Good afternoon, hive! We’ve got another great post for you today from guest contributor Lovelyish! We’re so in love with their ideas, advice, and how-tos on bridal fashion, beauty, and trends. Check out contributing editor Annie’s take on pre-wedding bridal beauty below!
Wedding season is well upon us and I have been one buuuuusy, busy, busy makeup artist, working hard to beautify brides. Bridal beauty, although typically soft, light, and romantic, couldn’t be further from your everyday beauty routine. Bridal beauty takes a great deal of forethought and lasting power, and I highly recommend leaning on a pro to help you feel like your most gorgeous self on your big day.
After several years of making up many a New York bride, I’m beginning to feel like quite the pro on the topic of wedding beauty. Check out some of my top bridal beauty tips!
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One year to six months before your big day, start taking incredible care of your skin, body, and hair! That might sound like a LOT of forethought, but trust me, you’ll thank me when you’re walking down the aisle. As soon as your man pops that ring on your finger, if you’re not already taking great care of yourself, there is no better time than now to start. I truly believe that getting married deeply symbolizes not only your ability to have a partner in life and possibly a family, but also your ability to be your best self in every way!
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Adopt an exercise routine, eat fruits & vegetables and drink water like your life depends on it (it does!), keep your skin clean and exfoliated, do a face and hair mask once a week, take your vitamins…you get the idea! If you haven’t already, you’ll fall in love with yourself (a good thing), and your fiance will fall even more in love with you than he already is!
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Three to six months before your nuptials, if you’ll be hiring a makeup artist and hairstylist, start your hunt now! You’ll want to book a trial so that you can make sure that you and your glam squad are on the same page. Bring photos of makeup and hairstyles you love. Keep in mind that you’ll want makeup and hair that looks beautiful through photos, the ceremony, the reception, eating, drinking, dancing, lots and lots of kissing. You don’t want anything too fussy or restricting. When it comes to wedding beauty styling, I really love this quote by Molly Guy of Stone Fox Bride:
Your partner most likely fell deeply in love with you on a day when you were naked, happy, and luminous—no cakey makeup, no stiff, sprayed hair or satin-covered stilettos—so why not say, ‘I do’ looking the same way? (Minus the naked part, obv!)”
Makes sense to me!
For three more great tips from Annie, head to Lovelyish for tips on what to do if you’re doing your own makeup for your wedding, when to get waxed prior to the big day, and more!
Annie Strole is a contributing editor of Lovelyish.com and a freelance makeup artist for Bobbi Brown in NYC.