Today we are thrilled to have a guest blogger! Lisa Frehner is an amazing professional hair and makeup artist here in Utah, and she has graced us with this awesome post of 10 reasons to hire a professional wedding hair and makeup artist...this is something I am personally VERY passionate about, coming from the wedding photography world, so I am extra excited for her insights and advice to brides!
The day has come…. You are finally engaged! Whether you have waited years or months, the excitement is the same. You can now officially start planning the big day where you will marry your best friend. There are so many things to be planned and so many little details to worry about. Who will be the photographer to capture your special day and all those special moments? What colors will you choose? Will you have Bridesmaids? Where will your venue be? How many people will be invited? The questions seem never ending when you are planning a wedding, but I’m writing this to answer one specific question: Should I hire a professional hair and makeup artist? The quick answer is “Absolutely!” Here are some reasons why:
A professional makeup artist can examine your skin and give recommendations for improving your skin before your wedding day. A professional hairstylist can examine your hair and give recommendations on how to have healthier, shinier hair. Who doesn’t want that?
A professional makeup artist knows how to highlight your best features and properly cover imperfections. A professional hairstylist can give recommendations for how your updo/style would best compliment your features.
A professional makeup artist knows how to make you look your best in person and in front of the camera. You will look flawless all day long. A professional hairstylist knows how to make your hair look the best 360 degrees- all the way around. They understand symmetry and the importance of creating fullness all throughout the hair, and not just in the front.
Most professional hair and makeup artists will meet you at your desired location, just to make your day less stressful. How thoughtful!
Professional hair and makeup artists can create a beautiful, cohesive look throughout the Bridal Party and still make you, as the Bride, stand out in the most beautiful way.
A professional Makeup Artist will have just about every skin color foundation in their kit, and if they don’t, they will have the necessary colors to create your custom color. A professional Hairstylist has more tools in their kits than you can imagine and they know how to effectively work each one to make you look and feel your best.
A professional makeup artist will know lots of different brands of makeup and skincare and will know which one best suits your skin type. A professional hairstylist knows lots of different products that can help control frizz, hold a curl all day long and different techniques that will be beneficial for your wedding day.
When you hire professional hair and makeup artists, your photographer will have a lot less editing and retouching to do. You will be camera ready!
Most professional hair and makeup artists will do a practice session with you. This helps them figure out exactly how you want to look on your wedding day and it helps the bride feel confident in the professional that she has chosen to hire. When you have done a practice session, even more stress is lifted off your shoulders on your wedding day.
This is your wedding day. Why not spend a little extra to look your absolute best?
Hiring a professional hair and makeup artist is worth every penny. You won’t regret your decision to hire someone to help you with your hair and makeup on your wedding day!
Welcome to the new look of the LDS Bride Blog! We hope you like it...it has been a long time coming and we feel it really reflects the beauty and style we cherish her at LDS BB. We couldn't be more excited for our inaugural post here today. This featured fall wedding has it all: Gorgeous bride and groom, adorable love story, Salt Lake Temple ceremony (because who doesn't love the SL Temple?), and an amazing reception at the never-a-disappointment Wadley Farms. Carli and Glenn redefine the hashtag #couplesgoals, as their adorable personalities totally shine through in their wedding photos by Lyndsey Kaye Photography. We think you will agree...this is one for the books.
Their photographer Lyndsey said, "Carli told me that she dreamed about getting married in the Salt Lake Temple since she was a little girl. She is from Canada and never thought it would happen. Then Glenn happened to come to Canada on his mission! They fell in love after he served. Right before Glenn saw Carli, he was making himself breathe, it was the cutest! When they turned around on the pedestal for the first look, Carli kept looking away trying not to cry. Glenn couldn't help himself. The photo of her wiping away his tears was my favorite. Their day was so gorgeous!"
