Small Business Saturday Shout Out!
Being a beauty team we travel all over many states and meet so many small business owners. After shopping in the big box stores on Black Friday, I wanted to take the time to shout out a few amazing owners. we hope you got some great deals! It’s always exciting to buy for others and to snag them precisely what they wanted for that discounted price is a win/win all around. It seems as though Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving earlier and earlier every year. As much as I love a good deal, I love just taking the day with the family and giving thanks with little interruption.
With that time I am always able to reflect back and also get inspired! Today is small business Saturday, and although as a beauty team we don’t have a sweet deal to announce, we instead have amazing small business friends we would like to shout out and encourage you to check out their businesses and buy a unique gift for that special someone or even yourself!
As a small business owner myself, I highly encourage everyone to shop small every day and not just today. The people behind the businesses we often support in a Facebook like or an Instagram heart are often working long hours, pouring their heart into their businesses, and supporting their families in a completely different way most don’t realize. We LOVE every customer, client, guest, and product because it is the result of our hard work but, not only that, it is the result of our passion being appreciated and seen. I started as a beauty team of one and with over 40 artists apart of our traveling hair and makeup services, I am so proud to still be growing and loving what I do. It’s ALWAYS appreciated when clients take notice of the hard work. It’s one of the most gratifying things.
Here are a few of my favorite small businesses to shout out this Small Business Saturday!:
Pause & Paint
Nathalie, the owner of Pause & Paint, is such a kind woman with so much passion for creativity. We met when the community I lived in was helping me raise money for Wigs For Kids, our annual charity event. Nathalie travels to your home, venue, etc. and teaches a painting class. She donated a portion of everyone’s fee to benefit the fundraiser. Soon after, I reached out to her again, and without question, she came out the day of the event and painted live for the show. Her business is an excellent idea for that personal touch to a private party where you can gather your friends and family and do something creative. She has a range of options that can fit any group and the best part; she comes to you! What a fantastic gift of creative fun with the ones you love.
. This is Nathalie passing along the check that benefited Wigs For Kids after our paint event! Always have pink somewhere, representing BE.
Pretty Pups & Mutts
We are BIG dog lovers at BE. We often bring our dogs to work, and many of our artists are big lovers of their pups. Pretty Pups and Mutts is an establishment in Wethersfield, CT that is owned and operated by a young woman that took a leap of faith and succeeded! She was my dog groomer years ago, and I followed her when she ventured out. It is not only my favorite place to bring my dog, but they are also my absolute favorite to chat with and share business advice even if it’s small tips when I am swinging by to drop my pup off. Brittany is a dedicated owner that has so much love for her pups, for your pups and her business. She stands out to me as a real entrepreneur and reminds me so much of when I first started. If you live in the area, you cannot go wrong with bringing your pup in. With that said, what a great gift to grab a gift certificate for someone that has a love for their pets as much as we do. Whether it’s at Pretty Pups & Mutts or another favorite groomer you know, a great gift would be something for their furry family too!
How Bazaar is a great place for that vintage lover looking for that unique find. Located in West Hartford and owned by Latoya Lashell Gibbs. I met Latoya after attending business classes at the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center. When listening to her speak about not just her business but her love for fashion it was infectious watching her face light up. She is such an amazing soul and free spirit. I have had the pleasure of watching her grow, and her store is a hidden treasure. If you have someone to shop for that you want to give a one of a kind unique vintage piece too, you will likely find it at How Bazaar!
Art of Touch
It goes without saying that Lucy Partyka is one of the best estheticians in the state of Connecticut. Her spa, Art of Touch, has won numerous awards over the years and her staff is always sure to leave you walking out refreshed and rejuvenated. Art of Touch is one of my favorite spas to visit. After my husband bought me a gift certificate here on a whim, he wouldn’t have realized he stumbled on the exact place I was hoping to find locally. When you spend your money at a spa, it is an investment for you! Personal self-care and taking time for yourself is a must, and whether it’s visiting for you or buying a gift for someone else, you can never go wrong! The atmosphere is always peaceful, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. I have been a client now for ten years, and I need to to take my advice to make the time to treat myself soon! Wedding season is quieting down soon so maybe I will! 🙂
If you are not local to Connecticut, no biggie! You can shop online for this small business. Style Capsoul is a new endeavor a great friend of mine recently launched. Jamie, the owner, is a fashionista, blogger, mom, and everything in between. Her style and love for fashion have been evident over the years through her blog Jamie Ever After. Style Capsoul has an array of beautiful fashions that can fit any lifestyle especially a fashionable mom on the go! She has great deals for the holiday season so, be sure to check it out and get that fabulous outfit for the fashionista in your life.. or maybe you!
