person representing their booth, ask them if they will be the vendor at your wedding.  Nothing could be worse than loving DJ Dance Hall and getting DJ Mr. Country’s Best Hits. 

Tip # 7: Take your checkbook.  Oftentimes, vendors will offer brides a discount for booking their services at the show.  However, if you feel pressured into a commitment, give your money to the person who is attending the show with you.  Take the time to think about your commitment and then go back and visit with the vendor.  All discounts should last through the end of the bridal show, not just through the end of that minute.  

Tip # 8: Don’t feel obligated.  Trust your gut—if a special price is only available right now & today, ask your vendor if they would consider extending the offer to you for another day or two so that you can consult with your fiancé/parents/whoever you need. 

Tip # 9: Showtime.  A bridal show isn’t complete without a fabulous fashion show.  This is the perfect opportunity to check out dream dresses for both the bride and the bridesmaids and to see the complete looks put together.  If dresses aren’t what you are in search of, you can schedule some one on one time with potential vendors while most brides are watching the show!  

Tip # 10: Enjoy yourself. The bridal show may only come around once or twice in your engagement and planning process.  Enjoy the time you have with your fiancé or bridal party or mother.  Enjoy the samples, enjoy the ambiance and excitement and remember: no matter how tiring it may become, as the end of the road, you get to marry your best friend.

TOMORROW: The Green Valley Bridal Show

September 4, 2010

You are a bride-to-be…or about-to-be a bride-to-be and have no plans for tomorrow? Even if you do have plans, postpone them and head on out to the Green Valley Bridal Show at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson. Starting at 11 a.m., hundreds of wedding professionals will be at the Green Valley Ranch Bridal Show to help you with all of your wedding planning needs.

Whether you need a ring, a gown, a cake, a photographer or the venue, everything you need for your fabulous wedding is in one place, at one time. Every bride’s dream!

Here is our 10th…and final… bridal show tip to help you get the most out of your day. All week we have been posting tips, this is number 10. All that you have left is to organize yourself, register and come to Green Valley Ranch tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Tip # 10: Enjoy yourself. The bridal show may only come around once or twice in your engagement and planning process.  Enjoy the time you have with your fiancé or bridal party or mother.  Enjoy the samples, enjoy the ambiance and excitement and remember: no matter how tiring it may become, as the end of the road, you get to marry your best friend.

Photo by John Morris Photography

Two Days Away: The Green Valley Bridal Show

September 3, 2010


Today is Friday. Sunday is the Green Valley Bridal Show, clear your calendar. This is Green Valley’s largest bridal show and we have hundreds of wedding professionals who are ready to help you plan your wedding! 

Here are tips #8 and #9 from the Top 10 Bridal Show Tips. All week we’ve been posting tips to help you get the most of your day at the Green Valley Bridal Show. 

Tip # 8: Don’t feel obligated.  Trust your gut—if a special price is only available right now & today, ask your vendor if they would consider extending the offer to you for another day or two so that you can consult with your fiancé/parents/whoever you need. 


Tip # 9: Showtime.  A bridal show isn’t complete without a fabulous fashion show.  This is the perfect opportunity to check out dream dresses for both the bride and the bridesmaids and to see the complete looks put together.  If dresses aren’t what you are in search of, you can schedule some one on one time with potential vendors while most brides are watching the show! 



Dress Courtesy of Bella Bridesmaid

Dress Courtesy of Bella Bridesmaid

Dress Courtesy of Bowties Bridal