Sunday, January 31, 2010

Designs from Bridal Spectacular

We attended the Bridal Spectacular Show this past weekend at The Cashman Center here in Las Vegas!

We designed the tables in the concessions area and had over 200 butterflies flying above everyone as they sat and ate their lunch or yummy wedding cake!

As a Wedding Coordinator it is really hard to showcase what we do at a Bridal Show so we decided to divide our booth up in half. Below is what you or your house might look like without a Wedding Coordinator... The DIY Bride. What a mess!!!!

On the other side of our booth.... you are entering into the world of hiring a Wedding Coordinator... "The Pathway to Your Wedding"

Thanks for reading!

CLM Weddings and Events LLC
Your Day. Your Way.

Christie L. McCoy-Hjelm

Saturday, January 30, 2010

CLM and Cake Alchemy of NY Partner for a Unique Wedding

In October we had the opportunity to work with Lauri Duttino of Cake Alchemy, who can be seen on WE TV's Amazing Cakes. Together with her team they created two spectacular cakes for Mia and Danny's Wedding in New York City.

Detailed perfection from the inside out. Cake Alchemy creates an elegant chemistry between you and your cake. Using only the best ingredients to please the eye as well as the palate. Complemented by hand crafted decoration that is both alluring and realistic. The final masterpiece is the perfect fusion of flavors, design and atmosphere.

Their wedding cake was a satellite cake which fit the ultra modern lounge theme for their wedding. "The satellite cake was a stunning and modern representation of what wedding cakes have become. A perfect balance of something unique, vibrant while still quite delicate."

Our Bride Mia wanted to surprise her now husband, Danny, with a replica cake of an ottoman from one of his favorite furniture designers, Mackensie Childs. "The ottoman cake was a true challenge of technique and design. Representing another artist in cake form is always exciting. Mackensie Childs is a phenomenal designer and to represent the work in cake was a real treat for everyone."

To view more of Lauri and Cake Alchemy's creations, please visit their website CAKE ALCHEMY

Thanks for reading!

CLM Weddings and Events LLC
Your Day. Your Way.

Christie L. McCoy-Hjelm

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bridal Spectacular Booth # 652

Come and Visit Us THIS WEEKEND at Bridal Spectacular

We will be at Booth # 652


Bridal Spectacular® is Nevada's oldest and largest Bridal Show. We offer the bride and groom to be the opportunity to meet with everyone they will need " all under one roof! Why drive all over town making appointments, when the largest group of wedding professionals will be waiting to meet you at Bridal Spectacular®!!!!

Planning a wedding is confusing enough, don't be confused by multiple bridal shows all claiming to be the best. You're time is valuable, if you don't have time to visit multiple bridal shows, ours is the one not to be missed! Here are some of the reasons why this is the show you will want to attend.

QUALITY: From the moment you enter The Bridal Spectacular, you know you are in for a special day! Wide aisles make it easy to navigate among the areas' premier wedding vendors. The atmosphere is fun and energetic as well as professional.

VARIETY: There is a huge variety of wedding specialists in multiple categories. You will have the opportunity to meet with major vendors including reception facilities, florists, bakers, bridal shops, tuxedo shops, DJ's, invitations, and more. You will also find a variety of specialty exhibitors such as bridal registry, beauty salons, jewelers and much more. You will be able to collect brochures, information and money saving offers from hundreds of wedding vendors.

SEE CUTTING EDGE TRENDS AND IDEAS: As you wonder through the hall you will find all the current trends and wedding theme ideas for your wedding. In addition to decorating ideas you will see at vendor booths, we have a special table scape gallery, trends gallery and photographers gallery to add to your notebook of ideas.

DAZZLING FASHION SHOWS: HOT TUXEDO SOLO WITH OUR VERY POPULAR MALE DANCERS. The latest gowns, tuxedos and floral designs are presented in a spectacular way everyone talks about. As winners of the BSPI Star Award for Best Bridal Fashion Show in 2008, you can be sure that not only will you see the latest fashions, but you will enjoy the show! There will be plenty of seating, so you don't have to stand during the show.

Our main Fashion Spectacular is held at 8pm Friday night and 12:30 Saturday afternoon. Then we have a totally different "New York Style" fashion show at 3pm on Saturday.

CAKE AND CATERER TASTINGS: Before you order the cake you need to taste it! Here is your opportunity to stop in and taste the cake and food samples at a variety of bakery and catering booths.

BEAUTY DEMOS: Want to experiment with your make up and hair? Stop in at one of our beauty demonstration booths and check out the latest beauty tips.

GRAND PRIZES AND HUNDREDS OF DOOR PRIZES: Register on line or at the door for multiple opportunities to win.

Hundreds of Door prizes: Every vendor provides one or more door prizes which means there will be 200 door prizes to be given away to lucky brides.

