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It’s wedding-recap time! This past June, I had the opportunity to do the makeup for seven bridesmaids and the bride herself, Mrs. Melanie Butters. Because it was such a large party, I called in my most trusted makeup artist pal to help me beautify these babes, Allyson Stagg of The Las Vegas Style Sirens.

Look at that stunning ring!

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Here I am putting the finishing touches on the bride-to-be

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Melanie and her girls got ready at her twin sister Nikki’s house, which had great natural lighting and lots of room for our massive kits.

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Melanie wore a cathedral-style veil which made taking photos even more fun and creative.

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My favorite part of weddings are always the gaggle of flowers girls! So cute.

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I grew up going to Armenian Orthodox churches, which are identical to the Greek ones. So much architecture and beauty. With the bride’s Greek heritage, I’m sure St. Nicholas church felt right at home.

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A sweet moment between Melanie and Andrew before the big party started.

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Let’s face it. This is hands-down the best bridal party photo ever taken. These girls were so much fun to get ready in the morning and as you can see their carried on with their mischief right through the day!

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Looks like an epic party to me! I love Greek weddings…complete with the traditional circle dances.

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Congratulations to the bride and groom! I look forward to beautifying these ladies next year when Nikki, Melanie’s twin sister gets married in November 2015!

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Venue: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Photography: Michael Anthony Photography

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Hi Beauty Babes,

Here is one of the many beautiful brides I got to work on this summer. Mr. and Mrs. Aldrete wed on the Fourth of July at The Castaway. I had my own wedding reception at this amazing venue just last year so I was super excited to hear they would be having their ceremony and reception there!

Sandy wanted a dramatic smoky eye (I LOVE when brides go smoky!) so I started off with her eyes first to avoid eyeshadow fall out.

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Check out this amazing shot of their wedding rings on the heel of her Louboutin! #sexy

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Here’s our smoky eyed beautiful brideDEM_6766

Castaway has a stunning gazebo that served as the center of the ceremony.

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Sandy is a “bling-loving” bride, as you can tell from her sparkling dress, bejeweled bracelet and radiant roses.DEM_6828

I love this picture of them. I’m also obsessed with those floating flower balls as aisle decorations- total showstoppers!DSC_2447

Sandy and Oscar’s guests danced the night away under the stars at Castaway. DSC_2478

Check out the breath-taking cake and mirrored disco-ball stand underneath!DSC_2523

…and they literally had fireworks on their wedding day. Congratulations Oscar and Sandy! You two make a beautiful couple. Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day 🙂

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF DS PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE: THE CASTAWAY BURBANK


Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! My friend and fellow beauty blogger, Christina of Beauty Queen Blog gave me the brilliant idea of bringing you all a wedding-related post every Wednesday. This very first WW post is my own wedding makeup that I recreated for the video. SPOILER ALERT: Dylan totally makes an appearance in this vid. Since our wedding day (July 28th of this year), everyone has been asking me how I did my own makeup for my wedding. Why didn’t I hire someone else or have one of my many makeup artist friends do it? Was it stressful?

The fact is, the process of putting on makeup is therapeutic for me. I truly enjoy sitting there crouched on a stool chiseling my face into perfection! The morning of the wedding was so relaxing for me– I just sat there in my robe and played with makeup until it was time to meet Dylan at the church. I am the WORST model. If I had anyone else doing my makeup they would have thrown their brushes at my head because all I do is peek open one eye the whole time and ask them if I could see how it looks.

I have to admit though, I felt a lot of pressure for my makeup to look amaze-balls that day. I gave myself two trial runs just to be sure. I just didn’t want to let anyone down! I was really happy with the end result. The makeup was bold and bridal at the same time- it truly was ME.



This video is also cool because I show you guys how to use an airbrush gun in it! If you guys want a detailed tutorial on airbrush makeup, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll make it happen.

PRODUCTS USED: 

Dinair Airbrush Foundation in Dark Golden Beige, Blush in Peach Pink and Shimmer in Champagne

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

MAC Prep & Prime Skin Smoother

Urban Decay Eye Primer in Eden

Eyeshadows: MAC’s Yogurt, Hepcat and Carbon. Urban Decay Naked Palette’s  Toasted and Creep

Youngblood’s Eye Illuminating Duo

Wet N Wild H20 Liquid Liner in  black

L’oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

MAC Vanilla Pigment, MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter

Mario Badescu’s Rosewater Spray

Cinema Secrets’ Super Sealer Spray

NYX lip pencils in Plum and Natural

MAC Lipsticks in Bunny Pink and St. Germain

MAC Dazzleglass in Sugarrimmed

Urban Decay’s Perversion Eye Liner

Youngblood Creme Blush in Cashmere Pink

Ardell Lashes

Duo Lash Glue in Dark