Ahhh! I love a good fall wedding! And this one was perfection! I was so honored that one of my dearest friends asked me to help out with the wedding stationery for her big day to the love of her life. Thank you to Old South Studios for these beautiful images at Providence Country Club. And a little peek at our crew too!
I am so excited to share these beautiful images from Melanie and Andrew’s wedding in the mountains of Asheville at Claxton Farm. The bride’s vision of a soft elegant mountain feel translated perfectly into their gorgeous wedding day. Full vendor list below!
I had the opportunity to catch up with my sweet friend, Lindsey who’s the owner of BE PRETTY!
Y’all, she’s an amazing, chick who’s crazy talented and has the heart of gold. Read through for our fun little q + a . . . . then below for a look inside her world! xo-deb
OP: WHY SHOULD BRIDES HIRE A HAIR / MAKEUP ARTIST?
LRT: It’s your wedding day and all eyes will be on you (and your man, of course!). There’s not a better time in your life to make sure that all of your oil is controlled, your eyes sparkle, your cheeks are rosey and your lips glisten. ANDDDDD… let’s be real, these aren’t selfies you’re taking. You have hired a photographer who will give you pictures to cherish for the rest of your life… my job is to ensure that your flyways are tamed and your makeup lasts the night!
OP: WHY SHOULD THEY PICK YOU … THERE’S LOTS OF TALENT THERE OR YOU CAN JUST GO TO THE MALL’S MAC COUNTER, RIGHT?
LRT: I would pick a professional on location makeup and hair artist, mainly because they come to you. There’s nothing more fun that walking into a bridal suite, where the bridesmaids and bride are cheers’ing in matching robes. It’s such a girly and relaxed atmosphere… and who doesn’t love a little champagne, pampering and girl time… all while in the relaxing comfort of their hotel room.
OP: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY?
LRT: Five years in October!
OP: DO YOU HAVE A TYPICAL ‘BRIDE’ PACKAGE OR ARE YOU MORE A LA CARTE?
LRT: I have a typical bride package (includes makeup and hair for wedding day and a full trial run). Brides can then add on rehearsal dinner makeup and hair and portrait
OP: ARE YOU STILL STYLING CLIENTS FOR PHOTO SHOOTS?
LRT: I sure do! However, if you’re on a budget, hop into a store like J.Crew and get their onsite stylist to help you… they’re GREAT!
OP: OMGAH. HOW CUTE IS YOUR BABY…. HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO DO HAIR/MAKEUP AND BE HENRY’S MOMMA?!
LRT: I love this question! Fave question I’ve ever answered. Ever. Henry is an
AWESOME baby (and a crazy baby!), as much as this mama enjoys each-and-every-waking-second with her wild boy, mommy sometimes needs a little break. So, when mommy has client bookings, mommy very much so enjoys her (girly!) adult interaction. Not too mention (besides time spent with my son and hubby), there’s nothing I love more, than making ladies feel fabulous. It’s a great balance. During the week I do some “on-location” bookings, but most of my time is spent beautifying out of my girly studio. While I’m working, my little man is at school, where come to find out, he’s quite the ladies man.
OP: WHAT’S IN YOUR PURSE RIGHT NOW?
LRT: Ready for it?! NO MAKEUP, besides my staple lipgloss by MAC (Pink Poodle), boogie wipes (for the babe), wallet that is busting at the seems with receipts, empty gum wrappers, wrinkled up coupons that I never use, keys. My purse is rather lame.
OP: WHAT’S YOUR MUST-DO’S FOR HAIR/MAKEUP WHEN LEAVING THE HOUSE?
LRT: Hair = dry shampoo (ain’t nobody got time to wash) and a few little curls — voila. Makeup = mascara, Kat Von D powder (amazing!!!), blush and then gloss. I apply extra blush these days, trying to camouflage the extra lbs!
OP: WHAT’S YOUR DRIVE TO DO WHAT YOU DO?
LRT: The most rewarding part of my job is when my client looks in the mirror for the first time after I’ve finished her makeup. It brings tears to my eyes to hear ladies say that they “feel pretty”. I seriously love my job, I love my brides and I love the vendors that I get to work with.
OP: TOP 5 CAN’T-LIVE-WITH-OUT’S?!
LRT: 1.) Henry 2.) my best girlfriends 3.) music 4.) instagram 5.) oh, yea… the hubby (guess he fits in there)
OP: WHY DO YOU THINK WEDDING STATIONERY IS SUPER IMPORTANT?
LRT: Ahhhhhhhhh… stationery is one of my absolute favorites. I feel like it ties everything together. Some of my all time favorite photographs from a wedding are of the graphics. I also feel like stationery is so important because it’s the first thing guests see leading up to the wedding. It’s like the sneak peek! Plus, who doesn’t LOVE working with the super talented stationery artist like DEB! Heart you, girlfriend! xoxo
This beautiful wedding was one of my favorite designs in May and was a referral from another super sweet bride of mine … so I knew I would love this couple instantly. Can we just talk about how GORGEOUS this couple is!?!? All of their wedding details were simple, beautiful, and just the right amount of fun details at the wedding reception. They asked me to make a custom Thank You Note out of this awesome photo … which turned out great, if I do say so myself!
(Photo By Richard Bell Photography, Charleston SC)
Here’s a peek at their beautiful wedding invitation. (Photo by Smitten & Hooked, Charlotte NC)
My favorite detail? The Escort Board that was designed by Olive Paper and produced by Mom and Pop’s Print Shop. (Mirror from Pottery Barn / Photo by Richard Bell Photography, Charleston SC)
Here’s a few more details from the wedding reception … all photos by Richard Bell Photography, Charleston SC