Archive for Bridal

Enchanted Bee & Thistle Inn Wedding
August 23, 2017

Olivia + Joris

July 1st, 2017
Enchanted Garden Wedding
Our beautiful, doe eyed, bride Olivia was truly a treasure. She expressed a wish keep her natural beauty and glow and create a look that does not require much makeup at all. What makes us special here at Jennie Fresa Beauty is creating that “no makeup” makeup look and helping our brides look and feel as comfortable as possible on their very special, and magical day. When we finished, Olivia was beaming! We wish Olivia + Joris many enchanted days together.
Vendors {Click on vendors for more information}:
Venue: Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme CT
MU: Lorna for Jennie Fresa Beauty
Hair: Amanda Gates of Posh Salon
Wedding Planner: Tosh Perkins
Flowers: Mar Floral and Botanicals
Gown: Jennie Yoo
Bridesmaid dresses: Watters from BHLDN
Photographer: Jennifer Bach Photography
Beauty Look {Shop the bride’s look HERE}:
Skin: Tinted Moisturizer Ilia Beauty: Belle Mare
Setting powder: RMS Un-Powder Translucent
Brows: Lily Lolo Eyebrow Duo in Medium
Eyes: Lily Lolo: Buttered Up and Chocolate Brown Liner Pencil
Blush: Lily Lolo: Life’s a Peach
Lips: Ilia Beauty:  Lip Conditioner:  Nobody’s Baby

Elihu Island, Stonington Wedding
August 23, 2017

Allison + Justin

June 24, 2017
Stonington Sweethearts
This girl! I love everything about her! I might be a little biased because she grew up in Stonington CT (also my stomping ground), she loves diy projects (my weakness) …and well she is just so darn likable! For Allison’s wedding day look she wanted a bit more of a modern, chic vibe to play off of the bohemian setting of the farms on Elihu Island.
We played up her gorgeous eyes with a bit more bold contrasting eye shadows using golds, deep smokey browns and lots of mascara. Lipstick was a sweep of deep nude to intensify her natural lip color and we finished with touch of bronzer with a soft rosy cheek. I was honored to have played a small part in Allison and Justin’s amazing Elihu Island wedding! Congratulations to the two of you!
Vendors {Click on the vendor for more information}:
Venue: Elihu Island, Stonington CT
MU: Lorna from Jennie Fresa Beauty
Hair: Amanda Gates of Posh Salon
Flowers: Stems
Caterer: Gourmet Galley
Wedding Planner: Adrienne O’Connor of Ruffles and Tweed
Photographers: Ali+Julie
Beauty {Shop the bride’s look HERE}:
Skin: Ilia Beauty: Vivid Foundation F3 Santorini and Temptu Airbrush
Brows: Lily Lolo Eyebrow Duo in Dark
Eyes: Ilia Beauty: Shadow Quad in Luna
Cheeks: Lily Lolo Pressed Powder in Coming up Roses
Lips: Ilia Beauty: Madam Mina Lipstick

Avon Old Farms Academy Wedding
August 23, 2017

Liz & Jake
June 17 2017

A Vision of Rose Gold

Liz and Jake met at camp at the Avon Old Farms Academy, so it made perfect sense that these two love birds tie the knot at the beautiful grounds they grew to know and love. Such a sweet bride and a vision in touches of rose gold. Even her romantic, blush ballgown was a dream in a hue of soft pink. So lovely, the pink wedding gown even got the stamp of approval from Grandma! Congratulation Liz and Jake we wish you all the best!

Vendors {Click on vendors for more information}

Venue: Old Avon Farm Hotel Avon CT
MU: Lorna and Tricia for Jennie Fresa Beauty
Wedding Planner: Sixpence for your Shoe; Lindsay
Flowers: Just For You Flowers
Hair: Jossy
Gown: Carine’s Bridal of DC
Photographer: Jeff Lundstrom 

Beauty {Shop her wedding day look HERE}

Beauty Look:
Skin: Temptu Airbrush
Eyes: RMS Garden Rose GR-19 Swift Shadow + Chocolate Brown Eye Liner by Lily Lolo
Cheeks: Lily Lolo Pressed Blush Duo in Naked Pink Cheek
Bronzer: Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach
Lips: Ilia Lipstick in Neon Angel + Lily Lolo in Rose Gold

Team JF

Nautical Branford House Wedding
August 23, 2017

Brittany + Tate’s Nautical Preppy Wedding
June 10, 2017

From anchors and sailboats to monogrammed Jack Rogers flip flops, Brittany loves life and all things Nautical + Preppy! Such a bubbly fun bride! It was a breeze working with her to complete her vision of a coastal, preppy New England style wedding look. We wish both her and Tate a lifetime of smooth sailing in their happily ever after…..

