27 01, 2015

10 Fresh Hair & Makeup Looks Featured on Style Me Pretty!

By |2015-01-27T12:15:12+00:00January 27th, 2015|Featured|

When beauty guru Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup offers to dish out tips, you listen with all ears and pen in hand. And today, SMPers, Mar is walking us through 10 beauty looks that’ll have you ready for your wedding day close-up so you better believe we’re taking notes. Click below and let the beauty inspiration begin!

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A TWIST ON THE CLASSICS
“Romantic, soft swept hair is all the go this season. Although pinning to stay throughout the big day is key, keeping the hair loose with just a spritz of hairspray will keep the look soft and natural in your photos. Piece by piece this style was placed just so for some added texture.” -Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSE VILLA / HAIR & MAKEUP BY TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP

 

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TEXTURED AND TO THE SIDE
“Simplicity meets tradition in this unique style. Layering hair makes for a sweep of the bangs, accompanied by a curly side ponytail giving the bride a playful yet timeless look.” -Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSE VILLA PHOTOGRAPHY / HAIR & MAKEUP BY TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP

 

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BRAIDS, WAVES & VOLUME
“We love us a little detail to the hair! And for 2015 it’s all about combining braids with waves and volume for a completely unique look.” -Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSE VILLA / HAIR & MAKEUP BY TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP

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SOFT SIMPLICITY
“Did someone say natural? A good blowout with only pinch of volume hair powder and a few large barrel waves makes for a style that’s equal parts simple and sweet.” -Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSE VILLA / HAIR & MAKEUP BY TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP

 

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SOFT AND SIDE SWEPT
“A side swept bun and a “swoop” bang are all you need for classic with a pinch of glam. Soft curls throughout the bun add some detail without the over-done look.” -Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSE VILLA / HAIR & MAKEUP BY TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP

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TRADITIONAL TOPKNOT
“An wrapped high bun placed on the very top of the head creates a high fashion look!” – Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSE VILLA PHOTOGRAPHY / HAIR & MAKEUP BY TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP

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FLOWER GIRL
“Boho braids meets Frida Kahlo in this colorful ‘do! Intertwining a silk ribbon within the style will give a more festive feel, but don’t be afraid to loosen up the braid for a more natural look.” -Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
“This style only adds to the beauty of this bride! By perfectly framing her face the hair is pulled back with volume on the top only and curled piece by piece into an elegant half up, half down do.” -Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSE VILLA / HAIR & MAKEUP BY TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP

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CHIC CHIGNON
“Sometimes all you need is a low chignon with no bells or whistles! Framing the face gives a softness to the hair and makes a classic bride a more elegant one.” -Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSE VILLA PHOTOGRAPHY / EVENT DESIGN + PRODUCTION BY JOY DE VIVRE WEDDING COORDINATION / FLORAL DESIGN BY FLORETTE FLOWER DESIGN / HAIR & MAKEUP BY TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP

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SKY HIGH AND STRUCTURED
“Wanna wow them on the big day? It’s all about high structured buns, placed just so. With a little help of hair extensions for fullness and a touch of shine spray, this style is sure to impress.” -Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSE VILLA / HAIR & MAKEUP BY TEAM HAIR AND MAKEUP

6 01, 2015

Trukee Wedding by Catherine Hall Featured on Tahoe Unveiled!

By |2015-01-06T13:08:06+00:00January 6th, 2015|Featured|

TRUCKEE RIVER WEDDING BY CATHERINE HALL STUDIOS

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Lizzie and Keith’s Lake Tahoe wedding is one of those weddings that pairs classic styling with a breathtaking setting and a seasonal, locally inspired menu (from D’lish Catering). A combination for the perfect destination wedding. Set along the Truckee River near Lake Tahoe, the couples celebration is completely gorgeous and incorporates so many Tahoe wedding elements that we love: a pole tent, cross back chairs (similar chairs found at Camelot Party Rentals) , and green garland. The fiercely talented Catherine Hall captured the day beautifully in the gallery below and tells the couples story.
Be sure to scroll through to see the heartfelt wedding video by Elysium Productions at the end of the post.

