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Las Vegas’ Wedding Professionals Awarded January 2014 “Dazzle Awards”

Congratulations to the January 2014 Bridal Spectacular “Dazzle Award” recipients.  We are so excited to share with you the Dazzle Award winners from the January 2014 Las Vegas Bridal Spectacular Show. This highly coveted Award is voted on by the exhibiting Wedding Professional in the show, based on booth creativity, imagination and uniqueness.  As always the competition was stiff, but the voting spoke and 22 exhibitors received the “Dazzle Awards”:  Here are the first 8.  Watch out in the days ahead, as we release the other winners each day.  For a full list of recipients look below.  Also, take notice of the 10 Exhibitor who will receive “Honorary” certificates for the many votes they received in the Dazzle process.

  • Anthem Country Club
  • RSVP Party Rentals
  • Flora Couture by Floral 2000
  • Jovani Linens & Floral Design
  • Sweet Lucy’s Confections
  • The Ritz of Las Vegas
  • JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
  • LED Unplugged Lighting and Event Rentals
  • Adam Frazier Photography
  • Enchanted Florist
  • JMT Eventology
  • Canyon Gate Country Club
  • Imagine Studios
  • RED Makeup Design
  • Las Vegas Paiute Resort
  • Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
  • Semper Fi
  • MEET Las Vegas
  • Dragon Ridge Country Club
  • Bouquet Couture
  • Elegant Entertainment LLC
  • Texas Station

In addition to the Dazzle Awards, we had 10 Exhibitors that were so close to receiving the award, that we wanted to honor them with the “Dazzle Certificate”.

  • LIL PINK Party Bus/702 Connections
  • TPC Summerlin
  • Visionary Pen
  • Paper & Home
  • Memory Lane Video
  • Maple Hill Photography
  • Rolling in Dough
  • Pure Light Creative
  • Amelia C  & Co.
  • Rhodes Ranch Golf Club

A very special congratulations to everyone who has been recognized and all the exhibitors who gave their best effort to stand out above the rest, with creative trends and ideas.

Save the date and purchase your tickets for our next shows:

  • Veils, Tails, and Cocktails – March 21st at Aria – Click Here to Purchase Tickets – Use Promo Code BLOG2014
  • Autumn Bridal Spectacular – August 15th & 16th at Cashman Convention Center


Outstanding Las Vegas Wedding for Lindsay & Michael Captured by Ella Gagiano

Bridal Spectacular is featuring this Real Las Vegas Wedding in celebration of Lindsay and Michael’s wedding day.  They tastefully personalized their wedding ceremony and reception with distinct and special touched that represented who they are and their dreams. They had hints of Jamaica and traveling used in their decor and wedding cake.  Lindsay and Michael definitely expressed themselves with intimate moments shared just between the two of them and then celebrated their new life together with their friends and family.  Bridal Spectacular wanted to share this beautiful day with future brides to inspire you to step out of the box and put your own touches on your wedding day.

In keeping with our featured couples taste, they selected one of Vegas’ most creative and inspiring photographers, Ella Gagiano Photography.  Her signature style is both elegant and artistic, bringing much enthusiasm and energy to her work.  She has a passion for life and loving what she does in life and with the camera.  Ella’s heart is to share the beauty she sees through the lens.  And that beauty is evident in the special moments she captures at each wedding and special event; as she did at Lindsay and Michael’s wedding.  Las Vegas is truly fortunate to have the talent of Ella Gagiano as part of the Wedding Professional Community.  Thank you Ella! Congratulations to Lindsay and Michael.

A special thank you for all who took part in bringing this special day together for Lindsay and Michael:

  • Ella Gagiano
  • LED Unplugged Lighting and Event Rentals
  • Celebration Bridal
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Alfred Angelo
  • Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
  • Magnet Street

Be inspired by attending the Bridal Spectacular Show on January 17th & 18th.  Meet with exhibitors who will make your dreams come true.  Visit Bridal Spectacular to purchase tickets.  Use  Promo Code Blog2014 to receive $5 off admission when you purchase your tickets online.




Bridal Spectacular Spotlight: Current Events

Brides and grooms to be — are you looking at having your wedding at a family or friend’s house? Perhaps you want to transform one of the city’s parks into your wedding wonderland? Or maybe you just want to give your selected wedding venue’s décor a little more pizazz? Regardless of what kind of nuptials you are planning, Current Events has everything you could possibly envision to create your ultimate Las Vegas dream wedding!

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About Current Events

Current Events provides anything imaginable to help create your perfect wedding; including staging, dance floor, tables, chairs, audio, LED lighting, tenting, carpeting, crowd control equipment, catering equipment, china and everything in between.

