Monday, June 4, 2012

Vendor Spotlight {Laura Martinez}

Laura Martinez is a passionate and talented make up artist from Austin. After graduating from St. Edwards University, she worked for Clinique and assisted Clarissa Luna, a well known make up artist. Aside from assisting Clarissa at events such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, are her own growing list of accomplishments. Laura has worked at the Marie Claire, Loft and Rimmel London fashion shows, Neiman Marcus' David Yurman 2011 Presentation, and various editorial works in magazines including Teen Vogue and The Knot Magazine. Whether your wanting to achieve a natural, "barely-there" look or a more dramatic, high fashion look for your wedding, Laura is well experienced in both. Trials run $50 & Bridals run $90 + as a special gift the bride receives a full size MAC lipstick in her wedding day shade. Take a look at some of her work and let us set you up a make up consultation with her for your big day!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vendor Spotlight {Churchill Composing}

Wedding Composer, John Churchill, was born and raised in Kansas. John has been playing music since childhood and has the skills to create a vast variety of composition genres.  He studied music composition at Kansas State University.   He plays anything from solo piano to string chamber orchestra.  As a professional,John is able to guide his clients in determining the instrumentation specifics that will make their event come to life.  Not only does John provide his clients with original music for the ceremony and can also create a unique experience for his clients by proving them with classical arrangements of their favorite songs.

To add Churchill Composing to your special day visit 

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Vendor Spotlight {Creations by Carlie Jean}

Carlie Cantrell has recently relocated to Austin and is returning from maternity leave.  She discovered her love for cosmetology back in middle when she first started doing hair and makeup.  Carlie took her passion and turned it into a career as owner of Creations by Carlie Jean.  She trained professionally at the IBS School of Cosmetology in Portland, OR.  While she attending, Carlie also took part in a vast number of cosmetology workshops including MAC.  

After graduation, her company became very successful in Oregon.  Carlie has created looks for for a number of professional photographers and their clients on a regular basis, creating beautiful brides all over Oregon, working with professional entertainers of the Portland night life as well as professional models.   

Carlie is aware of budgets and is extremely reasonable when it comes to prices.  In fact, she even provides discounts and works with clients to establish a customized budget.  To get a beautiful look on your wedding day that makes you shine from the inside out, contact Carlie at: and visit her website:

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Welcome to the team Shelby

We are excited to welcome our new summer intern Shelby & even more happy that she is a fellow Aggie- WHOOP!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Vendor Spotlight {Austin Phonograph Company}

The Bee's Knees of Vintage Events, Austin Phonograph Company specializes in providing vintage hand cranked phonograph record players from the early 1900s at your event.  All music is played on non electric phonographs in 78RPM record format.  The music available ranges from 1920s hot jazz to Classical to Texas Swing. Two expert audio operators dressed in vintage elegance from the 1930's crank the records, and demonstrate the machines to curious patrons. Enjoy the tunes as the operators change the needles, flip the records, and crank the machines.

Austin Phonograph Company provides their services for all sorts of parities and events.  From private parties, weddings and corporate events to dances.  Thinking out the box, Austin Phonograph Company even does educational presentations, gallery openings and happy hours.  All of your guests will remember your keenest event ever with Austin Phonograph Company's vintage audio elegance. 

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Welcome Shelby

We are excited to welcome our new Assistant Coordinator Shelby Benolken to the Style & Grace Events team! With over 4 years experience in the wedding planning industry she brings a high level of expertise along with a friendly personality to match. We are very happy to have her on board & look forward to planning amazing events together for years to come!

To learn more about Shelby view her bio below...

Shelby graduated from Texas State University earning a BA in Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies.  While in college, Shelby was a member of the International Event Planning Society and a member of the Student Event Planning Association.  She also was a member of a sports organization called Loud Crowd where she was on the events committee, the Public Relations Officer and Vice President.   Her favorite aspect of the college organizations was the true opportunity to bring students together through social events and fundraisers.  With a true passion for event planning, Shelby has been a part of the event industry since 2008.  She has worked at a wedding venue, with event planning companies, modeled in bridal magazines and at local bridal extravaganzas, and connected with many great vendors and venues a long the way.  In her spare time Shelby enjoys spending time with her husband, watching wedding shows, playing volleyball and going country dancing.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Promotion

Our Annual Spring Promotion Is Back---but hurry this offer won't last long & 2012 dates are filling up fast!