Beautiful photos by Jennifer Bach Photography 

Vendors {Click on the vendor to learn more}:

Venue: Branford House, Groton CT
MU: Lorna of Jennie Fresa Beauty
Hair: Amanda Gates of Posh Salon
Caterer: Coastal Gourmet
Gown: Blush by Haley Paige
Photographer: Jennifer Bach Photography

Beauty look: {Click HERE to shop her wedding day look}

Skin: Indie Lee skincare regimen; Brightening Cleanser, CoQ10 toner and Clearing Mask   Foundation: Temptu Airbrush
Setting Powder: RMS Un-Powder translucent
Eyebrows: Eco Brow in Marilyn
Eyes: Lily Lolo pressed powder palette in Smoke and Mirrors
Cheeks: Lily Lolo Contour Duo
Lips: Ilia Beauty Lip Crayon in Call Me


Team Jennie Fresa

Fall Farm Wedding
October 5, 2016

Alissa + Alex

November 7, 2015

Here in Connecticut we welcome the change of the seasons and fall is no exception. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, crisp autumn air and vineyards! What a perfect time of year for a fall harvest and a seasonal wedding at the local winery of Saltwater Farm Vineyard. Our autumnal bride, Alissa, is the apple of Alex’s eye and we shared in their excitement as we dolled up her beautiful family. Inspired by the colors of fall, a mix of burgundy red, aubergine, gold and burnt umber was the order of the day. Corey and I loved every minute of the time spent with this effervescent lot of ladies and with the air of fresh beginnings we wish Alissa + Alex a very Happy One Year Anniversary!
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Wedding Day Vendors:
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Saltwater Farm Vineyard
Jennifer Bach Photography
Makeup: Lorna + Corey
Hair: Salon H
Florist: Robin Hollow Farms
Wedding Dress: Sofia Tolli
Caterer: A Thyme to Cook

Summer Bridal Beauty
July 26, 2016

Caitlyn + Dave ~ 6/5/16

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Meet Caitlyn and Dave!

Now better known as Dr. + Dr. Hark! These two sweetHARKs met each other in college studying to be doctors and as luck would have it they found each other in the school library! We are so very happy for these two as they start their lives together and write their own love story complete with a happily ever after!

Thank you for sharing your story with us at Jennie Fresa Beauty!




Get the Look: { Click HERE to shop her wedding day look}

Caitlyn wanted her wedding day makeup to be “classic” and “not overly done up”. To recreate her look which was inspired by Princess Kate Middleton (Caitlyn’s celebrity icon) we recommend:

PRIMER: CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture for Face and Neck

Ilia Sheer Vivid tinted moisturizer in shade “Belle Mare”

Jennie Fresa “Soft Smoke” brow powder

Kjaer Weis “Cloud Nine” Organic Eye Shadow all over the lid
Kjaer Weis “Transcend” Organic Eye Shadow blended in the outer third of the eye and also used on a damp angle brush for a coppery eyeliner. Lots of waterproof black mascara, sprinkled with plenty of temporary lash tabs.

Ilia Multi-stick in “Polka Dots & Moonbeams” to highlight the top of the cheekbones
Kjaer Weis “Happy” on apples of the cheek


LIPS: Ilia Lip Crayon in “Call Me” for that bright pop of color on the lips

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Vendor List: {click on the vendor to learn more}

Photography: Michael J. Charles

Venue: Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

Makeup: Lorna Pulver and Maddie Nehlen; Jennie Fresa Beauty

Hair: Amanda Gates; Posh Salon

Gown: Kelly Faetanini Gowns; Jenny Yoo

Flowers: Bakes and Baldwin

Caterer: Saybrook Point Inn and Spa


Classic New England Bridal Beauty in July
July 13, 2016

Natalie + Tom


Lorna, one of our amazing makeup artists and aestheticians, captures a glimpse into the magical day of Natalie and Tom!

“Here at Jennie Fresa Beauty we are so fortunate to meet the most amazing brides! This month was no exception! Meet Natalie, she came to us looking for that natural+classic bridal glow. She wanted the focus to be on great looking skin and beautiful elegant eyes! Natalie has fabulous skin to begin with, but it is a bit on the dry side so we plumped up her skin with a few drops of beauty oil, concentrating on fine lines around the eyes and mouth. Our natural anti-aging beauty oil gave her a luminescent glow as well as kept dry flakes at bay.”



“While this soaked in we worked on her eyes and brows. We chose natural shades of burnt gold, champagne and brown to keep it classic. Lots of attention was given to her lashes with several layers of waterproof mascara. After priming her skin, we used minimal concealer around the eyes and softly airbrushed her, giving her that flawless complexion she desired. Finishing up we applied some highlighting above the cheek bone and lip, added a touch of bronze to the cheeks and lightly applied translucent powder for “stay all day” power. For soft “kissable” lips we went with a lip conditioning formula in a soft nude shade.”





