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7 02, 2017

The Moody Elegance of a Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

By | February 7th, 2017|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding|

Rustic and Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

We all know how exceptionally romantic rainfall can be. We watch as star crossed lovers dance, sing (and ultimately kiss) along the cobblestone streets of Paris in old movies. Couples huddle close under umbrellas. Skip over puddles. Get drenched in the rain. It’s all in good fun, of course; the sentiments of poets and seers have long believed Spring showers are luck charms. They cleanse and refresh for new beginnings. So you can imagine the drizzling enchantment of this floral and candlelight infused Carpinteria, California wedding.

This take from event designer TOAST Santa Barbara… They say it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day, so when you live in California where there’s a never-ending drought, it must mean something extra special to get that day full of drizzle! Stephanie and Kevin wanted a day that would feel unique to them and their style as a couple and to create a warm and fun atmosphere for their guests. They decided the incredibly beautiful Villa Sevillano would be the perfect place to host their friends and family. With its lush gardens and Italian architecture, it set the tone for an elegant and intimate weekend.

Rustic and Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

Rustic and Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

Rustic and Romantic Rainy Day Wedding

Sweet, isn’t it?

See more this fresh and elegant wedding over on Style Me Pretty!

Photography: Lacie Hansen |Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Venue: Villa Sevillano | Brides shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: South Coast Jewelers- Custom Ring | Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup using THM Hair Extensions in color Nicole |Event Planing, Design and Floral: TOAST Santa Barbara | Grooms Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

23 01, 2017

Enchanting San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

By | January 23rd, 2017|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding|

Enchanting San Ysidro Ranch wedding feature on Style Me Pretty

There’s a reason why Ysidro Ranch, nestled in the Santa Barbara alcove of Montecito, is a wedding destination hot spot…the charming landscape enchants.  World renowned for its storybook elegance, it’s top on wishlists.  And time and again, Style Me Pretty selects the créme de la créme from it. Like this romantic alfresco wedding…

From the Bride… We envisioned our wedding to be modern, traditional and elegant. We chose the San Ysidro Ranch for it’s storied history, privacy, romantic, intimate and scenic location. Because only our immediate families were in attendance, we opted for a formal and elegant affair serenaded by an acoustic duo under the stars. We enjoyed a caviar and champagne cocktail hour, followed by a fine wine pairing and a five course dinner with accompaniment of amuse bouche and an intermezzo.

It was truly an affair to remember from the exchanging of our vows on the lower lawn, to the decadent sit-down dinner, chandeliers hanging from the branches above us creating a whimsical setting. The enchanting glow of the candles, lavish table settings, aromatic fragrance from the lush floral arraignments complimenting the aroma of the fine cuisine. Laughter coupled with the cheers and speeches and background music creating a magical evening to remember. We are exceedingly happy and pleased that our dreams were executed so flawlessly.

Enchanting San Ysidro Ranch wedding - Style Me Pretty feature

See more on Style Me Pretty!

Photography: Michelle Beller | Event Design: La Fete | Floral Design: Cody Floral Design | Hair and Makeup: Nicole (makeup) + Mar (hair) TEAM Hair and Makeup | Venue: San Ysidro Ranch |

6 01, 2017

Glamorous and Romantic Whispering Rose Ranch Wedding

By | January 6th, 2017|Real Wedding|

Nestled amidst over 80 acres of rustic brilliance, the all inclusive estate venue Whispering Rose Ranch’s unparalleled vista overlooks the Central Coast’s natural treasure of Santa Ynez Valley…a breathtaking backdrop for this most romantic and glamorous wedding. Have a peek at how the bride’s luminous beauty is matched only by the stunning natural landscape that surrounded this charming celebration.

See more on our Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!

Video by Nineteen Studios / Photography: Feather and Stone / Venue: Whispering Rose Ranch / Event Planner: A Good Affair / Floral Design: Blue Magnolia 

4 01, 2017

Cover Feature of Editor Kim Wiseley’s Wedding in Flutter Magazine

By | January 4th, 2017|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding, Spotlight|

Cover Feature of Editor Kim Wiseley's Santa Ynez Wedding in Flutter Magazine

We adore Flutter Magazine. Dedicated to couture wedding and event artistry, it’s a curated collection of chic celebrations for both brides and pretty party purveyors alike. There is an artful approach to every story told through fresh ideas, details and imagery…Every issue is packed with 100 pages of pretty (real weddings, small gatherings, recipes, DIY’s, and more!) that are sure to set your heart aflutter. And that’s exactly what the magazine’s editor, Kim Wiseley, did for us with her Santa Ynez, California wedding. The dynamic planner-florist duo, Joy Proctor and Amy Osaba, orchestrated the most pristinely lovely elements throughout, set amongst the ever gorgeous Sunstone Winery backdrop, and beautifully captured by inspiring photographer Jose Villa. We are beyond proud to have styled Kim’s hair + makeup and, as an added bonus, land the cover of Issue No. 12 – Special Edition. A dream come true…

Cover Feature of Editor Kim Wiseley's Santa Ynez Wedding in Flutter Magazine

Cover Feature of Editor Kim Wiseley's Santa Ynez Wedding in Flutter Magazine

Via Flutter Magazine / Photographer: Jose Villa / Event Planner: Joy Proctor / Floral Design: Amy Osaba /  Venue: Sunstone Winery / Beauty: Nicole (makeup) + Kita (hair) for TEAM

31 12, 2016

New Year’s Eve Wedding feature on Carats and Cake

By | December 31st, 2016|Featured Press, Real Wedding, Spotlight|

New Year's Eve Wedding feature on Carats and Cake

As 2016 comes to a close, we here at TEAM Hair + Makeup and THM Hair Extensions would like to offer up confetti of appreciation for you who have trusted us on your most special day, you who have followed along as our company continues to expand, and you who have featured our work in blogs, magazines, and on Best Of lists. We are so very thankful for this and so much more. Wishing you all the most peaceful and celebratory New Year!

