May 02, 2009
Natalie B. Artistry - Professional Makeup & Hair
Natalie did the hair and make-up for me, my 4 bride's maids, the two mothers, and the two flower-girls. I had two trials with Natalie to figure out exactly how I wanted to look and she was always very attentive and took her time to ensure that I was comfortable and happy with how I looked. Natalie's prices are totally up-front and she is very reasonable for the services she provides (including charging reasonable travel fees for appointments outside of her typical area). On the day of the wedding she was truly a super-star: she arrived early to the hotel suite and set-up then she kept everyone on task and did a really superb job for all the girls and women in the group! She even went above and beyond our contract in certain instances, for example, doing a blow-out when her instructions had asked for the girls to arrive with dry hair, doing body make-up for one bridesmaid with lupus, AND travelling to the wedding venue later in the day to go a hair/make-up change for me post-ceremony!!! Natalie has a really great personality and is always responsive and easy to work with. Everyone in the wedding party had really great things to say about her and I have already booked her again to do my hair and make-up for another event in the L.A. area! I do note, as some of the other reviews point out some timing issues, that Natalie was tardy to our first trial appointment; however, I still give her 5 stars as she kept me informed of her whereabouts stuck in unexpected traffic, apologized in a professional manner, and MORE than made it up and came through in every way the day of the wedding. In short - Natalie rocks! Definitely book her, you will not be disappointed! I am a VERY particular person and I was amazed with her as a person and as an artist.
Services used: Beauty & Health
First, please let me begin by giving my zealous, unequivocal recommendation of Sassy Girl Weddings and Events! Hiring Sassy Girl Weddings and Events was the absolute best money we spent on our wedding! We hired Sassy Girl Weddings and Events for full service wedding planning, design, and coordination in July of 2009. We spent a few weeks negotiating the terms of service with Uyen Nguyen (owner and designer of Sassy Girl Weddings and Events). Uyen was an amazing listener, always incorporating the items important to us. We felt secure in Uyens capable hands. In the months leading up to our wedding on May 24, 2009, Uyen was truly a blessing in our lives. As my husband and I were planning a multi-cultural, So. Cal wedding from No. Cal, Uyen was our eyes and ears making excellent vendor recommendations, doing preliminary screening and vendor visits, and ensuring that all contracts were in good form (with appropriate price negotiation) before even presenting the contract to my husband and myself. Uyen ensured that all of our wedding desires (both specific wishes and conceptual wishes) were incorporated flawlessly into our wedding. She was able to execute all of these details perfectly as a result of (a) her ability to listen and ask necessary questions, (b) her amazingly prompt response time to inquiries (including late night e-mail musings about the splash of red to be incorporated into the black and white theme and the Armenian text to be added to the wedding invitations and stationary), (c) her utter professionalism and great relationships (and mutual respect) with her suggested vendors, (d) her unending patience (but also no B.S. attitude), (e) her willingness to go that extra mile for her clients, (f) her easy-going, humorous, positive, and upbeat personality, (g) her keen eye for detail and amazing organizational capabilities, (h) her natural leader instincts, (i) her amazing capabilities and aptitude as a designer, and (j) her savvy business skills and intelligence. I will openly admit that I can be a difficult person to work with at times and never once did Uyen respond to me in a negative manner. Uyen was truly grace under fire for the rehearsal and day-of coordination. Many people came to me after the wedding and spoke to me about how wonderful she was in ensuring the proper flow of everything. Also, family and friends commented on her cool composure and ability to deal with a few sticky situations in a professional, appropriate manner. Interestingly, neither myself (as the bride) nor my husband knew any of these behind-the-scenes issues were occurring until after the fact, as Uyen took great care to not burden or stress us (or allow anyone else friend, family, or vendor to do so)! Sassy Girl Weddings and Events made all aspects of our wedding truly unique, memorable, and flawless from the rehearsal dinner to the post-wedding clean-up.everything went off even better and more amazingly than my husband and I had ever dreamed possible. Thanks to Sassy Girl Weddings and Events we truly had an amazing, unique, memorable, fairytale wedding! In fact, one recently engaged woman at our wedding said that nobody who had attended our wedding would be allowed to come to her wedding as nobodys wedding could never possibly live up to what Uyen had put together! Thanks Uyen!!!
Services used: Wedding Planning