Jamie’s Lady Luxe Experience
A beautiful colonial inn amidst eighty lush acres set the scene for Jamie and Wendell’s picturesque wedding. Fresh eucalyptus, candlelit tables, and alpacas to boot! From the bride’s breath-taking gown to her magnetic smile, you’ll see why this wedding is one of our favorites!
Jamie contacted us about 11 months before her big day. She shared that she and her large bridal party of 13 ladies were interested in hair and makeup services for her 6/8/19 wedding. Based on her party size, we secured her date with two assistants to ensure we had plenty of time to give each person the red-carpet treatment they deserve!
Fast forward to last May, we carefully collected all of the necessary information to create Jamie’s Vision Board. Our questionnaire is our most prized tool for gathering details. Each bride is given a series of questions to help discern their wedding vision, personal style, preferences and physical attributes. Check out Jamie’s questionnaire below!
Jamie’s detailed questionnaire gave us just the information we needed to compile the perfect Vision Board for her. She shared that she favored a classic style that would translate throughout her wedding. From the traditional New England Inn to her clean, timeless wedding aesthetic, it was clear that both her hair and makeup would reflect the same perennial beauty. See her Vision Board below!
Our trial with Jamie was a dream! Jamie, Tara and I got along famously and nailed down Jamie’s perfect look by trial’s end. Classic, clean, and elegant. It is important to understand that your hair and makeup should complement your overall wedding aesthetic. Doing our due diligence prior to meeting, Jamie allowed us to get to know her and her wedding details before our first meeting. We were able to provide her with suitable looks at the start of the trial, thereby eliminating any guesswork. We then spent our time honing the perfect look.
Our trials are so very important, as they allow us to meet you and try out your look before your wedding day. At the end of Jamie’s trial we decided that hair extensions were necessary to give her the length, fullness and longevity she desired. Had we not had the opportunity to test her look, we would not have been so well equipped for her wedding day.
“Trial experience was GREAT! I had a rough idea of the look I wanted to achieve. I never wear my hair down, so I knew I was either going to go with partially down or all the way down with loose curls. Erika really helped me land on the final look I wanted- a more natural “Hollywood glam” with a hair piece was executed perfectly! Erika recommended I get extensions for the full look, which I did, and it was the absolute best decision I could have made. I didn’t have the extensions at the trial, and when she used them the day of the wedding, it was all I wanted and more! I’ve been able to wear them in my brother’s wedding and will be wearing them in another upcoming wedding I’m in so it was money well spent. I brought some pictures for inspiration for makeup, and Tara really helped me land on my final look. I wanted a slightly more dramatic eye, but nothing too overdone in terms of color. Again, I wanted to feel like a slightly more elevated “glam” version of myself. My mom also had the trial at the same time. It worked out perfectly because I had my makeup done while she had her hair done and then we swapped. She was concerned because she has short, coarse, somewhat uncontrollable hair and Erika worked her magic and she created beautiful curls that looked absolutely stunning–you would never know it was her original hair! My mom cried tears of joy when she saw the outcome because she was so worried about her usually difficult-to-tame hair.”
The wedding day came and went in a flash! Time flies when you’re having fun. 13 ladies later, we were doing hair and makeup in our sleep! Jamie’s bridesmaids and family were amazing to work with. I can assure you these ladies are beautiful both inside and out.
The best part about Jamie’s bridal look and vision is that classic never goes out of style. This beautiful duo will look back happily on their photos for years to come. Thank you, Jamie and Wendell, for making us a part of your special day!
“Wedding day with Lady Luxe Beauty was perfect! Erika and Tara and their two assistants arrived right on time and immediately set up and got to work. They did hair and makeup for 11 bridesmaids, mom of bride, mom of groom, and me without running behind! We finished on time and everyone was so incredibly happy with how their hair and makeup turned out. They were flexible, understanding, focused, honest, and truly so fun to work with. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, what they do is pure magic! My hair stayed in tact throughout the course of the night, and when I got our pictures back from the photographers I was so overjoyed because I looked natural with that touch of Hollywood glam I was going for. Couldn’t have been happier with the LLB team that day!”
Photography: Neubek Photographers
Venue: Five Bridge Inn
Planner: Soirées by Sonya
Florist: Russo Fabulous
Videographer: Digital Purpose
Catering/Linens: Ralph’s Catering & Kitchen
Band: Silver Arrow Band
After-party eats: Sausage Guy
Dress: Stella York
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Earrings and bracelet: Nordstrom
Hair piece: Allure Wedding Jewelry/Etsy