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BTW | SHOW - Enlighten Studios - Best Thing About Weddings

Yvonne: I like to see them, I love it at the end, kind of I talked about it earlier, I love it at the end when they're so happy and usually like the hugs, I get tons of hugs, I, besides coffee subsist on hugs, I've been told I'm a great hugger. 

 

Steven: Hugs are on point. 

 

Y: I don't really know what that means but I love to give hugs, it's like the ultimate form of gratefulness, thankfulness on both ends and that is my favorite part when I see the whole thing come together and I am kind of like, "(*sigh) ok we are done yay". There's bobby pins and makeup brushes and everything kind of strewn around and I'm like "ok we gotta clean this up" and then I just see them so happy and especially when their husbands are like "you did an amazing job, thank you for helping my wife to look so amazing on her big day". So those are the great things that I look forward to at the end.

 

For more information about Yvonne and Enlighten Studios visit http://www.enlightenstudio.com

Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!  

 

BTW | SHOW - Enlighten Studios - What you Need To Do To Prep Your Wedding Hair

Steven:  So cool so a brides book you out and they come in a sit down in this chair, so what do we do? I just want to look so pretty! Haha!

 

Yvonne:  I'm so excited for you haha!  Yes, so usually what I do is they will usually have Pinterest photos. I mentioned that before...

 

S:  Who ever uses Pinterest these day?

 

Y:  Yeah you know that little website.  I'll go through their Pinterest photos and usually what I do cause they usually have a whole bunch of different ones,  I'll try to pick out the feel of what is the common theme of the feel of that.  Like what's really popular right now is a lot of texture a lot of bohemian type looks.  If I see that I'm going to know they they aren't going to want you know, hair number 237 in a certain place.  They're going to want more free and open.  So great.  So awesome.  But if I see more of a classic look then I'll say "what are you thinking about this?"  So I kinda get a feel for what their looking for for that particular day.  A lot of times a brides will bring their wedding planner which is great because then I can say "Are you getting married outside?  Is your wedding reception outside?   What time of day is it going to be?  Because then I can know if it's going to be hot, all these different kind of things. Because I've had brides that get married in the summer here, which isn't usually the time brides get married here, but then they want this long flowing hair and there having their ceremony outside and I'm like "ooo maybe let's not have your hair down cause it's going to be really hot that day."   So I tend to think of those types of things cause they are looking at the look and it's going to be 115 outside so maybe no.  Also I try to find out what their dress looks like cause hair down may not look so good with this kind of dress, hair up may look better with this kind of dress, so on and so forth.  So I kinda get a feel for that.  And we talk about that a little.  Then I go through what kind of hair is like.  Is it long, is it short, do you have a lot, do you need more.  

 

 

For more information about Yvonne and Enlighten Studios visit http://www.enlightenstudio.com

 

 

Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!

See more if his work at http://www.nomadproductionsaz.com/arizona-wedding-videos/

 

BTW | SHOW - Enlighten Studios - Is It Important To Book Hair/Makeup Early?

Steven:  So let's say I'm a bride and I'm having my wedding in like a year, is it important for me to book ahead?

 

Yvonne:  Yes you should book ahead for sure.  100%!

 

S:  Why?

 

Y:  Because that's going to take the stress out of it.  I have a great hair dresser, I found the person I want to do my hair and my makeup or the group of people that I want to do my hair and makeup and I know I have them solidified for that.  Your good to go.

 

S:  So if we want you you might be busy?

 

Y:  Yes there's only so many weekends a year so we need to make sure.  That does happen and I feel sorry.  If you call 2 weeks out or whatever "I heard your really great and I really want you to do you hair and makeup for my wedding party."  

"Sorry I'm already booked!"   

That and it can be difficult to find a great trustworthy group of makeup artists professionals who come in and do your wedding.  

 

 

Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!

See more if his work at http://www.nomadproductionsaz.com/arizona-wedding-videos/

BTW | SHOW - Enlighten Studios - Boosting Your Wedding Day Confidence With Hair/Makeup

I sat down with Yvonne of Enlighten Studios, a hair and makeup studio in Scottsdale, Arizona to talk to her about how getting your hair and makeup done professionally for your wedding can change how you experience your wedding.  

 

YVONNE:

It's not so much how a person looks anyways, it's that feeling of confidence that they can get out there and walk and be like "I know that I look fantastic and I have these awesome people do all this beautiful work for me and I'm ready to do this."

And that is the best feeling that alot of brides will come and tell me, "Oh I was not as nervous as I thought I was.  I know I looked great.  Thank you so much for helping us all we all felt great we looked great and everybody told us how great we looked."  

 

 

 

Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!  

BTW | SHOW - Getting to know Yvonne of Enlighten Studios

Steven:  Alright we so hear all about how you nerd out on color and I'm guessing there is another issue...

 

Yvonne: This is an issue?  What makes you think this is an issue? (Points to coffee station)

 

S: No issue at all I see all kind of delicious favors here!  So you are a bit of a coffeeholic.

 

Y:  Yes I'm a hair dresser so it's hair and coffee.  I have sustained on just coffee on busy days and it's my happy place.  I'm not like so particular it doesn't have  to be some fruffy latte blah blah blah.  I mean that's great! Haha!

 

S: You need to bring in a blender for cappachinos!  That's what needs to happen.  This is actually somewhat incomplete now that I'm looking.  

 

Y:  Now we need like a barista!  I grew up on coffee, started drinking at the age of 5.  My grandma got me started.  Lots of cream lots of sugar.