How They Met
As Lizzie and Keith will recall with a laugh, they met in the most unlikely of places: a Nantucket themed Mexican restaurant in San Francisco. Keith couldn’t help but notice Lizzie—partly because she happened to cut in line in front of him. Soon after, he made an excuse to go over to her table. “Keith had the guts to strike up a conversation with me,” Lizzie says. “Four hours later, we closed the place down and met the next night for a real date.”

The Proposal
A little over two years later, Keith took matters into his own hands once again. During a weekend trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea, he slipped away to go on a coffee run. Little did Lizzie know, he was staking out the perfect proposal spot. As they picnicked on the beach later that day, he surprised Lizzie with a cleverly hidden ring, designed by Edmund Weber Jewelers. Happily, Lizzie accepted.

Wedding Inspiration
With the rich, natural beauty of Lake Tahoe as their backdrop, inspiration quickly took off. Working with Melissa Panico of MAP Events and Tracy Radeff from Radeff Design Studio, a beautiful, rustic setting was created for the sunny outdoor wedding. White flowers stood bright against a palette of forest greens and deep browns. Tall trees were adorned with string lights, and verdant, leafy garlands were hung along doorways and beneath the canopy tent.

Wedding Style
The two coupled the rustic scene with timeless looks. Keith donned a J. Crew suit and a Shinola watch, and Lizzie wore a stunning Vera Wang gown. Her bridesmaids wore soft creams, plus Ippolita teardrop earrings gifted by Lizzie to match her own pair.

The Venue
When it came to choosing a venue, one special place soon came to mind: Lizzie’s family estate, nestled in the lush Lake Tahoe setting. “It has become a place where we can get out of the city, and it has become very special to us both,” says Lizzie, a Bay Area native. She and Keith fell in love with the idea of being able to share it with his family, who hail from Massachusetts.

The Details
Lizzie and Keith also infused the day with personal touches. The couple made sure to have an oyster bar—one of Keith’s favorite foods. For a hint of funkiness, they chose Aretha Franklin’s “Baby, I Love You” for their first dance. For favors, guests left on a sweet note: miniature mason jars, filled with M&Ms personalized with the bride and groom’s initials and their wedding date. The thing that made their day even sweeter? Sharing their wedding day with the mother of the groom’s birthday, and surprising her with a birthday cake and song.

To brides-to-be, Lizzie shared a thoughtful piece of advice: “I realized what was really important on my wedding day,” she says. “It wasn’t what my hair looked like, what flowers were on what tables, or what drinks were served when. It was about making the commitment to Keith, and getting to marry the most wonderful man.”

Lake Tahoe Wedding Vendors:
Photographer : Catherine Hall, Catherine Hall Studios | Designer/Planner : Melissa Panico, MAP Events | Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue : Bull Residence, Truckee River | Event Designer & Florist : Tracy Radeff, Radeff Design Studio | Dress Designer : Vera Wang | Groom’s Wardrobe Designer : JCrew | Shoe Designer for Bride : Jimmy Choo | Shoe Designer for Groom : Banana Republic | Bridesmaids Dresses : Watters | Bride’s Jewelry and Accessories : earings, Ippolita | Designer for Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands : Edmund Weber Jewelers | Groom’s Accessories : Shinola Watch | Hair & Makeup : Team Hair & Makeup | Invitations & Wedding Paper Goods : A Day in May | Officiant : Mark Buell | Caterer : D’lish Catering | Cake Designer & Desserts : Real Food Tahoe | Rentals : Classic Party Rentals | Linen : La Tavola | Ceremony Music : Robert Drake | Reception Music : Entourage, Randy at De Bois | Wedding Cinematography : Elysium Productions | Tent & Lighting : Zephyr Tent | Transportation : Reno Tahoe Limousine, Tahoe Sierra Transportation | Get-a-way car : Bell Limo | AV : Crux Events | Photobooth : Magbooth | Calligraphy : Michele Papineau Calligraphy