. This is Jamie! Did I mention she was once a client!? Beautified her in 2012. Timeless photo by: 5 Diamond Photography.
Beauty team in the salon!
Shameless plug here, as I am also the owner of Salon Alexander. Salon Alexander is a place of creative freedom and chill vibes. I’m giving the salon a shout out but, I am giving an individual shout out to the stylists and other small businesses within the salon too! The stylists at Salon Alexander offer expertise with a goal of not just great hair but, a great experience. The staff is warm, friendly, and even funny! We also have a new addition, Charlie! She is a Beauty Entourage stylist and recently ventured out to chair renting. We are so proud to support her and excited to have her join us at the salon with her new business also providing hair services.
That rounds up my shout outs for Small Business Saturday. To be honest, I know so many small business owners and my list could go on forever. I am so proud to have not only so many great friends but also other women I know from years of being a small business owner myself. When you shop small, you support young entrepreneurs taking a leap of faith into their dreams, families that have young children or kids heading off to college, and simply put, people. Being a small business owner isn’t always glamorous, and the hard work is often unnoticed or unseen. All small business owners deserve a shout out and supporting them is supporting people that chose a path that is not always the easiest but, very much their passion. They will greatly appreciate your business.
Throw back to when I sold just about anything to get my business off the ground. You can see the BE bags that I used to fill with hair accessories for customers getting married! Being a small business owner is quite the journey and I have loved every second of it. Even when I was selling products at shows so I could one day make enough to grow my business that just focused on my artistry. Thank you to all that have supported our small business all of these years!! There is nothing like being apart of a beauty team and business that you created. Bringing dreams to reality is always our goal!
If you need any recommendations for wedding vendors, party planning, and anything in between, I am happy to be of any reference. Feel free to comment below or send a private email. Wishing you all the best this holiday season!!
~The Beauty Entourage Family…your go to beauty team for your big event!
This past weekend I visited NYC for the Girl Boss rally hosted and created by Sophia Amourso. If you have never heard of girl boss or Sophia, let me introduce you
This is Sophia. We are the same age and have similar hustle backgrounds. She is a major success on many levels but what makes her stand out most to me is her authentic journey, vulnerability, and will to keep pushing regardless of what comes her way. She was the founder of Nasty Gal, a vintage fashion online store and author of #GirlBoss, a #1 New York Time’s bestseller, and host of the podcast Girlboss that interviews a myriad of other girl bosses.
I first learned of Sophia at a Hubspot event. Hubspot is a marketing software company that I was navigating after making a significant decision to grow Beauty Entourage. The day was jam-packed with speakers throughout the day with ONE woman on the list. Just the one. I read her bio on the packet and learned of her book the night before, so I downloaded to discover who this person was. I began reading her story and was immediately inspired by who she was and how she started because I too owned an eBay store and sold clothes out of the trunk of my car. It helped me survive and led me to my journey of starting Beauty Entourage. I didn’t finish the book that night, so I had no idea where the rest of the story was going, and the next day I never got to see her. Sophia was at the end of the day as one of the closing speakers. My son had his first flag football game, and my mom guilt kicked in around 3 pm. I struggled to decide to leave the event the hour before to get to it in time. I decided to go to my son’s game and trek the 2 hours back to CT from Boston but, I was hell bent to learn more about this woman and finish her book.
There were so many reasons why I loved #GirlBoss but, the one that stuck out most was the fire it put in me and the will to keep pushing even when I heard the word no. I heard that word all too often. I’m just a hairdresser with a neat idea but, it’s also risky for anyone to believe in.. Even the bank when I needed help. I have always said Beauty Entourage had a life of its own. It’s a living and breathing thing that I am just keeping tamed. We grew every year and my constant effort, and attention to detail was often the part clients raved about and kept the new client referrals always coming. I was so grateful for the growth but, I was burning out. I knew there were opportunities to keep up with the growth and even fuel it so we could tend to all women that inquired for our services. We had hundreds of bridal clients and artists wanting to work for us.
