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

Inspiration: 15 Bohemian Wedding Updos

Summer is the perfect time to let your inner hippie out and rock a perfectly imperfect bohemian updo. You wont reach for the smoothing serums for any of these looks. They are defined by their organic, “messy” style that often incorporate braids or natural textures. Best worn on second-day hair or with a texture spray to give the hair a little natural grit. Let us know in the comments below which style is your favorite!

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Textured curls with flyaway pieces are essential for a boho look

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Let pieces fall out. Nothing should look too perfect

 

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Combine different braiding patterns to create depth and texture

 

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Add a flower crown for instant bohemian style

 

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Braid. Everything.

 

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Keep texture organic and earthy

 

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Add Real Flowers to keep things soft and romantic

 

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Keep cool by braiding away from your face if you are the type that will feel the need to touch your hair

 

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Let it all hang out. Keep it low and loose.

 

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Boho twist on a classic chignon by keeping the hair textured and piecey 

 

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Tendrils aren’t just for face framing! Let them cascade down the back too

 

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Sneak a braid into the bun to create a unique texture

 

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Let the braid be the accessory

 

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Organic movement throughout the updo is key to keeping the style bohemian

 

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Keep it wispy

XoXo,
Kelsi

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

Inspiration: Brittanys Bridal Portraits at The Carolina Inn

Disney Princess status can be found here in Brittany’s Bridal Portraits shot at The Carolina Inn by Fancy This Photography. WOW! Brittany looked radiant with her long naturally red hair that was loosely placed in a half up half down, voluminous style. Her soft makeup complimented her gorgeous skin so well. Those baby blues just shine with a soft gold smokey eye and defined lashes. Her wedding gown by Lazaro is the perfect choice for the classic style of the Carolina Inn. Everything about this shoot says Romantic Storybook Dream!

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Venue: The Carolina Inn // Beauty: Makeup For Your Day // Bridal Salon and Florist: Tre Bella // Gown Designer: Lazaro

XoXo,
Kelsi

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

How to Get Beachy Waves – For All Hair Types

Its Summertime! Time to hit the pool, the beaches, the picnics, the bbqs and the patios. One of the best hairstyles for summer is beachy waves. They have a trendy, yet low maintenance look to them and they can be chic but laid back at the same time.
Sometimes it is hard to achieve this look because different hair types have different problems. Straight hair may go limp, curly hair may be too frizzy or colored hair may be too dry. Thanks to The Beauty Department, they give a product recommendation for 8 different hair types to help achieve the perfect beachy wave.
Do you like the look of beachy waves? What are your favorite products or tricks? We would love to know! Let us know via Facebook or the comments box below!
XoXo,
Jen B
**Jen B is an MYD Beauty Co-owner, Artist and Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, temporary lash applications and semi-permanent lash extensions by appointment. To schedule a session with Jen B (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Jen B, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

 

Beat the Heat with These Cooling Sprays!

Are you looking for relief without wiping off all of your makeup? We’ve got some great face sprays that will do the trick.

 
Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray has already hit it big as a must-have in many people’s makeup bags and with rave reviews all over the web. This spray takes all of the great capabilities of that setting spray and adds cooling and hydrating features. This spray will keep your makeup in place all day. Need to freshen up? This product comes out cold and refreshes makeup so it looks like it was just applied!

Derma e – Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid

 
This spray will instantly refresh and add moisture to your skin. With botanicals and nutrients in an aloe base, this spray will leave your face refreshed and moisturized. Hyaluronic acid is extremely effective in retaining moisture in the skin. This ingredient combined with antioxidants such as Green Tea and Vitamin C will help your skin against environmental aggressors.
 
This ph-neutral spray is super refreshing on a hot day. This spray contains silica, which is a natural extract that is very soothing. This spray can effectively tackle any free radicals and cool you off while refreshing and resetting your makeup at the same time.

 

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Greatly enhances the effectiveness of all moisturizers and any skin care regimen. Convenient size perfect for office. Propelled under high pressure by nitrogen, the ultra-fine pure, natural mist allows the skin to absorb a unique balance of beneficial minerals along with the water.The 5 ounce size lasts over a month and should be a daily part of every woman’s skin care regime which is why many say the French may have discovered the fountain of youth.
 
This spray contains glacier water combined with potent herb extracts. It refreshes, improves skin tone, revitalizes dull skin and can also soothe any skin irritation. This spray will not only cool you down, but will also re-balance your skin and improve it overtime.
How do you keep cool and smudge-proof in the heat? Let us know in the comments box below!
XoXo,
Jen B
**Jen B is an MYD Beauty Co-owner, Artist and Stylist in our Raleigh, NC studio. She is available for airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, temporary lash applications and semi-permanent lash extensions by appointment. To schedule a session with Jen B (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Jen B, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Raleigh, NC studio for special events and weddings worldwide.**

Bridal Show Month: The Cookery

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February is Bridal Show Month for Makeup for Your Day! Our final bridal show for February was back in Durham at The Cookery! This venue is also historic and has a very unique and urban feel to it.

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Megan and I at the Cookery!

This event had a live band and the guests were encouraged to visit every vendor for a chance to enter a raffle!

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Guests could enjoy live music, a full bar and some yummy flatbread options from Donovan’s Dish.

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Tre Bella once again provided a beautiful setting for our booth

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Megan and I had so much fun chatting with brides and their fiances about their upcoming wedding plans! We met guests who were just recently engaged and some that were just putting the finishing touches on their events.

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Bridal shows are a great way to get to chat with vendors and see venues fully decorated. If you find yourself at a bridal show in the future, please make sure you stop by and chat with us! My favorite part of it all is meeting couples and sharing in the excitement of planning a wedding and getting to know them.

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That wraps up our bridal shows before we enter this 2016 wedding season. We’ve got a lot of work to do catching up with all the brides we met at the shows this season! See you at the next show!
-Kelsi

Bridal Show Month: The Wed Tour

February is Bridal Show Month and I am documenting all of the shows Makeup for Your Day attended! This time we were on The Wed Tour of Raleigh.

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This was a fun event because guests took a trolley between several different venues where different vendors were set up.

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Makeup for Your Day was set up at the Merrimon Wynne! This is one of my favorite venues in Raleigh just because the bridal suite is so gorgeous!

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I was in love with the paper crane display cascading from the center of the house! The entire Merrimon Wynne was glammed out with splashes of navy, gold and fuschia.

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I spy our spread in Trendy Bride magazine which was shot at the Merrimon Wynne!

This was a very intimate event with only a handful of vendors at each venue. We had the honor of sharing space with vendors like Perry Vaile, Donovan’s Dish, Erin McLean Events and Bunn DJ company!

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I will continue to document the bridal shows we attended in February on the blog! Catch us tomorrow to see where Megan and I ended up next!

 

-Kelsi