Category Archives: NH weddings

5 Tips on What to Look for in a Wedding Makeup Artist

The process of booking a wedding makeup artist can be quite the exciting experience for some, while for others, it can be very daunting. Many of today’s brides aren’t very big makeup wearers and are worried about looking too overdone up. Therefore, it’s very important for the bride to do their homework before just booking any makeup artist.

New England Professional Makeup Artist, Nancy Gorman of Makeup by Nancy gives her thoughts on what she feels every bride should know while starting the process of booking a makeup artist. Photo Credit: Ebacher Photography

1. Do your research
Even if a makeup artist is referred to you by a friend and/or another wedding pro, you want to do your due diligence and make sure he/she is the right one for you. Be sure to read reviews, look at their website and portfolio. Make sure that their style is something you like and resonate with.

2. Book a consult
Make sure they offer a pre-wedding consult prior to booking as an option. The last thing you want to do is book an artist without trying them out first. Think about it, would you purchase a car without giving it a test drive?

One of our fabulous brides, Colleen getting even more gorgeous on her wedding day! Photo credit: Casey Durgin Photography

3. Personality Check
You will be spending the hours right before your wedding with your beauty team. You want to be sure you have a good relationship with your makeup artist. This doesn’t mean we need to become best friends, not that it hasn’t happened before, as I have become super good friends with many of my past brides and bridal parties. Having a sense of comfort with your beauty team during a nervous time right before your wedding is super helpful since they will help soothe your nerves and get you through them right up until you put your gown on.

4. Written Agreement
Never book a wedding vendor based on a verbal agreement. Be sure there is a contract in place and you read all the small print. You want to have a full understanding of all the terms and conditions, as well as if there are any hidden fees.

5. Quality Check
Find out what products are used, have an awareness ahead of time of any sensitivities you may have to something. This is also why it’s good to have a pre-wedding consult, so that you will know ahead of time if something irritates your skin or eyes. You certainly don’t want to be itchy on your wedding day! If the artist uses professional grade makeup, most irritations can be avoided.

Always get proof of education! Nowadays, anyone can learn to be a makeup artist just by watching YouTube, but there’s SO much more to learn than what you see in a video. For example, what makeup is suitable for wedding photography and how to correctly apply makeup for black and white photography. There is so much to consider, hopefully, this is a helpful step in the right direction for you.

Happy Wedding Planning!

NH’s A-List Best Wedding Planner Nomination

We’re excited to announce…. we’ve been nominated for the second year in a row as NH’s A-List Best Wedding Planner!!

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I’m truly humbled and honored to have been voted as the 2015 NH’s A-List Best Wedding Planner and jumping up for joy that we’ve been nominated again.

I strive to bring our couples the best, friendly, efficient and relaxing wedding planning service I can. I know my couples personally and take the time to understand their wedding vision, what is stressing them out and of course, elevating any stress or anxiety they have. Our goal is for our couples to wake up on their wedding day and know everything is being taken care of.

If you’d like to help us reach our goal of being voted the 2016 NH’s A-List Best Wedding Planner, please vote for us here. Voting begins on April 25th…I truly appreciate your support.

Thank you!
~Tracy

Recap of Our Amazing 2015 Weddings

As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to share some of the highlights from our 2015 wedding season. It’s sometimes hard to find the time to write a blog post during wedding season that showcases each of the fabulous weddings we are honored to be part of. This year I decided to take different approach and wait until the end of the season to write one post that shows some of the different elements from each our weddings.

There were food trucks, sparklers, retro items, homemade wooden coasters, an amazing singer paying tribute to the bride’s mother, best father of the bride speech, best father/daughter dance, best photo booth wall prop, personalized corn hole games, ice cream bar, colorful dresses and dueling pianos! Our couples focused on personalized details that reflected who they are, which is why it’s one of the many reasons we love them!

Best Clients Ever

That’s our motto! We are truly blessed to work with some pretty amazing people on one of the happiest day of their lives. I am truly honored to be part of it every time. It really is like watching one of my friends get married and as I always tell them, I’m the “other best friend”. I love what I do and blessed to be living my dream….

OK enough of the babble, let’s show you some stunning pictures from the some of the most talented photographers I had the pleasure to work with…

Images courtesy of Brea McDonald Photography ~ Liz & Scott

June church wedding

June outdoor wedding

June outdoor wedding

June outdoor wedding

June outdoor wedding
Images courtesy of Sootie Studios ~ Heidi & Rory

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding


Images courtesy of Trenholm Photo ~ Rob & Michaela

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding

August lake wedding


Images courtesy of Erika Follansbee Photography ~ Samantha & Myles

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding

August backyard wedding


Images courtesy of William Tangorra Photography ~ Darci & Kyle
{Please note: his website has music involved so if you’re at work, you may want to turn the volume down!}

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding

September Seacoast wedding


Images courtesy of Tess Rollins Photography ~ Sarah & Rick

September classic wedding

September classic wedding

September classic wedding

September classic wedding


Images courtesy of Inked Events

September classic wedding

September classic wedding

September classic wedding


Images courtesy of Stovila Photography ~ Laura & Dax

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

October wedding Mountain View Grand

See I wasn’t lying when I said we had a pretty amazing season of personalized details, fabulous weather and the most amazing clients ever!

I would love to be part of your wedding day. I want you to fully be present and enjoy your wedding like they all did! Check out our services to see how you can be this relaxed too!

Cheers!
~Tracy