We had the pleasure of doing hair for bombshell bride, Liz Littel and her bridesmaids. From a Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin punk cover band to a gold balloon drop at the Plaza Hotel, Liz had the ultimate vintage Vegas wedding of her dreams.
Tell us more about your wedding day, from the planning, your location, dress, any special moments you’d like to share
As far as the dress goes, I had an idea in my head of what I wanted – a big, long, full-skirted dress (yes, all the way in the “poofy” range) with a sweetheart cut neckline and some sparkly bling, all with a modified vintage style and look. I found what I was looking for, and it was the first dress I tried on! I did try on some others but I kept going back to that first dress. I guess when you know, you know.
There were too many special moments to count! One magical moment was the gold balloon drop, which happened during our first dance to Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea”. It was indeed like dancing in a sea of gold, which actually is not as easy as you might think!
I’m a big photo booth lover, and it was such a great experience to do fun photo booth photos with people I love from all parts of my life, including my husband, my bridal party, girls from dance troupes past and present, friends old and new, and family. Not to mention the hilarity of viewing everyone else’s crazy photos sometime after the wedding – we have some real characters in our lives…and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Our final exit was also something I will never forget. It involved a wild explosion of confetti cannons and sparklers in the dazzling lights of the Plaza’s main entrance (at the top of Fremont), as we drove away in my husband’s late father’s 1975 Buick Le Sabre parade car, surrounded by smiling, cheering friends and family from all over the world (as well as some random happy tourists who joined in). It was an amazing end to a wonderful evening, and we are still so thankful to everyone.
How was your HWR experience, from your first inquiry to the end of your appointment?
There are a lot of stresses involved in planning a wedding, with so many puzzle pieces to put together. I am very grateful that everything with HWR was easy and pleasant. Sarah was always super friendly, helpful and informative in all communication before the big day. On wedding day, the ladies were organized, efficient and incredibly talented. We were all “wow”-ing over each other’s hair. Every style exceeded my expectations, and it is a sweet bonus that the HWR team was so nice and easy to chat with.
Tell us more about why you love the vintage style. What were your inspirations for your hair and makeup look for your wedding day?