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70’s – 80’s Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mark began his wedding career in 1978 with his first wedding booking as a Las Vegas wedding entertainer. Spending countless Saturday nights at weddings through the end of the 70’s and into the first half of the 80’s, Mark launched All Star Dj’s, his new Wedding DJ Entertainment company in Orlando, Florida in 1986. From ‘86 to ‘91 Mark developed his special talent for booking brides and earned his way up the ladder of the local wedding community.
90’s In 1991 Mark was elected to the Board of Directors at NACE Orlando. By 1992, Mark had established a company of 14 wedding DJ entertainers in Orlando, the largest DJ company in Florida, and had created and launched Best Bridal Shows at Dubsdread Country Club in Orlando, Florida, and Puff-n-Stuff Catering, with numerous bridal shows following. Within a matter of time, he had established himself within the Orlando wedding community as an innovative leader with marketing talents that were recognized by many of his friends and also by a
Over the next 10 years, Mark had opened 60 cities and trained and coached over 2000 wedding professionals across the nation, including his hometown, Las Vegas. He moved back to Vegas in 1995 to establish the West Coast Division of “Perfect Wedding Guide” and there be closer to his family. In 1998, Mark launched the Las Vegas Bridal Expo at the Orleans Hotel. As the world wide web developed, Mark stayed in tune with every internet move. He purchased LasVegasBride.com in 1998 for future development, along with LABride.com. By 1999, he launched the Las Vegas Wedding Awards recognizing all those in the Las Vegas wedding community who had also made a difference, and stood out in their field of endeavor. Soon thereafter, Mark opened the San Diego “Perfect Wedding Guide” and launched the San Diego Bridal Show. Mark eventually owned five markets of the 60 PWG markets he opened. Those included Las Vegas, San Diego, Phoenix, Riverside and Orange County.
2000’s By 2002, Mark had begun to discover new visions of a future with his big dream … Las Vegas Bride Magazine. He sold all five of his markets of “Perfect Wedding Guide” in 2003, to pursue his new marketing future and target the “Affluent Bride”. In 2004, Mark launched the “Best Restaurant Guide” of Las Vegas, soon followed by “Las Vegas Home & Garden Magazine” (2005) and “Today’s Health Magazine” (2006). During these years, Mark also launched the only wedding professional association in Las Vegas, called WPLV, Wedding Professionals of Las Vegas, with a membership base of over 1800 wedding professionals to date. And then finally, on 7-7-7, Mark launched Las Vegas Bride Magazine and LasVegasBride.com website. Shortly thereafter, Mark launched the Summerlin Bridal Show (2008), The Green Valley Bridal Show and brought his
2010 In early 2010, Mark was approached to franchise the Las Vegas Bride magazine. With a name change to go national, Beautiful Bride Magazine was born. Beautiful Bride Magazine expanded to 9 cities over the next 4 years,
2015 The Beautiful Bride Club was conceived, designed and developed, then soft launched in 2016 for test runs and refinement.
2017 Today, Mark runs his headquarters based in Las Vegas, and his website, BeautifulBride.
After hours, Mark enjoys performing, playing and singing country music. When he’s not on stage, he loves outdoor activities either on the snow or on the beach! And he loves to travel and his bags are always packed and ready! They say if you find something you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Coincidentally, Mark hasn’t worked for 20 years — he’s been enjoying the wedding marketing business for over 20 years. It’s not his job, it’s his passion.