February is Bridal Show Month for Makeup for Your Day! Our final bridal show for February was back in Durham at The Cookery! This venue is also historic and has a very unique and urban feel to it.
This event had a live band and the guests were encouraged to visit every vendor for a chance to enter a raffle!
Guests could watch a painting in progress
Guests enjoyed music from a live band
Yummy options from Donovan’s Dish
Guests could enjoy live music, a full bar and some yummy flatbread options from Donovan’s Dish.
Megan and I had so much fun chatting with brides and their fiances about their upcoming wedding plans! We met guests who were just recently engaged and some that were just putting the finishing touches on their events.
Bridal shows are a great way to get to chat with vendors and see venues fully decorated. If you find yourself at a bridal show in the future, please make sure you stop by and chat with us! My favorite part of it all is meeting couples and sharing in the excitement of planning a wedding and getting to know them.
That wraps up our bridal shows before we enter this 2016 wedding season. We’ve got a lot of work to do catching up with all the brides we met at the shows this season! See you at the next show! -Kelsi
February is Bridal Show Month at Makeup for Your Day and I will be documenting all of the shows we went to! Megan and I were back in Durham again for a bridal show at the Museum of Life and Science.
I think that this venue brought out the inner child in me. We were set up in the weather room and I don’t know how many vendors can say they could chat with brides next to a tornado!
Our models for this event were actually employees at the museum and were such a treat to chat with. They talked about how great it was to work for the museum!
There was live music, food trucks and live animals, all of which could be brought out at an event. I met a lizard and a snake at the bridal show! How cool is that!?
I also got to try some honey lavender ice cream from The Parlour ice cream bus! It was so delicious! Also, who doesn’t love running up to the ice cream truck for a sweet treat!
Megan and I got to chat with some great brides who had come to the museum. Some were already planning on having their wedding there, others were getting a feel for the place. I am sure after this fun night, the choice would be easy!
Our booth was located next to Jessica of Jessica Arden Photography! She’s a good friend of Makeup for Your Day and a very talented photographer from Durham!
I will continue to document the bridal shows we attended this February on the blog! Catch up with us tomorrow to see where we will go next!
February is Bridal Show Month at Makeup for Your Day and I will be documenting all of the shows we attended! We were invited to be a vendor at The Rickhouse in Durham. This show was fun because it was on Valentine’s day, so it seemed extra romantic.
I really like this venue because it carries so much charm and history. We had a great view of the brewery! Megan and I came out for this show and we got to chat with some great vendors and meet some of the fun brides-to-be!
We had our flowers provided for this show by Tre Bella and they were so gorgeous! I love the way they looked next to the brick background.
We had a great view of the big dance floor that The Rickhouse has. I feel like Durham brings out the unique creativity in people! At this event I got to meet Riley Mclean and see his tin types! What a cool way to take a portrait!
I will be documenting the rest of our February bridal shows this week! Tune in tomorrow to see where we went next!
February was Bridal Show month at Makeup for Your Day! We kicked it off at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show in Chapel Hill!
Caroline, Abbey, Megan and I started our day by making over our two gorgeous models.
I had so much fun at this show because we come to the Carolina Inn several times a year for weddings, and it was great to see the place totally decked out. Several of our artists & stylists were able to come to the event to meet all of the brides that came out to the show.
We even got to hang out with Heidi Dawson, the director of catering for the Carolina Inn and a good friend of the Makeup for Your Day team. One of our resident stylists, Megan is getting married this year and was able to attend the show with her fiance, Anthony!
One of my favorite parts of bridal shows is the food! I don’t know that I have seen so many different food vendors in one place before! We had cake, pie, chicken and waffles on a stick, and there was even a s’mores bar. Yes.. a buffet where you could make your own s’mores. YUM! Jen and Susanne had to grab a cheerwine and donuts!
I will documenting all of the bridal shows Megan and I went to in the month of February on the blog over the next few days! Please tune in tomorrow for more!
Do you find cosmetic aisles, stores and counters confusing and overwhelming to navigate? Are you stuck in the same makeup routine that you have had for years? Cosmetic personal shoppers are becoming increasingly popular and have the ability to share their knowledge and years of expertise to help women choose the right items and improve their makeup routines.
We are so excited to share that our very own Jen B was quoted in a New York Times article about personal shopping with women in need of new cosmetics.
If you tend to spend money on the wrong products, or don’t use what you buy, this is a great option. With many years in the industry as an extremely talented makeup artist, and experience behind the counter at Nordstrom, Jen B is extremely knowledgeable about the products, brands and colors that will suit your needs.
