Chelsea + Marco Wedding

“Amore senza baruffa fa la muffa.”
Italian to English Translation: “A love without fight grows mould.”

Never before have I met such diametrically opposite personality types that so instantaneously melt into each other. Marco is from a small town in Sicily, loves a good coup of coffee with a cigarette or two, carries himself with an easy swagger, never too quick or too slow, just right, and is always ready with an ever so edgy clever comment to spice up the atmosphere whenever needed. Chelsea is a wake up at the crack everyday (5 am!!! I could never do that) to play professional volleyball, eat healthy, ever polite California coast bombshell. Together they are instant chemistry. Apart they couldn’t be more different then the cultures they herald. This shoot demonstrates that the commonality of passion can easily transcend the need for words. Together they were electric and their artistic sincerity made something beautiful.

For the makeup, when I first saw Chelsea her features instantly reminded me of Keira Knightley photoshoot I recently came across. The shape and set of Chelsea’s eyes, eyebrows and shape of her full lips are similar. As Keira often does in her most striking looks I knew that Chelsea would suit a strong eyeliner under her eye. I also wanted to accentuate the beautiful shape of her brows. The day of the shoot had a fantastic blue light which is rare for our beautiful city of Los Angeles. The prior days had seen rain and on this particular day it was incredibly windy. Knowing that there would be a chill in the air and that Chelsea’s cheeks and skin would likely flush I felt comfortable using a darker shade of foundation to balance the colors. The result was a beautiful fresh and lively look.

Chelsea has similar eyes, eyebrows and lips to Keira Knightley which give her beautiful face the versatility for a wide color range.

For Chelsea’s hair I knew that it was likely going to be blown around considerably so I took a page out of the Victoria’s Secret playbook and went with long playful curls. This ended up being a perfect look for Chelsea who as an athlete had a beautiful tan and knows how to wear hair that’s been tussled by the elements.

For Marco I used a light concealer to color match him to Chelsea and freshen his skin. Marco had been doing considerable traveling prior to the shoot so I used some concealer to keep his look fresh.

To see more of their beautiful pictures please check out my facebook makeup and hair page

I started this makeup tale with Italian so I thought it would only be suitable for me to close this chapter with a beautiful Italian phrase (to all the single men reading this blog, memorize this line and I guarantee you will thank me!).

“Siamo tutti angeli con una sola ala, possiamo volare solo se ci abbracciamo l’un l’altro.”
Italian to English Translation: “We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”

^ Nicoletta.

Bridal Makeup & Hair Styling: Nicoletta Daskalakis
Grooming: Nicoletta Daskalakis
Photography: Beauty and Photography
Wedding Dress: Lovella Bridal
Bridal Bouquet: Farabela’s Touch
Bridal Hair Accessories: Brides and Hairpins

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