pinterest overload.

Raise your hand if you are planning a wedding.

Now keep it up if you spend half of your waking life on Pinterest. 

Although Pinterest is amazing and has all your wedding dreams, there is such a thing as Pinterest Overload!

My cure? Delete the app!

I know that sounds crazy, but if you eliminate the potential of pinning on your phone and only spend your Pinterest time on the computer, you will gain hours back, and some of your sanity!

But let's take this one step further and turn off all social media and technology for just a moment. Spend time with your love. Talk about what the two of you enjoy doing together, what makes you both the happiest. 

This is when you will truly know the direction your wedding should take. 

Let me tell you a little story.

Wedding planning started and my wife literally said, "all I want are oysters and pizza." Hmmm, ok. That's doable. Oak and Rye booked. Bill the Oyster Guy booked. Done.

Now what?

We had an outdoor venue set, but it really was conducive to so many different styles. 

After a trip to La Tavola Fine Linen, I was convinced we were going the route of muted blush tones and lace. Gorgeous right?

But so not us. At all!

Then one day, we realized that we didn't love the direction our wedding designing was going. We are bright, vibrant young women who love live music and dancing. We felt that our wedding should reflect this part of us. 

In the trash it all went, along with all of the "rules"

Screw one color! We chose five: Orange, yellow, pink, blue and purple! And two patterns: black and white stripes and floral. 

The true turning point was my love for the black and white stripes- so Kate Spade! And my desire to incorporate dream catchers. 

Thus our theme was born: Bohemian Kate Spade.

It was a mixture of Kate Spade's bright, retro, refined and feminine style with the bohemian fluidity. We hung dream catchers from the trees and made tambourines for our guests. The tables were adorned in single bud vases and the patterns were carried through in the napkins, pillows, and the dance floor.

Oh. And bubbles. 

Bubbles make me so happy. A friend graciously lent us this bubble machine with these bubbles. THE BEST EVER!! Bianca ended up buying me this same bubble machine for my birthday. Now, a year later, it is still bringing people so much happiness!

Bottom line. DO YOU! Make your day about who the two of you are as a couple and your guests will have the most fun because you are. 

For your viewing pleasure, our wedding video and some photos. 

clients + friends.

Friends who become clients. Clients who become friends. Both are so special to me. 

Regardless of the length of our relationship, the happiness of the person in my chair is my biggest goal. I achieve this by treating each bride like a dear friend. We will laugh, potentially cry, and I am going to be 100% real with you. 

This means that if you are requesting a look that I feel is unfitting of the wedding style, face shape or skin type, I will tell you. 

In the nicest way possible of course!

But this is why we do trials. To try! Maybe you have requested cool tones for your entire face while your wedding colors are all bright and cheerful. I would suggest that we try to warm up the face while still meeting your request with some cool tones on the eyes. 

A past bride really appreciated when I suggested to change the hair. While her gown was extremely chic and elegant, she had requested beachy waves due to a good ol' case of Pinterest over dose! She was elated with the finished look because it felt cohesive and truly her. 

A friend from middle school married in 2016.

A friend from middle school married in 2016.

I am also so overly aware of how important my interactions with you are. This is YOUR big day! As soon as I walk in the room, I am gathering information on how your interactions are, what kind of music you are listening to, and your body language. 

What do I do with this information?

I understand how to make small changes to help you relax and enjoy yourself. If your girls are rowdy, I'll pump up the energy and jump in on the fun. But, maybe you are feeling a bit anxious but the music is fast and loud. I may as the person with the music to slow it down and lower the volume. Sometimes, a simple hand on the knee or hug is what's needed in the moment. 

My kit includes more than just makeup!

Originally my wife's friend, now mine too!

Originally my wife's friend, now mine too!

I am also going to make as many accommodations for you as possible. I don't want to cause you any stress.

Do you want to be outside? Let's do it!

Do you need to stop and eat something? Go for it! Take care of yourself. 

Did mom change her mind and want makeup? I will stay as long as I can to complete any additional applications. 

Want to change your entire look? OK! 

I am here for YOU!

Client who became a sweet friend.

Client who became a sweet friend.

What I am trying to get at is that you are important to me. All of you! The girl I have known for ten years to the girl who found me on WeddingWire!

You do not only hire me for my skills, but my heart too. 

xo, Kim