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#BridalBeautyBreakdown: A Whisper of Sweet Pink

As a little girl, my favorite color was pink. And, even though I’ve grown up, and pink is no longer my favorite color, I’m completely obsessed with this sweet pink makeup look from Liz Wegrzyn. The rosy cheek, soft smokey eye and petal pink lip work together to create a delicate and romantic look. And you can trust that I’ll be recreating it for myself using the tips and products below!

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Skin

It’s so important to start with a base when you are applying your makeup. When painting your living room you would use a primer for your walls before you begin to paint! It’s the same principle when it comes to makeup—and, prepping the skin makes for a more flawless application. Make sure your skin is completely clean and exfoliated so that all the dead skin on your face is off and ready to have products applied. Then start with a moisturizer. For dry skin, use a hydrating lotion or rich cream formula; for oily skin, use an oil-free or gel-based moisturizer, and then apply a primer once your moisturizer is dry, like the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. It mattes down the skin and smooths out fine lines and large pores.

Concealer + Foundation

To recreate this look, use Koh Gen Do Moisture foundation High Definition. A little goes a long way with this flawless liquid/cream foundation. You only need two or three pearl-size drops for your entire face. Use a blender to apply the foundation in tapping and rolling motions to blend and press into the skin. The tapping and rolling movement of the sponge will make the foundation press into the skin more, which creates a finish that mimics your skin. Then, apply a concealer under the eyes and to any blemishes or discoloration the foundation did not cover. You’ll find that starting with foundation first, and not concealer, will help you to not have to use as much product as the foundation usually will cover up those minor imperfections. Now your skin is prepped and ready to go!

Cheeks + Highlighting

This beautiful bride’s look consisted of a very subtle cream blush by MAC Cosmetics Cremeblend Blush in Ladyblush. Cream blush creates the look of a pinched cheek rather then a strong color sweeping across the cheek bone. When applying the cream blush, you only need a little bit. Start by dabbing your beauty blender with the narrow side going into the product. Apply to your face in a tapping motion just on the ball of your cheek and move up along the cheek bone once most of the product is applied to the ball of cheek. Blend until it looks soft and subtle. Cream blush is build-able, so if you don’t feel there is enough color, just keep adding more, little by little until you have your desired look. Next, highlighter. Try High Beam by Benefit—this stuff goes a long way, so less is definitely more in this case. Open the bottle and apply the brush to your index finger and dab the product onto your temples and bring down to the spot just above your cheek bone. Do this on both sides of your face and dab a bit on the bridge of your nose, cuspids bow, and chin. This effect with make you glow in certain lights when hitting your skin.

Brows

Brows are the key to framing your face. If your hair is fair, try a light color brow powder duo like Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Powder Duo in Taupe . You can mix the two colors or use one shade depending on your brow color. Use an angle brush to apply the product and paint the color on by following the natural hair growth of the brows using sweeping motions. Less is also more with this step. Start off with less product and build as you go.

Eyes

For this look you want to start off with an eyeshadow base like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Apply a small amount to both eyelids and blend in with your finger using a tapping motion. Then, apply a layer of eyeshadow using a flat brush like the MAC 239 brush. Only apply this color on the base of your eye below the crease. Press the color onto the lid, but do not sweep it on. Then, apply a layer of the colors pinkish hues like MAC’s Yogurt and on top of the color you just applied. Next, using a 217 brush by MAC, add definition to your eyelid by sweeping a golden brown into the crease of your eye. Take the same brush and apply a deeper brown color into the outer corner of your eyes in small circular movements, bringing the color into the crease slightly but only in the outer corner. Now your shadow is done! 

Next, the eyeliner. Use an angle brush like the 263 brush by MAC. Dip the brush into a cream gel eyeliner and then, make sure the brush is flat on both sides so that the line is clean as you apply the liner to your eye. Apply in small motions and not one line to avoid bumps or imperfections along the lashline. Bring the brush all the way to the end of the eye and flick up to create the cat eye effect. For the bottom of the eye, take a brown pencil eyeliner and add it to the outer corner of the eye about a quarter of the way to the center. Final touch? Apply a vigorous amount of your favorite water proof mascara and you are good to go!

Lips

Use a lip color that creates a soft feminine look like a soft pink. Tap the color onto your lips and blend for a pouty, natural look. Finish with a little bit of gloss in a similar shade to create the look of shine and softness.

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Makeup: Liz Wegrzyn | Photography: Emily Jane

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Rustic Summer Wedding at Catamount Ranch

While there were plenty of sweet touches and delightful details from start to finish (the B.Y.O.camp chair ceremony, festive tattoos, compass esort cards), what really stood out was how downright fun this fete was. There wasn’t a worry in sight on either the Bride or Groom’s wide smiles and Andy Barnhart’s pics captured every laugh, dance and kiss to perfection. Get in on all this fun right this way!

