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It’s Bridal Show Season!!!

August 9, 2017
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Well that special time of year has come……

IT’S BRIDAL SHOW SEASON!! 

The biggest and most well known event in our area for more than two decades is Bridal Spectacular, and we are so excited to be there again at

Booth #109 this August 18th and 19th.

Bridal conventions and show are a great opportunity to get some serious day dreaming and planning done in a short amount of time, but with all those vendors and attendants the job can be a bit over whelming.

So we’ve put together some tips on how to get the most out of your time there.

HAVE A PLAN

When you first walk on to the bridal show floor it can be a little bit overwhelming. The space is gigantic, the crowds can be crazy and there are literally hundreds of different vendors there that provide dozens of different wedding services- from caterers to makeup artist……they are all going to be there.  

Have an idea of your the colors you are loving at the moment. Are you wanting to be a spring bride and planning for possible showers or envisioning your first kiss under the trees as the fall colors change to deep reds and yellow? 

What about your budget? Is this something that you and your partner are going to foot the bill for? How many guests are you thinking? A small ceremony with a few dozen guests enjoying an intimate dinner? Or a rocking party with hundreds taking over the dance floor.

It will help you tremendously to keep some of these things in mind. 

ENLIST YOUR A TEAM

Unless you’re planning private and romantic elopement  (which so many of our clients do as well) you’re almost guaranteed to have a “team” or “squad” of people in your life that want to be part of your day and will do just about anything to see you and your future spouse happy at your wedding.  

Whether it’s your mom, aunt, cousins, soon-to-be-mother/sister-in-law, best girlfriend or……heck……even your brother or dad!!!!! Make these folks feel special and ask for their help and support. Walking up and down the seemingly endless aisles can be intimidating and daunting to say the least- having people by your side, who love you and have been filled in on your vision for the wedding will help keep you focused and eliminate a lot of the of the extra noise. 

ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS 

In the days leading up to the bridal show, before you even step foot in the convention center, think of what you are going there for. Great questions to ask your self are “What have I already got planned/booked/paid a deposit on?” , “What am I still missing?” , “What is my over all budget?” and “What are my “splurge” items/services?

By asking your self these questions (and really thinking about the answers) you can save a HUGE amount of time and focus your efforts at the bridal show.  If you’ve already booked your dream photog, then you can easily eliminate a few booths. If you are ordering a delicious custom cake to be delivered from your favorite bakery in your home town, then make sure to keep that in mind.

MAKE REAL CONNECTIONS

As has been mentioned, there are A LOT of vendors to see and people to meet at these mega shows, there is absolutely no possible way you are going to get to know and connect with all of them. 

Just like a networking event it’s easy to make your rounds at a bridal show, shake plenty of hands, collect lots of business cards and then get home to start looking over your look and realize you don’t even remember any of those names or what it is that they do.Makeup In The 702 Lipstick Bar-Casey Jade Photography

Once you’ve asked your self about your budget, time line, colors, theme- make the most of your time by focusing on the vendors that meet your remaining needs but are also people you genuinely like!!! As there are dozens of different services offered to brides there are also dozens of different personalities, its important to work with vendors that you vibe with. Those that see the vision for your special day. 

ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS 

In the days leading up to the bridal show, before you even step foot in the convention center, think of what you are going there for. Great questions to ask are “What have I already planned/booked/paid a deposit on?” , “What am I still missing?” , “What is my over all budget?” and “What are my “splurge” items/services?

By asking your self these questions (and really thinking about the answers) you can save a HUGE amount of time and focus your efforts at the bridal show.  If you’ve already booked your dream photog, then you can easily eliminate a few booths. If you are ordering a delicious custom cake to be delivered from your favorite bakery in your home town, then make sure to keep that in mind.

 

ENJOY YOUR SELF!!!

There are countless resources- be they magazines, blogs, forums or bridal shows- go mine through while you are planning your wedding. It is important to remember what the whole celebration is about. While planning a fabulous party is always at the front of mind the most vital part of this experience is remembering that two people who love each other endlessly are coming together to celebrate that devotion. 

Don’t rush it. Don’t stress it. Take a breath and take it all in. These moments will absolutely fly by, so be sure to slow down and absorb the moment that you are currently in. 