Another fun story that Carli posted on her instagram:
"Glenn and I decided to look through his mission planners to see if we could find the day we first met. After awhile of looking, we found on April 3, 2014 at 8:00, he had an appointment with "Taylor and some girl." A little more than 2 years later, I could not be happier to have become more than just 'some girl!'"
Todays featured wedding at the Salt Lake Temple with a gorgeous reception at Rose River Receptions in Blackfoot, Idaho is simply gorgeous.
The couple's photographer, Alyona Oborn says,
"Savana and Logan just radiate happiness and love, Everyone who was there could feel the love these two have for each other. Savana's beautiful dress from LatterDayBride looked so beautiful with the sunset! It was so flowy and was a perfect fit for her. Being there and witnessing their love was a perfect way to end my summer weddings!"
We couldn't agree more.
Savana's dress is the 'Fairchild' by LatterDayBride, with a customized sleeve length. The original dress has long sleeves and Savana made it her own by requesting elbow-length. The result is simply stunning. This modest wedding dress features a stunning scalloped neckline, a lovely satin waistband and delicate pearl buttons cascading down the tulle train. It fit Savana like a glove and she is simply radiant wearing it!
The Salt Lake Temple never disappoints, no matter the season. However, there is something special about summer weddings there. The green grass. The full trees swaying in the breeze. The flowers at their prime. And that warm summer sunlight and magical sunset you can only get this time of the year. Savana and Logan picked the perfect summer day to tie the knot. Just look at that blue sky!
The couple's reception was held at Rose River Receptions in Blackfoot, Idaho the next evening. We kind of love this trend of breaking the wedding into two days...I remember how exhausted I was after my wedding day and I just look so dead tired in all of my reception photos. Savana and Logan look refreshed and ready to party! And party they did. Can we talk about those gorgeous bridesmaid dresses too? And how adorable are their flower girls?!
Thank for for sharing this beautiful wedding with us!
We are a little bit giddy about this real wedding we have on the blog today. Andreanna's totally unique rose modest mermaid wedding dress is simply stunning and we may be a bit obsessed with the photos too.
The Love Story
"We met a year ago on May 1st (2015), at the airport. We were both there to welcome my cousin home from her mission (he and his family are family friends of my cousin's family). Me and my mom walked in and he was the first thing I saw, I swear he was radiating light and happiness, it's those dang dimples of his. But that was kind of the extent for me, I had always been a tad bit adverse to dating, and boys, and everything. From his perspective though, he saw me walk in and was standing next to his dad and immediately said, "oh my gosh dad, she is beautiful." Which is very sweet of him because I looked quite rough that day. He was also recording the whole event on his ipad, and when you look back at the recording it keeps coming back to me throughout the whole thing.
He wanted to come ask me out on a date but took to long and I left, so he got my number from my aunt and texted me. I left 3 days later for a study abroad to Italy however, so not much happened. I did message him through facebook while I was oversees when i rarely had access to wifi, and this came off as me blowing him off. Luckily he didn't give up though. When I returned though he was doing summer sales in Ohio, but I finally had my phone back so we started texting all the time, calling and face timing each other every day. We fell in love over the phone. We even said I love you to each other for the first time over the phone. I had major back surgery last August and he came home 4 days after that. We said I love you the night before I went into surgery. When he finally came home, it was to me completely demobilized on a bed in the middle of my living room. He barely left my side for two weeks. He immediately began helping me with everything. I had to be walked every 2 hours but couldn't barely move on my own. He got me up, walked me, helped me lay back down, and tucked me in every night before he left. After those first 2 weeks we knew without a doubt we were meant for each other. He proposed a month later in September and we had a beautiful, though freezing, December wedding. I fall more in love with him every day, and those dimples and green eyes get me every time i look at him."
Andreanna's dress was designed and handmade by Kristi Lambson, with the lace on the bodice designed by Andreanna herself! We love it when brides get creative and really create something special, and this modest mermaid wedding dress is something she can treasure forever! Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us Andreanna and Ty!