Planning your Big Day? Style Coach Nina Brown and Makeup Artist Lisa Brown combine 4 different type of brides with four different looks, showing the difference of how gorgeously confident you can look once you have realized who you are and what you like.
SIGNATURE 1: This type of bride has an upward, light energy. She is inspiring, fun loving, and hopeful. Her dominant shape in physical features is the circle and points of a star and is most visible in the eyes, the cheeks and overall facial shape.
Makeup – Is soft, with light pink blush on the cheeks with thin black liner and bright coral lip to be different and fun.
Flowers – Here Heike decided to do something really fun and funky, using different textured floral such as dried leftover palm seed branches, peonies and even some lace flowers to create a really outgoing head piece.
Wedding Gown - Hendrik Vermeulen
This piece is daring and outgoing, but at the same time the peonies and lace signifies a softer side.
SIGNATURE 2: This type of bride has a fluid and flowing energy. They are detail-oriented, easy going, and are a sensitive, go-with-the-flow Type. Their dominant shape in physical features is a soft flowing S curve, an oval and softness that is visible in your eyes, cheeks and overall facial shape.
Makeup – The bronzer and blusher are soft on the cheekbone and the brows are precise with a soft lip and lip-gloss, eye shadows are blended with soft brown and purple colors.
Flowers – Heike decided here on quite a modern clean look – for which a tulip head wreath was perfect. It perfectly matches the more precise personality of the bride, but at the same time the tulip blooms are soft and gentle. Quite a structured look, but in a really soft feminine way.
Wedding Gown – Kobus Dippenaar
SIGNATURE 3: This bride has active/reactive energy. She is a result-oriented, passionate person. They are dominant shape in physical features is the triangle and this is visible in the eyebrows, eyes and cheeks and overall facial shape.
Makeup – More brown/orange colors on the eyes and lips. A very structured liner on the eyes and with very natural lightweight foundation.
Flowers – Here Heike decided on some really bold earrings and shoulder piece to match this strong personality. Her floral had to be striking and fierce, a statement in gold and purple. We used orchids, as they are strong flowers, combined with the opulence pomegranates.
Wedding Gown - Kobus Dippenaar
SIGNATURE 4: This type of bride has a constant and exact energy. They are reflective and thorough, with an unerring eye for perfecting things. Their dominant shape in physical features is a straight line, visible in the parallel line on the side of their face, straight hairline, and they typically erect posture.
Makeup – Precise lip liner and bright pink lips called “candy yum yum” from MAC Cosmetics, with soft powdered skin with neat liner and eyes shadow with lashes to be more “fashianista”.
Flowers – For this look they decided on a very near belt in rare orchids. The simplicity of this signals the quite personality of the bride, but at the same time the bright colors signifies her bright ways of thinking. She is organized and neat, and I felt that to use one type of flower in a structured way reflects this beautifully.
Wedding Gown – Danielle Margaux
Many thanks to the amazing vendors who brought this shoot alive:
Make-up: Lisa Brown Make-up Artist | website — Hair: Licia Van der Merwe Stylist: Nina Brown Style Coach | website – Event Design: Blank Canvas Event Design | website – Flowers by: Fleur le Cordeur | website – Photographer: Samantha Du Toit | ST Photography Cape Town – Stationary: Secret Diary — Cake: Edible Art Cakes
The story begins with Elizabeth and Brooke meeting at a friends birthday party. It starts with a conversation, then a dance, and the rest leads up to the wedding being shared with us today.
Elizabeth shares a special moment on their wedding day … “We had decided to write each other notes instead of the “first look.” I’m by far, the more sentimental, yet on this day, Brooke out did me by a long shot. I had heard from a few friends that he was worried about what to say. He found a post card with a picture of the beach from Playa del Carmen to write the words that summed up why he loved me and couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with me. Those words reaffirmed why I hove him so much and couldn’t be luckier to have him as my husband and best friend.”
Wedding Venue: Secrets Resorts & Spas – Cancun | Wedding Gown: Allure Bridals | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Wedding Planner: Emily Clarke Events | Photography: John Cain | Invitations: Stamped Paper Company
Owner of one of the most highly esteemed catering companies in Chicago for over twenty-five years, Wendy Pashman of Entertaining Company not only knows delicious food, she holds rich insight into the event industry as a whole. Her food is described as bold, flavorful and high concept. No wonder we are so enamored by her menus, which also serve to transport guests through sight, smell and taste. We highlight her work; confident her creative approach to culinary flavors and design will leave you inspired. (Photos of Wendy by Linda Bergonia | Chromacity Studios)
Entertaining Company’s culinary mission mirrors our event design goals; to craft each event into a uniquely personalized and memorable experience. “The inspiration for a menu could be seasonal, the month a couple met, a place they met, a hobby or interest,” says Wendy. Such was the case for a bride pursuing an advanced degree in French literature whose vision was to capture the feeling of Paris and history through elegance with a touch of vintage. Here, Kehoe Designs and Planner Marina Birch transformed Chicago Illuminating Company into a marvelous romantic setting based on the Medici Gardens. The menu echoed the refinement of Paris with an elegantly eclectic entree: New Zealand baby lamb chops served with banana leaf wrapped sea bass and coconut curry sauce. With many vegetarians present, special attention was given to those guests with an opulent composed entrée of black lentils, truffle potato mousse, baby stem on carrots, parsnips, roasted beets and toasted crispy maple glazed brussels sprouts with oven dried tomato sliver garnish. All the details from dish-to-decor transported guests to an evening of open-air, european enchantment.
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