Stephanie + Matt Say I Do!

On June 3rd, 2016, Stephanie and Matt said "I do!" and I had the great honour of being apart of her special day! Read below for Stephanie's style inspiration + see how her trial photos translated to her wedding day look! 

Incredible photography by Lindsay Coulter - 

It's a truly special moment for me when I meet a bride for the first time during a trial and instantly connect with that person's soul. This is how I felt when I met Steph. As a professional nanny, my son instantly ran up to her, trusted her and totally fell in love with her and I can see why! Stephanie is not only easygoing and incredibly kind but she's also super fun and gorgeous! It was a true pleasure to be apart of this beauty's special day!

For Steph's makeup trial, I used a soft baby pink shadow from the Urban Decay Naked Pallet on her eyelid, shadowed at the crease with a plum-toned contour and some cat-shaped liquid eyeliner from MAC. As a more natural girl at heart, I kept the contour simplistic and instead focused on flushing the cheeks with a rose coloured blush from Estee Lauder and soft + gentle highlighter by MAC. It was an overall natural, yet defined, glowing bridal look. 

During the hair trial, Steph and I tried a couple of different half up styles but she never felt as beautiful as she did when it was all down with big loose waves and lots of height at the top. I always tell my brides to do the look that makes them feel the MOST beautiful and not what they feel like they "should do". With that in mind, we decided to stay true to Steph's personal aethetic and keep it all down, super flowy and full. I was certainly not disappointed with the way that it turned out!

Steph's girls also wanted a look that was soft and relaxed for their hair and makeup. I decided it would be beautiful to have all of the hair down to one side of the shoulder with soft curls and textured pieces. I used a braided accent to tie their looks together. My co-stylist Carolina Soares (from The Event Firm) did a natural, yet defined glowing bridal look on both ladies that turned out perfectly! 

Congratulations Stephanie and Matt! Thank you for choosing me and my team on your very special day and for being such a pleasure to work with!