Prohibition Styled Shoot

The sultry mood at Sugar Creek Brewery only intensified with the addition of flares of crimson and warm hues of coppery gold added to the scene. It was just capital sexy, sultry, beautiful baby! This styled shoot was done last year but I never took the time to blog it until now! Mistakes were made, obviously, since this shoot is stunning! The silver lining is that it's still a great time to post it now during the winter season! ;) An incredible team of planners, decorators, artists and stylists came together to create the dark, sexy vibes below. I love the intensity the models brought to the makeup with their intense gazes and confident body language! 

THE MAKEUP:

We all wanted to go smoky and vampy for the makeup look - so Skylar's lips were painted a plum-wine burgundy color with golds, browns and black pigments on the eyes.

THE VENDORS: 

Planner: Details Wedding Planning Florist: P.A.Reavis Designs , Floral & Event Stylist Bakery: Skys the Limit! Custom Cakes and more Venue: Sugar Creek Brewing Videography: West Mint Media (video link coming soon) Beauty: Anne-Marie Mitchell Makeup Artistry & Mandi Does Hair Rentals: Cooke Rentals - Cornelius, NC Jewelry: Skatells Jewelers (personal shoutout to Laura Ealy for making that ring hookup happen last second - she's a killer ring maker) Attire: Paige and Elliott & House of Abbeydale

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What a beautiful shoot! Thanks to all vendors involved who made it possible! :)

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Julia + Hampton

Julia + Hampton Julia looked like such an angel on her wedding day! I loved the beautiful lighting and the incredible love that their amazing photographer, Ashley Louise shared. Below are some photos and video telling the story of their beautiful wedding day. It was an honor to be a part of Julia's beauty team as her makeup artist! How touching and sweet is the photo of her walking down the aisle?!

- V E N D O R S - 

MAKEUP // Anne-Marie Mitchell Makeup Artistry 

HAIR // Ashley Jarnagin

FLORALS // Jimmy Blooms- Floral and Gift Design

CEREMONY // Westminster Presbyterian Church

VENUE // Charlotte Country Club

PHOTOGRAPHER // Ashley Louise Photography 

VIDEOGRAPHER // Matt Rouse Films 

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Congratulations Julia + Hampton! 

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2017 WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards® Winner!

WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award Winner So thrilled to announce that we are a 2017 WeddingWire Couple's Choice Awards® winner! 

The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recognize the top five percent of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are determined by reviews from over a million WeddingWire newlyweds! 

I was crossing my fingers that I would be on the list this year - as many of you know, my family and I moved more than twice in the past 2 years and I was afraid of restarting my bridal makeup business from scratch in a new city. I worried about everything under the sun but ultimately realized that hard work, passion and a little belief in yourself can move mountains. This isn't just a "job" to me. Being apart of the most special day of so many women's lives brings me so much happiness. I love sharing your love stories and getting to know all of you - I love making you feel happy, beautiful and self-assured. 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all the lovely brides I had the honor of working with this past year. Your heart-felt reviews and the love you have shown are truly wonderful. Thank you for allowing me to do the job of my dreams! 

 

Stay up to date with our fun bridal adventures, before/afters + all things makeup via social media: 

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Satahi + Kyle | Off the Beaten Path

off the beaten path I've waited with baited-breath to show you this styled shoot--shot at beautiful Craggy Gardens in the mountains near Asheville. Now it's officially featured in Charlotte Brides, (YAY) I'm finally allowed to pop off the top and spill the contents of this whimsy, ethereal love story. 

If you think our models actually look like they are in love--it's because they are. Satahi and Kyle will be getting married this June in California! They stunningly brought the shoot to life and Satahi hiked all the way up the mountain trail in her dress! The blush and navy tones were so striking and soft against the greenery, florals and mountain-field backdrop. 

For the makeup, we decided to go with soft blush pink tones to compliment the themes found in the shoot. On her lids, I mixed a combo of warm pink, shell and white tones to open up the eyes and maintain a fresh, natural doe-eyed look. I placed shades of espresso brown and black in the outer corner and blended it out into an angular, feline shape to give her eyes an elongated, almond look. The cheeks and lips were kept to the same soft blush color palette--with a bit of a cooler pink on the lips. 

