What is your favorite part of a wedding?
My favorite part of a wedding is to observe just how amazing it is when two people share with their family and friends all the love, happiness, joy, and excitement they feel as they start a beautiful new adventure and create a new life together–from the magic of the ceremony, right down to the party at the reception!
What are some of your favorite trends from this wedding season?
Umm everything!! Hahah... I loved this season!
In my category, I LOVED braids and flower crowns this season. As for the rest of the wedding planning details--seeing the use of metals for accents, calligraphy style invites, gorgeous bouquets that looked extravagant but natural, and thinking out-of-the-box for venues-it was all so great! I am sooo excited to see what 2016 has in store!
What advice do you have for couples about choosing a hair/makeup artist?
Beauty services can tend to be considered a small area on the wedding planning checklist. However, this is an integral part of the day. It is what everyone will be looking at for hours-YOU! Booking the venue, photographer, and florist all take a measure of priority. But the moment you walk through those doors, all eyes are on you... And will be over and over when looking through your wedding photos. My advice is to not let this part of your day fall to the wayside. It is important to remember that although gorgeous flowers, decor, and the right venue all make this day come together to form the vision, if the bride does not look and feel the way she envisioned, then it will affect the rest of the evening. Also, it is key to remember just how crucial selecting the RIGHT vendor is.
Think about what you are looking for - do you have any requirements the vendor must meet? Are you interested in a full-service experience? Is budget the primary concern? Consider this- you can set a Michael Kors bag next to a knock-off and they may seem comparable. However, you can always distinguish the quality of the designer bag, know it will have longevity, and be worth the investment, making you confident in your purchase. The knock-off may give you a look-a-like feel, but you are not getting the same thing and likely know it will not provide you what the designer bag will. Selecting the right vendor is much the same. If a vendor’s portfolio and reviews demonstrate that they provide everything you are looking for, then you can be confident that you will receive your investment in full! Quality services, experience, education, and application that will last all day is an investment–both in self esteem and in gorgeous photographic memories.