Vintage glam mixed with modern elements…sign us up! Haya and Lou chose a beautiful wedding venue that boasts both historic charm and contemporary elements. Haya’s wedding aesthetic would be “airy, romantic and simple” with a focus on floral design. Lush florals would adorn her venue “bringing the outdoors inside.”
Haya’s trial experience was a bit different than others because she decided to change her hair the day of her wedding! And guess what? This is totally OK! It is important to go with a look that makes you feel the most beautiful. Haya’s questionnaire revealed that she envisioned her hair up.
“My dress is tulle, flowing and has lace accents. Would love to play around with various styles for hair to see what looks better with my long hair and dress.”
And that’s just what we did!
Check out her vision board below:
We decided on a soft, romantic updo and a makeup look that would put extra focus on her gorgeous eyes. Haya has striking features and this was a great way of showing off her beauty as well as her gown.
“The trial was a great experience for me to start figuring out what I liked and didn’t like. It was great to work with Lady Luxe- I felt comfortable and confident. They listened which was very important to me. The look I wanted was simple, romantic and natural. I was torn with wearing my hair up or down. During the trial we had an updo with curls which was gorgeous but the day of I felt a mix of the updo and down was best. I loved my hair and I felt beautiful in it. My makeup looked effortless and light”
On Haya’s wedding day we kept her planned makeup and opted for a half-up hairstyle. This is a great choice for those who feel most comfortable with their hair down but want it partially swept back. This ultimately proved to be a great decision! Haya not only felt her most beautiful but her cascading hair truly made her own special look. We loved working with her and are so glad she trusted us every step of the way—even if it meant a game-time decision!
It is very important to us to always make sure that the bridesmaids are in synch with the bride and her wedding theme. Each girl sported a whimsical look that was most suitable to her features and style of dress. We keep the looks in synch throughout by sticking to similar makeup tones and curl texture for each member of the bridal party.
All in all, this beautiful bride pulled off a beautiful vision and we are so honored to have been a part of her special day. We wish you an eternity of happiness Haya and Lou!
“My wedding day experience with Lady Luxe was perfect. They were accommodating, on time prepared, and super fun. The whole time myself and bridesmaids were getting ready there was a lot of laughter and fun conversations. We had the music blasting and Lady Luxe touched us all up before we had to go. Couldn’t have asked for a better team.”
Venue & Catering: Alden Castle: A Longwood Venue
Floral Design: Carrie Chang
Photography: Katie Noble
Videography: Shutter and Sound Films
DJ & Lighting: Beat Train Productions
Photo Booth: New England Photo Booth
Dress: Precious Memories Bridal
Dress Designer: Sottero and Midgley
Shoes: Badgley Mishcka
A beautiful colonial inn amidst eighty lush acres set the scene for Jamie and Wendell’s picturesque wedding. Fresh eucalyptus, candlelit tables, and alpacas to boot! From the bride’s breath-taking gown to her magnetic smile, you’ll see why this wedding is one of our favorites!
Jamie contacted us about 11 months before her big day. She shared that she and her large bridal party of 13 ladies were interested in hair and makeup services for her 6/8/19 wedding. Based on her party size, we secured her date with two assistants to ensure we had plenty of time to give each person the red-carpet treatment they deserve!
Fast forward to last May, we carefully collected all of the necessary information to create Jamie’s Vision Board. Our questionnaire is our most prized tool for gathering details. Each bride is given a series of questions to help discern their wedding vision, personal style, preferences and physical attributes. Check out Jamie’s questionnaire below!
Jamie’s detailed questionnaire gave us just the information we needed to compile the perfect Vision Board for her. She shared that she favored a classic style that would translate throughout her wedding. From the traditional New England Inn to her clean, timeless wedding aesthetic, it was clear that both her hair and makeup would reflect the same perennial beauty. See her Vision Board below!
Our trial with Jamie was a dream! Jamie, Tara and I got along famously and nailed down Jamie’s perfect look by trial’s end. Classic, clean, and elegant. It is important to understand that your hair and makeup should complement your overall wedding aesthetic. Doing our due diligence prior to meeting, Jamie allowed us to get to know her and her wedding details before our first meeting. We were able to provide her with suitable looks at the start of the trial, thereby eliminating any guesswork. We then spent our time honing the perfect look.
Our trials are so very important, as they allow us to meet you and try out your look before your wedding day. At the end of Jamie’s trial we decided that hair extensions were necessary to give her the length, fullness and longevity she desired. Had we not had the opportunity to test her look, we would not have been so well equipped for her wedding day.