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From the Bride… So the story goes, a west coast gal meets an east coast guy in the mountains and falls in love. To celebrate, we invited our family and friends to our new home and focused on capturing the beauty of our lives here. Water is a very important element to both of us and Catamount Lake was an easy decision for our al fresco venue. Catamount is the gorgeous body of water that winks “hello” as you enter the valley into Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

We wanted our rustic style to pop – with bright greens and deep purples. The natural beauty of the location made up the rest of our color palate. Our personalities were captured through each detail of our “glamping” themed wedding from the b.y.o.camp chair ceremony to the dining hall style farm tables and benches. Compasses led the way to trail signs of adventure and of course, “s’more love” was offered for dessert. We were thrilled to share our glamorous outdoor lifestyle with our loved ones on the unforgettable, magical night of June 5th, 2015.

Photography: Andy Barnhart Photography | Event Planning: Lindsey Grannis Of One Fine Day Productions | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Cake: Cupcake Mini Bar | Shoes: TOMS | Rings: Hofmeister | Make-up: Apothecari | Hair: Melissa Sewell, Cleo Salon | Groom's Attire: Taylor 4 Less | Wedding Venue: Catamount Ranch | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Hair Accessory: Elibre | Rentals: Colorado Event Rentals | Tattoos: Flash Tattoos | Veil: David's Bridal

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Romantic Snowy Ski Resort Wedding in Colorado

Complete with Voodoo doughnuts, “flower dogs“, and a mountain view that that seems to go on for days, this Colorado celebration is sprinkled with some pretty OMG-worthy moments. From the sudden snowflakes, to guests riding chair lifts to the ceremony, to the bridesmaids kicking off the reception with a shotski, Erin L. Taylor captured it all in the gallery!

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From Erin L. TaylorThe first time I met Briana & Michael was in Boulder, CO at Brewer’s Market to talk about their wedding on a snowy afternoon over chai lattes. On what would not be our only snowy afternoon together, we found that we shared a common love for not only chai lattes and snowy afternoons, but a big, big love for dogs (Michael is a Veterinarian!), mountains, exploring National Parks and the Centennial State.

Briana and Michael took their love for each other, their dogs, Scarlett & Bessie, and being outdoors and in the mountains and built their wedding day around that. Their wedding included their dogs as “flower dogs” at Granby Ranch on a mountain-top ceremony site with mountain views for days, from Winter Park to Grand Lake (an entrance to the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park).

Their wedding day forecast was 90% rain, but it whirled around their wedding site and left them with blue and cloudy skies. Their wedding day was filled with so many amazing moments, guests riding chair lifts to the ceremony, dogs running around, smiles on everyone’s faces, the bridesmaids doing a shotski to kick off the reception…but my hands down favorite moment was when it began to snow and Briana, watching it fall from the sky said, “This is my dream wedding.”

Photography: Erin L. Taylor | Event Planning: Pick Me Weddings | Floral Design: Sweet Pea Flowers | Wedding Dress: Emma & Grace Bridal | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Cake: Voodoo Doughtnut Denver | Brides Shoes : Cole Haan | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: Granby Ski Resort | Hair: Ilizabeth Adelman | Granby Ski Resort: Amy Buzhardt

Romantic Colorado Cabin Engagement Session

We are super lucky to get to feature many shoots with adorable pets, but dare I say that these high school sweethearts — who will be celebrating 10 years together with their upcoming 2016 nuptials (!!!) — may own the most photogenic pet ever to be on SMP?! You’ll fall in love with their little family after glancing through the Lisa O’Dwyer-captured shots below, but see even more right here!


From Lisa O’DwyerScott and Kyle have been dating since high school and are celebrating 10 years together with their upcoming 2016 wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch. For their engagement session, Kyle wanted to incorporate her family’s cabin in Twin Lakes near Leadville. They spend a lot of time there with family and friends when they are back in Colorado (they live in Texas presently but are both from Colorado, originally). Their lovable goldendoodle, Mozi, is an important member of their family and so she had to be in the shoot too! I loved the relaxed elegance and fun of their session and am looking forward to their wedding in May!

Photography: Lisa O'Dwyer Photography | Venue: Private Residence

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Colorado Ranch Engagement

It doesn’t get more sweet than this Colorado engagement session at the Groom-to-be’s family ranch. Beautifully captured by Rachel Havel, every image in this gallery is beyond frame-worthy, leaving us with a plethora of pretty to ooh and ahh over. See it all here.


From Rachel HavelClaire and Tyler decided to have their engagement photos taken at a place that was close to their hearts, Tyler’s Family Ranch. This ranch has been in his family for over 100 years and is full of history and memories.

We spent the day exploring the old buildings on the ranch, and running across wild turkeys, deer, and elk on their open land. Surrounded by breathtaking Colorado mountain views, we captured the love of Claire and Tyler in a place where many family members before Tyler celebrated new life and new beginnings for many years before him.

