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!!

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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?

Kick-Start Your Business for 2013!

If you’re a small business owner, whose product or service involves using pictures to attract customers, you’ll want to read this.

Our friend and colleague, Feuza Reis is offering a valuable hands-on workshop on January 27, 2013. This is a “can’t miss” opportunity to get found online immediately.

Click this link to sign up for this incredible workshop:

 https://www.fisheyeconnect.com/workshop/2103/are-you-ready-to-get-found-online–book-more-clients-for-2013.aspx

Space is limited – make sure you catch the early bird discounted price by January 5, 2013!

Are you ready to

Get Found Online and Book More Clients

for 2013?

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If you’re ready, then you need to attend this important hands on workshop:
Join Nationally Featured Wedding Photographer , Blogger and SEO consultant, Feuza Reis as she hosts this new and dynamic seminar.
Who can benefit from this valuable seminar:
Photographers
Videographers
Event Planners
Floral Designers
Cake Designers
Artists….
And any small business owner whose website or blog is driven by the use of pictures with great visual content.
 Photographers and most small business owners struggle with SEO because let’s face it, unless you’re a techie, it’s pretty boring and time-consuming. Your time is better is spent booking and working with your clients. So now that you have all those great pictures on your website, let’s get you found online and booking more clients!
 
This workshop will be hands-on and you will leave with an optimized blog and/or website and a custom created keyword list for 2013. Feuza will show you how to optimize your blog posts in future automation, simple SEO basics which will make Google love you. This is not a “get inspired”, take 20 pages of notes workshop and then go home with a huge to do list. Instead, it’s let’s roll up our sleeves today and get this done so that you can go home and do other important things like spend time with your kids. Are you ready?
  • Optimize your website
  • Optimize your blog
  • Install Google Analytics
  • Learn how to read your stats on Google Analytics
  • Create a custom key word list for your business
  • Make a mini marketing plan for 2012
  • Learn basic design and branding rules for your website design with Mary Meghan from Mary Meghan Photography and Design
  • Chance to win prizes like online software managing system plus basic logo design and also some great prizes from Business in a Box

Click on this link to sign up:

https://www.fisheyeconnect.com/workshop/2103/are-you-ready-to-get-found-online–book-more-clients-for-2013.aspx

 
This is the only  NJ Workshop this year! Do not miss this opportunity.

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!

Vendor Spotlight: New Age Wedding Photography by CLB Photo!

We are pleased to present our very first vendor spotlight…CLB Photography!

CLB Photography is an incredible husband/wife duo taking wedding photography to new levels. Chris LoBue and Suzanne Aris LoBue are well-known for  “BadAss” wedding coverage to brides and grooms across NJ…and beyond. We stumbled upon their style of photography a few years back and we’ve been in love ever since.

These talented photographers take each couples’ photo session and make it an adventure. They seek out the best backdrops to make their photos pop! Don’t be surprised to find unexpected locations and stunts in these shots.  We love working with them because no two wedding albums look alike and every couple looks like they’re having the time of their lives. Interested in custom engagement photos, boudoir photo sessions or “Trash The Dress” photography? They kick ass at those too…Check out some of their work below and at: http://www.clbphoto.com. Also please visit their facebook page and like it: https://www.facebook.com/CLB.Photography.of.NJ – Chris and Suzanne are available for appointments at their Red Bank studio.

 

New Trends in Wedding Decor!

As dedicated wedding planners in the industry, it’s important to stay abreast of the hottest, newest, most exciting trends for weddings. Recently, we’ve noticed that designers are seeking ways to provide visual stimulation to guests attending weddings. One of the interesting trends we’ve seen are suspended (hanging) centerpieces. I’m a bit on the fence about these — I’ve seen some great ones and some not-so-great ones…here are a few examples. We’d love to hear your thoughts…are you in favor of this new trend? Please click on the bubble to comment and let us know!

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Name Your Tables with Style!

We believe in bringing unique elements to your wedding to show your individual taste and style–and give your guests a “different” experience. You don’t always need to spend a ton of money or be over-the-top if that’s not your style. One way to do that is with table numbers or names. You can tie in your wedding theme or color…or you can name the tables after your favorite restaurants, cities, or recording artists. There are so many ways you can go with this….the sky’s the limit! And..it’s a wonderful conversation piece for your guests when they are seated at their table. Your stationer can do these for you — or if you’ve got a really great planner, he/she can take care of that for you! Here are some pics that will get your creative juices going!


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