Melanie’s Wedding

Last weekend I had the pleasure to do makeup for Melanie’s wedding.  It was a super crazy weekend, especially having never been to Bella Vista (a gorgeous beautiful secluded bed and breakfast in Placerville), with no cell phone reception, it was kind of scary when I had to drive an hour out of Sacramento to meet with my bride the day before her big day.  My bride had to deal with all the last minute stuff and ended up being late to the consult – so we had very little time to do her makeup trial run before her rehearsal dinner.  Next morning, I arrived at the B&B at 8:00am sharp and got ready to do makeup for 7 ladies! Normally I would get an assistant but since I had plenty of time (get everyone done before 12:00pm), I just pretty much did the whole thing myself. I felt like a champ after.  This was a fun day to do makeup because I got to do all kinds of skin tone and textures and age group.  The ladies of this wedding party wanted really light makeup.  So this is what I ended up doing.   Let me know what you think! The bride is the first photo.

Here is the maid of honor

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Consult with Stefanie bride-to-be

Today I had the pleasure of doing a bridal consult on Stefanie.  She is actually a professional wedding planner as well!  She wanted a vibrant purple eye shadow with some bright colors on the inner corners of the eyes to make it pop.  Stefanie really wanted a pop of color to match her outgoing fun personality.  As for her wedding, her colors are blue and purple.

For brides, I think adding a pop of color to your eye shadow is definitely something fun and great way to express your personality, not that I have anything against neutral palettes.  However, to keep things elegant and tasteful, I would recommend like what Stefanie has here, choose to express your zest with a statement color.  In terms of her lashes, I gave Stefanie the recommendation to go for fuller lashes so that it’ll show up in pictures better.  When I first showed her the faux lashes, she was a bit skeptical because they were really “big”, but because it was a natural finish with an invisible adjustable band, I told her to give it a try.  The lashes fit perfectly into her existing lash line without looking like she’s wearing faux lashes. Needless to say, she was happy that I made her go for the bigger set of lashes.

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