MYD on the scene at a Southern-Inspired Photoshoot

This past Thursday, Southern Weddings had their V5 launch party. Their new issue, now on newsstands, looks incredible! We are so excited to have been a part of a beautiful photo shoot that is featured in their new issue.

It is always great to collaborate on photo shoots. We love the team at Southern Weddings and other industry professionals that come together the day-of. This shoot included Eric Kelley Photography, Lora Elaine styling, dresses from Bella Bridesmaid and it was located at the beautiful Fearrington House.

This Southern-Inspired shoot pulled their inspiration from family traditions and home-grown food, which in this case was the heirloom tomato. They set out to incorporate their inspiration in all elements of the shoot. They accomplished this by bringing to life the colors and the family atmosphere that they envisioned.

Makeup for Your Day had a talented team of artists and stylists there to do the hair and makeup for the shoot. Kristin, Regan, Kerri, Jennifer B, N’Zinga and Kathy all worked so hard and everyone looked incredible! With so many people to do hair and makeup for, there was a great variety of face shapes, skin tones and hair textures which is always a fun and creative challenge!

We absolutely loved being a part of this amazing shoot. Be sure to check out the full thing by picking up a copy on newsstands! 

*Watch the behind-the-scenes footage of this beautiful Southern photo shoot here!*
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Matte Makeup: Kacia and Andrew’s Wedding

Every girl grows up with a love of glitter, as we age it becomes more subtle. Shimmer can look great in certain circumstances. (See Monique Lhuillier’s models at Bridal Fashion Week). At a wedding with all of the flash photography, mattes usually end up looking better.

Make Up For Your Day‘s talented artist and stylist Regan and Thuy were on the scene for hair and makeup to ensure that our beautiful bride Kacia looked her best. Kacia looked stunning with a matte brown smokey eye, a matte apricot blush and matte mauve lips. The photos (courtesy of Jagg Photography) look absolutely amazing. Shimmers are usually seen in more of a nighttime setting, like a night club or runways, whereas mattes look better when you are under natural sunlight or at work under fluorescent lights. 
You do not want to find yourself at work, and especially not in your wedding photos looking like Cameron Diaz below {though we love her and most all of her other styled looks}. The highlights on her forehead, cheeks, nose, lips and chin make her look greasy in the daylight and in flash photography. This is why opting for mattes is a great option. 
With the holidays in tow, here are some great ideas if you are in the market for some mattes!
Now don’t be fooled by the shocking red hue of Nars blush in Exhibit A. Although it looks scary from here, with a light hand this is one of the most flattering flushed looks on almost any skin tone. Not all Nars blushes are matte, but if you are looking for a universally suited, quality blush – look no further! (Available at Sephora).  You can also find beautiful natural hues in Bobbi Brown matte blushes as well as Laura Mercier.

This life-changing product is Tarte’s Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess. Most bronzers have a subtle shimmer, but the summer months are behind us and as we head into the winter months, never underestimate how handy a matte bronzer can be for your makeup bag. This bronzer does not look muddy or orange and stays all day! (Available at Sephora). 
The Lorac Pro palette is a great eyeshadow palette for mattes. Most of the other palettes have more shimmery options and the matte colors aren’t for everyday wear. In this palette the top row is all mattes and the bottom row features the shimmery colors. There is a great range here with hues that will look good with every eye color and skin tone. (Available at Sephora).
Thank you to Kacia and Andrew for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day!
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Bridal Hairstyles: Bangs

Choosing a hairstyle is a big decision for any bride. It needs to be something that will look good in pictures and will work well with your hair texture and hair accessories. Our beautiful bride Alicia had straight bangs and they looked great in all the pictures (courtesy of the talented Dara Blakeley Photography) and with her veil. 

Are you still contemplating what hairstyle you might choose? Here are some pictures with different styles and how they can be worn formally. 
Jennifer Love-Hewitt has neatly side-parted bangs with her hair worn down in an elegant side ponytail. The styling of her bangs would work well with a variety of other hairstyles, including a classic updo, and would look great with a veil or any other bridal accessory. 

A recently married Jessica Biel has a middle part with face-framing bangs. The layers fall in a way that flatters her features and they don’t look heavy or overbearing. This hairstyle looks great paired with statement earrings.

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland has her hair styled with lots of volume. Another great look for a straight fringe is to have them really heavy and blow dried with a round brush so they don’t lay flat. Pairing this with a volumized crown and pulled into a neat low bun finishes off this very polished look. 

Melissa George has her hair pulled back into a chignon with a thick side-bang that is curled. This is a vintage-inspired look that will work well for the ladies that have longer hair. 
Be sure to book a hair appointment 1-4 weeks before the wedding so your hair is healthy, the ends are fresh and everything is the right length for your chosen hairstyle. 
To see photos of previous brides that our talented team of stylists and artists have had the pleasure of working with, check out our Facebook page!

Kristen + James

Kristen and James were married in early October at the gorgeous Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC.  This wedding was absolutely stunning…just like the bride!  I love all the colors incorporated and of course I love the international flair from the groom’s family.  James is of Korean origin so his family is seen wearing the Hanbok.  They are so gorgeous!!  Here’s what I found about them online: “The Hanbok, worn today are designed after those worn during the Confucian-oriented Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The women’s hanbok is comprised of a wrap-around skirt and a jacket. It is often called chima-jeogori, the Korean word for skirt is ‘chima’ and ‘jeogori’  is the word for jacket”.  So awesome!  In addition, how much do you guys love these parasols?!

Thank you Kristen for letting me be part of your special day!  It was so lovely and Jen and I wish you much love for your marriage.  See you soon! 🙂

All photos are courtesy of CHFotography.  Beautiful work guys!