Creative director and lead artist

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A native of Metro Detroit and transplant to Traverse City, Brenda has been a licensed stylist for 16 years. Receiving her primary education in Metro Detroit she has continued her education in additional metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Toronto and California. Her fresh and whimsical approach to hair and makeup design has captured the attention of not only her clients but also many of her colleagues and Industry professionals. Her unique ability to understand and create a look for clients is what has lead her to seeing hundreds of brides since launching her business in 2014. The art and technique of what she offers in her craft displays the amount of dedication she has to her clients. Whether receiving wedding day services, a personal class, editorial or otherwise, you are guaranteed an amazing outcome by Brenda and her team. It would be a miss if it were not mentioned why Brenda is so highly sought after, not only for her craft, but for her attention to her clients. The organization, communication and heart she pours into each project is so highly coveted by those she works with. This small yet large part makes all the difference in why On-Site Bridal continues to be an in demand resource in Northern Michigan.


a message from brenda




Brenda here. I am so excited you stopped by! I was born and raised in West Dearborn, Michigan; a great town to grow up in with great schools which lead me to receiving my license through a vocational training program offered through my High School. I went on to work behind the chair for 11 years, my last 7 landing me in Northville at a Salon that was known for prom, weddings, engagements, the auto show, and countless other special event hair and makeup styling. This is where I really started developing my passion for event styling and artistry. In 2014 with our move to Traverse City, I decided to pull the trigger and open On-Site Bridal to give my clients a special one of a kind experience, one I could not give behind the chair. To offer a specific service that would truly be for the client. I could not have hoped or foreseen all of the amazing people, opportunities, and avenues it would lead me to and for that I am so thankful that so many have found our services to be just what they needed.

A few Things I love

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Food! It takes up 90% of my thinking. From fine dining to Taco Bell, I love it all. I'm a die hard sweets fanatic; give me brownies and cookies and all that good stuff all the time. My mom was a baker and we had goodies every night. That hasn't changed. I'm convinced that there isn't a better combo than red wine and onsie pajamas. Personality wise, I'm right in the middle of an extrovert and introvert, and if you've taken the personality test, I am between an ISFJ and ESFJ, depending on the day. I absolutely love bbq's, traveling, hockey, Backstreet Boys and being in the water. Hosting any type of party and making cute bitesize things, yeah that's my jam too. I would be crazy not to mention my incredible husband, Paul. He has truly been my biggest supporter. Without him I would be bored because he is legit the most chill person, and while I'm a little more excitable and weird, he thankfully thinks it's hilarious. So I've kept him around he last 13 years. The ultimate best part of moving to Traverse has been that we both get to spend more time together. Even if it's just hanging out watching Stranger Things, it has been a change well worth any of the challenges. Sharing time with people is something that will never stop being a part of me. It's why I do what I do. On top of that I get to help make someone see themselves in a whole new light and that is an amazing experience.


Our mission


Whether you are planning a destination wedding or are a long time local, all of the planning involved can make for a high-paced and sometimes overwhelming experience. That is why we take pride in making sure our clients are cared for in any way possible. This ensures that your day will be as smooth and exciting as it should be. It is of the utmost importance to us that you receive an absolutely stunning, stress-free beginning to your much-anticipated event. Having our services provided on-site brings both convenience and quality to you- a most alleviating must for a busy bride and her party. 



Our makeup mission is to capture your own personal style and from that, create a beautiful, classic look that reflects your natural beauty. It is very important to us that you feel like your most glamorous self on your special day. With over a decade of experience in the industry, we feel confident in making this happen! We hope to work with you so you can experience for yourself how booking your beauty services with On-Site Bridal was not only the best decision for your hair and makeup, but also in creating wonderful memories...all while enjoying the relaxing environment of your home, hotel or venue location. Visit the Services pages for more information on how we can help make your special day an event to remember.