Grab your dancing shoes! Our “friendtographer” Amelia Soper Photography brought the glitter and glam with a classic Jimmy Choo bridal shoe shot.
We rounded out the week with a shot from our favorite part of one of our couples custom wedding invitations; the Mother of the Bride’s painting that was used as a focal point for the invitation.
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‘Tis the season! All the final appointments, little details, and important decisions. We can’t recommend a Wedding Hair and Makeup trial enough. First of all, it lets you see your vision come together and melts away some of the nerves. More importantly, [in our humble opinion] it allows you to make decisions ahead of time and results in less day-of decisions! Last, but not least, you get to meet the person who you are going to see first thing on the day-of your wedding. As we say [over and over again] make sure you love all the people you chose to have around you on your wedding day – including your wedding professionals.
Photo: Laura Marchbanks Photography
One of our favorite beauty aficionados, Seattle Makeup Artist Anne Timss took a few moments to answer a couple questions we commonly get about “what to expect at your hair and makeup trial.”
1. Anything particular for me to wear, not wear, or bring to the trial?
Wear something comfortable, the process can take anywhere from 90 mins to 2 hours. Don’t wear anything you can not remove that has a hood if doing a hair trial. I like to do as complete of a trial run as possible so if you are planning to wear a veil, hair extensions or pretty hair accessories bring them along!
2. What is important for you to know on trial day?
I always ask ahead of time about allergies and skin issues, those two are really important in my selection of products and if I need to acquire something special I do not have. Bring photos of hair and makeup ideas you have, it is a great starting point for me to see what you like.
Overall your trial is a time for us to work out a look you love, it may not look exactly like your photos you bring in, but it will be a look styled to your hair and features. As with hair, I do a complete run through on your makeup look, including airbrush and lashes, so it’s always nice to have something fun like a dinner date planned after! [We couldn’t agree more! Get some fun out of being all dolled up!]
3. Should I expect my day-of look to be exactly like the trial?
The day-of styling always is a little faster, we have worked out all of the kinks [and made all those decisions!!] and I know the plan. Your hair and makeup will look the same if not a little better, after a trial I study my notes and think of a few tweaks to make it even better- like any recipe you do the first time the second time is even better!
Thanks Anne for all of your expert Wedding Hair and Makeup Trial answers!
One final pro-tip [from me]!
Be sure to book your makeup artist early, especially if you are getting married on a prime date [Saturdays in the Summer, here in Seattle]. Don’t forget about your trial and attempt to “fit it sometime this week.” Makeup artists’ schedules book up fast, especially during the busy wedding season [especially awesome ones like, Anne!].
Move over Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas… Here is another option for that lazy Sunday Brunch! Maybe this is makes an appearance for Easter Brunch. Thank you BevMo for the recipe, please go see our friends at the Redmond/Overlake BevMo for your wedding beverage needs!
Tasty Brunch Cocktail from BevMo! Thirty Times
Nothing is better than a weekend morning with no set wake up time, no agenda, and no reason not to enjoy a delicious brunch cocktail with your breakfast. This drink has the perfect amount of sweetness with a hint of almond, and tastes especially good with omelet dishes and egg casseroles. And if you have the time to make some freshly squeezed orange juice, you may just find a reason to make a Tasty Brunch cocktail a permanent part of your morning menu.
Still looking for a gift for you newlywed husband or possibly a gift to your soon to be husband on the wedding day? One of my favorite jewlers Saleena – SAZ Gem & Jewelry sent this over, she created this for one of her clients as an anniversary gift – it is the wedding day coordinance of their ceremony! How fun is that!
This drink has a sweet autumn twist to the normal Appletini drink. The rich taste of Bailey’s Caramel meets tart apple vodka in this tasty variation of a cocktail. Perfect for fall weddings and festivities!
– 1 ounce Baileys Caramel Irish Cream
– ½ ounce Smirnoff Green Apple Flavored Vodka
– 1 slice apple
– 1 teaspoon caramel
Add Baileys Caramel Irish Cream and Smirnoff Green Apple Flavored Vodka. Shake with ice and strain into a prechilled martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice, add caramel and enjoy!
It is almost the end of wedding season! If you are a wedding specialist, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel but there are undoubtedly many things left to do for the last months of summer.
You may be a professional when it comes to paying attention to detail, but the last thing you are probably thinking about is your car and how filthy it gets during the busy season!
Not to worry! The Tru Experience is the most convenient mobile detailing company to serve Seattle and the Eastside, providing concierge-style service to busy professionals by coming to you. You can stay productive while they take care of your car’s details and you take care of the rest!