I wanted to create a way that we could continue to grow but, maintain our reputation for a stress-free and stellar experience. At the time, our all-cash process and writing down everything in binders and stacks of notebooks was just a bit overwhelming. Also not realistic by the time we were doing 300 weddings a year. I wanted to create a better process and technology that could cater to our clients and our artists to streamline all that we do so we could take on more. Every bank denial letter was defeating and deflating me. But, reading #Girlboss changed my perspective. It helped me not get discouraged by the no’s and pushed me to find ways that would eventually lead to yes. To see another woman that shared her journey, made her way to the only woman on a panel of all men, and pushed back when life tried pushing her down, it was a breath of fresh air that gave me hope. I was a Girl Boss too. With that, anything is possible.
Flash forward two and a half years later; we have grown from 8 artists to 37! We have since catered to over 20,000 clients. I invested back into my company and launched the software we desperately needed to maintain and grow. It didn’t come without sacrifice and life hurdles but, I knew with growth would come new challenges. That is why the Girl Boss rally came at a perfect time! A time I was in need of inspiration on a personal level and to be surrounded in a room of women that were fearlessly chasing and making their dreams come true. It was a great way to kick off my off wedding season where I work on new ideas for the company.
Time to check in!! Everywhere you went, there were words of wisdom, girl power, and encouragement. The rooms were buzzing, and intros made. There was not a single moment you were standing too long alone before another woman in the room started to chat with you. Eager to learn your name and what do you do was always the starting point. I found myself unsure. What do I do!? Where shall I start!? lol
Women from all walks of life and different stages in their journey. Some reminded me of myself when I first started and others I could only hope to be one day. It was amazing to see so many women come together and not just share but, embrace each other.
Bumble Bizz is a great app to meet other women in business. Sometimes when your girlbossin’ you don’t have the time to connect with people or it’s hard to figure out where to begin. I just recently learned of this company from a friend, and it’s great! They also provided new headshots, and with my latest hair chop, I was all in to jump in front of the camera for an updated one.
There was so much to see at every turn. But, I was here for the speakers who had no shortage of powerhouse females. I was most looking forward to learning and soaking in all of this wisdom in the room so I could return home with the fire under me for this next chapter of BE.
So many of the women I had never known before. The day was filled with stories, laughter, and at times a tear or two. The topics covered ranged from self-care, business, activism, body positivity, empowerment, and defining your meaning of success. WOW, right!?
Women Who Lead was one of my favorite panel discussions where they interviewed Linda Wells. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Allure magazine and also the chief creative officer at Revlon. My heart was beating out of my chest, to say the least. She has created and taken part of amazing accomplishments for the beauty industry. As a mother and woman, I was in awe of her accomplishments.
I tend to have an innate love for editors with magazines I either grew up with or has anything to do with the beauty industry. They had the voice and ability to shape what women see, talk about, and learn from every week, every month, or every year. Magazines were all I had growing up that spoke to someone that looks and thinks like me. Now, we have books, shows, and even events like the Girl Boss rally that give a voice that my daughter can take part in and have. I am so proud to be at this event!
Next up, the all inspiring Ashley Graham. I had never heard of her but, after looking her up, I realize, yep I live under a rock. Lol. She has been taking the modeling world by storm and making women love and embrace their curves. Her personality in person was the most prominent, kick ass; I am here kind of vibe. I knew I had to follow everything she does after this event. She is a plus-size model that has been on the judging panel of America’s Next Top Model and last year, honored with Women Of The year by GlamourMagazine. Her body positive activism is admirable, and her conviction and love for herself is something we all can learn. I loved listening to her speak and likely could all day!!
The stories of all these women goes without saying, ignited something in everyone in the room.
Amani founder of @muslimgirl
“How To Fix A Broken World” Panel. Activism and how you can get involved.
Tess Holiday posing it up with Sophia Amouruso. #effyourbeautystandards
After all the inspiring talks I was ready to hit the workshops so I can learn how to apply the best skills to my businesses. Google Chrome hosted classes with some of the best women and businesses that were able to grow using their tools and google business hacks.
We not only learned from the speakers but, we got to put their advice into action with the google Chromebooks they supplied! Pairing up in teams to use all of the tools and get to know better what Google Apps has to offer. I am a big fan of google apps. They have been imperative to our organization along with a few other tools. I was excited to get home and implement some easy tricks to our social media strategy and our business tools. It’s all about getting better and being better for our BE clients and artists.
On my way out, I made sure to snag Sophia’s next book for my daughter to read one day. She will also love going through this fantastic swag bag!
In closing out this amazing blog, I want to thank all of the women that put this together and also took part. Sophia is an inspiration but, I know, she didn’t do it alone. A team of people came together and created something that inspired and likely helped so many women, and I am awe of the possibilities for the future.
