This past weekend I had the distinct honor of providing hair and makeup services for Katie. She and I know each other from high school, and through her siblings who I have been close with throughout the years. She was a calm and collected bride, taking the day in stride, not letting anything phase her. She was patient and relaxed, such a nice change from a lot of the frenzied activity that can accompany a bride on her wedding day. It was a pleasure working with Katie!
Katie and Josh chose Saratoga federated Church in Saratoga, CA as their ceremony location, and had their reception right across the street at the Saratoga Foothill Club, which was designed by the famed Julia Morgan. The White’s are not a particularly decisive bunch, so I had all of the sisters collaborating on Katie’s hair and makeup, making sure we were all achieving the desired look, which made me happy, because it’s nice to see a family that knows each other so well, as to provide the proper feedback one needs on a wedding day. Katie is the first bride I have provided makeup services for, so of course I was a little nervous, but she is such a trooper and left her makeup in my hands, foregoing a trial, and saying I could make her up so she would look nice in pictures, but still look like herself. I used soft neutral browns, and some peachy bronzes for her eye shadow colors, and applied individual eyelashes to make her eyes pop, used a soft pink blush on her cheeks, and a natural rosey lipstick and gloss to give her a polished and natural look. Her hair was simply curled, and a small portion was caught up at the crown of her head to secure her veil in. Katie was absolutely glowing- such a stunning bride- and I was so happy to be a part of her day.
Vanessa is a beautiful and intelligent woman whom I met when Lux gave me the privilege of styling her bridal party’s hair on her wedding day. Vanessa and I clicked at her trial a few months back and I was very excited for Memorial day weekend to roll around so I could finally get my hands on her lovely locks and the hair of her bridal party. Vanessa and I decided to use clip in hair extensions to give her voluminous hair and make her feel like a hair model as well as a princess on her wedding day. I love using clip in extensions on my brides who want to wear their hair half up or all down. It really gives their hair that Hollywood glamor that so many women want when they bring in the photos of movie stars with thick luscious hair down to there. So without further ado, here are my point-and-shoot pictures from the wedding day. *I say this because I am DYING for a new camera that gives me amazing quality photos, and I finally found one that is WAY outside my price range so I have to save up and wait a bit to get it*
This is Vanessa, is she not absolutely adorable?! What a great glowing bride. She was a joy 🙂
Sister-in-law and bridesmaid Shannon
and youngest sister Raquel
There were more bridesmaids, but I didn’t have the pleasure of styling their hair, so I didn’t get their photos 🙂
This past weekend I had the pleasure of styling hair for Alanna’s wedding at the Dolce Hayes Mansion, which is a beautiful hotel in South San Jose. Alanna is a super sweet woman who was referred to me by my friend/trainer/rockstar/inspiration Tiffany. Alanna, her maid of honor, and her flower girl Kaylee all wanted down curly waves, with a little bit pinned up. I couldn’t believe how calm and relaxed Alanna was! She was mellow and happy, not worried about anything, and just went with the flow of the day. It was a nice way for me to spend my day, not being rushed and dealing with a freaked out wedding party. Here are some snapshots I took after the girls were all done up. I hope I will get some professional photos later on, which is my hope for all of the weddings I do, so if you are a bride of mine, send me pictures! First is the lovely Bride Alanna, then maid of honor, and finally the flower girl Kaylee.