Monica & Kevin

Photography by Lindsay Coulter ( 

Welcome back Bridal Season 2017! 

Monica and Kevin's April 22nd, 2017 wedding was one of my first weddings this year and it couldn't have been a more perfect way to roll back into the exciting madness that is bridal season for a professional makeup and hair artist. 

First off, I have to say that I absolutely adore Monica. She is not only awesome to talk to, but she is flexible, fashionable and super thoughtful and kind! A special shout out to her for making my job so fun and so rewarding! 

So let's get down to the nitty gritty of how we custom created her perfect bridal look!

In her makeup consultation, the key word that I got out of her was "smokey". She had a vision of a very defined eye with a nude lip. The first thing I noticed was how gorgeous the green tones were in her eyes, which automatically led me to suggest a plum/purple look. 

For her up-do we started with a wider low bun with some soft wispy pieces hanging in the front. This is how it all turned out:

We nailed the makeup right away and had no revisions going forward. With the hair, although she liked how it looked, there was something not totally right about it for her wedding day beauty vision. I asked her to email me some more photos of up dos that she loved and then I copied one on a mannequin head for her to review. She sent me the picture on the left and I recreated the photo on the right. 

We decided to go ahead with that one but after a bit more thought, she started to have doubts about that look as well. The problem was that her vision was classic, elegant and simple and there was just too much going on with these intricate up dos. Just a few days before her wedding she sent me this photo: 

YES! YES! YES! I LOVED IT! This was so perfect for Monica's entire style sense but also went so well with her face shape, features, dress and veil! Nailed it! She didn't want another trial, so we just went for it on the day of the wedding and we couldn't be happier with the way that it turned out. Check it out! 

Thank you Monica for trusting me on one of the most important days of your life and remaining so flexible throughout it all. I really loved making your bridal beauty dreams a reality! :-)