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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Vegas Experience - "Chicago" Wedding Planner Style

Last week I had the honor of being in the presence of some AWEsome wedding planners throughout the world, "wedding innovators."  The purpose of this trip was to get inspired, take time for ME to work on my business and come back to Chicago with innovative ideas to WOW my flavor of clients.

In the midst of being in the presence of some wonderful individuals, I had the pleasure of staying at the Green Valley Ranch Resort.  What a lovely experience.  Very elegant hotel that screams "Grace and Luxury."  Two of my favorite words.

When I arrived on Sunday, I had the pleasure of touring 3 Vegas Chapels.  I even saw Elvis pull up at the chapel in a pink cadillac!  Will you believe that Las Vegas performs around 120,000 weddings a year and that some of the chapels perform as many as 450 weddings a month?  You can also get a marriage license until midnight.

On the last day of this fabulous week, I had the honor of meeting Chris Easter (co-founder of the, Ian Prosser (founder and award winning floral and event designer of Botanica), Stacie Francombe (formerly of Get Married and who recently launched "Celebrity Wedding Reporter"), the classy Sylvia Weinstock ("Queen of Wedding Cakes") and Ciara Daykin (CEO of Firefly Occasions).

If you’re looking to have your wedding in Las Vegas, I can definitely point you in the right direction. I now have great wedding contacts there.

Wedding love & hugs,

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  1. indeed, Green Valley Ranch Resort is a very elegant hotel. I also stayed there when I was on a trip to Las Vegas. such a great experience! I really love those weddings with Elvis and his pink Cadillac! What chapels did you see in Vegas, Candace?

  2. First stop was Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, second stop was The Fast Lane (Walk up and Drive Thru Weddings) and the final stop was Chapel of the Flowers. Very interesting experience. I would suggest to already married couples who want to have a little fun on their anniversary to renew their vows at one of these chapels. It would truly be a fun experience for everyone! =)

  3. I was so excited I found your blog I can't wait to read and see more!
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  4. Very sweet of you to say. My blog is going through a transition as I am making some changes. Check back for updates! =)