Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ingrid + John

The lovely Ingrid Allstaedt! 

Not only are we lucky to see this beautiful face on WLOS news every day...we get to see her look stunning on her wedding day! Congrats to Ingrid & John!!! A special thanks to Mozingo Photography for sharing these images of such a sweet bride! 

Photography: Mozingo Photography
Makeup: Wendy Ballance for Blush Asheville 
Venue: Homewood 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Alex + Brian

You know it's going to be an awesome day when Tara Jordan is running the show & Jeremy Russell is behind the camera! Special thanks to Jeremy for sharing these photos with me! 

Makeup: Kristen Davis for Blush Asheville 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chanel Cosmetics Event! November 14th & 15th!

Collection Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday Event
November 14th & November 15th, 2013 
Belk, Asheville Mall 
Featured Artist: Wendy Ballance 

As many of you know, I moved to Asheville, NC working with Chanel cosmetics, and this is where my love, addiction, & passion for makeup artistry grew by the second. I am so happy and honored to go back to where it all began for 2 days only! Please join me! 

I love my CHANEL, and am honored to be the featured artist for this event & can't thank the girls at the counter for the opportunity! To Ann, Elizabeth & Joy...I thank you! 

Book your appointment today & be the first to get your hands on the Holiday Collection & also be pampered with the best of the best products in makeup/skincare. If you have never owned a CHANEL lipstick & gloss...book now! Appointments are limited, so call today! 

828-298-4970, Ext 276
*Please tell them I sent you! 

If you have any questions regarding the event, please email me at blushbywendyballance@gmail.com

Monday, September 23, 2013

Gabrielle + Andrew

You can tune in to see the lovely Gabrielle every night on the Greenville News station WYFF, but this day...she was the picture of perfection for her beautiful wedding at the Biltmore Estate! 

It was a pleasure working with Josh Norris out of Greenville, and special thanks to him for sending these gorgeous images of this special wedding! Congrats to Gabrielle & Andrew! 

Makeup: Wendy Ballance for Blush Asheville  
Planning: Tamara Heston

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rebecca & Nick

Thanks to Kristen Davis for her fabulous makeup skills for Rebecca & her ladies! 
 Special thanks to Alively Photography & Stephanie Smith Photography for the gorgeous images! 

Makeup: Kristen Davis for Blush Asheville 
Hair: Suraj

We wish you only the best Rebeeca & Nick! 

Just a reminder from Blush Asheville...

We are currently booking for 2014 & dates are going fast. Your date is set with a signed contract/deposit from Blush. We are unable to hold any dates at this time due to numerous inquiries coming in each day! We thank you for your interest & look forward being a part of your special day! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Samantha & Ben

Rock Star Magic! 

Sam and Ben were married at Deerpark this past May, and we had a FABULOUS time with the girls! The GORGEOUS bride & her bridesmaids were so excited for this day, and the party started early! The tour bus rolled up to the Inn...the party was on! 

 Shout out to the Black & Hue Project!!! Can I please work with you again? 

Floral: The Bloom Room
Photography: Black and Hue Project  
Makeup: Wendy Ballance & Kristen Davis for Blush Asheville
Hair: Suraj Salon & Spa
Sam's Hair: Emily Wells 
Venue: Deerpark
What band is Ben from? : Asking Alexandria

You can view the full post by Black & Hue Project HERE!

Wishing you only the best to Sam & Ben!!! It was an honor to be a part of your special day! 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lindsay & James

What a fabulous day at Rumbling Bald Resort!!! A huge congrats to Lindsay & James! 

Makeup: Wendy Ballance & Sara Wohleben from Blush Asheville 
Photography: Karlin Perez Photography 

Lindsay & her beautiful bridesmaids! 

Mama's Girl! Love this picture of these beautiful ladies! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Blush welcomes Shawn Smith!

    I am extremely excited to introduce the newest addition to the Blush Team. 


 Photo Credit: Studio Matthewes
   I met Shawn several years ago while working for Bobbi Brown. I always knew that Shawn carried a special spark and passion for beauty and working in the makeup industry.  Shawn worked for MAC Cosmetics & I always loved sneaking over and watching him work, trying to get some tips!  I began freelancing for MAC after leaving Bobbi Brown, and had the pleasure of working with Shawn at the counter where I was convinced that he was a gem! 

 What got you into makeup? 
 I am an artist at heart. From kindergarten through college and beyond, Art has been my constant companion. Having been a professional graphic designer for over 15 years, it seemed only natural for me to naturally progress into makeup artistry. It's all about beauty, whether on a computer, a canvas or a human face, my joy is bringing it to the forefront and making it shine.

