As the New England wedding season is in full swing, we would like to share with you yet another featured bride. We have been collecting photos, details and fun facts about all of our brides from the Spring and Summer and will be sharing those with you periodically as we enter the Fall and Winter seasons. This Featured Bride will focus mostly on the vendors this couple chose and why. If you are engaged and looking for some great vendor options, keep reading!
Kristen and Dan met when they both relocated to Connecticut. got married at The Barns in August of this year. According to Kristen, they went on two dates and the rest is history! Dan proposed to Kristen while they were walking their dog Barkley at Riverfront Park and, of course, she said yes. Then the planning began!
How did you choose your Venue?
We chose The Barns because we loved the rustic elegance of the barn! It also helped that the venue staff knew what they were doing! My planning team was excellent and answered questions before I even knew I had them. My wedding day had no issues thanks to my Day Of Coordinator. And, added bonus, the food is amazing!
As mentioned in a previous blog post, be sure to check with your venue before choosing all your vendors. Kristen and Dan are a perfect example of this. They were required to used Powerstation Events if they wanted to use a DJ for their wedding and they did. To no one’s surprise though, Powerstation rocked the house!
How did you choose your photographer?
We chose Carrie Draghi Photography when we saw her photos at a bridal show and loved them. Dan is great as well, so we knew we were getting two great people. Plus, Carrie is awesome and so fun to be around. I’m going to be honest, you have to like hanging around your photographer since you spend a lot of time together!
Hair and Makeup team?
KiSSandMaKeUp was friendly, down to earth and easy to communicate with. I used them for both hair and makeup and can’t wait for other formal events so I can use them again!
For Kristen and Ben, the photographer, hair, makeup and venue choices came easily. They set themselves up to have a perfect backdrop and look beautiful for their photographer to capture moments they will remember forever. Choosing great vendors sets you up for a stress-free day, and great vendors often add to the fun. It is important to have hair and makeup artists you enjoy spending time with and a photographer who makes you laugh. You are trusting your vendors to make your day as special as you’ve always imagined..and you will be spending an entire day with them!
Last vendor highlight from Kristen, and fair warning this may make a bunch of ladies envious let’s see where Kristen got her dress.
Where did you Say Yes to your dress?
Well, I am obsessed with Say Yes to the Dress. I had made a bucket list in college and getting my dress from Kleinfelds was on that list. So, that is where I went. The experience was just like it is on the show and I even had Debbie as my consultant, who is on the show!
Well, now you have some insight into Kristen and Dan’s big day and how they chose their vendors. Stay tuned if you are looking or some more vendor inspiration, as we have even more Featured Bride posts coming! Are you engaged and interested in hiring us for your hair and makeup team? Give us a call!