I almost didn’t push myself to attend this event. I am so glad that in the end, I did. I am never afraid to take risks because I know what can ultimately be lost if I don’t. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I wasn’t always pushing to gain more knowledge, listen to our clients, and staying on the cusp of providing the best solutions. Beauty Entourage has a life of it’s own that has taken part in so many amazing experiences for women. I am so honored to be at the helm and growing our company so more women can experience. As a person, I hope to always do my part in making a difference in some way whether it’s inspiring other women in business, taking part of a smooth experience on your wedding day, building your confidence, or offering an opportunity for artists to focus on their craft.
Are you building your beauty empire? We would love to hear from any other #GirlBoss to see if we can feature what you do in the beauty industry or maybe even work together!
One of the best parts about our job is not just the traveling, it’s meeting new people! In the 13 years I have been going to people’s homes and hotels I can tell you it never gets old! The ironic thing is, I was never a people person. Weird I know! Doing someone’s hair always created some type of connection for me. In those moments I felt like I wanted to know you. How can I do your hair to fit exactly your vision? What are your goals? Who are you as a person? I have to say, it’s given me so much insight and intrigues me to explore more and learn more about people. Not all.. don’t get me wrong. I am not the hair stylist that is your therapist. Never been my thing. I am the hair stylist that wants all of those things to go away and instead focus on positive things that excite you when you talk!
As a company that is our mission too. I always seek out artists that have this unique passion that goes beyond just saying they love hair and make up. I like to find artists that truly care about not just the experience you have but, the service they provide to make sure you feel your absolute best. It’s taken many years to figure out the pieces to that BE puzzle but, what didn’t take long is figuring out people. When someone talks about something they love their face lights up.. You can feel their energy and excitement. What may be ordinary to you and I, it is earth shaking to them.
The most unique thing I can think of when it comes to BE is the people. Both artists and clients! Their stories, their passion, and their love. It’s why we have such a strong focus on weddings. Sure, we can do hair and make up for any event. Please, book us! We are happy to.
But, I always get asked, why weddings? Why corner myself into one niche… Simply put… It speaks to my heart. The way it speaks to my clients and the way it speaks to the people that work for me that love what they do and push to get better at it every single day.
In my travels I visited Hilton Head, South Carolina for the first time. I fell in love the second we arrived. It was not what I expected when I think of an island. The trees were lush, the grounds were beautiful, and the ocean was pretty hidden from sight. It was this combination of two worlds that collided and I fell in love! Just days into my visit we did a timeshare tour. I’ll admit I had NO plan on buying one but, the freebies were worth it. Our sales guy asked what we do for a living and it’s always something that turns into an intriguing long story.. I have a pretty unique job that seems to interest so many!
It led to discussing make up for the next hour. I know right!? This sales guy knew a lot about make up. Reason being, his girlfriend is a make up artist and from the sounds of it, an up and coming one! I had to meet her. Long story short.. I did! That night. We connected immediately. The way she spoke about make up was infectious. My poor husband shook his head and said..”Here she goes!” He is used to me. We exchanged contacts and the rest is history! I knew, Beauty Entourage would one day call South Carolina home!
After months of discussions and getting to know her I made a second trip to SC. I know, tough job but, someone has to do it! I packed up my family with 2 days notice and made a vacation out of it. Why not!?
They dig my kind of crazy! Usually I travel with my team but, having my family this round was pretty awesome! But, mom has to work!
And work we did! Training, planning, and strategizing. It was a great trip. The #travelingbebag got it’s own little adventure too. In the time I was there, we were able to also meet other artists and test their skills. We snagged Kat to join our BE South team shortly after. Is everyone this sweet in the south!?
I trekked back up north and back to the wedding season grind. I was lucky to carve out a week in season but, thanks to my child’s birthday and annual week off, I was able to get the ball rolling a little sooner. You could say, fate just keeps on aligning for us.
Fall season is our biggest season in our other locations in the Northeast. I had to put some of my planning on hold but, what better way to bring in Ladesa to BE world than in our peak season! Another last minute phone call and Ladesa was on a plane within 24 hours to fully immerse herself in the chaos. She was ready!! But, she wasn’t ready for the cold!
Welcome to CT! Let the adventure for the next 3 days begin!! She had no idea what she was in for. She joined me on weddings in New York and CT.
We just so happened to be booked for a bridal show with Britt and Ali! These two are nuts! Who knows what they will get into.
