Lisa’s 11/11/11 Rock n’ Roll Wedding

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It was beginning to look like the once-in-a-lifetime date, 11/11/11, would go unbooked… until Lisa contacted me in the month before her wedding. Huzzah! I’d hate to miss working on a cool date like that. But I had no idea just how cool it would be until Lisa told me that her wedding falls on “National Heavy Metal Day.” (My inner high school headbanger was so pleased!)

And when Lisa said that she’s a black smoky eye, “Kim Kardashian eye makeup” kinda gal, and I saw her big beautiful eyes in person, I knew there was no way I was going to try to talk this rock n’ roll bride into a softer, traditional bridal look. The dark eyes were perfect on her.

I did makeup for Lisa, retro glam-inspired makeup for her sister, a natural plummy look for her mother, and a little touch for the flower girl (who was DETERMINED to get into my chair and fought hard for the opportunity, desperately trying to edge out everyone else – hilarious!) And according to Lisa’s review, the makeup lasted through “an emotional ceremony, sweaty Greek dancing, all of it.” It was such a pleasure to work with this fabulous family.

(Oh – and the story behind the boxing gloves? Lisa met Keegan at the gym, where he taught cardio kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Lisa has been a huge boxing fan since watching Rocky as a kid, so, as she put it, “It was kind of kismet that we would meet because of boxing!”)

Rock n roll heavy metal bride and groom

bride laughing with flower girl before wedding

oops is this the men's room?

bride reacting to appearance of groom

bride and mom at Look Park

bride and her sister with retro glam makeup

peace!

wedding ceremony

little girl boxing

we box because we love

bride and groom dancing

groom waving at reception

bride laughing at her reception dinner

mom and daughter dance

Greek dancing at wedding reception

bride and sister dancing at wedding reception

Photos: Lynne Graves

Venue: The Garden House at Look Park

 

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