She and the MYD Team can walk you through a great everyday routine, and a nighttime look for dates and special occasions during one of our MYD Beauty Lessons. One of the main goals of the lesson is to ensure that you feel comfortable properly applying your new products and that they look great and suit your everyday needs.
To read the full article about cosmetic personal shoppers that Jen B was featured in click here.
Do you have a question about any products you have used, or would like to try? Don’t forget that our Reader Request Series will be starting next week. We already have some great questions, so keep them coming!
On Sunday January 27 from 1PM – 4PM, The Carolina Inn will be hosting their annual Bridal Show. This is one of the best bridal shows in the city. It is a classy event that is really well-done at an amazing location with the best vendors.
When you walk in you will be greeted by The Carolina Inn staff and a mimosa. From there you will be able to tour, and see samples from 75 premier vendors. You can plan your whole wedding in one day. Check out stationary for invitation and menus, wedding decor displays, unique favor ideas, catering goods as well as jewelry and many more.
We are so excited to be a part of this show and we would love to chat with you. Be sure to stop by for more information on our services and book your wedding date!
At 1PM and 3PM there is a beautiful runway show for attendees to enjoy that features incredible gowns and accessories. Sit down and enjoy your mimosa while watching the latest trends in bridal fashion sashay down the runway.
Tickets are $15 per person, unless you have a wedding at The Carolina Inn. You can buy them online. Or, if you are one of our current brides of 2013 with your wedding booked, contact us – we have complimentary tickets for you!
Be sure to mark this date in your calendar. We would love to see you there!
Calling all engaged ladies!! We have been expertly picked to be a part of the exclusive group of leading vendors in North Carolina to represent the “best of the best” for your special day at Bridal Buzz NC. It would be our pleasure to host you and your friends/family during this amazing event that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS. There will be gorgeous florists, hot dj’s, the most talented photographers, extraordinary event coordinators, and of course US (and more)!
Check out the website to learn more about where and when and email me if you’d like FREE TICKETS to the show! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Today was a long day at the bridal show in Raleigh! We got there at 8am to set up for makeup in the show. We were featured artists–doing all the makeup for the models on stage. Everything ran very smoothly and we had tons of fun with all the ladies. After almost 2.5 hours of makeup and nearly 20 models the doors opened and in swarmed all the brides. Today’s show was great with lots of eager MOBs and “Bride’s Little Helper’s” (as the cute sticker-tags said). We were able to talk to a lot of brides that had questions about our business and what we actually do when we come out. It was very interesting to see some peoples’ responses when we let them know that we provide this great service to pamper them. Needless to say, if they hadn’t thought about having someone come out before the show…they are definitely thinking about it now! What a treat! A lot of the bridesmaids were excited about it, as well.
The show had a wonderful assortment of vendors, too. We ran into Debbie from Magic Happens Travel who is wonderful! She’s actually coordinating my wedding in Jamaica right now and has been absolutely phenomenal in making this as stress free as possible. I met Debbie through my business partner, Jennifer House, who used Magic Happens for her honeymoon in the Dominican Republic last year. She’s great! If you haven’t booked your honeymoon yet, definitely check her out. She and Marcie and Michael are all great to work with and you’ll have a lot of fun.
There were a lot of photographers, as usual, but some of the ones that we really like to see at every show and work with hand-in-hand are Cara and Jonathan from F8 Photography. They are hilarious and get some of the most dynamic and out-of-the-box photos that I’ve seen. Too bad they’re unavailable for my wedding in Jamaica…that would be trouble waiting to happen! 🙂
We took tons of photos today (thanks to my soon-to-be-hubby) and will update the website soon. I’ll post some of the good ones in the next couple of days to this blog.
If you met us at the show and enjoyed chatting us up let us know and leave us a comment! We look forward to hearing all about your planning!
Welcome to the first posting of our makeupforyourday blog!! We have been making lots of changes to the website lately with updating our gallery, contact page and more. Keep checking back periodically to see what we’re up to next!In addition to all the changes on the site, we are very excited to announce our presence in the Forever Bridal Show tomorrow at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. makeupforyourday will be providing the makeup services for all the models in the show so be sure to pay close attention to how fabulous they all look on stage! If you are in the area please stop by our booth and introduce yourself. We love to hear about your ideas for your wedding day and how we can help you achieve your goals. We will be taking pictures at the show tomorrow to update our blog with how great it all turns out. We hope to see you there!