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HONEYMOON –  Your Packing Cheat Sheet

September 5, 2017
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As I’m sure all our planning brides know at this point September and October is the absolute hight of wedding season.  
 
Whether you are looking to order your dream cake or book the perfect venue, if you have chosen a September or October date, you know you are going to have to act fast!!
 
With the hight of wedding season also come the hight of a more exciting and relaxed season……HONEYMOON SEASON!!!
 
 
We’ve put together a quick list of the essentials you will want to make sure you remember to pack, as well as a few more resources to help get you ready to celebrate.
 
 

The Important Things & Paperwork 

  • Airline tickets 
  • Passport, visas, driver’s license
  • Credit cards 
  • Any reservation confirmations
  •                 * Two sets of photocopies of all of the above 
  • Phone numbers for your doctor, house or pet sitter and credit card companies (in case your cards are lost or stolen)
  • Prescription medicine (in the original bottle)
  • ID tags for luggage 
  • Camera

The Important Stuff for Her

  • 1 pair jeans, pants or leggings (for cold airports and the plane)
  • 1 light jacket or pullover (take one that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack)
  • 1 nice sundress
  • 1 little black dress
  • 1 cardigan (for chilly restaurants)
  • 4 casual shirts (T-shirts or tank tops)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 swimsuits (bikini for the beach, one-piece for water sports)
  • 1 swimsuit cover-up
  • 1 pair sneakers
  • 1 pair walking shoes or sandals
  • 1 pair evening shoes or sandals
  • 1 evening purse or clutch
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Bras (strapless and otherwise)
  • Accessories (scarves, hats and jewelry to add variety to a limited wardrobe)

The Important Stuff for Him

 

  • 1 pair jeans or khakis
  • 1 pair nice slacks
  • 1 light jacket or pullover 
  • 4 casual shirts (T-shirts or tanks)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 polo or button-down short-sleeve shirts
  • 1 sports jacket (for nicer restaurants)
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair sneakers
  • 1 pair walking shoes or sandals
  • 1 pair lace-ups
  • Extra socks and underwear

 

Check out Brides.com list for more items even we may have forgotten. More information here at TheKnot.com too

 
 
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Happy Birthday America!!!

July 3, 2017
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4th 1Whether it’s lounging by the pool, splashing in the waves at the beach, a back yard cook out or an epic firework celebration the 4th of July is THE event of the summer!! Here are a few of the hottest and funnest looks for you to try our over the the holiday while celebrating in style.

MAKEUP

Make sure to swipe on bright popping red lipstick for a truly explosive smile.

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The brighter the better. Cherry looks great on just about every single skin tone and has the added bonus of making your teeth super white too!!

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HAIR

There is not much thats more iconic to American Patriotism than the Classic beloved  pin-up. And what’s a pin up with out her bandana?!

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Bandanas and scarfs are a great option for summer hair not only because they are absolutely adorable, but also for the practicality- get that hot heavy hair off the back of your neck and pulled off of your face. So grab a red, white or blue bandana and check out these tutorials before you head out to the pool or bbq!

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Swim Suites

This may be the Native Floridian/ born-beach-worshiper in me, but I don’t think you even need a good reason to pick up another swim suit and when it come to ones sporting a TEAM America theme there are most as many options as there are different body types.

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2 Piece Bathing Suit on Amazon

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Blue Red Patriotic  1-piece on AMI Clubwear

I think this ones retro vibe would be PERFECT with a bandana!!

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Lace Up Patriotic Halter on Gamiss

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American Flag Print Ruffle on Dress Lilly

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe Fourth of July Celebration!!!

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Katheryn + Alex- A Real Wedding by KMH Photography

June 27, 2017
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We were so lucky to get a change to meet Katheryn at

the Makeup In The 702 Studio before her engagement shoot at The Smith Center with the incredibly talented Kristen from KMH Photography this past spring.

It was so exciting to have Kristen share the images of Katheryn and Alex’s gorgeous wedding at Lake Las Vegas and we are pleased to share them with you!!

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The beautiful bride and her equally lovely brides maids toast to all the fun and excitement the day holds for them.

It was such a good time to be able to spend the early part of the day with these sweet ladies. The love they have for their friend Katheryn and the enthusiasm for her wedding day was really special to see.

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A sweet moment between the bride and her adoring father in the equally dreamy gardens at Lake Las Vegas.

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The beautifully manicured gardens of The Hilton LLV set such a perfect romantic setting for Kathryn and Alex’s first look that almost hard to believe it’s in the desert.

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The bridesmaids in their navy blue and the grooms men donned in black tie were the epitome of elegance.

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The chapel at the venue provided an intimate location for Kathryn and Alex to exchange their vows in front of a family and friends.

The entire Makeup In The 702 Team wishes the both of them a life time of happiness!!

 

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Celebrity Weddings We Are In Love With!

June 20, 2017
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Now that we are in the absolutely gallows of the summer heat and the lovely dewey mornings and mild evenings of spring are just a distant memory, photos of celebrity weddings that took place over the past few months are starting to trickle out. Below are a few of our favorite  celebrities who got married in Spring 2017.

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This past March Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley married one of the shows Lauren Morelli in an edgy modern ceremony in Palm Springs. Samira wore an elegant off the shoulder dress and Lauren wore a modern pants suit one piece, both designed by Christian Siriano.

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Carly Waddell and Evan Bass from Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise tied the knot this past spring in a colorful intimate ceremony in front of family and friends in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The bride, Carly looked absolutely stunning with a loose side braid for her wedding day hair  and a vintage inspired grey dress.

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As if the elegant florals and lavish decor, as well as the stunning designer dresses and completely star studded guest lists weren’t enough to swoon at while pouring over celebrities weddings, the locations of these festivities are enough to make your heart jump!! The incredibly talented, Oscar winner Jessica Chastain, married her long time boyfriend, Italian investment banker Gian Luca Passi De Preposulo, at his family estate -Villa Tiepolo Passi, which is about an hour north of Venice.

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One of my favorite actresses, Emmy Rossum from one of my favorite shows, Shameless, married her sweetie in a gorgeous traditional Jewish ceremony over Memorial Day weekend. While Emmy plays a gritty, hard hitting and no-holds-barred Fiona Gallagher on the show, a truly soft and loving image was portrayed at the wedding. There were hundreds and hundreds of bursting white roses, gardenias and lilies adorning the temple- it just added to the elegance of the event.

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The lovely ceremony was attended by the bride and grooms big families as well the cast of the show (all the Gallaghers at a wedding!? Now THAT is a party!!) and the whole lot headed over to the Guggenheim for a rocking reception with a life band, a DJ, food trucks and of course…photo booth!!

 

Pippa Middleton

We are total suckers for any thing royal here, so when it was announced last fall the The Duchess of Cambridge’s (formally know as Kate Middleton) little sister (more famously know as Pippa Middleton) was getting married the squeals of excitement were uncontainable!!! It was so exciting to hear of little details and did bits as they trickled out during the planning, but it was almost impossible to contain the enthusiasm when the actual wedding happened.

Pippa middleton 1 While Pippa, the stylish little sister of the Duchess is not officially a “Royal”, her wedding this past spring was absolutely fit for a princess!!

Set in the English country side….CHECK!!

Saying “I Do” under the eves of a historic gothic cathedral……CHECK!!

Princess Charlotte as a bridesmaid and Prince George as a ring bearer…..CHECK!!

AND…..ATTENDED BY THE QUEEN HER SELF?!?!?!?! CHECK and CHECK!!

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You can find inspiration in any thing!!  And if you can’t, then look again!

June 6, 2017
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Upon the start of your appointment, if you were to ask anyone on the Makeup In The 702 team what their goal for you was, any one of them would say “To make you look and feel like you on your most beautiful day”.

But when we turn that question around and ask our clients what they are looking to get out of their appointment or even what makes them feel beautiful on a given day, the answers don’t come as easily. So today we wanted to share a few places we find inspiration and think you will too for your wedding day hair and makeup look.

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Instagram

Instagram or social media in general are in invaluable took for scrolling through beautiful images from photoshoots and real weddings a like. Whether you are looking for ideas for decor, dishes or dresses, there is no shortage of beautiful things to be found there.

A few of our current favorites:

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The Red Carpet

Next time you’re planning on parking it in front of the TV to watch all that is hot and happening on the red carpet with your girlfriends, make sure you add “note pad and paper” to your list of supplies along with champaign and pop corn.

Take a look at the various cuts and neck lines of the dresses- is there something that looks similar to the what you have our heart set on? How are the celebrities and stars wearing their hair with those dresses? What new trends in jewelry and accessories are you seeing?

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Pinterest

I want to be on the record as saying, HOW ON EARTH DID WE PLANB WEDDINGS WITH OUT PINTEREST?!?! My goodness!!! Not only is is an endless resource for gorgeous inspiration and unique images, if you’ve got a few minutes you can also find instructions and directions on how to create the wonderful things you find and make our wedding dreams come true.

As you get closer to your wedding date, save your favorite images to your phone photo roll in a special album so they are easily accessible (if you are getting ready for the wedding in one of the hotels on the Las Vegas strip WiFi is notoriously bad).

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Celebrities and Magazines

Much like scoping out the red carpet to see what the newest trends are, so much great inspiration can come from keeping an eye on celebrity magazines.

Is there an actress or singer that you’ve heard you that you look just like? How many times have people said that you remind them of Naomi Campbell or Megan Fox? Is Beyonce or Kate Moss your forever hair crush? Look for photos of those lovely ladies in the rolls they play and in formal settings. Use those as a guide for what direction you go in for your wedding day look.

When you think of beautiful things, remember to think of your self as well!

This is just a short list of places were ideas can be sparked when you are looking for how to proceed with your wedding planning. We hope that these are able to help you find the the inspiration that leads to your perfect look on the day of your wedding!!

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Mackenzie and John: A Real Wedding

May 30, 2017
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It is almost every day that I’m reminded that I have the best job in the world and that I’m lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the Las Vegas valley and the wedding industry on a daily basis.

This weekend, the absolutely charming Miss Jessie, from The Emerics photography sent me these lovely photos that she captured of our gorgeous bride Mackenzie and her new hubby John at their breath taking wedding at Springs Preserve.MackenzieJohnWed_photosbyTheEmerics-005

Mackenzie choose a muted earth tone for her brides maids to wear for the event. The subtle color choice allowed for natural beauty of the location to really take center stage.

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Mackenzies elegant dress hangs in the dressing suite at Springs Preserve.

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In almost every photo of sweet Mackenzie on that day she looks like she is just bursting with love and laughter- that’s what EVERY bride should feel like on her day!!

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By using wands and streamers the couple encouraged their guests to participate in a bit of fun and whimsy to their event.

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Springs Preserve provides such a breath taking back drop to capture some truly tender moments of the new husband and wife.

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Both John and Mackenzie mothers played a roll in their ceremony, as to be expected there was not dry eye in attendance.

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And another congratulations to Mackenzie and John, it was a beautiful wedding and we were absolutely touched to play a part in it.

Best wishes to the both of you for a happy and healthy future together!!!

 

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Spring Lip COLORS That Pop

May 16, 2017
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At the moment we are loving the celebration of all that is fresh, new and spring. From chopping a few inches of your locks for a lighter feel and look, freshening up with balayage and highlights or revamping your makeup look, spring is the PERFECT time to try something new and daring.

Today we are sharing one of our favorite new makeup trends and the quickest ways to freshen up your look.

Magnificent magenta and tarty tangerine lips are on the scene this season in a big way and we are really digging the fun fruity vibe of the both of them but what we LOVE about them is that both the berry- tint and the citrus option look FABULOUS on just about every skin tone!!

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If you’ve got to have these new shades here are a few of our favorites-

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1. Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RS 452

2. NYC New York Color Expert Last Lipstick in Air Kiss

3. Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic

4. Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Crianza

5. Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in 206

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1. M.A.C. Lipstick in Morange

2. Dolce & Gabbana Lipstick in Tropical

3. Illamasqua Lip Color in Soaked

4. Dior Lipstick in Rendez-Vous

5. Maybelline Lipstick in Electric Orange

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A Round Up of Our Favorite Spring Trends

May 9, 2017
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From umbrellas & rubber rain boots, to garden party & brunch receptions and bikes, birds & bees incorporated into the wedding decor, Spring most certainly has sprung and couples are embracing all that this season has to offer!!

Here’s a round up of a few of our favorite nods to spring through personal touches and trends we’ve spotted over the last few weeks.

Flower Crowns

It can’t possibly be a surprise that these delicate floral details would be at the very top of our list!! Goodness- we even did a WHOLE blog about them a few months ago!!

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This brides beautiful head piece tied her wedding day hair look together with the custom boutonnière that her groom is sporting.

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By topping her loose beach waves with a gorgeous floral crown the brides adds a bit of elegance to a more laid back and casual wedding hair style. She also gets to use more of those fabulous pink and white peonies from her bridal bouquet!

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I just love the garden goddess vibe that this bride and her wedding party have with their simple but elegant crowns.

Umbrellas

Every one in the wedding industry has heard and said a million times that its good luck to have it rain on your wedding day. How much of that is truth and how mush of that is trying to reassure a stressed out bride that a few rain drops will NOT ruin their day…..I just don’t know. But seeing umbrellas pop up in wedding planning and decor is both a relief and brilliant!!

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If you want to get married in the spring, the possibility of rain is a real threat, but if you’ve got a plan it will all work out.

This savvy and forward thinking couple provided umbrellas for their guest with a cute little note letting guests know that whether “rain or shine” the show would still go on!!

Click here to see a some fantastic photos of couples to made it work during a rain storm!!

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Umbrellas don’t always mean thunder storms and rain puddles. If you are saying your “I-Do”s our side in a garden or at the beach, providing shade from the sun is a sweet way to let your guests know you care!

Vespas and Scooters

There is something so fun and carefree about zipping around during the spring time on a scooter, and when they are incorporated into wedding decorating and transport it adds all of that laughter and whimsy to an already festive day.

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How adorable is this thumbprint guest book by bleu de toi ?!

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I LOVE the idea of riding away from the ceremony on a vespa (and how perfect is it that this one is their something blue!!) but if you pick this mode of transportation you better make sure your wedding day hair style is properly pinned in place!!!

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Real Love Stories

May 2, 2017
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With the warmer temperatures, flowers blooming and birds chirping it so refreshing to have spring finally in the air!!! And love is clearly in the air too, because we have gotten so many love and proposal stories from our brides recently that there is NO possible way for us to choose a favorite!!

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Maegan: We met eight years ago through MySpace when that was still a popular website. I stumbled upon his profile, thought he was cute and noticed that he was a Photoshop expert. I posted a bait request looking for someone to help teach me knowing he would offer.4-7-love-story-1

Kurt: When I saw Maegan’s post asking for help with photoshop, I thought it seemed too good to be true, but I responded anyway because she looked like a babe.

Maegan: One hour into my first lesson with Kurt, he noticed I wasn’t really retaining any information, so I offered to get him dinner as a thank you. Little did he know this would be our first “date”. We have been together ever since.
Kurt proposed two years into our relationship and we have been waiting for the right time to get married. In the mean time we have raised three beautiful kitties and bought our first home.
Kurt:We finally decided this year we were in the right place to start planning our wedding. After being a part of several weddings throughout our relationship, and everyone saying they wish they had just eloped, we decided to take that advice.
After eight years together, we are excited to finally begin this stage of our life.
Jessica & Alec

4-7-love-story-2Alec and I first met in 2010. I had just started a new job and he was a seasoned vet of the company. We became friends after about a year and when the world was set to end on December 21 2012, we had fallen head over heels for each other. He whisked me away on an amazing trip to Scotland after a few months of dating, and after coming home…I knew he was the one for me. We have so much fun together I honestly feel like I’m marrying my best friend. Our wedding is only the beginning of what is set to be the best years of our lives!

Amber & Garrett
Garret and I met during the summer of 2013at a friends house for a poker night. All i could do was stare at him!! He had the most gorgeous eyes and a perfect smile. He was going to college in Minnesota and was home just for summer break. Although that was the night we met it took us a few months to kindle things up. I can’t lie when i say i thought about that handsome smile a lot after the night we met.
One day i got a message from a familiar face asking how i was doing and asked for my number. he was moving back home to finish college in TX. I was super excited. He promised to take me on a date when he returned and let me tell you, that was the longest month ever waiting for hom to be back in TX. We had only met that one night during summer and yet it felt like we had known each other for years.
Finally that awaited night came and we had our first date! I was so nervous the whole day leading up to that night. I had my best friend Emily help me pick out my outfit. All while she was calling me crazy cause I told her that Im going to marry this man!! (can’t call me crazy now!!)
And from that night the rest is history! I didn’t believe in love at first sight till I met him. Now I’m getting to marry my best friend and better half!!
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It was the night of November 7th 2015. We were at his Dads lake house with everyone hanging out, having a relaxing weekend. After dinner all the boys decided to smoke cigars on the porch. So we all headed outside for cigars and conversation. While outside out dog, Bear, decided to get caught eating steak from the counter. So I ran inside to deal with him, little did I know that me going inside set this glorious night in motion. When I came back outside, Garrett’s father, Chuck, bet me $10 that i couldn’t light a cigar in the wind (I never turn down a bet). Garrett handed me the cigar and when I looked down there it is! The most gorgeous ring i ever saw around the end of the cigar. From there i couldn’t help but cry. Garrett got down on one knee and asked if I would spend forever with him. Of course I said “YES!!”

Taryn & James

Several years ago in two very different places, two young people started a new journey. Neither could have known at the time where this journey was truly going to take them, for neither saw it coming. Some years later, this journey led them both far from home and this is where these two strangers met.
     When the girl first met the boy he was quiet. He said very little to her and that led her to think his feelings laid elsewhere. Too late, he finally told her what his true feeling were.
     Over the next few years the boy and the girl talked occasionally, they each had returned to their normal lives knowing the distance between them was insurmountable. They went on like this for a few years more until fate had plans to bring them together again. During this phase of their journey they were paired quite closely together and went to each other for help and support and quickly grew even closer.
     While the distance 4-7-love-story-4still divided them there was something pulling them in the same direction. At the most inopportune moment they realized they still had very real feelings for each other. After some time of keeping on as friends, the boy agreed to travel to meet the girl again after so many years. His actions were louder than their words had ever been, so loud that their words up until then seemed like silence.
     As their feelings deepened the distance seemed to widen. As their love grew, reality slowly crept in. The girl had worked hard to get where she was, and the boy loved his family. She could not let him give up his family and he could not let her give up everything she worked so hard for. Decidedly, the two had no choice but to end their unfulfilled fairytale.
     A few months later, the two knew they could not merely be friends. Their bond was too strong and all the time apart only made them sure they had chosen the wrong course.
     The girl gave up everything for the boy. However, in doing so she gained more than she had before, more than she ever knew she needed and more than she could have ever wanted.
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Bridal Spectacular and Makeup In The 702

April 25, 2017
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      It is always exciting to see the new cover come out for Bridal Spectacular and Spectacular Bride Magazine Las Vegas, but when the most recent cover hit the stands last week it was a new kind of thrill.
     Here at the Makeup In The 702 studio we can hardly contain our selves, we are gushing with pride!! Not only was our hair and makeup artistry beautiful captured for the cover by the talented Matt with M Place Production, but right there, featured in the middle, is our very own makeup artist Annie as cover model!!!
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Bridal Spectacular and Spectacular Bride Las Vegas are incredible resources for newly engaged couples and planning brides in the Las Vegas area.
    Whether you are looking for a fabulous and funky florist (ohh hey, we see you too Enchanted Florist) trying to pick the perfect cake and treats for your guests or just day dreaming as you look at all the beautiful dresses, both the website and magazine offer an unparalleled look at what is going on in the Las Vegas wedding industry
In this seasons issue you will catch “a glimpse of breathtaking weddings at Anthem Country Club, 2017’s best venues and local wedding services, the latest fashion trends, real Las Vegas weddings, 10 steps to creating a beautiful wedding reception, and much more!”
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What Bridal Spectacular has to say about M Place Production –

Launched from a personal passion in artistic and moving imagery, M Place Productions found their place in creating romantic images that people cherish and love for a lifetime. They understand that you have a lot of options available for your wedding — as such they truly care about their couples and strive to not only live up to expectations, but to also set new ones.

From breath taking mountain vistas of Canyon Gate and Paiute, to lush hidden and intimate settings at venues like The Grove and Secret Garden, the pages of Spectacular Bride are absolutely full of the valleys most visually impressive and well respected wedding locations in Southern Nevada.
For more than 25 years the team at Bridal Spectacular as been an abundant resource in planning a perfect wedding, and Makeup In The 702 is so honored to have our work recognized and represented along side so many industry trailblazers within its pages.
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