“Trial experience was GREAT! I had a rough idea of the look I wanted to achieve. I never wear my hair down, so I knew I was either going to go with partially down or all the way down with loose curls. Erika really helped me land on the final look I wanted- a more natural “Hollywood glam” with a hair piece was executed perfectly! Erika recommended I get extensions for the full look, which I did, and it was the absolute best decision I could have made. I didn’t have the extensions at the trial, and when she used them the day of the wedding, it was all I wanted and more! I’ve been able to wear them in my brother’s wedding and will be wearing them in another upcoming wedding I’m in so it was money well spent. I brought some pictures for inspiration for makeup, and Tara really helped me land on my final look. I wanted a slightly more dramatic eye, but nothing too overdone in terms of color. Again, I wanted to feel like a slightly more elevated “glam” version of myself. My mom also had the trial at the same time. It worked out perfectly because I had my makeup done while she had her hair done and then we swapped. She was concerned because she has short, coarse, somewhat uncontrollable hair and Erika worked her magic and she created beautiful curls that looked absolutely stunning–you would never know it was her original hair! My mom cried tears of joy when she saw the outcome because she was so worried about her usually difficult-to-tame hair.”
The wedding day came and went in a flash! Time flies when you’re having fun. 13 ladies later, we were doing hair and makeup in our sleep! Jamie’s bridesmaids and family were amazing to work with. I can assure you these ladies are beautiful both inside and out.
The best part about Jamie’s bridal look and vision is that classic never goes out of style. This beautiful duo will look back happily on their photos for years to come. Thank you, Jamie and Wendell, for making us a part of your special day!
“Wedding day with Lady Luxe Beauty was perfect! Erika and Tara and their two assistants arrived right on time and immediately set up and got to work. They did hair and makeup for 11 bridesmaids, mom of bride, mom of groom, and me without running behind! We finished on time and everyone was so incredibly happy with how their hair and makeup turned out. They were flexible, understanding, focused, honest, and truly so fun to work with. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, what they do is pure magic! My hair stayed in tact throughout the course of the night, and when I got our pictures back from the photographers I was so overjoyed because I looked natural with that touch of Hollywood glam I was going for. Couldn’t have been happier with the LLB team that day!”
Photography: Neubek Photographers
Venue: Five Bridge Inn
Planner: Soirées by Sonya
Florist: Russo Fabulous
Videographer: Digital Purpose
Catering/Linens: Ralph’s Catering & Kitchen
Band: Silver Arrow Band
After-party eats: Sausage Guy
Dress: Stella York
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Earrings and bracelet: Nordstrom
Hair piece: Allure Wedding Jewelry/Etsy
“The aesthetic of my wedding is natural yet romantic. We will have florals composed sage, eucalyptus and various natural greens. My bridesmaids will wear a complimentary sage green. Candles and flower petals will surround the tables.”
I absolutely love hearing each bride’s vision for their wedding! I thrive on learning all of the details in lieu of creating the perfect bridal look. I would describe this “perfect look” as one that highlights the bride’s best features while remaining true to who she is and what she envisions.
It’s not every day I have the honor of glamming a fellow hairstylist for her wedding. No pressure, right?! Beauty professionals tend to have a clear vision and an eye for detail. Admittedly, I was a bit nervous to meet Morgan! However my fears were quickly put to rest when I met her. Morgan has such a calming presence and I immediately felt she trusted me as well as the process.
Morgan, being a hairstylist herself, had a clear vision that her hair would be down on her wedding day. This is one of my favorite details of our story together! I convinced her to do a textured upstyle that would really highlight her features, dress and wedding theme. As far as makeup, she wanted full glam with an emphasis on her eyes and skin! This process was extra fun because I had the honor of doing both hair and makeup. Check out Morgan’s vision board and final look below!
“My trial was incredible. I went into it scared of updos, and worried that I couldn’t accurately describe what I wanted. Not only did she give me the most perfect updo, but Erika knocked it out of the park, and gave me exactly what I had hoped and dreamed for!”
Morgan’s sexy, textured, tousled updo coincided perfectly with her rustic theme. We accented her eyes with deep, earthy tones and gave her the glowing, radiant skin she was after. This look gave just the right amount of boho, moody, rustic drama she was after.
“My hair and makeup were absolutely perfect. It was such a windy day, and we were taking photos outside for about an hour. My hair looked exactly how it did when Erika first did it earlier that day! My makeup stayed on all night long! I didn’t want to wash it off!”
Thank you, Morgan, for trusting me and the Lady Luxe process! It was an honor to work with you and your closest friends!
Venue: Five Bridge Inn
Photographer: Hallie Jade
Planner: Soirees by Sonya
Florist Flowers & More Design Studio
Cake: Wright’s Dairy Farm
Music: Kenneth Ferreria
Dress: Spark Bridal, Eddy K
Shoes: David’s Bridal
Vision Boards are our claim to fame! Lady Luxe sets itself apart from the competition by catering and customizing your experience to you. We provide a relaxing, fun experience that allows you to feel pampered while in knowledgable hands. It can be downright intimidating scrolling through Pinterest, trying to decide which hair and makeup styles will look best on you. Wedding planning is overwhelming enough! Our goal is to take away that burden by providing you with a series of looks that will complement your wedding theme, dress, personal features and style. We don’t just pick a look and run, we come up with various options and pair them with an extensive trial consultation. This allows us to decipher the best wedding look for you!
