In an industry saturated by dilettantes, how do successfully handpick suppliers who can deliver the needs of your once in a lifetime event?
In just a few months I’m going to marry the man I fervently prayed to God for. Wohoo, Amen! Of course, being part of the wedding industry myself I thought planning was going to be a breeze. Wrong! I know too much about the industry that I know every possible thing that could go awry, hence, the paranoia. I wanted the best suppliers because I’ve attended too many weddings and it planted in my mind the perfect wedding dream team.
For this wedding blog entry I’m going to talk about the lady who pioneered the many firsts in the wedding industry, Ms. Madge Lejano. You’ve probably seen her works in print, online, and with celebrities.
I’ve been musing at her works for quite some time, but I never had a chance to personally meet, or catch her in bridal fairs… Until Brides and Beyond.
Brides and Beyond has got to be one of the most well curated bridal fairs in the country. From their top notch wedding suppliers, to the biggest bridal giveaways – they truly are the bridal fair to look out for.
I don’t really spend so much time on Instagram, but when BnB raffled off free services from the roster of premier wedding suppliers I did not hesitate to join. To be honest, I didn’t think I had a chance, but with cost of a decent wedding being wildly extravagant, trying sounded reasonable.
To my surprise I won a free make up trial with makeup artist extraordinaire Ms. Madge Lejano. I was literally jumping when I was told I won. I got more excited to schedule our prenup shoot knowing that I will be in good hands with Ms. Madge.
To be honest I was slightly intimidated, knowing that this highly esteemed makeup artist has worked with top-notch celebrities. Nevertheless, I have a prenup shoot to pull off and I just wanted to look great in photos. 😊 I scheduled with her and woke up early for my appointment at her makeup studio in Makati.
Upon arriving she was all set up and greeted me with a smile. Instantly, felt comfortable and started feasting my eyes on her makeup collection.
I got more excited seeing her airbrush equipment at the ready. I thought it was so generous of her to use her finest products on me considering I just won the free service.
I had a bad breakout that day and committed the mistake of getting a facial before my prenup shoot, which apparently was not a good idea. Ms. Madge advised me that I should give my skin ample time to heal, except with big acne’s that needs to get injected to immediately heal.
Being the nosy host that I am, I didn’t miss the opportunity to know more about Ms. Madge and her humble beginnings in the industry. I had the most entertaining/ refreshing conversation with her. From all the blunders and challenges she had to go through to get to where she is today is just commendable.
Here’s the final outcome and I couldn’t be happier. #nofilter
For my hair, she had Carlene Lucero do subtle beach waves on my locks.
Overall, Ms. Madge did a phenomenal job in giving my face a flawless finish, concealing all blemishes, and what’s more important is that her work looks good in person and in photos. You can win it all with a professional makeup artist!
I felt so elated from the entire experience and even feeling aisle ready that day! I think Madge and Carlene really make a perfect tandem for any bride seeking to achieve a timeless, elegant look for their special day.
Unedited Photo by Lito Sy
Thank you Ms. Madge, Carlene and the event who made this possible – Brides and Beyond! ❤
You can see more of her stunning portfolio of jobs through her social media accounts below.