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The Importance of A Wedding Trial

While your dress, the venue, the florals, DJ, etc. are all crucial elements in the planning of your perfect wedding day, it’s also important to take the time to plan out and trial your bridal hair and makeup. I know better than anyone how much time and energy goes into the prep leading up to […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on The Importance of A Wedding Trial

2017 Wedding Trends: Hair & Makeup

Happy Holidays! I hope as you read this, that you had a wonderful holiday season with you and yours. Today, as we near the onset of 2017, I wanted to share some of my favorite 2017 wedding trends for bridal hair and makeup.
Braids: From long, fishtail braids; to dramatic “braid mazes”; to taut, sleek braided updos, […]

By |December 27th, 2016|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Wedding Trends: Hair & Makeup

Fall-Winter Bridal Makeup Inspiration: Lips

As a follow up to my Winter Wedding Inspiration post, I wanted to begin a short series of posts focusing on bridal makeup inspiration for the fall-to-winter wedding season. This first post will focus on different lip colors for my autumn/winter brides. Alongside a stunning gown and perfectly romantic hair, your bridal lip color is an […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on Fall-Winter Bridal Makeup Inspiration: Lips

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Garden Wedding at Twin Oaks

Working with Steffany and her bridal party for her wedding earlier this year was so much fun. I had the pleasure of doing both the bride & bridesmaids’ hair and makeup.
Steffany wanted a classic bridal look, but wanted to be sure that she also looked like herself.
Finding the perfect balance between a natural look and […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on Bridal Hair & Makeup: Garden Wedding at Twin Oaks

Winter Wedding Inspiration: 2016

With my busiest season(s) of the year coming to an end, I’ve finally had some time to look for inspiration for the weddings I’m working on in the coming winter months. So today, I thought I would share with you some sources of winter wedding inspiration.
There is just something about a winter wedding that is so […]

By |November 4th, 2016|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on Winter Wedding Inspiration: 2016

Wedding Hair & Makeup: Natural, Yet Polished Look

This wedding was a true family affair.
I flew to Gainsville, Florida earlier this year, not only as the bridal hairstylist and makeup artist, but also as a bridesmaid for my cousin, Sara. It was so special & such a fun trip.
Sara’s overall bridal hair and makeup look was natural, but polished.
We went with an effortless updo […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on Wedding Hair & Makeup: Natural, Yet Polished Look

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Rustic Garden Wedding

This summer, I had the honor of doing the makeup and hair for my cousin’s wedding here in San Diego. It was incredible watching my cousin Chad, marry his soulmate, Jordan.
Jordan’s makeup included soft blush tones that complimented the pops of color throughout the wedding. Her look was fresh and luminous. The feminine palette we used on her eyes, cheeks, & […]

By |October 22nd, 2016|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on Bridal Hair & Makeup: Rustic Garden Wedding

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Elegant San Diego Wedding

It was such a pleasure working with Chicago-based bride, Hannah, and her beautiful bridal party this summer. It was an idyllic day at one of my favorite venues in North County San Diego, Twin Oaks House & Garden.
Everything about this wedding was timeless and elegant.
Hannah’s hair was classic and romantic. We swept it away from her face, into […]

By |October 15th, 2016|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on Bridal Hair & Makeup: Elegant San Diego Wedding

Bridal Hair & Makeup for The Ultimate Beach Wedding in San Diego

How could it get any better than a beach wedding in San Diego? The weather and the water make San Diego the ultimate destination when you decide on a beach soirée. BOHO and the beach pair well together with the earthy & rustic vibe but I also love the dichotomy of elegance and the […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on Bridal Hair & Makeup for The Ultimate Beach Wedding in San Diego

Indian Wedding in March

I’ve always loved the richness of color that surrounds an Indian Wedding, everything from the Flowers to the Hair & Makeup are bright and bold. And no wonder these ceremonies and traditions often take up an entire week. Every detail is intricate and you find yourself not knowing where to look next. If you […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Rare Bird Brides Blog|Comments Off on Indian Wedding in March