For this month’s vendor spotlight series on our blog we’re featuring the lovely Christina Petry from Red Carpet Ready by Christina! Through our vendor spotlights it is a great way for you to get to know your vendors a little better especially when trying to decide on which vendor you want to go with. We've all got a little personality of our own so we've asked Christina a few questions.
How did the story of RCR begin?
The story of RCR began when my first son Easton was 3 months old. I was in such a happy place that I decided then and there that I wanted to be my own boss and do something that made me feel just as happy. Makeup, Hair & Styling has always been a love of mine...something I've always been passionate about. Growing up I was the girl who got everyone ready in highschool, and then I was the last one out the door! Lol
I've always loved clothing, and fashion...and was really good at art in school...so everything came naturally to me. I literally decided one day that I would become an Entrepreneur and start my own business doing what I love. I always knew it would work and do well...because of my passion. That was 6.5 years ago and there is still so much to do, accomplish and explore!
What is your favourite part about being part of the Vancouver wedding industry?
I love the people I connect with! It's meeting other Entrepreneurs who are doing what they love. You get to collaborate with a team of professionals to make the clients perfect day come together. There is a lot of respect, and fun that happens and it's a great work environment. There is also always something inspiring happening or opportunity to meet someone who becomes an instant friend.
Best Makeup advice for brides?
Stick to your gut for your big day! You will be photographed in hundreds of photos so be sure of your look, work with your Artist to accomplish the best look for you. You want to feel polished, confident and stunning. You'll wanna wear a little more than you normally do, so that you are and ready for your spotlight! Choose a Makeup Artist you connect with as well...this makes the whole experience enjoyable and fun!
What do you think are the best and worst traits for people to have?
Best traits someone could have is remembering to have FUN! Weddings can become stressful and overwhelming, but it really does go by SO fast. Therefore, you should be looking back on your special moments and have only happy thoughts and memories of good times.
I think it would be a shame to not be present in life and to not fully enjoy experiences that come your way.
What is your favourite memory of Blush and RCR?
Every memory! We've had so many! From Fashion Shows....to Photoshoots...to social settings...I love them all! Plus the ladies of Blush are so good at their job and awesome to be around...I'm thankful for them all!
Tell us a random fact about you we wouldn’t guess!
I used to be in the Wine & Spirits Industry and traveled all over as part of my job visiting wineries and distilleries. One of my favourite trips was to Australia to go to the Melbourne Grand Prix and sit front and center to take in the race and then see KISS perform afterwards...great day!
When was the last time you sang?
Every Christmas and birthdays!