Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Special: Early Bridal Bookings for 2012

Early Bridal Booking Special- Save $150 on all early bookings for 2012 weddings- Offer ends October 31st, 2011- Normal contracting terms apply- Popular dates will go fast- Fill out the "contact us" form on the website for a full list of services and rates. 
Happy Fall! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Peacock-Inspired Concept Shoot

Check out this awesome concept shoot at the Guthrie Theater!

Makeup and Hair:  Brett Dorrian and Sabrina of Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios
Photography:  Jennifer Whalen of Jennifer Whalen Photography


Brett Dorrian Featured on Forever TV

Check out the new Forever TV episode I'm featured on representing Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios talking about how to choose your perfect hair and makeup artist for your wedding. 
Also, a big thank you to Serendipity Photography and Abbey FeldkamPhotography for their contributions to the part of my portfolio that was shown on the episode. Credits are given at the end. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Styles for Smiles- MN Fashion Week

Project Healthy Smile, KOKOON, Local Motion, SBG Designs and M.Bridget Designs have come together to create a fabulous fashion event for a wonderful cause during MN Spring Fashion Week

Styles For Smiles Spring 2011 will feature a Runway Show showcasing colorful spring couture by KOKOON & Local Motion Boutique, Wine, Hors d'oeuvres, an Interactive Photo Booth with photography by Serah Sauser, music by DJ Fatty and Mini-Makeovers from Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios - all for FREE.

It will also be a rare private shopping experience as KOKOON Design Studio becomes a modern pop up boutique. Guests can view fresh spring looks on the lovely Ignite models and purchase them right then and there, along with the perfect jewelry pieces from local designers SBG Designs & M.Bridget Designs.

And go home with a goodie-stocked gift bag. Much more fun than shopping at a mall, and all for a great cause: A portion of the proceeds from the clothing and jewelry sales will directly benefit Project Healthy Smile, a Minneapolis based non-profit working to bring oral health education and dental supplies to impoverished and underprivileged children globally.

There will also be a raffle and silent auction to raise money for Project Healthy Smile.

Doors open at 1pm
Runway Show at 2pm
Shopping available until 4pm

For more information on Project Healthy Smile please go to:

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Savvy in the City Event

You have to check this out!

General admission and VIP tickets available for this amazing event coming up- shopping, entertainment, dancing, beauty, coaching and inspiration- and so much more!

What:  Savvy in the City Event
When:  Friday, May 6th, 2011
VIP 9am-4pm, General Admission for All 5pm-10pm
Where:  Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, 5801 Opus Parkway, Minnetonka, MN 55343

Brett Dorrian will be presenting 2 sessions during the VIP portion of the day regarding everyday essentials, product recommendations, and 5-minute glam.

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios will have a booth at the event and also be providing little makeovers at the beauty bar.

Come on out with your girls and have an awesome time!

*rooms are discounted on-site that night for Savvy attendees. 


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Featured in MN Bride Magazine

Check out our lovely bride, Heather, whose wedding was featured in MN Bride Magazine online.

Brett Dorrian provided services for the studio for Heather.



Monday, March 7, 2011

"Lucky You" St. Patty's Day Facebook Giveway

Official Announcement: Get your friends on here to "like" the studio page before next Thursday. We are doing a HUGE St. Patty's Day "Lucky You" day of give-aways to our FB fans on the page. More details to come. In the meantime, happy "liking." Cheers!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ask the Experts: Jamie- Lip Color That Stays Put

Here is a great little product that people may not know about. 
It's a clear lip liner that prevents lip color from bleeding. 
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil Ozone, is the one that I use. 
When you apply this you should put it on the outside of the lip line. 
Then apply your color lip liner on the lip line, and then your lipstick 
or gloss.  And presto, you have lip color that will stay 
where you want it! 
Photo credit:        

Ask the Experts: Sabrina- What Colors Should You Wear?

Eyeshadow: Can anyone wear any color?
Let me start out by saying that I believe anyone can wear any color eyeshadow. However I do think certain colors will be more flattering and also think it depends on the intensity and your skins natural undertone. Under most circumstances the color wheel will show you complimentary colors for your specific eye color.
For Instance:   Green eyes - purple, pinks, reds
                      Blue eyes -oranges,copper, gold
                      Hazel eyes - warm tones, greens, bronze
                      Brown eyes -Browns, greens, bronze
                      Gray eyes - Grays and cool tones 
 On the other hand anyone can wear neutral earthy tones and with more fair skin should be applied in lighter shades or less intense whereas with darker skin should be darker tones and more intense.
Another great trick for picking a different more fun eyeshadow color try going into natural light and really looking at your eye and all the tiny hidden colors and feeding off of one of those. If your really unsure about a color but want to try something new then just do it as long as your complimenting your eye color and skin it will be beautiful.

Credit: Temptalia and The Beauty Blog

Ask the Experts: Stephanie- Flattering Photos

You are headed out of the house for a night of fun and looking good! You are wearing a great outfit with your hair styled and makeup applied.  Whether it is a night on the town with your girlfriends or to a formal event, in today’s world with Facebook, blogs, and other media websites, you will be photographed.  Here is a simple tip to avoid the dreaded “double chin” look in photos.  After all, we all want to look good in those fun pictures!

“To avoid a double chin in photographs, never let anyone shoot up at you.  Thrust your head and chin forward (not up) and make sure you are looking directly at or up to the photographer.  Try this in a mirror and watch that double chin disappear.” – Christopher Hopkins

                                                                          Photos from Real Simple

The Semple Mansion Wedding (Fair) Event

Please visit to find out more!


Come and explore all 3 levels inside the mansion and discover many of the best local wedding professionals all under one very impressive roof!

wedding planners - photographers - floral - make-up - stationery - catering - fashion - and more!

Runway show 1: Posh Bridal Couture at 12:00
*makeup/hair by Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Runway show 2: Andrea's Vintage Bridal at 2:00
*makeup by Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Concept Shoot with Thomas Ward

hair/makeup:  Brett Dorrian
photography:  Thomas Ward

Concept shoot session by Thomas Ward Photography.


The Look of Love

Nothing harnesses immense excitement more than a truly sweet engagement session shoot.

Makeup:  Brett Dorrian
Photography:  Kage Imagery


Documented Beauty

Here are a few favorites from Kage Imagery from 2010.  They have a way of showing beauty and joy in their shots.


hair/makeup:  Brett Dorrian

Off-Beat Brides...We Love 'Em!

This bride chose to carry hand-knit flowers, wear an eggplant dress, and amazingly colored feathers in her hair. 

hair/makeup:  Brett Dorrian
photography:  Gretchen Pruett with Wink Photography


Ad-solutely Beautiful!

Concept Shoot
photography:  Thomas Ward
hair and makeup:  Jamie- senior artist for Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios.


Capturing Essence

Hair/Makeup:  Brett Dorrian
Photography:  Jennifer Whalen

Jennifer has a way of stealing moments of pure life essence when she shoots.  Lovely to see- and feel!


Glam-Gorgeous Bride

Hair:  Brett Dorrian

Style and flair make this a glam affair!  (...I couldn't resist)