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14 03, 2018

Gorgeous Hair and Makeup for California Bride Featured on Once Wed

By | March 14th, 2018|Featured, Makeup, Real Wedding|

California wedding hair and makeup, featured on Once Wed

Such beauty in these moments captured by For the Love of It on Once Wed.

More from the bride…

For our wedding, Duncan and I knew we wanted a formal but relaxed vibe. We weren’t sure what that looked like when we started planning, but the dress I chose epitomized that feel. It had both a structure and a playful movement to it. Beyond that, we weren’t sure of the details, other than we knew there had to be lots of dancing, and donuts! Thankfully our wedding planner was a rockstar. She would take any idea we had, and bring it to life in a beautiful way.

California wedding hair and makeup, featured on Once Wed

Photography For the Love of It | Event Planner/Stylist Emily Day Wenzlau | Floral Design Blomma Bloem Designs | Dress Gabrielle by Leanne Marshall | Hair & Makeup Kita + Marla at TEAM Hair & Makeup

21 02, 2018

Brides Feature / A Stunning Garden Wedding

By | February 21st, 2018|Featured, Real Wedding|

Brides garden wedding bridesmaids

All the resplendence of a garden wedding, at Santa Barbara’s own Villa Sevillano with planner Laurel and Rose at the helm and photographed by Kate Holstein, as featured in Brides

Ashley wanted to create a glamorous jungle vibe inside the tent, so strands of vines were strung from the ceiling. Mirrored tables and gold chairs added a subtle Art Deco vibe, kept in check with organic arrangements that featured tendrils of greenery sneaking around the place settings. “We wanted our wedding to be a mix of elegance, chic simplicity, and fun,” says the bride. 

Brides garden wedding bridal portrait

Brides garden wedding

Want to see more of this happy couple? Of course you do! Click here!

Beauty: Marla (makeup) and Kita (hair)  | Gown: Vera Wang  |  Floral Design: Toast + High Camp Supply

21 02, 2018

A Beautiful Ojai, California Sunset Wedding (and the Glowing Bride)

By | February 21st, 2018|Featured, Real Wedding|

Glowing Ojai, California bride with natural hair and makeup

At TEAM, we believe in enhancing- not masking-one’s natural beauty. Case in point, this radiant bride…she simply glows, doesn’t she?  The couple’s sunset wedding, photographed by Jake Anderson, is featured on Style Me Pretty.  Here the groom shares why they chose an Ojai, California destination for the celebration…

We picked Ojai because it’s gorgeous, magical, and peaceful. Nicole grew up in California and goes back every chance she gets. Nicole introduced John to Ojai years ago and since then they go back at least once every year. When I proposed to Nicole, it was at 6am in the morning before we were headed to the airport to go to California to celebrate being together for 10 years. While we were in California we almost eloped but instead decided that it was the perfect way to share our favorite place with all of our friends and family that live across the country.

Glowing Ojai, California bride with natural hair and makeup Glowing Ojai, California bride with natural hair and makeup

Read more about this lovely duo and their wedding over on Style Me Pretty!

Beauty: Marla (makeup) and Kita (hair) using THM Hair Extensions in color Nicole  | Event Planner: Details, Darling  | Floral Design: Plenty of Petals  |  Gown: Ines Di Santo

8 02, 2018

Destination I Do Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Inspiration Feature

By | February 8th, 2018|Featured, Featured Press, Photo shoot|

Destination I Do Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Inspiration

For the love of all things destination weddings…the majestic and the beautiful scenery, florals and confetti, Spring and Summer months…we celebrate with this happy spread in the latest issue of Destination I Do magazine. (And you won’t want to miss the dress that wears like a blooming bouquet. Yes, please!)

Destination I Do Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Inspiration

Destination I Do Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding InspirationDestination I Do Spring/Summer 2018 Wedding Inspiration

How very gorgeous!

Vendors: Beauty: TEAM’s Nicole | Photography: Rebecca Yale | Design: Toast Santa Barbara | Flowers: Florabundance Inc + Rose Story Farm | Models: Delaney Sager + Kevin Clough | Dresses: Monique Lhuillier |
Tuxedo: Sene Studio | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Earrings + Crown: Hushed Commotion | Rings: Susie Saltzman | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Welcome Boxes: Salt and Pepper Co | Cake: Lele Patisserie |Venue Sketch: Silver Fox Calligraphy | Invitations + Place cards: Lotus and Ash | Runners + Linens: La Tavola Linen | China + Glassware: The Ark | Furniture Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
19 01, 2018

Beautifully Lush and Vibrant Santa Barbara Wedding

By | January 19th, 2018|Featured, Real Wedding|

Beautiful Santa Barbara Wedding

Have seen seen this beautiful Santa Barbara wedding, featured this past week over on Magnolia Rouge? It’s all kinds of lush and lovely…

Summer & the outdoors were our driving force for Ashley & Will’s Santa Barbara wedding. Being in the wedding industry herself the bride wanted to ensure she could still surprise her friends and guests with a few things. Having always dreamt of a destination wedding where family & friends could gather and relax over a few days, heading to the California coast offered them all they wanted. Held at BACARA RESORT the reception took place on their outdoor lawn space which feels like you’re enclosed in an intimate garden thanks to the surrounding tall hedges. Using rustic farmhouse tables with plenty of lush greenery and vibrant florals the overall look epitomised a summer soiree. Of course with summer comes some delicious food choices and their guests were treated to fish tacos, sliders and other California inspired dishes.

