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Grand Rapids Bachelorette Parties

Bachelorette parties are special celebrations. After all, how often do you have the chance to get together with all of your girlfriends in this busy day and age? Not only are these events super fun, but they're also commemorative of a major milestone in your life. Grand Rapids has some fantastic destinations to consider adding to your bachelorette party itinerary. 

Starting your bachelorette party off with a fresh hair cut or style is the perfect way to enjoy your experience to the fullest. The boost of confidence is instantaneous! Echo Salon also offers services like makeup and temporary lash application, shellac nails, and sunless tanning, so you can look your absolute best for your party. Here are some more destinations to consider adding to your bachelorette party plans in Grand Rapids!

Escape Rooms

Escape rooms offer an interactive way to enjoy your bachelorette party. If you're unfamiliar with these destinations, they're real life puzzles within a themed room with a time limit. They test your problem solving skills with varying levels of difficulty. There are multiple options to choose from in the area such as The Great Escape Room, The Ruse Escape Rooms, Escape Michigan, and Locked 460. Check out their websites and see if a particular theme resonates with you!

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Paint and Wine

Paint and wine destinations are very popular additions to bachelorette party schedules. Even if you're not the most artistically gifted person, you'll have a lot of fun creating something with a local artist guiding the way. It's all step by step, so it's a lot easier than you might think! Plus, with the addition of your favorite drink, it makes the whole process run a lot smoother! It's awesome to have a physical reminder of your bachelorette party on the walls of your home. Check out Brush Studio, Arts & Carafes, and Tipsy Brush!

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Brewery Adventures

Grand Rapids is one of the top destinations for beer in the state of Michigan. Whether you want to embark on a tour to see the process behind brewing or you simply want to relax and enjoy the beer in a tap room, there are so many high quality options to consider like Brewery Vivant, Founders, Thornapple, and Jolly Pumpkin.

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Remember, your mode of transportation is important for a bachelorette party, especially if you plan on drinking. Instead of cramming into a new Uber every time your group wants to change destinations, reserve a form of professional transportation such as a Michigan Car Service or party bus service. Taking this step is the perfect way to introduce convenience, style, and fun to your event. 

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Romantic Spring Bridal Shoot

This past week, we partnered together with a few wonderful local wedding vendors to create a styled photoshoot that showcased our work and let us stretch our creative wings!

It was a lovely March day for a photoshoot- we decided to stay indoors, of course, and started the day at Echo for hair and makeup. Kristi and I tackled the hair for our three models and Ash took care  of the makeup. The theme of our day was romantic and whimsical, and I feel like we hit the nail on the head with this idea. 

Ash used our professional airbrush makeup to create flawless skin on each of the models and kept the look very natural and pretty, with pastels, gold tones, and fluttery lashes. She also tried out some new lip glosses that we're experimenting with from Grande Cosmetics. We loved the way they hydrated and plumped the lips while leaving a soft color.

Kristi worked on an intricate, soft updo on Ray that made her look like a goddess! She used braids and curls to add volume and depth to the updo.

I used Hani's natural texture to create a faux-hawk style that created a divine shape. I did dutch braids up the sides and back and left her bangs out to compliment her face shape.

I created a loopy, soft braid for Emma that showed off her awesome balayage color and played up the boho style of her dress.

I love when we can collaborate together with other local artists who are truly passionate about their crafts. It inspires us all and makes our city an even better place to be! 

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So many gorgeous pictures! I will post more on our Facebook page. Thank you to all who participated! What a fun, inspiring day! 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Alyssa McElheny Photography 

FLORAL and TABLE: Damsel Floral

GOWNS and ACCESSORIES: Ali Nicole Bridal

EVENT SPACE: Lamb Bride

MODELS: Hani, Emma, Ray