In the field of makeup artistry, bridal beauty is its own specialty. It’s my favorite aspect, too – I love working with brides! It is a fine art to understand and translate the look my client is trying to accomplish. My job is to design and apply makeup that makes my brides feel comfortable, and lets them photograph beautifully, while still looking like themselves.
I recently worked with an awesome bride, Breanna, for her destination wedding at the Grand Tradition Estate.
When I met Breanna, I knew that her vibrant personality would call for a specialized look. Her “Old Hollywood” themed wedding inspired a flashy, bold style. With her fashion background, her desired look was something striking yet glamorous.
Breanna lives out of town, so she and I met a few days before the wedding. I was able to do her preview and her airbrush tan right at her hotel room, which made things easier for her. We created a sexy bold eye with a champagne lid, and managed to incorporated the three purple hues of her bridesmaids dresses!
To make the “Old Hollywood” feel come alive, we used dramatic black winged eyeliner. We also applied a fun bright lipstick, Rebel by MAC.
For Breanna’s bridal party, we again incorporated smokey eyes, and black winged eyeliner. However, we kept the lips more muted, using pink and raspberry lip glosses.
Since Breanna wanted “red carpet” service for her entire day, she selected one of the full day packages I offer. To ensure that everyone was picture perfect at all times, I stayed onsite until after the ceremony concluded, in case I was needed.
I loved this whimsical hair piece. I thought it really tied her look together, and that the feathers and rhinestones coordinated beautifully with her dress and jewelry.
The ballroom at the Grand Tradition was decked out with the perfect backdrop for Breanna’s glamourous Old Hollywood look! Congratulations to the wonderful bride and groom!
Makeup: Melissa Rae and Co
Photography: True Photography
Hair Stylist: Jessica Bertheau
Linens and Rental: Ambiance Designs
Venue: Grand Tradition
Bakery: Briarmist Cakes
Disc Jockey: Good Time Entertainment
Florist: Ambiance Designs
Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas
Officiant: Vows From the Heart
Photo Booth: Poetry Photo Booths
Wedding Dress: Demetrios Bride