Chevron is an inverted V-shaped insignia that is manipulated in many ways to create zigzags and other variations. This pattern can be dated back to as early as 1800 BC and is found on ancient pottery and rock carvings. Also, the pattern can be crisp, playful, and intricate depending on desired customization.
The chevron design is now being incorporated in modern wedding themes and is being given creative twists that are being embraced by many brides-to-be because of its uniqueness and freshness to the overall wedding motif. Some of the ways the chevron pattern is being used in weddings include:
- Tablecloths and linens
- Flower girl dresses
- Wedding albums
- Wedding favors
- Bouquet ribbons
- Wedding décor
- Wedding cakes
- Wedding vases
- Table runners
- Aisle runners
The different ways in which the chevron pattern can be used seems endless. There are variations on not only the size, direction, and movement of the V-pattern but the colors as well. These patterns are appropriate for any and all wedding themes including:
- Beach weddings
- Formal weddings
- Themed weddings
- Just about all religious weddings
The other important point is that chevron can be used for weddings on any budget. The vastness of the different options available for use allows for any wedding to express itself with this modernized design that is experiencing a rise in popular trend.
** Photo Credits: Chevron Flower Girl Dress- http://sweet-angel-1.tumblr.compost33832037349, Chevron Table Runner via hostessblog.com, Chevron Wedding Cake via Martha Stewart Weddings, Various Chevron via Olatz akissofcolour, Chevron Wedding Bride via Elizabeth Baldwin Smith
Since the recent premiere of the film The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby McGuire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton; a resurgence of the 1920s sleek and fanciful vintage look, especially the flapper fashion trend, is now all the rave across the United States and Europe.
Big name designers, lesser known designers, and party supply shops are taking advantage of the “roaring twenties” fashion revival. With this reawakening of a spectacular fashion trend, availability of exquisite pieces is not very difficult to come by. For this reason, your next event should utilize The Great Gatsby theme so that you too can experience and relive a piece of 1920s history.
Recently, we have done quite a few Great Gatsby themed events. Incorporating The Great Gatsby theme into your event is fun, easy, and cost effective. All it takes is creativity and imagination to use what is available in stores to produce a polished, sleek, vintage high-end look. Here are a few of the fashion statements associated with this theme:
- Slicked back hairstyles (polished look)
- Sharp looking black suits
- Well shined dress shoes
- Bow ties
- Short/bob haircuts; or finger curls
- Knee-length and short skirts
- Vintage-style lace dresses
- Long form-fitting dresses
- Feathered collar blouses
- Beaded collar blouses
- Flower headbands
- Strings of pearls
- Fancy hats
*Photo Credits via Pinterest: Royal Photo Booth Pinterest Board using Invitations by Ajalon, Monika Caban Photography, Rushe Bridal look book, Vintage Weddings, and Emici Bridal
Recently, we sponsored Rock the World, an annual woman’s entrepreneur conference held in New York City by Savor the Success, the premium business network for women entrepreneurs. Very inspirational CEOs and America’s top entrepreneurs were in attendance to show us how to be the true CEO of your business, from core leadership qualities and ultra-productivity to hiring and leading a Dream Team of employees. One of the speakers who rocked it was CEO of Stella & Dot, Jessica Herrin. Her story and words of advice were so inspirational and resonated with everyone in the room. Jessica was so excited to see our photo booth at the conference, she had to stop and take some pictures.
Here are some Stella & Dot pieces we are swooning over that can be worn by a bride or bridesmaids. With Stella & Dot’s already affordable ‘Styles for a Steal’ and their amazing Spring 2013 line featuring turquoise, Kelly green and several other ‘it’ bridal hues for 2013, this is a great way to accessorize on the cheap without looking cheap. Take a look at our Top 5 gorgeous pieces that a bride and bridesmaids will want to wear again and again:
- The Julep Bangle comes in four gorgeous colors and is the perfect arm candy for bridesmaids (and budgets) at only $19. Stack several colors together for a great honeymoon
look for the bride.
- The Maldives Necklace is perfect for a bride hoping to wear her ‘something blue’ in her accessories. With beautiful mixes of turquoise and green hues
- Treat bridesmaids to a Stella & Dot best-seller with a coral or turquoise Vintage Twist Bracelet. Classy, fun
- Valor Studs offer a classy and sophisticated look for any bride’s nuptials. It’s hard to believe this gorgeous pave detail
- Add shimmer to a bridal look with the Calypso Coin Necklace. This stunner really catches the light
Having done so many events, we have mastered where to exactly put the photo booth at your event. Here’s our Top 3 tips to maximize visibility and use of your booth.
Keep the photo booth in a highly visible area near the action. Having a dance? Serving booze? The photo booth loves being close by. Being near the action is a great photo booth reminder for your guests.
Keep the photo booth near the action but out of the way. Stay away (we suggest at least 5 feet) from high traffic areas like doorways and tables. The photo booth is a guest magnet and it’s pretty common to have 10 or so guests frolicking around it. Tip: We’ve most likely been at your venue before. Ask us or your venue contact person where the best place is.
If the booth is outside the primary space (like in a hallway or foyer) announcements are a great way to keep the booth rocking all night long. Mention the booth in your welcoming speech and have your DJ make several announcements throughout the evening. We’ve seen some pretty cute table cards that serve as great use-the-booth reminders.
