Makeup Artisty by Christy - The Blog
New Year's Eve is a very popular wedding date, and this past years' was no exception! Last year we had the pleasure of working with 3 brides for their NYE weddings, and our beautiful bride Liz was one of them. Because we were fully booked up in the afternoon when Liz first reached out to us, we scheduled her makeup services for 11am. So in these photos below, this makeup was on her face from 11am until past midnight. 13 hours later and her makeup still looked flawless! (Reason #1 why hiring a professional artist is so important!)
I have summer on the brain... I can not wait for the warmth and sunshine! When I start feeling like this, I love to go through some of the wedding photos of our brides from past summers. Something about the combo of love, joy, prettiness, & all that green stuff in the background that makes me feel happy!
Happy March!! After a very long, cold, snowy winter, I am so glad to say that Spring is on it's way! (Along with wedding season, and many more beautiful brides of whom we get to share some of their day with!)
We've received quite a few reviews from our past brides recently, so I decided to log into our listing on WeddingWire to read some of the wonderful things they've said about us. How excited/happy/proud was I when I saw this pop up?
One of the things I love most about my job is getting to meet some pretty awesome people on a regular basis. Vendors, fellow artists, brides and their bridal party members... It's fantastic how many wonderful people I get to meet in this industry! And this gorgeous bride is one of those people. Meet Dana. A beautiful person both inside and out who, months after her wedding, is still managing to bring tears of joy to my eyes (more on that later).
This past summer I had the privilege of witnessing one of my amazing friends of many years get married to a wonderful man. There are special, kind people in this world, and Katie is one of them. I was so happy when she asked us to provide the hair and makeup for her wedding at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA this past August! (And super excited that she chose my friend Alvah Reida to be her photographer for the day!)
Now that bridal season has slowed down a bit, it's time to get caught up on sharing images of some of the stunning brides we've had the pleasure of working on this past year! First up is the blonde bombshell Kaitlyn, who had her wedding this past August at The Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA. This is a favorite venue of mine which we work at quite a bit. It's rustic, romantic, and beautiful, with amazing views of rolling hills that form the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. And the extremely talented Aubrey Greene Photography did a fantastic job capturing all this beauty in these gorgeous photos below (they were all so beautiful I had a hard time narrowing them down to my usual few.. so there's a few more. Ha!). All makeup by our fab artist Betsy. <3
One of the things I love to do most is doll up my daughter, Ciana, who happens to be a high school senior this year. She's never been a girly-girl - in fact she doesn't even wear makeup (how is this child mine? ha!) - so on the rare occasion that I get to do her hair and makeup, I am thrilled!
One thing that I love about doing bridal makeup is the variety of looks I get to do on my brides. Some want glam, some want soft & romantic, and some just want to be a natural, more beautiful version of themselves. Our bride Kelsey, who was married this past summer at the Leicester Country Club, was definitely the latter. She has such a natural statuesque beauty about her that there was no need to do anything dramatic. I lightly contoured her eyes and face, added a pretty soft pink to her lips & cheeks, and gave her an all-over glow with a bit of bronzer and highlighter, while Renee gave her a half-up half-down hairstyle with loose waves. Here are some of the photos from Kelsey's big day, courtesy of Jacqueline Quinn Photography.
We are in the midst of wedding season again, and Wow! does time fly when you're having fun! It was exactly a year ago this coming weekend that we headed off to the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA to create some romantic hair and makeup looks for these 10 gorgeous ladies. I can't believe how quickly time has passed, because I swear it feels like just yesterday that we were dolling these girls up, and having a great time doing so. That's what happens when you love what you do! :-)
A couple months ago we traveled up to Harrington Farm in Princeton, MA to do bridal hair and makeup for Alexandra's early spring wedding on Wachusett Mountain. Many times when a bride has a rustic farm-style wedding they request a less formal hair style and more natural makeup. Alex wanted just the opposite, and boy, did she rock it! She wanted drama on her eyes, so I smoked them out and added some lush, flared lashes, while Renee created a gorgeous low up-do paired with a braid. Who says you can't have drama on your wedding day? The trick is to keep it classic... classy... both!
This past Fall our makeup artist Betsy had the opportunity to do makeup for a super glamorous Great Gatsby-themed wedding at The Providence Biltmore in Providence, RI. The bride, Katie, is a fellow hair & makeup artist (and gorgeous, to boot!), so we were extremely flattered and very happy to have her ask us to play a part in her day. Here are some of the photos from her stunning wedding, by Rebecca Arthurs Photography.
One of the things I love best about what I do, is getting to connect with so many different people on one of the most important days of their lives. And when that person is someone you've known for decades, it's even better!
This past summer we had the pleasure of doing hair & makeup for Liz & David's wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, MA. Not only did we do hair & makeup for the bridal party, but we also did male grooming on all seven men in the groom's party! I have never seen a group of guys so excited to get in my chair & have their makeup done. They were hysterical, and we all had so much fun! And of course... they all look FLAWLESS in their photos.
Us gals at Christy & Co. are very blessed (and proud!) to be a preferred vendor for the Publick House Historic Inn here in Sturbridge. This means we have the pleasure of working A LOT of Publick House weddings, and we love it! This venue receives nothing but the highest of accolades from all of our mutual brides, regardless of the size of their wedding. Now that's the kind of venue we love to work with! (And how about them sticky buns?? Being a Sturbridge townie myself, I make frequent trips to their bakery. Those sticky buns are like crack!)