Sara's Bridals

Every once in a while a photographer sends me a gallery of portraits that are just SO gorgeous, I couldn't possibly choose only one for my bridal portfolio.

Debbie Slawter Photography

Debbie Slawter Photography

This is definitely one of those times!

Debbie Slawter Photography

Debbie Slawter Photography

Sara's bridals were shot at her wedding venue, The Milestone Mansion in Aubrey, TX. 

Debbie Slawter Photography

Debbie Slawter Photography

Sara is a former makeup artist herself, so it was such an honor to be her chosen hair and makeup vendor for her wedding - and to be one of her first chosen vendors at that! We gave Sara a soft smokey plum and peach eye paired with MEGA lashes, our signature soft glowing skin and just a hint of blush on her lips (Limelight by Alcone Enduring Lip Color in Creme Brulee - one of our favorites for brides!)

Debbie Slawter Photography

Debbie Slawter Photography

This lush, organic summer bouquet was designed by one of our favorite florists, Holly Viles Design.

We styled Sara's hair in loose tousled waves softly pinned at the nape of her neck with loose curls framing her face.

Thank you so much to Debbie Slawter for sharing these beautiful images with us! We can't wait to see the pics from the wedding day now! 

Ashley and Nico's Wedding

So excited to share the beautiful images from Wiler Weddings of Ashley and Nico's wedding day! 

Ashley's soft, tousled updo is one of my favorites to date! Paired with soft smokey eyes and a glowing complexion, Ashley's look is fresh and pretty and perfect for her rustic elegance wedding at The Springs in Aubrey, TX.

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

I seriously can't get over how gorgeous this bridal party is. It really makes such a difference when the entire party has professionally done hair and makeup. The overall look is cohesive and simply lovely.

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Wiler Weddings

Thanks for lettings us be a part of your big day Ashley! 

Lakeside Elopement Shoot on 100 Layer Cake Today!

Thrilled to see the Romantic Lakeside Elopement Inspiration shoot we collaborated on featured on 100 Layer Cake today! View the full feature here!

Tyler + Lindsey Photography

Tyler + Lindsey Photography

This shoot took place on a rainy day at one of our favorite hidden gem venues, Avalon Legacy Ranch in McKinney, TX. 

Our team's senior hairstylist Marta knocked it out of the park with these soft romantic styles, and truly went above and beyond by styling hair in the mud out of a gondola - ha!

Tyler + Lindsey Photography

Tyler + Lindsey Photography

Huge shout-out to Planner Kari Ellen Events who pulled together this dream team of vendors to make this vision a reality! 

See the 100 Layer Cake Blog for more images and a full breakdown of vendors!

Vendors pictured here:
Photography: Tyler + Lindsey Photography
Floral: Lizzie Bees Flower Shoppe
Dress Designer: Carol Hannah Bridal

Michael & Bianca's Dallas Wedding

What a treat to see these beautiful images from Miranda Marrs Photography and highlight film from Mnemonic Films of Bianca and Michael's wedding this past Fall! 

Miranda Mars Photography

Miranda Mars Photography

The hair and makeup services for this wedding were executed by some of our senior artists including Jamie and Marta. Her tousled half up hairstyle with a little added braid detail and "subtle glam" makeup (soft eyes with dramatic lashes!) is the perfect complement to her blingy fit n flare dress!

See more images from the wedding at the Miranda Marrs Photography blog

Big shoutout to the vendor dream team that helped to pull off this amazing day.  Planner Julie Blakey with Refined Romance, Perkins Chapel at SMU, The Windsor at Hebron Park, Miranda Marrs Photography, CN Catering, Fancy Cakes by Lauren, Fleurs Dallas, Le Force Entertainment, Blue Diamond Limousines and Love Notes Weddings

Check out the highlight film from Mnemonic Films below!

Styled Shoot Behind the Scenes SNEAK PEAK!

I am DYING to share images from a seriously dreamy styled shoot we recently worked on with Kari Ellen Events at one of our favorite venues, Avalon Legacy Ranch!

But, alas, as styled shoots go we must wait to hear back about publication before sharing the images. Sigh.

So, in the meantime, I will leave you with this. I do believe this is the first time our team has applied makeup to and styled hair on a woman while sitting in a canoe :)

Stay tuned for more, hopefully soon! 

