Vendor Feature: Danielle Beyer of Beyer Beauty

Our Managing Partner, Carol Nagy, recently sat down to interview one of our very favorite vendors: Makeup Artist, Danielle Beyer. Danielle has worked on several events with Land and Sea Event Planning and her work is exceptional. Check out her story below to see how Danielle got started and what makes her a top vendor in her field.

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Danielle’s Story

Danielle Beyer, a freelance makeup artist and expert in custom-blended cosmetics, is the owner of  Beyer Beauty. Prior to starting her business, Danielle worked in the retail arena with a focus on personal shopping and bridal consulting. She has participated in the March on Madison Bridal Event, NYC and has attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, where she has continued her education in Color Analysis, Trend Forecasting and Image Consulting.

Danielle has developed her own beauty and consulting business, Beyer Beauty. She has partnered with the internationally-known cosmetic line, Motives by Loren Ridinger. This cosmetic line is suitable for every age, every skin color and every skin condition. Danielle’s business provides advanced beauty application for all occasions, skincare recommendations, wellness solutions, tips and training. Danielle’s attention to detail, friendly disposition, and passion for making other feel beautiful is what makes her the premier makeup artist for any occasion.

L&S: Danielle, we absolutely love your work. In fact, we wish to thank you so much for making us beautiful for our recent headshots. So when did your interest in cosmetics begin?

DB: Growing up I never really wore a lot of makeup, however, I was always fascinated with color and taking really good care of my skin. My interest in starting a business with cosmetics and skincare began in 1998 and  I started to develop my own business in 2000.

L&S: Where do you get your inspiration from?

DB: The people whom I work with inspire me the most–my clients. When you can look at someone’s face, see beauty in it, and help them accentuate their best features — that’s inspiring! I also look to fashion for inspiration in creating certain makeup looks.

L&S: Wow! That’s how we feel about our clients…we want their events to be the best! That’s what inspires us as well. So in your eyes….is all makeup created equal?

DB: No. Looking past the price tag or cute packaging it comes in…if it’s of poor quality it will “sit” on your skin, almost like a mask. That’s why I often hear from many women that they don’t like the way makeup feels on their skin. If it is the right quality, you won’t feel it. It won’t sit on your skin like an extra layer. Also, the colors stay true to the color it looks like in the packaging and won’t fade on your skin.

L&S: That makes a lot of sense. How important is “photo-friendly” makeup? What doe that mean for pictures?

DB: When I think of photo-friendly makeup, I think of high-quality makeup and how it is applied to the skin. This will be the contributing factor to having your makeup last all day and night. It’s important to start with the right foundation as your base and build from there. This is essential, especially when being photographed. You want your makeup to accentuate your skin and make you look luminous. With the right combination of makeup, you will glow but not “shine”; this is photo-friendly at its best.

L&S: What tips would you give someone if they want to modify their look for a more glam finish?

DB: Try picking a feature you would like to stand out. Smokey eyes or a bold lip. Defined cheekbones with a dusting of bronzer or lush lashes by adding some false lashes. Have fun and experiment. The most important thing, though, is being comfortable in your own skin.

L&S: What types of services do you provide makeup for?

DB: Anything from weddings, special events, and photo shoot to fundraisers, fashion shows, and salon days of beauty. I also provide custom consultations for clients for their beauty, skincare and health supplementation needs. I help them find their perfect color palette and create custom formulas for foundation and minerals to exactly match their skin.

L&S: What are the 5 things most people may not know about you?

DB:

1. I’m a vegetarian but you may occasionally find me eating a meatball or hotdog.

2. I’ve always wanted to work at SeaWorld.

3. When I was five I wanted to be an actress/singer/dance/fashion designer; never wanted to be just one thing.

4. I fell off a banana boat in the Caribbean and broke my rib (I seem to have an affliction for “falling”).

5. My most favorite place on earth is the beach.

L&S: Any other tips or advice?

DB: Take good care of your skin. Your skin and health will shine through, no matter  how much makeup you have on. Be true to yourself, never settle, find what makes you happy and run with it:)

Contact Information:

Danielle Beyer

Beyer Beauty

http://www.BeyerBeauty.com

Tel: 732.259.7580

VM: 800-211-1202, ext. 1072

 
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2012 Wedding Trends: A Year in Review

We are looking back at 2012 Wedding Trends: A Year in Review

Hey Beautiful People!

