French’s Point Estate is thrilled to continue our series of blog posts spotlighting amazing Maine wedding vendors that help to make weddings at our waterfront wedding venue not only successful but truly the embodiment of the experience our clients strive to craft for their family and friends. This series will showcase some of the best providers from our vibrant, talented, dedicated wedding industry community we are so proud to be a part of here in Maine and New England. This group of professional wedding vendors understands and adheres to our guiding principles for the service we endeavor to provide our clients: Be Responsive, Be Kind, Provide Excellent Customer Service, Provide the Very Best Product/Service. Because of these wonderful people, the celebrations here are French’s Point Estate are the stuff of which dreams are made!
Lena Hartford from Hair That Moves is a very skilled traveling hair stylist. I had the privilege of working with Lena for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding day for my own wedding. The morning of my wedding, she styled my bridal party, mother and grandmothers; it was a busy day. There were so many of us and Lena did a beautiful job with each style she provided. Lena has a wonderful calming energy, and because we had a trial in advance, my hair was exactly what I envisioned for my wedding day. What more could a bride want? Her years of experience and skill make her an incredible member of any wedding vendor team. If you are still seeking a hair stylist who will travel to your location for your wedding, consider my friend Lena.
How long have you been operating your business?
It will be 23 years in April 2017.
How long does it take per client on their wedding day to do their hair?
It takes about 30 minutes for bridesmaids and other attendants. I like to schedule an hour with the bride.
Would you recommend always doing a trial run before wedding day for the client? How much does it cost?
Well yes, I do recommend having a hair trial, and the cost is included in my fee. Sometimes, with out-of-town brides, I don’t get to see them for a trial before the wedding. That happens often but it’s not a problem, we make it work.
What would be your most sage advice for a client having an outdoor wedding in Maine?
I always recommend people chose their hairstyle knowing the weather could be less than ideal. I often recommend a Plan A and a Plan B. The Plan B would still be gorgeous and something they love, but it might be a style like an up-do that’s more secure and has more longevity than the Plan A style.
Do you like to see picture of the client’s attire or hairpiece before the hair trial? Is it ok for clients to send you photos of hairstyles they like?
Yes, I love pictures. This is a visual craft and seeing everything helps me to get an understanding of the feel for the wedding and the look the bride is trying to achieve. In most cases discussing these photos with a bride helps her solidify the look that she is trying to achieve – teamwork!
Do you enjoy working on location?
Of course, I love it!
What is your favorite day trip in Maine?
I would say York. My family and I love the beaches and exploring, but there are not many places in Maine that I don’t love!
Featured photo by Michelle Turner Photography.