Magnolia Jane Salon

An AVEDA salon & spa located in the heart of downtown New Bern

Fall wedding season is in full swing!

On Saturdays throughout the fall months our team can usually be found either on location at the beautiful wedding venues throughout eastern North Carolina including Abilena Plantation, Neuse Breeze, The Dunes Club, Beaufort Boat House, Tryon Palace and lots of other gorgeous settings or in the salon where the energy is alive with bridal parties sharing their morning with us. Fall in eastern North Carolina is gorgeous. Temperatures start to drop and we notice a slight break in the humidity (thank God!). This past Saturday our team was a part of 3 different weddings! Yes, 3!

Wedding #1 Kari on location at The Aerie B&B
Downtown, New Bern
Hair: Laura   Makeup: Emilee

We began the morning bright & early at a beautiful room at the Aerie Bed & Breakfast in our beautiful downtown New Bern, just a block over from Tryon Palace. Kari the bride & her mother, future mother-in-law and future step-daughter welcomed us to a beautiful siting room in their suite where we set up for hair & makeup for Kari & her maid-of-honor. Our team has it down to a science now for traveling on location and improvising setting up in a new space. This was our first time on location at the Aerie & it we loved the ornate decor & antiques that gave the vibe a feeling of years past. It was quiet & Kari was able to relax & unwind before the day's events. We did a trial run on Kari when she was in town from Maryland a few months back to make sure the style she chose would be what she had in mind, especially with veil placement & a beautiful crystal headband she found on Etsy, so we were well prepared & new of any adjustments that we had discussed during her trial. She chose a curly formal style that was higher on her head with the veil placement underneath. The whole look with the headband & veil was stunning. Her makeup perfectly highlighted her natural beauty & gave her a polished wedding glam look. She looked drop dead gorgeous! We also have to mention how sweet Kari's fiance was during the planning process, we surprised her with the suite at The Aerie & was so wonderful to communicate with us any details we needed to be in on the surprise. We are so honored to be apart of this beautiful couples special day.


Wedding #2 Kimberly, in salon
Hair: Brooke, Holly & Laura
Makeup: Emilee

After finishing up with Kari we headed back to the salon for bridal party #2. Kimberly & the 7 ladies she asked to be a part of her bridal party definitely brought such fun energy to the salon. You could really tell these girls have amazing bonds with each other & it was super stress-free full of laughter & love! Kimberly also did a trial run with us a few months before her wedding while in town from Raleigh. She chose an elegant low formal style with volume in the crown. Her makeup was natural yet glowy, and like Kari also highlighted her naturally beauty perfectly. Her bridesmaids all mixed it up a little bit with different variations of up-dos for the big day. A few incorporated braids & they all agreed that having it up would be easier for the day's events & the 80 something degree weather we had on Saturday. We couldn't agree more with them. In fact, we usually recommend doing a formal style that is up off your neck and out of your face so that you don't have to worry throughout the day if your hair begins to frizz from humidity or cur falling out. We also love when brides let the bridesmaid choose a style that is best for their hair texture, length & thickness. It's sometimes hard to replicate the exact same style on different hair types. Although they will still look more uniform with everyone going with a style that is up, they each get to express themselves a little bit differently.


Wedding #3 Molly, in salon
Hair: Brooke  Makeup: Emilee

Our next bride came to us all the way from Pennsylvania for her wedding at the beautiful Isaac Taylor Garden that is conveniently right across Craven Street from the salon. Molly works as a florist in Pennsylvania, and her floral skills sure showed through the flower piece she created to wear in her hair. Due to the long distance Molly was unable to come in for a trial run for her hair & makeup but thanks to technology we were able to correspond through e-mail where she was able to send inspiration photos she found online so that our team could prepare for what she had in mind. Her inspiration photo was a low chignon type of style that was very romantic and not super structured. She originally planned to wear the flowers as a flower crown around her head but after placing it when the style was finished Molly & her stylist Brooke decided it would look better with the flowers at the top of the chignon. Boy oh boy was this a style for the books, it turned out absolutely breath-taking & the colors of the flowers perfectly complimented her hair color & the approaching fall season. Her makeup was soft & reflective of her garden wedding & enhanced her beautiful features.  

It is an honor for us to be a part of such a special day. We love the magic that happens when a bride has everyone she loves come together from all over the country to be in 1 room surrounding her with love & happiness. It truly is special to see the laughter, tears, hugs and memories created at Magnolia Jane on the morning of weddings. Our team works so well together & 3 brides in 1 day was nothing short of perfect because of the support, communication & preparation we put in to make sure that not 1 detail is left untouched. Your wedding day is just as special to us as it is to you and we thank you for allowing us to make memories with you on your big day!

Cheers!