We are so happy for Natalie + Tom and wish them much joy in their years ahead!


Jennie & Co.

To recreate this look we recommend:

 Beauty Oil: RMS beauty oil

Brows: Jennie Fresa “Blonde” Ink

Eyes: Ilia Pure Eye Liner in “Sweet Jane”

Shadow: Ilia Shadow Stick in “In Between Days”

Illuminator: Ilia “Cosmic Dancer”

Lips: Ilia lip conditioner in “Nobody’s Baby”

Skin: Temptu Airbrush

Finishing Powder: RMS “Translucent” Un-Powder

To shop the look click {HERE}

Wedding Day Dream Team consisted of:

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Photographer: Bruce Plotkin

Wedding Planner: Amy Champagne

Makeup: Lorna Pulver; Jennie Fresa Beauty

Hair: Amanda Gates; Posh Salon

Flowers: Jakklyn Iris

Caterer: Cloud Nine

Venue: The Lace Factory





The Lace Factory
February 18, 2016

Looking to shop for this absolutely gorgeous, natural beauty makeup done by Lorna?!

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Here’s the look:

Foundation – Airbrush

Concealer – Ilia: Cassava #1

Smokey Eye – Ilia: You Spin Me Round

Brows – JF Brow Balm: Brunette

Eye Liner – Ilia: Sweet Jane

Mascara  – Ilia: Nightfall

Blush – Ilia: A Fine Romance

Highlight – Ilia: Polka Dots and Moonbeams











Makeup – Lorna Pulver |
Hair – Amanda | Posh Salon |
Dress – Everthine Bridal |
Photography – Salwa Photography |
Venue – The Lace Factory |
Event Planner – Sarah |
Florist – Blush Floral Design |

Winter Wonderland Wedding
January 26, 2016

Nothing is more beautiful than a winter wedding!

Our bride, Rachel looked absolutely stunning walking down the Isle to start the next chapter of her life with the man of her dreams.

To create this look on Rachel, I started with priming and setting her face and eyes to ensure an extra long staying power. Once Rachel was primed I started with her eyes. I used Kjaer Weis eye shadow in cloud nine to give her a solid base followed by onyx and wisdom to create a soft yet smoky finish. Her eyes were finished with black mascara and some faux lashes to add some extra length and volume. Next was to give her skin a smooth and matte finish by using Ilia vivid foundation and concealer. To brighten up her cheeks I used a soft pink blush called peony and Jennie Fresa Bronzer in st. barts. For Rachel’s lip we wanted something warm and decided to use Ilia lipstick, funnel of love topped with Jennie Fresa Diamond Gloss for some added shine.












Vendor: Bee and Thistle Inn
Floral: Hana Floral Design
Photographer: Jen Bach
Dress: Everthine Bridal
Makeup: Jennie Fresa
Jewelry: Aquinnah Jewelry
Alterations: The White Dress by the shore

Natural Bridal Beauty
October 2, 2015

This bridal photo shoot may quite possibly be my all time favorite.  Not only did I get to work with top notch wedding vendors, I was able to create my absolute favorite style of beauty.  Talk about the epitome of natural beauty–this is it bridal beauties. Style Me Pretty said is best, “in the world of gorgeous inspiration, this stunning, preppy shoot reigns supreme.”  

To create the bride’s look, I started with her eyebrows.  I trimmed, shaped and filled in the brows with a soft blonde brow powder.  Then, set with clear gel to ensure it stayed put.  Her face and eyes were primed and I started with her eye makeup first.  I used a sheer pink shadow on her lids and a chocolate brown shadow liner on the top with a deep plum shadow on the bottom.  Eyes were finished with mascara and a few individual false lashes.  Next, her skin was smoothed out using a matte foundation.  I used concealer only where needed; under eyes and to cover a few blemishes.  She was set with a powder and a sheer swipe of pink blush to the cheeks created a soft and romantic look.  Her lip color is brighter than it appears in the photos.  I used a berry lip stain topped with a pink gloss.


Photography: Kat Harris
Design: True Event
Stylist: Beth Chapman
Wedding Gown: Kate McDonald Bridal
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids: LulaKate
Makeup: Jennie Fresa
Hair: Emily Reale
Jewelry: Aquinnah Jewelry
Cardigans: JCrew
Clutch: Merci New York For Madame Mathilde
Earrings: Haute Bride
Florists: Hana Floral Design
Linens: La Tavola
Paper: Tie That Binds
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited Boston
Venue: Inn At Stonington
Welcome Bags: Sea Bags