 Why do you love to work with brides? 
 On the special day, excitement is in the air, nerves are sometimes shaky and there's always a last minute checklist to go over. I like to think that I bring not only my A-game as an artist, but also a sense of calmness and relaxation. Real love is rare, precious and unfortunately doesn't happen for everyone, but for the people that do, nothing compares. 

Why did you say YES to Blush? 
 There's a quote that I'm fond of that says, "No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is". This is the feeling I initially got, and continue to get from Wendy Ballance and Blush. I absolutely love humility in people, it shows great strength of character, and definitely something I wanted to align myself with. It's not just a gig with Blush, it's a way of life. 
Photo Credit: Studio Matthewes
What is your background in the beauty industry?
 I've been in the industry since 2005. I was fortunate enough to gain an artist position with MAC Cosmetics  and with some of the most talented people on this planet. I began working as a freelancer (weddings, special events, classes) in 2008 and have never looked back.    

 What is your favorite part of the wedding day when working with brides?
 When the bride-to-be is sitting in my chair, and I begin the transformation. She knows this is the first day of the rest of her life, and I feel extremely honored to be one of the few that she's entrusted to bring it all together and make memorable. I am not ashamed to say, I love love!

Photo Credit: Studio Matthewes

A few words of love from Jocelyn Matthewes...

"Shawn was a timely and enthusiastic participant in my shoot. His work--color choices, skin smoothing, and catching on to other elements of my theme--made my job that much easier, and really tuned in to what we were doing. I had a wonderful experience with him!" 

From Wendy...

I want to thank everyone for their continues support for Blush! I am blessed by each of you & can't thank you enough! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Moving forward...

 An update on our team is always a good idea! 

     Jessica Tranchina Young has decided to move back to her home town in New Orleans, and we wish her only the best, and I thank her for the fabulous work when she was with Blush. She will be missed by all, and our team is one artist down...but our passion & love for artistry is 10 people strong!  

June has been an incredible month with weddings & video work, and I am grateful for my team & the girls stepping up to the plate with no questions asked. There is absolutely no “i” in team, and it definitely showed these past 2 weeks. 

I want to thank my fellow makeup artists in the area that have reached out & helped me out! YOU ROCK!  This business is so much better when creative partners help each other...not against each other.  

Moving forward...I’m excited to add to the Blush team in the VERY near future and want to wish a big congrats to all of our brides this year & ones that are booking for 2014! 

I thank you! 

All the best, 

Wendy Ballance
Blush Asheville 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Alli & Tyler

"You don't have to pile on the makeup for a flawless look! "

Alli knew exactly what she wanted her makeup & hair to look like for her beautiful day at the Venue. Her light lip color is one of my favorites for brides! Bobbi Brown's Uber Pink never lets me down! 

Photography: Mozingo Photography

Not only was I the lucky makeup artist to work with Alli this past April, I get to work with her sister in Blowing Rock in August! 
2 Blushing Brides/Sisters in 2013! It's fantastic & a blessing! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hannah at Rumbling Bald Resort, 2013

Love to our dear friend... Hannah!!! 

We normally don't get to attend the wedding...this was a bit different! Kristen and I have been friends with Hannah & Dustin for years, and it was an honor to be asked to do the makeup!

 It was ONE FABULOUS PARTY! & a special thank you to Ryan Bumgarner for these beautiful images!!!  We LOVE Ryan! 

Hannah's Makeup: Wendy Ballance for Blush
Sara's Makeup: Kristen Davis for Blush  
Photography: Ryan Bumgarner

Congrats to Hannah & Dustin! 

Wendy doing final touches!!! 


Kristen using her fabulous skills! 

Team Blush! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Michelle + Luke at the Biltmore Estate

I knew there was something special with Michelle when I first met her, but I couldn't pin point it until the wedding day.  Her smile lights up a room & I knew that Luke was a lucky man! 

Amanda Hughes (Hair) & I arrived around 7:00am & the laughter & tears began from the start. Michelle and family were filled with joy & I knew...this was going to be a good day. While doing Michelle's makeup, we started talking about her and Luke,  & come to find out...this day was going to be her "LAST FIRST KISS".  That's right...Michelle & Luke had been together for over 5 years and never shared a kiss. They wanted to build their relationship on friendship & their faith in God. Incredible. 

Amanda & I went to church that perfect Sunday morning with songs, prayer & laughter, and it was a day that I will NEVER...NEVER...NEVER forget. I am thankful to Amanda Holland with Wedding Inspirations for the opportunity to work with this beautiful bride. It was one of the best days in my whole career for reasons I can't even explain. A special thanks to Scobey Photography for sharing these beautiful images!

Hair: Amanda Hughes with The Secret Spa 
Planning: Amanda Holland with Wedding Inspirations
Venue: Lionscrest at The Biltmore Estate
Flowers: The Flower Gallery