P.S. And how about this festive New Year’s Eve wedding over on Carats and Cake? Beauty and Fun for the win!

30 12, 2016

A Picturesque Malibu Wedding and Galia Lahav Adorned Bride

By | December 30th, 2016|Makeup, Real Wedding|

A Picturesque Malibu Wedding and Galia Lahav Adorned Bride

There are a myriad of details involved in the creation of a magical wedding; least not, the love between the wedded two. Three key elements that made for this gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch celebration? Swoon-worthy Malibu backdrop…Check. Jaw-dropping Galia Lahav wedding gown…Check! Blushing bride…Check. And did we mention the gown?! Scroll through these gorgeous captures by Jana Williams Photography for some true style envy…

A Picturesque Malibu Wedding and Galia Lahav Adorned Bride

A Picturesque Malibu Wedding and Galia Lahav Adorned Bride

A Picturesque Malibu Wedding and Galia Lahav Adorned Bride

A Picturesque Malibu Wedding and Galia Lahav Adorned Bride

A Picturesque Malibu Wedding and Galia Lahav Adorned Bride

Lovely, yes?

[Beauty by Nicole + Bailey of TEAM using THM Hair Extensions in color Felicia]

26 12, 2016

Romantic Winter Bridal Style with Bel Aire Bridal

By | December 26th, 2016|Photo shoot|

romantic winter bridal style- bel aire bridal / photography by kurt boomer

Winter’s charm plays out in the romance of nostalgia. It’s vintage meets timeless meets unparalleled ethereal beauty. We teamed up with photographer Kurt Boomer and stylist Joy Proctor to showcase this, Bel Aire Bridal’s most exquisite collection. Here’s a peek into just how the simplicity of design can be spellbinding…

romantic winter bridal style- bel aire bridal / photography by kurt boomer

romantic winter bridal style- bel aire bridal / photography by kurt boomer

All hair and makeup beauty by our Creative Director Mar using THM Hair Extensions using in color Emma.

20 12, 2016

Floral Beauty Hairstyles with Flutter Magazine

By | December 20th, 2016|Featured, Featured Press|

Floral beauty hairstyles with Flutter Magazine

Baby, it’s cold outside! (Unless, of course, you’re in Australia…or Southern California, in which case it’s more like, “Baby, it’s kind of chilly outside!”) But if you’re in need of a reminder that warmth will prevail, we’ve got you covered with nature’s luscious burst of colors and this Flutter Magazine collaboration. We teamed up with Flutter, Jon Cu Photography, and Yasmine Floral Design to bring you this collective of delightfully hopeful images to inspire hairstyle ideas with a cluster of flowers that will brighten any day…

Floral beauty hairstyles with Flutter Magazine

Floral beauty hairstyles with Flutter Magazine Floral beauty hairstyles with Flutter Magazine Floral beauty hairstyles with Flutter Magazine Floral beauty hairstyles with Flutter Magazine  Floral beauty hairstyles with Flutter Magazine Lovely, aren’t they?

[Rings + Lingerie]

14 12, 2016

The Best and Most Beautiful Real Weddings of 2016 / Style Me Pretty Spotlight

By | December 14th, 2016|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding, Spotlight|

Makeup's spotlight on Style Me Pretty

Imagine the heart flutters to be in on the party, named one of The Best + Most Beautiful Real Weddings of 2016 on Style Me Pretty. Okay now imagine being featured for hair and makeup not once, but FOUR times, on that list. Yep. We’re pretty elated over here. Want to see which brides made the cut? Well you’re in luck. Without further adieu…

Makeup's spotlight on Style Me Pretty

Makeup's spotlight on Style Me Pretty

Makeup's spotlight on Style Me Pretty

And, while you’re here, scroll through this blog for all of our Best of and Featured Spotlights of 2016. They’ll make your heart flip, we promise…

See all of the beautiful weddings featured over on Style Me Pretty!

Photography credits: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

9 12, 2016

2017 Bridal Beauty Looks to Inspire / Style Me Pretty Features Mar

By | December 9th, 2016|Featured Press, Makeup, Makeup Tips, Spotlight|

2017 Bridal Beauty Looks to Inspire / Featuring TEAM's Creative Director, Mar, on her tips and tricks for hair and makeup styling - photography by Matthew Ree

It’s Friday, folks! And our very own Mar is heading up today’s Instagram Takeover on Style Me Pretty. She’ll be offering tips and tricks for hair and makeup styling, based on her feature in SMP’s 2017 Bridal Beauty Looks to Inspire (soooo good). Here’s a sneak peek into her tips for smoky eyes + crazy, fun hair…

Consider natural tones when applying “smokey” eyeshadow colors to your eyes. We like less smoke and more lashes – we LOVE fun and flirty false eyelashes! This is the key to this soft, yet dramatic, look. THM Hair Extensions were added in for the tousled “down do”. We waved the hair with a one-inch iron, wrapping wide pieces around the barrel and then allowed the hair to cool before literally tossing her hair up and down! Pin the sides up and you have some sexy waves, which will stay out of your face throughout your wedding. Or use the volume and texture to create an amazing braided updo for later (dancing time?!).

See a whole bunch more over on Style Me Pretty!