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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: 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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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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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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Glamorous Bridal Hair & Makeup :: Courtney’s Wedding at Event 1013

7 Jun

Someone! Cue the confetti, because this lovely girl just sparkles! Courtney’s gorgeous forest-fairy bridals at Grapevine Springs Park and her adorable (totally custom-EVERything) wedding at Event 1013 will make you swoon. Seriously, Courtney & Quinn …. cutest couple award, right here!

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I typically am a little skeptical of styling bride’s hair totally down for their wedding day … so many factors are in play to ensure it holds the style. But Courtney’s sleek, romantic, Hollywood-inspired curls are just to die for… and they we just as beautiful at 10am as they were for her exit at midnight! Along with her curls, a soft smokey eye and pretty lashes were on Courtney’s must-have list.

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Check out these beautiful photos from Braden Harris PhotographyAnd for more stunning photos and serious wedding inspiration, check out Braden’s entire blog post here!

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Outdoor Photoshoot with Ben Q. Photography

5 Jun

Know what I love? Spur of the moment-ness … pretty models … outdoor photoshoots … White Rock Lake …. BEN Q. PHOTOGRAPHY. Which is why I am so in love with this shoot! We didn’t plan it, it just came together organically, and it is so beautiful and effortless! Ben was on a quest to start working with photo film (rather than digital), so we set out to White Rock Lake with our model (the gorgeous Caressa Carter) to start shooting! Her hair and makeup was so soft, summery and subtle. The no-makeup makeup look, with an emphasis on a punchy, sweet, coral-watermelon colored lip! Enjoy!

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Ashley’s vintage-chic wedding

31 Jan

One of the best things about my job is doing makeup for my friends’ weddings! Take my sweet friend Ashley for example: This blonde bombshell is a cowboy boot wearing, Miranda Lambert loving, southern belle that met her match in a wrangler wearing, horse riding, deer hunting cutie named Brent.

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They said their “I Do’s” under the setting October sun, followed by their vintage, shabby-chic reception, all set in the hills of Conroe county right outside of Houston. Ash wanted glowing skin, peachy pink cheeks and a smokey grey eye with an emphasis on tight, black liner, drawing the focus to her beautiful, sparkling eyes!

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{baby updo’s for the flower girls!}

Lynne’s stunning Houston wedding : dramatic makeup & glamorous updo

13 Dec

Meet Lynne, my sweet Houston bride that’s got a heart of gold and the bone structure of a mythical goddess. I mean, seriously, this Southern belle turned pageant queen could have walked down the aisle sans-makeup and hair a muck and she still would have glowed… but lucky for me, I had the awesome opportunity to spend the day with her in Houston for her big “I Do” to her sweet hubby Cale.

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Lynne’s pretty olive skin and dark hair called for smoldering bronzy-brown eyes, an apricot cheek and sun kissed lips. We topped off her classic glam look with a delicate, slightly tousled pompadour undo.

(photos courtesy of Matthew Hogan Photography)

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Kaity’s Wedding Day Look {Soft, Romantic, Natural}

19 Oct

Kaity & Matt tied the knot on August 14th at TCU’s Robert Carr Chapel in Fort Worth.

Kaity is a natural beauty with beautiful porcelain skin and delicate features. We wanted to play that up by keeping everything really soft, romantic and natural. Kaity wanted to look and feel like herself on her wedding day, not overdone, just effortlessly glamorous!

Soft pearl, beige and grey on the eyes, a subtle peachy-pink on her cheeks and a pretty coral-pink lipstick (to compliment her killer coral shoes!) made up Kaity’s gorgeous, glowing bridal look.

{photo credit : the fabulously talented Jillian Zamora | Jillian Zamora Photography}

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