The absolutely charming Miss Catherine and her hunny Ryan came from Canada to celebrate there love in a classic Las Vegas wedding this past fall. When chatting with her about her wedding day hair and makeup, you could just hear the love and excitement bubbling out of her over the phone. So we asked her to share a bit of her sweet story.
When we first chatted with Ashley over the phone last summer, she was just bubbling with love and excitement to celebrate her anniversary with her sweet Johnny. When she told us that they were married when they were just teenagers, and that their love and devotion to one another has grown over the years we just had to share her sweet story.
My husband and I are traveled to Las Vegas to celebrate our 12 year anniversary and his birthday. Up until our actual anniversary on September 29th, he had no idea where we were even going on the trip. All he knew was he needed to take some time off work. He still didn’t know that once we land in Las Vegas later in the week that we took a helicopter to the Grand Canyon to go white water rafting and that I rented his dream car, a Ferrari Spider, for him to drive while we were in town. Every detail of this trip was a complete surprise for him, including the anniversary photo shoot we’re doing in the Valley of Fire where I have Makeup In The 702 for my hair and makeup services.I’ve known Johnny since we were kids. He lived in Northern Alabama and I grew up just outside of Memphis, TN, but because of our churches, our families were long time friends. He was actually my long distance “boyfriend” when we were in elementary school and was the first boy to ever give me flowers. Eventually our childhood “romance” fizzled out, but we always sort of kept up with one another. Sometime after I turned 16 my family decided to move to Alabama. Johnny and I reconnected at church one night, exchanged AOL Chat screen names and we’ve been together ever since. He was my saving grace at a time in my life when everything was different from what I had known and helped make my transition to life in Alabama more bearable. He quickly became my best friend and my favorite person. We had been dating for 7 months when he proposed. We were very young (people who know us really well are laughing at that understatement!) when we got engaged and were still young when we married two years later. We got married on September 25, 2004, at just 18 and 19 years old. 😉We were a very young married couple doing our best to build a life together. We both worked full time jobs while we put ourselves through college. We juggled work responsibilities, studying for college and a new marriage. In the midst of all of that, I decided to pursue a dream of mine and began a small business as a wedding and special event caterer. I say all the time that deciding to get married young is definitely not for everyone or the faint of heart, but I can’t imagine our life any other way. We have literally grown up together and have had each other’s back through it all.I am rarely at a loss for words, but every time I attempt to express my love and respect for Johnny, the words always seems to allude me. He is one of the hardest working individuals I’ve ever known and has the biggest heart for helping others. I love being his wife and I love the way he loves me!These photos are from our 10 year anniversary shoot with Erin Lindsey Images in Huntsville, AL (where I wore my wedding dress for the first time in 10 years!).
As we kick of the excitement of the New Year, we wanted to put together a few of the beautiful trends we are sure will be all over weddings this year.
This list can be seen in its original form at Bridal Guide.
Homespun barn weddings, filled with branches, lanterns, and nature-inspired décor, are more popular than ever.
Expect to see distressed wood, mismatched seating and silverware as well as lace and twill all over the place this year.
The vintage wedding trend is still going strong! It’s no surprise — there’s just something that feels so romantic about adding old-world items and antiques to your big day. Many couples opt to include family heirlooms within their décor, giving a personal touch to their vintage wedding.
David Tutera is known for his incredibly impressive décor and luxe designs on his hit series, My Fair Wedding. So much that is in this year will be equally-stunning ideas and sure to drop some jaws.
Another popular theme we saw time and time again s was simple, pure romance. From candlelit ceremonies to receptions lit by crystal chandeliers, this beautiful trend will melt your heart.
Deep reds and colds will be sure to kick up the classic love factor in every thing from invitations to favors.
To put it mildly, this year has been absolute dynamite for the Makeup In The 702 family. Just sitting down to make the list of our accomplishments in 2016, and it’s hard for me to wrap my head around the amount of growth and evolution that has happened in the last 365 days.
In the first quarter the makeup artist and hair stylist received their 1000 review on Wedding Wire. This award and recognition is HUGE for our team. It is a direct testament, in the words of our clients, that every day Makeup In The 702 and our team strive to provide 5 star service.
