Bridal Preview: Erica S.

Erica was our first wedding of the 2016 season and she was such a gem to work with at her bridal preview. When she first came to me, she told me all about her vision for her wedding. She was getting married in Newport at the gorgeous Belle Mer, and her wedding had touches of inspiration from Disney. Erica was having a wedding fit for a princess, and she wanted to look and feel the part. At Erica’s bridal preview session, we looked over pictures of her gorgeous ball gown, and discussed how she wanted her hair and makeup to look¬†on her wedding day. She has beautiful¬†blonde hair that she wanted to have styled half up and half down, and on the wedding day, she would be wearing a stunning cathedral length veil along with a custom made tiara. She wanted to add more volume to her fine locks, so during her trial for hair, we added a few clip in extensions.

 

For her makeup, she was torn between two looks. She knew that she wanted her makeup to stand out, and that she definitely wanted to wear a pretty red color on her lips, however, she wasn’t sure if she should wear a smoky eye for a dramatic effect, or if she should stick with a neutral eye and have her lips be the focus. Because of her indecision with the two different eye looks, she ended up coming in for two trials to try them both out. Ultimately, we went with a smoky eye and red lip from her first trial, which is typically something that I don’t do (rule of thumb is that you should either go with a bold eye or bold lip, but not both at once), however, Erica really made this look work so well.

 

Check out her before and after photos below and see both of the looks that owner, Melissa, created for her to decide between:

 

Before:

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Bridal Preview #1: Hair and Makeup – Smoky eye, bold red lip

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Bridal Preview #2: Makeup Only – Neutral eyes, bold red lip

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