Here are some excerpts from Alexandra Macon’s article on Az Cohen and Valentina de Weghe’s Cool, Low-key Wedding Celebration in NYC.
Valentina Van de Weghe and Az Cohen’s romance was practically predestined. “We were arranged to meet by Leelee Kimmel, a mutual friend of both of our families,” explains Valentina, an associate director at Miller, a contemporary art gallery in New York City that focuses on showing influential but underappreciated female artists. “We were both on winter vacation in St. Barth’s, and Leelee had been trying to set us up for a whole week. Twenty-four hours before I was supposed to leave, she invited Az, who works in A&R at 300 Entertainment and is the co-founder of the artist management production company called TK, to a lunch that I was attending.”
WEDDING TIPS AND TRICKS
Don’t schedule your trial too early.
One of Heidi’s most important wedding hair tips all comes down to the perfect timing. “Setting up the trial run too early usually results in brides second-guessing or being very indecisive. I recommend waiting until four to six weeks before the wedding,” Heidi said. “This way their wedding style has been figured out, they’ve likely seen their dress finished, and they’ve purchased accessories. All of these details help decide a good hairstyle to fit in with everything else. The style will be fresh in their mind on the wedding day and bring more peace rather than anxiety.”
Don’t change your hair too close to the wedding.
“Getting a cut and color the week of the wedding can be disastrous, especially if you try a new salon. I recommend two to three weeks prior to the wedding so there is ample time to go in and make any corrections if it’s not right,” Heidi said. “I’ve had more than one bride have their hair ruined before their wedding day and it resulted in having to cut a lot off to fix the damage and using extensions to achieve the original look.” If you are planning on a haircut or color near the wedding date, one of Heidi’s top wedding hair tips is to bring their hair trial picture into your salon so they can give a cut and color that will best compliment the wedding hairstyle.