BHLDN Chestnut Hill Wedding Fair

Join BHLDN and Anthropologie for a Wedding Fair at their Chestnut Hill location in Newton, MA! Meet some fabulous local vendors and enjoy some sweet treats. This is the perfect way to get inspired for your Big Day and explore the beautiful bridal collection at BHLDN. RSVP for you and one special guest using this link. Hope to see you there!

TSO Spotlight: My Wedding Hairstylist

Image via  DarrenLe.com

Image via DarrenLe.com

As a wedding industry insider, and beauty fanatic, finding a hairstylist for my wedding has been one of the biggest challenges I've yet to face during the planning process. Hair and makeup are a big part of your Big Day. Photos last forever and feeling your ultimate best is essential. I searched for months and when I found Master Stylist and Bridal Connoisseur, Darren Le I had a feeling that he would be the person for the job! 

From being named both Boston Magazine and The Improper Bostonian's Best Wedding Hairstylist of 2014 to the countless brides and fashion shoots he's styled, I could tell there was something special about him. I loved what he had to say on his website and his take on bridal styling. His work spoke for itself and his technique was quite evident. However, meeting him in person was even more of a treat.

From the moment I met Darren at G20 spa, I could tell we were style soulmates! He was eager to hear what I had been envisioning and enthusiastic about his craft. He made me feel like I had known him forever. He took the time to truly understand my style, vision, and who I was as both a bride, and a person. He explained how important it was to let your true beauty and personality shine through, and not to feel like you are in a costume when you're walking down the aisle... and, I couldn't agree more.

I was fortunate enough to have my mom along for the trial and she also felt so comfortable and confident in Darren's skills. We kept "oohing" and "ahhing" at each twist of his wrist and flip of his curling iron. Ever since my days at Vera Wang, I've been a big advocate for simplicity over excess and staying true to who you are. I always stuck by my method of helping brides find their "true bridal self" and I loved that Darren shared that same philosophy.

I felt understood, beautiful, and excited for what's to come, and there is nothing better than that. And, when I asked Darren about writing a piece about my experience, he simply told me, "speak from the heart." I was so moved by his authenticity and honesty that I couldn't wait to share this with my readers.

I look forward to continuing to perfect my Big Day look with Darren and for my girls to have the chance to experience his artistry, knowledge, and welcoming personality. I can't wait to share the finished product with all of you this summer!

Darren, you are a true treasure to Boston and I am honored to be sharing this time with you.

Xo

Julie

Contact: DarrenLe.comDarren Le at G20 Spa857.205.4629 | Facebook 

We're on WellWed!

Wow. Words can't describe how exciting it was to see our engagement session on WellWed today! Our amazing photographer, Katie Hammond of Sweet Lady Jane Photography was the lady behind the lens. We can't thank her enough for capturing these special moments for us.

Stephen, my love, thank you for asking me to be your wife. I will never forget this special walk along Boston Harbor. I can't wait for all the magic to come!

Thank you to the WellWed team for this unforgettable honor.