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The Beauty Is In The Simplicity

June 13, 2017
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“Color is everything, black and white is more.” – Dominic Rouse

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Black and white pictures are a complex creature- there is classic and simple elegance to them- something that hints at a time gone by when full color images were not available. Yet there is also a complex and mysterious aspect there as well- what are we missing when we don’t see the colors present in that fleeting moment? What is left for us to discover for our selves?

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The brides last moments of quiet and calm before the excitement of the wedding are captured in this sweet image.

 

This week we share some of the most eye catching and show stopping images from our past clients, taken by the incredibly talented collection of wedding photographers that we are lucky enough to work with here in the Las Vegas wedding community.

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The contrast of lighting and shadows gives a sultry refinement to this sultry engagement shoot.

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The elegance and intimacy of the wedding rings is the focal point in this simple yet stunning photo.

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By using just black and white for this photo, this brides bursting smile and excitement are the focus of this image.

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You can feel the love, support and encouragement that surrounds this beautiful bride as her bridesmaids offer the final touches before she heads down the aisle.

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The brides sweet smile and the newly married couples tender embrace is what the eye is drawn too in this shot taken right after the ceremony.

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The absence of color in this image transforms the brides hotel room into a luxurious and stylish boudoir suite.

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Twinkling lights and a lush hanging trees are transformed into something absolutely magical in this private garden setting.

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Till Death Do Us Part….An Ode to Spooky Celebrations

October 21, 2016
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This weekend is one of our absolute favorites of the year!! Not only are we in the absolute height of wedding season, but as the temperature is dropping and colors changing there is a noticeable eerie vibe in the air as Halloween approaches.

We just love when couples incorporate their passions into their weddings, and those with a love of all things ghoulish and spooky are some of the most entertaining. Here we’ve rounded up a few of the classy yet ghastly ways of weaving Halloween into your special day.

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These Ouija Board invited are so perfect for a Halloween wedding. They bring in the spooky element ahead of the wedding when guests receive the invite months ahead of time with out giving off the vibe of a school holiday carnival.

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What ever the theme or vibe of your wedding, Candy Bars have become a modern day staple to keep little ones entertained and to offer guests a sweet reminder they can take home after your special day. And this holiday celebrates candy almost as it does ghosts and goblins, offering another way to tie in the theme.

 

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Any time a “theme” is chosen for a wedding you run the risk of it turning out to be a……ya know……theme party. There is a chance that things can go over board and detract from the whole purpose of the event, the celebration of love.

These place settings are so incredibly elegant with their delicate white pumpkins, vintage crystal glasses and E.A. Poe inspired dishes- they combine the couples love of spooky and each other in the most wonderful way.

 

 

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This cake!!!!!! So many Halloween inspired cakes and pastries are a bit garish and gory, with red velvet cake peaking through, or the over done fake blood dribbled all over it. But this….this lovely is really spooktacular (I know….. corny…but I just had to).

 

 

 

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Of course, no collection of Halloween inspiration would be complete with out some beautiful sugar skulls!!!!

 

 

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Kylie & Jace Keep The Mission In Mind

October 23, 2015
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We’ve been sharing the love story of Kylie and Jace with you since their engagement and we are SO very happy to share this chapter with you today! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! What a wonderful day it was so filled with love, family and joy. Now that Kylie has had a chance to catch her breath we asked her to share their planning experience with us, she has some really great tips for planning couples that we hope you find helpful if you’re planning your day.

“Our wedding was an absolute dream come true. From start to finish we both felt so surrounded with love and support that my heart and smile were bursting open the whole day.
Jace and I live in Las Vegas and were planning a wedding in Pensacola, FL, where we both grew up. At first glance this long distance project seemed a little daunting, and on several occasions it was mentioned (by other people) that we ditch it all and get married at a chapel down town- but once we figured out what was most important to us, all the detail fell into place.
We met during the summer of 2004, the week after we graduated high school. Since then it has been it has been a nonstop adventure- we love spending time with and visiting our friends and family that are scattered around the world, we love cooking and eating great food, we love dancing, traveling, laughing and are just generally laid back and light hearted folks by nature. Those were the things that we wanted the most at our wedding.
We wanted to spend our day, eating delicious local Southern food, sipping plenty of champagne and tasty brew, and dancing to good music in a beautiful place- all in the company of our favorite people. It was also very important for us to keep the costs and stress level as low as possible.
By keeping this mission in mind, when various costs, questions, problems or decisions came up it was easy to keep our focus.
We found out that the least expensive flowers available in the fall are white- we chose white flowers!!!
With several pregnant bridesmaids and a few with vastly different heights (5’1-6’0) it was impossible to find a dress every one was comfortable with- we picked a dress that could be worn 25 different ways!!!
Elaborate and intricate table decorations and place settings would have added hours of prep time and hundreds of dollars- we decided to keep set up and break down as simple as possible.


