Posts Tagged 'Northern Arizona Glam Squad'
Rebecca and Evan were married at the Grand Canyon National Park on a gorgeous day with Monsoon Clouds building in the distance. Eventally, those clouds caught up with us, just as the couple were exchanging their vows. But, we feel it only added to the wonderful day. When the rain really started to come down, we just moved to the overhang to finish the ceremony, and it was perfect. Rebecca and Evan just laughed and embraced the rain; we loved that about them. Glamorous Occasions built a beautiful chupah which complimented the couples jewish heritage and the beautiful scenery and the indoor decor was elegant and classic. We were so happy to have been there for you Rebecca and Evan! Congratulations! ~ Melissa
Ceremony Site and Reception: Thunderbird Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park
Floral and Event Design: Dana at Glamorous Occasions
Wedding Planning: Dana at Glamorous Occasions
Hair and Makeup Design: Christine at Northern Arizona Glam Squad
Photography: Tangled Lilac Photography
Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day, and we feel hiring a professional to pamper you on this special day is very important. Not only do you look your best, but it’s also a much needed relaxing experience in an already hectic day. Today, we welcome a guest blog from one of our favorite make-up and hair stylists, Christine DeAngelis of Northern Arizona Glam Squad, as she shares some of her thoughts on the importance of hiring a professional.
“The most important reason for hiring a professional makeup artist for your wedding day is peace of mind for the bride. A bride always wants to look her best from every possible angle, both in person and for her wedding photos. Brides want makeup to last throughout the wedding day activities and ceremony. Additionally, a bride wants to look breathtaking for her new husband on their special day. A professional makeup artist can offer bridal trials, professional makeup products to fit a bride’s skin care needs, convenient on-location service, and their professional experience.
It is always a good idea to have a bridal makeup trial. Your makeup artist will take the time to help determine which makeup products are best for your skin type, and overall bridal look while taking into consideration weather conditions on that special day. A makeup artist will document every product that is used on a face chart in order to re-create your bridal look. Then your makeup artist will photograph your final look for professional reference for your wedding day. During a makeup trial you will have the opportunity to discuss skin issues, makeup issues, facial flaws that you would like to conceal and facial features that you would like to accentuate. If you choose, your bridal markup trial could also include trying products including - but not limited to - airbrush makeup and false eyelashes. Trials give the bride the opportunity to discuss her bridal party’s makeup services and refine changes in her final wedding makeup look.
In addition, professional makeup artists participate in extensive makeup education beyond the completion of their cosmetology schooling. Makeup artists are trained in skin care (skin type, common skin problems and skin conditions), high definition makeup, airbrush makeup, lighting concerns and professional beauty products. They keep up to date with the newest professional beauty products, and current trends. In addition, they are trained to know the tricks of the trade that will enable you to maintain a flawless appearance on your wedding day.
A professional makeup artist also provides convenient on-location services for your wedding day. The bride’s time is a primary factor to consider on the wedding day. Salon services can be quite a distance from the venue location. Salons often run behind schedule and since your appointment will be booked in addition to the salon’s regular clientele bridal services may not be concluded in a timely manner, potentially putting the bridal party behind schedule. Professional makeup artists who specialize in wedding services only hire other makeup professionals who have a passion for creating that special wedding look. As stated previously, a bride’s time is valuable and her time should be spent concentrating on herself, the details of her wedding day, and her special guests.
A professional makeup artist is experienced with all types of wedding scenarios. They are familiar with working under varied conditions and situational pressures, while ensuring services are completed in a timely manner. Some brides feel that hair and makeup services can be shaved from the budget, and decide to have a “friend or family member” do their makeup. In the beginning, this may sound like a good idea, but you cannot expect an inexperienced individual to have the same knowledge base and skill level required to create that special individualized professional bridal look that you expect.
Again, the most important reason for hiring a professional makeup artist for your wedding day is peace of mind. A piece of mind that includes the confidence that your makeup services will last throughout the entire wedding day, as well as creating a look that will help make your wedding photos the most memorable.” ~ Christine DeAngelis
Mia and Charlie met when they were both teenagers in Southern California and knew right away they had something special. After many years of dating Charlie decided it was time to take the next step and make Mia his wife. The lovely couple came to Flagstaff to ring in the 2011 New Year with Charlies family. Charlie decided to surprise Mia and pop the question at midnight while they stood outside the Weatherford Hotel counting down and watching the pine cone drop. So when it came to picking a wedding location Mia said it just had to be a winter wedding at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club. With the help of KD Event Designs Mia & Charlie had an absolutely gorgeous wedding with rustic but elegant touches. The couple also included their best friend Oscar, we just LOVE when puppies are included in the wedding! Congratulations to the newlyweds!
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Reception and Ceremony Venue: Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club
Wedding Designer: KD Event Designs
Floral Designer: Bliss Floral
Make Up and Hair: Christine De Angelis
Officiant: Rev. Zsuzsi Benson
Photography: Melissa Dunstan Photography