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In my 8 years doing bridal hair and makeup, I can actually remember a lot. I keep up with a lot of my brides on Facebook. I get to watch and see them become wives and then mothers. Some of them now come to see me at the salon as their stylist. Occasionally I run into them at the grocery store or even at another wedding as a referral. 

But without a doubt, Lauren will be a bride that I never, ever forget. From first email, she was kind and sweet spirited. She told me from the get go that I would have limited hair to work with as she had just lost hers due to treatment and was in the process of regrowing it. Shortly before the trial, she emailed to let me know that she had to have some radiation done and had lost all the hair she had been growing. She wanted to let me know I would know be styling a wig. Always wanting to be honest, I told her that I had never done a wig style, but I would give it my absolute best shot. Lauren emailed back that she had full confidence in me and I knew then that I would try my absolutle best to make sure it was perfect.

When she came in for her trial, she came in with a smile, a sweet demeanor and a beautiful hairless head. She showed me her pictures of what she really wanted and we set to work. 
She told me her story of how she and her fiancé met and how she was first diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer just days before her thirtieth birthday. Most recently, she had been through treatment on her brain. She wasn't sad, she didn't feel sorry for herself, she wasn't embarrassed in the least by her lack of hair or the after effects that the radiation had on her beautiful skin. She radiated beauty in confidence, outlook on life and peaceful disposition. 

With her permission, I share with you the photos from her wedding. 

May 14, 2016
Venue- Sugarboo Farms, Blairesville Ga 
Photographer-Leah and Mark Photography
Wedding Coordinator- Jessica Smith- Unique Events
Second Stylist- Michele Granger, Structure Hair Studio

Spring Wedding Season 2016 (Part 2)

Here are just a handful of my Spring 2016 Brides. 

April 23, 2016
Venue- The Ruins at Vellum Valley Farm ~ Cleveland, Ga
Photographer- Ben & Colleen

April 24, 2016
Venue- Neverland Farms ~ Cleveland, Ga
Photographer~ Carrie Joy Photography

May 4, 2016
Venue- Private Residence Woodstock, Ga
Photographer- Martine Beher Photography 

This next bride is extra special to me. Maybe because she made my Freshman year of high school in a new town so much fun. I was honored when my old friend asked me to do her hair and makeup for her wedding. Rich and Noelle are such a cute and fun couple. They even had a little visitor at their ceremony. 

May 14, 2016
Venue- 5 Star Lodge~ Morganton, Ga
Photographer- Solution Photographie 

Caitlin was a former bridesmaid in a previous bridal party that I had a few years ago. I was so honored that she asked for me to do her bridal party for her wedding day! 

Her wedding was deep in the North Ga Mountains just outside of Blairesville in a place called 5 Star Lodge. Luckily, I have been to this venue several times for other weddings, but if its your first time, it is definitely a haul! It is worth every moment though because when you come up the hill and see the clearing and the Lodge, the view is magnificent. 


May 21, 2016
Venue- Wolf Mountain Vineyards~ Dahlonega, Ga
Photographer- Melissa Prosser Photography

To say Emily was sweet is an vast understatement. She was so pleasant and kind to work with, making her trial so much fun. Here are some images I shot of her trial- 

Melissa Processor, her photographer is a frequent visitor in Dahlonega. Especially at Wolf Mountain Vineyards. Her photos never disappoint! 

Spring Wedding Season 2016 (Part 1)

I constantly get asked "When is Wedding Season"? 
To me, "Wedding Season" never really ends, except for maybe the dead of winter, but even then, there are a few brides who brave the cold for a January or February wedding (I myself was one of those brides). I classify the seasons into two categories, Spring and Fall. Now that I finally have a couple weeks of downtime, I can share with you some highlights of my 2016 Spring Brides. 

