One of the coolest parts of our job? Connecting with other fabulous wedding vendors in Kansas City! There is nothing more fun than having a client fall in love with a vendor that you have suggested for them and we are so lucky to work with some of Kansas City’s best. Mikayla and Breanna of Be Chic Bride are one of our very talented hair and makeup artists that focus specifically on brides and bridal parties!
Let’s get to know them, shall we?
Soirée : How many years have you been in business and how did you get started?
Be Chic Bride : We have been in business for 7 years. Growing up in a family of all girls, we’ve always had plenty of “models” to practice hair and makeup on. But after having worked for a few years for another business in this same field, we felt it was time for us to make it our own. We started BeChic with the idea of truly letting the bride be pampered on her wedding day. We want our brides to not have to worry about going to a salon, late appointments before them, traffic, getting a stylist who maybe doesn’t do wedding hair or makeup every day, being apart from your bridal party while you are getting all glammed up, etc. Our passion in the beauty industry is specific to weddings. We LOVE them! We love everything about them. (Truth be told, I’m pretty sure we have about 5 “vow renewal” ceremonies planned on Pinterest. Now if we can only talk our husbands into spending a few hundred thousand dollars…)
Our team of hand-picked stylists do all of our trainings throughout the year on hair and makeup education that specifically relates to anything a bride might need for her wedding day look. Plainly said, we know what works, what lasts and what’s gonna make that camera love every angle of you! After all, a bride spends a good portion of her budget on photography and videography (and that GORGEOUS frock!), so why wouldn’t you want to “complete the package” with professional hair and makeup??
Soirée : What does the process look like for brides that work with you?
Be Chic Bride : Where it really all begins for each bride with us is their trial run. We want to hear all about her wedding. What she has envisioned for her wedding day look since she was 5, what the flowers are going to be, the colors, the DRESS, how she and her Mr. met, what unique touches they will have to their day that maybe only the two of them will understand, the list goes on and on.
This is the bride’s opportunity to really find out what flawless look compliments everything about them, their style and will inevitably knock their groom’s socks off! We do find sometimes that a bride will come in with certain pictures that are on all ends of the “spectrum”, if you will. She gets to try them all out and see what looks best on her. And more often than not, a bride will end up choosing a look she didn’t think she would.
After a bride’s trial, if she chooses to book with us, we go over the contract and specifics for her big day. From then on, we make sure we are available to whatever she may need before her wedding day.
When the amazing day is finally here, we are always on time to wherever the bride has decided that everyone is getting ready. This is the fun part! We get to meet all her best friends, sisters, mom(s) and sometimes (if we’re lucky) we even get to meet the Mr.!
Soirée : Describe your favorite wedding style.
Be Chic Bride :
Mikayla: Oh gosh. While we’re sisters and a lot of our style ends up being very similar, I would have to say that I am a hopeless romantic. So something very traditional with lots of shabby chic florals and definitely some braids goin’ on somewhere. (Although, my own wedding was 1940’s old Hollywood complete with white dinner jackets, bowties, red-carpet, period-inspired bridesmaids gowns and some good ‘ole Frank Sinatra. I do LOVE a red lip!)
Breanna: Wedding styles are always changing and it is so fun to get to see when a bride jumps out of the “Midwest box” and does something modern. I love a runway-style gown with lots of sleek, artistic lines. The loft setting for a ceremony or reception has to be my favorite. (But if Ikea ever starts doing weddings, I’m TOTALLY there!)
Soirée : Favorite Reception Cocktail?
Be Chic Bride : Hmm…. This is a hard one. We don’t usually stay for the wedding ceremony or reception so we don’t typically get to try the “signature drink”. Something very sweet though. We both have a BAD sweet tooth!
Soirée : What is your favorite part of a wedding?
Be Chic Bride : Ahhh! SO MANY!!!
The part where Dad looks at his little girl all dressed and ready to begin a new family and realizes she’s all grown up and ready to be someone’s wife.
When the groom sees his bride for the first time coming toward him ready to give him her everything.
A mom gushing about how much she loves her new son-in-law and how she is so blessed that her daughter found a wonderful man, and how she can’t wait to see them grow together.
Soirée : What is a quote you live by?
Be Chic Bride : It’s hard to pick even just a couple! 1) Love the Lord your God with all your Heart, Soul and Mind. 2) “Never promise more than you can deliver. But always deliver more than you promised”- Lou Holtz
Thank you so much Mikayla and Breanna for letting us gush on you for our readers! We love y’all!
-Soirée Event Designs