 

S:  It's usually a grandma thing.

 

Y:  I'm not really sure what's up with that but she had a percolator one of those old school ones, I'm kinda dating myself I feel like, but it percolated and then it came out and I was all mesmerized by the whole coffee experience and it smelled amazing and I'm like "wow!"  Lots of cream lots of sugar.  I can drink it black now in a pinch cause that's how much I need the coffee.  

 

S: Thank you for watching this has been Yvonne with Enlighten Studios showing us around thank you so much for opening up your studio! 

 

Y:  Well thank you for coming! 

 

S:  It was my pleasure and now I need some coffee! 

 

Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!  

 

 

BTW | SHOW - Hair & Beauty for Your Wedding Day - Host: Enlighten Studios

Our very first episode of BEHINDTHEWEDDING | SHOW! 

I can't tell you how excited I am to be creating content that will help brides and grooms not only prepare for their wedding day but give them insider knowledge on choosing the right vendors for them.  Who better to give them the ins-and-outs than the vendors themselves?  Thanks for watching and hope you find it helpful :)

Steven:  Hello and welcome to the Behind-the-wedding show with your host me, Steven Burkhat.  I'm here at the very noisy intersection of Scottsdale and Camelback at Enlighten Studios where Yvonne is going to show us all the cool stuff about hair and makeup for your wedding!   Let's go inside and check it out! 

 

S:  Hey how you doing I'm Steven!  

 

Yvonne: Hi I'm Yvonne good to meet you!

 

S: Awesome to tell me a little about yourself, what do we got here.

 

Y:  Well this is where everyone comes to get beautiful for all kinds of different reasons and especially for there wedding.

 

S:  Well why don't you show me around!  

 

Y:  Awesome! Cool! So right behind you is the make up area where we get our makeup done and have all of our products and then we have our hair stations and out color station in the back.  

 

S:  Ok so here we are at the makeup station so tell me all about this.

 

Y:  So right here is where the custom blend foundation.   So usually what we do is we have our brides come in prior and do a trial so we can go through all their photos usually they have a Pinterest page, cause everyone has Pinterest pages, so they'll show me all of different looks of what they want, of what kind of bride they want to create for their day.  It's really important for me to know that cause I want to be able to recreate that for them so they have those Pinterest worthy photos going forward.  But also I want them to understand that this is the day that their pictures going to be taken, out of all the days of their lives, this is the days that their pictures going to be taken the most so they really want to look beautiful.   For me my personal feeing on a wedding is that your look transcends time so you always look like this beautiful bride at 20 years, 30 years, 50 years, whatever it is when your grandchildren are looking at them saying "oh wow you look like this beautiful bride". So that my interpretation of what a bride should look like.  And with the custom foundation they come in prior and we blend that for them so 

1. they have a perfect match for their skin tones and color and 

2. they have the perfect coverage.  

So there going to come in a spend a little time prior but there going to have that best look going forward.  So a little time investment in the beginning is going to be the best for their wedding as a whole.  

 

Y:  That was the thing I think I didn't realize when I got married like "whoa there just a lot of photos."  So after I had that experience I want my brides to understand lets really let us make you look beautiful cause that camera is in your face whether it's a video camera or a professional photographer and all the iPhones everywhere we want you to look really really great for that day. 

 

S:  Ok so what do we have over here? 

 

Y:  This is the hair stations.  This is where I feel the most comfortable thing cause I have been doing hair for 20 plus years.  So this is where everyone gets their hair done and I've been a matrix educator so I work for the company as an educator for them for 18 years so that's been really helpful in my hair dressing career cause I'm been able to take all that knowledge and bring it to my clients. 

 

S:  So tell me about color what do I needed to know if I'm a bride.

 

Y:  You should not get your color done the week of your wedding.  You should definitely have not get your color done the day of your wedding.  Just like we plan out what the architecture of the hair is going to be you want to have some plan of what the color is going to be.  So I always suggest about 2 weeks out getting your color done.  Go to your colorist.  Don't try any new things.  Don't be a redhead trying to be blonde or your blonde and now you want to be goth dark.  Don't do these things before you wedding cause it causes so much stress and drama and your trying to create a "look".  No major changes!  All major changes should happen after you get married with haircuts and color.

 

S:  Or maybe months ahead of your wedding?

 

Y: Yes like month and months.  So don't do anything right at the onset, 2 weeks out, or even a month out don't do any crazy changes.  

 

S: So you sound super passionate about makeup, hair, especially hair, hair color, but one thing we haven't talked about is what got you started.  What got this ball of neediness going.  

 

Y:  The whole all of nerdiness

 

S:  I don't know what else to call it. 

 

Y:  I love it!   My uncle was a hair dresser and I always loved watching him do hair and someone asked me when when I was like 7 years old, "what do you want to be when you grow up"?  And I'm like, "I want to comb hair like my uncle tony and I just thought that's what he did, I mean he did do that obviously, but everyone looked so amazing afterwards but more than that it was the feeling I saw, that I recognized at 7 years old, everyone was so happy!  Nobody left sad.  Everyone looked and felt amazing whether they looked like they could be on the cover of Cosmo or not they totally felt like that.  That's how I want to make people feel.  So I didn't really know how I was going to make that happen but at 20 or so years old I was like, "phone book, beauty schools, here I come!"  And here I am! 

 

 

 

                               Steven Burkhart is an Arizona wedding videographer that specializes in cinematic bohemian style with a modern approach.  He loves getting to know his clients on a personal level so the wedding day can be fun.  He's always looking to book fun, artistic couples!