My advise to newly engaged couples planning a wedding would be to really think about the things that have been importation to you both leading up to the wedding.
Are you guys sci-fi buffs?
Do you share a love of fiction or poetry?
Do you have an artistic flair?
Is their a culture or tradition you want to honor and acknowledge?
Once you have a basic frame work of what you really value and what you want your experience to be, all the blogs, websites, inspiration boards, magazines and stores become a little less intimidating.
Because we live so far away from “home” and we both have family all over the country we knew that the biggest task would be getting all of the people who are special to us in the same place. We were so touched by how many of our loved ones made such an effort to share our new adventure with us.


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Peridot Sweets- A Sweet Gem In Sin City

September 18, 2015
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Picture8Oh my do I have a sweet treat for you this week! This week I am so excited to introduce you to a vendor we love! Peridot Sweets! For those of you that may not know Peridot is a well-known and ancient gemstone. The Lime green precious gemstones increase prosperity and happiness and  bring an increase of love, joy, good health which makes Peridot Sweets the PERFECT choice for any celebration.

Come along with me today to the sunny shores of Peppermint Bay and learn a little bit more about this precious gem and Tiffany Sheree Jones from Peridot Sweets.

When we think of cakes for special occasions perhaps the most important cake you’ll ever choose is your wedding cake. Tiffany, what would you like planning couples to know about Peridot Sweets?

“We don’t use shortenings or trans fats in our items. Only real butter, real whipped cream….no margarine or shortenings or fake oil based whipped toppings. We can offer gluten-free cake for special orders, as well as vegetarian (no eggs), and sometimes, vegan (orders placed well in advance, and also knowing that vegan items do require margarine/shortening/whipped topping).

We also like to work closely with the couples and hope that they trust us to create a design for them based on their style. Pinterest is great for inspiration, but we find that the cakes come out more beautifully when we aren’t micromanaged on design.”

The artistry of cake design has become a phenomenon with tons of television exposure to your industry what do you think some of the common misconceptions are about your services?

“We get clients in all the time that want to choose their wedding cake or custom cake design straight out of a catalog. Sometimes, the first thing they ask is for a catalog of cakes with pricing. To me, this takes the “custom” out of the cake. I want to create a cake together, not choose it out of a magazine or out of our gallery of cakes we have done. Most of the cakes on our Instagram or website have only been made that one time for that one client (we have had a few repeats, but in general, we like the couples to have a more unique experience). Also, sometimes clients compare their friends’ pricing to theirs: “My friend ordered a cake from you and her 2-tier was only $xxx, why is mine $yyy?” There are different elements that increase pricing; for example, a chevron tier will cost more than a polka dot tier, or a hand painted tier with 10 colors will cost more than a hand painted tier with just one color.”

What are the benefits of choosing Peridot Sweets?

“Clients get a cake that is moist, flavorful, and not too sweet. The cakes taste as good as they look (a common complaint…we find that people are always saying either the cake looks good or tastes good, not both). We promise you will get both.”

Like many artists I’m sure you have some of your own favorite bakers and cake designers that have inspired and influenced your style and technique who are some of your influences and where do you find your inspiration for the next one of a kind design?

“Design-wise, I love Martha Stewart weddings and The Caketress. Flavor-wise, I love what I personally like to eat (chocolate with variations of nuts and peanuts). Also, my clients inspire me…I tell them that if we don’t have a flavor profile available, let us know and we can do a custom flavor.”

I can’t tell you how much I absolutely adore all of your work and we could probably chat for hours on end however, as we wrap up today is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

“It’s your wedding, make it just that: yours! Don’t be afraid to offer fun wedding cake flavors. People will rave about your cake when you dare to take a risk!”

