Q:                  Will you marry me?

Purpose:          To live in a committed relationship.

Marriage:         1.  the social institution under which a man and a woman establish their decision to live as

                              husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies.  A holy and divinely

                              established covenant. (according to Webster's dictionary)

Promise:          The declaration that something will be done.

Production:     The act of creating or manufacturing.  The organization and presentation of dramatic entertainment.

Let's admit that many of us women as little girls dreamt about our "Wedding Day"... Our "prince charming";

and that thought lasted a mere second.  Our thoughts were captured and fast forwarded into the

"pretty things".  The dress, lace and sparkles, and a tiara on our head.  But of course we need a

princess to go along with the prince.  It goes on and on with drifting thoughts of flowers everywhere,

colors and our twelve bridesmaids (because we live in Hawaii), and last but not least; where will this magical

union take place? 

Let's fast forward the tape about twenty years and that once little girl has now bloomed into an independent, aggressive, go getter woman.

A woman who's dreams are about to take flight into reality!  She knows exactly what she wants and is eagerly determined to get it!

A sweet simple dream has now turned into a wedding extravaganza.  Ideas launching from social media into your mind and heart of

a Bride to be.  Often times generating  an overwhelming expectation to put forth all the best of the best in Weddings.

As an artist in the beauty industry for fifteen years, particularly eight in Bridal; you come to realize that you're not just

a makeup artist or a hair stylist...you are a brides friend, her ears to listen, her eyes for assistance in visions and shoulder's to

lean on when the weight of planning bears heaviness.    On countless occasions Brides and Grooms a like have expressed;

"I'm burnt, beat and done!"

My answer is always this:  "Let's take the focus off the production for a moment and place it back into the heart of the promise.

So often it is so easy to lose focus of your why? and the purpose of this production.

Don't get me wrong.  Details in planning a wedding are vital in order to execute your vision for this "Special Day"; but I

encourage you to never lose heart on what truly matters.

And now these three remain: FAITH, HOPE and LOVE.  But the greatest of these is LOVE.  1 Corinthians 13:13.

Faith will become sight and hope realized but love will never cease to disappoint or fail.

                                                                                                                                                     in love...Heidi