Part of what makes a wedding special is putting in little personal touches or unexpected details…I especially love it when a bride decides to throw in an accessory that’s more on the fun side or even a little trendy!
A few things I see fitting in with bridal trend during the cold seasons…
What better accessory for a chilly weather wedding than a pretty coat?! Definitely a good idea for some cute pics outside before you walk down the aisle! DIY Tip: this coat is from the juniors section in Nordstrom…every year they sell peacoats in all colors for around $50 (sometimes cheaper if on sale!). They come with basic buttons that looked very casual so I went to the craft store and found these gorgeous antique inspired pearl buttons. A quick button swap and voila! A fancy-shmancy coat!
Are you a lipstick or vintage loving gal? Opt for vintage earrings, layers of pearls, or a punchy lip (or as in the case of our model all 3! Ha!)! A bright peach is a great way to rock the vintage look while still being current (bright lips are huge this fall in makeup trend!) and is a nice change from the usual red. Upswept hair with a little texture completes this look (styling compliments of Ashley B!)
Sparkly heels! Who wouldn’t feel like a million bucks in these glittery gold colored babies?! I’ve seen versions of these all over the place and they can be pretty pricey. Our lovely model Ashleigh snagged these at Target! I would have never guessed…they were stunning!
Another cold weather accessory: a scarf! Snag one in a shade like your wedding accent colors. Avoid bulky knits and opt for more of a pashmina or a chiffon or silk scarf. Looks cozy while still being classy! Love trends and fun bold statements? Go for an animal print! Again this can be for pics before or after the ceremony or better yet: before you enter your reception lose your veil and wrap a gorgeous scarf around your neck to change up your look!
A classic smokey contoured eye is always in style! To learn how to do this makeup look click HERE. Ashleigh looks absolutely lovely don’t you think? Thanks for the amazing pics Lydia Photography!
While classic is always nice, there’s nothing wrong with your wedding or your bridal style reflecting who you are at the time you get married! Don’t pass up on something you like because you’re afraid it’ll look “dated” later in pics…guess what, it still will no matter what! So don’t be a fashion victim but enjoy the time you live in and capture it!
So Cheers to Style, Class, and maybe even a little Leopard Print on your big day!
November 5, 2011
I promised to tell you how to get the second look and here it is…Our second model in the western bridal shoot was the lovely Brittany! Seriously Lydia, I cannot get enough of these pics! Ha!
I love the idea of wearing a cardigan or wrap in a more casual fabric over a wedding dress!
Don’t you just love these boots?!
For the eyes I dusted a shimmery soft pink shadow all over the lid, a touch of lavender in the crease, and a deeper plum to give her eyes that flirty look on the outer corners and under her lower lashes! Purples are a perfect compliment to a green eye by the way…Use a rich purple near your lashline to really make your green eyes pop! Individual false lashes of course (I LOVE the ones by Ardell…tried and true!). On her lips is the MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipglass. And on her nails is one of my fav nail polish shades: Lacey Lilac by Sally Hansen
Can I just say that I can’t stop looking at all of the amazing accessories?! I am especially loving all this turquoise…There’s just something about contrasting classic with trendy or casual with elegant that just is SO stylish! Love!
To style your hair like this check out my hair tutorial (video included for extra info!).
I love this look…a subtle pop of color, a nude lip, and amazing accessories…what more could you want?
So Cheers to boots, pearls, and wearing purple eyeshadow (even on your wedding day!),
October 15, 2011
I did a shoot a while back that turned out SO beautifully and I’ve been dying to share the pics with you all but had to sit on them for a bit until they were published in the wedding blog Every Last Detail! The fabulous Lydia Takeoka took the pics!
All 3 of the models were so gorgeous I thought it’s be nice to tell you how you can get each of their looks! The first one that we will look at today is Ashley…
Ashley is often my partner in crime on shoots but usually as the hair stylist…this time though I had the pleasure of doing her hair and makeup! She is absolutely lovely, no?! I love the unique accesories: chains and pearls, and that gorgeous ring! And the vintage wedding dress was from a second-hand store!
To achieve this sultry eye I swept a rich cool undertoned brown all over her lid, blended her pinky-peach blusher shade into her crease, highlighted the inner socket and under the brow bone with a shimmery vanilla, and smoked out the edges with matte black shadow. A strong liner and loads of L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara finished off her look! Try Dior’s 5 pan in Mystic Smokys 004
On Ashley’s nails is OPI’s Monsooner or Later…this was a bridal themed shoot so I especially loved this unexpected flash of color on her nails! Would you wear a non-traditional color on your nails on your wedding day? I would! (And I did! Haha…mine were black!)
Ashley showed up with her hair already with a bit of curl in it which made my job easier…to get this touchable updo start by running a curling iron through your locks or if you have natural texture use a scrunch spray. Next gently tease the crown, gather the hair like you are going to put it in a some-up-some-down look and pin. Pull the ends up and tuck into a french twist or chignon. Pull out small sections of hair as needed to add volume and texture. Then hairspray liberally!
Give this look a try and let me know how it turns out!
Cheers to sultry eyes and vintage dresses,
October 14, 2011
Remember that photoshoot that I showed you behind the scenes pics of the other day? Well here are a couple pics of one of the finished looks as well as the how-to video so you can achieve the look too! Are you excited? I am! Haha!
The shoot was on Fall bridal trend…but for now, I just want to show you our amazingly-gorgeous model Ashleigh in her “classic bidal look”…she looked great! Many thanks to @ashleycosmo for styling her hair!
You can have this look too…even if it isn’t your weddings day…this look is great for any special occasion…or even just a Monday! It’s flattering on anyone! So pull up a chair, grab your brushes and shadows, and brush up on your smokey eye skills!
So Cheers to bridal beauty and weddings, but most of all to looking your best regardless of the occasion,
October 3, 2011
A few weeks ago I did a shoot with @lydiacali and @ashleycosmo on Fall bridal trends! It was an amazing day…
Here is a peek behind the scenes of that day…
This board is hanging up in my makeup room…its some of the things that are inspiring me this season!
Face charts of the looks…we ended up only having time for 2 tho!
Shoes! Need I say more?
Pearls, pearls, and more pearls…
The talented Jeff taped the first look: a classic bridal look…it will be up on YouTube soon!
@ashleycosmo and me getting our lovely model Ashleigh into the second look!
Stay tuned for the finished pictures soon! And check out the talented photog @lydiacali at lydiaphotography.com
Cheers to heels, pearls, and gorgeous brides,
September 29, 2011