Divaz Fabula loves to highlight their client’s events, especially weddings. Now it’s time to highlight one of our own.

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Arvy Crayton! Sandy, co-owner of Divaz Fabula, was married to Lamont (Arvy) on June 6, 2014.

Here’s their story!

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Lamont and I met many years ago in middle school. Back then I remembered him as my sweet friend I called Monty. Little did I know that we would be the perfect match for each other many years to come. As we all know, time flies by and life takes over. Along with that sometimes comes happiness, love, marriage, children, heartache, and divorce. It may not always come in that order, but that is the order it was for me. Going through a divorce and relocating back home to Texas with 3 boys as a single mom was one of the most hardest, humbling,  heartbreaking things that I ever had to do. It took every ounce of my being to not breakdown every day. I am fortunate and have been blessed with such a loving and supportive family that helped me hold my head up high and get back on my feet. Being a single parent raising children on your own is tough. Forget about having a social life. That is not in the vocabulary of a single parent. It is a hard pill to swallow since everyone desires the need to have a partner to walk through life with. As always, decisions have to be made. Be a parent and focus on your kids only or have a social life and focus on you. I decided and came to the realization that remarrying again may not be in the cards for me so my kids were my focus.

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One day my eldest son asked me if I could take  him to the bowling alley so he could hang out with his friends. I figured why not, but I told him that I was going to hang around close by so I would not have to make multiple trips to pick him up. So we left the house. Keep in mind, it is the weekend and I was not looking good. No shower, no makeup, old frumpy sweats, and a slick back pony tail. After dropping him off I figured I would stop by Academy and check things out. As I walked through the door and past the front desk I heard someone say to me, “Excuse me ma’am”. The first thing that popped into my head was what did my boys do now. I turned around and the gentleman in front of me asked, “Is your name Sandy Ortiz”. Of course I am thinking who are you? The gentleman said, “I am Lamont Crayton. We went to middle school together”.  I did remember him at first, but he looked familiar. We  began talking and catching up a little bit. He asked for my number and asked if we can get together sometime. I figured why not, he seemed like a nice guy. As we said bye and we went our separate ways I got a phone call from him right away. He told me he wanted to make sure that I did not give him a fake number. That still  makes me laugh to this day. We went on several dates shortly after that and got to know one another. We talked and shared about each other’s history and life’s experiences. Lamont also told me that he had the biggest crush on me in middle school, but was always afraid to ask me out because he know I would say no. He was right about that. In his words he said, “I was a snob”. He said the day he saw me walk through the doors at Academy he had tunnel vision and time stood still and all he saw was me. He could not believe that was Sandy Ortiz walking through that door.

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As time moved on and we got to know each other and I mean all of us (all the boys). He respected my time that I needed with the boys and understood that alone time with me was not always an option. Lamont embraced that and soon became the extra little something special that I was totally missing in my life. He was patient, caring, loving, understanding, flexible, and easy going, Being married before I always felt married, but kind of alone if you understand what I mean. For the first time I finally realized what it was like to have a true partner that I could rely on for understanding and support. He knew what I needed even before I voiced it and did it without hesitation. Lamont was the perfect man that I needed in my life and was and still is a true blessing. Our running into each other at the right time of our lives was destined and timed perfectly. God always has a plan. Believe it.

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Lamont and I discussed marriage and knew this was the direction we were going. It was just a matter of doing it right. Being married a second time is thought through in a totally different way. The priorities change and the focus becomes more about the commitment rather than the wedding. There was never a right time to get all of our families together and the cost for a small wedding was still expensive. I had a son in college and I did not feel spending tons of money on a wedding was practical. We finally decided to just elope. We had already planned a trip in June to go to New Orleans. I figured lets makes this a trip to remember. Let’s have a Destination Wedding. I did not know one thing about New Orleans nor what I needed to do to get married there. One day I looked on line at elopements and photographers. Pamela Reed Photography came up on my search. I really liked the look of her photos and the way she captured certain details. I read her reviews and had a good feeling about her. I called her and had a great conversation with her. She was funny, down to earth, and was very helpful in directing me towards different avenues. The fact that she is a local helped me as she thought of things that I never would have thought of. Preparing for our elopement was very easy and stress free.

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The time came for our trip. Pamela and I had planned to meet the day before our wedding to discuss details and how to plan our day. We were prepared and ready to go. Pamela went with us in the cab to Algier’s Point Courthouse where we were scheduled to have our marriage ceremony. Not only was she our photographer, she was also one of our witnesses for our ceremony. The judge was running behind, but Pamela was kind and patient. She was so easy to talk to that we just had a great time in conversation. After our ceremony we walked to the ferry and took a ride across the river back to the French Quarter. We walked down Bourban Street and took pictures along the way. Our final pit stop was a bar where we stopped for photos and a cigar. Not that we are smokers, but it was fun in the moment. We laughed and had such a great time with Pamela. This was such a wonderful day for Lamont and I. This is something that we experienced together with no one around. There were no distractions, no one pulling us in different directions, no problems with decorations, caterers, bridesmaids, etc. It was just Lamont, myself, and a wonderful photographer, our new friend Pamela Reed. Our wedding day could not have been more perfect in our eyes and Pamela captured this in every photo she took.

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So it is the holiday season and Divaz Fabula Insider brings to you this edgy and glamorous photoshoot.  Todd White Photography sure did bring his cutting edge and talent skills to the table.  The scenes took place in downtown Austin at the Long Center and South Congress Bridge for the City Glam Fashion Shoot.  The formal dresses from Z Couture of Austin are sure to make any women look stunning for the holiday balls, galas, parties and special events.  These stunning dresses are just a few of the amazing collections that Z Couture offers for any formal occasion.