As we approach the end of 2012, it’s time to reflect and revisit some of the beautiful designs we’ve experienced this past year. From wedding gowns,  to eclectic table design, we’re looking back at some pretty amazing weddings.  Join us on this journey and let these terrific visuals stimulate you for YOUR next event!!!

A beautiful, sexy shoe in your favorite color under your gown? We saw that in 2012 and we definitely want to see it again in 2013. That trend is a keeper!

Couples found some unique ways to set up their wedding ceremonies and their guests loved it!!

Source: bellethemagazine.com via Land and Sea Event Planning on Pinterest

Chair design played an important role in the overall decor for the recetio.Source: stylemepretty.com via Land and Sea Event Planning on Pinterest

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Who knew that blush pink would be the breakout color for wedding gowns in 2012? If you missed it, check out Jessica Biel’s wedding dress!

 

Some brides left the traditional veils behind and opted for a simple, yet beautiful headpiece accessory.

 

Barnyard weddings made a big splash for 2012–we expect to see more of these in 2013!

Mason jars were at almost every outdoor wedding…have we seen the last of them? Only time will tell!

 

We’ve seen a HUGE push for suspended centerpieces. Check out these hanging branches flanked by table numbers. And whatever you do, don’t forget to include candles….everywhere. We believe there can never be too many….LOVE!

 

Clean, modern, minimal…our city brides LOVE this!

Lounge furniture showed up at a bunch of weddings – and we never saw the same design twice! Grab some custom pillows with your monogram and don’t forget to use LEDs to light up the furniture! POW!

 

Brides want different, so they are considering necklines other than strapless…we are definitely going to see some lovely necklines in lace, off-the-shoulder, spaghetti straps, one-shoulder, and much more! And the back of the dress will become more of a focal point for the more daring brides…we can’t wait to see it all in 2013!

The sweetheart table may be replaced by take a back seat to the old-school head table or dais, which is making  a comeback. We’ll be designing a few, but with a modern twist. For those that do have the sweetheart table, make sure it’s a show-stopper like this one! 

 

Burlap was big in 2012…and will continue to be present in 2013.

Custom signs for the outdoor wedding is one of the fun elements we love! 

 

Buffet vs. Sit Down vs. Stations vs. Cocktail Reception….couples pushed the envelope to entice their guests with eclectic food service at their weddings. Whatever you decide, make it an engaging, yet delicious experience. Food trucks anyone?

Not Engaged Yet? Plan Your Wedding Anyway!!!

Hello Lovely Brides-To-Be!!!

You’re probably wondering  about that crazy title…let me explain.

So, we are knee-deep in “Engagement Season” right now. So many guys are planning on popping the question between Christmas and New Year’s, right?  And you’re probably wondering if your wonderful beau is one of those guys. Sometimes he’ll give you a hint; but you can’t be too sure until it happens. Well, don’t spoil your holidays stressing and worrying about when it’s going to happen. While you’re waiting for that special moment, you can get busy and be productive by starting your preliminary wedding planning.

 

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Start researching and saving ideas now so that you have a jump start on your planning. The best place to start is with Pinterest.com. Pinterest is a great place to find inspirational pictures of any wedding-related (or non-wedding related) idea. Use the search bar to find great pictures – then pin them to your own inspiration board. Before you know it, you’ll have your own wedding story illustrated in one compact place.

Ceremony and Reception – one of the biggest price tags for your wedding will be your venue and menu. If you’ve been eyeing that gorgeous mansion or castle, find out how much it will cost to get married there. Remember, pricing is usually dependent on a variety of things, including the month you choose.

Don’t get too bogged down with the details…have fun with it! Just think…once you get that rock, you’ll already have a head start!

Color Palette Inspiration: Grey and Yellow

Grey and Yellow are a beautifully calming combination for weddings.

Just check out these gorgeous wedding photos – you can’t resist it!

Tell us what you think!! We’d love to hear from you!

This suit is VERY sexy!

The perfect shade of grey for your bridesmaids dress!

White shoes POP against the grey color palette!!

Don’t forget the wedding accessories!

Wedding Planning Tip: Decide what you MUST HAVE…then go get it!

