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Grand Opening Gala for Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Want to know more about Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios? RSVP to attend the Grand Opening Gala on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 from 7:00-9:00pm at the new studio space located within the historic Semple Mansion, Suite 104.

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios offers professionally trained media-makeup artists, providing makeup and hair services, and specializing in bridal, events, fashion and print. Additional private client and multi-media services available from the individual artists. Services can be done on site or at the studio.

The mansion will be open to our guests to check out the other wedding/event vendors that are available, and to mingle around the gorgeous surroundings of the Semple, while we celebrate our new studio space.

Enjoy light desserts and drinks as well as some swell music at the Grand Opening. Please plan your arrival to submit your name for the multiple vendor drawings, artists introductions, and official toasting of the space that are set for 8:00pm.

RSVP directly to Brett at brett@brettdorrianartistry.com or 651-253-3559

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Kelly & Stephany {meet the members}

“Meet the Members” features the amazing wedding professionals that will be showcasing their craft at the November 14 event! You will not want to miss the amazing hair pieces designed by Kelly & Stephany of Posh | Rebel. Their fabulous stylings will be on display at the November 14 Independent Wedding Fair!

What new wedding tradition do you want to get more love? Short, sassy wedding dresses. They are a-dor-a-ble. A fun little birdcage veil pairs so nicely with them as well. Also, more personality throughout the whole wedding. Putting more of your own touches and twists on things. Screw “tradition”!

Why weddings? Because when we got hitched there was nothing fun like this around. The only choice you had was a traditional veil or a traditional veil. We started Posh|Rebel not only for weddings but for fun events and parties too.

What is your favorite part of a wedding? Seeing a Posh|Rebel veil on the bride. And the bride’s shoes, as long as they are awesome!

Are your clients mostly from Minnesota? No, we have been taking orders from all over the U.S. It’s great to see Posh|Rebel infiltrating the country!

How does your style differentiate you? What sets you apart? There is nothing average about us. We enjoy creating pieces that are unique, colorful and fashionable. We find inspiration in vintage and current fashion. Everything is hand stitched, beaded, and designed by us.

What are brides and grooms going to see from you at the November event? Modern, stylish, funky pieces. Alot of sparkle and color. We started hand beading pieces using Swarovski crystals, glass beads, and semi precious stones and have become addicted.

Cake or cupcakes? Both. And some pie too, if you have some.

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Brett Dorrian {meet the members}

“Meet the Members” features the amazing wedding professionals that will be showcasing their craft at the November 14 event! Brett Dorrian is a hair and makeup artist you won’t want to miss. You can see her at the November 14 Independent Wedding Fair, or on her website all the time.

What should people know about what you do? I provide personalized professional makeup artistry and hair design for brides, grooms, bridal parties, and more. I have a team of artists that work under my studio, so we can accommodate more than one client per wedding date, and also have enough assistants to keep the schedule running smoothly so that mimosa morning is stress-free. We can come on-site or provide services in the studio, located within the Semple Mansion, in Minneapolis. I specialize in vintage looks, but can create and design any look desired. Sometimes I’m given a picture, sometimes a look at the dress, and other times, we just navigate through what the feeling and vibe should be and from there I create. I am often with my brides designing styling from the engagement session, to the wedding, to the first family portraits.

Why weddings? You have to have a soft spot in your heart to work weddings, both for your own sanity as well as for the experience of the client on their big day. I have always told myself that the day I stop getting teary-eyed when we put the veil on, that’s the day I need to stop designing makeup and hair for wedding clients. The amount of joy you can give a client by transforming her from an everyday engaged lady, to the gorgeous bride she envisions- nothing beats that feeling. I get to be by my bride’s side all through the planning process; there is a lot of trust built up, and a lot that we go through- I become a resource, a confidante, an artist, and often times, a friend.

What new wedding tradition do you want to get more love? I love seeing all these different styles of bridesmaids’ dresses. There’s some sort of sass unlocked in these bridal parties that embrace “different, but similar.” We have a ton of fun with the bridesmaids’ makeup and hair since we’ll stick to a similar palette and/or shape, but give everyone a quirk in styling all their own.

How does your style differentiate you? What sets you apart? What I do is different than most other makeup/hair stylists out there because I am not a typical salon/cosmo person, nor a self-taught freelancer in the world of makeup. I have had years of professional media makeup and hair training and am an actively working multi-media makeup artist- with credits in film, tv, commercial, print, fashion, runway, theater, special effects, and more. The same is true for my hand-selected team of senior artists that work under Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios. We are the only formally organized studio providing this caliber of media artists to the bridal industry in the Twin Cities. We also offer pre-wedding beauty services, such as: spray tanning, skin care consultations and plans, bachelorette party packages, boudoir and engagement session styling, and individual or group lessons.

What do you wish you had known when you started working with weddings? Being the one vendor keeping everyone calm before the hubbub of the day begins, there is a delicate balance between being the artist, personal assistant, referee, and comedian. But, at the end of the day, the number one rule is to simply remember that your client hired you for who you are, not just what you do, and helping her create positive memories of her day will influence any other forces from doing otherwise.

What are brides and grooms going to see from you at the November event? Severe attention to detail for the creation of unique but harmonious looks for the “Not so Real Wedding” in the decided theme of Circus Chic. There will be some thoughtful juxtaposition in this showcase of vintage inspired makeup and hair for the faux couple and bridal party.

Cake or cupcakes? Did someone say dessert? I’m not one of those skinny makeup artists…leave that to the commercial models. We will always sample the sweets, given the chance.

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