Tell us about yourself and your company:
I oversee a team of professional hair and makeup artists who specialize in wedding day services. We come on location and we service brides to be all the way from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. Personally, I’m a mid-twenty something vegetarian with a strikingly quiet, golf addicted husband and a mini-schnauzer. I’m obsessed with Mad Men, I trail ride occasionally and work close to 24 hours a day. I am so incredibly blessed to be supported by so many amazing artists.
Photo Credit: Michelle Lindsay Photography
How did you find yourself in the wedding industry?
When I started in the the hair industry I worked at a few different salons. A girlfriend was getting married and asked me to help with her hair. That is when it happened. There was a buzz, it was electric. The excitement, the pressure. Making someone feel stunning on one of the biggest days of their life. It was enthralling. I knew I had I found it. I found my thing.
What inspires you or your work and what do you love about working weddings?
Oh Love! I am in love with love. I have this amazing job where I get to come along on a wedding day and makeup a bride look and feel beautiful. I get to be a part of such an important day for a woman and I couldn’t be luckier.
Photo (left): Liz Maryann Photography / Photo (right): Hudson Nichols Photography
What’s your favorite part about a wedding?
That moment when the bride puts on her veil. There is something about that transformation from getting ready and sipping champagne with her friends to being a bride. When a bride puts on her veil and looks in the mirror there is this look that comes over their face. I wish I could bottle that kind of excitement!
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your field?
I’ve learned a lot doing this as a profession. One of the biggest lessons I have learned is to always schedule extra time. Things come up on wedding days that you can’t plan for. Its a much more enjoyable experience when you don’t have to stress about being late.
Photo Credit: Dani Leigh Photography
What is a good piece of advice for brides and/or grooms to be.
If I could offer just one small piece of advice, sneak away after the ceremony. Your bridal party can wait 5 minutes, your photographer can wait. Everyone can wait. Just take a few minutes to relish in it with you new love. The day passes so quickly and you will be so happy that you’ve carved out a few minutes to be alone.
Thank you for featuring us!! We are so happy to be a part of Charm City Wed. You ladies Rock!
congrats on the feature Alison!