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By Ludella Awad
American Journalist Mignon Mclaughlin once said, “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Here at ABQ-Live, we believe that a great wedding heralds the perfect beginning to a successful marriage.
That’s why we have worked hard to find only the most dedicated businesses ready to make your wedding a memorable experience of a lifetime.
From the perfect bouquet, to the loveliest venue and the greatest combination of music and catering available in Albuquerque, we invite you, dear readers, to join us for our Wedding Essentials!
Desert Flowers Co
Phone (505) 934-6823 Email email@example.com Website DesertFlowersCo.com Find them on Instagram/ Facebook @desertflowers.co
Photography by Crystal Cousin Photo: @crystalcousinphoto
Jewelry by Root and Feather: @desertadorned & @rootandfeathernm
The smell of peonies and eucalyptus on your big day are sure to make every step down the aisle even more memorable. Desert Flowers Co. is there to ensure the beauty of your florals is second only to your partner.
Desert Flowers Co. has been around for one year, providing their desert touch, and a one-on-one experience with customers to design arrangements that are unique to the couple and the theme of their wedding.
Desert Flowers Co. specializes in bouquets and large floral arrangements for the big day. Options are open when it comes to rentals for geometric arches. Co-Owner’s of Desert Flowers Co., Julianne Zarasua and Madi Dow, both share an energetic passion for stunning customers with the beauty of their desert flower designs.
“We provide a special experience with the brides we are meeting with by taking away every burden from them,” Zarasua stated.
Desert Flowers Co. is there to take care of every floral need ensuring every bride and groom’s focus on their special day is each other.
“Enjoy every last minute leading up to your wedding day and take in all of the little moments,” Dow said.
Mark Pardo SalonSpa
5 Locations in Albuquerque Phone 505.298.2983 Website MarkPardo.com Hours: Mon – Fri / 9 AM -7:30 PM · Sat / 8 AM – 5 PM Sunday/ 9 AM-6PM
Since opening its doors in 1973, the friendly staff of Mark Pardo SalonSpa has made it their mission to nurture inner and outer beauty through world-class salon and spa experiences. Now Mark Pardo SalonSpa wants to extend this same quality experience to brides on their wedding day.
Mark Pardo SalonSpa’s Deluxe Bridal Package has been carefully created to provide the most relaxing pre-wedding experience, all while pampering the bride! The package includes a manicure with gel polish, a pedicure, 30-minute Body Glow, 60-minute Tulasara Facial Treatment, Practice Bridal Updo and Makeup Application, as well as a Bridal Updo & Makeup Application the day of the wedding.
After one session of pampering and refreshment, every bride will walk down the aisle with a confident smile from the quality experience only Mark Pardo Salonspa can provide.
Address 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW Phone (505) 843-6300 Website HotelABQ.com Hours Open 24 hours / Located in the heart of Old Town
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town delivers a combination of tradition and class to every wedding experience. With seven wedding venues, the bride and groom are sure to find the perfect scene to say ‘I do.’
Of the beautiful venues at Hotel Albuquerque couples can choose from, the Alvarado Ballroom exhibiting signature southwestern elegance and Pavilion & Gardens for a serene outdoor experience.
Through rich and authentic history, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town offers a comfortable and unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else. The combination of New Mexican hospitality and Albuquerque sophistication, seamlessly weave together at Hotel Albuquerque of Old Town.
Address PO box 1015 Phone (505) 231-2126 Website DjSider.com Hours Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri / 9 AM -5 PM | Thurs & Sat / 10AM- 6PM | Sun/ 11AM-6PM
When it comes to having a blast on your big wedding day, Party Music Pros is here with the perfect playlist.
Party Music Pros has been serving New Mexico for the last six years with over 20 years of Sider’s experience in the DJ and entertainment industry. Currently, they are working on a CD about New Mexico’s greatest hits, which is expected to be released soon.
For a wedding event, Party Music Pros offers a wide variety of music to choose from. This includes a basic sound package with authentic, New Mexican music, lighting, fog machines and your customizable music mix with hip-hop, rap and music from the early ‘50s — or whatever your heart desires.
Owner of Party Music Pros, DJ Sider, said he likes to feel what the crowd feels and hopes to help find what the bride and groom’s best fit is, which means sitting down with them a week prior to the wedding event.
Address 425 San Felipe St NW Phone (505) 765-1455 Website HighNoonRestaurant.com Hours Mon – Thurs/ 11 AM – 9 PM | Fri -Sat/ 11 AM – 9:30 PM | Sun/ 12PM – 9PM
What makes a good toast at a wedding, according to High Noon Restaurant and Saloon, is the quality of drinks in the glass.
