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Our Story...

Meet your Golden Wedding Team.

We are a tight knit group of skilled hair and makeup artists rooted in Ankeny, Iowa. 

Our passion extends beyond borders as we journey across the Midwest and beyond.

We turn wedding hair dreams into reality.

With 22+ years of expertise in the wedding and special event beauty industry, we are honored to have you consider us and eagerly anticipate being part of your special day.

We are ready to mark our calendars with your special day and are enthusiastic about the possibility of serving you. Reach out today for a personalized quote with your wedding request form and let's make your dear day a reality.

We are the perfect fit

At Golden Weddings, we understand the importance of every moment during your wedding.

From the exhilarating champagne popping to the magical moment of stepping into your dress and the joyous act of throwing gold confetti, we know that these precious moments pass by in the blink of an eye. Our goal is to help you make the most of this time.


We are a dedicated team of beauty professionals who are here to provide our services to anyone seeking a touch of glamour. Whether it's the bridesmaids, maid of honor, mothers, grandmas, or even the adorable flower girls, we cater to everyone.


To get started, please visit our wedding pricing part of the page to explore the various packages that will suit your wedding party. Once you have an idea of what you need, simply fill out the wedding request form. I will then contact you via email to discuss further details and confirm our availability for your wedding date.

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Hire Us...

Follow these steps to hire The Golden Weddings Team


Fill out the wedding request form


We will then connect with you on what happens next.

You can expect to hear back from us within 24-48 hours Monday through Friday.


Check your emails


If we are available on your date I’ll send over our pricing info/quote.

I will ALWAYS respond to your inquiry. Please check spam folders if you don't see our reply within 48 hours.


Pay Booking Fee & Agreement


We will create a personalized proposal that includes a contract for the services you selected and an invoice showing your total.


A signed wedding agreement and non refundable booking fees are due to hold your date. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your wedding, no need to worry about remembering, you can set up an automatic payment.


Book your beauty appointments


Now the fun begins! We will be in communication with you from here on out with what you will need for your pre wedding day.  Such as these:

  • book all your pre-wedding beauty appointments

  • find a beauty routine and maintenance schedule that works for you

  • decide whether a trial run is right for you and how to get the most out of it

  • prep the day of and

  • learn what should be in your day of beauty bag

2024 Wedding Pricing on location 

Discover your perfect wedding package below with our inclusive selections, while exploring a diverse array of options for every couple celebrating their love in all its beautiful forms.


To reserve your special day & rate a Wedding Agreement must be filled out, signed and booking fee paid to reserve your big day.


  • 1st payment- booking fee: Trial date Hair $300, Make up $300 ($600 Total) This reserves your trial date or your booking fee is 50% of final balance to reserve your wedding date. This will be paid by invoice that will be sent via email/text upon confirming that you want to hire us.

  • Final payment- Final balance: due 30 days before wedding date. Card on file is required and an invoice will be sent to you via email or an automatic payment will be charged 30 days before wedding date.

A wedding agreement will be required to be signed within 48 hours of contact & confirming of hiring The Golden Weddings Team in order to officially reserve your wedding date.

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Weddings on a Sundays, Stylists Birthdays or a Holiday weekends will have an additional $250 fee per stylist.

Early call times before 8am will have an additional $250 fee per stylist

Hotel Accommodations will need to be added for any on location weddings that are more than 2 hours from salon location in Ankeny, Iowa

Definition of OTHER UPDOS/OTHERS: 

Each package comes with a trial updo for the one getting married & a day of updo. 

Each package is calculated for more updos for the wedding party.

Which means these can be your bridesmaids, MOB, MOG, Flower Girls, ETC... 

Have more people in your wedding party than the package? No problem at all it will just be an additional $150 per person.


Please understand we take the whole day off for on location wedding parties, which means these prices above are for on location pricing.

If you want us to come to you it does require us to charge accordingly as we can't take other clients during this time. 


On Location Services with less than 4 people will be charged a la cart: 

Bride + 2 others = $600 + Travel fee $250-$500 (includes brides trial updo) 

Add make up artist for additional fee upon request.

