A Soft, Feminine Bridal Look by On Location Hair & Makeup | A Rancho Valencia Wedding

By, March 14, 2013

Anna Rose and Arturo planned a romantic and elegant wedding at Rancho Valencia Resort, a lush, 40-acre resort in Rancho Santa Fe.  Anna Rose hired my studio, On Location Hair and Makeup, to create beautiful looks for her, her mother and five bridesmaids on the wedding day.

We met for a hair and makeup trial just two weeks before her big day.  I enjoyed getting to know the bride-to-be, and hearing stories about how she and Arturo met.


Anna Rose has beautiful, thick blonde hair! We decided during the trial that loose soft waves would give her a flowy, feminine look. The idea was to match the romantic feel of her wedding day.


To create her hair design, I used the flat iron to create some loose waves, and added a simple braid to the side of her hair. I topped it off by applying my favorite cream to the waves, which made them separate and hold.


The braid added a fun, whimsical look, and it helped Anna Rose’s hair stay in place throughout the evening.


For make-up, we wanted to continue the soft look, in order to create a natural glow and rosy cheeks. I added a special moisturizer to the foundation to for a dewy effect. We went with pink lips, with a gloss on top.


When blending the eyeshadow, I used a shadow brush to gradually work the shadow into the eyelids. The technique I used was to flutter the brush many times on the lid.


When Anna Rose put on her wedding gown, she looked so beautiful! Her hair and makeup came together perfectly, and her dress to completed the look. When the  music came on, you couldn’t help but feel the happiness and joy in the room.

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For a cohesive look, we continued the braid work in some of the bridesmaids’ hair. Because each skin type is very different, we custom blended individual foundation colors for each member of the bridal party. We also used artificial eyelashes for some of our styles.

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Anna Rose looked stunning as she walked down the aisle towards her soon-to-be husband. Every aspect of this wedding was breathtaking!


Makeup: On Location Hair & Makeup
Photography: True Photography
Coordinator: Details Defined
Invitation: Invitation Factory
Florist: Kathy Wright & Co.
Wedding Dress: M Bride
Venue: Rancho Valencia
Disc Jockey: Shammy Dee
Bakery: VG Donut & Bakery

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