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.
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!
February is Bridal Show Month at Makeup for Your Day and I will be documenting all of the shows we attended! We were invited to be a vendor at The Rickhouse in Durham. This show was fun because it was on Valentine’s day, so it seemed extra romantic.
I really like this venue because it carries so much charm and history. We had a great view of the brewery! Megan and I came out for this show and we got to chat with some great vendors and meet some of the fun brides-to-be!
We had our flowers provided for this show by Tre Bella and they were so gorgeous! I love the way they looked next to the brick background.
Tre Bella’s Display at the Bridal Show
We had a great view of the big dance floor that The Rickhouse has. I feel like Durham brings out the unique creativity in people! At this event I got to meet Riley Mclean and see his tin types! What a cool way to take a portrait!
I will be documenting the rest of our February bridal shows this week! Tune in tomorrow to see where we went next!
February was Bridal Show month at Makeup for Your Day! We kicked it off at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show in Chapel Hill!
Jen and Jen at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show
Caroline, Abbey, Megan and I started our day by making over our two gorgeous models.
Models at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show. Hair and Makeup by Makeup for Your Day. Dresses provided by Tre Bella.
I had so much fun at this show because we come to the Carolina Inn several times a year for weddings, and it was great to see the place totally decked out. Several of our artists & stylists were able to come to the event to meet all of the brides that came out to the show.
Members of our team with Heidi!
We even got to hang out with Heidi Dawson, the director of catering for the Carolina Inn and a good friend of the Makeup for Your Day team. One of our resident stylists, Megan is getting married this year and was able to attend the show with her fiance, Anthony!
Anthony and Megan at the Carolina Inn
One of my favorite parts of bridal shows is the food! I don’t know that I have seen so many different food vendors in one place before! We had cake, pie, chicken and waffles on a stick, and there was even a s’mores bar. Yes.. a buffet where you could make your own s’mores. YUM! Jen and Susanne had to grab a cheerwine and donuts!
Tasty treats were available all over The Carolina Inn!
I will documenting all of the bridal shows Megan and I went to in the month of February on the blog over the next few days! Please tune in tomorrow for more!
See you at the next show!
We are excited to feature Lisa and Wes’s wedding today at Barclay Villa in Angier, NC! Lisa was so sweet and composed in every meeting and we just thoroughly enjoyed her calm demeanor. We’d love to hear how much you love her textured updo and bright, clean bridal makeup!
Please enjoy these beautiful photos from the talented Catherine Ann Photography!
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Ketu and Hao were wed in an Indian ceremony at Goels Plaza Banquet & Conference Center. We love all the vibrant colors used and adore Ketu’s saris that she wore both for the ceremony and reception. We wish Ketu and Hao all the best!
Our hair stylist and makeup artist, Kerri, had a wonderful time working with Ketu. What do you think of her beautiful, natural airbrush makeup and hair down? Let us know your thoughts and leave Kerri some love here in the comments section or find us online on our Facebook page or Twitter!
Photos courtesy IWP Photography.
We are over the moon excited for our bride, Margo, to have her wedding featured on Style Me Pretty! She was such a sweet and beautiful bride and our stylist, Kristin and makeup artist, Dee just adored working with her and her bridal party.
Take a peek at all the gorgeousness on this post that Katie from Events by La Fete planned and the ever-talented Michael Moss Photography captured. We’re swooning over Margo’s amazing dress!
What are your favorite accents? We’d love to hear about them in the comment section below!