Happy Friday beauties! After many years of working with brides, I learned there was as much a need in assisting brides define their personal style as there was creating custom beauty looks.  I decided to take our level of service to new heights by offering our prospective clients a collection of bridal beauty inspiration to use as a springboard for when we meet to discuss their desired looks. I am very  proud to announce Volume 1 of our Bridal Beauty Looks! Pure & Simple, Sultry Vintage Belle, Ladylike, Old Hollywood , Miss 60’s and Berry Beautiful, named after current trends in bridal beauty, will also be available to view on our new website later this Spring. To create these looks I teamed up with our team Makeup Stylist-Maureen Sullivan, Hair Maven- Terri Coon of Timothy Pamment Salon, Fashion Stylist and Owner- Beth Chapman of The White Dress By The Shore and Geniuses behind the lens-Justin and Mary Marantz. Volume 2 coming soon to a blog near you! Enjoy! xoxo, Jennie.

Sultry Vintage Belle: makeup by maureen sullivan of jennie fresa
For this smoldering beauty I gave Stephanie a deep smokey eye with rich brown tones such as Twig and our new Noir Gel Pencil Eye Liner.  Her skin is porcelain smooth with our Liquid Mineral Matte Foundation and her look is completed with the Garnet lip liner and Bordeaux lipstick.  This striking look is great for brides looking for a little drama (in their makeup anyway).

Fashion Notes: by beth chapman of the white dress by the shore
The cage veil selected for this look is by LA designer, Bijou Van Ness.  The 60’s inspired bow and whimsical feather detail take this classic cage veil to a new level.   Gown by Amy Kuschel, Earrings by Maria Elena

Pure & Simple; makeup by jennie fresa
Warm and feminine, this look is for the natural bride.  To create this look, I used peach topaz and bronze shadows on the lid with a delicate chocolate brown liner.  Skin is smoothed with a touch of concealer where needed and a light dusting of powder.  Shades of tawny and apricot on the cheeks and nectar gloss complete the look.

Fashion Notes: by beth chapman of the white dress by the shore
For this uber-feminine look, we selected a feather flower and tulle headpiece by Blush for Kristina Eaton.  We love the incorporation of tulle in the headpiece for softness. The tulle does not always have to cover the face to achieve a dramatic effect. Gown by David Feilden, Earrings by Maria Elena

 

Ladylike: makeup by jennie fresa
For a modern-classic bride who wants to channel her inner Grace Kelly.  This style of makeup is polished and pretty with the right amount of impact in just the right places.  I used a sheer lilac shadow all over the lid, a pop of Rose blush on the apples of the cheeks and Temptress Red on her lips.  A few individual lashes finish the look.

Fashion Notes: by beth chapman of the white dress by the shore
We had fun combining the modernity of this sophisticated one shoulder Amsale gown with the classic sensibility of the pillbox hat by Bijou Van Ness.  It is perfectly acceptable to mix looks in this way, especially if they are reflective of your personal style!  Gown by Amsale, Jewelry by Maria Elena

Miss 60’s: makeup by maureen sullivan of jennie fresa
In this look I gave our model a swept out 60’s inspired eye liner, super smooth skin with the coveted airbrush machine, and a soft nude lip using Bare liner and Undressed Lipstick.  She has just enough attention on her eyes for them to stand out without looking overly made up and the natural lip balances the look for a soft, sophisticated, and timeless beauty.  A Retro look with a modern take.

Fashion Notes: by beth chapman of the white dress by the shore
We let the hair be the accessory in this look.  Terri Coon of Timothy Pamment Salon was channeling the 1960’s when she created this masterpiece!  We love the volume of the hair with the ruffle neckline of this sassy gown!  Gown by Amsale, Earrings by Maria Elena

Old Hollywood; makeup by jennie fresa
Elegant yet bold.  Strong brows make a statement and are balanced with simplistic eyes.  Bare bisque shadow on the lid with no mascara or liner.  A velvety skin is achieved with a mineral matte foundation and powder.  Cheeks are contoured with Adobe blush and a hint of bronzer.  The striking lip is Merlot and Casablanca lipstick mixed.

Fashion Notes: by beth chapman of the white dress by the shore
By far our favorite look of the day!  We went for Old Hollywood Glam all the way!  The cage veil became an extension of the stunning hair style so that together they created a beautiful look.  The pop of black in the cage veil  made this shot very dramatic.  Gown by Amsale, Earrings by Haute Bride

 

Berry Beautiful; makeup by maureen sullivan of jennie fresa
A flush of Hush Pink on the cheeks, a dusting of charm eye shadow on the lids and a burst of berry-like color on the lips create a rosey disposition for this blushing beauty.  This soft, fresh face is great for brides who like a little more color in their look.  Sure to put a spring in her step and a smile on her flawless (thanks to the Mineral Sheer Tint) face.

Fashion Notes: by beth chapman of the white dress by the shore
This disk veil by A Couture provides a dramatic look with a vintage flare. The unique material of the headpiece still has a sheer effect, but with a bit more structure.  We love this architectural alternative to the classic cage.  Gown by Amy Kuschel. Earrings by Maria Elena.

*all makeup products by jennie fresa