Monday, February 9, 2009

The Wedding University

What a great turn out! A day of elegance and education. My day started with a 5 a.m. wake-up call so that I could be ready for model call.

I started the morning with the Deans of The Wedding University, Jean Marks from Jean Marks Weddings and Jubilee Lau from Jubilee Lau Events. At about 8:00 a.m. the models started arriving for hair and make-up.

I had some great help from my assistant Joey, who helped make the whole day run smoothly.

So, the morning was the easy part.

Later that afternoon after all the other class rooms were coming to an end my butterflies started. The thought of getting in front of an entire class and chatting about hair and make-up whoa! way beyond my expertise so, I thought. I actually had a great time up there once it all began and I told the crowd that I was a little shy... I worked my way around the models explaining some of the looks, chatting about using fresh flowers and replacing them with clay flowers and or silk or feathers, taking some questions from the crowd and passing off the mic to one of my upcoming brides. It was so easy. I guess since my heart was about to jump out of my chest I totally forgot that I was going to do an up-do demonstration in front of the crowd. So, I asked for a volunteer from the audience and I was totally overwhelmed with hands up in the crowd that I couldn't choose. I then passed on the choosing of a bride to Kelly, Director of Marketing, at The Four Seasons Palo Alto. I have to say I was a little challenged in styling the chosen bride as I didn't have time to prep the hair as I would during a first session or wedding day. (To the Bride to be, I owe you one!)

Fabulous photos by Stacie Tamaki
For me, The Wedding University was a success. It was my first lesson in public speaking and it wasn't so bad...

For the attendees of The Wedding University, don't forget to take advantage of the special offer. $100 off your first session and the bonus offer book by March 15th and keep me for the day.

A Special Thanks to Gabrielle's Bridal for Exquisite Gowns Fresh Flowers from Nancy Liu Chin and the handmade clay flowers DK Designs.


DK Designs said...

I'm sure you did a phenomenal job! You're so personable that I bet you had them eating out of your hand. :) Thanks for sharing my clay flowers with your audience. It's the poppy that is missing... LOL. Next time I get my hair done, I'll give you another one. :)

The Flirty Girl said...

Great blog post Armando!

I have a few more pics of you I would have sent had I known.... Will send them now...

PS LOL don't listen to him... You should know better!


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