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We are an Idaho Wedding and Event Magazine.  We specialize in destination weddings in areas like McCall and Sun Valley.  We can help you find  resources for your Boise Wedding, McCall Area Wedding, Sun Valley Wedding or perhaps a North Idaho Wedding. 

 

IDoWED Squad

IDoWED Squad is where you the bride to be get to ask planning questions.  Our SQUAD will answer questions, share ideas and more.  The IDoWED Squad is made up of interns, brand representatives and squad girls that proudly represent IDoWED.  

Led by Lauren Stopher and designed to help you with even the smallest questions. 

 

What to Wear

Sherry Scheline

Charlotte Russe http://www.pntra.com/t/SUJGR0pLSExCRkpNSkhMQktKS0tI

After the simple repost of my dress at a wedding this past weekend we had numerous inquiries about this beauty.  We are going to be doing a what to wear series here on the SQUAD blog.  Our where to shop and maybe even some where not to shop places.   Follow the hashtag #IDoShop to see some of our styles. 

 

Alright, now the good stuff.  This dress:

IDoShop

Here is a BOGO link for you for some cute dresses for not just summer weddings, but summer concerts and more.  Lauren's Link

Charlotte Russe has an entire section called "Wedding Guest Dresses." They make shopping easy.

www.charlotterusse.com

Charlotte Russe is your one stop #OutfitGoals shop.  Perfect for weddings and events.  Shop Charlotte Russe.  #ShopLauren

Sammy's Angels

Sherry Scheline

They laughed they smiled and they shined.  It was Sammy's Angels that stole our hearts this week and every week to come. 

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 I remember selling advertisement when I first started working in the magazine world and  the marketing manager at Brundage Mountain had recently gotten married and Samuel Marvin had done her wedding pictures.  The photos were spectacular and I eagerly awaited to talk to him about marketing.  Upon speaking to him he said, "we don't do weddings anymore at present our primary focus is senior photos."   Since, that time I've wrangled him in to agreeing to 10 weddings a year and every single one is spectacular. We began marketing Samuel Marvin Photography in our Summer/Fall issue of IDoWED 2016.   He books up so quickly so if you want one of those coveted spots for weddings you must act fast.  Upon beginning our relationship with SMP we fell in love with his studio. We fell head over heels with his presentation. Then he owns a canvas company and so your take home products are amazing to say the least.  Nothing however prepared me for what I witnessed on Tuesday night. 

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Sam for the last few years has put on Fashion For A Cause, a fundraising fashion show to raise money for Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho.  This year when he asked IDoWED to participate I was very excited. Honestly I did not know quite what to expect and whatever expectations I did have Sammy's Angels shot those clear out of the park. 

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I spent the day with Sam and began to watch what I call the "Sam Marvin effect" unfold.   He had gotten Snapchat filters for nearly every high school in the Treasure Valley.  He had allowed the girls to market their own event and sell their own tickets.  Every element of the night catering to self empowering teenagers.  Giving them something that is uniquely theirs.  

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Teenagers are funny creatures.  They spent their days being dogs and licking a phone screen (hopefully not literally). They send altered images to their friends and have an entire world of conversations without ever actually saying a word.  These young ladies within the next 10 years will be celebrating the greatest milestones of their lives.  Not one graduation, but two when they slay their college careers.  They will be getting married and many of them having children.  Yes, these young ladies are at the doorway to their milestone moments.  Life changes here.  

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I got to roam around back stage and witness the makeup transformations, the getting ready glam time and the pre-show jitters.  I also got to witness the behind the scenes conversations.  Parents getting divorced, choosing a college, financial struggles, boyfriend breakups and so much more.  Their struggles with bullying, drugs and alcohol and last each of their own struggles with self esteem. 

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I am a huge advocate for hair and makeup artists because I feel that they are esteem builders and dream makers.  They do something with their magic wands, they call them makeup brushes but I am pretty sure they purchase them at the Hogwarts Gift Store.  The magic I witnessed though on this day was not the artists behind the chair. 

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The magic I witnessed was the "Sam Marvin Effect." I would hear a young lady struggling with the fit of something, and Sam would walk by and say "looking good"  and the girl's whole attitude would change.  One girl was wanting her makeup darker and had spent 20 minutes trying to convince herself and the makeup artist it needed to be darker. Sam says you look great and she immediately stopped the darker conversation and just immediately realized her makeup was perfect.  It was like a wave of confidence and calmness followed him as he made his way around backstage.  How does he do this?  

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Stores like Buckle, Victoria Secret, Blue Fringe, Ace's Arrow Boutique and so many others providing apparel but no matter how beautiful the apparel the beauty was shining within.  Each of these girls shining with a sense of pride and self worth.  Rocking every company they represented like they owned it. 

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Sam and his wife have invested in to these young teenagers.  They have invested time, love, and everything they have to make these girls better people.  It shows in people like Gabriella Simpson, Miss Teen Idaho USA.  Gabby's relationship with Sam is like a father and daughter.  They laugh together, they cry together, and they even poke fun at each other. 

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I thought this bond was unique, but then I saw Sam had this close connection to EVERY single one of his girls.  They bond with him like a youth pastor, a mentor, a school counselor, every positive role model you can think of roll them in to one and that is Sam Marvin. 

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He creates this environment where young people feel safe.  They can express themselves and include him when they typically may shut other adults out.  Snapchat is the perfect example.  Very few of the girls have a Facebook page, but they ALL have snapchat.  Snapchat is a social media that you share content that is not carefully curated. You share everything.   

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Sam snapchats!  He has streaks with most of the girls and some of his guys.  Streaks are where snapchats monitors the days in a row that you send each other a Snap.  One kid was bragging that him and Sam have a 28 day Snap and if Sam breaks the streak he has to buy him dinner at Barabacoa.  28 days.  That means every single day for the last month Sam has invested in this kid.  Sam knows more about most of this teens than their own parents.   They look up to him.  They respect him and above all they LOVE HIM. 

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The transformation of these girls is way more than taking average high school girls, throwing some makeup on them and putting them on a runway.  Sam and his wife invest in their lives.  They truly become his angels.  I also think for many of these girls he also becomes their angel. 

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Each of these girls was beautiful in their own way, but Sam had a special way of making each of them realize their full potential.  Sam and his wife personal invest in each of these girls giving them self esteem and confidence and encouraging them to have a stronger life ethic than even what previously has been laid out for them.  He jokes and does crazy challenges like eating spicey foods,  eating gross food and other crazy things that truly require an element of insanity, but the big teddy bear does it. 

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Sammy's Angels are all pretty amazing, but we certainly learned that the angel is actually Sam Marvin himself. He is impacting the lives of these young ladies beyond measure.  My life is inspired by Sam and I hope that others will be as well. 

BE THE DIFFERENCE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. 

 

www.samuelmarvinphotography.com

Is It Worth The Extra Money

Sherry Scheline

Is it worth the extra money? In short YES. 

 

We participate in numerous wedding planning groups and we often see future brides recommending sites like WISH and other large online retailers that ship from overseas as a way of saving money.   After reading numerous customer reviews we decided to try and find the truth.  

 

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We ordered an inifinity dress and headed in to Rooney Mae Couture.  I wish everyone could try the dresses on before making the purchase.   They are so drastically different in quality.  Be sure to check out Rooney Mae Couture and shop local!    

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Rooney Mae Couture is known locally for her incredible designs and is the personal designer of choice for fashion icons like StyleSpy Girl.   Check out Rooney Mae Couture.   


(208) 841-8331

The style, the fabric and the workmanship make it worth the extra money.  

 

The Big Day Is The Nice Day a party FAIL

Sherry Scheline

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"mission is to offer the widest selection of unique and quality party favors, supplies, decorations, and gifts for all of life's special occasions."  

 

I comb through wedding groups on FB on the daily looking for advice and waiting for good ideas. I am part of wedding connect groups with brides on multiple forums.  One thing I universally hear is the recommendation to use party sites outside of the United States.  (Wish, Alibaba, etc...)  This recommendation often comes with a note on the lines of "I personally have not used them, but I hear they are good."  

I placed an order.  My beautiful God-daughter graduates from high school this June and we are planning a huge graduation party.   I am by no means claiming to be a famous event designer, nor do I plan events.  I have seen many events. I also have in the past worked as a planner and  I think I have a pretty good eye for design.    I can successfully plan and decorate my God-daughter's graduation party.  Saying "this" was followed by "The big day is the nice day!"  

Yes, the party decor read "The big day is the nice day!"  

I did it I succumbed to the pressure of all the "would" be planners and all the non-professionals in wedding groups telling me to order.  "It's CHEAP!" "It's alright quality." "Just do it."  

Well,  here it is... 

