I was so grateful to be able to assist the wonderful and super talented Nicole Deanne for this next wedding. Joanna was already a beautiful girl with a beautiful bridal party. Nicole did Joanna’s hair in an elegant, loose side chignon. Each bridesmaid chose a different hair style to their liking. And for their makeup we stuck with golds and bronzes on each one. Total we had thirteen hair and makeup! It was a chilly, misty October day, but Lyndzee from EP Photography did a wonderful job keeping everyone fresh and dry! Congrats to the two of you!
Location: Union Station in Los Angeles
Coordinator: The fabulous Nancy from So Happi Together
Monique and Adam met in Paris, had their first date in Los Angeles, lived in Spain for a while and now reside in New York. Sounds like a dream! They decided to have a destination wedding where they had their first date, at The Huntley Hotel Penthouse in Santa Monica. Monique and I met back in January, 8 months before her wedding, for a trial consultation. Planning a wedding across the country takes some skill. This was the most easy going bride I have EVER worked with. An absolute delight. She was given the name BrideCHILLA by her bridesmaids!
She has beautiful hair and a stunning face. She wanted her hair down with waves and her make up was soft with pinks and greys. Every detail of Monique and Adams wedding was perfection. There was a subtle theme of “travel.” She wore a custom made wedding dress for the ceremony and changed into a fabulous BCBG white cocktail dress for the reception. Thank you Monique for a wonderful experience! You were a dream to work with and I wish you and Adam many blessings in your new marriage!
Photographer: Marianne Lozano– Love her!
We have all been friends since elementary school. Best friends. In high school, we spent our weekends talking about guys, making cupcakes and staying up way too late. Now that we have to be adults, our time together isn’t as frequent. But when we get together, we pick up where we all left off. It was Megan’s wedding and we all spent three days together, feeling 17 again. Not much has changed. Guy talk is now husband talk, we laughed until we cried and we ATE, knowing that our bridesmaids dresses were loose and flowy. Phew. It was a great weekend. Congrats to Megan and Shane and thank you for a weekend full of late nights, pedicures, way too much food and love. And cupcakes.
Melissa and Jamie both looked incredible, but Larry was the best dressed there. Larry is the couples french bull-dog that served as part of the bridal party, decked out out in a tuxedo and top hat. Yes. The couple met on a blide date. Her family is from Wisconsin and his is from Kansas but the two of them live in Hollywood. Melissa is a speech therapist and Jamie is film producer. They got married at the Verandas in Manhattan Beach and the day could not be more beautiful.
Melissa has the most beautiful, thick, rich auburn hair. We did it up in a classic do that had just enough volume on top. This went perfectly with her smokey brown eyes. Looks like they had a great night, best of luck to you both!!
Photographer- Callaway Gable
“Hi Carly, I’m Carlie. It’s nice to meet you” We both laughed. It wasnt until we met that I realized we couldn’t be more opposite in our looks. She was tiny and petite with long, straight dark brown hair. And I’m, well, tall with wild natural blond curly hair. Then when we she told me her soon to be husbands name was also Ben, we knew it was meant to be for me to be her wedding day stylist.
The other Carly and Ben met in Miami and both have their families back in Illinois. They got married in Sherman Oaks and almost everyone was from out-of-town. For her hair, Carly wanted something very soft, back away from her face. We had originally done a loose looking bun during the trial and for the wedding day, decided to make it a little more on the side. She has extremely thick, long hair so I had my hands full. She had a small hair pin that I added to the side of the bun. For her makeup I used greys and taupes to accentuate her hazel eyes. Her lips were a beautiful raspberry color that really tied everything together. I don’t think I will even find another Carly and Ben, congrats to you both!
Photographer- Adam from Embrace Life Photography
Two words. Beautiful couple. Seriously. Amanda is a teacher who competed in her first sprint triathlon just weeks before the wedding. You go girl! I was so thrilled to work with Amanda on her wedding day, well, because as you can see, she is gorgeous. She wanted to look very natural with only liner and shadow on her top lid and nothing underneath. She also wore false lashes to open up her eyes. We had originally done a trial with her hair down and a few weeks before the wedding she decided she wanted to wear it up. So we did a low side bun, with some soft pieces around her face. She found a super cute, funky headband from Anthropoligie and it tied everything together. Their wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful, every detail was perfect. Congrats to Amanda and her groom David!
Location- Chateau Le Dome at Saddlerock Ranch
Photographer- Next Exit Photography
I met Crystal several weeks ago and she is the sweetest! She wanted her hair and makeup done for her Engagement shoot in Orange County. Her makeup was natural and her hair soft and flowy. She is a natural beauty. She and Greg are getting married next month in Long Beach. Looking foward to the big day!
Photographer- Jeret Slack