Thursday, September 25, 2008

Carolyn Shepard Design Group

Carolyn Shepard Design Group - Flowers, Event decor, exquisite rental linens, candles and more for Parties, Corporate events, Weddings.

CSDG is celebrating ten years in Charlotte and has a great birthday gift for new clients!

I would like to share their press release:

It's Carolyn Shepard Design Groups 10th birthday, and we would like to thank you with a gift!

It has been a wonderful 10 years for CSDG here in Charlotte, and we are looking forward to many more! To thank you for helping us reach this milestone, we would like to offer you a $100.00 gift card to any Modern Salon and Spa location, when you book your next event totaling $1000.00 or more with CSDG! And just to sweeten the pot, refer a new client to CSDG, who also books their new event of $1000.00 or more with us, and you'll receive an ADDITIONAL $100.00 gift card! It's just our way of saying "thank you!"Just mention our 10th anniversary when you book your next event with us!

carolyn shepard design group
Call us to book your next event!
704-523-5237 or email us
click here to contact us

Offer expires on December 31, 2008. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Belk Chapel Queens College Wedding

Mandy and Clay were married at Belk Chapel on the campus of Queens College with their reception at Roof with a view in uptown Charlotte. Mandy is a beautiful girl and was a stunning bride!

photos provided by Critsey of Indigo Photography

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Selecting Hair Jewelry & Accessories For the Big Day

Whether you are searching for the perfect hair accessory for yourself to wear on your wedding day or are looking for the perfect final touch for your maids, there are many different styles and options this wedding season to add that trendy touch.

For the bride there are so many options. Wearing a few crystal or pearl tiny hairpins placed throughout the hair style with a veil look sweet and simple. There are quality options that offer a wide variety of selections. A simple round or bicone (diamond) shape single crystal or pearl looks stunning for brides that want a simple but elegant look that coordinates with their dresses and other jewelry.

Brides may also want to opt for a dramatic and larger size hair accessory like a hair comb or tiara. A hair comb offers a multitude of options because it can be worn with almost every hairstyle. Whether you choose to wear your hair as a half up do and place the comb on the side of the head or you have a bun or chignon and place the comb directly on top or on the bottom of the bun – it looks great, adding a splash of color and sparkle. Tiaras are perfect for a very dramatic look that can be unique to each bride as there are thousands of tiara selections online and in boutiques.

Bridesmaids often wear hair accessories too. Whether you gift them these little beauties or they purchase them for themselves, it’s a nice way to add a little glam to their looks too.

Whatever hair style you choose for yourself and your bridesmaids, adding that special touch of sparkle and elegance to the hair is the perfect way to add that final touch. offers a wide variety of bridal, bridesmaid and flower girl hair accessories including hair pins, hair combs and tiaras. They are constantly adding new products to their website for fresh and new ideas. uses Swarovski brand pearls, crystals, pendants and briolettes for all of their hair accessories and bridal and bridesmaid jewelry. Each of their designs is handmade as each order is placed so that color and size customizations are completely personal to the customers preference. strives to bring beautiful products to brides and bridesmaids to finish off their wedding look, feeling more beautiful and stunning than ever.
Here are some samples from their gorgeous collection but be sure to check out their website for more details!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Saint Peter's and Charlotte City Club

Holly and Marc were married at Saint Peter's in uptown Charlotte with their reception at the Charlotte City Club. Holly had the dilemma of not being able to decide if she should wear her hair up or down on her wedding day. She decided to wear her hair down because that is her dad's favorite! How sweet!

Photos provided by Indigo Photography

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Looking Gorgeous On Your Wedding Day!

{Looking drop dead gorgeous on her wedding day is every bride's dream, so here are some cosmetic tips that will help you look your best}

*Wear a blouse that is the same color as your wedding dress (white, ivory, pink, etc) to your makeup trial. Makeup looks different depending on the colors a person is wearing, so keep that in mind as you get your practice done before your big day.

*If you normally don't wear false eyelashes, but you want that hint of glamor for your wedding day, then be aware that they may take some getting used to after the trial. Most women have their trial and then get worried about how their eyes look because they are not used to the false lashes. You may think they are big, but they translate a lot smaller in your photos and really help bring out your eyes.

*A lot of brides tend to dry out their skin in an attempt to clear up any blemishes, but this keeps the foundation from going on smoothly and leaves you with a rough, cakey texture. Start a moisturizing regime well before your wedding day that includes a good moisturizer contact us for suggestions and be sure to drink lots of water as well. The 8 glasses a day guideline is not only healthy, but it's a miracle worker for your complexion.

*Having your makeup professionally done helps it last all day and it also helps to keep your face from washing out in photos. This is definitely an area to splurge on for your wedding.

*If you're getting married in the warmer months, consider picking up an Icy Bag to keep your makeup from melting. Icy Bags are cosmetic bags that keep the contents cool inside. Seriously, every woman should own one of these herself, bride or not.

*Have your brows waxed two days prior to your wedding day so that any redness or swelling is gone and so that the skin has a little bit of time to settle down and heal before you have your makeup done.

*Be mindful of how much alcohol and heavy foods you eat the night before - both can cause you to look a bit puffy and less than your best.

*Definitely have fun with your bridesmaids the night before your wedding - spending that time together is great for girl talk and enjoying the company of your closest friends. But skip the mud masks, facial scrubs, or any other type of slumber party DIY services. You don't want to wake up on your wedding day to find that your skin reacted in an unpleasant way!

*The best tip of all is to relax and enjoy your day!