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Bridal Accents Couture Photoshoot

12 Dec

Last week we were part of a photo shoot for Bridal Accents Couture bridal shop, which was aimed at featuring some of their new wedding dresses that are absolutely GORGEOUS! Some other great people worked on making this shoot successful, namely Hair Love, Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting, and the James J. Hill Library. Mani Mela stylists Hana and Carlie were very pleased to provide makeup artistry for these beautiful models! Thank you to Coppersmith Photography for these great photos!









Wedding Day Hairstyles by Mani Mela

4 Dec

Deciding on a hair style that best suits your personality and features can be time consuming and stressful, especially if you’re looking to find a style for your wedding day! Here at Mani Mela we work to eliminate some of your stress; our talented team of professional stylists are skilled at taking your suggestions, hair length and texture, facial features, and more in to consideration to give you the perfect look for your special day! See our range of bridal hair styles below, and don’t hesitate to inquire about our services at!

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Exciting News at Mani Mela!

20 Nov

This week has really kept us at Mani Mela in the spirit of Thanksgiving – we’ve been truly humbled and grateful for some exciting opportunities and awards that have come our way.

One of our tabletop submissions: “The Edgy Peacock”

We learned last week that Mani Mela has been chosen to compete in the Tabletop Competition at The 2013 Special Event Show in Chicago, Illinois this January. Applicants from all over the world submitted photos of tabletops they wish to recreate at the show, and after careful judging we were notified that two of our selections have been chosen.  We are so excited to take part in this event and we are extremely honored to be recognized for our Design & Decor work.

We have truly been blessed this year, and we are so very excited to announce that we have one three The Knot Best Of awards. This entry is filled with the words humbled and thankful – but there are no other words that truly describe how we feel – we are just so thankful. We won awards in the categories of Wedding Planning, Beauty, and Rentals & Linens. These awards are made possible by our lovely clients who left us reviews on The Knot’s WeddingChannel site, and we want to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who took the time to review us.

These awards and opportunities have been such a wonderful way to round out  the year of 2012, and we can’t wait to  see what 2013 has in store! And from all of us at Mani Mela, have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Sneak Peek: Mani Mela Bride Ashley

23 Oct

Mani Mela spent the better part of the past few months helping a lovely bride named Ashley plan a magnificent wedding of her dreams. Ashley and her now husband Justin are a great couple, and the love they have for each other is so clear to all, especially those who were there to witness these two become one. Below we have a sneak peek of their special day. These stunning photos are courtesy of Mrs. Photographer Aimee Jobe. Our talented stylists Kylie and Jessica styled Ashley’s hair and makeup, our Mani Mela Florist Dawn created all the florals, and the Mani Mela Team created the entire wedding concept and decor presentation.



Beautiful Boudoir Shoot: “Anna”

12 Oct

Mani Mela was pleased to take part in this gorgeous boudoir shoot earlier this season, for a gorgeous girl named “Anna”. Our talented stylist Hana, provided hair and makeup and gave her a dramatic and sexy boudoir look. These smokin’ hot pictures were captured by Jenna Sefkow Photography – see even more of the beautiful Anna on her blog, here!



Before & After Beauty!

31 Jul

In the wedding world, working on weekends is a given. However, at Mani Mela, we are so lucky because we deal with many fabulous brides who are so fun to style that it doesn’t even feel like work! This past weekend was one of those times, as we helped gorgeous Mani Mela Bride Alexandra get glamorous for her special day. She is an absolute dear, and we were so happy to be a part of her big day.

See Alexandra’s stunning before & after transformation below, and leave your congratulatory comments below for the new couple:

Isn’t she a beautiful bride?




Blaisdell Manor Photo Shoot!

12 Jul

A while back we showed you some teaser images from a photo shoot that Mani Mela took part in. We were thrilled to provide hair and makeup artistry, decor, and florals for this breathtaking shoot that took place at the Blaisdell Manor in Minneapolis, MN. We’ve kept you waiting long enough, so today we will show you all the details. All of these stunning photos are courtesy of the lovely Captured Moments by Duke.

Floral Design by Mani Mela

Chair covers and bands available for rental through Mani Mela

Hair & makeup artistry by Mani Mela Beauty (

Hair & makeup artistry by Mani Mela Beauty (

Decor design by Mani Mela

Floral design by Mani Mela (

Floral Design by Mani Mela (

Decor by Mani Mela (All items shown here available for rent through Mani Mela)

Hair and makeup styling by Mani Mela Beauty (