Three Easy Steps to Getting Your Hair Ready for Your Big Day

You’ve seen the posts and blogs.    
Boys meets girl.
Boy proposes to girl.
Girl looks Instagram ready on her wedding day.

But that hair!!!

Yes girl…

You find yourself fawning over romantic curls, effortless shine, and wondering how that shade of perfect color is even possible. If you’re looking for wedding ready hair yourself, I’ve got a few ideas to help set up your locks for success.


1. Daily Routine
If you don’t already have one in place, today is the day! 1-2 times per week hair washings plus deep conditioning treatments rinsed out with cool water (before the day you wash your hair) are crucial for body and silky smoothness. Also, don’t forget to apply heat protectant oil before curling or straightening. You shouldn’t hit the beach without sunscreen, so why expose your hair to that kind of direct heat?

2. Weekly Home Therapy
Say it with me. Weekly. Hair. Masks. Grab some from your favorite drug store or whip one up at home. Long hair? Tie it up! Then apply the mask and let sit for 30 minutes. Rinse and repeat the process weekly. You’ll be glad you did!

3. Book an appointment!
Now, for the fun part! Book that San Marco Strands hair appointment for a shine treatment or glaze to finish your look. These treatments typically last 4 weeks. It will not only look silky and shiny for your wedding day but also carry you through the honeymoon.

That’s it! Follow those three easy steps and you will be well on your way to slow motion walks down the street, breeze blowing through that gorgeous, wedding-ready mane.

For more information, hair care tips, or to book an appointment with me personally, connect with me on social media or by email at

Choose Thy Love… Love Thy Choice // Jacksonville Wedding


It’s coming up on our two year wedding anniversary and I can still remember every moment of that amazing day! Pastor Russ Austin spoke a message of REDEMPTION that fit our life stories perfectly. We had an amazing team of vendors who made sure our day went smoothly and had the support of hundreds of our closest friends and family.

Below is our wedding video that our good friend Jordan Tyler Poole    made for us!

Take a look into our special day!!!


2015 Top Wedding Hairstyles… so far!!!

Hello Beauties,

Thirty two weddings… What a year so far!!!!! And to think, I decided that this year I would limit the amount of weddings I’d take, in order to spend more time with my family! With the first half of 2015 coming to a close I thought i’d recap on some of my favorite wedding hairstyles of the year!!!! Take a peak!!!

XOXO, Mandi



Dairing Events is the Peanut Butter to my Jelly//jacksonville wedding planner

Hello My Beauties,

As promised I am giving you all the inside scoop to my wedding. That means I must start with the very first person that I feel you should start with too. YOUR WEDDING PLANNER!!!!!! I must admit, I used to think I would have no need for a wedding planner. I like planning and organizing parties myself, and thought this would be something fun to do. However, being that I work weddings nearly every weekend, I can definitely tell a HUGE difference in brides that either use a wedding planner, only a day of coordinator or try to do it themselves. Let’s just say, My decision became clear that I needed a wedding planner. But not just any wedding planner, I wanted the best of the best. I wanted someone who I knew I could trust to make our wedding vision come true! So I decided there was no better choice for us than Dairing Events!!!

image Adair happens to be one of my hair clients. When she sat down in my chair to have her hair done, I was busy explaining my dream wedding. She took mental note of every detail. By the time she left she handed me two sheets of paper with a diagram of my reception, listed every question I needed to ask my caterer (which I never would’ve thought to ask), gave me timelines for things that I needed to have and most importantly… gave me realistic expectations of what my budget could actually afford. She also gave me suggestions on areas where I could save money. And THAT my friends is why you need a planner. They know all these things!!!! She is so full of insight and her keen eye is always set on perfection. I’m not making it easy on her either. I changed the date numerous times and then decided to plan a wedding in three months.


The main reason I chose Dairing Events to plan my wedding is because she genuinely cares about YOUR day. Her only agenda is giving you the most magical day of your life! Adair Currie is one of the most lovable ladies that I have ever met. She carries her sparkle everywhere she goes and her energy is contagious. She is a problem solver and I appreciate that.



adair2Adair created her own Bridal Academy that I was lucky enough to attend, This allowed me to hear from every vendor needed for your big day. It was super insightful and gave me tons of ideas about what I really wanted for our big day!



Now you can see why this day would not be possible without her!!!!!

Please go check out her website for more details!!!

It’s My turn to be Bride and have my very own Once Upon A Wedding!!!//Jacksonville weddings

She said YES!!!

I SAID YES!!!!  It is finally my turn to have my very own Happily Ever After!

After many years of giving my brides their fairy tale wedding hair, I get to plan every intricate hair detail of my own. Being in the wedding industry has its perks. After all, I get to work along side, what I consider, the best in the business!!!!! Through the next few months, I will be telling you which vendors I chose and why they are a necessity to have on your BIG DAY!  But first let me tell you how he proposed…

Jason and I love going downtown every Wednesday where we serve the homeless at Cup of Love Ministry. This is a ministry started by Jason after hearing God tell him that he would “turn a cup of coffee into an ocean of love”…and that he did!!!! It was June 11th and I was so excited about this particular week because I just knew that God was going to move in a big way. It was the first week that school was out and so not only my children but others would be able to attend. Nothing warms my heart more than being able to watch the next generation selflessly give to others, especially the less fortunate! There were also many of my friends that had taken the day off from work and I was excited that they would be able to experience some of the things that had changed my life. Oh and guess what?? You can join us too!!!! We are out there EVERY Wednesday at 8am. We set up shop behind Trinity Rescue Mission at the corner of Union and Broad St.

10464011_10204091044942093_8141454741784808894_nOk back to my story…The morning got underway and I started setting things up to begin serving. There were lots of volunteers that day to give tasks to so I was busy running around doing all the things I do, not realizing how many people had started to gather around. Jason comes up to me and asks me to come over to where he was and so I did……… BAM!!!! He drops down on one knee and asks me to be his wife!!!!! He was holding one of our coffee cups and inside the cup was my ring!!! How adorable, right?

 10472737_931869678921_6043569965726117345_nI turn around to find all of my closest family and friends standing there who had been tucked away for the morning. God sure did turn a cup of coffee into an ocean of love for us!!! Nothing in the whole entire world would make me happier than being his bride! He is such an amazing man and I am excited to see what an adventure our journey will entail!!!

Follow along as I share with you every detail of my wedding including my glorious vendor list!

Get a sneak peak at the plans for our Honeymoon story  HERE!!!!