Updated: Sep 8
Your wedding day should be the day when you feel the most beautiful- and the most like yourself! We want you to be surrounded by a team that will care for you and your girls and help everyone feel and look amazing on your big day.
A bridal party comes with many different skin tones, hair colors, types of hair, and preferences for hair and makeup. Sometimes, the bride specifies the details, and sometimes, it's up to the bridesmaids to choose their look. We can't forget the Mothers, Sisters, Cousins, or whoever else is joining in! Choosing someone to tackle your morning glam is easier than you might think!
We've gathered our favorite local vendors so you can pick someone we know and trust to make you feel fabulous. Learn more about them and how to make your wedding morning glam a stress-free and fun affair.
Tahoe Hair and Makeup
Tahoe Hair and Makeup is a Tahoe-based wedding/event hair and makeup business that looks over the Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Gardnerville, and Reno areas! With over 15 years of experience, they provide a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere for the wedding party. They offer a pre-wedding trial for their brides, a group package for wedding party members, and travel for on-site hair and makeup the morning of your wedding!
Their most significant advice to brides is always to schedule a pre-wedding trial to get to know your stylist and make sure what you have in mind when it comes to hair and makeup is what you actually want! Sometimes, what you're pinning on Pinterest might not be what you love once you try it out yourself. It helps put your stylist (and yourself) at ease going into your big day with your look already picked out.
Their favorite moment is when the bride sees themselves in the mirror for the first time - the glowing smile on their face is the biggest reward! They love seeing pictures of their brides and their party and know they helped make your big day special.
Kadie Jackson- On the Glow Spray Tan
Born and raised in the Carson Valley, Kadie is a local Spray Tan expert, voted best of Carson Valley! She opened her spray tanning business in 2016. Since then, she has been chosen as the spray tanning artist for all the Miss Nevada Contests, Wolf Pack Cheerleaders, NPC bodybuilders and much more.
Wedding parties are her favorite, she loves getting a bunch of girls together and watching them light up after seeing their glow for the big day! She offers travel up to 80 miles, to make it extra convenient for you. During tanning parties, Kadie offers champagne and snacks while she takes her time making each one of you perfect!
Her solution offers a wide array of colors for all different skin tones. The organic solution is infused with a violet base, so she promises you will not turn orange.
She highly suggests at least two weeks prior to ensure you have your desired shade. At the time of booking, she will be very thorough and go through every detail to ensure you’re prepared before your tan and of course, after-care instructions will be given.
Austin Nicole Miller- Maui Sunless Tans
Austin is a Gardnerville local who has been in the area for 35 years! She runs her own all-natural organic spray tan company from her home and has been a spray tan artist since 2012.
Austin wants to remind brides that spray tans have come a long way since the Friends episode where Ross shows up bright orange! Her product is not orange and will give you a natural, sunkissed glow and flawless-looking skin. Trust the process to receive a beautiful outcome!
She recommends brides schedule a trial run at least a month before the wedding to ensure you love the outcome and nail down the perfect shade before your big day. That way, you'll be all set for the wedding day. Your bridal shower or bachelorette is an ideal occasion to give it a shot!
To prepare for your spray tan, exfoliate as much as possible to remove all the dead skin, avoid getting a sunburn 1-2 weeks before, and shave 5+ hours before your appointment. You'll want to come in with nothing like lotion, deodorant, or makeup on your skin. After your tan, you must avoid sweating, water, and skin-to-skin contact for 10 hours. Following these steps will set you up for the best results! She is also available to travel for parties of 5 or more people for an added fee.
"Spraying brides and their bridal parties is one of my favorites," Austin said. "The excitement, the photos, the love. It's so special."
If you want a spray tan for your big day, contact Austin at (775) 230-9194 or email her at email@example.com.
Get Ready for Your Big Day- the right way!
Your wedding morning can come with pre-wedding jitters, excitement to finally see your Groom, or a complete sense of peace and contentment! No matter what you're feeling, your getting ready process should be a fun, carefree experience getting pampered with your girls. Here are our favorite tips for your morning:
Start with coffee, tea, or whatever else you might drink in the morning for you and all your girls! Extra points if someone gets the Barista to label your cups. Don't forget breakfast as well.
Create a getting-ready playlist! Music is a great way to set the morning's mood.
Mimosas are a classic favorite! If you do not like early drinking, try a mocktail, juice, or sparkling cider instead.
The drinks are delicious, but make sure everyone is hydrating and gets a good meal before photos start- you don't want yourself or anyone else fainting once things start rolling.
Matching PJs or robes - Feel fabulous all morning long and look exceptionally cute in your getting-ready photos.
Finally, be present! Remember, your wedding planner is taking care of everything behind the scenes. Relax and enjoy your special time with your friends and family before seeing your Groom!