Maria (who is also my new sister-in-law) wanted something soft and romantic for her rustic themed wedding. I am a huge fan of soft makeup for outdoor weddings, so I played up the eyes and did lots of contouring so that the features shows up in photos. I blended everything out with soft shades of pinks and peaches so that the makeup looks pretty and subtle which works for both morning and evening.

Maria’s big day started at 9:00 am for her Chinese Tea Ceremony, so we started the makeup at 5 am and no one needed any touch ups throughout the entire day! I just made sure the girls reapply their lips after they eat, the makeup last until midnight! The wedding venue was straight from a wedding magazine, such a pretty wedding!

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I had an amazing time getting Heather and her bridal party ready for her big day. I walked into their suite at The Lofts at the Hilton Gaslamp, San Diego and everyone was just sitting around relaxed in their cute robes, it was the first time I came into such a large bridal party that was so calm and organized. Heather is so detail oriented everything about her wedding was perfect and absolutely gorgeous! She was so sweet and easy to work with she knew exactly what she wanted and we also did a trial run before, bronze eyes with smoked out liner and peachy pinks on cheeks and lips. Her bridal party went with different shades of lavender shadows but had more dramatic smokey eyes. Everyone looked absolutely stunning, such a beautiful wedding!
Photography by the talented Katrina Louise 

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Carolyne is such a cute bride to work with, we got her and her bridal party ready at 5 am in Dana Point on your big day, even though it was early everyone was so much fun! The beautiful bride went with soft smokey eyes, natural cheeks/lips and glowing skin. While the bridal party had darker smokey eyes and natural cheeks/lips. They all looked beautiful throughout the day.

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I had the pleasure of getting Tracy and her bridal party ready on her big day at the Sofia Hotel, in San Diego. When we did a trial on her, Dean her now husband, had requested she have big sexy hair instead of the vintage pin-up look we tried. Tracy looks amazing with any hair style but I really think this hair and simple makeup suits her perfectly. She was beaming and looked so radiant and beautiful. Another one of my favorite blushing bride with very natural makeup and effortless hair.

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I was so honored to do my lovely friend Julia’s hair and make-up for her big day. She’s one of the most beautiful person I know inside and out and the happiest bride to be around. She was very relax and we had lots of fun getting her ready, she’s an islander so we kept her hair very simple with big waves and played up her makeup a little more adding some red lips for a pop of color. Her makeup lasted all day and by the end of the night her lips became a berry stained which was what we were going for. She’s just stunning in person and in photos!

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Before & After, Taryn


Taryn wanted smokey eyes but since she was getting married on the beach I decided to do less smokey but still put a lot of emphasis on the eyes using natural bronze shadows and defined winged out liner. I kept the rest of her face very natural looking and kept her hair soft and pretty with lose curls. She looks beautiful, very soft and glowy!

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Before & After, Rachel


Another quick trial for the lovely Rachel, she had a hard time finding a hair and makeup person and even paid in full for one before she found me through her Photographer, Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography. I am thrilled that she was happy with the results and very excited to get her dolled up again on her big day! She wanted natural glowing skin, soft smokey eyes and soft pretty hair.

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Katie did a Boudoir shoot, so I decided to do soft smokey eyes using taupe browns and soft grays, and gave her sexy wavy hair to allow a lot of movement.

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Debbie had two weddings one in O.C. and one in S.D. Here are photo’s from her O.C. church ceremony. We kept everything simple because it was a day time event. She looked glowy and flawless, using bronzey shadows on eyes and warm peaches on cheeks and lips.

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Alexis + Erik


Alexis was another cool and relaxed bride I had the pleasure of working with. Her wedding was held at the Sheraton Harbor Island in San Diego.  I had so much fun doing her hair and makeup right next to an opened balcony with the nice ocean breeze.  She is such a beautiful bride you can see her glowing from inside out, I am honored to have taken part on her big day. Congrats Alexis!

Photos by : Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography

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