Pretty Faces

As my hair and makeup trial is only two weeks away now, I thought I’d share the name of my artist for my fellow Minnesota brides along a few inspiration photos.

My hair/makeup story started a while back when I was searching for some new options after an initial frustrating experience. I was pretty set on hiring someone who could do both my hair and makeup; I love the efficiency of two vendors in one! After a few more Google searches, I found Laura Westrem Artistry and this gorgeous website and I sent in my information only to receive both an email and a phone call within a few short days, hence this post entitled, The Hair and Makeup Vendor That Called. Laura and I just clicked and after meeting her in person in October, I was sold.

Being the flexible person she is, Laura had offered to meet me and curl my hair for my Minnesota bridal shower even before I had signed a contract. She even drove to my parent’s house! Awesome.

Below is a slight preview of what Laura might do with my hair for the wedding.


Speaking of hair”¦ she also picked up my hair extensions a few weeks ago and I’m so excited to see them in person! I made the decision to go with a golden blonde over a platinum blonde mix based on a pic Laura sent me.

Since I’m pretty set on how I want my hair to look (down and curly), I moved on to thinking about my makeup. I’ll be doing air-brush and false eyelashes (even though I never sport them in real life!) because it’s my wedding day and I’m going all out baby!

But can I just say that I really love it when other Bee’s do their own wedding day hair and makeup! I admire them for saving money, for taking charge and for having such talent. But to be perfectly honest, the thought of doing my own hair or makeup sounds so entirely stressful that I could have a melt down just thinking about it!

For one, I can’t even braid my own hair and it took me a lot longer than most little girls to master the ever-simple ponytail. Two, I’m someone who gets careless when I’m feeling rushed and who does not work best under pressure! And finally, I want to be pampered and relaxed, so having a hair and makeup artist was an important part of our wedding day budget.

Moving on to inspiration pics! I tend to look at mostly blondes because I’m trying to get an idea of how the makeup will look with blonde hair. I guess I’m going for a smokey eye and more of a nude or pale lip. Also, as a fair-skinned gal, my favorite piece of makeup is not the typical answer of mascara, because I am obsessed with BLUSH. No subtle cheek bones for me, I wanna see them!

Here’s Kate Hudson, sexy as ever. And she’s the face of Almay right now? That’s my makeup brand! (See I don’t even buy good enough stuff to do my own!)

image via Almay

Here’s Lauren Conrad, ahh, she is so beautiful! And her line of clothing is sold at Kohl’s so that makes her even cooler!

image via


And while I don’t know who this is, can I look like her on my wedding day? She looks beautiful, feminine, and she is glowing. Notice her cheeks?

image via At First Blush on Pinterest

Finally, this photo was too luscious not to share.

image via Modern Bride on Pinterest

(all photos personal unless otherwise noted)

Are you hiring a hair and makeup artist in one or doing separate vendors? Do you have your inspiration nailed down yet?


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
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    dcgirl655, Guest @ 8:12 am

    Loving your inspiration! and the hair preview – waterfall braid?

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:05 am

    I didn’t decide on what to do with my hair until the day of my wedding. Kinda cray-cray, but it worked out in the end. I love all your inspiration! Can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

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    Ms_Maple 115 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:37 am

    Love the inspiration pics. I am with you on having someone else do my hair and make up. Pretty much for the same reasons you mentioned. I have dark hair and Kate Middleton is what I am basing my look on.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:46 am

    I love the preview of your hair, you’re going to look so pretty!

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:17 pm

    That LC headband is drop-dead gorgeous!

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    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:28 pm

    hair and makeup all the way! one of my favorite parts of getting ready for a wedding! wish i was brave enough to wear my hair down!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:41 am

    I really like the idea of the makeup you’ve chosen! I think it would suit you heaps!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:48 pm

    The last curls are beautiful.
    I secretly envy girls with light (green, blue) eyes, because I LOVE the way eyeliner and full lashes look with light eyes.

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    Gemstone 21879 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 10:01 am

    I couldn’t stray from my usual hair stylist for such an important day, so she did my hair and then I had the makeup artist come to the church, where we got ready for photos and the ceremony. I love the idea of the convenience of an all-in-one though!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 5:42 am

    i’m doing separate – i didnt even think that they could be the same person! but how convenient! are your maids getting stuff done or their own?

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:35 pm

    @Miss Toadstool: You’re so cute! You looked AMAZING on your wedding day- perfect hair and makeup!
    @Miss Gray Wolf: My maids are getting theirs done by the same woman and her assistant, it’s gonna be an early start to the day, yikes!

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