Vendor Booking Timeline

Choosing your vendors for your big day can be a daunting task.  There are so many things on your check list when first starting out, it’s hard to know where to begin.  We are loving this timeline that Wedding Wire has come out with to help manage when different vendors should be found and booked. WW X2-VendorBookingTimeline-2017_x2_v03

When it comes to hair and makeup, the earlier the better. Thus, why we love this time line.  Twelve months or more gives you time to not only find the hair and makeup artists that fit your style and needs perfectly, but allows you to get in for a trial very early on so you can check off your list what you want your look to be for your big day!

We here at Makeup for Your Day, love traveling world wide to get brides ready.  We’ve seen some pretty spectacular venues out there and look forward to seeing more breathtaking places for gorgeous ceremonies and receptions.  For you newly engaged couples out there, be sure and check out this list to explore beautiful wedding venues in the Raleigh area as well as all over the world!copy-of-mikkelpaige-merrimon_wynne_house-makeup_for_your_day_0009

Lindsay + Hal

Hello MYD Beauties,

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Lindsay and Hal said I do with a touch of sophistication and lot of romance. With the timeless The Umstead as the setting, it wasn’t hard to immediately fall in love with the  wedding day. We loved Lindsay’s big romantic curls and elegant gown. The touch of silver in the bridesmaids dresses and white flowers gave their wedding the perfect amount of sophistication. Did we mention the ice cream? How could you not fall in love over the perfect ending, a Mr. & Mrs. ice cream cone!

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Megan S and Valentina did a great job on the brides hair and makeup, and the bridesmaids looked great with the help of Dee and Kelsi!

Venue Planner- Amanda with The Umstead //Planner- Gina with A Southern Soiree //Photographer- Jenn Aan with Halftone Studios //Video- Heart Stone Films //Florist- Fresh Affairs //Cake- Simply Cakes //Ice Cream- Andias Homemade Ice Cream formerly The Freezing Pointe //Make Up & Hair- Makeup For Your Day

XoXo,
Ana

**Ana is an MYD Beauty Social Media Intern & Makeup Artist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup, and temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Ana (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Ana, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

Did Somebody Say Pool Party?! 

Hey MYD Beauties!

I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for pool parties, the beach, & laying out getting that nice summer tan!

First off, I want to start by saying obviously you don’t have to wear makeup to the pool or beach. If you’re comfortable not wearing any that’s awesome! Let your skin breathe! However, I personally just feel a little more comfortable with a little something on. Obviously you don’t need a full face of makeup at the pool, so here is my favorite go to makeup look for any pool party or beach trip with friends! Even if you’re not wearing makeup sunscreen is super important!! This is a must for anybody that’s going out in the sun. It should be apart of you’re morning skincare routine, but especially if you’re planning on being in the sun all day!


My go to is a BB cream or tinted moisturizer.  This is a great way to hydrate your skin and add a small amount of coverage. It shouldn’t be a thick, cakey layer of foundation. Just a very light weight, sheer coverage, hydrating moisturizer! I will also add a small amount of bronzer on my cheeks and the frame of my face. Also, a little bit of highlight on the tops of my cheekbones! For both the bronzer and highlighter I prefer a cream product in the summer just because it will last a lot longer! I keep the eyes very simple… just a coat of waterproof mascara!

This look literally takes me five minutes and is great for the summer! It’s the perfect amount of makeup for the “no makeup” makeup look.

XOXO, Caitlynn

**Caitlynn is an MYD Beauty Social Media Intern & Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup, hair styling, waxing, temporary lash applications and esthetician services by appointment. To schedule a session with Caitlynn (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Caitlynn, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

MYD Wedding: Rachel | The Jefferson Inn Southern Pines

Hello MYD Beauties,

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A storybook wedding is the best way to describe Rachel’s wedding day at The Jefferson Inn. We love Rachel’s effortless makeup and hair, how beautiful are her blue eyes? The pops of purple pair perfectly with the white and green floral accents. The wedding cake is every little girls dream, we all remember craving our first initials in a tree. Top this wedding day off with burgers and french fries and we are officially in love.