This year, Spring weddings started up with a bang at the end of March and a double wedding. I don't always have the space for two weddings in one day, but when "the stars align", or rather, the timeline aligns, I am able to squeeze in a second wedding. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

First Wedding-
Bride- Abby
Venue-Neverland Farms
Photographer-  5 Petal Productions
Hair & Makeup (Airbrush)- Amberly at Structure HS

Abby was so much fun to work with. She is a beautiful young bride, a figure skater (MY CHILDHOOD DREAM) and sweet soul. After her trial, which we were able to coordinate with her bridal portraits, we scheduled an appointment for her first color session. We both were so excited to add a few balayage pieces in her hair to really add vibrancy and dimension to her wedding hairstyle. Even after her wedding, both she and her mom are regular clients at the salon. I am always thrilled to keep relationships with my brides and their families after their weddings.

Abby's Lazaro gown is from the Atlanta bridal boutique, Bridals by Lori and is every girls DREAM. 


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Second Wedding (March 26, 2016)

Bride- Leslie
Venue- White Oaks Barn, Dahlonega GA
Photographer- Barbara B. Covington Photography 
Hair & Makeup (Airbrush)- Amberly at Structure HS

Leslie is a long time client of mine. I started doing her hair when she was in High School. I did her hair for proms, military balls and high school events, and I now have had the pleasure of doing her bridal hair and makeup. Her venue, one of my personal favorites in Dahlonega (they also have amazing owners and staff), White Oaks Barn is the picture perfect North Ga wedding spot for a rustic, barn wedding. 

 One of  the things that has always impressed me the most about Leslie, is her relationship with her Mother. Much like my own, they are truly best friends and I think Barb really caught that in this photo below. 

Her wedding day was perfect, despite the overcast and threat of rain. It's so important to remember that you can't control the weather, but you can control your outlook on the situation. And in the end, its all about the celebration of love and commitment and doing so with all of your closest family and friends. 

Part two to be continued.. 

Fall 2015 Weddings Part 2

To continue my last post, I am sharing just a couple more of my Fall 2015 Weddings. 

We'll pick back up with late September. Can I just say that September is the new October? SO many weddings September 2015 and so many booked for 2016! 

September 26, 2015
Venue- R-Ranch, Dahlonega Ga
Photographer- West Destiny Drive, Dahlonega Ga
Hair & Airbrush Makeup Artist- Amberly Enich at Structure Hair Studio

From our first few emails, Casey and I hit it off. She was just so sweet and fun to chat with. Excited about her wedding and her future life. She's also a Dental Hygienist, I think I must have had at least 4 DH's last year! 

Her photographer, Reagan Powell of West Destiny Drive, happens to be one of my friends. It's always nice to "work" a wedding with a friend. Casey and her bridal party came to the salon to get ready, Reagan met us there and was able to capture some great photo's of the girls getting ready. Casey's mom brought in cold cut trays and mimosa's for lunch for everyone. P.S ( Your stylist always appreciates when you feed us! YUM!)

Casey's Wedding Day went on to be a beautiful fall day in the North Georgia Mountains. She has now become one of my regular clients, driving all the way from Atlanta to visit me every few months. I love when my brides become my friends. 


October is when Dahlonega THRIVES. It is litterally heaven on earth. For a peek of Dahlonega in all its fall glory, here's my family on Halloween. }Photo Cred- West Destiny Drive

October 10, 2015
Venue- The Calhoun Estate in Atlanta, Ga (Private Residence)
Photographer- Jaimie Dee Photography- Atlanta, Ga
Onsite Hair & Makeup Artist- Amberly Enich at Structure Hair Studio- Dahlonega, Ga

Celia came to me sort of last minute (about six weeks before the wedding). She found me via Wedding Wire as she was planning her wedding from New York.  She was getting married at her Aunt and Uncles private home in Atlanta, Ga (which has been dubbed Atlanta's "Pink Castle").

Upon arrive at the home, (if we can even call this gorgeous estate a home, but that's exactly what it is, a family home.) I about had to pick my jaw up off the floor at the sheer glory of it. 

See what I mean? ^^

Celia was sweet and kind as her emails portrayed her to be. Her beautiful mother was doing all of the catering for the wedding, we had to reign her in and force her to take a break to get herself fixed up. 

