Makeup for Laura’s North Shore Wedding | Beauport Hotel | Gloucester, MA

Yourself, but better. It truly is the key to a timeless wedding makeup look. Dewy skin. Blush pink cheeks and lips. Flirty lashes. That bridal glow. The look you’ll love when looking at your wedding photos 20 years from now. This is the look Laura wanted for her North Shore wedding at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester, MA. And that’s the look our artist Alexandra gave her. Simply gorgeous!

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Natural Bridal Beauty for Berkshire Wedding | Chesterwood | Stockbridge MA

Some of the most beautiful weddings we have had the honor of being a part of are backyard-style weddings. And what place better than the hills and gardens of the Berkshires? Erica had her ceremony in the stunning gardens of Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA, and celebrated her reception under a tent in the backyard of the groom’s family’s Berkshire home.

We created a natural, yet romantic hair & makeup look for the bride, to fit in with the more casual garden style wedding she had planned. Her are some photos from her gorgeous wedding day.

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Dreamy Wedding Hair and Makeup | Quonquont Farm | Whately MA

I just love being able to see photos from our past brides’ weddings! I came across some images from Karina’s western MA wedding at Quonquont Farm in Whately last month, and they are so dreamy! Look at how beautiful she looked? Her half up/half down hair style fit her perfectly, and her natural but slightly amped up makeup look put just the right amount of focus on her eyes. So pretty!

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Congratulations Karina! <3

Photos by Mark Spooner Photography

Venue: Quonquont Farm in Whately, MA

Makeup: Betsy of Christy & Co.

Hair: Chelsea of Christy & Co.

 

Voluminous Curls & Smoky Eyes for Jamie’s Wedding | The Barn at Wight Farm | Sturbridge, MA

On the right person, I love a sexy, glam bridal look. Smoky eyes. Bombshell voluminous hair. Not everyone can pull this off. But Jamie? Oh, Jamie pulled it off. Take a peek at this gorgeous look that our makeup artist Betsy and hair designer Chelsea created for Jamie’s wedding at The Barn at Wight Farm here in historic Sturbridge, MA. {Images by the always fabulous Bunnell Photography}

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How do you want your hair and makeup to look after several hours and shedding tears during your wedding? Perfect? We’ve got that covered. (We started hair & makeup at 7:30am that day, and it was warm and humid in August!) Continue reading “Voluminous Curls & Smoky Eyes for Jamie’s Wedding | The Barn at Wight Farm | Sturbridge, MA”

Wedding Makeup for Beth’s Elegant Omni Hotel Wedding | Providence, RI

Whenever a bride comes to us based upon a referral from Alvah Reida Photography, I get excited. His photos are stunning (as you will soon see), so much so that it’s difficult to pick out just a few images to share. He captures emotion perfectly, with a balance of traditional portraiture and artistic style that is simply beautiful. And this bride in particular, Beth, was so lovely to work with! She’s a beauty both inside and out, and it was wonderful to spend the morning with her, both moms, and her 7 supporting ladies. We provided our makeup services at the groom’s parent’s estate in Shrewsbury, MA where all the formal photos were also taken.

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She’s stunning, isn’t she?

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Natural and Romantic Wedding Makeup and Hair | The Log Cabin | Holyoke, MA

The Log Cabin is a very popular wedding venue here in western MA, due in large part to the panoramic view of the Berkshires from it’s outdoor ceremony location. A naturally beautiful outdoor setting pairs very well with soft and natural wedding makeup and hair. Think relaxed and romantic, a soft blush on the skin from the sunlight, while hair blows effortlessly in the breeze. This is the look our bride Liane chose for her wedding, and it was absolutely perfect!

Our day started off by prepping 11 beautiful women at the D. Hotel & Suites in Holyoke.

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Such a beautifully natural makeup look, with just a touch of black liner to make Liane’s blue-green eyes pop!

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Classic Hair & Makeup for Chrissy’s Western MA Wedding | The Starting Gate at GreatHorse | Hampden, MA

We are so excited to share images from our first wedding at The Starting Gate at GreatHorse, one of Western Massachusetts’s newest wedding venues! We had heard such wonderful things about this venue and were looking forward to having the opportunity to work weddings there, so it was super exciting when bride Chrissy reached out to us to do the hair and makeup for her GreatHorse wedding. The venue is just over half an hour away from our studio, perched on a beautiful mountaintop with gorgeous ceremony and reception views. These photos by Jen Walts Photography capture everything so beautifully – the venue, the hair, the makeup, the love!

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Best Wedding Makeup and Hair Design – 7 Years in a Row!

We are thrilled to announce that Christy & Co. has received two more awards! We have been awarded The Knot’s Best Of Weddings 2017 Award for Bridal Beauty and WeddingWire’s 2017 Couples’ Choice Award for Wedding Beauty Services. This is our 7th year in a row for receiving these awards, and makes us the most highly awarded bridal beauty team in the area. Go team, go!!

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Airbrush Makeup for Taylor’s Backyard Wedding at her Parent’s Estate | Longmeadow, MA

This past summer we had the honor of working with a gorgeous bride for her wedding at her parent’s estate in Longmeadow, MA. Taylor grew up in this house, playing on the property as a child, and always knew she would one day like to have her wedding there as well. The yard is meticulously landscaped, and the gardens maintained by Taylor’s mom herself. It was such a beautiful location! The details were stunning. It was exciting to be able to do makeup for Taylor and her bridal party in the house while overlooking the backyard, and being able to watch everything come together!

Here are some photos of Taylor and her beautiful bridal party, with natural makeup looks we created to fit the outdoor formal occasion. Our makeup services got a 45 minute late start due to the party having their hair done off location at a salon, but we were able to make up for the delay and had everyone ready right on time as planned! (This is unfortunately something that happens quite frequently when hair is done in a salon. We always recommend having hair done at the same location as makeup to prevent any delays to an already stressful day!)

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Makeup for Sarah’s Colonial Hotel Wedding | Gardner, MA

I love when I have the opportunity to work with brides from my hometown! Sarah is several years younger than me, but seeing as I am the oldest of 7 siblings, if someone grew up in little ol’ Auburn, MA, chances are, someone knows someone from my family, and that was the case with this beauty. My brother told me what a sweetheart Sarah was, and he was not wrong! As I was doing her makeup at her trial run she recanted stories of her childhood with my brothers, and even visiting with one of them not too long ago. Unfortunately, as is the case with too many others, Sarah had a not-so-good experience at a trial run with another makeup artist prior to reaching out to me. Fortunately it was our hometown connection that got her in touch with me, and I’m so happy it did. It’s always so great to be another part of a local bride’s memories!

Sarah wanted a dramatic but bridal appropriate look for her fairy-tale wedding day. I created a shimmery, contoured eye on her, and paired it with black liner & lashes and a sheer pink cheek and lip. The overall feel was pretty and romantic but with a hint of drama. Here’s a peek at the look we created at her trial run at my studio.

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As you’ll see in the gorgeous wedding images below, makeup tends to photograph differently under various lighting conditions. This is why we do recommend going a bit heavier than usual so that in natural light your makeup doesn’t completely disappear!

Here are some photos from Sarah’s beautiful wedding, courtesy of The Ewings Photography Studio.

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