Thank you so much for spending time with me today, please visit Peridot Sweets both online and visit the bakery! Drop in for a sweet day! They are located at 6475 S. Rainbow Blvd. #100 | Las Vegas, NV 89118 (major cross streets: Rainbow Blvd & Sunset) Store Hours: Closed Mondays, Open Tues-Sat 10am-5:30pm and Sun 11am-4pm. Online you can find them at www.peridotsweets.com on Instagram, Twitter, snapchat @peridotsweets and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peridotsweets

 

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It Takes A Team To Build A Dream

June 5, 2015
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indexCongratulations on your engagement!  Now what! It’s time to build a team!!  Today we have some AMAZING photos for you from Alt F. Photography of the team Rebecca & Ross put together for their dream day!

Staring with the dress! Absolute layers of lovely from Vera Wang.  Who says you have to go with traditional white shoes these days?  Rebecca chose these stunning royal blue beauties from Manolo Blahnik a perfect choice! I do just love the simplicity of Rebecca’s bouquet of white roses from Naakiti floral.

Rebecca and Ross chose the Bellagio Hotel and Casino for their venue.  Perhaps one of our personal favorites!  Using wedding services provided for by the hotel streamlined many options for the planning couple such as arranging for the cake and linen coordination.

Last, but certainly not least on the list of incredible vendors coordinated for this wedding is yours truly Makeup In The 702.  As your makeup artist and your hair stylist are generally the first vendor the bride works with on her day we take that responsibility very seriously as we often set the tone for the others for the day.  Rebecca was just an absolute joy to work with.

Using a wedding coordinator, especially if you are a destination bride can really help relieve the stress of it all.  Rebecca and Ross chose Andrea Eppolito Events. As you can see there day turned out picture perfect!
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Additional wedding vendors chosen by Rebecca & Ross included:
Something New (Videography)
DJ Mike Fox & Company
Classical Entertainment Inc

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May 2015 Sin City Woman of Business-Megan Payne

May 1, 2015
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Makeup In the 702 Owner Megan Payne was selected as the May 2015 Sin City Presents Magazine Woman of Business!

About Sin City Presents Magazine

“Sin” City Presents” Magazine delivers the back-beat of Las Vegas! There’s something for everyone! Sin City Presents, your brand, your event, your cause… Sin City Presents… YOU! Entertainment, Business & Community! “Sin” City Presents” brings you news from the back-beat of the Las Vegas Community. Featured articles include industry news from the local music and entertainment scene, leading local industries, business and causes in SIN City. A publication for you and about you.

A note from the Sin City Presents Magazine Editor, Genie Forkner.
Each month we select a shining example of women in business in our community. These women represent the epitome of professionalism and integrity in their respective industries.
Don’t forget to subscribe to Sin City Presents Magazine! It’s FREE!

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Scenic Las Vegas Weddings

March 20, 2015
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The Southern Nevada desert provides some pretty spectacular backdrops for outdoor photo shoots.  There are so many options we won’t possibly be able to share them with you all at once but we have selected a few pretty spectacular locations and images to share with you today from Scenic Las Vegas Weddings wedding planning and photography.  With the city of Las Vegas being the wedding capital of the world you can plan virtually any wedding senario you can imagine.  Today we are so happy to introduce you to a vendor we love, Scenic Las Vegas weddings!   They are not your typical wedding planning company, they offer amazing locations, heartfelt ceremonies and stunning photographs that you will cherish forever.

A common misconception when you think of planning a Las Vegas wedding is that the only type of wedding offered in Las Vegas is a cheesy chapel wedding and that is definitely not the case. There are so many incredible locations in and around Las Vegas. Some of the most incredible locations are just a short trip out of the city limits. Places like Valley of Fire, Red Rock at Spring Mountain Ranch, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Las Vegas Nelson Ghost Town. Ghost town? WHAT? This old Nevada mining town offers up some incredible props and backdrops and is hot spot for Las Vegas photographers. Old barns, a saloon, gas pumps, old rusted-out vehicles, a water pump and even the remains of a plane crash. Of course this is still Vegas so you know we have to have a little “Elvis” in there somewhere, one of the scenes from Kevin Costner’s “3000 Miles to Graceland” was filmed in Nelson. Visit this gallery on the Scenic Las Vegas Weddings website for some really unique photos taken in Nelson.

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We’ve had the opportunity to work with Scenic Las Vegas Weddings on many many occasions  so we were really excited about spending some more time with them to learn a bit more about them.  One of the benefits of choosing Scenic Las Vegas Weddings is that they are owned and operated by professional wedding photographers so couples receive top quality photographs with their wedding package.  They also focus on quality over quantity.  They don’t over book their day.  They give each couple the time that is needed making for a relaxed and memorable day.