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Venue: The Jefferson Inn Southern Pines // Planner: Heather Wallace //Photog: Mollie Tobias// Hair & Makeup: Makeup for Your Day
XoXo,
Ana
**Ana is an MYD Beauty Social Media Intern & Makeup Artist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup, and temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Ana (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Ana, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

Just Peachy

Hello MYD Beauties,

Bakery-105-in-wilmington-NCFrench chic and peach dreams combined to make this dreamy shoot. From the sleek updo and soft makeup this shoot stole our hearts. The exposed brick of Bakery 105 is the perfect backdrop for the dresses and flowers. We love using this styled shoot as inspiration for any spring bridal shower ideas!

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Jen House and Jen Hamouz had such a great time working with all these lovely vendors on this peachy styled shoot. Check out this behind the scenes video by Dogwood Media!

VENUE The Cottage on Orange Street and Bakery 105 | PHOTOGRAPHER Bronwyn Duffield Photography | FLOWERS Fiore Fine Flowers | BRIDAL GOWNS The Wedding Dress Shoppe and Coastal Knot Bridal | BRIDESMAID DRESSES Coastal Knot Bridal | JEWELRY The Wedding Dress Shoppe | HAIR & MAKEUP Makeup for Your Day of Wilmington | VIDEOGRAPHY Dogwood Media | CALLIGRAPHY Southern Bee Designs | RENTALS Party Suppliers of Wilmington

XoXo,
Ana
**Ana is an MYD Beauty Social Media Intern & Makeup Artist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup, and temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Ana (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Ana, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

St. Pattys Day Inspired: Daytime Look

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This everyday green look was created by our lead artist, Valentina! We will have several of our lead stylists available at our St. Pattys Day Brews and Blowouts event on Friday March 17th! You can find out more information HERE.

Be sure to use #mydbeauty if you are inspired by this or any of our looks!

St. Patty’s Day Inspired Emerald Green Smokey Eye

Hello MYDBeauties!

I was totally inspired to do something green in celebration of the upcoming holiday. This smokey emerald green look is perfect for a night out. This look works well on people with deep brown eyes, but feel free to get creative! I prepped my skin with Dermalogica active moist moisturizer & Laura Mercier oil free primer before using MAC studio fix foundation set with La Mer translucent powder. 

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For the eyes I prepped with MAC Soft Ochre painpot. In the crease I used a combination of MAC Soft Brown, Haux and Sable. All over the lid I used MAC Bottle Green, and placed Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow in Mermaid on the center of the lid. I then tightlined my eyes with Makeup Forever waterproof black eyeliner and used a good coat of IT cosmetics superhero mascara on the lashes. 

I used Nars Deepthroat on as my blush, Makeup Forever pro-bronze fusion to warm things up and Becca Champagne pop to highlight. For lips I used MAC boldly bare & MAC Modesty. 

Let me know if this look inspired you for your holiday festivities! Until next time!

XoXo,

Dee

**Daniella is a Makeup Artist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup, and temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Daniella (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Daniella, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

My Wedding Experience: The Wedding!

This is a blog post series, be sure to read Part 1 & Part 2!

Remember that feeling every year, the night before the first day of school?  How there’s excitement of something new and sleeping is hard because you’re excited to see your friends and see what that new year will bring?  Take that feeling and multiply it by maybe 1000.  There were so many nerves and excitement going on that my maid of honor and one of my bridesmaids stayed in the room with me the night before and we were still awake at midnight so we had a countdown to the wedding day, just like New Years Eve.  Right after our mini celebration, we turned out the lights and I tried hard to get to sleep.  It felt like it took forever!  At that point I wasn’t even thinking about the actual wedding.  All I could dream about was my groom standing at the end of the aisle and getting to him.  I eventually did get to sleep. Dreaming all night of rain and rivers and water.  Ironic after what I woke to the next morning.