 

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Somehow in the fine print I missed that this was a DIY project.  DIY and I are not buddies! Right there on the packaging "DIY TISSUE PAPER TASSEL GARLAND". Ughh.  First of all this is not tissue paper.  Tissue paper is something you blow your nose with.  This is metallic silver foil.   Second, I thought I ordered one per package, the directions appear like it's 3 and well I ended up with 5.  Last, I ordered silver and blue... let's just say two packages and 10 "tassel garland" (not tissue paper tassel garland) anyway 10 tassel garland later they are all silver.  

 

 

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I am all for saving money, but this is NOT how!  I am now contacting an event planner and yep I'm having the tassel garland made.  Sometimes it is better to have DIFY projects rather than DIY.  DIFY is Do It For Yourself.  Save yourself the shipping from China and shop local.   Do It For Yourself. DIFY

 

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The big day is the nice day if you let others help you and know when to throw in the towel.   We recommend being budget savvy but we do not encourage sacrificing your sanity.  Don't leave your event saying "the big is the bad day." 

 

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Shop local budget friendly party stores and make your event great. Don't sacrifice greatness just to save a buck.  In the end it doesn't save anything.   I have ordered tassels from a local and in the end it is what I should have done from the beginning.  The big day will be a nice day if you spend well.   

I'm not completely upset with my $1.49 purchase.  I just know that with $2 shipping I am better off buying local.  

Shop Local... Buy Local...  Make the big day a good day by making it a local day.

 

Two Bright Lights

Sherry Scheline

Two Bright Lights

Gifted photographers and vendors from the wedding, events and portrait photography industries use a resource called Two Bright Lights to get their work published on global publications around the world.  We have several photographers who have chosen to use this source.  Recently,, Cimbalik Photography was featured by Two Bright Lights and we wanted to give Cimbalik Photography a shout out.  

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Two Bright Lights Blog

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April 9 at 6:30pm · 

We're crushing so hard over this gorgeous gown featured on Nearlyweds!

Don't miss the rest of this shoot photographed by Cimbalik Photographyand #poweredbytblhttp://2bl.co/2nRZ9kN

Cimbalike Photography

Thanks TBL for sharing our SQUAD

A Fighting Force Against Aliens

Sherry Scheline

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I do not know where to begin to sum up how I feel about the last few days politically in Idaho.   On Thursday I was enjoying a day at Shorelodge in the Cove.  I was talking to some other professionals about when Governor Otter had to sign a bill.  Senator Ward Engleking approached me and exchanged dialogue about how strange it would be if Governor Otter vetoed H139.  Later that day ay 3:17 p.m. I thought it was official.  I then received information that it had been vetoed. Less than a week and it still has not fully sit in.   

Currently in Idaho it is against the law to have hair and makeup done on location for your event.  What does this mean?  Where do we go from here?  How does this change things?  Will these girls really go to jail for working their trade?    

I sit here today on a Sunday afternoon catching up on the week and realize that our industry is in peril. 

Wayne Hoffman wrote  "Otter, obviously, abducted by aliens" and much of the article explains most of how I feel. "Alien Shapeshifter Otter vetoed House Bill 139, a bill to reduce government regulations via occupational licensure" 

"Because of the veto of HB 139, the entrepreneurs I have often written about, who made a living making brides beautiful for their weddings and doing makeup for actors on film sets, won’t be able to work without breaking state law and risking government sanctions."

We have fought so hard and learned so much and now there is this feeling of emptiness.  What do we do?  Where do we go?  What do we say? 

 

Keep Calm

Keep Calm and Carry on is what we do.  We do not allow ourselves to get to worked up and we carry on.   This sign was created in 1939 by the British to prepare people for war.  1939 that was 10 years after most of the laws in Idaho were created for cosmetologists.  1929    

1929 was the very first Academy Awards.  That was the first year the award we have nicknamed Oscar was handed out.  This is only important because this inability to not be able to do hair and makeup not only effects the wedding industry it affects the Idaho film industry. 

Idaho cosmetology laws were created in the Golden Age of Hollywood.  When curling irons were being used by the stars and pin curls were the thing.  Eyelash extensions, spray tans,  and acrylic nails were not part of our routines.  Movies and glamour had a marriage early on and although the dialogue has changed and techniques the two have never separated.   Divorce between film and hair and makeup has never split.   That brings us to the irony of Idaho commerce. 

"If you’ve ever stepped foot in Idaho, you know it’s home to some of the most stunning scenery anywhere. Craggy mountains, whitewater, dusty back roads. In our opinion, you can’t find a better background for your film production."

Idaho in the last several years has pushed for a growth in independent films.  Capitalizing on the natural beauty in our variety of landscapes and what our state has to offer.  We have embarked on adding tax incentives and other perks to increase the film industry in Idaho and then with a simple word we HAULT that growth.  The word VETO to the Idaho film industry is crippling.  

"The Idaho Film Office can help coordinate your locations, crews, and equipment, and offers consulting and other support services for filmmakers and digital artists. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about filming in Idaho." 

Just now they cannot coordinate you to have an onsite hair and makeup stylist.  

I write all this and my blood begins to boil again.  The lack of understanding and knowledge I saw in the last few months was shocking.  Not just from the opposition, from myself.  6 months ago I had no idea it was against the law to do makeup outside of a licensed retail counter.  I did not realize that you needed a license to demonstrate makeup retail in Idaho.    It is hard to keep calm and carry on, knowing now what I didn't know then.   

These laws are old.  We have moved on from the golden age of Hollywood.  We even moved on from the golden age of technology. We are in an entirely new era.  On Thursday  Butch otter gave us the finger and set us back nearly 100 years. 

Eric Beohm from reason summed it up "Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gave the double bird salute on Thursday, vetoing a pair of bills that would have reformed civil asset forfeiture laws in his state and made it easier for Idahoans to practice cosmetology without a state-issued license."  Yep, he gave us the finger.  

Now,  I have decided that I am not going to "Keep Calm and Carry On."  I have decided to:

Stand up and fight back

stand up and fight back

Ways I am fighting back:

Continuing to support freelance makeup artists in Idaho. 

Continuing to support licensed hairstylists in Idaho.

Voting and supporting politicians who believe in commerce in Idaho.

Most importantly I am fighting back by Carrying On.  We will continue to carry on promoting hair and makeup artists.  We will continue to give referrals for this necessary component in the wedding industry.  We will continue to help you find the best resources for your event.  

Our hope is the Bureau of Occupational Licenses will open their eyes and see the needs of Idahoans and move forward with internal rule changes.  

IDoWED does not support illegal activity, we however do stand beside our hair and makeup artists.  When booking hair and makeup we encourage you to ask your stylist or artist if they are aware of the current laws.  Engage in dialogue so you are aware of where your HMUA professionals knowledge on the law lies. 

 

In the end we stand and will fight back.  We will join with the squad of strong women we have come to know as family in the last few months and we will fight the alien abduction.  We will defeat the opposition and at some point we will make Idaho beautiful again.    We stand and we fight back.  A veto is not going to tie us down.   We are a fighting force.  

We stand and fight back.  

 

 

 

Empowered Women Empower Women

Sherry Scheline

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HB 139 also known as "The Makeup Bill"  is a piece of legislation that is currently in front of the Idaho Senate.  This piece of legislation has been very controversial. Yesterday,  I arrived at a local wedding retailer and one of their employees passionately expressed to me why she was opposed to the legislation.  She began to explain to me why she was in opposition of said legislation and soon I began to realize she was sadly misinformed.   I began to try and explain my position and was met with a bit of anger and defiance and so I walked away and left it.   I wanted to put her in her place and explain to her how grossly misinformed she was.   The conflict was not needed.  I however do want to explain the bill and offer some clarity as to why this bill is important for the wedding and event industry in Idaho. 

I, as the owner of IDoWED, have chosen to write and tell you why I have gotten behind this legislation so fiercely.  MNM Makeup Studios first approached me back in the fall.  The words illegal were thrown around and I was so confused.  How can wedding hair and makeup be illegal? This seemed so absurd, that quite honestly I could not believe it.   

It was not that I disbelieved the girls from MNM Makeup studios, it was I wanted to hear for myself. I began calling and calling and calling the BOL (Bureau Of Occupational Licenses) and each conversation was met with a slightly different interpretation of current legislation.  I was incredibly sick but I drove to Boise to sit in on a meeting with the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.   The meeting included two attorneys from the Bureau there to answer questions. My questions were industry specific and I was at that time not concerned with anything other than my industry.  

Can a licensed / unlicensed individual offer hair and makeup services to brides, etc... on location? 

The answer is NO.   