Ali worked her magic and did a hair demo for the brides passing by. Ladesa was her model!
Ali worked her magic and did a hair demo for the brides passing by. Ladesa was her model!
If ever there is a random shot of the BE bag, you can be guaranteed that Ali climbed something and got the shot!! We need to show Ladesa the important photos to get of the bag. Haha.
Thank you ladies for showing Ladesa the ropes… BE STYLE!!
Rounding out the trip, no better way to end it with a make up shopping spree with Kyle! This man has the biggest make up artist kit and knowledge you can imagine! what a treat!
After meeting about half of our company, I think Ladesa was good to go back to South Carolina and start the process of our next plan. Meeting more artists!! Our vetting process is cumbersome but, in the end, the most important part is not only to find talented people but, artists that love what they do beyond it just being their job.
Meeting Ladesa, I knew she was BE and the stars aligned in ways we both are a bit at awe over!Bringing her into our world and seeing how all of our artists not only embraced her but, showed her exactly who we are. We all share the same passion for hair, make up, and of course our clients. We are excited to keep pushing forward and making Beauty Entourage a name all women will know for their hair and make up on their wedding day or for any special occasion. We are a company derived by a passion and mission to empower women and love their story…. We all have one. This is ours… Cheers to BE South launching in 2018.
We are so happy to have you joining the BE fam!
Want to read more? We have so many exciting things always happening and we hope to create a company of value for all of the people we encounter. Check out our recognition from the state of Connecticut in this blog where owner, Ashley Stone wins Entrepreneur of the Year!
You know this is going to be an epic blog when I start it with a selfie tagged up with stickers of cobwebs, a heart made out of bones and some of the most amazing artists coming together in one group selfie! If you don’t know these faces, let me introduce you! Front and center is the queen of sass herself, Marisa. She is the owner and creator of all things Sassy Mouth Photo. We have worked together over the years on various personal and professional projects and she was my go to when I was inspired to work with the other ladies in the room.
I am pretty lucky in a sense. I get to do what I love every day and when I get a moment of inspiration, I have a network of women that have amazing talent and show up at the drop of a dime. I’ve actually never been one to “network” per say. You won’t catch me passing out my cards waiting for a call. If I refer you to anyone I know, I can promise you, you will never be disappointed. Building relationships is how I network. I know all of these women in various ways and let me tell you, the talent in the room was something we HAD to document and share.
Rosie, owner of Coco Dreams is a mastermind when it comes to body painting. We met a year ago when she participated in our annual Wigs For Kids show.
Little known fact and tip from miss Roe Roe.. Hairspray is what was used to get the glitter to stick! Next up, Michelle from our Beauty Entourage team stepped in to do the perfect smokey eye.
At this point, I am not sure if you noticed but, the skeleton model is yours truly! Yep! I was inspired by a faux hawk for this look and after my recent hair chop I knew my hair could be transformed to fit the look. Might as well, right!?
Marisa nailed capturing this final look. As always, she never disappoints.
“Poetry is not only dream or vision. It is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundation for a future of change. A bridge across our fears of what has never been before..”
I had two photos for inspiration. One with short hair and one with long. If you don’t know already, I love to make hair pieces and I have recently started making other fun accessories to fit my vision. The headpiece I created the night before with the help of my daughter. Here she is modeling the hair piece.
I used synthetic hair wefts and melted it slightly with a texture iron. That created the crimp and the various lengths in the hair as it singed from the heat. A little baby powder to finish it off and BOOM.. Skeleton hair!
After a quick bathroom change and hair transformation… Here is the final look!
“The living are made of nothing but flaws. The dead, with each passing day in the afterlife, become more and more impeccable to those who remain earthbound.”
― Anna Godbersen, Splendor
The magic didn’t end here! No no no… We had to give you glam and then… gore… Ok ok, I admit, I was scared too. Not in my wheelhouse at all but, I I would find some way to glam up the gore. Ha! Michelle from our Connecticut BE team is a new artist that joined us earlier in the season. She moved here from New York and I knew she would be an amazing new team member after meeting her. The day she moved here we met as newly found neighbors! Really! Fate couldn’t have been better in this moment. It did not take us long to start chatting about make up and after seeing her excitement talking about something she loved and checking out her work on Instagram, it didn’t take long for me to slip her my card and tell her to come in! Outside of bridal, Michelle also has an expertise in something else. SFX Make up! I am not going to lie, I did look at her Instagram and some of it scared me. But, the talent was undeniable!! We knew we would work together on bridal but, she knew she would eventually pull me in to the dark side and collaborate outside of my box. Halloween time was the best excuse!!