Will give detail on location estimates upon request. 


A $300 Hair / $300 MakeUp ($600 total) retainer/booking fee is due to reserve your wedding day. This is for your trial run appointments. This amount is taken off your final balance.

Final balance is due 30 days before the wedding date.

After Pay is available for on location wedding services.

Monthly Payment options are available as well with a card on file. Restrictions apply.

Short Notice Wedding Requests:

Any wedding requests that are booked with less than 30-60 days notice will require a possible FULL payment to reserve your wedding date.

As well as if there is a time restriction for a trial we could possibly run into a schedule conflict which would prohibit a trial run. There will not be any discounts if this occurs.

Our Clients Say


Best Option for Hair

Michelle helped me out after my previous hairstylist for my wedding cancelled on me fairly close to my wedding day! I had a large wedding party and she was flexible in working with another hair stylist on site to make sure all my girls looked and felt beautiful! Everyone LOVED their hair. Some even didn't know what they wanted and she gave great recommendations based on their hair. She went above and beyond when a couple of my girls who has their hair done by someone else off site didn’t love their hair, so she last minute helped them out and fixed it so they were happy with their hair! Cannot recommend Michelle enough!

~Kelsey Neff

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We absolutely can travel outside of Iowa, so if your venue is farther than the 3-4 hours please don't hesitate to contact me about wanting wedding services.  

Destination Weddings: Please contact me for info on trading travel packages/pricing.

To lock in your wedding pricing packages client must sign a wedding form/contract to lock in rate. Prices are starting at and could change at any time with out a wedding form or contract signed/filled out.. 

Depending on location/time restriction it would just be an additional $250/per stylist &/or room & board for 1-2 nights depending on the situation.


Each bridal inquiry will be on a case by case scenario. 


Cancellation Policy: 

Any adjustments will need to be made on or before 30 days before the wedding date. 

If Bride/wedding party cancels any wedding services with Golden Weddings anytime after that 30 days prior to wedding date the bride will forfeit the booking fees or any amount of payment that was made towards the wedding date.

Grace will be shown if client can find someone to take their date to recoup any income lost because we had your date booked out sometimes months in advance we have turned away clients.

If Bride cancels within the week of the wedding after final bill is paid they will also forfeit the amount paid as a late cancellation fee.


Hair Accessories: available upon request: I always find the cutest bling for my brides. I keep a few just for my weddings who book with me at no additional charge. 

Hair Extensions Rental Program:

Anyone can purchase & keep Halo or Clip-Ins  Hair Extensions or you can also rent one from me for an additional fee.

To Purchase & Keep: $500

To Rent:  $250 *Client can rent the halo or clip-ins hair extensions for their wedding, normal dates (Friday, Saturday & Sunday weddings) must return extensions to stylist by Monday. Card must be on file for rental and if not returned by Monday they will be charged the full amount of $500. 

*If any damage other than normal wear and tear is present when returned to stylist the client will be charged 50% ($250) for damage to the hair extensions

A signed Hair Extension Agreement Form must be signed prior to wedding. Legal action will be taken if any issues arise such as client doesn't bring them back, ruins hair, etc.

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Destination Weddings: 

We will absolutely travel to any destination wedding locations. Wedding services for destination locations are on a case by case senecio, and will include all travel expenses for each stylist needed to accommodate your wedding party.

You will be responsible for Wedding Package plus travel expenses including but not limited to:

Flight, Hotel, Car Rental, Ubers, Food allowance $50/day -Per Stylist  

Payment will need to be paid in full 3 months before wedding date.

We can break this up by different payments and AfterPay is available option.

We will require to be on location 2 full days before & 2 full days after wedding date plus 2 travel days  (Hotel up to 7 days total)- stylists can all share a room but will need 2 beds or a suite that has 2 beds and a pull out couch of some sort.

Destination Wedding Photography can be added to your service if you are needing a photographer. I have a Canon Rebel T3i camera and can take beach photography at an additional charge.  To inquire please fill out the form below.


Is a wedding trial right for me?

There a many ways to use a wedding trial.