Celia's ideal wedding look was as natural as she could get away with for photos. For her makeup, we did a perfect match of her skin tone with the lightest hint of peach blush. For her eyes, we did just the faintest hint of champagne and gold. This girl did not even need my help, she was just naturally beautiful on her own. I tried to give her exactly that but still smoothing everything with airbrush for photo purposes. 
For her hair, which was gorgeously long and soft, we just did the slightest of curling and pulled it half up half down to get the majority out of her face. 


Celia and her british groom were just too gorgeous for words as you can see from the amazing photos Jaimie Dee Photography took. 

On my way home from helping Celia get ready, I realized I left my favorite water cup. I texted her later the next day and asked if she could have someone grab it for me. She and her mom packaged it up and sent it back to me. I love encountering kind people. 

My boss (the toddler) is paging me.
Until next time,


Fall 2015 Weddings- Part 1

As my first set of blog posts, I think it would be awesome to showcase a few of my Fall 2015 Weddings. 

Fall is such an amazing time to get married in North Georgia. The air is lighter and crisp, the leaves are TO DIE FOR, the scenery in general is just at its best. In all the world (and I've been quite a few places), there is NO place I would rather be than Dahlonega, Georgia. 

Let me start off with August. Although it is technically still summer (and still hot as Hades), it is the beginning of a long, 16 week season! 


August 22, 2015
Venue- Monteluce Winery- Dahlonega, Ga
Photographer- Under The White Willow - Atlanta, Ga
On Site Hair Stylists- Amberly Enich & Michele Granger - Structure Hair Studio - Dahlonega, Ga
On Site Airbrush Makeup Artist- Amberly Enich- Structure Hair Studio- Dahlonega, Ga

From the very first email, I knew that Callie's would be a fun bridal party. When someone's personality comes through in emails as well as hers, you just know its going to be a good day. This 12 person bridal party did not disappoint. Michele and I laughed, joked and worked all morning into the early afternoon as the bridesmaids came one after the other. When they weren't getting beautified, they were tirelessly working on these beautiful handmade halo's from fresh baby's breath. 

September 6, 2015
Venue-White Oaks Barn- Dahlonega, Ga
Photographer- Cottrell Photography- Dahlonega, Ga
On Site Hair Stylists- Amberly Enich & Michele Granger - Structure Hair Studio - Dahlonega, Ga
On Site Airbrush Makeup Artist- Amberly Enich- Structure Hair Studio- Dahlonega, Ga


Stephanie wanted sleek elegance for herself,  a classic chignon with a modern twist. For her bridesmaids, she wanted elegant braided upstyles. I think the result along with the gorgeous venue, the sceneries of the majestic mountains all pulled together for a beautiful wedding for this sweet bride and her groom. 

September 12, 2015
Venue- Shamrock Building-Clayton County Water Authority-Jonesboro, Georgia
Bridal Cottage- McCrite's Cottonwood Estates Hampton, Ga
Photographer- Megan Hobbs Photography 
On Site Hair Stylists and Airbrush Makeup Artist- Amberly Enich- Structure Hair Studio Dahlonega, Ga

One of the best parts of being a wedding stylist, is being able to be apart of making the bride feel the most beautiful, the most special, the most amazing she has ever felt. This day, I had the pleasure of beautifying family. My cousin Taylor, got married on a beautiful September Saturday in Locust Grove, Ga. The two hour travel was totally worth the drive. As much as I am partial to North Ga, Middle Ga has its beauties as well. 

We got ready in a beautiful bridal cottage that has now been transformed into a fabulous wedding venue called McCrite's Cottonwood Estates. The bride, being friends with the daughter of the estate owner, had full access to their quaint little cottage that was perfect for styling and picture perfect.

Taylor wanted a look that was romantic and unique. Her hair piece being the main focal point of the style, we built a intricate updo of volume, twists and curls.

Be sure to check out the next entry for more of my Fall 2015 brides!