Every bride knows what’s most important to them for their wedding day. It could be the perfect dress, or the perfect centerpiece, or maybe they’ve always dreamed of getting married on the beach or with NYC as the perfect backdrop.

If you’re on a budget for your wedding, there are ways to get what’s most important to you. The first step is to make a two lists. The first list is your “must have” list….the second list is your “wish list”. If you’re a fashionista, start shopping for your dress early and decide on a dress that will make you feel nothing less than a supermodel. You may not be able to afford that Vera Wang gown, but you can certainly find something pretty darn close in style and fit. You’d be very surprised at the really lovely array of gowns available for a fraction of the cost. The most important thing here is to realize that on this day, your wedding day, you want to look and feel the best ever…so you need to put the work in to realize this dream. The way you feel in your dress, hair and makeup, will exude through every picture you take.

If you’re into clean lines and modern decor, you can certainly save some decent bucks on your centerpieces. Once you’ve decided on your venue, think about the architecture and decor of the room in its raw state. What can you add to the tables to compliment the room, yet still keep your minimalistic sense of style?Perhaps candles should be the focal point on your tables, especially if the dinner is being served at sunset or later. You can still add some flowers to the table if you wish, it just doesn’t need to be over the top, if that’s not your style. Maybe clusters of candles and low flowers on the table will achieve the look you want. For a vintage wedding, simple florals in mason jars or tea/coffee cans are very economical.

Most couples want to give their guests a wonderful gift, but they don’t want to spend a ton on wedding favors. The cutest favors tie in with your theme or wedding colors. You can be most economical when your favors are also used as escort cards. Killing two birds with one stone will definitely cut down on your expenses.

Have you found the perfect venue, but it’s out of your budget? Speak to the salesperson at the venue and ask about “value dates” or off-season pricing? Most venues offer a discounted rate if you marry outside of prime wedding season. If you’re okay with a Friday night wedding, that might get you a discount as well. Some folks might balk at a February or March wedding, thinking yikes — it’s not warm out, but if your venue is an indoor venue and you won’t planning on utilizing the outside, that won’t really matter, when you think about it. It’s the inside of the venue that you’re attracted to and the room is what’s most important. That room won’t change whether it’s Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall. For those 5-6 hours that you’re there, you and your guests won’t give a hoot about what’s going on outside — and you’ll have your dream venue without breaking the bank.

Your rehearsal dinner doesn’t have to compete with your wedding reception. No need for stuffy, formal restaurants and cuisine. More and more engaged couples are hosting the rehearsal dinner at their parents’ home or a friend’s home that can accommodate the group. This is my favorite type of rehearsal dinner because it’s a chance for your closest family and the bridal party to get together the night before the wedding in a relaxed atmosphere. Set the table beautifully, but simply. Serve easy comfort food.Go light on the alcohol consumption and end the night early enough so that everyone (especially the bride and groom) can be well rested for the next day’s main event.

I truly believe that every bride can have a wedding day that is beautiful and filled with gorgeous elements. It’s all in how you plan. We know this because…that’s what we do!

Happy Planning!

Go GREEN for your Wedding!

Green is a lovely color for weddings this season. Lighten up a dark venue using these colors!

Source: hitched.co.uk via Andrea on Pinterest


Today we are dreaming of…..Dessert Bars!

Today is Tuesday – and we are immersed in thoughts of Sweets!

This is because we’re working on a dessert bar for this weekend’s Surprise 40th Birthday Bash! Instead of having a Candy Buffet, we’ve decided to do a Dessert Bar, rich with not only candy, but a wealth of other treats too. We will have a cake/cupcake display and use this as the centerpiece for the table. Then we will add the candy, cookies, moonpies and other wonderful treats!  Whenever you’re building your dessert bar, remember that it’s important to add decorative accents to your table like a table runner, candles, flowers….anything that will enhance the theme. Stay tuned for our blog post next week as we’ll be sure to share the pics of this weekend’s creation! Below..we’re gathering inspiration from some great ideas we found online for dessert bars!

Beach-themed dessert buffet!


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S’mores, graham crackers, chocolate…yumm!!

Yellow, Black and White buffet – very pretty color combination!

Are you working on a dessert bar or candy buffet for your wedding or event? Have you done any in the past? Tell us your theme and colors  – share your vision with us! We’d love to hear from you!