Colorado, Here We Come!!

R & R is so excited to announce that we are expanding our little business to lovely Colorado!  We are currently taking bookings for weddings weddings occuring June 25th and later in Denver and surrounding areas.

Does this mean that we are abandoning our Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky home?  NO WAY!  We have such a great team of beauty experts; we are delighted to be able to continue our mission where we began.

 

We would just like to say “THANK YOU” so much to all of our past brides and everyone who has supported Rollers & Rouge along this journey!  This dream wouldn’t be a realization without everyone we’ve encountered in the last 4 years of our journey.  We look forward to meeting so many wonderful brides, vendors and supporters as we continue to grow!

 

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Guess What??!!

We are pleased to let all of our lovely, future brides know that R & R will not be doing a price increase for 2016!

We are sticking by our pledge that all brides should be able to afford to feel beautiful on their wedding day.  It makes us so happy to be able to bring affordable beauty to so many of you.  The thought of losing a bride because she can’t afford the glamour and treatment she deserves on such a special day makes us sad.  😦   So, check out our menu of services and prices and enjoy the same prices that we’ve had since 2014!

The small change that we will be making is that all credit cards that we process will incur a processing fee.  Rollers & Rouge uses the Square Register to process all of our credit cards.  Their fee is 2.75% per transaction.

Want to avoid this fee?  We gladly accept cash, money orders and certified checks.

 

 

Christina Littleton Photograpy, Rollers & Rouge,

Phlawless Skin or Photoshop?

Trial runs can be an important part of deciding on your perfect wedding day look. A bride may be deciding between leaving her hair all down, a full up-do, or something in between.  Working with your stylist to find the most flattering style to shape your face, what’s going to hold all day and night and what makes you feel simply beautiful can be a lot of fun and so rewarding when you have that “OHMYGOSHYES” moment!  This is why I LOVE doing hair.  To me it’s easy.  If you don’t like the first style, great, no big deal.  Let’s take it out and try something else.  With hair, the only illusion out there are these girls with crazy long, thick hair.  This is a simple fix.  Clip in extensions can be found at your local beauty supply and are so easy to work with.

On the opposite end of that spectrum is makeup. Doing a search for “wedding makeup” can be fun and downright inspiring. The internet is flooded with gorgeous pictures of girls with “flawless” skin.  Let’s say you’ve finally found the makeup look that you are ready to try out. You bring it into your makeup artist and sit back, enjoy a little bit of pampering and anticipate the big reveal of the new, more flawless version of yourself.  Except you look in the mirror and feel a little bit of disappointment.  Sure, you love the makeup.  Your eyes look big and bright and you love the lip color, but your skin doesn’t look like the picture.  You can still see the peach fuzz on your face, the fine lines around your eyes and (GASP) PORES!!!  Check out these gorgeous ladies…that actually have fine lines, a couple freckles and NO PHOTOSHOPPING!!

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Guess what, ladies?  You’re human and so is your makeup artist.  We may be good at our job, but we don’t have magical powers.  Our makeup brushes aren’t wands that transform your “normal person” skin into “internet skin”.  These pictures that you find?  Lighting has been set up, filters have been added, editing has been done.

 

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When you have the expectation that  your skin is basically going to look fake after your makeup artist has worked his/her magic, it’s unrealistic.  Cut us a break and even more so, cut yourself a break and realize even though you may not be perfect, YOU’RE GORGEOUS!!!

It’s Still Cold, but, Here’s What’s Hot for 2015

Good friend and wedding planner extraordinaire, Maura Bassman is our guest blogger this week!  This uber trendy girl knows what’s up for what’s trending this year.  Guess what?  Trendy can also be classic!  Read on for inspiration!

 

As we enter February, I find myself dreaming of warm weather, spring flowers and of course,

wedding season! I’ve gathered some of my favorite wedding trends of 2015 to share with the

most fabulous of Brides who are looking to incorporate top trends into their big day. Enjoy!

1. Miniature wedding cakes

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These dainty cakes can be simple or complex but one thing is for sure … small is the new big!

 

 

 

 

 

2. Skin is in!

 

 

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Although this trend may upset Grandma, there is no question that scandalous dresses are the

HOTTEST trend of 2015. Everything from low backs to midriff bearing dresses were all over the

runway during this year’s bridal fashion week.

 

 

3. Marquee lights

 

 

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I love love love this trend! Marquee letters are an adorable accessory to complete the perfect barn OR ballroom reception.

This picture was taken from a styled shoot that Rollers & Rouge and I participated in at the

beginning of the year. Marquee letters from One Fine Day Boutique.

 

4. Unstructured up-dos

 

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It’s no surprise this fashion forward trend is not going anywhere in 2015. Brides want to feel

comfortable on their wedding day with hair that looks easy, fun and low-key.

 

5. Purple, purple and more purple!

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Purple is the smoking hot color of 2015. Finding creative ways to incorporate purple into your

bridal look is all the rage – nails, lips, eye makeup … you name it!

xx Maura (Cincy Weddings by Maura)

Our Fabulous Styled Shoot!

 

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Rollers & Rouge was delighted to be a part of this styled shoot with some of the BEST wedding vendors in Cincinnati.  Working with this talented group of people was such a fun experience that we can’t wait to set up the next shoot!

A HUGE thank you goes out to the following:

Wedding Planner | Cincy Weddings by Maura

Photographer | Amber Bridges Studios

Venue | Obscura Cincinnati

Model #1 | Abbey Bridges

Model #2 | Nicole Leisen

Bridal Dresses & Belt | Lace Bridal Couture

Hair & Makeup | Rollers & Rouge

Florist | Special Day Bouquet

Videographer | True Artists Studio

DJ/Lighting | Maize Music

Vintage Furniture, Accents and Props | One Fine Day​

 

Engagement Rings | Cleves and Lonnemann

Macarons | Macron Bar