We were so delighted to represent some seriously big league, international cosmetic and beauty brands at their conventions here in Las Vegas. The incredible guidance and education on beauty, skin care and over all health that we were able to take part in has already made a significant impact in the ways we serve our clients.
WE OPENED UP A STUDIO!!
Even typing that I got goose bumps, so I’m going to do it again WE OPENED UP A STUDIO!!!! After more than 10 years in the business, providing our services 100% on location, we finally have a place to call home (and what the hubby is most excited about- a place to store all of our gear)!!
Stay tuned for more exciting news on the Makeup In The 702 Studio and announcements on upcoming events in the space.
In September Kylie and Megan attended Wedding MBA, a premiere wedding and event convention. Those ladies took home s0 much incredible information on how to sky rocket our success even more and provide our customers and clients a truly superior experience.
While beauty and makeup with always and forever remain my favorite parts of a wedding, cake (and really any thing yummy for that matter) comes in a VERY close second place. Here’s a round up of some of the loveliest and most scrumptious looking cakes we’ve come across lately.
This article originally appeared at Glamour by Julianne Carell.
Rose gold: You’ve seen it everywhere. All over your Instagram feed, in the hair of your favorite celebrities, in the home section at Target; heck, it’s even the color of your iPhone and MacBook. Nope. It’s not trendy or anything is the biggest understatement of 2016. And you better bet the gorgeously flattering color is coming for your makeup next. For fall, it’s popping up in highlighters, nail polishes, eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, and more. Obviously, we couldn’t be more stoked.
Prep your skin at night
Starting with moisturized skin is like keeping your car oiled — it’ll be easier to run foundation over it when you get ready. Powerful masks like GlamGlow’s ThirstyMud or celeb fave Wilma Schumann Hydra-Gel Red Wine Treatment Masques provide deep, intense hydration with nourishing ingredients. Use them once a week and see how much your face needs it.
Wash your face with gentle ingredients
Another skin care prep comes from washing your face every day. Go for something gentle, like La Roche-Posay Micellar Solution — which removes makeup, tones, and cleanses without rinsing or letting water dry out your skin — or First Aid Beauty’s Milk Oil Conditioning Cleanser, which removes makeup and dirt while smoothing skin with avocado and coconut oil.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
The last step before grabbing your makeup is obviously using a great moisturizer. Makeup artist Suzy Gerstein suggests looking for “products with moisturizing and anti-inflammatory ingredients to combat the flakiness and irritation that characterize winter skin.” If you have oily skin, try a gel product, like First Aid Beauty’s Skin Rescue Mattifying Gel that absorbs immediately and minimizes pores. If you have combination or super-dry skin, try Skyn Iceland’s Arctic Hydrating Balm that uses cryogenic technology from the Arctic to repair and moisturize skin. No matter what you use, just make sure it’s absorbed before you start putting makeup on.
It’s prime time
You don’t need a primer if you’ve followed all of the above steps, but it doesn’t hurt. You can combine lotion and primer with Lush’s Magical Moringa lotion that has argan and rose hip oils, or go for the glow with the whipped, pearl-filled lightweight Becca Backlight Priming Filter. The point is to get an even canvas for your makeup, something you can also achieve by adding drops of Cover FX’s Custom Cover Drops to your favorite moisturizer. Two birds, one stone.
Opt for lightweight coverage
When your skin changes, it’s a guess and check system to see what works for you. Suzy suggest working in thin layers and seeing what the skin needs, like a few drops of face oil (or even almond oil) in your foundation. You should “experiment with different products, and see how your skin absorbs them throughout the day,” whether it’s a CC cream like Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer that gives your skin a soft-focus effect while locking in moisture and calming redness, Tarte’s BB cream that has a built-in primer and up to 12 hours of staying power, or your own foundation that you sheer out a bit with a tinted moisturizer.
