I can't recall how I found Melanie, I think I was referred to her by another makeup/hair artist who was unavailable. As soon as I scrolled through Melanie's Instagram and saw all of the beautiful brides she's worked on, I was instantly sold and emailed her immediately, crossing my fingers that she was available for our wedding date. She's had 10+ years of experience, so I completely trusted her! Melanie did an amazing job for my 2 bridesmaids and I. My wedding was in Napa at 10am. Melanie was such a good sport about starting as early at 2am (she drove all the way to Napa from the Bay Area!) She was so friendly and kind-hearted, both at the bridal makeup/hair trial (about 1 month prior to my wedding) and on the morning of the wedding. And the makeup and hair lasted all day and into the night. I didn't want to wash it off at the end of the night! And one more thing: initially I didn't want to hire a makeup/hair artist for my wedding. I thought I'd go cheap and just watch a few YouTube tutorials, then do my own makeup and hair on the morning of. My best girlfriend (also one of my bridesmaids) pushed me into hiring an artist because she told me how stressed I would be on the morning of my wedding. And you know what? She was right. It was such a blessing to just relax on the morning of my wedding as Melanie did her magic on me. Honestly, the money was completely worth it. Thank you so much Melanie! I felt like princess on my special day!