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 LaurenConrad.com
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?
Finally, this photo was too luscious not to share.
(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?