Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bride Series: Are you a RUSTIC Bride . . .

Country love mixed with a little Classic Americana. Burlap, Lace, Twine, Mason Jars, Wildflowers, and of course Cowboy Boots.  If you love these things, you're a RUSTIC BRIDE.  Rustic Weddings are BIG this year, and we LOVE it!  Hair and Makeup for this look is classic, soft, and romantic.  You'll want:
- Eye Makeup will be a mix of smokey browns, pinks, plums, and creams. Doing brighter pink or peach cheeks with this look will add a fresh and healthy glow.  Pair with a bright sheer lip color.
- Hair is anything goes, but most popular is either the wavy side-swept pony tail, braids incorporated into an up-do, low messy buns, or all down.  
-We see less veils with Country brides and more a variety of hair accessories.  Fresh flowers, headbands, and pins make your hair fun and chic!
 Check out of some of the looks we love . . . .

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Maiju's Wedding........

This Bride was so sweet and so was her family & bridal party.
 We really loved doing her Classic Bridal Look.
Adrienne Fox Photography captured all these beautiful images.

Hair & Makeup Artists- Dee & Laura

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bride Series: Are you a VINTAGE Bride . . .

Old-fashioned, feminine, sophisticated, timeless beauty . . . 
Are you drawn to old-world styles, fashions, and antiques?  You may be a VINTAGE Bride!
Vintage style weddings are everywhere these days.  We are seeing styles from the 1920's all the way to the 1960's.  Brides are doing a mix of old and new and making their weddings so creative and unique.  Hair and Makeup for this look is SO much fun.  We get to be more bold and playful with styling.  If you are going for a Vintage Look you'll want:
-Shiny and polished hair, whether it's an intricate up-do or soft finger wave curls.  Less messy, more soft and silky.  Low side chignons are very popular with this look.
-Makeup will be a lighter contoured eyeshadow, with dark eyeliner winged out a bit, and false lashes. Defined eyebrows.  Lips are the focal point, and can range from a dark wine, classic true red, or even a bright orange red.  
-Vintage hair accessories and jewelry will bring your look to life!  There are tons of options from antique broaches, headbands, feathers, hats, birdcage veils, etc.  
Take a look at some looks we love . . .

XO- Swell Beauty

Friday, May 18, 2012

Deanna's Wedding -Traditional & Chinese Ceremony!!

We really enjoyed our time with this Bride and her Bridal Party, from meeting her 
at her Bridal Preview, to being a part of her Big Day!! We loved her timeless Hair & Makeup look.
You can check out Harvard Photography here, who captured these beautiful images.

Check out more Pictures Here!

Bride & Bridal Party Hair & Makeup by- Dee & Laura

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bridal Series: Are you a BEACH Bride . . .

Casual, fun loving, all natural, sun kissed, bathing beauty-  does this sound familiar to you?  If so, you may be a beach bride!  Every wedding is centered around one thing- the Bride.  Your individual style will help with planning the entire wedding.  
If you're going for a natural beachy look you'll want:
-Less makeup, more focused on bringing out your natural beauty.  Soft brown, gold, pearl, peach and coral shades are a perfect palette of makeup colors.  Don't forget to add a little bronzer and shimmer on the cheekbones for that sunset glow.  
-Loose hair, nothing too tight or polished.  Curls or waves, slightly pulled up giving it a slightly messy look. Add a braid, flower, or small pin for an extra special touch.