The Romantic Bride
Looks effortless, soft, pretty, sensual. Blends intricate details with whimsical inspirations, flowers in the hair, a sparkle in her eye, kissable lips, as she is ready to be swept away on her wedding day.
For this look I mixed together soft curls and braids. I took the soft texture of the models hair and curled it with a iron wand. Then styled it with layers of interwoven braids, finishing with a low bun at the nape of the neck. I then, topped it all off with face framing tresses.
I wanted a youthful look with pink cheeks, shimmered cheekbones and flawless skin. For my Romantic girl I used Krystal Rose gloss in color sugar plum on her lips, violet gel liner by Krystal Rose on the bottom lash line and smoked out with a violet shadow smudged over. I used a full set of whimsical lashes to make her eyes pop.
A girly girl who demands attention, not afraid of showing off her femininity, always craves, is seductive.
I wanted hair to be touchable, soft, big, with bouncy curls. I completed the look with a sparkling tiara.
I went with a smoky eye, full lashes, winged liner, and a neutral lip giving off a subtle but seductive look.
The Playful Yet Sophisticated Bride
The bride has the duality of elegance and unexpected playfulness. Lady like silhouette, and playful bows give this bride a fun and timeless look.
Her dress reminded me of Kate Spade with the fabric, color, and bow, so I wanted the hair to be smooth with loopy curls pinned up coming to the nape of her neck, with a side bang swept off her face into the updo.
I wanted to take classic elements like the red lip but make it into a berry pink lip so I used vivid crush gloss by Krystal Rose in our luxury gloss line, and mixed it with a vintage style trend like the cat eye, but in a very demure way.
Luke and I met on New Year's Eve in 2008. I was visiting my sister in his hometown--Cortland, NY--and he was home on leave from Iraq. As a matter of fact, his buddies and he had just come from Luke's best friend Shawn's grave. The two joined the army together in 2005, and Shawn didn't make it out.
Luke got out of a cab that night, and I looked into his face and thought he was gorgeous--big, strong, with kind eyes. I gave him my number, and I had never given anyone my number before. He said that he thought I was out of his league.
Nevertheless, we texted and wrote letters, emails, and sent care packages while he was stationed in Alaska and continued while he was deployed in Afghanistan. He completed his service in March of 2010 and moved to the Albany area to be with me.
That following fall, he started taking classes with the GI Bill at HVCC and the Sage Colleges of Albany as a biology major. He is a chemist, and I am an English teacher.
We'd been together a while, but I think that Luke must have known me well enough to know that I'd love to be surprised by an engagement; so we never talked about it, and, on August 15th, Luke decided that we needed a weekend getaway. We packed up the car to go to the 1000 Islands, and he took me to the top of Rock Island Lighthouse (my classroom is filled with lighthouse figurines, drawings, and photographs), and he asked me to be his wife.
He'd chosen the ring, had it designed, and had managed to keep it a secret from everyone--even our parents, until after he asked me.
We're pretty lucky to have found each other, and we're grateful to be planning a special day for our loved ones.