Scenic Las Vegas Weddings finds it’s inspiration in the beautiful, natural surroundings that we are so privileged to use for wedding locations in Southern Nevada and of course, the man made beauty of the Las Vegas Strip!

Some of the other popular and scenic locations Scenic Las Vegas Weddings works with are Valley of Fire State Park, Lakeside at Tule Springs-Floyd Lamb Park, Pahrump Valley Winery Grand Canyon and of course if you have a favorite, special or memorable scenic location of your own Scenic Las Vegas Weddings will provide services at a location of your choice.
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Whether your planning a destination wedding, are a resident of our radiant desert planning the day of your dreams discover our beautiful state there is so much wonder out there beyond the twinkling lights of the strip. To get you started on your exploration please visit the Scenic Las Vegas Weddings website you will be memorized!

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We have been extremely happy working with Makeup in the 702 for almost four years. Their work, attention to detail, timelines, and kindness really set them apart from other companies in Las Vegas. We will continue sending our brides who want to look their very best for their special day to Makeup in the 702!

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50 Shades of Bridal Makeup

February 28, 2015
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Creating the perfect wedding look! Wedding makeup doesn’t come easy every bride is different every venue is different and every photographer is different. Your makeup artist and hair stylist are the very first vendor you interact with on your wedding day, and we take that responsibility very seriously. We understand how vital our role is, especially for weddings, and we set the tone for the entire wedding day. But we don’t feel like that’s pressure, just an awesome responsibility.

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Photo courtesy of ALT F and Ella Giaragino

At the risk of sounding a bit crass I have to put this out there, this is a service that you do not want to cheap out on. Hair and makeup can make or break the history of your wedding day photos. At the end of the day when the dancing is done and you’ve dashed off to begin your life anew the only thing that will be left to help you re-live the happiest day of your life are the magical moments captured in the photography.

With Las Vegas being the wedding capital of the World we meet brides from everywhere and this unpredictable desert weather can be a challenge in any season that is why highly recommend taking your makeup for a test drive so to speak and schedule a demo day.

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We mentioned budget a moment ago, here’s a bonus tip for you where you can score a two-for-one. Schedule your demo the same day as your engagement shoot!

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Photographers breathe a sigh of relief when they find out Makeup in the 702 is working with their Brides. Why? Because they know they’ll spend less time editing the photos which in turn means you’ll get your photos back quickly so you can share them with everyone that shared in your special day and more importantly those that were not able to attend.

To wrap our 50 shades of bridal makeup we thought we would leave you with some “Pinteresting” inspiration! P.S. Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest and remember our guarantee! 15-hour water and transfer resistant!

Visit Makeup in the 702’s profile on Pinterest.

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A Spectacular Time!

February 6, 2015
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It’s always fun to start the year and the wedding season in Las Vegas by participating in the Las Vegas Bridal Spectacular.  Not only do we get to meet and chat with hundreds of newly engaged brides and their loved ones we also get to kick of the year with our friends in the Las Vegas Wedding Network.

We had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with more than 250 Brides with our “What do your lips say about you” event. We read each clients personality by evaluating the lip color they chose as well as the lip shape.

Lip products we sponsored by Fashion Show Macy’s Shiseido

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This years event was made even more extraordinary by our peers in the Las Vegas wedding industry with the winning of a Dazzle Award.   The Bridal Spectacular Dazzle Award is a peer to peer award and is given based on the votes cast by the exhibitors in the show.   It was an honor to be recognized by our peers in the wedding industry. This vote meant that not only was our event extraordinary but that our presence was felt by the wedding community and that the design of our booth was sought after.

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Each season we are selected by Bridal Spectacular to sponsor their fashion shows. Our attention to details as well as being the beauty trendsetters in Las Vegas land us this honor every season. quite honestly we would not have it any other way. It’s more than enough to host an event at the booth, but then add 9 hair and makeup in a 2 hour time frame to the mix and what do you get- PURE BLISS!

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Behind the scenes at the Bridal Spectacular!

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The incredible Makeup In The 702 Team! Without these amazing ladies this wouldn’t be possible!

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A very special thank you to!
Bridal Spectacular
Adam Frazier
Paper and Home
Naakiti Floral
LED Kevin Cordova
Shisedio
Macy’ sFashion Show

 

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