Carly + Blake

carly_blake_ido_0716 The Thibault family wedding was just a joy. The bride was a joy. The day was a joy. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G was just filled to the brim with a feel-good, warm and loving atmosphere. They accepted me like family on wedding day and showered me in kindness, compliments and affection and it lifted my spirits so high as I worked on each girl!  

Just see the reaction of the groom below and that will tell you everything you need to know about Carly. She is sweet, poised and mature beyond her years (which I can see would be an important trait, being a university state professional basketball coach)

Take a scroll through Carly + Blake's wedding day below - the pictures do NOT disappoint! So much raw emotion and love were captured and the pictures of the ring-bearer and flower girl are BEYOND adorable! 

T H E  M A K E U P

For the makeup, Carly wanted an effortless, natural look. We went with soft, matte browns for the eye area with a light set of lashes. Rose-petal hues of pink were applied to the lips and cheeks for a pretty bridal flush. 

V E N D O R S

MAKEUP: Anne-Marie Mitchell Makeup Artistry 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kristin Byrum Photography 

VENUE: Carolina Country Weddings and Events 

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Congratulations Carly + Blake! 

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Anna + Tom

_mg_3347copy As if instantly bonding over our names wasn't enough (I know right?! - it's not every day you hear it anymore...especially a double name), Anna Maria was one of THE most genuine and down-to-earth brides I have ever had the pleasure to apply makeup for. She was graceful, poised and calm in every sense and wrote me the most beautiful, heart-felt emails again and again! 

Her beautiful personality carried over to our trial run, where she sweetly trusted me fully and gave me free reign of the makeup direction! I absolutely loved her strong cheekbones, slender face and big beautiful eyes - so we decided to focus on those areas with feature-enhancing, flattering makeup. For the lips, a beautiful rose-petal mauve. For the eyes, shades of brown and plum with a champagne highlighter lid and inner corner. 

I love how her wedding had a lot of DIY elements - it was stunning and elegant while maintaining the genuine, family-oriented and care-free charm Anna demonstrated. 

View her lovely wedding day below...

 

MAKEUP: Anne-Marie Mitchell Makeup Artistry 

VENUE: Anne Springs Close Greenway Field Trial Barn 

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kate from Paper Heart Photography

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LOVED her cupcake tower (with BACON!) and little succulents that doubled as table numbers and gifts to take home! 

 

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Jenna + Mac

hughes-197 I swear this bride had the BEST group of bridesmaids ever! All were so full of positive energy and love for Jenna and had fantastic personalities! Jenna was an absolutely lovely bride and her planning skills were ON POINT as she pretty much planned the entire wedding herself, arranged schedules and had every detail in order to perfection. (Wedding Planning in her future much!?) 

I'm so happy to finally put together a snapshot of her stunning wedding day for you to see. I loved the classic, glamorous approach she wanted for the makeup. We did a bronze smokey eye with hues of warm browns and a jet black gel liner. Thank you sweet baby Jesus that she adored blush!!! I think this is one of the more important steps when it comes to bridal makeup. Bridal photographers often brighten photos which can wash out the face unless you are wearing some blush to give you a healthy flush! This bride was super smart and wanted a healthy dose of color - and the photos definitely reaped the benefits! 

Take a look at some of the stunning photos below...

 

MAKEUP: Anne-Marie Mitchell Makeup Artistry 

HAIR: Vanessa of Vans Strands 

VENUE: The Langtree Plantation 

PHOTOGRAPHER: Lindsey Kyprianou

RENTALS: Old South Village Rentals 

FLORALS: Gray's Florist 

 

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Congratulations on a beautiful wedding, Jenna and Mac! 

 

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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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