Archive for May, 2012
Here is another entry into the Professionals of the Frederick Area Bridal Network (FABNet) series. Today I am featuring Jordan K. Winn & Co., a Makeup and Hair Design company owned by Jordan Winn.
Ms. Winn and her team provide onsite hair, makeup, and spray tans for any and all occasions but they specialize in bridal beauty, which is a great service for local brides! She is in the business of enhancing everyone’s natural beauty and loves the final look with hair, makeup, and the dress. “Beyond beauty” is all that comes to mind!
Ms. Winn has extensive and impressive experience, having worked at ULTA and MAC before venturing off to give her clients great customer service and glam on one of the biggest days of their lives.
Although Ms. Winn is the owner of the company, she tells me that she has thoughtfully and carefully secured and put together a team of makeup artists and hair stylists who assist her and make house calls to service clients when she has multiple events on the same day. “They are JUST as amazing as I am.” You can see the “Team” on her blog at www.jordankwinn.com
Ms. Winn and her team care about their clients and make sure the time with Jordan K. Winn & Co. is special and stress-free. On a regular basis she goes out of bounds to make her clients’ happiness a priority;, because they deserve having a vendor go above and beyond.
One of the best things about doing hair and makeup for a bride is you can have a lot of fun with color, too! Recently, a client of Ms. Winn chose to get married at a bumper car pavilion. The bride wore a stunning dress with neon chucks, the bridesmaids wore rainbow-colored dresses, and there was a hilarious grandma with red lips to match. Sounds like a very fun and colorful wedding!
So, if you need hair and makeup for a special life event like a wedding, think of Jordan K. Winn & Co. Ms. Winn wants to be remembered as the best and the easiest to work with! Sounds good to me! The less stress on your wedding day, the better!
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Not too long ago, I had just finished officiating a wedding when a couple walked up to me to compliment me on my execution of the ceremony. As we were talking, they told me that I “looked nice.” I, of course, responded with “Thank you!” Then they proceeded to tell me about their own wedding. Surprisingly, their officiant came dressed as if she were attending a vintage 40’s or 50’s themed event; she even wore a hat and gloves. Really! I asked them if they had a themed wedding, and they replied, “No, we thought she looked really weird! “ Uh- oh!
As officiants we may wear many things. Each of us wears what we feel comfortable in; some wear ministerial robes or a stole, or both, while others feel more comfortable in a dress or a suit. There are several factors to consider: is the wedding casual or black-tie formal, is it on the beach or in the back yard, will it be religious or secular, will it be down-home American or multi-cultural, the same faith or different beliefs? All of these things drive what people wear. But here is the difference between a professional and a non-professional: a professional officiant will ask his or her couple during the client interview what is appropriate to wear on their special day: a black suit or a brown suit, no suit, or maybe a more casual look – an Earth Mother look with a flowing dress and flowers in your hair, or a tailored look with a pale silk blouse and a smart jacket and trousers. I want the people who see me to see a professional and then I want them to concentrate on the couple. I personally wear a black suit because I want to “look” official. Once I wore overalls! The bride and groom wore denim and asked me to do so as well, so I happily complied. You know it is your special day, so why should I be the one to look out of place! Not only does it make me look odd, but it takes away from the couple, especially the bride. After all, it is their special day!
So, whatever your theme, make sure you ask your officiant what they plan to wear if they don’t discuss it with you first. There is nothing more uncomfortable than having the most necessary member of your bridal party look out of place. Never assume they are going to dress the part. Always make sure you tell the person officiating your wedding what they should wear, and if you are not sure, think about what you want your photos to look like. That should answer all of your issues related to dress. After all, the officiant is there for you!
When was the last time you held an event? Did you need something that isn’t usually in your garage or basement? Maybe you needed simple things like extra glasses, cutlery, or matching tables and chairs, or maybe you needed a moon bounce for 40 kids at a birthday party, or maybe you required something larger like a tent for a wedding.
No matter the event, no matter the size, there always seems to be something out of the ordinary required when planning your event. Where do you go and what do you do when you need these extra things? Do you purchase them? That can be expensive and often impractical. Have you ever considered renting? Renting things like a tent or a moon bounce can save you time, energy, and money; besides, where would you store a moon bounce?!
So, who do you go to? Who can you trust? Why not seek out Dwain Remsberg from Grand Rental? Grand Rental is located in Frederick, MD, is a member of the Frederick Area Bridal Network (FABNet) and has been in business since 1994. Dwain and his team are passionate about helping working 1-on-1 with you to create the vision you want. Brides benefit when they select Grand Rental along with two other FABNet members because they get something such as a gift or discount to help them with their budget for their wedding day!
Not long ago Grand Rental helped AOL with their 25th Anniversary event that included 2,500 guests. This stellar anniversary party was held on AOL’s northern Virginia lawn. Dwain and his team worked hard to create the atmosphere that made this event successful. As you can see, Grand Rental likes taking on a challenge!
So no matter what size your event is, you can count on Grand Rental and Dwain Remsberg to help you make your event a GRAND RENTAL Event! Dwain says, “Our goal is to Make it a Grand Event – Any Size, Anytime, Anywhere!”
To contact Dwain, email him at email@example.com or call him at 410-690-5407 to make an appointment in Frederick.
The Western Maryland Regional Sales Office in Frederick is located at:
1780-A North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
They also have a showroom located in Odenton at:
8251 Telegraph Road
You can visit their website for more detailed information at:http://www.grandrentalevents.com/
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I know the next time I need something unusual, like Chinese lanterns or a red carpet with ropes and stanchions; I plan to contact Grand Rental!