Bridal Show Month: The Cookery

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast

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.

Megan and I at the Cookery!

This event had a live band and the guests were encouraged to visit every vendor for a chance to enter a raffle!

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast

Guests could enjoy live music, a full bar and some yummy flatbread options from Donovan’s Dish.

Tre Bella once again provided a beautiful setting for our booth
Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast 

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.

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast

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.

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Kast


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!

Bridal Show Month: The Wed Tour

February is Bridal Show Month and I am documenting all of the shows Makeup for Your Day attended! This time we were on The Wed Tour of Raleigh.

unnamed (9)

unnamed (2)

This was a fun event because guests took a trolley between several different venues where different vendors were set up.

unnamed (1)

Makeup for Your Day was set up at the Merrimon Wynne! This is one of my favorite venues in Raleigh just because the bridal suite is so gorgeous!


I was in love with the paper crane display cascading from the center of the house! The entire Merrimon Wynne was glammed out with splashes of navy, gold and fuschia.

unnamed (12)
I spy our spread in Trendy Bride magazine which was shot at the Merrimon Wynne!

This was a very intimate event with only a handful of vendors at each venue. We had the honor of sharing space with vendors like Perry Vaile, Donovan’s Dish, Erin McLean Events and Bunn DJ company!

unnamed (10)

I will continue to document the bridal shows we attended in February on the blog! Catch us tomorrow to see where Megan and I ended up next!




Bridal Show Month: Museum of Life and Science

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!

The museum set up this gorgeous alter.

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!

Hair and Makeup by Makeup for Your Day

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!?


Monica, an employee of the museum, played the role of the “bride” perfectly!

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!

Our “bridesmaid” model with her date! Hair and Makeup by Makeup for Your Day.

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!

Jessica Arden Photography Booth

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!


Bridal Show Month: The Rickhouse

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.

Tre Bella’s Display at the Bridal Show

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!



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!

unnamed (6)
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.

unnamed (8)
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!

unnamed (5)
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!

unnamed (7)
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 Team Behind-the-Scenes Prep for a Wedding Show in Wrightsville Beach

Two weekends ago there was a wedding show in Wrightsville Beach. At this event there was an incredible runway show and Makeup For Your Day had a team there doing hair and makeup for the models. A combination of vintage, modern and classic looks were used in the hair and makeup to compliment the gowns that the models were wearing.

We captured some behind-the-scenes footage to share with you!

As our post last Friday explained, it is very important to understand lighting in all situations as a makeup artist and accomodate for that with the techniques that are used. Our very talented team created amazing, flawless makeup for the runway which made the models look beautiful under the lights.

We are so thankful for our extremely talented team at Makeup For Your Day. Everyone did a phenomenal job and we are incredibly proud!

To see pictures of photo shoots, runway shows and weddings that we have done, check out our Facebook page!

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!

Can’t make it? Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for updates! 

Bridal Show in Raleigh, NC

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!

Have a great night everyone!

~Jen Parker

%d bloggers like this: