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Mackenzie and John: A Real Wedding

May 30, 2017
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by Meg
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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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by Meg
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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-

Magenta

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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Tangerine

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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by Meg
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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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by Meg
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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!!

Maegan & Kurt

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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by Meg
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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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