I asked about consequences and learned about fines and discipline and potential criminal consequences.  HOLD UP!   I literally, lost it!  "Criminal consequences for doing hair and makeup?" They proceeded to explain that yes in the State of Idaho it is against the law.  Immediately, this set my life in to a very weird place.  Do I collect advertising money from makeup artists?  Do I refer makeup artists or is that contributing to a crime?  I was so confused.  I certainly required a bit more clarification.  I think, in my mind, I thought if I ask this question differently I'll get a better answer.  I must have asked a dozen ways and the answer is NO.  

This answer of no is what began my journey to push for HB 139.  

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We became a united front.  We began to assemble and research the law.  We began to try and understand it.  We began to read it and call our congressmen and women and ask questions.  We asked the bureau questions and we just didn't stop until we started to get answers.  

Stylists told me you can just get a demo permit for weddings. Pay $25 for each wedding and you are fine.  

I hereby certify that those, for whom permits are sought, have presented themselves as currently licensed to practice or teach cosmetology in Idaho in another state; I further certify that I have read and agree to abide by the Idaho Laws & Rules governing the practice of cosmetology; I further certify that prior to any demonstration or instruction at the event noted I will inform each of the persons named above of the sanitary rules for shops and schools; I further certify that all services provided at the event noted above will be for educational or demonstration purposes only; I further certify that during the event noted the required facilities and products necessary to properly clean and sanitize instruments will be available to the persons named above; Said facilities and products shall include access to hot and cold running water and restroom facilities, and board approved hospital grade sanitation products which are evident and in use; I further certify that the information recorded hereon is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. If signing as an authorized agent, I certify that I am authorized to sign this application on behalf of the licensee. 

This is part of the multiple page document you sign ( AKA Demonstration Permit)  You must pay the demonstration permit fee, get this document notarized, have the conversation with your client and get it turned in prior to the event.  Oh and "I further certify that all services provided at the event noted above will be for educational or demonstration purposes only;"  that means you can NOT get paid.  YES, the demonstration permit that some hairstylists are so clear about and state that this is the key and we do not need this bill because of this said demonstration permit is not as user friendly as they say.   

 

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One of the other major frustrations from hair dressers was their entitlement because they have  education and were properly trained in sanitation and safety.  In the beginning I was incredibly open minded about this because I truly wanted to hear the defense of this from makeup artists.  I too was concerned about sanitation and safety.  Then a licensed cosmetologist told me this isn't about getting out from behind the chair; it is about getting out from behind the counter.   We are educated and work in licensed facilities just like they are educated and work in licensed facilities. Currently, giant retailers control the makeup industry.  (Sephora, Ulta, Macy's, Dillards)  The artists who are pushing for this bill are primarily employed by giant retailers.  They are not hurting small salons and hairdressers who have been licensed for 50 years. Brides, if required to go to a licensed facility are not going to go to a licensed hair salon they will be going to a licensed makeup retailer.   Makeup needs will outweigh that of a hairdresser for special events.  After listening to the cosmetologist who have truly read the bill I realized it wasn't the hair salon they were frustrated being confined to, rather the retail counter. The hairstylist who are frustrated because they do not want uneducated artists practicing makeup artistry; denying the passage of this bill actually does not change that.  If bill HB 139 does not get past makeup artistry does not disappear.  It merely makes those who are single moms and those who are entrepreneurs it just puts them back behind a counter working retail.   If HB 139 does not pass the hairstylist remains confined to the chair and the makeup artist remains confined to the retail counter.  Once a licensed hair stylist put it in to perspective for me I understood it a bit better.   I licensed retail counter has to meet licensing standards as does a licensed salon.  HB139 allows hairdressers and makeup artists to journey beyond the chair or the counter.   This journey beyond is what we are fighting for.  The ability to work outside of your borders.  

 

Today, HB 139 went to the Senate floor with a do pass recommendation by the senate committee. I encourage you as wedding vendors, brides, hair stylist and others to read the bill and ask questions. 

In the end I learned so much.  This morning though as nearly 20 women gathered and held hands we prayed that God would guide our words, protect our speech and give the senate guidance.  During that prayer I realized that after months of fighting for something and dealing with so much controversy here we were all holding hands.  We were here taking a deep breathe and saying a little prayer.  These women have spent this time empowering each other.  They have truly exhibited community over competition.  There we stood in the hallway of the capitol holding hands and saying a prayer together.   Friends, family,  and yes many of them competitors.   I learned that HB139 pass or fail I work with some of the most empowered women in the world.  Thank you to all of you for empowering me.  

Dear Senate HB139

Sherry Scheline

Wether you are looking for the dramatic look of an ice queen or wanting a subtle everyday look; a freelance artist can help you achieve what you are going for.   We want to help you the consumer be completely aware of HB139 and how it will impact you as a bride.  We also wanted to have you read the heart of some of the artist to have you see their views and hopefully to encourage you to call your senate and encourage a YES vote on HB139. 

"This letter is in reference to bill H139.

 

 

I am a makeup artist living in Eagle and I am in favor of this bill.  I am supporting the cosmetology community to allow cosmetology professionals to perform their respective services outside a licensed establishment as an independent business, whether they are licensed or certified.  

 

As a makeup artist I have many different types of clients requesting makeup services that are specific to their situation or needs.  A client’s requests can range from (and are not limited to) needing makeup applied for a wedding, outdoor photo shoot, indoor photo shoot, special occasion, professional headshots, or for help with applying their own makeup.  Many, or all of these situations, require that I travel to their specified location in order to make the best use of time that is given or because there are multiple clients needing makeup services for a single event.  In many cases having a client receive services in a licensed establishment is not practical given their photo shoot or event location is not reasonably located near a licensed establishment.  As another restriction, the client may require services be performed well before a licensed establishment is open for operating hours.  For an example:  If a bride and her attendants require makeup services and the wedding ceremony begins at 12:00 pm, and services need to begin at 7:00 am to accommodate the number of clients; most licensed establishments are not open at this hour to accommodate this client’s requests.  According to the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare there were 13,699 marriages in 2014.  Based on my experience, in my estimation, 85% of bridal makeup services are performed on location.  This means that possibly 10,000 bridal makeup services were performed outside of a licensed establishment.  This number does not factor in the numerous occasions where onsite photo shoot and event makeup are needed through out Idaho.

 

For myself, I chose this profession specifically to have the opportunity to be creative and to allow for one-on-one interaction with people of all different backgrounds.  Makeup artistry gives me the opportunity to provide a service that I am passionate about that helps another person.  While providing services for a client, I build relationships with them, and I also have the pleasure of doing something for them that makes them feel good.  My favorite part of being a makeup artist is the creativity I can express and the moment when my client looks in the mirror and sees the end result and is so pleased.

 

Makeup artistry is just that, artistry.  It is a creative art performed for each individual client.  The unique thing about makeup artistry is with me, the makeup artist, and the client we collaborate and create a unique piece of art together.  The client has input, coupled with my professional input, and we create something that is unique and specific to them.

 

I started my business nearly a year ago with the intent to help provide financially for my children as a single mother.  This profession is a source of income for my family as well as a creative outlet for myself.  My clients appreciate and expect to have my services performed where and when they need.  I would like to continue, with the endorsement of the state, to provide my clients these services.  "

 

                                Sincerely,

                                Chelsea Harshbarger

 

A little about Chelseah 

"I love to create!  I have been studying and creating in the art world for many years.  I received my Bachelors degree in graphic design.  I love what can be created with the client/designer realtionship.  While I still enjoy graphic design, I wanted to find something that would allow me to use my artistic skills to positively affect people in a more personal way.  Becoming a makep artist was such a great fit.  I can continue to create with clients, use my artistic skills, and incorporate my fondness for makeup. |||
I am a freelance makeup artist serving in the Idaho Treasure Valley.  I look forward to the beauty we can create for your special day."

To find out more on Chelseah check out her website at: chelseahmakeup.com

Email

chelseahmakeup@gmail.com

Phone 

208-391-5403

VOTE YES on HB139

Nothing Funny about HB139

Sherry Scheline

She is a comedian that will make you laugh so hard you cry. She recently has taken on a not so funny matter that has brought tears to a few eyes.  Sherry Japhet is an Idaho Makeup Artist. 

"Here's my letter to our senators about passing Bill H139. As for a personal end. I have a 20 year old daughter that lives on the east coast now. When she was three years old I left her dad because of his infidelity and substance abuse. Which left me to provide for both of us. I had to think quickly, I ended up going back to school on top of working full time and felt horrible for always being gone because she was in daycare five days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. I DID NOT receive state assistance for anything, not food, daycare, housing, child support, medical, NOTHING. All because I wanted to work. The very few weekend makeup jobs I got supplemented for extras like food and gas.
At that time I was studying and ended up finishing at The National Academy of Sports Medicine in Calabasas, CA to become a fitness and athletic trainer with a nutrition and sports nutrition education. That's my background.
I've always felt guilty until recently my daughter told me that what she saw was a woman that didn't make excuses and did what it took to provide and raise her daughter. I wasn't waiting around for handouts and she most certainly didn't get any such as, she's always paid for her phone bill, saved cash and paid for her own first car and now has been out of the house for almost two years. She hasn't asked me for a dime since and I have an incredible relationship with her. She also has a mended relationship with her father since he's been clean and sober for many years. Not to mention her step father whom I've been married to for 15 years was a positive influence on her and her incredible family. (I can't take all the credit) So, what I am getting at is people don't value things that are given to them. People value things they have had to work for and that is why we are all here fighting this because we VALUE what we've worked so hard for."