Established in 2011, Current Events is founded on the principal of providing their customers with the highest quality experience without sacrifice. From the best quality, cleanest, and well-maintained equipment available in Las Vegas, to their courteous staff who is always happy to help with the planning process, Current Events will go above and beyond to create an exceptional experience for your wedding. In addition, they are very mindful of couple’s budgets and are willing to work within those parameters to best achieve your vision. 

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Wedding Planning Tips for the Bride & Groom

Current Event’s Director of Sales, David Smythe said when couples are planning their wedding, he always first suggests that the couple looks for vendors that have good client and industry reviews online. Then once you see a few preliminary companies that you like, make sure you meet with several for each aspect of your wedding before committing. And most importantly, be sure to choose the vendors that you think you would be most comfortable working with and that best depict the design style behind your vision.

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David also said the one item he recommends any couple having at their wedding is lighting. Although it is often is one of the bigger ticket items on the rental list, LED uplighting and overhead Festoon lighting can really set the mood for an event. Incorporating colored lights can soften the room and help tie together the overall theme and design!

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Latest Wedding Trends

David shared with us that lately they’ve been receiving mixed requests for damask and scroll-style prints, as well as white and ivory in upgraded linens. For themes, the trend has been hipster/vintage weddings incorporating jute fabrics, rustic floral arrangements and vintage cocktails served in mason jars.

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Wedding cake with damask print


To learn more about Current Events, please visit You can also visit their showroom Monday through Saturday from 8am-7pm. Designs are always changing and they love to offer fresh, new ideas to all of their guests.

And, be sure to save-the-date to attend our Autumn Bridal Show August 16 and 17 at Cashman Center where you can meet David and the Current Events team in person. They will have a spectacular display on Inspiration Avenue showcasing a fun Madhatter theme!

Receive $5 o­ff admission when you buy tickets online! Click here and enter promo code: AugBlog2013

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Board Games, Pool Tables, and Rock Band: Add a game table to your Las Vegas wedding reception

Brides, if your wedding guest lists include people who feel more comfortable chilling at a table than partying to pop music, then provide activities to keep these guests entertained too.

Recently my groom was the Best Man in a wedding that did just that. Since many attendees were avid gamers, they’d feel much more comfortable playing with decks of cards than dancing to Lady Gaga. So the bride and groom hired a live jazz band, scheduled for a full wet bar, and included a few game tables. Then as the bride and groom enjoyed the dance floor, they knew their friends were happy too!

Brides, want to know how you can include additional activities at your Las Vegas wedding venue? Review these tips, and choose your favorite ideas for your upcoming receptions.

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You can even select games to fit a theme, like these vintage games.

Consider the age range: Know why you’re booking a game table. Is it to entertain the kiddies or the adults? Once you know, you can easily choose games that reflect guests. For example, Go Fish and Hi Ho! Cheery-O are great for the little guys, but everyone from your college buddies to Grandpa will be looking for something slightly more challenging.

Select group board games: While Solitaire is fun and all, you’ll want guests to interact and enjoy each other’s company. Choose strategy games, like Risk or The Settlers of Catan, or rollicking group games, like Apples to Apples and Taboo. For people who just want to pass a little time before returning to the dance floor, toss in a few quick games too, like Jenga, Mancala, or packs of cards.

Choose between classic and electronic: Game tables don’t have to be restricted to board games. Several Las Vegas party rental companies rent grand-scale games too. Book a pool table for the posh, sophisticated crowd. Rent a big screen TV, Xbox console, and Rock Band for video gamers and karaoke fans alike. Consider what you want at your wedding, and schedule these rented games to be delivered to your venue.

Add a photo booth: Is it a game? No, not really. But it is a fun way for your friends to stay entertained and express themselves behind a curtain. Toss in a prop box for poses, and be sure to have guests add their photo strips and written messages to a scrapbook.

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RSVP Party Rentals showcased Rock Band for weddings in their Bridal Spectacular bridal show display.

Decorate accordingly: Of course, you’ll want the game table to look great! But remember to leave room for games. Any centerpieces must allow guests to see one another across the table. Also, if a game requires a big board, you’ll need space in the table’s center and added light.

As you decorate the game area, ask your Las Vegas florist or decor specialist for suggestions. Also, consider alternative décor, like elaborate table linens, battery-powered votive candles (no cards on fire here), or even creative placement of the games. (Imagine a Scrabble line-up with “Love You” letters!)

Find what best fits you and your guests, Las Vegas brides and grooms! Then look forward to your wedding, which everyone will be able to enjoy!

Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2012

Photographs: Anthony Siwajian, Allyson Siwajian