You can use it to:  find the right artist

If meeting your beauty artist before the big day is a must, you can schedule a trial run.

This is a great way to make sure we’re a good fit as well as find the right look that complements your face shape, your wedding dress, your style.

We’ll try out your favorite looks and select the one the feels just so right. We’ll also make recommendations if fillers, extensions or other items are needed and plan out your pre-wedding beauty routine so that your skin and hair are radiant when your big day arrives.  

Is a wedding trial required?

Yes, we do strongly suggest it for all soon to be married parties, if your bridesmaids want one too that is totally cool with me.

You’ll feel prepared and relaxed on your big day knowing you’ll love your look. I block out anywhere from 2-4 hours where we can play around with some ideas and see which styles you like or love. You will not only find which style will be amazing for your big day, but I make sure your have the best relaxing experience while in my studio.


How much is a wedding trial?

Your hair trial is $300 this includes your day of updo as well.  

Bridesmaids trial is $150 if they want to come in as well before the wedding.

Each service takes 60-90 minutes. 


When should I book my wedding trial?

That depends…

I recommend booking your trial at least 3 months before your wedding if you don’t have a contract in place. This will ensure availability of all the artists you’re trying and is especially true if your wedding falls in the prime months of May, June, September or October. A lot of soon to be married couples do their trial on their wedding shower day so they look nice for the party.

It is recommended to book in advance of your wedding date. You’ll likely have all your accessories and veil in hand so you can get the full picture. If your wedding is a destination, no worries, we can book as late as the day before.


What should I bring to my wedding trial?

Please bring all your accessories, including jewelry and your veil so that you can get the full picture. If you are planning to wear a fresh flower crown, I will have a few fun bling accessories in my studio.


Adding Extensions:

We can absolutely add hair extensions to your wedding hair.

Halo/Crowns/Clip ins are perfect way to add hair, or Hand Tied Extensions are great too.

Hair can run you $500-$2000+  Depending on what we do and how much hair you need. We also have a Halo or Clip-Ins Rental Program.


Can I bring someone with me to my wedding trial?

Our friends and family are our biggest supporters however my studio is small  So, I recommend coming alone or only having one person with you.  Don’t worry, we’ll take plenty of pictures so you can show everyone.


Can I schedule a wedding trial before I book my wedding day?

Of course! Your wedding day beauty is an important investment and a trial ensures we’re a good fit.

I recommend booking your trial at least 3 months before your wedding if you don’t have a contract in place. This will ensure availability of all the artists you’re trying and is especially true if your wedding falls in the prime months of May, June, September or October.


Choosing on-location services for your wedding day?

My team and I will arrive 15 minutes before our scheduled start time to get setup. 

Our beauty kits are stocked with the best tools and products to create your dream look.

You can sit back, relax and sip champagne knowing that our team’s number one priority is creating a look you’ll love for a lifetime. With plenty of time to place your veil and get into your dress you’ll feel relaxed and ready to say “I DO”.

On-location services are required a travel fee for wedding parties and available for anyone.


Things to consider…

Will you have enough room at your hotel for your wedding party and our beauty team?

Does your reception venue have a wedding suite?

if the answer is yes ...

Here’s what we’ll need:

Access to at least one outlet per stylist, we’ll bring our own power strips.

A small table for tools at your hotel or cabin.

Counter space or a small table for us to use.

When looking at the prices for on sight/on location services please understand that we are traveling to you, we don't book any other clients that day so our prices reflect being out of the salon a full day to accommodated for your wedding services.




Perfect for engagement pictures for save the dates or to just update your pictures.


Perfect for spring, summer, or fall pictures to update your albums.


Add on for your big day for cherished memories.


Add on photos to your hair & makeup packages for your big day.


Add photos to capture your big party after the wedding ceremony.

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$300 up to 2hrs

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$300 up to 2hrs



(Travel Trades Accepted) 

Includes: First Looks, During

 & Afters


$1000 up to 5hrs

Includes: First Looks, During, Afters & Reception


$800 up to 4hrs 

Reception Only Includes:

 Group photos with family & friends

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