Sherry's story moved me.  After the dust settles and HB 139 reaches a resolve Sherry Japhet will not be jobless and hungry without a job; she will be disappointed and saddened that artists will not be able to creatively find their own paths.  Paths that she has helped paved.  

We hope some of the stories we share in the next two days will help you understand the need for a YES on HB139 and that you take some time and call your senators and say VOTE YES on HB139. 

#KnowTheirStory #KissAndMakeupIdaho #FreeTheFreelancer

Boise does The Bachelor

Sherry Scheline

Photo: Nick Vaill Facebook

Photo: Nick Vaill Facebook

Last night was the final episode of this season's The Bachelor on ABC.  We love proposals as much as anyone;  we also love a good party.  Mix 106 threw the party of the night at Northern Lights Cinema Grill.   

 

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We had behind the scenes on our snapchat <IDoWED> and our story on IG.  We wanted to say thank you to all those who came out and enjoyed the "Bachelor Viewing Party."   

 

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Raven the down-home country girl from Hoxie, Alabama did not go home with the beautiful ring from Neil Lane, but a local gal went home with a ring from Jensen Jewelers.  

Huge shoutout to Tatum Productions for being the number one Bachelor fan of the night and doing an IG/snapchat takeover.  I don't think she suffered to much hanging out with Josh, aka Idaho's Bachelor. 

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After watching Vanessa ride horses, Raven play with puppies, Nick finally found love. Thank you all for joining us on our IG story and our snaps.  Be sure to continue to follow IDoWED for events around Idaho. #IDoWEDSquad 

Wedding Day VS Everyday

Sherry Scheline

IDoWED hosted Belles and Beaux a Wedding Show at Chateau Des Fleurs.  This wedding show included some super fun tutorial classes one of which was makeup.  After a brief survey on Facebook asking brides and event professionals what they would recommend for class topics it was decided the topic would be "Wedding Day vs Everyday." 

The best person to teach the class was Micalah Howard.  Micalah has 15 years professional makeup experience and is considered an expert in the field.  She is knowledgable of all the latest trends and has extensive product knowledge. 

Initially, IDoWED was going to live feed the class to allow others who were not attending the show to ask questions, do to low wifi this was not possible.  We did capture some of the class on video and wanted to share it with you here. 

Bridal Makeup

1. Choose where you want your shimmer

2. Choose medium to full coverage foundation.

3. Always hire a professional makeup artist.

4. Do NOT get your brows waxed a day or two before the wedding. 

5. Lashes, always do lashes for special events.

6. Spray Tanning do it 2-3 days before your event and consider having your partner tan as well so there is similarity in skin color.

7. Do not do your run through to early. 

 

For more from MNM Makeup Studios be sure to check them out on Instagram and Facebook.  

 

photo Lauren Stopher of IDoWED

photo Lauren Stopher of IDoWED

photo by Ben + Joella Photography

photo by Ben + Joella Photography

 

 

 

Adra Janean

Sherry Scheline

We love our SQUAD.  Be sure to check out Adra's blog by clicking here: Adra's Blog 

"Our Squad"

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

 

Always the Bridesmaid, Never The Bride...

 

When my phone rang and it was Sherry Scheline, founder of Idaho Wedding Event Magaine "IDoWED" on the line asking if I would walk in her upcoming Bells and Beaux Wedding Show at the Chateau des Fleurs (owned by the founder of Camille Beckman), I couldn't say no. Seriously, if you knew my long time friend Sherry, you would totally understand. 

 

I mentioned to a local Make Up Artist (I live in the Los Angeles Area) after the phone conversation that I would be flying to Boise, Idaho to participate in the upcoming event, her first response was "you're too short for runway". I decided to do it anyway (though she should have added that I was "too old for runway" as well, in my opinion).

 

At 5'3", with a little more curve then a "traditional fashion model" and a few more wrinkles (okay, let's just call it as is actually is - A LOT more wrinkles) than the the other models who towered over me with their youth, beauty and long legs, I did my very best to represent what it is to be a bride, bridesmaid, wedding guest, newlywed on her honeymoon, etc.

 

No one preps you for just how stressful walking a runway can be. With high heels and dresses a bit too long for my little legs, I did my best not to trip as I walked past people watching from the sides as they made comments and took pictures. 

 

When the event commenced, I was back in my Champagne Campaign T-shirt, waiting in line for my over due glass of Rose, a much needed stress reliever after what I just had accomplished (check Runway Model off my bucket list). As I was taking my first sip from my fluted glass, two ladies approached me and said that they loved how much "sass" I had on the runway. Wow! Sass? I had tried so hard to be as pulled together and professional as possible while strutting in frocks from Something Old, Something NewShift Boutique and Dress And Charm, but apparently, my personality showed through. I guess in life, the best way to be is to be yourself, and those that appreciate will let you know it!

 

I doubt I will ever be asked again to walk on another runway, but at least I didn't pass on this opportunity, and even if I never get married in "real life" - at least I have these wonderful images taken on film (not digital) by Ben+Joella prior to my runway debut. 

 

 

DATE: February 18th, 2017

EVENT: Bells and Beaux, Chateau Wedding Show

LOCATION: Chateau De Fleurs, Idaho. 176 S Rosebud Ln, Eagle, ID 83616

STLYED BY: Something Old, Something New Boutique & Shift boutique

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Ben+Joella Photography

 

Please enjoy these photos, and if you would like, feel free to leave a comment below!

Courtney Sibbet, CEO of Sibbz Industries promoting her Sibbz Longboards, Wedding Boards, and Woodz By SibbzBoards.

 

Interested in having Adra Janean in your next project? 

Please email Booking@AdraJanean.com

 

Ms. Fenstermaker's autographs sent via mail are controlled by lottery system. 

Only a select few requests receive autographs. PR@AdraJanean.com

HB139 Your Questions Answered

Sherry Scheline

We have been flooded with questions about HB139.  We at IDoWED are in support of this legislation.   We encourage you to click on this video of a live Facebook feed posted by MNM makeup  and hopefully it will answer some of your questions.

 

https://www.facebook.com/micalah.howard/videos/10100563221142634/

 

Photo by: Wild Native Creative of MNM Makeup Studios

Photo by: Wild Native Creative of MNM Makeup Studios

Here is another great article to help you navigate your way to a better understanding of HB 139.  

 

http://idahofreedom.org/beautiful-bill-puts-idahoans-back-work-loosens-regulations/ 

 

 

Photo: Behrens Artistry  

Photo: Behrens Artistry  

Here is the direct link to the bill.  

https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2017/legislation/h0139/

 

My recommendation is read it yourself.  There is never a perfect bill in politics.  Unfortunately, bill perfection is a difficult thing.  This bill has so much substance.  It has the changing of hours for licensure from 2000 to 1600.   This bill has the combination of barbers and cosmeticians.  It is loaded with "stuff."   Perhaps you will find some components more meaningful than others.  You will have a number of things you agree with and then some you don't.   

In the event industry we must recognize the importance of hair and makeup on site.   Bridal Suites are created for this very reason, so that a bride and her maids can all get their hair and makeup done right there in site.  Currently, this is illegal.  HB139 will change that.  

Second, is freelance makeup artists... Who are these people? What training do they have?  How do we know this is safe?     The questions here are endless.   We simply want to address a few things. These are real concerns, real comments and real discussion points from social media.  (The sources are all purposefully deleted.) 

1. "staphylococcus lives everywhere on the skin - unsanitary makeup equipment can lead to the transfer of staph, bacterial meningitisand pinkeye to name a few.  And seriously ruin your client's styled event.  Licensed professionals know this."

  The largest makeup retailer in the world at present is MAC.  Their artist in Idaho are NOT "licensed."  Currently in Idaho there is NOT a license for makeup artists. Sephora, Ulta, and even our local Rite Aidhave individuals applying makeup without a license.  It is at present NOT a licensed profession in Idaho. 100s if not 1000s of people in Idaho are getting their makeup done by unlicensed professionals.  Staphylococcus certainly scares me.  It however does not detour me from seeking out a highly qualified makeup artist. 

We are not talking back room medical procedures.  As stated in the house committee hearing we are talking about over the counter cosmetics and the application there of.    More illnesses have been spread at fast food establishments in Idaho in the last year than from makeup artists in the last 20 years.  

