In my interview with Madeleine Homes, owner of La Papillon Spa, I got the chance to ask her for some advice for brides.
"What questions should a bride ask when choosing a make-up artist?" The consultation is really important, this is after all one of the most important days in a woman's life. Not to mention the photographs will last forever. You want to know what you are going to look like ahead of time.
Homes suggests bringing photographs of yourself that you really like or clippings from magazines of looks you like. Also, bring along some clippings of things you don't want. Anything to help you describe what you want to look like on your day. Another suggestion is to mention the color-theme of the wedding, the style (i.e., will you be on the beach or in a formal church ceremony?), and what your personality is like, so that can shine through. Also, be sure to tell your make-up artist if you are planning to get a spray tan.
"Do you have any advice to give to brides planning a wedding in Maryland?" Exfoliation! Your skin is your canvas, be sure to get it into shape months before your wedding. Just like you start exercising to get your body into shape, its about getting different facets aligned to have your best skin, brows, etc. Have your brows waxed a few days before. Drink lots of water. Exfoliate, including your lips!
As I mentioned in my last post, Homes sent me home with some of Kate Sommerville's ExfoliKate and I'm in love!
"What do you enjoy most about working with brides?" Getting an intimate peek at the most important day of their lives. Its an honor, really.
"Is there any other advice you'd like to give?" Even the calmest people, when getting married, can lose it. Take a step back, a deep breath and absorb your day. Savor the moment. And steal away for 5 minutes with your new husband at the wedding reception.
Thanks so much for all the advice and letting us take a look into your fabulous spa!