Who Are the Top Wedding Pros on Long Island?
BEST BRIDAL HAIR STYLING
Kate Ford Beauty Inc.
If you’re looking for the best place for brides to get their hair styled on Long Island, look no further than Kate Ford Beauty Inc., a company that is composed of highly talented makeup and hair professionals who work with the main goal of making every woman feel beautiful in her own skin. The beauty team can accommodate a variety of looks including natural touches with loose beachy curls; celebrity airbrushing complete with lashes for film, television, and runway shows; a sultry and bold evening look for any nighttime event; or soft sophistication for a wedding day. Kate Ford Beauty professionals are equipped to work with each client individually to help them look and feel like the best version of themselves. 108 Rutledge Rd., North Babylon, 631-983-7926, katefordbeauty.com
When it comes to weddings, it’s all in the details. Shanti Studios in Oceanside is there to make sure that you have the best wedding favors and invitations that guests will want to hang on to after the wedding. Once the date has been set, Shanti Studios will help you design a beautiful save-the-date notice and invitation that will wow your guests and keep the process as stress-free as possible. The shop offers one-on-one design consultations so you can find the design that works for you. And when it comes to wedding favors, Shanti Studios will help you find gifts for your wedding party and guests that are totally unique and speak to your wedding specifically. Shanti Studios, Oceanside, 516-492-8064, shantistudiosny.com
BEST MAKEUP ARTIST
Christy Ann Cosmetics
Christy Ann Cosmetics can help perfect a special day by applying flattering makeup. Located in Huntington Station, Christy Ann Cosmetics provides makeup services for weddings, television, print, runway, and private events, as well as lessons and consultations. The makeup artists specialize in traditional makeup, airbrush artistry, and lash application. Brides say they had the “best experience” and that the owner, Christy, is the “best in the business.” Brides also say the makeup artists are all ears during the trial process. Reviewers noted that Christy Ann Cosmetics has been especially accommodating amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with a team that is easy to work with, professional, knowledgeable, personable, and kind. 124 W. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station, 631-923-1001, christyanncosmetics.com
BEST WEDDING BAND
Sound Chaser Band
A good wedding band elevates the mood of the reception to a real party-to-remember for you and your guests. Sound Chaser Band is famously known on the Island as the right group of musicians to do just that. This wedding and dance band performs every genre through the decades from ‘40s swing to ‘70s disco fever to modern dance music and beyond. The wallflower-less entertainment experience brings all ages onto the dance floor. Plus, the band works with clients to create a set that keeps the celebration moving from a cocktail hour with a saxophonist to a flexible array of favorite dance numbers with impeccable timing and song selection! Sound Chaser Band, 516-850-6114, soundchaserband.com
BEST WEDDING DJ
Rob Hines Entertainment is a multiservice wedding DJ business based on Long Island and in Queens. The company has been creating exuberant experiences for clients for more than 10 years. Their energy, style, and professionalism will help couples bring their vision to life. Rob and his team provide incredible talent and boast a one-stop shop for all your celebratory needs. Clients can book a consultation, express their desires, and plan the amazing event. Rob and his team are fully insured and licensed and will be happy to travel to your venue. Some of the services and products available are: DJs and MCs, live musicians, uplighting, photographers, videographers, photo booths, sparklers, and more! Rob Hines Entertainment, Middle Village & Garden City, 718-215-9646, nycbestdj.com