You may have seen Luxe Salon and Spa’s Facebook and Twitter accounts “blowing up” with the amazing work we’ve been doing on Fox 10 Arizona Morning and Arizona Midday/Channel 12. Many amazing special occasion styles and makeup applications later, (including working with Fox 10′s Kristin Anderson, who was the evening’s star emcee — see photo) we sit and reflect on a fruitful couple of days putting our talents to work with other to make a difference in some special children’s lives.
We were lucky enough to partner with the National Association of Catering & Events (NACE) for a an amazing special event at The Venue of Scottsdale. NACE you say? It is the “Who’s Who” in events and weddings in the valley. It’s President, Kristina Celik of Arizona Weddings Magazine and its Special Events Chair, Jessica Barry of J Barry Designs were kind enough to invite us to help with one of the most imaginative and exciting events we’ve seen in a long time: Project NACE: Fashion for a cause, “where everyday elements come to life on the runway.”
Name sound familiar? Just like Project Runway, designers were tasked with building a wedding gown from everyday materials. Photographers used photos printed on canvas, LED lights and recycled hotel keys became headpieces in updos, magazine editors made flowers from their pages into bouquets, florists made gowns from leaves and flowers, while caterers put their flatware and table clothes to work in a unique, whimsical way. Not only were the gowns creative, but they reflected in large part trends popping up on true bridal runways for fall. (Click on the photos to show entire image larger.)
Twenty-one “gowns” went down the runway, each inspired and so, SO creative, that the word “creative” doesn’t even do justice to the jaw-dropping ensembles that wowed the capacity crowd. And just like the designers, our team of talented Luxe Salon and Spa Professionals was up to the challenge of pulling the looks together with amazing hair and makeup.
All this magic comes together to raise money for the Starlight Foundation of Phoenix and to help sick children. Starlight brings together experts from pediatric health care, technology and entertainment to create programs that help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. The programs help children and families cope with the challenges they face daily.
For more information on the Starlight Foundation of Phoenix, click here: http://www.starlight.org/arizona/
For more information on NACE and its Members, click here: http://phoenixnace.com/
To see some of the amazing professional photos from the night click here: https://www.facebook.com/phoenixnace
For more information on Arizona Weddings Magazine and Website, click here: http://www.arizonaweddings.com/
Natural light plays on extraordinary color work. photo/Joe Utley
Newly engaged? Celebrating an anniversary! CONGRATULATIONS on this special time in your life! With the Bridal Coordinator and Wedding Team at Luxe, you can rest assured that no matter what kind of Bride you are and what kind of celebration you’ve chosen, we will make sure every detail is exactly right!
With a combined 15 years of experience, our professionals are experts in hair extensions, updos, make up and lash application, French and glitter Shellac and much more! We meet with you to review our services, schedule trial appointments, and pamper you and your family, attendants and even your groom! Our salon was specifically decorated with darker colors and plenty of flat screens so that men as well as women would feel comfortable. Perfect for the Bride and Groom seeking affordable luxury in a friendly, but professional atmosphere.
With our new Bridal Program, Brides can feel confident that they have found the right professionals! Every Bride will receive:
- A detailed consultation with our Bridal Team Coordinator;
- A copy of the Arizona Wedding Magazine’s Resource Guide featuring a 48-page wedding planner and lists of vendors from all over Phoenix;
- Bridal Buxe (in-store cash) to be used after your Honeymoon for a return visit;
- Time in our Relaxation Room with overstuffed massage chair to help you relax and collect your thoughts on your special day;
- Professionals working with you who are experienced with Wedding Day and print photography shoots, so they will prepare you to look your best in front of the camera as well as in person,
- Your dedicated wedding coordinator who will set up refreshments or a light meal for your Bridal Party.
- A special Bridal pricing program that offers discounts for multiple people and services, but doesn’t require you to pay for services you don’t want.
We would love to talk with you about your plans for your special day and will cover your event right here on our Bridal Blog! To send us a picture please email to email@example.com and include your names (bride and groom or engagement couple), wedding or engagement date, location and any other details that made it special, as well as a contact phone number and email so we can reach you if have questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
We at Luxe are proud to announce that we are now advertisers with Arizona Weddings Magazine’s Spa Resource Guide, their Digest (a smaller size issue with a 36-page wedding planner in it — our FREE GIFT to Brides who book with us!) and on www.arizonaweddings.com. As the most comprehensive, essential magazine for everything Bridal in Arizona, we are proud to be associated with such an amazing publication! Our website partnership will start by the first of the year, but we are looking forward to working with the magazine closely from here on out to help serve brides who need our help looking and feeling their best! Very exciting! You can find Arizona Wedding’s newly revamped website at www.arizonaweddings.com and even view a copy of the latest issue on newstands now. More to come when our page on their site launches!
We are busy little elves behind the scenes making the world more beautiful one client at a time during this holiday season! Today we actually got it all on “film” with fabulous photog Joe Utley whose photo journalist style suited our gorgeous models perfectly! Can’t wait until you all can see the results of our day long shoot. A special thanks to ALL of our models and a special thanks to Miss Arizona, Jennifer Sedler, for taking time to come be one of them!