High Noon Restaurant and Saloon has been serving the community for 45 years. For a wedding event, there are a variety of quality drinks to choose from, including a full-service bar, cash bar and hosted bar. There is a full liquor catering package.
When it comes to choosing drinks, wine, bottled beer, draft beer and a personal, customizable selection of drinks are on the menu.
At High Noon Restaurant and Saloon, there are three private rooms available depending on the event. For the bride and groom, specialty drinks are offered — it’s a one-stop shop for planning an event.
Owner of High Noon Restaurant and Saloon, Carla Villa, gives out valuable wedding planning advice: “You want to do something that is fun and that is really uniquely yourself.”
ABQ Live Photo and Video Services
Address 4615 Lomas Blvd NE Phone (505) 365-4725 Website ABQ-live.com Office Hours: Mon- Fri / 9 AM – 6 PM | Sat / 10AM- 5PM | Sun/ 11AM-5PM
You’ll want to remember everything about your wedding day. And what better way than with professional photos and video from a team of photographers who have spent years focusing on amazing event, food and portrait photography and videography.
Photography captures a moment in time. Whether that moment is your wedding day or an annual family portrait, pictures enable us to relive and remember special occasions again and again.
Whether our photographers are using natural light or flash, unique details, raw emotions and capturing the true essence of an individual or event is their obsession. The ultimate goal for ABQ Live is to create timeless photographs and video for you and your loved ones to cherish forever.
The Bride and Groom will both be able to enjoy their day with family and friends, knowing everything will be captured for them to enjoy for years to come.
Front Cover Photo by: Crystal Cousin Photo
Corrections: A previous version of this article contained errors regarding Desert Flowers CO. address and phone number this version of the article contains the correct updated information.
By Ludella Awad
If you’re strolling through Nob Hill, you might want to take another look at these old city treasures.
Courtesy of www.newmexiconewsport.com
1) Astro Zombies
For 20 years, Astro Zombies has been serving the community in a world of fun and pop culture.
Mike D’Elia, the owner of Astro Zombies, said he appreciates every person who walks through the front door, even if they are just looking around for a few minutes
Other than providing the fun and pop culture side of today, he said he also hopes to provide a great experience through his customer service.
The community is vital to Astro Zombies and D’Elia said he looks forward to continuing to be a valuable asset to Nob Hill.
“Without the community, Astro Zombies does not exist,” D’Elia said.
Courtesy of www.offbroadwaycostumes.com
2) Off Broadway Vintage Clothing and Costumes
From movie stars and fancy vintage costumes to makeup and accessories, Off Broadway Vintage Clothing and Costumes, is ready to dress the town in style.
Off Broadway Vintage Clothing and Costume shop has been in business for 35 years. They pride themselves on their antiques that can be seen on movie stars, the University of New Mexico students, and people from all over the world.
The store sells high-end, vintage clothing from the last century through the ‘80s. Whether its a timeless piece someone is looking to add to their closet, or a costume just to rent for an event, Off Broadway has options.
Susan Ricker, the owner of the store, shares her passion for helping others pick out clothes for the right event.
“I love being in Nob Hill — it is the only place I want to be. It is a great atmosphere and there are a lot of families that shop here.”
Courtesy of www.facebook.com/guildcinema/
3) Guild Cinema
Guild Cinema has been around for 53 years, showing a variety of films that are underrepresented, including documentaries, older movies, foreign movies, and experimental films.
Guild Cinema formed partnerships with many local organizations around the city 15 years ago. Co-owner of Guild Cinema, Keif Henley, is very passionate about the films that are shown at the theatre.
“I would like to think we offer an exchange of ideas and culture here — a window to a larger world,” Henley said.
He said he would like to see younger people come to Guild Cinema, but he is grateful for the diversity amongst the people that attend the movie showings already.
Courtesy of 66diner.com
4) 66 Diner
66 Diner is locally owned and shares an authentic and historical experience to customers in Nob Hill. Once a Phillips 66 gas station during the ’40s and ’50s, 66 Diner now preserves a part of New Mexico history rarely found at other restaurants.
Because of its rich history, 66 Diner attracts many tourists from all over the world, enchanting patrons with its style and delicious cuisine.
Cassie Brown, manager of the diner, said Albuquerque is a very unique city that has great features.
“We really appreciate their [community’s] support through the 33 years we have been open,” she said.
Courtesy of www.newmexiconewsport.com
5) Sachs Body Modification
If any tattoo shop has a long-standing history with Nob Hill, it’s Sachs Body Modification. Tattooing and piercing the community and visitors of the Duke City for 27 years, Sachs continues to hold the spotlight in Nob Hill. They provide a variety of body jewelry to add a whole new look, as well as providing high quality tattoos. Additionally, Sachs is the first to start vegan inks in New Mexico.