Divaz Fabula is ready to offer a variety of glamorous and dramatic looks this holiday season!!

Model Talent:

Daniela DaSuta

Andrea Michael

Elizabeth Lestina

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So one of the best jobs for Divaz Fabula is to work and collaborate with some great wedding professionals on some amazing photoshoots in the Austin, Texas region. This photoshoot at Blue Rock Estate in Dripping Springs, Texas is a unique and romantic estate nestled in the beautiful hill country.  Our models Rossi & Jonathan rocked this photoshoot with their professional modeling talent.

Photoshoots are so much fun for the Divaz because we get to meet new professionals and talent that allows us to continue to grow professionally.  But most importantly we get expose our talent and skills.

We start off with this amazing & beautiful model, Rossi’s makeover.  This is where the magic starts!

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Engagement Photos

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Wedding Photos

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Reception Photos

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Photographer: Jesse Knish
Model Talent: Rossi Saenz & Jonathan Gholston
Event Planner & Stylist:  Katie Parchen

Production: Posh Bridal Lounge

Professionals:

Healy Jesse Wedding Photographers

Blue Rock Estate Wedding Venue

Disch Events

Divaz Fabula Makeup and Hair

Signature Bridal Austin Texas

Eliza Page Jewelry

Hill Country Event Rentals

Posh Bridal Lounge

Fashion block? Sometimes we know exactly how we want our hair and makeup but get stumped on what to wear, should I concentate on 1, 2 or 3 outfits, can I bring a prop or 2…? Well, the answer is yes! Be sure to check with your photographer but with our Senior’s experience we’ve brought it all and it is always a blast. It’s like playing dress up and being a fashion model at the same time. Who doesn’t want that right?!

 

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Here are some fashion ideas and color schemes for all seasons to help you along your way.

The one thing you CANNOT leave behind is your personality and attitude…it’s playtime…

BRING IT!!

 

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Below are Seniors we’ve provided hair and makeup services for

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“Should I get traditional makeup or airbrush?” “Can I afford both hair and makeup services?” “I just won’t pay for services. It’s not my special day.” These are common questions bridal members ask themselves or struggle with. Well, through our professional career Divaz Fabula has seen and continues to see that these beautiful ladies backout or opt out of hair and makeup services for personal reasons ONLY to have them ask for services day of the event. Huge risk to this is that a timeline has been set to fit the paid clients/bridal party. There’s a slim chance that the unpaid individual will receive services should time permit. As professioal HMUAs we love what we do and love to help everyone out but day of the wedding it is our desire and job to make the day flow as smoothly as possible especially for the bride.

Why is it important for bridesmaids or bridal members to receive professional services?  Well the pictures below say it all.  It makes for better photos for everyone and professional photographers LOVE it when clients have had great professional hair & makeup services.  With that being said, do your diligence and research HMUAs and interview them to see that they will be a perfect fit for you.

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Morale of the story is bridemaids, mother of the bride, mother of the groom et al. are worthy of these professional services, especially for professional photos. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to look your very best for your bride and day of the wedding!

What a busy season it has been for Divaz Fabula. Started out with a Prom Fashion Show for Pflugerville High School, Hendrickson High School Prom on May 10th and Pflugerville & Cedar Ridge High School Proms on May 17th. We pulled through especially with wedding season in high gear. Divaz Fabula couldn’t ask for a better set of absolutely gorgeous and sweet ladies.

This video is dedicated to these beautiful ladies as they have prepared so diligently for this very special evening since the beginning of their senior year.  Wishing every single one of these Divaz a blessed and bright future and that the Lord will guide their every step!

Austin Fashion Week 2014 is in high gear and Divaz Fabula is excited to see the latest fashion Austin, Texas is bringing.  But we don’t stop there!  With so much excitement and so many shows lined up we are prepared to glam our clients up to look like the fashionistas they are and want to be.

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Here is the link to Austin Fashion Week’s happenings and events throughout Austin.  You don’t want to miss out!

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Austin Fashion is anything you want it to be.  Divaz Fabula loves this “Leather & Lace” combo.  This Joan Jett & Stevie Nicks combo is perfect for any fashion show AND really makes a statement!  It says “I love to feel pretty in a rebellious way”.

Take a look at some fabulous fashionable hair and makeup ideas by Divaz Fabula!

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Beauty can be defined in so many ways.  Women are loving to express their beauty in Boudoir fashion and photoshoots these days.  We believe it is a time in their lives in which women are confident in who they are and where they are in that moment in their life.  Kelly Cameron did a phenomenal job in capturing Jade’s natural beauty in a tasteful and elegant way.  Kelly’s coaching skills help each woman feel confident and beautiful during their boudoir photo session.  Divaz Fabula concentrated on Jade’s gorgesous RED hair and stunning blue eyes!

Jade’s stunning session took place at the grand villas at The Vineyard at Florence, amazing vineyard to getaway with your friends or for an intimate getaway with that special someone.  As a professional in the beauty industry and working with professional photographers we cannot express enough the importance of hiring the right professionals to have the best results in your boudoir session.  Teaming up with Kelly Cameron Photography has brought Divaz Fabula’s Hair and Makeup skills and talent to fruition!

CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE 20 MINUTE CONSULTATION SESSION OR YOUR BOUDOIR MAKEOVER!

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2014 Prom season is in high gear and Divaz Fabula is here to give you the ideal glamour for your prom fashion.  But we don’t stop there we also offer Senior Portrait makeovers throughout the year.  We offer the best quality service to capture your high school memories and more.

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CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT!

 

We are excited to announce that we are providing our fans and clients with Monday Makeup Tips and Friday Fashion.  You don’t want to miss out so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Google+, Facebook and Pinterest.

Here’s the kickoff to February “Red” month.

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