Here is how we begin…
We ask that you create a board on Pinterest inclusive of images that showcase your wedding theme, colors, florals, etc. This board should most importantly include a headshot of yourself as well as your wedding gown. These details provide a background knowledge of your wedding goals. It is important that your hair and makeup coincide. After all, you wouldn’t want to have a sleek, top-knot chignon with smokey eyes for your beach elopment. We are invested in learning as much as we can about your wedding so that we may provide the best service possible. This leads us to our next step. Our questionnaire!
Our questionnaire has a series of questions that will help us gain knowledge of your preferences, daily routine, details, vendors and more. The more we know about you and your wedding, the better we are able to make your vision come to life! We typically ask for the questionnaire to be completed at least a week before your trial. This allows us time to do our homework and create the perfect, customized Vision Board for you.
You may be wondering where we find our inspiration and how! Like you, we also love Pinterest! We love utilizing images that we feel best represent you. In addition, we use photos of previous brides that shared a similar ‘je ne said quoi’. It is amazing how different each bride and her preferences are, so we often find ourselves creating very unique Vision Boards.
Our boards include not only hair and makeup inspiration, but also images of you, your dress, your venue, wedding colors and more. We like your Vision Board to serve as a mood board that collaboratively showcases your vision and ours! Check out our example Vision Board Below:
Vision Boards are presented the day of your trial. We sit down and talk about each part of the vision, explaining our logic of each look. We are very thorough in our process, making sure that there isn’t a question unanswered or a style left unexplained. Together, we decide on one of the looks or combination of looks, to trial out. I would say that about 90% of our trial styles are replicated on the wedding day with the exception of about 10% who decided to switch their style the day of. This is what the trial is ALL about! Learning everything we can about you and your wedding and figuring out what you do and don’t like. We note every tweak that needs to be made as well as every product used. We guarantee that we will replicate your look to be just as beautiful, if not better the day of your wedding.
Check out a few testimonials from past brides about our vision boards.
“Vision board was super helpful! I was able to pick and choose what I liked from different photos.” – Morgan
“The vision boards helped a lot, Erika and I had similar taste in what style I’d like. I relied heavily on their expertise to help craft my wedding day look.”– Haya
“Vision boards and talking through options were helpful. I think playing around with a few different looks and options really helps you narrow down what you truly want. Erika and Tara offer advice from their years of experience to weigh out all of your options, and land on a final vision for the big day.” -Jamie
“I thought the vision boards were such a good idea. We didn’t have to utilize the one Erika made for my trial too much, because the first style that she pointed out seemed almost perfect for me. But even so, having it there in front of us provided both of us a common frame of reference to talk about what tweaks we might make to better fit my personality. Tara’s vision board helped me a ton, because as I mentioned before, I do not have a strong knowledge of makeup techniques or the vocabulary to describe them. The vision board helped me overcome that lack of knowledge because I was able to point out things in pictures that I liked, things I didn’t like, and things that I was intrigued by but wasn’t sure how they’d work for me. It was also just nice to have a visual in my mind of what direction we were headed in once we had decided on a plan.” -Kelly
Are you getting married in the summer on the beach? Are you doing a winter wedding in the mountains? Are you doing a ballroom wedding in the fall? Weather and location are extremely important in deciding which style is most appropriate. If you are getting married in the summer outdoors, you may want to consider an updo to prevent humidity from wreaking havoc. If you are getting married in the winter or indoors, you may have more flexibility with your look. Location will affect the theme of your style based on suitability. Make sure the look you choose is appropriate to weather conditions and also fitting to the location of the wedding.
What shape face do you have? Do you have a large or small forehead? Do you have larger ears? The idea behind the perfect wedding style is that it is most flattering to YOU. If you have a narrow, more oblong shaped face, you would be best suited in an updo with width on the sides. If you have a very round face, you may consider wearing your hair in a top knot for height to elongate your face. It’s imperative to hire a stylist that is invested in designing each strand to best suit you.
Do you have a strapless neckline? Do you have a high neckline? Are you wearing a ball gown? Is your dress asymmetrical? Your dress is the star of the show along with you. You want your hair to complement your features as well as your dress. An asymmetrical dress may be best complemented by sweeping the hair to the side. If this dress is more or less formal, make sure the texture of the curls is representative. For example if your dress is one shouldered and very simple in nature, loose waves or a more relaxed curls would be most cohesive.
I definitely struggled with this question myself. I live for the floral bridesmaids dresses, beachy hair, and trendy looks but I also feel strongly about keeping this special day classic and sophisticated. As a hairstylist I am always creating both modern and classic looks, so I find beauty in both themes. I chose to not choose! I found a hairstyle modern in texture and classic in style.
The beauty of choosing the right wedding hair is that there is no “right” choice. Fill your Pinterest boards with styles that speak to you and then ask yourself these questions. Where and when is my wedding? What features do I have that I want to play up or down? What style best suits my dress? And lastly, Do I want to keep my look classic or go contemporary?