Nov 05, 2010
As I get more pictures, I'll add and do a full recap. Until then:
Elizabeth Arden Red Door at the Westchester did hair and make-up for me, my MOH, two BF/BMs and my amazing mom. Since there's not a vendor page for them and they did SUCH an amazing job, I decided to dedicate part of my bio to them. First off, ChrisAnn did an amazing job with my eyebrows and she's such a terrific spirit too boot, I can't imagine going to anyone else. She is nothing short of awesome.
Amy did my up-do. It took 2 tries, thanks to my extra-long hair, but she was so fastidious - it was exactly what every bride would want and I got compliments all. night. long. And it didn't move a bit, despite all of my dancing. <3 Lisa did amazing jobs with my Mom and MOH's hairstyles. She was able to replicate two drastically different styles and they both looked fantastic all night.
Kaylyn, the make-up artist saved the day. I did my trial with Pat several months ago and LOVED her work, only to discover 48 hours before my make-up appointment that she was out on medical leave and hadn't done make-up there in months.&nbs p; Despite making a big deal about wanting Pat to do my make-up with Courtney (the bridal coordinator and my sole complaint about the vendor), no one told me about the staffing change until I had a casual conversation with another staffer. Kaylyn graciously made room for a last minute trial (which was comped, due to the last minute change-up), worked with me to get the look I wanted and soldiered through scheduling changes due to hair the next morning to do fantastic make-up for us all o n which we were still getting compliments after midnight.
In addition to all of the great work these specific individuals did, the support staff were amazing, accommodating and truly a pleasure to be around. They made the girly morning at the spa everything I wanted, my bridal party look fantastic and me feel so elegant on my wedding day. I can't say enough good things about them! Their prices are competitive for the area and the service incredible.
**Pics to come when I can marshal them from my MOH
A David's Bridal classic and the first of my button bouquets. I also was thinking about giving them peacock eye fascinators for their hair (which will be up too). I think it will work, but there may be too much going on. Thoughts?
I'm a peacock/button bride. Our main color is navy blue with accents of ivory, antique gold and a "light olive," as I like to call it. As far as "vibe" goes, we're shooting for our twist on a night at a jazz club in Paris/Rome in the late 1950s. And these are elements I want to include:
>> Stay tuned for more <<
Despite my intentions to cobble something together, I think it's better on everyone if my FG's mom just has to buy a dress and, at $24, you can't beat this one from mygirldress.com:
Our e-pic session is in a few weeks and we're doing it in lower Manhattan, near City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge, 60 Center Street (the court house featured in Law & Order) and some parks. I'm SO EXCITED to do Brooklyn Bridge pictures. These (on greenweddingshoes at http://greenweddingshoes.com/real-wedding-carissa-joshuas-new-york-wedding/) simply fuel my excitement.