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VOW BRIDE + FOOD TRUCKS + COUPLES IN LOVE = FUN

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on VOW BRIDE + FOOD TRUCKS + COUPLES IN LOVE = FUN

An exciting idea pitched by photographer/videographer Echard Wheeler and his wife Leesa turned into a three day bridal shoot, where food and love came together for one fantastic visual collaboration. Hair + makeup courtesy of BridesMade. Enjoy our video!!

VOW Magazine | Food Truck Shoot from Echard Wheeler on Vimeo.

Flashes of Hope

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Flashes of Hope

Flashes of Hope

For the last 7 years, Kim has donated her time and make-up services to “Flashes of Hope”; a national program dedicated to children with cancer and other life threatening diseases. Photo portraits are gifted to families whose children are being treated at The King’s Daughters Children Hospital. Kim applies her “Special Sparkle” through make-up to cheer excited little ones as their courageous presence is preserved with dignity. To find out how you can give to this meaningful cause visit www.flashesofhope.org . Special thanks to frequent donor Glen Bashaw for this beautiful portrait.

Gillian + Carlos Tie the Knot at the Family Farm (VIDEO)

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gillian + Carlos Tie the Knot at the Family Farm (VIDEO)

Gillian + Carlos had a magical June wedding at her childhood family farm in Suffolk. A night to remember, BridesMade had the privilege of doing the makeup, hair and personal dressing for the bride and her entourage. Video courtesy of Lovell Productions.

Carlos and Gillian // Wedding Film | Smithfield, VA from Lovell Productions on Vimeo.

Melissa + Matt say ” I Do” at MOCA! (VIDEO)

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Melissa + Matt say ” I Do” at MOCA! (VIDEO)

Whimsy and unexpected visual surprises were a part of this unique June wedding of Melissa + Matt at MOCA in Virginia Beach. BridesMade had so much fun doing the makeup, hair and personal dressing of this darling bridal party. Video courtesy of Lovell Productions.

Matt and Melissa // Wedding Film | Virginia Beach, VA from Lovell Productions on Vimeo.

Watch the VOW Bride editorial shoot video by Cory Wright! Fantastic!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Watch the VOW Bride editorial shoot video by Cory Wright! Fantastic!

Cory captured all of the complexity of creating a Vow Bride editorial and cover shot. Congratulations to Grant and Deb Photography for their gorgeous imagery!
And thank you Cory Wright of Vision Quest Productions for this amazing film!

VOW BRIDE // PHOTO SHOOT from Cory Wright on Vimeo.

Lindsey + James Wedding Video

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lindsey + James Wedding Video

I’m loving this new video by Corey Wright.  Thanks to my special bride Lindsey for using BridesMade for makeup and hair!  Click Read More to see.   https://vimeo.com/46508627

Meeting Stephane Cremieux of Daniel Cremieux

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Meeting Stephane Cremieux of Daniel Cremieux

Several weeks ago, I had the priviledge of meeting the son of renown menswear designer Daniel Cremieux.   Stephane Cremieux was making a guest appearance at Dillard’s MacArthur Center, presenting his  fall fashion collection. As luck would have it, we were about to do a photo shoot for Vow Bride magazine and planned on including honeymoon/resort for men. Stephane choose some of his personal favorites from the existing line for our shoot, making the style of the editorial that much more exciting. His charm, sartorial knowledge and enthusiasm for his family namesake line made the whole fashion experience memorable.

Loved my fashion time with Stephane!

 

Allowing Stephane to curate this aspect of the photo shoot was an amazing gift. Fashion guides are invaluable and to actually have a designer suggest combinations is a rare occurence. Vow Bride hits stands July 30th and I am excited for readers to see the results of our, “Jet Set” shoot. Go to www.vowbride.com to view the new issue.

Beauty Conversation with Kim

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Beauty Conversation with Kim


 

Q: What are the benefits of hiring a professional makeup artist versus a bride doing her own makeup?

A: Today’s wedding is a well-documented event. Between photography and videography, brides are immortalized on film. The importance of wearing correctly matched foundation pigments paired with eye and lip colors that not only complement the bride, but portray her in an iconic and timeless way require the eye of a beauty expert. A professional understands the timing of the day and knows exactly how long it will take to achieve a bridal look. When brides take beauty into their own hands on a day as important as this, they run the risk of not accomplishing what they hoped to achieve due to the distractions and demands of a wedding.

 

Q: When should a bride start to consider what her “Wedding Day Look” will be and what is the process for hiring a professional makeup artist and hair designer?

A: As soon as a bride chooses her gown and veil; commits to the colors and flowers of her wedding; and chooses the time of day and venue, then defining the look of her day will unfold. So many variables influence how a bride will wear her hair and makeup. For example, a beach wedding requires a completely different look then a black tie affair at a museum. Beauty experts will help interpret what will work for the time and place of a wedding event. That is why it is important to get recommended pros lined up early. Recommendations from friends, who are already married; from wedding planners or others in the bridal business tend to be reliable sources. Remember: the bridal months of May and June and then September and October book up quickly.

 

Q: Does the time of day a bride is getting married and the type of wedding she is having factor into her wedding day makeup and hair?

A: Absolutely! Morning brides want a fresh, dewy, wide-awake look that is naturally interpreted with soft tones and subtle sparkle. They seek a sheer look that photographs beautifully while conveying a barely-there makeup presence. Hair might be down with soft curls.

The afternoon bride takes it one step further, while still embracing a fresh luminance. She might opt for a slightly smoky eye that will take her into the evening. Often, she wants eyelash clusters called flairs that give just a little pop to her look. Her liner is usually more prominent and her lip color might be a striking hue. Her hair may go partially up or, if it is a hot day, into an updo.

The evening bride wants to bring on the glam! She likes false lashes, smoky smoldering eyes, sparkly cheek color and strong brows. Hair takes on a more dramatic look, usually in a high, low or side chignon. Naturally, so much of how a look is interpreted will depend on where she is getting married and what type of wedding she is having. There are no hard and fast rules and ultimately, a professional should be sensitive to the comfort level of the bride and those in her party having their makeup done. Smoky eyes and lashes aren’t for everyone!

 

Q: What are some of the trends in wedding day makeup?

A: At BridesMade, we are careful not to do any look that conveys a “trendy” look. Brides forget that their look will be immortalized so it is essential that they love it, not just on the day of the wedding, but 30 years from now. As a beauty guide for over 20 years, I can actually look into the crystal ball of their day and envision how the entire look will come together. There is only a small window of time to get to know a bride; to visualize her gown; her hair; and the theme of the day. Channeling that information into a beautifully made up face requires numerous questions and an innate sense of wedding style. This is why professionals experienced in bridal beauty are essential.

 

Q: What are some of the techniques you use to ensure a brides’ makeup will last all day long and into the night?

A: It definitely helps when a bride arrives on her big day looking and feeling rested. Without a doubt, brides who exercise, watch their diet and don’t overindulge in alcohol and partying the nights before the wedding always have a “canvas” that is easier to “paint!” Our makeup mainstays are primers and everything waterproof. We live in a humid part of the country so using waterproof concealers and liners with primers for face and lid as backups really ensures that the makeup will make it through an emotionally packed day of joy, tears, kisses, eating and toasting!

Jesse + Derek Wedding Highlights

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Jesse + Derek Wedding Highlights

View Sarah Lovell’s video of Jesse and Derek’s wedding! Wadsworth Style Make Up!

Vow “Pros In the Know” Breakfast Video

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vow “Pros In the Know” Breakfast Video

Enjoy Sara Lovell’s video of Kim’s Vow Show “Pros In the Know” Breakfast!