Sachs offers customers a consultation by appointment in preparation of a new tattoo or piercing. Sachs is also well known to the University of New Mexico students who come through.
Owner of Sachs, Callen Gurule, said, “We’re constantly changing, so if you haven’t come to visit us for a while, come stop by and check us out.”
By Calgary Maez
As the 23rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Far From Home is one of the best films Marvel Studios has put out. It’s also one of the best Spider-Man films ever made with amazing storytelling, great acting from Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, and the rest of the cast.
Spider-Man: Far From Home picks up right where Avengers: Endgame left off. As Peter Parker has come home from helping to save the universe, a much-needed summer vacation with all of his friends is much needed. However, Nick Fury hijacks his vacation and has him team up with the mysterious Mysterio to help fight elemental beings.
Have you ever gone on vacation only to have the experience ruined by constant phone calls from work, pulling you away from your fun? Imagine being a high school teenager on summer vacation in Europe who happens to be The Amazing Spider-Man and has to save the world halfway across the globe.
What works so much in the film is the fantastic casting choice for the characters. Tom Holland is the perfect Spider-Man and gives the character so much heart that you can instantly relate to him. He tackles being a superhero while also wanting to be a normal teenager around his friends and trying to spend time with his high school crush, MJ. Spider-Man is one of those grounded superheroes who have this immense responsibility as a superhero but also want to lead a normal life. Tom Holland nails this perfectly and makes you really feel and sometimes relate with his character.
Jake Gyllenhaal also gives a phenomenal performance as Mysterio. This mysterious ally is one of the best newcomers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and plays a fantastic role throughout the film. The costume designs for him and Spidey stand out the most as they make them look so much more comic book accurate on-screen. The visual effects for both characters stand out as well, especially for scenes with Mysterio. Visually, it’s one of the best looking Marvel films to date.
With action scenes and dynamic casting, the film is a beauty to view. Spider-Man: Far From Home is one summer blockbuster filled with twists and turns that you don’t want to miss.
Poster courtesy of IMDb.
By Calgary Maez
Albuquerque continues to grow in the entertainment industry, especially for young, talented filmmakers. With Netflix coming to the Duke City, more opportunities are beginning to unfold, especially for local Albuquerque resident Antonio Marquez. I had the honor and pleasure of sitting down with him and talking about his award-winning film, “Alivestock.”
“Alivestock” is Marquez’s first short film that wasn’t backed by the University of New Mexico. When asked about this, he said, “This is the first short that wasn’t a student film. We raised all of the funds ourselves, I wrote the whole thing, and we wanted to take a crack at it and be more independent.” He went on to explain how all of the equipment they used was their own as well as the crew they hired. Two actors in the film were local, professional actors and the others were friends that he knew that were just naturally talented.
This hard work paid off tremendously with its incredible success. Marquez went on to discuss the achievements the film made, “We won the award for best film at the Santa Fe Film Festival. We won the best Albuquerque production for ABQ Film Festival. We won the best drama for the New Mexico Film Offices film awards. We also won the Jury of Peers Award at the LA Crime and Horror Film Festival.”
The success of the film is very much deserved due to its amazing storytelling, stellar cinematography, and incredible acting. When we discussed what inspired him to create this film, he said, “We actually wrote it based on a feature film of a feature-length script that we’re still trying to make. I actually started writing that at UNM. So I wanted to do a shorter version with the elements of it.” Not only that, but he went on to talk about some filmmakers that inspired him such as the Coen Brothers, Martin Scorsese, and John Milius. He used these inspirations to help with the transitions as well as the framing of the characters. The result was a beautifully shot film that gave so much more depth.
Marquez doesn’t want to stop there. The world of “Alivestock” is expanding and the local filmmaker has his own cinematic universe in the making. When discussing his future projects he said, “I have a feature-length script that involves some of the characters and kind of the scenarios. We’re making another one in September, a short film. We’re still working on getting a crew and some actors for. We’re looking for older, Hispanic actors and possibly some younger ones. It’s supposed to be a younger, coming of age teenager story.” His new story will see some actors reprising their roles from “Alivestock” and will be seen in previous locations used from the film as well as new locations.
“Alivestock” was a film made with love, care and passion and it shows through its storytelling, cinematography, acting, and direction. The film deserves to be shown to the masses and is a great film to inspire young filmmakers with their ventures in film production. Since Marquez is gearing up to tell his next great story, he could use the amazing talent that Albuquerque has to offer. Whether it be acting, sound production, or cinematography, Antonio Marquez welcomes Albuquerque to partner with him.
Antonio Marquez can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org