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Just as the light started brightening my room, my eyes popped open and there was no way I was getting back to sleep.  I heard a drizzling of rain and got up to go look out the window.  I was staying in the bungalow on the farm, and right across the way from where I stood was our tree.  That tree that we fell in love with our first visit to the farm.  And all around it was rain and clouds.  Not a hard rain either.  Just that annoying drizzle of a rain that if it would just lighten a little you could go outside, but it’s too much when it’s happening.  We had to make the call for the wedding to be outside by the tree or inside the barn by 9 am.  We all looked at our phones on multiple radars only to see on each one, Hurricane Matthew’s first strand of storms easing further and further into North Carolina.  For a moment I got off to myself and just let it all out with a really good cry.  What else can you do?  The most important thing about that day was not that tree I loved so much.  But walking away as the wife of the man at the end of the aisle, that I love so dearly.  So I gathered myself together and faced the day head on.  

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Between my parents getting us a sapling and our officiant being amazing and changing up our ceremony, we still incorporated the tree theme.  I worked all morning on setting up our decor in the barn and trying to rework everything now that it was all in one space rather than two separate places.  Then finally came the time where my maid of honor found me and said “Ok Megan, it’s time for you to shower and then get hair and makeup done”.  Those butterflies that sometimes overwhelm you, took over.  This was completely abnormal for me because I’m always the one doing hair.  But, once I sat down in the chair, it really started all sinking in.

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Photo Courtesy of Emily Moore Boutique Photo Editing 

To all my past brides, I know now what was going through your mind.  And to all my future brides, know that those moments you are getting your hair and makeup done are the moments it truly starts feeling real.  All other parts of the day it’s like this fog.  “I’m getting married later today?” but you don’t fully feel it yet.  You sit down in that chair and suddenly it changes to “I’m getting married in a couple hours!!!”  The surreal feeling that everything you’ve spent the past year on, is about to all happen hits and the amount of emotions going on in your mind is huge.  For me, I became really quiet and everything was all in my head.  It was more calming that way, especially since the day wasn’t going according to plan.  It helped to tune out everything and get into the realization that everything I had done for the past year was about to happen.  

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Photo Courtesy of Emily Moore Boutique Photo Editing

We chose not to have a first look.  Every couple is different and for some a first look is so special.  For us, we wanted to savor every moment of walking down the aisle and him seeing me the first time that day at that time.  My favorite part of a wedding has always been the groom’s reaction.  You can tell everything about the relationship when you look at how sweet he looks staring at his bride.  But wow, did my groom have a special reaction.  We all know our guys and if they are more aps to showing their emotions or holding them in and savoring them for alone time.  My groom cried the entire ceremony!  And it was the sweetest thing that I had ever experienced.

 

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Photos Courtesy of Emily Moore Boutique Photo Editing

It made all those emotions I felt all day just melt away and the joy of being there with him in a barn with a hurricane blowing through was everything.  We had so many people not show up.  There was maybe fifty people max.  But after all the things that didn’t go the way we envisioned it, we couldn’t get upset at the fact we didn’t have many guests. Once everything was over, we got in his car and drove away in a state of sheer bliss realizing we were officially husband and wife.  It’s this euphoric feeling that you spent so much time planning such a huge life event and the purpose of the event is finally official and life has completely changed.  My best advice for the day of your wedding?  Savor every precious moment and don’t feel like everything has to go EXACTLY as is was planned.  Sometimes things happen that make it look like it may not be for the best, but it turns out to be the very best thing you could have hoped for!

I will be back next week to talk all about how life is after being married!

Officiant: Perry Hardison// Venue: Summerfield Farms

XoXo
Megan
**Megan S is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for hair cuts, hair color, hair extensions, hair styling lessons, as well as waxing by appointment. To schedule a session with Megan S (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Megan S, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

St. Pattys Day Inspired: Editorial

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We are loving this festive face chart by our lead artist, Valentina! This funky green editorial look is perfect for those wanting to make a bold statement next Friday! We still have appointments available for our St. Pattys Day event and you can find more information HERE.

Be sure to use #mydbeauty if you use this or any of our looks as inspiration!