Press Release - 2012 Bride's Choice Awards

{Toms River,NJ} – January 24, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Makeup Artistry by Denise has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Makeup Artists!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Makeup Artistry by Denise was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Makeup Artistry by Denise is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Makeup Artistry by Denise for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Makeup Artistry by Denise is one of the very best Makeup Artists within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/makeup-artistry-by-denise-toms-river/f5baa6339b8f31a9.html

2010 "A Year In Review" & Welcome 2011!!!

Happy New Year to all!! 

As 2010 came and went in the blink of any eye, I'd like to thank everyone for such an amazing year.  

Besides closing out the wedding season of 2010 on New Year's Eve with my 68th wedding of the year, the opportunities all year round were amazing. From countless makeup applications for brides, engagement photos and special events to all of the other amazing opportunities that came my way this year, I am truly grateful and thrilled beyond belief to have had such a successful year.

First, to my brides, for all of their constant referrals, kind words and posted reviews, their pro photos and most importantly their trust in me on the biggest day of their lives..I truly appreciate it!!  Thank you so much for keeping in touch, as I now consider many of you not only a former client, but a friend as well!!! 

In this world of makeup, as a freelance artist, with every phone call and every e-mail, you just never know what awaits.....It's always a thrill to receive a request for a job that is completely unexpected.  

Last spring I had the honor to do makeup for one of my bride's participating in TLC's  TV show "Four Weddings"  Very exciting to see my work on the big screen....well, the TV screen that is!!!  :)   Soon after, I was offered a freelance position for a cable TV station.  I have since been doing makeup at the studio as Key Makeup Artist for countless tapings of their TV show airing on a monthly basis, videos, commercials and public service announcements.  Loving every minute of it and can't wait for this coming year.

Earlier in the year, I was so excited to be asked by one of the editors of everydayhealth.com for my input on an article that was eventually published online for the beauty and health section of their website.  I was recently contacted again for another article which should be online any day now.

Also, so great to have met new wedding vendor "friends and colleagues" and of course seeing many familiar faces again too is always a pleasure!!
 
I couldn't have asked for a better way to finish the year than  with my final weddings of 2010, as well as doing makeup for a Boudoir Photography Marathon that was a huge success.  Thank you to Ivona with Photography by Ivona for such a great experience. I had an amazing time and cannot wait to see some pro photos of the girls!!!

May the year ahead for everyone be filled with peace, happiness and much success!! 

Looking forward to an Incredible 2011!!!!

Makeup For TLC's New Bridal Show "Four Weddings"

What an exciting weekend!! Spent Saturday and this morning in beautiful Atlantic City doing my bridal client, Lisa's makeup for her wedding day and the TLC shooting of the new series, "Four Weddings". Nothing better than working from a hotel room with an ocean front view. Lisa looked absolutely breathtaking!!

Wishing Lisa and her new husband the Best of Luck today while taping the grand finale of the show. I was flattered to be asked to do her makeup again for the grand finale. Hope they are the winning couple!!!!