2. "Hairdressers leave the salon all the time, they just need a demo permit?"

This is true, you can get a demo permit and leave your salon.  However, if you are using a demo permit you can NOT receive financial compensation.  The demo permit is $25 and can be applied for through the BOL.  Not only can you not charge the bride, the photographer or the movie production team but you will also be out $25.

3. "If this bill does not get passed can I still have my makeup done at my location?"

Sure, but your artist will be in fact breaking the law. 

4. "Salons in McCall do hair and makeup all the time."

Yes, but have you called and tried to book with the handful of salons in McCall that do?  It is difficult.  I spent friday going through the McCall phonebook and I found 4 salons that do wedding hair.  The same problem occurs in most destination communities in Idaho.  In Riggins, Idaho the salons are closed on Saturdays.  We called various salons in Sandpoint and found the same thing.  

Not all stylist choose to do wedding hair. Not every stylists specializes in bridal hair or event styling and with the high demand of events in these areas is only possible when opening the opportunity to freelance.  Smaller communities such as McCall, Sun Valley, Moscow, Red Fish and many other beautiful communities in Idaho lack stylist within a 30 minute radius.  Traveling for more than 30 minutes on your wedding day to get your hair and makeup done is simply just to time consuming. 

One of the businesses from Northern Idaho was represented at the House hearing and they testified that they had the clientele just simply could not find the staff.  The change in ours will likely increase the ability to find better staff and increase profitability. 

5. "So, what you are saying is the current law doesn't let hairstylist work outside of the salon?"

YES. The current law albeit not readily enforced it eliminates work outside of a "licensed establishment."  As discussed in the House Committee this means that you as a licensed hairstylist cannot legally fix hair outside of your licensed salon.  Those who possess a license are at a much greater risk of performing event styling than those who currently do not possess a license.  Those who have a license are at risk of loosing said license if practicing hair styling outside the license salon. 

6 "Can the Younique girls do makeup tutorials?"

The FCC and other agencies govern Youtube and other internet forums.  Idaho state law does not impact YouTube. However, if the tutorial is on another individual and you air it then you are airing the evidence of you breaking the law.  The freelance legislation is not designed for trained sales professionals whom have paid $99 for a makeup kit.  It is directly designed for trained and well-educated makeup artists.  Makeup Artist who are trained in artistry will often offer their education and years of expertise prior to confirmation of services. You as a consumer have the right to ask ANY makeup artist for knowledge of their sanitation education prior to allowing them to apply anything on your face.  

7. "Why did this law get written?"

The original purpose of the bill was The state occupational licensure officials simply wanted to combine regulatory boards, in this case, the Board of Cosmetology and the Board of Barber Examiners. It then began to grow as the state occupational licensure informed three beautiful women that they could no longer practice and threatened them with legal recourse. 

8. "So, HB 139 hurts licensed hair dressers?"

Bill HB139 is actually in favor of making freelance legal for LICENSED and NON LICENSED artists. It allows licensed hairstylist to travel outside of their salon.  This is excellent for licensed hairstylist looking to do event styling. 

9. "My makeup artist said she is licensed in the state of Idaho?"

She may be licensed in the state of Idaho, but not for makeup.  At present there is no separate license for makeup. Nor is there separate licensure training set up specifically for makeup. 

 

"Yes, HB 139 still hyper-regulates many aspects of the cosmetology and barber professions. Though the barrier to entry has been reduced, it still takes far too many hours to win the state’s blessing to work, and it remains questionable whether the state should continue to license these occupations at all. The bill would still regulate what a barber pole is (“’Barber pole’ means a red and white striped vertical cylinder with a ball located on top of the cylinder or any object of a similar nature, regardless of its actual shape or coloring, that would create or tend to create the impression to members of the general public that a business located near the object is a barbershop,” says the bill, borrowing from current law.) But in many respects, the bill’s loosening of the stringent regulations on professionals in Idaho is a welcome departure from the status quo." Wayne Hoffman Idaho Freedom Org. 

 

10. "I just booked my makeup artist for my wedding, is that not legal?"

According to the current law yes it is illegal.  Are people still practicing? Yes, and those people probably also drive 74 in the 65 MPH zone.  Makeup artists make choices as do all business owners.  You need to know as a consumer what the regulations are as well.  Communicate with your artists and see where they stand before you commit.   Encourage knowledge.  If your stylist is unaware of the legislation encourage them to read it.  

Being concerned about education is something you as a consumer should be concerned with.  In Cosmetology School very fews hours are spent on makeup sanitation and little to none on artistry. Often freelance artists from MAC and other cosmetic lines specialize in training their employees to be top makeup artists along with that, they all have state regulated sanitation training. Ask before hand to clarify independently with your artist that they have makeup specific training.   The Cosmetology Schools have minimal hours spent on makeup and the highest we have found in Idaho is 90 hours towards sanitation and it includes no artistry training. Many freelancers dedicate way more than 90 hours perfecting their skills with countess certifications and trainings. 

Recently, it was posted in a social media page and it was shocking how many stylist were unaware. The immediate recourse was NO, but then dialogue began to change when knowledge was acquired. 

 

HB139 is very needed for the wedding and event industry in Idaho.  This is a much needed bill for photographers, event stylist, and remote venues.  We recognize that some of the components in HB139 are unrelated to weddings and special events and that you are not directly impacted.   Your motivation to push this legislation through however is essential.  Call 1-208-332-1000 and tell them you want a YES vote on HB139.

 

 

 

Farewell to Miss Teen Idaho 2016

Sherry Scheline

Photo from Belles and Beaux 2016

Photo from Belles and Beaux 2016

Miss Madisyn Payne was first introduced to IDoWED at Belles and Beaux 2016. We have loved watching her grow and have enjoyed her constant love and support of IDoWED.  This past weekend she handed her crown of Miss Teen Idaho (International) to another lovely young girl.  She compiled a video showcasing her year as Miss Teen Idaho.  We were delighted to see IDoWED in there several times and just wanted to say THANK YOU to Madisyn for a year well served. 

 

Madisyn thank you for serving Idaho as Miss Teen Idaho 2016  International.  We appreciate your love and support and wish you well in everything you do.  

Photo Credit: Soft Elegance Photography

Photo Credit: Soft Elegance Photography

We are so happy to have Madisyn part of our squad. 

For more on Miss Teen Idaho International visit their website: HERE 

 

Paul Mitchell School on HB139

Sherry Scheline

Photo courtesy of the Paul Mitchell School's Facebook 

Photo courtesy of the Paul Mitchell School's Facebook 

I love this photo because of it's vintage nature. HB139 is designed to change some of the outdated rules that currently plague the occupational licenses for cosmetology.  This entire week we are going to be featuring our vendors giving you their views and even answering a few questions on HB139.  

This is the Paul Mitchell Schools at Rexburg. One of the key components of HB139 is the change in education standards from 2000 to 1600.  Hopefully, this post from the Paul Mitchell Schools will help you define your decision. 

 

Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg

VOTE YES on HB139
Idaho Cosmetology
It Is Time For A Change!  

• Reducing the hours required for a cosmetology license from 2000 to 1600 hours will reduce the amount of regulation standing in the way of people wanting employment.

• Technological advances such as iPads, color photos, video and the internet have enabled instructors to utilize more efficient teaching modalities other than the strictly hands on methods available at the time of the adoption of the statute (1929).

• Public safety is not at risk. Licensees will still have to pass an exam established by the State Board of Cosmetology which meets the strict national standards for safety and sanitation requirements.

• Students will finish their cosmetology program faster, resulting in less student loan debt obtained to cover the cost of living expenses.

• Fewer hours required to be licensed mean students transition to wage earner about four months sooner, generating more revenue for the state.

• 47 other states require fewer hours of education than Idaho.. Decreasing the hours required makes a license more desirable and attainable to not only Idahoans, but also citizens of other states. Allows students to be mobile with their profession.  

• We live in a mobile society; licensees should be able to take their license with them without fear of sanctions.

• Idaho is the only state where a curling iron cannot be demoed in a mall.  

Idaho Cosmetology
It Is Time For A Change!

