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!

Bridal hair and makeup for Starting Gate at GreatHorse weddingBridal hair and makeup for Starting Gate at GreatHorse weddingOur hair designer Chelsea created a beautiful high bun for Chrissy’s bridal look. Paired with a soft, natural makeup look with just a touch of drama on the eyes, Chrissy was a truly classic bride.Bridal hair and makeup for Starting Gate at GreatHorse weddingBridal hair and makeup for Starting Gate at GreatHorse weddingBridal hair and makeup for Starting Gate at GreatHorse wedding Continue reading “Classic Hair & Makeup for Chrissy’s Western MA Wedding | The Starting Gate at GreatHorse | Hampden, MA”

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!!

The Knot Best of Weddings 2017 award   WeddingWire 2017 Couples' Choice Award

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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Makeup for Amanda’s Western MA Wedding | Lord Jeffery Inn | Amherst, MA

It’s kind of crazy how time flies by! We were working one of our weddings this past weekend and was so happy to see our former bride Amanda there, as one of the bridesmaids. I couldn’t believe it had already been a year since her Fall wedding at The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, MA! It’s definitely time to share some photos from her wedding day, courtesy of Seth Kaye Photography. Our makeup artist Betsy did a gorgeous job on her makeup, which was a beautiful natural bridal makeup look.

Bridal makeup for Lord Jeffery Inn weddingThis next image is one of my favorites. Ever. I love a photo that shows the happiness our clients feel when seeing the look we created for them for the first time on their wedding day.

Bridal makeup for Lord Jeffery Inn weddingBridal makeup for Lord Jeffery Inn weddingAmanda has beautiful freckles. Our airbrush makeup technique allows us to minimize any imperfections while allowing the beauty of her skin to show through. So natural and so gorgeous!

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Susan’s Early Fall Wedding | Harrington Farm | Princeton, MA

Fall is just around the corner, and I know so many people are looking forward to the cooler temps! It’s been a hot, humid summer here in southern New England. As we think wistfully of autumn, look at some gorgeous photos of Susan’s wedding last Fall at Harrington Farm in Princeton, MA.

Susan has big, beautiful doe eyes, so I knew I wanted to make those the focus of her bridal look. Paired with a pretty nude lip and cheek, her wedding makeup look was beautiful and feminine with a hint of drama. For her hair, Susan chose a half up, half down style that was pulled back into a twist with soft flowing curls, secured with a floral hairpiece that matched the flowers in her bouquet. She looked stunning!

Here are some beautiful images from her wedding, by Scott Metzger of Metzger Studios (he always takes such wonderful beauty shots of hair & makeup!).

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Caroline’s 4th of July Wedding | The International Golf Club | Bolton, MA

With the 4th of July right around the corner, I figured today would be a great time to share some photos from Caroline’s 4th of July nuptials last year. Caroline’s wedding was held at The International Golf Club in Bolton, MA and incorporated some really cute American 4th of July themed touches (I especially loved the guys’ socks!). Her makeup look was fresh and flawless, and her hair was pinned back in a beautiful low updo, which is perfect for hot summer days. Here are some photos from her wedding, captured by Kristen Jane Photography.

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Makeup and Hair for Emily’s Beautiful CT Wedding | Mansion at Bald Hill | Woodstock, CT

One of the best things about working in the wedding industry is having the opportunity to see all the amazing details brides put into their big day. I see so many beautiful things! Of course, this also makes it difficult, as I often find myself wishing I had done things differently for my own wedding. It’s as though I’m constantly planning wedding #2 in my head. Ha ha! (My husband will be thrilled to know this…) Emily’s wedding in the quiet corner of northeast Connecticut is a perfect example of that. The Clark Chapel at the Pomfret School where she said her vows? Stunning! (Seriously, how did I not know about this place?) And her dress…. Absolutely gorgeous.

Here are some photos from Emily’s beautiful CT wedding, by Nathan Oldham Photography, showing the hair and makeup Renee and Betsy created for her big day.

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Love that bright lip!

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Catherine and Rachel’s Harrington Farm Wedding – Princeton, MA

I am so excited to share these gorgeous images and video from Catherine and Rachel’s wedding last year! These two beautiful women celebrated their marriage at Harrington Farm in Princeton, MA. Our team worked with a large number of people – 9 for makeup and 14 for hair – so it was a busy but wonderful day! Here are some of my favorite images, showing the boho-chic hair & makeup styles our artists Alexandra, Leanne, Chelsea and Renee created for this special day.

Bridal hair and makeup for Harrington Farm weddingBridal hair and makeup for Harrington Farm weddingLook at the gorgeous eye makeup look Alexandra gave Catherine! So natural, yet stunning.Bridal hair and makeup for Harrington Farm weddingBridal hair and makeup for Harrington Farm weddingAnd the wrap-around braid that Chelsea created for Cat… Perfection!Bridal hair and makeup for Harrington Farm weddingNotice how natural and subtle Rachel’s makeup was – just enough to even out skin tone and photograph perfectly. Didn’t our artist Leanne do a fantastic job on her? One of the concerns we hear quite often when booking same-sex weddings is that one of the women doesn’t normally wear makeup, so they don’t want to LOOK like they are wearing it on their wedding day either. Renee did a fabulous job on Rachel’s hair as well!  Continue reading “Catherine and Rachel’s Harrington Farm Wedding – Princeton, MA”

Makeup for Christmas Wedding | Publick House Historic Inn | Sturbridge, MA

Since it’s just after the holiday, and there’s a forecast for snow in the next couple days, I figured today would be a perfect time to share images from Lindsay’s beautiful Christmas wedding, held at the Publick House Historic Inn here in Sturbridge, MA. We’ve had the pleasure of working numerous weddings for this group of ladies. Years ago one was a bridesmaid in a wedding I did, and then one of them was getting married… and then more got married… and we were honored to be the ones to provide bridal beauty services for all of their events! (How much do I love that?!)

For her own wedding, Lindsay opted for a natural bridal makeup look, which looked gorgeous on her. I added a hint of shimmer to her eyes and cheekbones to give off a bit of glow and reflect the lights used as decor around her reception. The whole thing looked magical!

Here are some photos from Lindsay’s wedding, taken by Binaryflips Photography.

Bridal makeup for Lindsay's Christmas wedding at Publick House Historic Inn

Bridal makeup for Lindsay's Christmas wedding at Publick House Historic Inn

Bridal makeup for Lindsay's Christmas wedding at Publick House Historic Inn

Bridal photos in the snow?! Oh yes! What every Christmas bride dreams of!

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