EVERY BRIDE RECEIVES A FREE KEEPSAKE BRIDES SHOPPING BAG. The bag is filled with wedding information and money saving offers as well as other goodies.

EVERY BRIDE receives a Shopping guide which includes the show floor plan and a list of exhibitors by category as well as the Fashion Show information.

GROOMS GET IN FREE ON FRIDAY NIGHT! Friday night is our date night. Bring the groom with you and then you can come back on Saturday with your mom, and/or friends!

Admission per person:

$13.00 at the show
$10.00 in advance

Children 10 & under admitted free.
Cashman Convention Center charges $4 for parking, so bring cash.

MORE VENDORS, MORE FASHIONS, MORE PRIZES, MORE FUN! The original Las Vegas bridal show, The Bridal Spectacular.

For more information 702-368-0088

Thanks for reading!

CLM Weddings and Events LLC
Your Day. Your Way.

Christie L. McCoy-Hjelm

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

REAL Wedding of Jessica and Dalton

On January 23rd Jessica and Dalton were married at Loews Lake Las Vegas with sixty of their closest friends and family members. Their wedding truly reflected their personal style and personalities. Fuchsia, Black, White and Zebra Print was carried throughout the evenings theme.

One of the personal details of their wedding was when they stood front of a pink jeweled homeplate Reverend Linda Venniro married them at Loews Lake Las Vegas which later became a part of their grand entrance as Groom Dalton Slid across the dance floor and Bride Jessica called him "Safe" at home plate. The groom and his groomsmen wore real baseball boutonnieres!

Jessica was a very hands on bride and created the centerpieces with her friends and family which helped them to create their very personal and one of a kind wedding!

More photos and details coming soon!

Thank you to our vendors!
Loews Lake Las Vegas
J & J Photos (Professional Photos Coming Soon!)
Memory Lane Video
BBJ Linen

Thanks for reading!

CLM Weddings and Events LLC
Your Day. Your Way.

Christie L. McCoy-Hjelm

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CLM Voted 2010 Brides Choice Award by Wedding Wire

Las Vegas, NV - January 19, 2010
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced CLM Weddings has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Planner/Coordinator

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

CLM Weddings is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that CLM Weddings is among the very best
Wedding Planner/Coordinator within the WeddingWire Network, which includes Wedding Wire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today!

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire is the only online
wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding vendors. WeddingWire enables engaged couples to search, compare and book over 100,000 reviewed wedding vendors nationwide, from wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding vendors, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. In addition, WeddingWire has partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE:MSO) to provide its network of local vendors and online wedding-planning tools in the Weddings section of For additional information, please visit

Thanks for reading!

CLM Weddings and Events LLC
Your Day. Your Way.

Christie L. McCoy-Hjelm

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Real Wedding of Jaime and Ryan

The Enchanted Wedding of Jaime and Ryan took place at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jaime and Ryan had a vision about what they dreamed their Wedding Reception to look like and with the assistance of CLM and a very talented team of vendors the end product was above and beyond anything that Jaime and Ryan could have ever imagined.

Their vision was an Enchanted Disney Theme with all of the magic and sparkle of Disney. Their color palette for their winter wonderland wedding was light pink, ivory and accents of fuchsia. Their guests were seated at long royal tables adored with crystal shimmer sheer linen. The guest table centerpieces included a large white manzanita tree with hanging crystals cascading off the branches with flowers and a runner of candles and floral arrangements throughout the entire table. Custom printed place cards and table numbers with crystals added a final touch to the table scape. It truly was a very magical and enchanted ambiance.

One of the highlights of the evening was the dance floor design and fabric treatments. Surrounding their dance floor were four 16' white square colums which were filled with white chiffon and 16' crystal cones spilling to the floor which were uplit in a soft pink. To everyones surprise, towards the end of their choreographed dance to the instrumental version of Disney's "When You Wish Upon A Star" snow fell on them on the dance floor. The crowd cheered with excitement and surprise!

Their flowers were empowering and a custom design. The head table centerpieces had over 600 flowers and were dripped in crystals. Along with the beautiful flowers were also some additional custom elements such as an uplit candy station with over 25 candy choices including fresh caramel apples. There was also a winter themed fireplace vignette with a white flocked Christmas tree with pink lights. To add a special Christmas element all of the gifts which were brought for Jaime and Ryan were placed under the Christmas Tree.

Jaime and Ryan allowed and trusted CLM to create and design their custom wedding by only seeing rough sketches and some photo examples. In the words of our bride Jaime as she entered into the room, "if I hadn't married Ryan, I would marry this room".

Photography by Elegant Images
Floral by Jason Kenneth Designs
Event Design by CLM Weddings

Thanks for reading!

CLM Weddings and Events LLC
Your Day. Your Way.

Christie L. McCoy-Hjelm

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