Kristin & Mike

Pretty post came today in the way of pro images form Kristin and Mike's December Chapel Anna Villa wedding! You can view the full blog post of images from Tyler + Lindsey here

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Kristin's makeup evoked the holiday season with shades of cranberry and rose gold, with a deep burgundy lip. A perfect look for a winter bride with just the right amount of glamour.

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Mike's face when he saw Kristin was PRICELESS! I love the joy in his expression here. And I also love this shot of Kristin's romantic twisted updo. Soft, romantic... and also practical for hugs, dancing and unpredictable Texas weather!

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That bouquet deserves its own shout-out. Beautiful work by Details Dallas, and her makeup compliments the pops of deep purple perfectly.

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Don't you love convertible bridesmaid dresses? I love that the girls look coordinated but each has a style all their own. Kristin requested her bridesmaids keep their lip color neutral so her bold lip would stand out that much more. I LOVE this idea! By the way, that lip color is Limelight by Alcone Enduring Lip Color in Sugar Plum if you were wondering!

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Still flawless for the exit several hours later. Congratulations Kristin and Mike, and thank you Tyler and Lindsey for sharing these gorgeous images with us! 

Heather's Wedding Video Sneak Peak

Just got to see this wedding film sneak peak from Baysinger Films today! We absolutely adored working with this gorgeous bride with one of our favorite planners, Hitched Events, and venues Highland Park United Methodist Church and Hilton Dallas / Park Cities Hotel! 

Take a look at the film below to see our team in action, and how professionally applied makeup translates to film!

Summer Wedding Hair Inspiration!

The summer can be an ideal time for a wedding. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and it’s the perfect time for a vacation! However, the summer heat comes with its own set of problems when it comes to your wedding hair style. But not to worry! We have over a decade of bridal hair styling experience under our belts to help you tread the line between beautiful and practical with these five gorgeous summer wedding hairstyle ideas.

Hairstyle #1: Textured, Curled Updo

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Best for: Medium length, normal-fine textured, layered hair

Hair style trends right now are largely about showing off fabulous texture that’s wavy, piecey, soft and moveable. These updos feature that must-have texture throughout the hair, finished off with loosely pinned textured curls. This updo can be set off to the side or centered, looks great with a variety of accessories and veils, and also works great if you want to incorporate a fun braid or twist detail. The textured hair will hold up well in heat and humidity, and pinning the hair off of your neck will keep you cool and looking picture perfect for hours after your “I Dos”.
 


Hairstyle #2: Textured, Twisted Updo

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Best for: Medium-long, layered hair. Fine, normal or thick texture

A variation on the Textured, Curled Updo, these hairstyles have all the same benefits while featuring interesting twists and criss-cross features for a look that’s both simple and modern. This look works great as a simple twisted bun, or also as a modern take on the classic French twist!


Hairstyle #3: Soft Pinned Curl Updo

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Best for: Medium-Long layered hair, normal-thick in texture

Pinned curl updos have been around since the invention of the hair pin, but today’s take on this classic style has soft, bouncy curls, interesting twists and loops, touchable piece-y texture and often loose strands for that perfectly “undone” look. Subtle variations of this style allow it to be appropriate for any event, from a barefoot beach wedding to a black tie ballroom affair.


Hairstyle #4: Gathered V Curls

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Best for: Long hair with long layers, medium-thick texture

So you understand that an updo is the more practical choice in the summer, but you LOVE your gorgeous long hair and want to show it off. Consider instead gathering your curls into a tousled “V” shape. This style works amazingly well with strapless and plunging back gowns, can be done with either curly or wavy hair, hair combs, individual sprigs of flowers or hair vines, and it’s also a fun style to incorporate a braid into! Your hair will be securely pinned in place while still being down around your shoulders the way you love it. It’s the perfect happy medium.


Hairstyle #5: Side Swept Meets Side Pony

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Best for: Long hair with long layers, normal-thick in texture.

Another way to wear your hair down, while still having it pinned securely in place, is the “side swept meets side pony” style. This style is more “down” than a pony, yet has more interest than a simple side sweep. Once hair is curled, pulling back a few strategic pieces into interesting loops, twists or braids will keep it secure off your face and neck, while still showing off your gorgeous long locks.