While Michelle did her thing, I jumped on hair. Full Skeleton and all!
Here comes Marisa, with the final touches of magic…..
“Watch your back, beautiful girl, jealousy is hard for some people to control. Don’t want to end up with your throat ripped. XO”
If you didn’t recognize the model, let me introduce you to Jordan. She is one of our lead stylists on our Connecticut team!! She will laugh at me for saying this but, she is your girl next door! Super sweet and amazing to work with because she goes with the flow. She is also a new addition to the BE fam and she was perfect to pull in for this shoot and push her past her comfort zone. In the end she nailed it!! Thank you Jordan for taking part in our annual Halloween photo shoot!!
The crown Jordan wore was a statement piece in our finale from our Wigs for Kids show earlier in the year. I made the crown out of hair and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for it to get photographed just one last time!
I have one more amazing woman to share that was in that selfie at the beginning. Her name is Cara. She is often, behind the scenes capturing all things BE and documented this day for us. She is on our office team and is our very own personal paparazzi. Thank you Cara for tagging along on our adventurous days that is often just another work day in BE world. Marisa snagged a great photo of Cara at some point in the chaos and I had to share. Sassy Mouth Photo knows exactly the moment to capture the best shot that exemplifies a person. Thank you Marisa for this one!
Cara organizes all things BE when it comes to the massive amount of photos and beautiful work all of our artists create. She is used to being behind the scenes but, she deserves a shout out for all that she does. Thanks Cara for bringing your talents and inspiration to our company!
Last but, not least, I know I mentioned her a few times throughout the blog but, shout out to Marisa of Sassy Mouth Photo. Girlllll, thank you! Your talent blows me away every year and it is why, I keep coming back for more. Marisa has captured so much of BE throughout the years and I am so grateful to have worked together for so long along side watching the magic happen. Check out a video of just how dedicated she is to always being an original bad ass.
Cheers to all the women inspiring, collaborating and growing their artistry!
I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!! For more info about the women apart of this shoot, feel free to check them out!!
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You are cordially invited to our behind the scenes of The Knot Gala! We anticipate this event every year and we are so honored to attend. In year’s past we have done the hair and make up for the editors and staff but, this year we had the pleasure of just attending. No work and ALL play! I have to admit, we secretly love the behind the scenes chaos of prepping everyone for the big event but, it was nice to not be tired and throwing on a gown to take part in the festivities. This year we got to enjoy the day in the city shopping and then beautifying ourselves before we headed out for the night!
The theme changes every year and it is ALWAYS quite the spectacle. The excitement is always building from the moment you step into line to be checked in at the door. An AMAZING display of florals and visual art is always a show stopper to a passerby. “I wonder what could be inside!.”
Excuse me while I digress for a moment. I totally took a stalker picture of Iris Apfel! She is an Interior designer and fashion icon! SHe has done amazing things in her career and I need to give her a quick shout out and mention how amazing she looks heading out for a night on the town at the age of 98! What an inspiring career and inspiration to many busines women.
As always, they did not dissapoint. The theme of the night was “Meet Me By The Moon: Midsummernight’s Dream.” I was pretty obsessed with this avant garde head piece.
If only it was pink lighting! Kristen’s first time to The Knot Gala! She is also engaged so I am sure she was loving all things weddings! Kristen is our newest member to our office staff so if you are a newly booked client, you might have spoken or emailed. What a way to kick off her new position! Thanks for coming Kristen.
The food displays were quite interactive. I wasn’t sure about the balls of food but, it was very mystical and fit the theme. Everything we saw sparked new and intriguing conversation which is always one of my favorite parts as we stroll through the venue exploring what we would find next!
The New York public library is always a perfect venue for this event and any event for that matter. Every year we are always amazed by the theme and displays. The amount of though and detail is appreciated on so many levels. What a great way to wrap up NY Bridal fashion week. We met so many other amazing wedding vendors and ended the night on the dance floor celebrating another year of hard work. We love working with The Knot and we want to say THANK YOU to so many of our brides that find us through their website. It is pretty amazing the amount of people that can come together and create so many life experiences that are unfortgettable. From the Beauty Entourage fam we are so grateful to be apart of The Knot Family.
Til next year! CHEERS to the 2017 Wedding Season. Can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store.