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Blushing Bride

If you follow or “Like” me on Facebook- you might remember me briefly talking about Elizabeth and her gorgeous blush dress and her messy french twist.   Well, I come with proof of her gorgeousness..ness.

Being that it’s the new year and I’m trying to do better with updating pictures on here and on my Facebook I hunted down her photographer (Emagery-)and she let me snag a couple of pictures from Liz’s big day!

Like many of my other clients, I met Elizabeth at her hair and makeup trial.  I immediately fell in love with her because A. She’s just so pretty.  B. She’s soo sweet.  She has the best little southern accent and the southern charm to go with it.

Elizabeth was getting Married at Mercury Hall but wanted to get ready at her hotel first.  When I arrived I was blown away by her gorgeous blush dress, that really was perfect for her.  And her oh so cute pink (faux) furry jacket.  I wast tempted to buy one, but I didn’t want to risk people shooting at me thinking I was the pink bigfoot or a yeti.   But probably not because I’m 5’2.  So they’d probably try to trap me and raise me in the circus as a baby yeti.  And the whole time I’d be like, I’m not a baby!  My 5 year old does that.

So I’m not a baby bigfoot.  And Elizabeth wanted moderately dramatic eye makeup and a messy full french twist.  I bet when some of you think of french twists you think of 80’s fan bang with tight fresh twists and banana clips.  So do I.  Until now. Now I’m obsessed!

I got to do hair and makeup for two of the three bridesmaids.  (The third one was a stylist herself, and didn’t need me).

Emagery- Photos by Emily Huval

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Thats a lotta stuff

I was contacted by the adorable.. and I mean ADORABLE girls at Loft Phtographie  to help them with a styled shoot requested by the amazing designer of Bride La Boheme who is based out of Australia.  I am a girl who has a weakness for styled shoots, so of course I was happy to oblige!

I was warned told that there would be quite a bit of accessories and a small window of time.  The number went from 30 something I think and ended up being over 50!  Man, do I love a challenge!

The designer wanted organic, boho, romantic updos, which I think is my spirit animal.  If there was an organic boho animal.  Maybe like a boho horse or a goat?  Totally googling that.

These are one of the first images that pulled up when I googled “Boho horse” and “Boho goat”.  You know what?  I’m gonna say horse.  Horse is definitely my boho spirit animal.

As per usual I digress.

I arrived at the house where I would be getting the two models ready and styled them similar to pictures that were requested.  Then, after picking my jaw off the floor from seeing all the gorgeous accessories and dresses, we hoped on over to this cool spot by the river.   It was a looong day.  The entire time was spent snapping (on film none the less!) pictures of one model while I changed out the other one, and then they were done with her, I’d go swap out accessories from the other model! Some of the accessories were switched from hair piece to belt, to bracelet.  It was awesome the creativity you can use for these gorgeous pieces.  (I need to trademark myself and one of the looks will just have to be gorgeous hair pieces worn with my normal casual t-shirt and jeans. ) It was CRAZY and SOOO much fun!  So take a moment.. Enjoy the pictures below.  I know there are a ton, but this is just a small fraction of how many there actually are!

*The pictures are out of order, but we started with updos and then at the end of the day took them down.

 

Photography: www.loftphotographie.com @loftphotographie
Styling: Mayhardesign.com @mayhardesign
Hair & Makeup: http://luciemarie.com/ @angela_parker
Dresses: Dove gray, and both ivory gowns – saintisabelbridal.com @saintisabelbridal
Blush and sea foam gowns – Jillianfellers.com @jillianfellers
Hairpieces – Bride La Boheme – bridelaboheme.com.au @bridelaboheme
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Giving Back

Sadly, I think most of us can say we know someone directly who has battled cancer.  I’ve lost friends and family to it, and have friends and family who beat it.  There’s no other other way around it.. Cancer sucks.

