Jamie L.

Jamie was one Beautiful bride! We pinned her hair up of her bridal photos and when the big day came she decided to change it up and wear it down. I loved that idea, she now gets to enjoy both looks in these photos that will last a  life time.

Venue: The Brooks at Weatherford

Hair and Make up: Pretty On Premises, Michelle and Darla

Photographer: Amy Zumwalt

Wedding/Event Planner: Off Your Shoulders Planning, Kelly Box

PRP Micro-pen facial “Vampire”

This was my very first “cosmetic” facial.  I turned 31 in September and decided it was time for me to treat my skin. I normally enjoy an amazing facial by the fabulous Erika Metz, but this time around I wanted something “med”. I wanted something more…it was time. I looked into a few options and consulted with my friend and skin specialist Charisma Letz, who performed my service.

Anyone that knows me, KNOWS I HATE BLOOD, Like, for realz!!!!!! I was very nervous going into this procedure.

PRP is a natural product created from your own body. It stands for Platelet-Rich-Plasma. Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells.

PRP was taken out of my body with a needle from my right arm. It was then injected back into my facial skin with a micopen.  This was not painful because I was numbed with a creme beforehand.

The results help soften sun damage, reduce the aging skin issues, grow new college, reduce scar lines, plump out cheeks and indentations, improve skin tone, and tighten.

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE:

Apt: I was nervous before walking into the treatment, in fact I got a lil light headed because of the anxiety I had built up about the treatment.  Shane, my husband, was so sweet and offered to drive me to the appointment which was about 45 min away. What a sweet man I have! I think he is a little confused on why I would put myself through extreme things in return for vanity…To everyone else I have “perfect skin” but I want to treat myself and see what this whole “experience” was about. Charisma called me back and numbed my face with a creme. She then took blood from my arm while I relaxed to let the numbing creme activate.  I couldn’t feel a thing… even my lips were becoming numb. Shane was sitting in the room with me the entire procedure, told you he was a good sport!  With my numb face I was then escorted into the treatment room. Charisma laid me back in the reclining chair and covered my clothing with a white towel. The treatment began. As the mico-pen glided over my face I had no reaction because I was numb. I could hear the sound of the pen, similar to a tattoo gun.  I could feel some of my facial bones vibrate as she ran the pen over them. It took roughly 30 minutes from start to finish. When I as done I was a bloody mess!  With the left over PRP she injected it under my eyes with a needle, similar to a “filler”. I didn’t feel that either.  I was told to wear the hardened blood on my face the next 2 hours before gently cleansing it off. She gave me some sample facial scrub and lotions to use over the next couple of days.

The first day I looked sunburned and felt very tight. It looked worse than it felt. I suggest taking this day off and staying home. Also do not expose yourself to any sun over the next week or two.  The second, third, and forth day I experience a light-medium peeling. I did not wear make up.  The clinic did give me some tinted moisturizer that I applied before work. I would say about a week later my skin returned to its normal texture and color with no more peeling. Overall I enjoyed my experience. I was very pleased that the procedure got rid of my sunspots!  I also noticed it made my skin feel and look tighter and smoother. This treatment does not need to be done again for another 2-4 years.  Hope my experience helped answer some of your questions!

 

DAY 1

BEFORE IS ON THE LEFT AND AFTER IS ON THE RIGHT

Lucky W.

Lucky was such a sweetheart! She was surrounded by amazing friends and family on her wedding day.

Venue: Flying V Ranch located in Decatur, Texas

Hair and Make up: Michelle and Allison with POP

Photographer: Josh Morgan Creative

Lucky wanted a romantic and natural look for both her hair and make up. I thought it was sooooo perfect that instead of a veil we used flowers and tucked them into the loose Dutch-French braids.

 

Laci S.

Laci!! What a beautiful soul!! It was so much fun getting to know this young woman! Her wedding was so uniquely and brilliantly simple and romantic. She got married under a giant tree at the Stonebridge wedding venue located in Blum, Texas.

For Laci’s hair she was feeling the “boho vibes”. We did an effortless and loose curled pony with braided and floral details. I thought the fresh and colorful flowers was a fresh spin on the ever so popular floral crown!  My team mate, Darla did the make up! She gave Laci and her maids a soft natural look. They all glowed with beauty and happiness.

Venue: Stonebridge 

Hair and Make up: Michelle and Darla with Pretty On Premises

Photography: Scott Aleman

Floral: Skylar Scribner

Cake: Sara Holley Trowbridge

Tips for Trial runs!

Ten Tips for Trial Runs:

  1. Come with your hair clean and dry. Never use a flat iron before the trial run or wedding day appointments. Doing so will not allow the curls to last and perform the same way.
  2. Arrive with no make up. Most professionals will carry a moisturizer and primer in their kits.
  3. Have some inspirations ready to share with your artist(s). Pinterest or internet photos are a great way to share visions and ideas.
  4. Wear a button down shirt or scoop neck collar so it is easy to take off without messing up hair or make up. I like to suggest white so you can get a better visual of the overall look.
  5. Bring your accessories! Hair clips, veils, earrings, etc. Its fun to see it all put together when you’re feeling beautiful.
  6. Share photos of yourself on how you look on a daily basis. This gives the artist a gage on how bold or naturally you identify as. If you are a simple gal we should keep it natural. Most importantly you want to look and feel like yourself on your wedding day!
  7. Take photos with a flash camera at the trial run so you can get an idea of how the look is going to photograph. I like to get all angles so you get an idea of the total package!
  8. Make plans for afterwards! You’ll be all dolled up so take advantage and show it off! Schedule a date night, bachelorette, shower or even schedule your engagement or bridal photos the day you do your trial run.
  9. Buy the lip color! If it’s a match then go ahead and purchase it so you can reapply the day of the wedding.
  10. Speak up! This is the most important advice of them all. Now is the opportunity to see the look come to life! Try different options with bangs, hairlines, and lipstick!

Green Goddess

Emerald and Gold is a stunning combination! Thank you Knotsvilla Wedding Blog for featuring this gorgeous styled shoot! A special thanks to all the fabulous vendors who made this possible! 💚
Photographer | Ellen Ashton Photography
Equipment Rentals | Belle Decor Dallas
Heirlooms & Extras | Gold Dust Vintage Rentals
Equipment Rentals | POSH Couture Rentals
Beauty | Pretty On Premises
Calligrapher | Sarah Ann Design
Event & Floral Designer | Shannon Rose Events
Cake Designer | Sweet Somethings by Ashleigh