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
It turns out this ghostly look can be caused by what we call a “flashback.” So what is that? Foundations or concealers that are “illuminating” can cause this effect due to their light reflecting particles. Brides—stay away from overly shimmery shadows, intense highlighters, and glitter!
But wait, there’s more! Mineral foundations and powders are also a no-no. These products contain a large amount of silica and silver mica. One product in particular that you should avoid is: “Makeup Forever HD Powder.” This powder is white and does not apply clear. It is really quite simple; WHITE reflects light!
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) products can also cause flashback. It is best to avoid primers, moisturizers, and foundations that contain SPF ingredients. The culprits within the SPF are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, substances of a white, opaque nature. If you insist on using a SPF based product, be sure to use one with a rating of SPF 15 or lower to avoid compromising your photos.
So, at this point you may be wondering what type of makeup IS appropriate when being photographed. My personal favorites are “Makeup Forever Mat Velvet” foundation, as well as “MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural” concealer. Ultimately, the key to avoiding the dreaded flashback is to simply avoid makeup products that are illuminating, mineral based, or contain SPF when you know you’ll be having your picture taken.
At last! The mystery is solved! So, whether you are a concerned bride to be or simply looking to improve your Saturday night photos, you now have the tools necessary to look your best.
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