Kate & Dane

I had the pleasure of working with Kate on her wedding day and meeting some of her amazing friends and family.  One of the lovely parts of being a wedding make-up artist is the one-on-one time I spend with each woman closest to the bride while doing their make-up.  The contemplation that each has of their time knowing the bride or the special moments they’ve shared with her gives me a great glimpse into her life and character.  
 
Kate’s mom’s toast says it all.  This is truly one of the best toasts I’ve ever heard.

Make-Up:  Maravilla Make-Up
Hair:  Famous Points Beauty
Planner:  Four Nineteen Weddings
Video:  Jonathan Yonkers

Desiree & Alex

What do two people who said to themselves “I’ll never get married!” — then meet the person of their dreams do? They travel half way around the planet from New Zealand to Costa Rica for a very intimate wedding (5 people) and then globe trot through South America and finish up in the Galapagos. 
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Costa Rica Wedding Make Up ArtistPlanner:  Maxwell Weddings
Photos:  Sylvia Guardia

 

Meghan and Adam

Even though I spend such a short time with each bride, sometimes that short time is a very good glimpse into her life.  And in my short time that I spent with Meghan, if I had to sum it up in a short sentence, it would be “She is surrounded by people who love her immensely.”  Costa Rica Wedding Make-Up Artist

I love it when I have a larger bridal party because I get to meet the people closest to the bride and through each of those people, I learn a little bit about her.  Meghan’s closest friends, her bridesmaids really were her biggest cheerleaders and that made me feel amazing to be a part of this day.Costa Rica Wedding Make-Up ArtistAnd let’s just say that view wasn’t half bad!
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Meghan was sweet enough to send me this thank you note after their amazing honeymoon in Guatemala!
“I can’t thank you enough for both your incredible work and your comforting presence that week! Thank you so very much!”

Marisa & Josh

I met with Marisa prior to her wedding to do a trial make-up session.  She had a pre-ceremony photo shoot scheduled so it worked out well that she’d have her make-up done for those photos as well.

I love when the bride chooses to do a trial session.  It gives us an opportunity to meet face-to-face after months of chatting on-line, and provides a non-rushed environment to get to know each other a bit more and work on the desired look.  The wedding day is much more relaxed knowing we’re on track with the timing and both confident of what the desired look will be. 

The wedding day started out stormy, with rain and heavy thunder.  Marisa stayed calm, and as the day progressed, the parts clouded and the rain Gods made way for the famous Costa Rica sunset.

Marisa’s very kind review:  “Tricia is a true master! She did my makeup for my wedding in Costa Rica, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. Everything throughout the process starting with booking the appointment to the day of the wedding was easy and stress free. I showed her a few photos of the look I was going for and told her what colors I felt most comfortable wearing, and she nailed the look. I was also really impressed with how fast she was! Even during the trial session, she was punctual, very efficient, and she was done in about 30 minutes. If you’re looking for a make up artist who’s beyond talented, really friendly and cool, and affordable then work with Tricia!?”

Hair:  Famous Points Beauty

Planner:  Four Nineteen Weddings

Photos:  Daniel Lopez Perez

Paula and Tuto

Both Paula and Tuto are young doctors (interpreted “no time to barely even sleep”), so much of the planning and coordinating was done by her amazing mom, Lily.

Paula, (again because she’s a young doctor) doesn’t usually devote lots of time to dolling herself up for work!  So getting to meet her for her trial session and the wedding day was extra fun because of course she wanted to look like herself, very natural, but it was also really important that she look like she was getting married that day as well.  😉  With those big blue eyes and dark hair, it wasn’t a hard task to bring out the best in her with minimal make-up.

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Lily sent these kind words after the wedding which made me smile from ear to ear:

(English below:) “No quería que pasara un día mas sin agradecerles el cariño y dedicación con el que nos atendieron a todas el sábado. Paula se veía espectacular, creo que no pudimos haber escogido mejores personas. Les cuento que la ceremonia estuvo preciosa y la fiesta también. Todas pasamos hasta el final perfectamente maquilladas.  Gracias por haber contribuido a que este día fuera tan especial, y a que todas nos viéramos como princesas desde el fondo de mi corazón.”

“I didn’t want another day to pass without thanking you for the caring and dedication with which you attended us all on Saturday. Paula looked spectacular, we could not have picked better people.  The ceremony was beautiful and the party too. We all went to the finish perfectly made-up. Thank you for contributing to make this day so special, and for all of us to look like princesses from the bottom of my heart.”

Planner:  Four Nineteen Weddings
Hair Styling:  Famous Points Beauty
Photographer:  Sylvia Guardia

Teresa & Ben

Even though it rained on and off the afternoon of their wedding (much later in the season than it normally would have!), that certainly didn’t stop Teresa & Ben from celebrating their wedding with anything less than smiles and lots and lots of love!
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Planner:  Mil Besos

Brooke & Drew

I love the few hours I get to spend in the room with the bride getting her and her best girls ready.  The mood is always charged with energy.  Everyone’s festive.  They’re laughing, dancing, exchanging memories and hugs, and of course, drinking champagne!
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Brooke and Drew had the most beautiful, playful chemistry between them, which really came through in their photos.

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Photographer:  A Brit and  A Blonde