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


This wedding was sooooooo unique!! Emily and her family were such humble people and a pleasure to work with!

For Emily’s hair I  added a ton of curls to create lots of movement and texture. She wanted some curls to loosely fall to give it a more effortless look. All the make up was done airbrush and very natural by PoP’s artist Marcy.

Wedding Planner: Shannon at Shannon Rose Events

Venue: The Brooks at Weatherford

Hair and Make Up: Pretty On Premises Michelle and Marcy

Photography: Amy Zumwalt Photography

Avant Garde Fun- Medusa

Allison, Matt and I collaborated last year to do an avant garde creative photo session. We used Allison as our model and she did her make on on her own face. I braided her hair into a ton of small sectioned braids and then attached the chain mill to each braid by hand… it was tedious. I feel like we were channeling an inner “Medusa” I think the braids represented a snake-like texture. I think we did a great job on our piece. Check it out!


Brittany Dawn

This Beauty is one of the fitness industry’s leading influencers. She is local to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. She is not only gorgeous but she is humble, down to earth and beyond kind. It was such a pleasure to get to work with her on her wedding day.

Wedding Coordinator and Florist: Shannon Rose

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

Texas Angel Bride

This was a collaborative photoshoot and style session hosted by the super talented, Shannon Gann with Shannon Rose Events.  She was a former bride of mine that inspired to do wedding planning, and WOW she has done an amazing job with her career!!! Did I mention she also does florals too?? She has done sooooo many gorgeous weddings since we first met. I continue to follow and be inspired by her work.  This photo session was for an advertisement she had a vision for. It got featured on The Westchester Wedding Planner blog! Enjoy!!


Hair and Make up: Michelle (me) Pretty On Premises

Florals, invitations, design, etc: Shannon Rose Events (

Photography: Payge Stephens

Videography: Shane Reitzammer with Cinema Story Productions (


Tia was so fun to work with. She owns the most adorable online blog and store, check it out sometime!!!  Tia Cherie Designs,  Some lucky rain hit this girl’s wedding day and the photos are some of the most fabulous I have ever seen, check out the ones with the umbrella. I adore.

For her hair we pinned one side back and gave it soft large loose curls. It looked good throughout the rain and into the late night.

Hair and Make Up- Pretty On Premises- Michelle and Allison

Photography: Beth McElhannon Photography

Venue: Robert Carr Chapel and Reception at 809 at Vickery.