Bridal Spectacular Features Las Vegas wedding venue, Emerald at Queensridge.

Seeing your wedding theme and décor come to life is one of the most fun parts of the planning process. From country vintage, glamorous, an enchanted fairytale, ultra-modern, or even your favorite TV character, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to creating your perfect wedding theme.

To help Las Vegas brides and grooms better choose the theme of their dreams, we at Bridal Spectacular teamed up with Cicely Gilbert at Emerald at Queensridge to provide you with great tips and ideas!

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Bridal Spectacular Q&A with Emerald at Queensridge

Bridal Spectacular: What are your top tips for couples when they are unsure of what type of wedding theme/colors they want and don’t know where to begin?

Cicely: Try finding inspiration in your common interests. Whether it’s a sports team, your favorite action hero, or a love of travel. You’d be surprised how one simple idea can create the entire theme of your wedding. A shared love of wine could help with colors (burgundy, purple, champagne, ivory), décor (wine bottles, corks), and even menu (wine infused meats, specialty cocktails).

Bridal Spectacular: How do you help a couple determine their theme if the bride and groom want something completely different?

Cicely: It’s all about compromise! Sometimes that means divide and conquer (“I pick the centerpieces, you design the cake”). Or, you could take aspects from both of your visions and create a blended idea like taking variations of each of your favorite colors to create a beautiful wedding palette. It can also be a great opportunity to come up with something new and creative together!

Bridal Spectacular: Do you have any suggestions to help a couple cut costs if they need to adhere to a certain budget?

Cicely: Keeping a manageable guest count can really help with savings. Finding cost effective alternatives, like silks or floral-alternative décor, such as Manzanita Trees or lanterns instead of expensive arrangements can help cut costs. Or, find out what is in-season around your wedding and take advantage of more readily available items.

Bridal Spectacular: On the contrary, is there anything you recommend a couple splurges on to really bring their theme to life?

Cicely: There’s always that one item that really ties it all together. The theme doesn’t have to be in your face to make an impact. Using subtle details to enhance the theme really goes a long way. You don’t necessarily have to splurge, either. Something as simple as guest tables named after countries for a travel theme or a Mickey & Minnie cake topper for a Disney theme can really shine!

Bridal Spectacular: What are the current trends you’ve been seeing with wedding themes?

Cicely: Couples have gotten so creative! With so many ideas floating around on social media and Pinterest, it’s easier than ever to take a small idea and make it spectacular.

We recently hosted a wedding that beautifully executed a Batman theme — the groom’s favorite superhero. They started with an elegant black and gold palette with gorgeous floral centerpieces and playfully added their personal touches. Each table was named a different Batman villain using vintage comic book photos as reference. Custom props were added to the photo booth and a GOBO to look like the Bat Symbol was displayed on the wall with their initials. It was such an elegant affair, but still stayed true to the couple’s youthful personality.


Bridal Spectacular: Is there anything else you would like to add or share?

Cicely: A unique feature of the Emerald at Queensridge Wedding Packages is that you get a planner of sorts already included. The Specialists in the front office meet with couples several times during wedding planning to help bring their visions to life and ensure that every single wedding is unique and personalized.

About Emerald at Queensridge

Originally designed and built as a wedding and event center in 1996, Emerald features both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites as well as an exquisite reception ballroom. Every wedding is meticulously planned and coordinated, providing each couple and their guests with the ultimate experience.

The outdoor ceremony is held in the venue’s beautifully landscaped courtyard, which boasts views of tranquil waterscapes and the Red Rock Canyon. Indoor ceremonies take place in Emerald’s climate controlled Grand Ballroom that provides a wonderful setting for a beautiful indoor ceremony.

Save-the-Date for the Next Bridal Spectacular Show

To learn more about weddings at Emerald at Queensridge, please click here. And, be sure to save-the-date to attend our Winter Bridal Spectacular Show January 20 and 21 where you can meet their team in person! Receive $5 o­ff admission when you buy tickets online! Click here and enter promo code: BLOG2017

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Photos: Emerald at Queensridge | Author: Deidre Bakker-Riches