Vote YES on HB 139
The number you will call is
1-208-332-1000, they will ask you for which bill you would like to vote (House Bill 139)

VIBE (Very Important Bride Event) on Instagram

Sherry Scheline

#WeddingShow on February 18th. 💕 Come join us and @iloveboiseweddings as we present you with the best event vendors in the state of Idaho. (Tix link in bio) #itsallaboutme #bellesandbeux #IDoWED#IdahoWedding #IdahoBrides #IdahoFashionShowcheck out tags for some of the awesome vendors. Come enjoy the day and stay for the evening.#BestWeddingShowInIdaho

#WeddingShow on February 18th. 💕 Come join us and @iloveboiseweddings as we present you with the best event vendors in the state of Idaho. (Tix link in bio) #itsallaboutme #bellesandbeux #IDoWED#IdahoWedding #IdahoBrides #IdahoFashionShowcheck out tags for some of the awesome vendors. Come enjoy the day and stay for the evening.#BestWeddingShowInIdaho

V.I.B.E. was a Very Important Bride Event held at Chateau Des Fleurs.  We wanted to give you a quick peak using instagram to show you some of the joy, the vendors, the models, and so much more.  Here is your instagram tour of Belles and Beaux.

boiseweddingproductions The wedding pros are ready for the show! 10-4p and 6-10pm fashion show/party time. See you soon! #weddingfilm #boisewedding#boiseweddingproductions #SayIDoWithBWP #thisplaceisamazing

boiseweddingproductions The wedding pros are ready for the show! 10-4p and 6-10pm fashion show/party time. See you soon! #weddingfilm #boisewedding#boiseweddingproductions #SayIDoWithBWP #thisplaceisamazing

BOOTHS:

The first stop on our Instagram show tour is the booths.  Each of our participating event professionals did an awesome job of preserving the integrity of the room as well as creatively presenting their services. 

samuelmarvinphotography#canonstrong ready for some serious printing to happen this year. #bringonprintcomp I love how fast and beautiful my canons print. canonusaThose printers are made for serious printing! We know your customers are going to love their prints that were printed with or imagePROGRAF units!

samuelmarvinphotography#canonstrong ready for some serious printing to happen this year. #bringonprintcomp I love how fast and beautiful my canons print.

canonusaThose printers are made for serious printing! We know your customers are going to love their prints that were printed with or imagePROGRAF units!

foxtroteventsandstylingBusy bees working hard to beautify or booth. Come see us tomorrow! We'll give you a high five.  #foxtroteventsandstyling #bellesandbeaux#boiseweddings #boiseeventplanners

foxtroteventsandstylingBusy bees working hard to beautify or booth. Come see us tomorrow! We'll give you a high five. 
#foxtroteventsandstyling #bellesandbeaux#boiseweddings #boiseeventplanners

The prep and planning that occurs for a wedding show is pretty intense. Every event professional that participates in a wedding show should be applauded for their hard work.  Some of these shots are the prep and some are the final projects.  We did not include instagram videos in this blog.  Please take some time and got check out the videos on instagram. 

onehautecookieMEETiNG SOME OF OUR FAVORiTE VENDORS TODAY AND SOME LOVELY BRiDES! BELLES & BEAUX WEDDiNG SHOW #onehautecookie ##customdesignsugarcookies#weddingcookies #bridalshowercookies#boisesugarcookies#gardencitysugarcookies#gardencityrevival

onehautecookieMEETiNG SOME OF OUR FAVORiTE VENDORS TODAY AND SOME LOVELY BRiDES! BELLES & BEAUX WEDDiNG SHOW #onehautecookie ##customdesignsugarcookies#weddingcookies #bridalshowercookies#boisesugarcookies#gardencitysugarcookies#gardencityrevival

foxtroteventsandstylingSuch a lovely day all set up by the window at @chateaueagle. As promised, we gave copius high fives, and as a special treat, samples of our custom cotton candy.  #thosegeodestho #foxtroteventsandstyling #bellesandbeaux#idowed #boiseeventplanners#weddingplanner

foxtroteventsandstylingSuch a lovely day all set up by the window at @chateaueagle. As promised, we gave copius high fives, and as a special treat, samples of our custom cotton candy. 
#thosegeodestho
#foxtroteventsandstyling #bellesandbeaux#idowed #boiseeventplanners#weddingplanner

  boise_cakeryThe wedding show is on! We're so thankful to be part of this beautiful event, A Vintage Wedding Show At Belles & Beaux, at The Chateau de Fleur in Eagle. Come see us!  #boise_cakery #vintageweddingcake#vintageglamour

 

boise_cakeryThe wedding show is on! We're so thankful to be part of this beautiful event, A Vintage Wedding Show At Belles & Beaux, at The Chateau de Fleur in Eagle. Come see us! 
#boise_cakery #vintageweddingcake#vintageglamour

samuelmarvinphotographySo I guess we did the bridal show thing ok. Pretty proud of how this turned out. Thanks to @basicbrando and @chellebabie for the help making it all happen. #idowed#smpweddings  

samuelmarvinphotographySo I guess we did the bridal show thing ok. Pretty proud of how this turned out. Thanks to @basicbrando and @chellebabie for the help making it all happen. #idowed#smpweddings

 

boiseweddingproductionsCome say hello! We are at the The Chateau des Fleurs for their ONE DAY wedding show! Show goes until 4pm and then the fashion show and fancy fancy party are from 6-10pm come say hi! #boiseweddingproductions#SayIDoWithBWP #weddingvideo#boisewedding #weddingfilm

boiseweddingproductionsCome say hello! We are at the The Chateau des Fleurs for their ONE DAY wedding show! Show goes until 4pm and then the fashion show and fancy fancy party are from 6-10pm come say hi! #boiseweddingproductions#SayIDoWithBWP #weddingvideo#boisewedding #weddingfilm

sibbzlongboardsFind us at #bellsandbeaux #sibbzkrew!!!! #weddings#thisisboise #festivalseason #sibbz#customboardshop#longboardmanufacturing #weddingboard#idahome #whiskeybarrel #woodzbysibbz

sibbzlongboardsFind us at #bellsandbeaux #sibbzkrew!!!! #weddings#thisisboise #festivalseason #sibbz#customboardshop#longboardmanufacturing #weddingboard#idahome #whiskeybarrel #woodzbysibbz

Classes:

We featured classes on photography, DIY Wedding Planning and our personal favorite was MNM Makeup Studios teaching "Everyday VS Wedding Day."  A wonderful makeup tutorial that explored the need for wedding day makeup. 

  We are aware in our current political climate there are numerous things to be fighting for. We are not encouraging you to drift away from those causes, but rather include this one. Today,#hairandmakeupartists gather at the#IdahoStateCapitol to fight for the rights of#freelancemakeupartist 💄🎨 Currently in Idaho "NO ONE" can practice hair or makeup outside of a licensed facility. This includes on-site hair and makeup for weddings and events. Today, I ask that you dedicate today to your #MakeupTeam. Support them by posting before and afters. Tag your artists! Give them a shoutout! use the hashtag#kissandmakeupidaho 💄 to be featured on our blog tonight with the run down from the State House. (Yes non-advertisers this is your chance for a social feature) #idahowedding #IdahoBride #Makeup#FreelanceLaws #FreelanceArtist photo: class on Everyday vs. Wedding Day taught by @micalahhoward of @mnm_beautyy NO makeup was applied during this training. :) #idahohair#idahohairstylist #idahohairdresser Class was taught at #bellesandbeux 💕 #IDoWED #IDoWEDSquad#idohair

 

We are aware in our current political climate there are numerous things to be fighting for. We are not encouraging you to drift away from those causes, but rather include this one. Today,#hairandmakeupartists gather at the#IdahoStateCapitol to fight for the rights of#freelancemakeupartist 💄🎨 Currently in Idaho "NO ONE" can practice hair or makeup outside of a licensed facility. This includes on-site hair and makeup for weddings and events. Today, I ask that you dedicate today to your #MakeupTeam. Support them by posting before and afters. Tag your artists! Give them a shoutout! use the hashtag#kissandmakeupidaho 💄 to be featured on our blog tonight with the run down from the State House. (Yes non-advertisers this is your chance for a social feature) #idahowedding #IdahoBride #Makeup#FreelanceLaws #FreelanceArtist photo: class on Everyday vs. Wedding Day taught by @micalahhoward of @mnm_beautyy NO makeup was applied during this training. :) #idahohair#idahohairstylist #idahohairdresser Class was taught at #bellesandbeux 💕 #IDoWED #IDoWEDSquad#idohair

Contests:

Every good wedding show has contests and V.I.B.E. was no different.  We gave away nearly $5,000 in prizes and gifts. 

dj_eric_rhodesHelen won $500 to spend on any vendor of her choice at "A Vintage Wedding Show" put on by @iloveboiseweddings and she chose my DJ/MC services. With a lot of great and talented event professionals to choose from, I'm truly honored. #RhodesEntertainment dj_eric_rhodes• • • • • • #weddinggown #marriage #weddingday#celebrate #instawed #instawedding#congrats #boise #love #party #partymusic#music #mccallwedding#sunvalleywedding #dj #fun #boiseidaho#bridesmaids #weddingparty #amazing#boisedj #boisewedding #idaho #bride#groom #boiseevents #djlife #weddingdj#idahowedding

dj_eric_rhodesHelen won $500 to spend on any vendor of her choice at "A Vintage Wedding Show" put on by @iloveboiseweddings and she chose my DJ/MC services. With a lot of great and talented event professionals to choose from, I'm truly honored. #RhodesEntertainment

