Recent Wedding Hair & Makeup Posts
In honor of New Year’s Eve, our Fashion Editor gathered 15 utterly adorable (and affordable!) accessory ideas you can wear not only on your big day but also long after too. From elongated Art-Deco earrings that will set off your updo and loose curls out on the town to an evening box clutch that will look just as good with your wedding gown as your pair of skinny jeans, she’s found lots of ways to make you S-P-A-R-K-L-E!
Photo: Stephanie Brauer Wedding Photography
Looking for a dazzling detail to add to your ‘do? Whether you’re a vintage bride wanting a birdcage veil or brooch to match your short or tea-length wedding dress, a classic bride wanting a cathedral veil to match your long-sleeved lace wedding dress, a glamorous bride wanting a crystal tiara or headband to match your ballgown, or boho chic bride wanting a fabric flower or floral wreath to match your ruffled wedding dress, here’s a photo gallery of our favorite wedding day hair accessories that suits every bride’s style.
By: Leeor Pilo
Photo: Maryland Wedding Makeup
Alright ladies, we all know we want to look and feel our best on our wedding day, and the right makeup artist can significantly alleviate some of our biggest beauty woes. But with all the new technology in makeup products and applications, it can get confusing to know which makeup artist and method is right for you! Your pretty face is in your makeup artist’s hands, not literally, of course — well kinda, so you should feel confident that they know exactly how you want to look. Check out WeddingWire’s vendor reviews, and ask the studios and beauticians you’re considering this list of questions.
First, get the logistics out of the way:
1. How do I book you for my wedding date and do you require a deposit? Do you charge a travel fee? The answer to these questions will help you organize your budget and get yet another item checked off your list when planning for your wedding.
2. Will it be you at my wedding or another artist? What happens if you can’t make it? Larger studios may have more than one artist on hand so make sure that the professional you’re seeing at your trial-run will be the one who comes on the day-of. This is the person you’ve discussed the details and developed a report with. It’s important to know ahead of time that they’ll be there for you at your wedding. Also, what will happen in the event of an emergency? Get the facts now so you can rest easy the night before your wedding.
3. How many weddings have you done? Do you normally work with brides? Makeup artists, who work with brides exclusively, will understand your needs better than a makeup artist with another area of expertise.
4. Do you accommodate bridal parties? If your girls are interested in getting their makeup done too, ask whether your makeup artist can provide services to your entire crew and what the extra cost will be.
Now onto beauty:
5. Do you have a portfolio I can look at? The makeup artist’s portfolio will give you a better gauge in knowing whether they can provide the look and feel you want for your wedding day makeup.
6. What makeup products do you use? How do you clean your brushes and tools? If you have sensitive skin or severe acne, this is a MUST-ASK for you! Communicate your skin allergies to your makeup artist so he/she knows in advance what products may or may not work for you.
7. Do you use oil-free products or products with SPF? Don’t forget to protect your skin on your wedding day! Summer brides especially should know whether the makeup used will be melt-proof and protect your skin from the hot sun.
8. Do you sell the cosmetic products you use? Even the longest-wearing lipstick may need a touchup or two, (especially with all that kissing!) Find out where you can find some of the same items your makeup artist will use ahead of time in order for you to reapply as needed after the ceremony or before the reception.
9. Do you offer air-brushing, false lashes, tattoo coverage or other specialized services? If you’re interested in any of these services, it’s good to research whether makeup artists, who can provide them or not.
10. Do you specialize in a certain look? If your makeup artist loves a wedding day smokey eye but you prefer a more natural look, find a makeup artist that understands your desired look and executes on them.
Photo: Jennifer Baumann Photography
Last week, we launched our second e-magazine, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2013. It’s overflowing with this season’s top cakes, centerpieces, bouquets, favors, and boutonnieres full of red, orange, yellow and brown hues, textures, and foliage to inspire your fall wedding decor. And that’s not all! Some of our favorite sections? Check out which wedding and bridesmaid dresses are trending across the USA, how-to pair a statement necklace with your wedding dress, and which outfits to wear to your engagement session. If you’re looking for great advice, we’ve got that too, in the form of tips from some of our favorite wedding experts on saving money without sacrificing style. (Yes, it can be done!)
We’re also excited to share with you a sneak peek at two NEW WeddingWire features. Get a sneak peek of our new and improved wedding websites, and our super-cool makeover tool. Upload a picture of yourself to test the results and be sure to take the beauty quiz to discover your celebrity look.
So curl up with a mug of hot cider, and get inspired with our FallBook!
Categories: Cakes + Confections, Decor, Etiquette + Advice, Favors + Gifts, Ideas + Trends, wedding dress, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Hair & Makeup, Wedding Website
Tags: fall engagement session outfits, Jennifer Baumann Photography, statement necklaces, trending dresses across the USA, WeddingWire FallBook 2013, WeddingWire wedding websites, WeddingWire's makeover tool
By: Leeor Pilo
Photos (from left to right): KEKA HERON and Pirouette Photography
Of course you want to look your best on your wedding day, and a beauty mishap like a broken heel, a stain on your dress, or dare we say a pimple on your face is an absolute nightmare to deal with on any day let alone the biggest day of your life! Although we’re crossing our fingers that you’ll never have to deal with any of these beauty blunders, here’s a list of quick fixes to keep you armed and ready:
Broken Heel - The dreaded broken heel — not only is this mishap embarrassing but also can be pretty painful too! The first step to solving this mishap is avoiding it. Always have a spare pair of shoes on hand just in case. If you don’t have another pair, consider investing in Shoe Goo. It’s about $6.00 and will repair your heel within an hour.
Stains - Another item to pack on the day of: stain removal sticks! If those aren’t handy, baby powder and rubbing alcohol are great for removing red wine and oil stains. Dab, never wipe, and make sure you soak up as much of the stain as possible first; then dab with a white towel soaked in hot water and cover with baby powder.
Skin Breakout - Over-the-counter salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide won’t do the trick this late in the game. They’ll just dry the blemish out and make it harder to cover up. Instead, press a hot damp towel against the blemish to reduce any swelling and take ibuprofen to reduce redness and inflammation. (Just be careful on the dosage if you’re drinking!) When it comes time for makeup, ask your makeup artist for concealer that’s just a shade lighter than your skin. They’re professionals, they’ll take it from there.
Fallen Updo - You strutted your stuff on the dance floor and now your hair is all bent out of shape? If it’s just a few pieces, have your bridal party pin it back together with a few bobby pins. If your once beautiful chignon has morphed into a bird’s nest, shake your hair out, finger comb with just a pea-sized amount of conditioner (less for finer hair) and twist hair into a side ponytail or braid. Pin a flower behind your ear for good measure. Another option for the crafty bride, cut the toes off a sock and roll it into a donut shape. Ta-da! A DIY hair donut! Tie your hair up in a high ponytail and have your bridal party pin sections of your hair around the sock to create a sleek and chic ballerina bun.
Orange Sunless Glow - If you overdo it on the spray tan, and you wake up looking more like an Oompa-Loompa than a bride-to-be, soak in hot water infused with lemon to open your pores and loosen your skin. The natural citric acid found in lemon does wonders with removing pigment. If you don’t have time for a bath (it is your wedding day after all) a hot shower will do. Exfoliate with a loofah in circular motions as moving up and down can cause streaks. Thankfully, sunless tan removers are now sold at most local retailers. For the stubbornest of tans, consider investing in a bottle to really do the trick.