Bridal Show Month: Carolina Inn

February was Bridal Show month at Makeup for Your Day! We kicked it off at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show in Chapel Hill!

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Jen and Jen at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show

Caroline, Abbey, Megan and I started our day by making over our two gorgeous models.

Models at the Carolina Inn Bridal Show. Hair and Makeup by Makeup for Your Day. Dresses provided by Tre Bella.

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.

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Members of our team with Heidi!

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!

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Anthony and Megan at the Carolina Inn

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!

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Tasty treats were available all over The Carolina Inn!

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!

See you at the next show!










MYD Reader Request Series: Organic and Vegan Cosmetic Lines

Welcome to day two of our Reader Request Series! If you missed yesterday’s post on some great BB Creams, check it out here. We are so excited by the positive responses that we have been getting and we hope that you keep enjoying these posts.

Dora asks… Do you have recommendations for organic and vegan skincare and makeup lines?”

As more information comes out about the harmful effects and ingredients that some skin care products and cosmetics contain, it is important to know what organic and vegan options are available.

Lavera is a German line that is the whole package and then some. It is all-natural, safe, there is no animal testing, it is gluten-free and it is free of any harmful ingredients. There is no petroleum, no synthetic products and the list goes on! It really does. Check out an extensive list of ingredients that they avoid here
This company has won numerous awards and is endorsed by many celebrities. This company’s high-standards with ingredients and quality make this organic, vegan and gluten-free line an excellent option to try if you are in the market for natural products. 
This line is not yet available in the state of North Carolina, but is available in a number of other American states. There is free shipping on orders over $50 in the USA. 
This line boasts 100% natural, biodynamically-grown, organic, wildly-harvested products that have been working with mineral and plant extracts since 1930. Their website includes an extensive Ingredient Glossary and they also provide a list of their products that are, and are not, gluten-free
Dr. Hauscka considers their products holistic home remedies. They respect, not interrupt, the body’s natural rhythms and help restore balance. They have a unique approach to health and beauty and their products reflect this. We would definitely recommend trying a product from this line if you are looking for some natural products. 
This line is available in Whole Foods in the USA. 
Most known for their famous Lip Tars, OCC takes vegan and cruelty-free to the next level. They said that they wanted to “raise the bar” on the animal testing issue, and they have. They pledge to never use animal-derived ingredients including Lanolin, Beeswax, Carmine and a variety of others. This is impressive because many natural and organic lines will still use these. 
We absolutely love OCC and we love Lip Tar. If you have never tried them we would highly recommend it. There are such a wide variety of colors, you are bound to find one, or ten, that you like and would like to try. 
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is available to order, or to purchase at Sephora. 
That’s it for day two of our Reader Request Series. We love your questions and comments so keep leaving them! Check back tomorrow for day three in our series. 

MYD Featured Wedding: Lauren + Jordan at The Carolina Inn

Lauren and Jordan had the most wonderful wedding at The Carolina Inn. Jagg Photography snapped some beautiful photos of their wedding day that we are so excited to share with you. Stylist Regan and makeup artist Kate were there to ensure that Lauren looked and felt gorgeous. Wait until you see the photos… she really did!

We absoultely loved working on this wedding. Lauren is such a beautiful girl and she was such a stunning bride! She is a natural beauty and on her wedding day she was completely glowing!

Like what you see? Don’t forget to PIN IT for later! To see photos of other brides we have had the pleasure of working with, check out our Facebook page. 

Have a good weekend everyone!

Mark your Calendars for The Carolina Inn Bridal Show

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!

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