Take a closer look at the wonderful photos and don't forget to check out our seriously talented vendors...

PHOTOGRAPHER: Megan Burnett Cantrell | MILK + HONEY photography co. PLANNER: Libby Sarver | Details Wedding Planning STYLIST: Jennifer Grano | Charlotte Shop Girl CAKE: Lei Cristine Garcia | The Wow Factor Cakes CONSULTANT: Therese Victoria Brooks SUIT: The Black Tux GOWN: Dar-Lynn's Bridal & Formal Wear FLORAL DESIGN: Aubrey Rich | Willow Floral Boutique CALLIGRAPHY: Kristen Henderson | Kristen Henderson Calligraphy WATERCOLOR SUITE: Champagne Maker RENTALS: Cooke Rentals - Cornelius, NC MAKEUP: Anne-Marie Mitchell | Anne-Marie Mitchell Makeup Artistry HAIR: Jey Ramone | Salon de Coiffure SHOES: J Major's Bridal Boutique BESPOKE GLASSWARE: Hayden Dakota Wilson MODELS: Satahi Bevels and Kyle Roedersheimer

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Congratulations Satahi + Kyle on your engagement and a huge thank you to all the vendors who made this shoot possible! 

 

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Tips From Your Makeup Artist Before Wedding Day

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-3-26-36-pm For my brides (and any brides for that matter) getting married in the next few months, I thought I would share a few complexion-enhancing tips to prepare you to look your best for the most special day of your life! Over my journey as a makeup artist, I have learned some key points that truly make the difference...

// SCHEDULE A TRIAL FOR EVERYTHING

Whether its makeup, hair, nails, brows or spray tanning, schedule a trial for each well before wedding day to make sure each artist knows your style and can deliver your wedding day vision. This is also a great way to get to know each other and see if you connect before wedding day. Also important--you will see how your skin will react to the products and avoid big heartache. I once had a client who had a huge welt from a burn her eyebrow place gave her! Thank God it wasn't on wedding day but thankfully, she went early to trial their services. It's a beauty wedding vendor's job to make you feel pampered, empowered and stunning on one of the most important days of your life. A beauty team is so important as it protects your photography investment and ensures you will have stunning, timeless photos to look back on. 

// REFRAIN FROM NEW PRODUCTS THE NIGHT BEFORE.

Sometimes our skin doesn't react well to some lotions, night creams or hair products. Keep to products you know works great for you and if you decide to try out new products, do it several months before the wedding date.

For example, spray tan is notorious for being too dark, cakey and fake looking if sprayed on the night before or day of the wedding. For a beautiful glow that's not patchy, get a professional spray tan 3-4 days before. 

// TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN IN THE MONTHS (NOT WEEKS) IN ADVANCE. 

You will really enhance your investment in your makeup artist if you make sure to prep and take care of your skin in the months before the wedding. It takes weeks to repair damaged skin and make a noticeable difference in skin texture. Microdermabrasion or a few pre wedding facials might be the way to go for you as well. The makeup will have a beautiful canvas to lay on--making your photographs even more flawless and stunning. 

 

 

What tips would you add to my list? 

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Courtney + Bryant

cb-508 I had so much fun glamming up Courtney and her bridal party for her wedding day! We got them ready at one of their family members' beautiful homes, then did one last touch up and off they went to their stunning venue at The Gaston Country Club!

We chose to pop Courtney's eyes with a shimmery white/shell color on the lid and smoked it out with grays and blacks in the outer corner. Airbrush gave her natural looking skin with soft, petal pink lips. 

One of the best parts about being in the bridal industry are all the people from different walks of life you get to meet. I love hearing their stories, sharing advice and of course applying their makeup! Seeing the professional photographs afterwards is an added bonus--they truly paint a story of the day and capture all the joy and emotions. I have shared pictures of my brides via social media and my portfolio, but I thought it was about time I start sharing a more in-depth look at my bridal adventures on the blog! 

MAKEUP // Anne-Marie Mitchell Makeup Artistry 

HAIR // Studio Bride 

VENUE // Gaston Country Club 

PHOTOGRAPHY // Elizabeth Sloan Price of Stories by Sloan 

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Congratulations Courtney and Bryant!

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