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Ashley’s simply chic wedding style :: makeup & hair

16 May

Ashley is the kind of girl that you look at and think to yourself… “She’s so cool. I wanna be friends with her.” She’s effortlessly chic, down to earth, a little boho, and just about as naturally pretty as it gets. (the kind of girl who can swipe on a little mascara and look drop dead gorgeous, sigh.) And, when she agreed to let me use a more-orange-than-coral lipstick on her for her Big Day, well … that just took it to a whole different level. I should mention that since her wedding, I’ve become totally obsessed (hehe!) with Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar). Please enjoy these ah-maz-ing images from Ashley & Greg’s big day at the Magnolia Hotel, photographed by one of my favorites of all time, Sara & Rocky Photography.

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{bridesmaids hairstyling by Tracy Melton}

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I should also mention that while Ashley’s updo was one of my favorite hairstyles I’ve done to date (golden/diamond hair accessory from White Gown Showroom), she also had a mid-reception gown change and hairstyle flip! Her glamorous waves were perfectly topped off with an chic, oversized flower comb!

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{fabulous floral by Ed Barrett of Signature Weddings; wedding design & styling by Jen Rios Design}

Natalie’s Trophy Club Wedding {makeup & hair}

15 Jan

While perusing last year’s Beauty&theBlush schedule, I almost fell out of my chair when I realized I hadn’t blogged my beautiful bride, Natalie, and her gorgeous Trophy Club Country Club wedding! (I mean, let’s be honest, she is shut-the-front-door pretty!)

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Even though I am ridiculously late in posting and Natalie is coming up on her one year anniversary with her handsome hubby, not sharing these images with you would just be a crime. Her soft, romantic but totally glamorous makeup was perfect for her outdoor, spring wedding. And her side swept, sleek chignon topped it all off! So without further adieu, I give you the stunning bride, Natalie.

{images courtesy of Anna Routh Photography}

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{sassy mother of the bride french twist updo}

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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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Ashley’s Vintage Glamour Bridal Session

28 Nov

 

 

Did you just get lost in those gorgeous, sparkling green-blue eyes?? I know I did!!

Say hello to Ashley, one of the sweetest brides I’ve ever had the good fortune to work with! And her super romantic, over the top, vintage glam wedding, held at her parents sprawling home in Lavon, Texas was just as sweet.

Take a look at this fab-u-lous bridal session (photography by the ridiculously great Lauren Ammerman Photography) and check out Ashley’s glowing skin, twinkling eyes and romantic, detailed undo by yours truly!

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{photo credit – When It Clicks Photography}

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{Ashley & Justin’s wedding day first look ; When It Clicks Photography}

Ashley’s Glamorous New Orleans Wedding Hair & Makeup

5 Oct

When my good friend Ashley asked me to be her makeup artist and hairstylist for her August wedding in New Orleans, I was elated! And, when she requested one of my all time favorite looks, I was even more excited!

{photo credit :: all images courtesy of Joie Du Jour Photography | New Orleans}

With her traditional ceremony in a landmark New Orleans Episcopal cathedral and her outdoor terrace reception right in the heart of the French Quarter, her notion for all-out old school glamour was spot on. Inspired by the classic glamour of her surroundings, a matte red lip, winged liquid liner and glowing skin were her must-haves that day, as she and her wedding party got ready at the gorgeous Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.

If you know me, you also know that my love and affection for a perfectly placed top-knot bun runs deep in my blood. So you can imagine my zeal for this beauty that we created. My favorite thing about Ashley’s bun is that it’s modern and elegant, but just messy enough to keep it youthful and fresh. Ashley had these sweet baby hairs that (as you can see) have a bit of a mind of their own. Rather than forcing them down with too much product, we let them run free, which in my opinion, makes the look all the more her.

Ashley wanted to share the love and glamour with her beautiful bridesmaids as well … sultry eyes and that signature matte red lip for everyone! Ashley’s mother-in-law got a glowing complexion and pretty smokey eyes to go with her gorgeous plum-hued gown. “Becky, you look fantastic,” I told her when I was finished … “I KNOW!!!!” she said! That’s how I know it’s been a good day.

Ashley was a seriously stunning bride on the outside, but her sweet love for her husband Michael and their beautiful baby girl Liv shone through and gave her a natural glow that no makeup can fake. I’m blessed to have been a part of such a lovely occasion!

Thank you to Ashley and Michael for sharing their day with Beauty&theBlush and a very special thank you to the crazy-talented couple at Joie Du Jour Photography of New Orleans for capturing these perfect images!

{Ashley’s beautiful wedding was featured on the Society Bride blog … click HERE to see the full feature and even more of her gorgeous wedding details!}

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