About Royal Photo Booth
Royal Photo Booth provides affordable photo booth rentals in NY, NJ & CT. We offer Non-Stop Photo Booth entertainment for Weddings, Sweet 15/16, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Trade Shows, Holiday Parties, Marketing Events, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Reunions, Dances & Proms, & any Other Social Gatherings. You receive a 3-in-1 solution for Photography, Entertainment, and Party Favors, and it’s just as much fun for children and seniors as it is for young adults. We specialize in using Green Screen Technology, where you have thousands of backgrounds to choose from. These instant take-home keepsakes will be treasured for years to come. Remember, you & your guests deserve the BEST! You can learn more about Royal Photo Booth on their Website, Blog, on Facebook at Royal Photo Booth, and Twitter @ladaza.
Sabrina Gilbert exemplifies the true meaning of a consummate Beauty Expert. Not only is she a seasoned professional makeup up artist, but an extraordinary hair stylist as well! We know because she’s has done our hair MANY times and always receive compliments on it…true story! Being great at both is definitely a plus in this business to be able to develop AND excel in both the worlds of hair and makeup! That dual ability really gives Sabrina a unique edge in the industry, as she is hired “equally” for makeup and hair assignments! We LOVE Sabrina and everything about her! Not only is she a ROCKSTAR she is also down to earth and funny too! Her style and technique speaks for itself! We believe that she always brings out the best in a person’s look and are really timeless.
Where did the idea for your business come from?
I moved to New York with no money and not really knowing what I wanted to do in life. A born fine artist I always looked for ways to make money doing what I loved. Makeup and hairstyling came naturally for me because its another form of art, so shortly after moving here I got my cosmetology license and started working numerous bridal companies in New York. After a while I decided to go into business for myself and things just took off for me.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is when people look in the mirror after I have worked on them and they say how amazing they look and feel, they seem to instantly glow from the inside out. I also LOVE reading sweet reviews from my clients without my knowledge or even me asking them to. I really love that feeling:)
What are the top trends you see for 2013?
Well as hairstylist I’m still seeing more effortless hairstyles. Messy buns, tendrils, romantic bed head hair that seems to be quickly pinned up and not forced.
Well its really not up to me, I listen to what the client wants always and if they are unsure I give my input. I would probably stay away from “Trends” on the wedding day because you dont want to look at your wedding pictures in 10-15 years and say “OMG, what was I thinking.” Instead I suggest a style or look that more timeless but not too “safe” as well.
What inspires you?
I get inspired by the client herself, her dress, her energy, her story, her vision for her wedding day. I get inspired by classic beauties of old Hollywood as well. They have a beauty that never goes out of style. You can see those women on the street today and they would still be stunning.
How would you describe your signature style in five words?
Clean, Relaxed, Polished, Classic and Aesthetic.
Today’s woman is busier than ever. What is the easiest/quickest way to turn a day/work look into something that works for night out?
Let’s say you have a simple light natural day look for work. If your going straight to the club after the office you want to have a fun vibrant lipstick or gloss on hand along with maybe a dark liner or darker shade shadow so you can amp up the eyes. That way you can add some color to your lips and contour or define the eye a bit for a fun flirty night look!
Good makeup and hair starts with pre-wedding day regimen. Drink lots of water, stay on top of your skin issues, see a dermatologist if necessary and really give your skin the attention it needs for it to behave itself the day of. Trust me your makeup artist will thank you. As far as hair, pick a style you can move and dance in. Its your big day! You need to be able to be free that day after all the stress but you still need to look glam at the same time. Choose a hairstyle that is both pretty and practical.
Do you have a link to your online portfolio from past clients?
Yes to view my work you can visit http://www.sabrinagilbertnyc.com
What are some questions we can ask a make-up artist to see if they are the right fit for us?
Make sure you do some research before booking them, check their online reviews etc. The truth is they should be asking you all the questions like what’s your skin type? What are your biggest problem areas? Do you have a reference pictures or a specific look in mind? Are there any colors or products you want to stay away from? are you allergic to anything? These are all questions that the artist should be asking you while at your consultation or trial. If they don’t ask these questions you both can become a little confused about the vision and you may not be happy with the outcome.
What three makeup items should no woman leave home without?
Awww only three? Okay I will try to narrow it down lol. Concealer ( Revives and brightens the eyes), Mascara ( opens eyes and makes them look bigger) and last but not least BLUSH! ( This could possibly be the most important beauty product. It instantly makes you look younger, warmer and more “alive”)
High messy top knot buns with a dark plum/burgundy vampire-like lipstick.
What’s your “secret sauce” for success as an entrepreneur?
First and foremost as an entrepreneur I feel the most important element to running a successful business is networking and pushing yourself one step ahead of the competition. I feel another “not so secret”, secret is to truly try to make your client happy on the most important day of her life. Put yourself in her shoes, know what she would want and expect from you and deliver.
If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
I ‘d probably be painting, sewing, designing, and creating something. I am a creator of beautiful things first and foremost even before hair and makeup.
Tell us something we don’t know about Sabrina Gilbert NYC.
hmmm… I would have to say as an artist and business owner I never do anything I am not passionate about. I have to be fully invested and fully alive in what I do. That is how you create a great brand.
About Sabrina Gilbert
Sabrina Gilbert is a New York based celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist servicing the Tri-State area. She specializes in Bridal, Special Event and TV/Film hair and makeup. With a keen aesthetic eye and down to earth demeanor, it’s her personal and professional goal to make every client feel like a celebrity for their special day. Well skilled in makeup artistry and hairstyling, Sabrina is a unique artist with a gift and vision to execute any style desired. You can visit her Website HERE, LIKE her on Facebook, Follow her on Twitter.