Beautiful Santa Barbara Wedding

Beautiful Santa Barbara Wedding

See more stunning images and the Q&A here!

TEAM beauty: Marla (makeup) and Kita (hair) using THM Hair Extensions


22 12, 2017

A Wedding Planner’s Exquisite Ojai, California Nuptials

By | December 22nd, 2017|Featured, Featured Press, Real Wedding|

A Wedding Planner's Exquisite Ojai, California Nuptials

When a wedding planner designs her own nuptials, expectations from the peanut gallery tend to be high. And this Ojai, California wedding of bride (and, yes, planner) Cassandra Bette surpassed all flair with rarely matched beauty. Of course, Martha Weddings thought so, too. Some highlights from the feature, including their lovely wedding film, below…

That old yarn about the cobbler’s children going barefoot rang true for event coordinator Cassandra Herschenfeld. She’d spent about six years planning weddings (including working with industry legend Mindy Weiss), but hadn’t been married herself. “I was recently out of another relationship, and in a place where I was asking everyone to set me up,” she says. Enter Ben Katz, the colleague of one of Cassandra’s grooms. When they met on a blind date at a bar in Manhattan’s West Village, “we talked and laughed for four hours!” she recalls. Ben, who works in finance, says, “she has this laugh that takes over a room.”

After a year of planning, the couple wed under a century-old oak tree in front of 187 guests at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa on August 19, 2017. The weekend celebration felt like exactly what Ben had asked for: “an adult summer camp with a fantastic party in the middle.” They incorporated many Jewish traditions and updated others—including circling each other, instead of the bride circling the groom. 

How beautiful is that? We think it’s very.

A Wedding Planner's Exquisite Ojai, California Nuptials

Peep more over on Martha Weddings!

Photography: Amy and Stuart | Beauty: Mar using THM Hair Extensions

22 11, 2017

TEAM Spotlight / Primary Hair and Makeup Stylist Chelsea

By | November 22nd, 2017|Spotlight|

TEAM Hair and Makeup stylist Chelsea

In a sea of hair and makeup stylists, few have the talent in both hair and makeup that TEAM’s Primary Stylist Chelsea exudes.  A straight shooter, fun and easy going, she’s also our most frequent traveling artist. Read on to find out what her advice would be for her 13 year old self, the value of loving our adult selves, and what she craves in her down time…

TEAM title: Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist 
1. What do you like best about the age you are now? I like that I’ve stopped caring about other people’s opinions about me. In middle and high school my identity was heavily influenced by what other people thought- I feel much more at home in my own skin and confident as I get older. 
TEAM Hair and Makeup stylist Chelsea
2. What advice do you wish you could give your 13 year old self? Nothing that feels like a big deal right now is actually a big deal at all. 
3. What is the most exciting thing about your work industry? I love that beauty is extremely conceptual and variable. I love talking to people, and it’s very cliche for a stylist to say this , however, I love making people feel good about themselves. We’re currently a very sensitive community and constantly comparing ourselves to other people – especially with our cultural addiction to social media – I like making people feel in love with who they already are. 
TEAM Hair and Makeup stylist Chelsea
4. Your favorite on-site wedding location is… I love Napa Valley + Santa Barbara for the beautiful, lush landscapes 
5. When you’re not working, you love to do…the most. cook, read, write, travel, call my grandmother & hang out with my love + 2 cats
TEAM Hair and Makeup stylist Chelsea
6. Go-to song/TV show/movie… Song: Bring it on Home to Me – Sam Cooke | TV show: The Pizza Show on Viceland | Movie : Thelma and Louise 
7. If you could work on any wedding anywhere in the world, what would it be? Sicily + the South of France
Thank you so much, Chelsea…We love having you as part of our TEAM! Follow along on our  TEAM Instagram and on Chelsea’s Instagram for more inspiring peeks!
30 10, 2017

Creative Collaboration: The Four Elements

By | October 30th, 2017|Photo shoot, Spotlight|

You’ve seen our creative collaborative project with Claire Pettibone, but now… sit back and enjoy this stirring short film, The Four Elements. The grace, the depth of beauty…it has us all revelling in dreamland.

Courtesy of This Modern RomanceCatalyst Creative SocietyType A Society, Mar and Chelsea of TEAM using THM Hair Extensions and Siren Floral Company

The Four Elements from Anna Lord Studio