Category Archives: TV Brides

Wedding Day Makeover/TLC/Design Visage

I met Veronica over the phone and it was love at first word. She is in one word fantastic. We had to wait a long time for the approval for her wedding on Wedding Day Makeover on TLC. When it arrived with a yes we will all elated, then the news that her wedding location would not allow a TV camera crew. A set back, but nothing is too big for Veronica. She has this strong but sweet character and before you could say no, it was a yes and we were off on a roll.

I finally  met Veronica and Brian in person at my house a few months back. They live in San Diego and needed a place for Film Garden to shoot their love story. The pretty backyard with the fireplace is mine! And the guitar that Brian is playing to serenade Veronica is my husbands. Brian and Veronica are a joy to be with.

Missy was Veronica’s Design Visage stylist and they hit it off immediately. Its kinda hard not to like Missy. The preview at the Design Visage salon lasted more than 4 hours. You will recall Veronica, her 2 sisters and her mom, all had quite a different idea for Veronica’s wedding hair and make-up. The 4 V’s had the entire crew laughing for hours. They really could not agree on a look. Ultimately it was Veronica’s choice, although she was trying to make everyone happy.

The decision: a new wave 40’s style side do combined with an updated 40’s bridal makeup. Awesome……

On the wedding day the Design Visage had the pleasure of beautifying all the bridesmaids and moms

One of the most touching parts of Veronica’s wedding; she had recently lost her father. All the girls including mom were so sad that this most important man would not be able to give his daughter away to the man she was to marry. Veronica’s fathers favorite flower was the sunflower. A large sunflower was in her bouquet as the simple of her father with her the entire day. It was wonderful.

I must day Scarlett Lillian’s photos are simple perfect.

A tender moment with MOM

This is my favorite photo, the real emotion.

Don’t you think Veronica chose the best wedding hair and makeup?

We at Design Visage do not get to see these moments on the wedding day, we beautify and off to another bride, so it is so special to see the tender moments. Scarlett Lillian has some amazing talent.

Here they are with Film Garden from the TLC show “Wedding Day Makeover”

These few shots were taken by Stephen Knuth Photography .Wow Veronica must have felt like a star with two photographer and a film crew following her around.

Design Visage has received many calls regarding Veronica’s bridal hair and makeup choice… I believe it was a hit.

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Wedding Day Makeover/TLC/Design Visage

Behind the scenes with Priya, the whole story

This week on Wedding Day Makeover on TLC, aired the episode with TV bride Priya. We asked Design Visage stylist Lauren to tell us the real scoop.

Interesting the whole story you see on TV lasts less than 15 minutes. Do you know they filmed over 15 hours. So as you can imagine, there is  much that happens that you did not see.

Lauren: ” I style over 100 brides per year, but I was afraid of Priya. Before I met her the owner of Design Visage, Caren, told me that Priya was a newscaster and had a professional makeup and hair artist everyday. Caren also told me that Priya said on the phone that she was very picky and difficult to please. I was nervous to meet her, and especially since it was my first bride for “Wedding Day Makeover”. I did not know what to expect and now it was going to be with a difficult bride. I made sure to wear a top that would not show any sweat beads! Just in case.

Priya knew exactly want she wanted and was not going to let either her mother or her friend that came to the preview sway her in any way. The preview took a lot of time, much that was not on TV. I did a few looks that she just hated and I became worried that I was not going to find her “look” and with the entire filming crew watching. With the grace of God, the very last look gave Priya, she loved it.

On the wedding day, I was still concerned. Priya has the type of personality to change her mind. Fortunately she loved it. But she micro managed every step. She had a mirror and watched each move I made and gave her two cents. Then at one point she saw her mother with makeup and jumped out of the chair and said, with cameras rolling “I hate it” Apparently Priya was not used to her mother looking that glamorous and did not think her wedding day was the best day for that change. In the end Priya and all the girls including mom looked so beautiful and were very happy.

In the end Lauren had a great time with Priya and her wedding.

You can catch Lauren and the other Design Visage stylists on Wedding Day Makeover weekdays at 11:30 and 5:30

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Wedding Day Makeover/TLC/Design Visage

We received some photos of the production of our new reality show Wedding Day Makeover on TLC weekdays at 11:30 and 5:30.

