You’ve Got a Friendor in Me

Before we had a location, before we were 100% set on our date, before we were sure what anyone was wearing, we had a couple of vendors already inked. Well, not officially, but there was no way we weren’t going to use them.

Hair & Makeup: Mini & ELLA Salon

I had my first hair appointment with Laura, AKA Mini, just before Frack’s bachelorette party in 2010. Before then, I didn’t really invest in my hair or re-visit a particular hairdresser. I tended to go to salons that didn’t require appointments, sit in whichever chair was available first, and go for something basic. Since meeting Mini, I’ve changed up hair colors, let her do what she thinks is best, and loved my hair. I even drive about 30 minutes to Strands for an appointment with her. I may go a bit too long between appointments and wear my hair in a ponytail more often than Mini likes, but she is totally amazeballs. Mini has done wedding-day styles for Frack and another friend, and her work is superb.

While Mini will be doing my hair, I needed a crew for my other ladies. A family friend, Carmen, recently opened a salon called Ella in Harmony salon, and it was a no-brainer to have her crew come to the hotel in the morning as the glam squad! I can’t wait to see all of the ladies all fancy pants!

Photography: Mitch’Studio

Before I babble, let’s let some of Mitch’s work do the talking for me.

Mitch McAllister: L&G favs &emdash; 172817

Even if I didn’t know the photographer or the couple, I’d still love this photo. (That’s Frack and Gee, BTW.) / Source: Mitch’Studio

Mitch McAllister: Veronica & Ryan Sneak Peeks &emdash; IMG_0433

I don’t know these people, but I do know that Mitch perfectly captured their joy. / Source: Mitch’Studio

Mitch McAllister: Erica & Bart fav's &emdash; IMG_8211

Bling and flowers—how can you go wrong? / Source: Mitch’Studio

Mitch McAllister: infant Makenna &emdash; IMG_9991

Too much cuteness for one photo! This is Sharpie and Mitch’s daughter, who I am sure has become his favorite subject to photograph. / Source: Mitch’Studio

I could continue on and show off more of Mitch’s work, but I’m sure you’ll see lots of his photos post-wedding. Mitch is married to Sharpie, so technically he’s my cousin-in-law, but our family doesn’t roll like that. He’s officially a cousin now. He is an architect by day, a husband and father by night, and a photographer on the weekends. I love the photography work that he does, and I’m excited to have him documenting our big day.

DJ: Showcase Sound

Gee is somewhat crazy about music and DJs, so when he picked Showcase Sound for his wedding DJ, I figured they had to be good. They were GREAT. The dance floor was always going, and they were able to capture Gee and Frack’s personalities, reflect them in the music choices, and help make the night super memorable. Gee loved them so much that he applied to work as a DJ for them afterward. Owners Ben and Lisa welcomed Gee onto their team, and Gee ended up working at Sharpie and Mitch’s wedding with Ben. Once again, Showcase Sound did not disappoint.


Mr. PB and Gee cheesin’ at Sharpie and Mitch’s wedding / Personal photo

Sharpie and Mitch even had a photo booth at their wedding from Showcase Sound, so Mr. PB and I got to test that out. Showcase Sound has definitely been a sure thing since our engagement, and I can’t wait to dance the night away!

Did you have any vendors that you knew you’d use? Are any of your friendors family?


Mrs. Phone Booth

Rochester, NY
Wedding Date:
March 2014
All Eyes On Me in the Center of the”¦Table.
Matters of Faith
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  1. milkcow Bee
    Mrs. Milk Cow 216 posts, Helper bee @ 6:50 am

    You have some very talented friends and family!! We are definitely using some of the vendors that my sister used for her wedding since we know they’ll do a great job.

  2. roadtrip Bee
    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 7:42 am

    I considered asking some friends/family to friendor, but I decided I’d rather pay someone or do without so that my friends and family could just enjoy the day and not feel pressured.

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    crazeebee3 69 posts, Worker bee @ 7:43 am

    Ohhh good! I just talked to Lisa from showcase the other day and don’t actually know anyone that’s used them! I already liked her and this makes me feel great about it!!

  4. msfilly Bee
    Mrs. Filly 85 posts, Worker bee @ 1:52 pm

    No family, but we’ve definitely got our fair share of friendors. It looks like friendor or not, you picked a super talented photographer – I can’t wait to see what he does for you guys!

  5. jetsetter Bee
    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 7:23 am

    Our photographer is my godfather, we were incredibly grateful he gifted our photography to us and it came out amazing! Friendors for the win!

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