Melissa and the ladies of Coral Tree are absolutely amazing! I planned my wedding from Chicago and in a short time frame...Melissa is the only reason that it was a) perfect and b) I was sane enough to enjoy it! From my very first phone call w...
ith Melissa, I knew I was in good hands and I knew who to call when I needed something...anything! Seriously, she can work miracles...she might be Wonder Woman. She referred me to the lady who did my gorgeous flowers, she found me bartenders, she found me a day-of coordinator TWO weeks before the wedding, and about a million other things that I don't have room to list. More than that she was a friend and truly cared about about me and made me feel like her #1 priority. I am not sure how many salon owners get an invite to the wedding...but I could not imagine celebrating my big day without her.
On to the actual hair and make-up...We had a team come to the house where the wedding was held and get myself and my 7 bridesmaids ready for the big day
Cat did my hair and she was great, I have some curly hair that is on a good day beautiful...but on a bad day or styled by the wrong hands resembles something from a cheap production of "Lion King". Needless to say, I was super leery of having someone new to my hair's special needs/moods/vindictive behavior be in charge of my 'do' on my big day...I could not have been happier with how it turned out! I danced and partied until 5am and not one single hair was out of place or frizzy...beyond that the style was absolutely beautiful. Cat has magic in her hands, and her attentive, soft spoken manner is perfect for the stressed out bride!
Marney did my make-up and again, she was awesome! It too lasted until 5am and looked flawless. It felt natural and light...but whatever she did made me look like a model. I felt confident and beautiful, not something that I ever feel, especially in front of a large group of people. She has some mad skills, and she gives some great advice too!
Cindy did my 1/2hr massage the day before the wedding and I am pretty sure that she has reached some higher level of functioning...in 30 min she took a wildly stressed (hadn't slept in 2 days) bride and reduced me to a calm purring kitten. I have never been as relaxed or happy or calm after a massage and I still had a wedding to pull off. I strongly considered relocating to OIB or kidnapping her so I can have her massage on a regular basis.
Sabrina, Marney, and Cat took care of the bridesmaids and they were all stunning! Most of my girls aren't big into make-up or fancy hair...but instead of looking weird or clown like...they were radiant. They could not say enough good things about our beauty team!
I know this is a crazy long review..but stick with me for one more second. After living in Chicago and DC and pricing services in Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, Coral Tree Salon was not only outstanding in their attitude, demeanor, personalities, and most important they are some of the very best hair/make-up/massage/nail professionals I have ever worked with...but they are...get this...reasonably priced!! I don't know how I got so lucky and picked them blindly off the internet...but do yourself and your bridal party a favor and call Melissa right now. It is by far the best decision I made in planning my dream wedding!!