Bri­dal Beauty Tips

Where Orlando - - Where now - BY LAURA AN­DERS LEE AND HANCEL DEATON

In a study re­leased in Fe­bru­ary, Wal­let Hub named Or­lando the No. 1 des­ti­na­tion for ty­ing the knot, comparing the magical place “where dreams come true” to 150 cities across the coun­try. Or­lando is not only home to amaz­ing wed­ding venues and en­ter­tain­ment for out-of-town guests, but it also boasts some of the best lux­ury ho­tels and spas. Wed­dings can be stress­ful, but thanks to Or­lando’s health and beauty pro­fes­sion­als, the wed­ding party can get plenty of R&R be­fore the big day. Now is the time to look and feel your best, so take ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity for some ul­ti­mate pam­per­ing. Here are a few beauty tips to pre­pare you for your moment in the spot­light.


Man­dara Spa at the Walt Dis­ney World Swan & Dol­phin Re­sort un­veiled a new menu tai­lored for brides-to-be. “We are here to make you feel spe­cial and beau­ti­ful,” says Cristina Sorondo, Man­dara’s mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor. One of the new spa ex­pe­ri­ences is a “Ba­li­nese Love Story,” which in­cludes a cou­ple’s Fire & Ice mas­sage, plus a mas­sage-teach­ing ses­sion. For pre-wed­ding re­lax­ation, Sorondo rec­om­mends the gen­tle Man­dara Cus­tom­ized Mas­sage based on Swedish tech­niques which in­cludes a fra­grant frangi­pani treat­ment for the scalp and a warm paraf­fin foot bath. man­


On your big day, you’ll want to be pos­i­tively glow­ing. Derek Hoff­man, spa di­rec­tor at the Four Sea­sons Re­sort Or­lando at Walt Dis­ney World, rec­om­mends the Anti- Grav­ity Fa­cial, which tones, lifts, firms and aids tired mus­cles in your face and neck. “Like ‘fa­cial fit­ness,’ the mus­cu­la­ture of your face is re­vi­tal­ized to yield a firmer, more con­toured and youth­ful ap­pear­ance,” he ex­plains. “If you are ac­cus­tomed to re­ceiv­ing semireg­u­lar fa­cials, then a day or two prior to the big day is op­ti­mal for you to sched­ule your treat­ment so your com­plex­ion has time to re-bal­ance, and you still have the clean, ra­di­ant look.” Hoff­man also rec­om­mends a full body scrub to even skin tone and bring new, soft cells to the sur­face. foursea­sons. com/or­lando/spa


An af­ter­noon at the day spa is a fun way to con­nect with your girl­friends. Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe Spas of­fer bri­dal pack­ages that in­clude wine, cof­fee and tea, and brides can also bring their own snacks and Cham­pagne for a cel­e­bra­tory at­mos­phere. “Brides typ­i­cally go nat­u­ral or French while brides­maids are more bold with color,” says Liz Mal­don­ado, a spokesper­son for Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe Spas. ”Rose-gold glit­ter on the ring fin­ger is a pop­u­lar trend right now for brides.” Mal­don­ado also rec­om­mends the OPI Gel treat­ment, which dries quickly to pre­vent smear­ing and lasts days longer. mar­i­lyn­mon­roes­

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