It was fun to see how they film reality shows and to be a part of the action. TLC’s Wedding Day Makeover filmed 50 brides for 25 episodes. Design Visage is proud to have been chosen to beautify 21 of the brides. All the DV stylists worked hard to make this happen. I want to especially thank Missy Garland, Susie Holloway, Dana Thompson and Lauren Hendrix for the long hours.

Take a look at a few behind the scean photos:

You can see Missy working with TV bride Meg. Georgia and Becky are setting the bridemaids hair. You will remember Meg as the cute bride that hated her freckles. Missy’s magic made Meg smile.

This is Jetta one of my favorite episodes. Jetta is a Harley riding  proclaimed tomboy. She was so uncomfortable wearing makeup and having her hair styled. You can see her face cringe on the show. BUT when she saw what Design Visage stylist Susie did, she cried. I mean she actually sobbed. It was touching and Jetta made all of us tear up, even the film crew. On the wedding day, Susie and Missy showed up in western attire. Susie said “I just could not show up to Jetta’s wedding looking like a hollywood makeup artist” Jetta was touched that the Design Visage girls thought of her comfort. It made for one fun wedding and a great Wedding Day Makeover show.

Design Visage artist Missy with TV bride Veronica. I just loved Veronica and her family. You will remember her sisters and Mom had some strong opinions about Veronica’s hair and make-up. The wedding Design Visage sent 5 stylists to beautify all the bridesmaids, moms and friends. This was a fun day.

Keep watching the Design Visage Stylists on TLC’s Wedding Day Makeover and check back for more behind the scene details.

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Wedding#2 Lifetime Channels “My Best Friends Wedding”

So now was the time for Terri to surprise Mireja. The weddings were just a few weeks apart. It was very fun and an honor to be a part of the chosen vendors from the Lifetime Channel. It was actually a lot more work that a regular wedding. As we were applying the make-up and styling the hair, we had to start and stop so the film crew could get all the shots needed. Wow it gives you much respect for the artists that work in film….all the hurry up and wait!

As I look at these photos I wonder about the quality. Although these are nice, technology has changed the art of photography so much in the last few years, it sure dates these!


Both weddings were lovely, although I do think Terri and a few extra special features for Mireja.

So I ask again, would you like a wedding with a full camera crew? I think if I did I would want to also have a private ceremony with just me and my man…but that is my personality. I will say there was much energy and excitement.

Terri and Mireja were chosen out of a large group of girls who applied for this show. They must have had something special to be selected. At the end of the day, both girls had wonderful and beautiful weddings, planned by their best friend, the weddings were on TV, and completely Paid by the TV company. You can’t beat that. Terri and Mireja, I hope Design Visage helped make it special.

Lifetime channel’s “My Best Friends Wedding” featuring Design Visage

In 2003, Design Visage was chosen by the Lifetime Channel to participate in a reality bridal show. Now this was one of the first reality shows. The storyline was great, best friends that were both planning weddings were chosen. The twist was that each girl was to plan the others wedding and all the details would be revealed on the wedding. Can you imagine showing up to your wedding and not knowing anything about the details except the groom! The first wedding was Terri and Steve and it was planned by Mireja, Terri’s best friend. The TV station chose all the vendors but Mireja chose the details. As an example when Terri and Mireja came to Design Visage for the hair and make-up preview….they came with the camera crew…but we had to cover all the mirrors in the studio. Mireja chose the colors of the make-up and the hairstyle…Terri did not get to see her bridal look until the wedding day. And so on…with the wedding dress, music, colors, etc. all planned by Mireja. The upside is the entire wedding was paid for by the TV station. Would you do it? Let’s take a look at the wedding day.

In my opinion Terri was the lucky one, because her wedding was first. So If Mireja pulled some funny business, she would be able to retaliate.

It did turn out to be a lovely wedding and Terri and Steve were very happy. Mireja received much help from Holly LaFever the wedding coordinator and the great shots are from John Nixon Photography. Yea Mireja you did a great job….Lets see how your wedding went tomorrow…….

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