Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wax On


Does it get more annoying than unwanted body hair? We submit that it does not. But when it comes to your wedding, don't let that hair wear you down. Be free, brides! Be free. 

Here to help you in your cause of freedom is Lana Nielson of WixyWax, a waxing studio in Provo. Her three tips are so great, they'll make the hair stand up on your arms. (Until you're free of it, that is. :)

Wax on, Lana!

Decide to be fresh and free. You don't have to be tied to the daily shave on your wedding day — body waxing buys you long-lasting silky smooth skin. Shaving irritation is known to be more common in tropical climates, and salt or chlorinated water can bring on a shaving rash. Thinking forward into your honeymoon, consider leg, bikini and underarm waxing for both confidence and healthy skin.

Know your wax choices. Choose a salon that is dedicated to waxing only. This will ensure your esthetician loves to wax and knows the most efficient pain-free techniques. It also means they will have a good knowledge of waxing chemistry and use both hard and soft waxes (especially important with Brazilian waxing). Know that you have the right to ask about their policy on double dipping (make sure a clean stick is used for every dip into the wax pot). Last of all, beware of the "15-minute Brazilian" wax hype. The pace should be up to you — fast or slow. You deserve to receive answers about skin care and learn some skin prep without being rushed.

Schedule now. Repeat waxing leads to thinner and thinner hair growth, so you've everything to gain by starting early. If you're already getting close to your wedding, no worries! A specialist will have a plan for that, too. Hitch the man, ditch the razor.

For more information, check out www.wixywax.com.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wedding Party

Please check out McKenzie's (of the famed Photography by McKenzie) blog to see the recent bridal shoot she did as a fun personal project. 

You have our kind of fun, McKenzie. 

Check out her blog post (and more fab photos) here. You can also see the list of local vendors she used, including the lovely Avenia Bridal for gowns. Gush and a half! 

PHOTOS BY Photography by McKenzie (www.photographybymckenzie.com)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fits Like A Glove


For you girls currently getting engaged to winter weddings, think about some hand candy (in addition to that permanent sparkle on your left). It'll add some variety to your photos and save your fingers from freezing. 

How's that for a practical wedding purchase! (You're welcome, dads.)

PHOTO BY Mikki Platt Photography (www.mikkiplatt.com)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Swept Off Your Feet?

WILL YOU ... brave the rocky earth in your oh-so-white (or oh-so-ivory) wedding dress? Or will you play it safe on your feet? Discuss.

PHOTO BY Kristin Michelle Photography (www.kristinmichellephotography.blogspot.com)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Love Spell

WE DO ... picnic engagement photos!

Oh, and hats. And sweet bling. And romantic scrabble. 

Need we spell more?

PHOTOS BY Brooke Bakken Photography (www.brookebakkenphotography.blogspot.com)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Positively Gleeful

PHOTO BY Nichole V. Photography (www.nicholev.com)

WHAT TO LOVE Can't you just feel the glee? Love this unconventionally thrilling pose.

WHAT TO LEARN Don't be afraid to take chances during your bridal session. Surprise yourself by stepping out of your comfort zone and pulling poses you wouldn't normally think of doing. Trust us — your photographer will adore it.