Carolyn & Dave’s wedding

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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:

Bride with natural makeup and glossy lips smiling as blush is applied

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:

Beautiful Autumn wedding bouquet orange yellow

Bride and groom outdoors displaying Autumn wedding bouquet

LOVE the birdcage veil! Several of my brides wore them this year; it’s such a cool accessory:

Bride and mom adjusting her birdcage veil

Carolyn’s beautiful dress came from Pearl Bridal, one of the most stylish bridal boutiques in the region:

Bride getting her dress laced up before the ceremony

Bride entering the chapel for her wedding

Celtic handfast:

Bride and groom during Celtic handfast wedding ceremony

Bride & groom just married walking down aisle

Bride and groom laughing together after ceremony

Carolyn hand-embroidered this parasol herself!

Bride holding hand embroidered orange parasol

hand embroidered orange bridal parasol

Continuing on the Autumn color theme, check out the mouth-watering reception cupcakes!

Autumn inspired wedding cupcakes

bride dancing joyfully at reception

bride and groom outdoors at dusk holding hands

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!)



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  • Sandra Costello

    Thanks Liz! It’s so fun to see Carolyn’s wedding on your blog. A great bride and a great makeup artist!

Vintage bride with pink lips, hair flower, and a pocketed wedding dress