We can do it. #keepgoing
You know those days when you actually take a second and look in the mirror and feel pretty confident…? Well, hopefully your wedding is one of those days. Mine DEFINITELY was because of the amazing skills and talents of my friend and stylist Stacie Snyder!
Stacie has been doing my hair for a while at Bombshell Salon here in Maryland AND she’s a talented makeup artist AND Paul Mitchell National Educator…aka she’s pretty qualified. I knew basically since I met her that I wanted her to do my wedding day styling… She worked with me and talked out what I was thinking. Don’t think I made it easy either! I wanted something that felt vintage, but had body, etc. etc. SO NEEDY :) But she went with it! We planned out the look and tested a few things and voila…magic.
She worked hard with me and my bridesmaids all morning to get us all looking our best! And when it was all done, it was just stunning…she’s so incredibly skilled! I ended up with the cat eye eyeliner I wanted, the pouty red lips (same lipstick as Gwen Stefani!), poufy bouffant hair WITH a vintage curl. Plus flowers over my low bun and a bird cage veil!
Luckily, Stacie and I are friends so even if she wasn’t doing my style, she was invited to the wedding….which was AWESOME because she was there to touch me up every once and while! haha So happy!
If you’re in the general area, I completely recommend checking her out! For special occasions or just to get on her regular roster for hair!
Almost every day, you see a video “go viral” and it pops up all over your Facebook feed and more…a lot of times it’s a cute kitten, sometimes it’s a reporter screw up, and sometimes, it’s just so darn inspirational it makes you teary eyed. If you haven’t already seen this video, it’s worth watching…
Always put together a video of interviews with people asking them to do things “like a girl” and their reactions are so interesting. Watching what an adult woman and a young girl do when asked the same question is incredible…Unfortunately somewhere along the line, society has helped create a negative stigma around being a “like a girl.”
The good thing is, we are in a place to change that stigma.
I know some pretty incredible, inspirational women. Starting with my mom who started and runs her own business…I’ve been constantly driven to be the best I can be. NOT just the best I can be as a girl.
I work next to incredibly intelligent and talented women at the National Aquarium - divers and scientists and veterinarians! My Tone It Up trainers and team and some of the strongest, most supportive and inspirational people I know. Even in my little group of friends, the women I know work so hard to be their incredible selves.
And we are the ones who are showing our daughters and young girls everywhere what it really means to do things “like a girl”
I’m so proud to be a girl and to know all of you inspirational GIRLS! Keep kicking arse ladies!
The pictures are IN and we could not be happier! I can honestly say Pete Redel is one of the most talented people I have ever met…EVER! I mean look at these incredible photos…
I knew I wanted him as our photographer, but seeing our photos just solidified our great decision!
Not only did we get beautiful photos, but we got a TON of photos! Pete ended up with more than 1,700 images to give us at the end of the day! I could barely narrow them down enough to post to a few to the blog!
And, as I’ve said, call Pete if you ever need some stunning photos. He always delivers. :)