I was first informed about this last week, and was instructed to keep it a secret until late January.  I even made a comment about it on facebook, LOL!  Well my silence ban has been lifted and I’m so excited to share with you the good news.

Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry is a winner for The Knot “Best of Weddings 2011″!  A prestigious award in the wedding industry, all based off of the amazing reviews that previous brides had submitted.  This is also the first time makeup artists (and others in the beauty category) were added to be awarded with this honor and will be announced on their website and social media outlets like facebook & twitter.

What a way to end the year!  I’m so grateful to have worked with some amazing brides and thank you so much for working with me, I would have not received this if not for you making this possible!  I also can’t go without giving my bridal assistant, Tiffany (during parts of the year) m-a-j-o-r kudos in assisting me with the tons of phone calls and emails from brides (I couldn’t believe as to how many we had to turn away based on availability).  And working me day/night, meetings, phones calls or just a set of ears to hear my good and bad days or moments.  Can you believe that we actually booked 54 brides this year?

Various wedding vendors across the United States have also been awarded and The Knot will be making their huge announcement to advertise us all on or after January 21, 2011!

Here’s more information about The Knot:

The Knot is the internet’s most-trafficked one-stop wedding planning solution. Founded in 1996 to offer a much-needed alternative to the white-gloved, outdated advice of the available etiquette experts, The Knot has quickly become America’s leading wedding brand reaching out to millions of engaged couples each year through our award-winning website, magazines, books and broadcast offerings.

The brand’s trademark fresh voice and real-world sensibility can be found everywhere a bride looks: on newsstands in national and regional editions of The Knot magazine; in bookstores; in newspapers through Scripps Howard and McClatchy-Tribune News Services; online at major portals like MSN and Comcast; and on TV through original programming on the Style Network and a weddings-only, video-on-demand channel on Comcast Cable.