Photography: Rachel Havel | Private Ranch: Montrose, CO

Elegant Summer Wedding at The Stanley Hotel

Some weddings have a shining star, that one element that takes center stage… and then others are filled to the brim with those sorts of special touches… and this one right here is of the later. The soft gray bridesmaids’ dresses may have drawn me in, but it was the beautiful bouquets by Bella Lu Floral and the bow on the back of the Bride’s gown (courtesy of Little White Dress Bridal Shop) that left me speechless. Sarah Joelle snapped all the sparkle and this gallery just made my day a whole lot brighter.

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From Sarah Joelle Photography… Scott and Zoe are an easy going couple who both live in Los Angeles where they work in the TV industry. They decided to plan a destination wedding in Colorado where Zoe grew up. They choose the Stanley Hotel, where Zoe envisioned a classic, romantic wedding and hoped it would be filled with love and fun for their friends and family… I think that is exactly what she got! They incorporated colors of white, blush, natural greens, golds, and pops of dark burgundy. I absolutely love how well all the colors went together without being entirely matching. The florals by Bella Lu Floral were soft and romantic with greenery giving it a natural touch. Scott and Zoe had a large bridal party including eight bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, two bridal attendants, five groomsmen, two ushers, as well as a precious little ringbearer and flower girl, which made for some very elegant bridal party photos with the bridesmaids in long flowy gowns and the groomsmen in formal black tuxedos.

The ceremony was late in the afternoon during the golden hours of the evening. It was a gorgeous outdoor setting in front of the elegant Stanley Hotel with views of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The groomsmen walked in first from the side, then each bridesmaid walked down the aisle. A string trio played music in the background. Zoe had the most unique and dramatic entrance I have ever seen. Right after all the bridal party had entered and was in place. An entire choir of about 40 walked out and filled in on either side of the large main stairway of the hotel entrance. They started singing and the doors opened as Zoe walked out, through the choir, and down the aisle to her groom. Zoe’s mother, Cindy, is the Vocal Music Director for Colorado Academy and her students wanted to do a special performance for Zoe’s wedding. It was very special indeed!

Zoe was very specific that she didn’t want the wedding to have a specific theme or color palette. They did incorporate some travel details though. Instead of table numbers, the tables had city names… since they work in the TV industry and travel a lot each city was a place where their love had grown! The place settings were leather luggage tags that were also the favors for their guests.

From the Bride… Oh, just you’re regular love story… we met on the set of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where I worked as a locations assistant and he was the camera engineer. I was fresh into the TV industry and he was a veteran and was pretty adorable. He asked me out, I said yes. We adopted two of the most amazing dogs, Kaleigh Jo and Maddie Lynne. The rest is history.

From the Couple… Zoe had always wanted to go to New York City during the holiday season to experience Christmas there. Scott surprised her by taking her for a romantic getaway. After arriving into the city late Friday night, we strolled down Times Square and of course went straight for pizza. Exhausted from the flight, we decided to get some shut eye to get ready for an exciting day ahead, touring the city. We woke up early and left the hotel, which was right in the heart of Rockefeller Center, and went straight to Dean and Deluca (my favorite:)). After breakfast and coffee, we cruised directly to Fifth Ave. The window displays, lights, people, Christmas carolers, EVERYTHING was perfect, just us two taking in all the sights and smells. After a couple of hours, we went to The Plaza for drinks, so we could handle the crowds on Fifth Ave with ease. We strolled through Central Park, and as expected got a little cold and hungry so we started heading back up Fifth Ave to our hotel. We ate dinner at an amazing restaurant that overlooked Rockefeller Center and its amazing tree. After we stuffed our faces with food and drinks, we changed quickly and walked down the street to Radio City Music Hall. Ever since Zoe was a little girl, she had been obsessed with the Rockettes and had always admired them, so Scott took her to see the Radio City Rockettes: Christmas Spectacular! After the amazing show, they decided to get coffee and walk around the city looking at all the Christmas lights. Scott had the ring in his pocket the entire day, and was just waiting to pop the question when the time was right. He then got VIP tickets to go ice skating in Rockefeller Center, where it started to snow and rain while we skated to Christmas music, it was like out of a dream. After the most amazing day, they headed back to the hotel, where he got down on one knee and popped the question. Zoe and Scott cried and were obviously on cloud nine, when friends and family were standing by awaiting that phone call, as they all knew. It was a dream, a perfect “Zoe and Scott” proposal, that they will remember forever.

Photography: Sarah Joelle Photography | Floral Design: Bella Lu Floral | Wedding Dress: Robert Bullock | Cake: Indulge Bakery | Bride's Shoes: Glint "Daryn" Shoe | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid "Dressy Collection" | Catering: The Stanley Hotel | Makeup Artist: Michelle Quaranta | Hair Stylist: Karena Stebbins | DJ: Shindig DJs | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Wedding Venue: The Stanley Hotel | Bridal Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Live Music: Colorado Academy Chamber Choir | Photography - Assistance: Connie Whitlock

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