Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Make-up Artist Extraordinaire Carl Ray {Vendor Love}

This past weekend I was lucky enough to be part of the Engaged Magazine wedding planner photo shoot. About a dozen or so DC wedding planners gathered at The St. Regis for a Vanity Fair style cover shoot complete with hair and makeup to make us look glamorous.  It was such a treat to be done up by the artists that I use for so many of my brides.

Carl Ray is the make-up genius behind Michelle Obama's flawless face as well as numerous other DC notables and visiting celebrities. He is based out of George's at The Four Seasons but will travel to brides for on-site make-up. He has been making my brides stunning for years, and it was so fun to be on the other side of the make-up chair for a change!  We were laughing because we rarely get to just talk and catch up because we're always seeing each other at weddings where we're both busy working.

Carl is so talented and his work is always so glamorous. Not only that, he is so much fun and has a great sense of humor. If you can manage to book him (call George's and ask for Rick Raines, who does all his bookings), do it (as long as you aren't stealing him away from one of my weddings, of course)! Stay tuned for photos from the Engaged wedding planner photo shoot!