It's Pearls of Wisdom Wednesday! Once a week we get to showcase some of our favorite vendor friends and talk about who they are, what they do, and give their personal advice for couples on planning their best day ever!
This week’s Pearl comes from the amazingly talented Sydney Lambert at Luxe Refinery! We love working with her and her incredible team and can’t wait for you to get to know her.
- A Note from Ashley -
Let me just start by saying that I literally think Sydney and I might be twins 10 years apart but she's definitely the cooler one... Reading her blogpost, I learned things about her that I didn't know before and there's so much overlap in our lives, it's crazy. But she's cooler, prettier, funnier than I will ever be 😂 We even live literally 1 mile from each other... what! We did a wedding together last fall and a styled shoot in January and it was an absolute pleasure to watch this girl do her thing and shine. I'm so honored to have her as our featured guest this week and to call her a friend! She is the absolute bomb and I love referring her to our DE babes! 💖
Sydney is only 26 and has built an impressive career as the owner of Luxe Refinery, a fantastic team of local makeup artists here in Columbia. She’s the proud mom of Louis, her adorable cat, and a number of plants. She’s also engaged to Zachary, and they’re tying the knot in May 2024!
Makeup is one of the many ways she expresses her love for the arts, and as an attendee of the Music Industry program at Bethel University in Tennessee, she had the opportunity to tour with a bluegrass band and grow her passion for music. In fact, on this tour is where she discovered her appreciation for beauty, after spending her time doing makeup for herself and her bandmates.
Luxe Refinery is an amazing company that offers a ton of cool services and looks. The team does on-site makeup for weddings, proms, events, headshots, professional shoots, or even just to experiment with a new fun look. If you’re looking for a new kind of girl’s night, they’ve got that covered too! You can book a masterclass through Luxe Refinery for a group of five or more and build some new skills together. Sydney is all about fun and loves to help people who may be new to makeup and glam become more comfortable. The Luxe Refinery method is all about making clients happy and confident, so you’ll never have to worry about leaving unhappy.
The key to a good makeup session is speaking up! Makeup artists are there to help you feel beautiful on your special day, so don’t be afraid to speak your mind! Be sure to book early as well. Of course, vendors fill up their calendars fast in the busy season, but Luxe Refinery will also set you up with a custom skincare routine as far out as 6 months from the big day.
Most importantly, Sydney’s Pearl of Wisdom is:
Take your time to CELEBRATE your engagement!” Planning a wedding can be super stressful and a big time commitment, so make sure you spend your engagement showing each other love. Every stage of your relationship is important, from flirting at the very beginning to a loving marriage that lasts forever, so never take this special time for granted.
Make sure to join us LIVE on Instagram on Friday at 10:00 AM to hear more from our owner, Ashley, and Sydney!