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iloveboiseweddings$500 MEN'S RING GIVEAWAY at A VINTAGE WEDDING SHOW AT BELLES AND BEAUX. You are Engaged, he put a ring on it and you adore that new sparkle shining on your finger...but what about the ring for your groom to be? @jensenjewelers_nampa is giving away a beautiful tungsten men's ring valued around $500. Yes, you read it right! So be sure to come to the show and stop by their booth. Need to be present to win. WHO LOVES YA BABY? We are also giving some tickets away for the show. Please visit www.iloveboiseweddings.com enter your info and you may receive your daytime tickets in your email inbox! So hurry and sign up!! For more info about the show visit www.idahoweddingshows.com #idahobrides #idahowedding #idaho#idahoweddingplanner#idahoweddingvenue #idahobeauty#idahojewelers #idahome @idahowed#idahobridal #boisebridal #boise#boisebrides #boiseweddingvenue#boiseengagementphotographer#idahoweddingphotographer#idahoweddingshow #weddingshow#weddingdream #bridalstyle #giveaway

iloveboiseweddings$500 MEN'S RING GIVEAWAY at A VINTAGE WEDDING SHOW AT BELLES AND BEAUX. You are Engaged, he put a ring on it and you adore that new sparkle shining on your finger...but what about the ring for your groom to be? @jensenjewelers_nampa is giving away a beautiful tungsten men's ring valued around $500. Yes, you read it right! So be sure to come to the show and stop by their booth. Need to be present to win. WHO LOVES YA BABY? We are also giving some tickets away for the show. Please visit www.iloveboiseweddings.com enter your info and you may receive your daytime tickets in your email inbox! So hurry and sign up!!
For more info about the show visit www.idahoweddingshows.com
#idahobrides #idahowedding #idaho#idahoweddingplanner#idahoweddingvenue #idahobeauty#idahojewelers #idahome @idahowed#idahobridal #boisebridal #boise#boisebrides #boiseweddingvenue#boiseengagementphotographer#idahoweddingphotographer#idahoweddingshow #weddingshow#weddingdream #bridalstyle #giveaway

Show Specials:

Every wedding show vendors offer discounts and special offers. Many may have expiration dates and we urge you to book promptly at shows or shortly there after. Please read the posts completely to see if it is a show only special or an instagram special. 

  boiseweddingproductions*** Golden Ticket Offer *** Book your wedding film with us before March 15th 2017 and receive ONE of the following... 1. 10% our main wedding film package!* ( See website for package details ) 2. Our "Well Wishes" additional service at NO CHARGE!* (450.00 value) *Must book our main package to be valid. This is the same offer our special "Golden Tickets" offer! Share this post with a friend you think would love a one of a kind Boise Wedding Productions Wedding Film! 25% down BOOKS YOUR DATE. When your date is gone, it is gone. We don't offer specials but this nice weather has us feeling spunky. : ) haha We still have some select dates available for 2017!  www.boiseweddingproductions.com to see films and pricing!

 

boiseweddingproductions*** Golden Ticket Offer *** Book your wedding film with us before March 15th 2017 and receive ONE of the following... 1. 10% our main wedding film package!*
( See website for package details )
2. Our "Well Wishes" additional service at NO CHARGE!* (450.00 value) *Must book our main package to be valid.

This is the same offer our special "Golden Tickets" offer!

Share this post with a friend you think would love a one of a kind Boise Wedding Productions Wedding Film!

25% down BOOKS YOUR DATE. When your date is gone, it is gone.

We don't offer specials but this nice weather has us feeling spunky. : ) haha
We still have some select dates available for 2017! 
www.boiseweddingproductions.com to see films and pricing!

 

 

 

Beauty of The Chateau:

There are no words to describe the beauty out at the Chateau Des Fleurs.  It is truly a romantic piece of heaven right in the middle of Eagle, Idaho. The fixtures, the staff and every little corner at the Chateau will make your heart leap with eager anticipation of what is around the next corner.

carliandbeauWe are so excited to be heading back to this beautiful venue this weekend for the #bellesandbeaux wedding show! We can't wait to meet so many more amazing brides and connect with other industry professionals! We hope to see you there! @chateaueagle @idahowed@iloveboiseweddings

carliandbeauWe are so excited to be heading back to this beautiful venue this weekend for the
#bellesandbeaux wedding show! We can't wait to meet so many more amazing brides and connect with other industry professionals! We hope to see you there! @chateaueagle @idahowed@iloveboiseweddings

boiseweddingproductionsCheck out the space for the fashion show! YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS PLACE. Show goes until 4pm and then the fashion show and fancy fancy party are from 6-10pm come say hi! #boiseweddingproductions#SayIDoWithBWP #weddingvideo#boisewedding #weddingfilm

boiseweddingproductionsCheck out the space for the fashion show! YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS PLACE. Show goes until 4pm and then the fashion show and fancy fancy party are from 6-10pm come say hi! #boiseweddingproductions#SayIDoWithBWP #weddingvideo#boisewedding #weddingfilm

The Food:

Lunch and dinner were both served at Le Coq D'or the wonderful french restaurant located at Chateau Des Fleurs.  Guests also snacked on cakes, cookies and more through out the day. 

boise_cakeryIf you feed them Boise Cakery cupcakes, they will come😉. #boisecustomcupcakes #bestboisecake#boise_cakery #vintageweddingcake#vintageglamour  

boise_cakeryIf you feed them Boise Cakery cupcakes, they will come😉.
#boisecustomcupcakes #bestboisecake#boise_cakery #vintageweddingcake#vintageglamour

 

The Models:

The models were selected by Tatum Productions and IDoWED and were carefully selected because of their diversity in size, color, age and occupation.  We wanted to maximize the desired looks for brides to be and others.

theztribeRunway isn't my thing but I adore photos and makeup💋💄💄this was a fabulous wedding show at @chateaueagle @makeupby_jaycee  @idowed @tatum_productions #modeling #beauty #makeup#anastasiabeverlyhills #browsonfleek

theztribeRunway isn't my thing but I adore photos and makeup💋💄💄this was a fabulous wedding show at @chateaueagle
@makeupby_jaycee 
@idowed
@tatum_productions

#modeling #beauty #makeup#anastasiabeverlyhills #browsonfleek

  tatum_productionsVIBE was amazing! Thank you to the models! #tatumproductions #idowed#iloveboiseweddings #djvince #chateau 💃🏼💃🏼work #down

 

tatum_productionsVIBE was amazing! Thank you to the models! #tatumproductions #idowed#iloveboiseweddings #djvince #chateau 💃🏼💃🏼work #down

  tatum_productionsOur best show yet I think! Models you were amazing. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 #tatumproductions #idowed#iloveboiseweddings #djvince #chateau 💕#Thomas crowne affair

 

tatum_productionsOur best show yet I think! Models you were amazing. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 #tatumproductions #idowed#iloveboiseweddings #djvince #chateau 💕#Thomas crowne affair

 

 

Fashion Show:

From bridal masterpieces to all of your other enjoyable wedding planning outfits, this show covered it.   Tatum Productions and VCI Audio Entertainment did a spectacular job. 

boise_cakeryThe beauty of our venue this weekend for A Vintage Wedding Show was beyond stunning. All those glistening chandeliers!!!!! @chateaueagle is an absolute must if you're searching for a glamorous, upscale venue. We can't wait for our first wedding cake order at this gorgeous venue 💒🎂💐

boise_cakeryThe beauty of our venue this weekend for A Vintage Wedding Show was beyond stunning. All those glistening chandeliers!!!!! @chateaueagle is an absolute must if you're searching for a glamorous, upscale venue. We can't wait for our first wedding cake order at this gorgeous venue 💒🎂💐

camillebeckmanofficialCongrats to the beautiful ladies over at @idahowed and @iloveboiseweddings on their beautiful show with our sister company, @chateaueagle this weekend! We are constantly impressed and captivated by the passion they put into their work. Congratulations to all who were involved 🙏🏽

camillebeckmanofficialCongrats to the beautiful ladies over at @idahowed and @iloveboiseweddings on their beautiful show with our sister company, @chateaueagle this weekend! We are constantly impressed and captivated by the passion they put into their work. Congratulations to all who were involved 🙏🏽

tylespygirlLast shot from the Belles & Beaux Fashion Show: my favorite edgy look from @swankgirl & @blisstulle. Cage top + tutu, OMG! 😍❤ #bellesandbeaux#weddingshow #runwayshow#chateaudesfleurs #wedding #swankgirl#cageshirt #tutu #catwalk #model#tatumproductions #idowed #blisstulle

tylespygirlLast shot from the Belles & Beaux Fashion Show: my favorite edgy look from @swankgirl & @blisstulle. Cage top + tutu, OMG! 😍❤ #bellesandbeaux#weddingshow #runwayshow#chateaudesfleurs #wedding #swankgirl#cageshirt #tutu #catwalk #model#tatumproductions #idowed #blisstulle

stylespygirl@rooneymaecouture's Peacock dress in white, one of my favorites on the runway last night! Model @_gonya is breathtaking, in every way. 💙 #fashionshow #idowed #catwalk #model#tatumproductions #bellesandbeaux#chateaudesfleurs #runwayshow #wedding#weddingshow

stylespygirl@rooneymaecouture's Peacock dress in white, one of my favorites on the runway last night! Model @_gonya is breathtaking, in every way. 💙 #fashionshow #idowed #catwalk #model#tatumproductions #bellesandbeaux#chateaudesfleurs #runwayshow #wedding#weddingshow