In March of 2010, I lost one of the greatest friends I’ve ever had, to cervical cancer.  She left behind two very young children.  It was and still is heartbreaking.  While she struggled with what the chemo was doing to her- we talked about the hair loss, and dry discolored skin and how she felt guilty for even worrying about vanity when she was fighting a monster.  But- we’re human.  And women.  And no matter what.  I think we all like to feel pretty.  There is nothing wrong with that.   With these talks came my inspiration to help those who struggle to find a new normal.  So I started offering free makeup lessons for any clients who are fighting or fought cancer.

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month we’d like to remind our lovely ladies that we offer free makeup lessons as well as wig styling and care lessons to anyone who struggles with cancer of any kind.  Whether you’re currently kicking cancers ass, or already kicked it.  The invitation is ALWAYS open!

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Square root of Awesome

Have you ever wanted to know what the square root of awesome is?  Well.  It’s Tess.  I love Tess.  Heck, I even like John Tess.  That’s probably not true.  I literally just googled John Tess and google just shut me down by saying, “Did you mean John Tesh?”  Uh, No google.  I didn’t.  I know exactly who I’m talking about.  John Tess is a near and dear friend of mine.  Who happens to look a lot like John Tesh.  But now I need to google what John Tesh looks like.  And you know what?  I lied.  My cousin looks nothing like John Tesh.  Who coincidently looks like the human, and older version of Ken.KenKinda right?  Well, if you’re older than 20 you’ll totally see it.  You yougin’s Ken dolls have like, real hair now.  Which I personally do not love.  Also.  Did you ever have your Ken’s head pop off, only to NEVER be able to get it back on?  And or if the little nubby ball thing in Barbie’s neck broke, say goodbye to Barbie’s body because you’ll never get her head to stay back on.  Even if you squish her head all the way down making her look like some prehistoric no neck cave lady.

There’s really no way to smoothly transition back on to topic here.  So I won’t.  Lets just get back to Tess.  (Now I can’t stop thinking about John Tess  Tesh).  We came out to Tess’s hotel and got her and her lovely bridesmaids ready with airbrush makeup, lots of hair spray, and some fun lashes.  I love Tess because she has a dry sense of humor like me, and is unapologetically sarcastic.  Needless to say, it was one of those days where I should have been paying her for the fun we had.  I love that Tess chose dramatic eyes, and partial half updo.  Her hair is so shiny and just did exactly what I told it to.  I can appreciate well behaved hair.  Why is there a pencil in my pretty brushes you ask?  Well, my lovely makeup brush roll smashes my brushes if left to it’s own devices, so that there pencil keeps it from doing so.  Actually.  That pencil has since been replaced by a chop stick.  So very stereotypical of me, but it’s all I had. Listen, I don’t often comment after each picture but I feel like it’s important to explain the carpet tape.  I often have clients ask about ways to keep their dresses up.  And that fashion tape is pretty much a joke, unless your dress is made up of lightweight tissue.  In which case, we have other issues to discuss.  Carpet tape is kind of intense.  It will hold that dress in place indefinitely.  I always warn clients that it WILL HURT coming off.  But you have to decide.  Do you want your husbands Grandpa Joe to see your lady bits or do you want your dress to stay up?  You chose.  Grandpa Joe and Thanksgiving dinner awkwardness beg you to choose wisely.

Photography by Tiny Bird Photography

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Boho Beauty

If I were to to it again, I would totally have a custom made bohemian dress, my gorgeous bridesmaids in natural and gorgeous dresses, and an actual real life straight from Italy Italian husband.   Okay maybe not the last part.  I do love my Texan dude.  But get out of line Mr and I’ll be shopping over seas for the next one!

I’m so excited to be able to share a couple of pictures of Brittanys wedding, also featured on Green Wedding Shoes!  Brittany wanted natural makeup but to play up her eyes.  She also opted for looser waves as well as a gorgeous head piece.

A couple of her bridesmaids got in on the fun too, with fun non-taditional hairstyles and makeup.

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