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Congratulations to my October bride, (the very crafty) Carolyn, & her new husband Dave – their wedding was just featured on Style Me Pretty!
Sorry, I just love the word “bespectacled.” And I’m a glasses-wearer, too (nearsighted like whoa), so whenever one of my brides wears her frames down the aisle, I invariably break out the alliteration: “Beautiful bespectacled bride!” Maybe I’m developing a new niche?
Anyway, don’t mind me – check out Monica’s rockin’ look! She told me that dark and smoky was her style, and that she loves the color purple, so I had fun creating a look that suited her. (It looked like smoky eyeliner that coordinated with her hip frames, but every time she blinked you’d also see a flash of color – fun!) Luckily, Monica has big gorgeous eyes that don’t get overwhelmed by dark eye makeup and false lashes, so I knew she could pull it off.
First, my arsenal:
One of Monica’s bridesmaids admiring her new reflection (it was so touching to see her get all emotional!)
Monica posing with one of her bridesmaids (whose makeup I also did):
Can I get an “aww”?
Posing with the groom and one of her friends (who just happens to be an aspiring hairstylist and makeup artist, and who I had a great time talking to during prep! I was very gratified that he was so impressed with my work.)
In this photo, you can see the touch-up kit that I give my brides – it’s the sassy little satin drawstring number in her left hand:
I love pictures of laughing brides:
Showin’ off the goods:
This picture cracked me up too much to leave it out (and yes, these are posted with the bride’s permission!)
More laughing awesomeness:
On the dance floor…
The (smoky) eyes have it:
Cheers! (Love the goblets!)
Photos by Rembrandt Photography
I was absolutely giddy when I saw these images from Sandra Costello/Studio SMC – they are just brimming with personality and did a beautiful job capturing the bride Carolyn’s unique spirit, craftiness, and sense of fun. I had a fantastic time doing makeup for Carolyn, her mom, her mom-in-law, and one of her bridesmaids back in October – they were all easygoing, funny, and were enjoying themselves thoroughly! I loved all the details, and I’ve been looking forward to sharing.
Carolyn has amazingly smooth, porcelain skin and opted for a very natural look: subtle foundation, a little neutral eyeshadow and brown eyeliner, and a rosey-pink blush & lipgloss. I loved that she rocked her glasses down the aisle, saying that it just wouldn’t be her face without them!
Here’s me putting the finishing touches on Carolyn’s glowing face:
I don’t know the first thing about flowers, but I know what colors I like, and I was absolutely in LOVE with her bouquet by Edge Floral Design:
LOVE the birdcage veil! Several of my brides wore them this year; it’s such a cool accessory:
Carolyn’s beautiful dress came from Pearl Bridal, one of the most stylish bridal boutiques in the region:
Carolyn hand-embroidered this parasol herself!
Continuing on the Autumn color theme, check out the mouth-watering reception cupcakes!
Want more? Click here for Sandra’s blog entry & a complete gallery of images! (Confession: I think I must have viewed that entry fourteen times already. Sandra, you are the best!)