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WED :: Mila’s wedding day beauty with Feather & Twine Photography at Piazza in the Village

17 Jan

Sweet Mila came to me wanting understated glamour and an elegant bridal look but most importantly, she wanted to look like herself. We kept her makeup really clean and fresh, adding a pop of color (purple!) on her eyes. We swept her dark silky hair up into a sleek chignon and sent her down the aisle to marry her prince charming. She treated her maid-of-honor to a day of beauty too! Enjoy!

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My favorite thing about this image? Mila came to me for an appointment around 8:30AM on her wedding day … and here she is, cake cutting, late night and all, still looking just as flawless as when she left my chair early that morning!

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Photography by the lovely Feather & Twine; venue Piazza in the Village, Colleyville.

Lauren’s classic glamour Bridal Portraits | Brandi Burkett Photography

12 Dec

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Stop. First, can I please just point out this bride’s perfectly porcelain skin, gorgeous black hair and the most ladylike red lip I’ve ever seen a bride pull off? Lauren is the epitome of classic glam and grace. Not to mention these photos were taken by the ever-lovely, dream-to-work-with, wildly-talented Brandi Burkett of Brandi Burkett Photography. It all reminds me of a modern approach to Gone with the Wind, no? That unmistakeable southern charm it just too pretty. Enjoy!

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I’ve known this gorgeous gal since we were much younger …. Lauren’s the little sister of one of my very best friends, the mayor’s daughter and the sweetest gem you’ll ever meet. We even grew up on the same street together, (I’ve spent more time of the Dean family back porch than I can account for!) so I was beyond thrilled when she asked me to do her wedding! (insert shameless plug here  —–> I also planned her wedding too, through my sister company Life is Pretty, LLC).

Wed :: Claire’s vintage-chic Big Day with Loft Photographie in Kaufman, TX

11 Nov

Claire’s wedding details were so perfectly enchanted and charming, it is one of my favorite weddings to date.

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Little white church with a steeple on the corner of Mulberry Street (in Kaufman, TX) for the ceremony, old town square bank building converted into a venue space for the reception, an antique french crown on her head, and a party that ended with dancing in the streets – clearly you can see why I love this vintage-chic wedding so much! Enjoy this adorable wedding and all the bridal beauty below!

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{Claire’s look :: soft taupe-greige eyes, peachy cheeks and pretty pink lips with a soft, romantic updo}

{gorgeous floral by R Love Floral Designs}

{all photos courtesy of Loft Photographie}

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Engagement Session : MihnTu’s Old Hollywood-inspired Hair + Makeup

22 Oct

This sweet little bride has flawless skin, gorgeous eyes and hair that just doesn’t stop … which made her old Hollywood inspired hair and makeup look for her engagement session with fiancé Mark seem effortless! Ruby red lips, a mini-cat eye and big sleek curls with a deep side part – AMAZING!

Take a look at these gorgeous photos by Sarah Kate Photography and enjoy!

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Wed: Nicole’s Big Day at the Dallas Arboretum and Stoneleigh Hotel

20 Sep

You may remember Nicole, my fun-loving, adventure-seeking bride, from her fierce underwater bridal portrait session featured here a few months ago! Today she’s showing off her soft, romantic makeup and pretty updo from her gorgeous wedding ceremony at the Arboretum and reception at the Stoneleigh!

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Special thanks to Amy Karp for these lovely images!

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after her ceremony we ran back to the hotel suite to do a hair flip …. down, curled and elegant for the reception!

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Love Never Fails :: Beth & Brody featured on Southern Weddings

22 Aug

Shortly after being married, beautiful Beth was diagnosed with Leukemia … sending her and her new husband into a tailspin of emotions. A handful of us are so lucky to have met this amazing couple during their six-month anniversary photo shoot! I mean seriously, look at those gorgeous sparkling eyes!

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Here’s a few of my favorite shots …. but you can see the full feature on Southern Weddings HERE

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Photographer: Jeremy & Kristin / Event Designer: Jen Rios Design / Flowers & Decor: Rlove Designs / Venue: Hickory Street Annex / Bride’s Dress: Alvina Valenta / Makeup Artist: Beauty&theBlush Makeup Artistry / Bride’s Jewelry: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge

Outdoor Dallas Engagement Session :: Jasmine’s hair & makeup

29 Jul

I absolutely adore this outdoor engagement session with my bride Jasmine!

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She wanted outdoor-friendly, smoldering, smokey eye makeup … so instead of the traditional black and grey used to create a smokey eye, I made it daytime-approriate by using taupe, slate grey and a hint of plum. Pair that with carefree, voluminous waves, and you get this  this fashionably sassy engagement shoot by Amy Karp Photography!

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Natalie’s Bridal Portraits | Tyler, TX | Brandi Burkett Photography

23 Jul

Friends, meet Natalie.

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She’s one of the sweetest, craziest, wildest, most loving people I’ve ever met and lucky for me, she also happens to be one of my very best friends. Pretty please take a look at these gorgeous photos, in her gorgeous fluffy-flowy gown, looking totally… you guessed it – gorgeous. Glowing skin, soft romantic eyes and pretty pink lips!

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Makeup by yours truly, Photos taken at the Tyler First Presbyterian Church by the one and only Brandi Burkett Photography. Gown by Maggie Sottero. Bouquet by Bella Fleur Longview.

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Glam pink makeup | loose deconstructed hair | Featured on Ruffled Blog

16 Jul

One of my favorite things about being a makeup artist/hair stylist in DFW is partnering up with the AMAZING talents in this industry to create crazy-fun, glamorous, totally unique photoshoot inspiration ideas and concepts. Today, our pink+emerald+gold modern-chic wedding is featured on RUFFLED Blog and I’m super excited! See the full blog post here  and see the entire gallery of the shoot’s images here!

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And enjoy this special feature on the hair and makeup from the shoot. I incorporated the pink/gold theme into a shimmery, fully lined eye in deep burgundy, lighter pink and gold with glowing skin and bronze cheeks. Her hair is a little haphazard, a little messy, but big, full and loaded with volume.

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Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Photography and Styling: Lauren Peele Photography / Flowers: Kate Foley Designs/ Wedding Dress: De Ma Fille / Earrings: Laura Hunter Jewelry / Hair and Makeup: Beauty and the Blush / Bow Tie: This Humble Abode / Wedding Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets / Plates, Water Glasses, and Champagne Glasses: West Elm / Swizzle Sticks: French Knot Studios / Animal Place Card Holders: The Festive Fox / Tassel Garland, Balloon Tail, and Geometric Piñatas: Studio Mucci / Triangle and Circle Garland: Glitter and Grain / “Cheers” Banner: Confetti Design Shop / Ghost Chairs: Studio 206 / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Napkins: Anthropologie / Invitations and Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

Beautiful Hair & Makeup :: Erin’s Wedding Day at The Room on Main

12 Jul

Happy Friday! Allow me to introduce you to my beautiful bride, Erin. This pretty girl and her huge group of sassy, hysterical bridesmaids were so much fun to work with! 992876_10101606816014788_191214744_n

For her big day at The Room on Main, we went for a softer, bronzer-greige smokey eye to make her green eyes sparkle, peachy pink cheeks and the perfect pink pout! Isn’t she gorgeous? Hair and makeup for the bride + bridal party by Beauty & the Blush with assistance by Something-You Makeup Artistry.

{beautiful images by Heather Hawkins Photography}

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