It was such a pleasure and honor working with such creative and talented vendors. A huge thank you to Robyn Rachel Photography who captured these gorgeous images. There are so many delightful pictures, please check out my facebook page where I have posted more. It is always a privilege to work with Lovella Bridal, their bridal gowns as well as their bridesmaids dresses are so timeless, classic and stunning. Everytime I see my brides wearing one of their dresses it makes me want to get married all over again!
For each girl’s hair and makeup, I chose to do something completely different. For the bride Franchesca, I create soft smokey eyes, using different shades of charcoals and purples and for her skin, I used the illuminating Giorgio Armani Foundation which creates such a flawless finish. For her lips and cheeks, I kept a gentle matte finish with a touch of pink. For her hair, I used Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray to give body, movement and volume. When wearing a headpiece that is slightly heavy, it’s important to give the hair a lot of volume. For both models, Hannah and Sarabeth I used the Giorgio Armani Fluid sheers to give them a summer glow and used pretty orange and coral hues on their lips. I used eyelash inserts to make their eyes pop too. For hair, I created a faux bob on Hannah. Her hair was fine and I wanted to create more body but creating a ‘updo’ but still having her hair down falling around her face.
I really enjoyed doing the grooming on these handsome male models. They were fun to work with, and they were cute too 😉
To see more details of the cakes, décor, invitations and event set up, please see Lovella Bridal’s blog here
I hope these beautiful images inspire you!
Credits: Photography: Robyn Rachel Photography / Shoot Location: Viceroy Santa Monica / Wedding Gown: Ines Di Santo, from Lovella Bridal / Dresses: pink gown by Amsale, black gown by Wtoo, from Lovella / Headpieces & Jewelry: Maria Elena Headpieces, from Lovella / Hair, Makeup & Grooming: Nicoletta Daskalakis / Suits: Friar Tux Shop / Planner: Simply Weddings / Florals & Decor: Butterfly Floral & Event Design / Cake: Shakar Bakery / Sweets Table Design: Sweet Candy Couture / Linens: Wildflower Linen / Invitations: Paper and Home.
For those lovely readers who don’t know, Nicoletta Daskalakis is an Orange County and Los Angeles based makeup artist and hair stylist with a focus on bridal beauty and weddings as well as editorial, fashion, and tv.