I met with Gillian a few days prior to the wedding for a trial session so when we got together on the wedding day, we were relaxed and ready to go! She had 6 of her closest friends in her bridal party — handing out with them for the day, getting them all lovely was a day full of laughing and true friendship.
Watching the video from the ever talented Jonathan Yonkers, you’ll get a glimpse into exactly how love filled this wedding was.
Taelor and Daniel had a beautiful elopement shoot in Playa Flamingo in June. While we were doing her make-up, the clouds rolled in and the thunder rattled the windows (happens often in the rainy season!) and I secretly hoped that the weather would cooperate for their photo shoot.
When I saw the photos, I realized that even though it was cloudy and gray, it was the perfect backdrop for White Diamond Photography to capture the romantic mood of these two.
It was such a pleasure getting to know Sharon during the planning of her wedding. Ironically, she was was following me on Instagram under my jewelry boutique and hit me up one day and said “Hey, I think you’re doing my wedding make-up!” Small world!
I then got to meet her and Ernest late last year when my daughter and I did a jewelry art fair in Southern California not too far from where they lived. They stopped by our booths and introduced themselves. (She also purchased her beautiful brass chevron wedding necklace from my daughter’s line, Amaliy Jewelry at that time!) So by the time her wedding rolled around, it felt like we already knew each other!!
Sharon is an absolute beauty with a smile that lights up a room. Her wedding style was truly a boho dream from her accessories, to her gorgeous floral crown (the floral artistry of Kirsten of Four Winds Weddings) and of course — that dress by Kite and Butterfly!! ((drool!))She could not have been a more radiant bride!
While reviewing the photos by Jonathan of Costa Vida Photo, I asked him “How am I supposed to choose from all these?!?” Every photo was amazing. A huge credit to Jonathan who is a superstar photographer, but also, Sharon and Ernest really did radiate love in every way and I think that really came through in the photos.
Amazing video by SV3NSKA
Wedding Planner: Four Winds Weddings
Hair: Victoria Alfaro
The best wedding day prep sessions are those spent in an ocean view hotel room, with a bride who is beautifully charming and surrounded by a group of her closest friends. They sip champagne, dance around the room, laugh, joke and celebrate the day! That’s exactly the day we spent with Ashley.
Ashley was kind enough to leave this awesome review on TripAdvisor:
Victoria Alfaro and Tricia Espinoza did my hair and makeup (respectively) as well as the hair and makeup of all my bridesmaids and my mother. I can honestly report that I have never been happier with a professional hairstyle or professionally done makeup than I was with these two ladies – true artists. I HIGHLY recommend them. And, it doesn’t hurt that they are a lot of fun!!
It’s never to late to find love!! I had such a beautiful time with Elaine getting her ready for her elopement with John. They had been friends for many, many years and were married to other people at the time. Years after those marriages ended, they connected and their next chapter began.
Video and Photography: El Velo