Summer Brides!

Ever wonder why “Bridal Makeup” is more expensive than a normal makeup application?  Here I answer this question for a future bride:

“…also, is there any functional difference between Makeup Application under “Individual Services” versus “Bridal Services”? I know that everyone charges more for bridal, but I’m just curious. The “functional” difference between a Bridal Application and a regular Individual Service is the time and attention to detail it takes to do bridal makeup.  The bridal applications tend to be more stressful, take place on-location and require more steps in the applications for longevity.  The planning and time spent on emails/communication, invoicing and customizing schedules are “hidden” hours that I do myself and can add up to hours of work before I even pick up a brush.  I also offer each bride a sample of the custom blended lipstick for touch-ups, airbrush foundation along with complimentary lashes.” 


I am now booking for Summer 2013.  Hurry before all time slots are full!

New weddings on Syle Me Pretty!

Click this link to see some of my recent work on the always fabulous Style Me Pretty wedding website!

For some great wedding ideas see some of my past brides and their weddings featured on The Knot:

“A Traditional Wedding” –  Chelle

“A Romantic Wedding” Paige

“A Formal Rustic Wedding in Elgin” – Callie

“A Glamorous Vintage Wedding” – Lauren

Whitney’s Magical Wedding!

Can it get any more magical than this? I do not believe it can. From the fairytale house that Whitney and her wedding party rented in Wimberly to the venue: Old Glory Ranch , Julie Wilhite captured the spirit and joy of this special day.

Whitney does not wear much makeup as she works in a hospital most of the time, so she wanted something pretty but understated.  For the trial, we did a very light natural look using pinks and browns but when it came to her wedding day, Whitney decided to go for a bit of a bolder look with cranberry’s and deep burgundy shadow.

It was such a pleasure spending the day with Whitney as she has a calm nature and sweet demeanour which Julie was able to capture in these images. Look for the one just after the “first look”, her groom is caressing her face; he loved how she looked!

Whitney’s bridesmaids were a dream to work with as well (all so pretty!) but my favorite moment was meeting her mother, Misa.  We bonded over our similar but unusual names and I am counting on a lasting friendship.

You can see the entire post HERE to have a peek at what a fairytale-come-true really looks like! (even to the very end… hair may not have lasted all night but notice the flawless makeup in the departure pictures. I love my job!)



New Payment Structure for Weddings!

I have been working hard to streamline my pricing structure for all my brides.  I have come up with a very comprehensive structure that not only allows customized group bookings but avoids all the small fees and add-ons that got very confusing with large parties.

Check it out HERE

My Bridal Package rates are the same but the addition of time blocking has been added to simplify the hectic wedding day schedule.


There are no more minimums and no more loose timeline commitments.  My new contract will be personalized for each event and all vital info will be agreed upon at the time of booking.


Booking weddings with me has never been easier!  I am looking forward to a very busy 2013 wedding season and I cannot wait to work with all of my future brides!




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