Keep your smile happy, too
OK, we don’t mean your teeth, but it’s important to exfoliate your lips to get rid of all of the dry, dead skin so you can wear gorgeous lipstick. The Santa Lip Scrub from Lush tastes like chicka-cherry cola (remember Savage Garden, guys?) and its slight red tint will go perfectly with a bombshell red lipstick. We love the Red Door Red from Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick line, which seals in moisture and makes your lips look fuller and plumper — even in the winter.
When your lips get dry and you’re out having fun, don’t touch up with lipstick! “If you’ve done a bold matte lip for a night out, rather than touch up with the lipstick you’ve used, which can start to feel dry and yucky as the night goes on, throw a tinted lip balm into your bag in a bright shade and touch up with that instead,” Suzy suggests.
Don’t go overboard on other makeup
With your skin so sensitive and dry, it’s better to ease up on product use in the winter. A little blush or bronzer on your cheeks will do, but really, the rosy redness from the cold weather will go a long way naturally. Focus on your eyes, using waterproof mascara like Benefit’s Roller Lash to make ‘em pop while not crying black tears from the wind hitting your face, strong brows, and a simple eyeshadow like just one shade from your Naked palette.
Set it, but don’t forget it
Using a setting spray is always the perfect finish, but take it one step further when you’re trying to hydrate with Jane Iredale’s Pommist Hydration Spray, packed with pomegranate and white tea leaf extracts, or Urban Decay’s cult-favorite Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray. Now your makeup won’t budge, and your skin will stay fresh all day… until you repeat the process all over again.
Suzy also suggests filling a rollerball with virgin, cold-press coconut or argan oil to roll over the cheeks and any dry patches for quick touch-ups. Sigh, is it spring again yet?
Jamie shared she and her sweet Patricks love story and this romantic proposal completely melted out hearts! A beautiful story, for a truly beautiful couple.
We are so ecxited to be part of such a lovely day with people so deeply and faithfully in love. Thank you so much for choosing us to do your hair and makeup on your wedding, and thank you even more for sharing your sweet story with us.
On of my all time favorite celebrity wedding dresses is that of the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Miss Kate Middleton. The beautiful lace sleeved Alexander McQueen was absolutely breath taking and helped to solidify the beautiful new royal at the top of every intentional fashion list for years to come.
Recently looking back at her stunning gown, we were inspired to find a few more favorites with the same elegance and style.
Eugenia Couture‘s elegant sweet heart neck, long sleeved Anastasia gown from the spring 2015 collection is perfection for a winter wedding!
With the delicate lace detailing on the sleeves, and flirty fun skirt, this adorable vintage lace wedding dress from from BHLDN is both modern and whimsical! Get it here.
This gorgeous gown is sophisticated with its long intricate sleeves yet daring with its plunging neckline. The design shows just enough vixen while leaving plenty to the imagination. It can be found Tara Keely’s Fall 2014 collection.
This one just took my breath away!!! It’s part ballerina, part Jacki-O and completely stunning. What more could a bride ask for, really? See the entire elegant collection from House of Mooshki.
A jewelled, statement back and lovely, long voluminous sheer sleeves make this gown designed by Hayley Paige as part of her Fall 2014 collection something to swoon over. See the collections with long sleeved wedding dresses here.
This article originally appeared here at Glamour by Lynsey Eidell.
We’re suckers for adorable flower girls and ring bearers (They’re so mini! And sweet! And precious!) but this wedding party has just about melted us into a puddle of all the emotions. Kentucky bride Kinsey French is a special education teacher at Christian Academy Rock Creek, and when it came time to plan her wedding, she knew she wanted to have her students, who all have Down Syndrome, involved. So she invited all six students to accompany her down the aisle as her ring bearers and flower girls.
“They were like family to me,” French told Kentucky news station WLKY. “They were my first class and they’ve been my only class and so I knew I couldn’t have a special day without them.”
The result is so sweet it hurts our hearts.
The students told the news station that their favorite parts of the big day included the food (“mashed potatoes!”) and the dancing. French’s students took to the dance floor to show off their dance moves, including the dab and the whip and the nae-nae.
“It was so exciting, it was really special…just to have them be a part of the day and have them come with us and celebrate with us,” French said.