Thank You:

Last is a few thank you shout outs. First thank you to all of the brides and their guests that attended.  Thank you to the social media influencers, style gurus and fashion bloggers and of course vendors.  

stylespygirlThe best things in life... aren't things! ❤ So grateful for the love of friends, who become more like sisters. 😘😘😘 @m1ssmayg3n @love2lv #fashionshow#babes #lovemyfriends #thesegirls #posse#weddingshow #runwayshow

stylespygirlThe best things in life... aren't things! ❤ So grateful for the love of friends, who become more like sisters. 😘😘😘 @m1ssmayg3n @love2lv #fashionshow#babes #lovemyfriends #thesegirls #posse#weddingshow #runwayshow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Due to legal reasons we altered DJ Eric Rhodes' original instagram post which contained "#mccallwedding." We removed this from our post. 

 

Ellie Wilde

Lauren Stopher

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The Oscars last night left us all talking about fashion and people are inquiring about Lauren's gown from VIBE.    

Dress designer is Ellie Wilde by Mon Cheri

$585 

The gown was in the color "slate" and was far more beautiful in person than any photograph we have seen yet.  

" Two-piece metallic jacquard dress set, sleeveless cropped top with deep plunging front and back V-necklines, full A-line skirt with jeweled high waist."

 

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Lauren was the MC for the show and did an absolutely terrific job.  Typically she is hitting the runway as a model, but having her on the other side of the mic was delightful. 

 

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Check out this dress and other Ellie Wilde gowns at La Neige Bridal.  

 

http://elliewilde.com/dresses/prom-dresses/ew117039/ 

 

 

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"It has pockets for snacks." lauren Stopher  

 

Squad Goals

Sherry Scheline

The behind the scenes are my favorite part of any performance.  "Our Squad"  came together on friday and left as family.  They truly formed a unique bond. Here is your glimpse behind the scenes of their fun. 

This is a quick view behind the scenes from their social to their quick pictures. 

Lauren the former IDoWED intern was chosen to MC the fashion show and she looked like she was straight off the red carpet.  The Oscars are this Sunday and we are certain this dress would have made the best dressed at the Academy Awards.   It can be found at La Neige Bridal in downtown Boise. 

A couple of these beautiful models have worked together previously like at the Wedding Party Show at the Boise Centre on The Grove.  Building the friendship is important to make sure the runway is successful.  A happy behind the scenes makes a happy runway. 

The models work began long before the runway.  They had to be at various fittings at several different locations.  This is Sonny at La Neige Bridal and Tuxedo.  

Miss Idaho USA as well as Miss Idaho America were represented.  IDoWED loves our pageant girls and their hard work they put in to representing our state.  

The girls got to combine styles from great places like Bliss Tulle and Swank Boutique so that they could feature some of their own style on the runway.  Charlie is classy and sophisticated and she combined this skirt from Bliss Tulle with a lovely dress top from Swank Boutique.

They got their hair and makeup done and got to be princesses for the day.  

SQUAD shoutout to Mariah Joy Hair, Jessica Armstrong, Jaycee Crowe, and MNM Makeup Studios for ALL the hair and makeup!!!!

Unabell

Sherry Scheline

Photo Credit Unabell Skincare

Photo Credit Unabell Skincare

This month we are featuring some beauty products along. The products we are featuring are Idaho products and offer you an array of great services from skincare to beauty and health maintenance. 

First is Unabell. Unabell is designed to "cleanse nourish and protect” your skin and to help preserve your beauty to age gracefully. The river Una stood out as a beautiful symbol of purity and beauty. Upon this family immigrating to America they made their home in Idaho.  

Growing up, they  were surrounded by an all-natural and organic life in south Europe and the Mediterranean, the place where East meets West. The founders of Unabell made their own bread, raised their own livestock and grew their own crops.

Over 170 types of medicinal herbs grow by the Una River. A rare plant called Campanula Uneensis, often referred to as the Una Blue-Bell, was named after the Una River's bright turquoise and green colors. This beautiful bellflower is unique to the Una River. The purity of the Una River delivers the necessary nutrients to this beautiful flower. Many natural plants and crops can be found near the river such as King Bolete and Chanterelle mushrooms, Chestnuts and flowers like the Campanuela Bellflower.

"Although we came from such a beautiful and natural place, due to circumstances we found new home in United States, where we started new beginning.

New beginnings are always hard… But, if you put time and effort, the door will be open to wonderful opportunities."

Success stories of immigrants to the United States are beautiful.  They make us proud to live in a country where you can come and explore and build and most importantly DREAM.

 

"UnaBell uses a unique skin delivery system and encapsulated technology to deliver these pure and natural ingredients to your skin. It is very difficult to formulate highly performing products on the natural skin care base and make it superior sensory feel."

Cleanser Mild, natural and light cleanser that contains chestnut honey which provides enough hydration when cleaning the skin, leaving the skin soft and supple and ready to take nutrients and vitamins from cream or serum

Cleanser

Mild, natural and light cleanser that contains chestnut honey which provides enough hydration when cleaning the skin, leaving the skin soft and supple and ready to take nutrients and vitamins from cream or serum

Bolete A luxurious hydrating extra rich facial night and day cream that deeply penetrates the skin containing encapsulated King Bolete (Mushroom) and anti-ageing powerful ingredients with superior delivery system.  

Bolete

A luxurious hydrating extra rich facial night and day cream
that deeply penetrates the skin containing encapsulated King Bolete (Mushroom)
and anti-ageing powerful ingredients with superior delivery system.  

Campanuella A youthful luxurious facial infusion that contains natural UV protectant (Zinc Oxide) with Campanuela Extract (Bell Flower) and anti-aging powerful ingredients with superior delivery system

Campanuella

A youthful luxurious facial infusion
that contains natural UV protectant (Zinc Oxide) with Campanuela Extract (Bell
Flower) and anti-aging powerful ingredients with superior delivery system

Chanterelle A luxurious hydrating velvety light facial serum that deeply penetrates the skin containing encapsulated Chanterelle (Mushroom) and anti-aging powerful ingredients with superior delivery system.

Chanterelle

A luxurious hydrating velvety
light facial serum that deeply penetrates the skin containing encapsulated
Chanterelle (Mushroom) and anti-aging powerful ingredients with superior
delivery system.

The ideology behind UnaBell is simple: use natural and organic ingredients for skin care products to help you age gracefully. They strongly believe that aging can’t be stop permanently, but with the right blend of nature and skin care technology we can slow down the aging process to help preserve your natural beauty.

We encourage you to give Unabell a try.  Wether you are prepping your skin for your wedding or an event or just trying to keep the most youthful look possible give Unabell a try. 

Choose local. Choose Idaho. Choose Unabell

What's Your Tradition Going to Be?

Sherry Scheline

What's your tradition going to be?

Bethany and her husband were married Winter Carnival Weekend in McCall, Idaho.  It is the perfect weekend for a wedding for so many reasons.  Your guests are sure to love all the festivities over the weekend and as the town is bustling you can be quietly tucked away at the beautiful Shore Lodge.     

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Winter Carnival is a tradition for many and for these two lovers it has a whole new meaning. Each year they have chosen to celebrate their love returning to ShoreLodge where they said I do and having a photo taken out on the dock.

We hope when the Wards celebrate their 25th we will be around to celebrate at the party at ShoreLodge.   

 

The tradition continues. 2 years of marriage 3rd picture in this spot as we start the next year of marriage. Shore Lodge you are a beautiful place and I am so happy that Nathan and I got to tie the knot there. I can't wait to see how these pictures change every year.

The tradition continues. 2 years of marriage 3rd picture in this spot as we start the next year of marriage. Shore Lodge you are a beautiful place and I am so happy that Nathan and I got to tie the knot there. I can't wait to see how these pictures change every year.

Let us know your tradition as newlyweds. Comment with your ideas and how you plan on celebrating your anniversary.