Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wedding of Inshiya and Justin

This past weekend we traveled to Coto de Caza, CA to celebrate the Wedding of Inshiya and Justin. The day before their wedding we spent time at Inshiya's parents house where a traditional Indian Mehndi Ceremony took place. All of her bridal party, family and close friends attended the Mehndi Ceremony. They hired a Mehndi artist who adorned the bride and her guests with Mehndi designs using Henna.Their ceremony and reception were held at beautiful The Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club in Coto de Caza, CA. Inshiya and Justin wanted to share their fun and somewhat goofy personalities with their guests while still creating a romantic and intimate environment for their guests. Just as Justin began walking down the aisle the music skipped a beat ... Justin looked around ... and then pulled a microphone out of his pocket and began singing a karoke version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart". The guests laughed, cried and then gave him a very large round of applause!

Justin and Inshiya had a flawless and beautiful wedding because of the amazing team we worked with. We would like to thank everyone who assisted and traveled to CA for their wedding!

For more photos of Inshiya and Justin's Wedding please visit DIGS PHOTOGRAPHY.

Stephanie Smith, CLM Weddings and Events
Rhiannon and Jen, Digs Phototography
Hadley Han, Jason Kennth Designs
Jeff and Jeremy, All Night Long DJs
Dane, Simple Elegance in Cake Design

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Platinum Weddings Repeat Air Dates

Did you miss us the first time on the We Channel Platinum Weddings? New air dates have just been posted and we would love for you to watch!!

Upcoming Air Dates:

Sunday, April 12 at 10:30pm 9:30c Monday, April 13 at 1:30am 12:30c Monday, April 13 at 4:30am 3:30c Monday, April 13 at 7:30pm 6:30c Monday, April 13 at 11:30pm 10:30c Tuesday, April 14 at 2:30am 1:30c

Monday, March 16, 2009

Birds for Brides?

I came across this article this morning and found it to be inspiring, innovative and unique. There are some great ideas and ways to incorporate the newest trends of 2009.

Chocolate brown and robin's egg blue are out!! Yellow and green are in. Tall floral reception centerpieces are way too trendy, while short arrangements of fruit and plants are rising in popularity. Keeping track of the latest and greatest wedding trends can be tough for the average bride-to-be. You know what you like and you know what you can afford, but weighing that against what's "of-the-moment" can leave a bride second-guessing herself when it comes to her own personal wedding style. Still struggling with your overall wedding aesthetic? Check out our top four reception and decor ideas for '09.

Birds for Brides
Birds of a feather may flock together, but when it comes to brides, they're flocking to avian-inspired invitations, decor, and detailing. If you're planning an upscale event, consider a bridal bouquet that includes peacock or ostrich feathers, or hunt down some vintage birdcages to suspend over your reception space. Have your heart set on an intimate ceremony and reception? Add folksy elements like a bird's nest ring "pillow" or a handmade lovebirds cake topper.

Earthy Organic Elements
As the organic movement continues to grow, many brides are turning to gardens and forests for cool ideas and inspirations. Sure, fancy flowers and vases will always have their place, but why not make Mother Nature an honored guest at your reception table? Birch bark cake stands and coasters are starting to gain popularity, as are bright fruit towers, succulent plant centerpieces, and apothecary jars filled with moss and stones. Looking for a chic but cheap solution? Hit your local flea market and stock up on colorful vintage tins; then plant fresh herbs in them. Not only do they make funky centerpieces, they're also great fresh favors your guests are sure to love.

Fun Food Monogramming
We've seen them on runners, napkins, and cards, but couples are really looking for new ways to (literally) leave their mark! Monograms have become a hot wedding staple, but these days, brides are actually adding their stamp to dinner, drinks, and dessert. Planning a backyard barbecue? Buy a meat brand designed with your monogram and sear it into each entree. Looking for something a bit more upscale? Create monogrammed petits fours towers for dessert, or ask your caterer to hire a barista who can pour your monogram in the froth of guests' cappuccinos and lattes.

Great Guest Activities
It used to be that wedding guests were limited to eating, drinking, and dancing at the reception, but these days, brides and grooms are coming up with other cool and creative ways to keep their family and friends entertained. From silhouette and caricature sketches to tequila and beer tastings, the activity can be totally dependent on the bride and groom's personal interests or themed to fit the event itself (for example, a cigar rolling tutorial at a casual Miami Beach affair). Love the idea, but on a tight budget? Set up a Pictionary or Trivial Pursuit tournament tied to your wedding theme.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Donate Your Wedding Gown

give.gown. is a non-profit organization which collects used and gently used wedding gowns. our organization sponsors a yearly fundraiser which auctions off wedding gowns, bridesmaids gowns, mother of the bride gowns and flower girl gowns. included in our fundraiser is a black tie live auction featuring top designers, celebrity gowns and celebrity appearances.if you are interested in donating your wedding gown, bridesmaids gown or such please send us a message and we will email you all of the paperwork, donating your gown is not only a tax write-off but you will also be giving back!!!

for more information on give.gown. please visit the give gown website .

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vote CLM Best of 2009!!

In 2008 we were voted Las Vegas Wedding Planner of the year and nominated for the Las Vegas Wedding Professional of the Year. We would love your support and ask you to please go to The Las Vegas Bride Magazine Website and cast your vote for CLM Weddings - 2009 Las Vegas Wedding Planner & Professional of the Year! Thank you in advance for your votes!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wedding of Hope

One of my interns sent this video to me.... what an inspiration. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did.

Click here to watch the wedding of hope

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Wedding Photos

Join us in celebrating the Wedding of Stephanie and Sean! For more photos please visit TheWeddingGalleryofStephanieandSean

Wedding Coordinator: Stephanie Smith of CLM Weddings
Venue: Joes Seafood, Steak, and Stone Crab
Wedding Photographer: Shamberlin Photography
Floral: Jason Kenneth Designs
Wedding Cake: Simple Elegance in Cake Design

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Backyard Wedding with Style

Looking for the ideal location to say "I do"?
Look no farther than your own backyard. Whether you choose to wed in the garden of your childhood home or on the back lawn of the house you and your groom will call your own, a backyard can be a lovely place to exchange vows. After all, what could be a sweeter send-off into married life than a family-centered celebration that unfolds in a place with such special meaning?

Bear in mind, though, that an at-home wedding comes with its own set of challenges. You may need to rent tables, chairs, dishes, glassware, silverware, and linens. You'll also want your guests to have sufficient parking and restroom facilities. And unless you have an exceptionally large outdoor space and plan to hire plenty of professional help, it's best to keep to an intimate guest list for your homegrown celebration. Better Homes and Garden.

For photos of some backyard weddings which have been produced by CLM Weddings, please visit our Photo Gallery.