Carla and David are from Miami, but her family is Costa Rican. So naturally, Costa Rica was the ideal place to celebrate their marriage.
I met Carla a few months prior to the wedding for a trial session and was immediately struck by her incredibly sweet and gentle spirit. I love that this came through in these beautiful photos by White Diamond.
On the wedding day, Carla was super calm. I asked if she was nervous, excited, etc. She said “No, I’m pretty relaxed.” And she was! As we sat down to start her make-up, someone suggested putting on some music. They put on a slow, romantic Spanish ballad. Within 3 notes of the song, tears started rolling down Carla’s cheeks as well as laughter from her and all of us in the room. She said “Oh my gosh, something less sentimental!” It was so funny and so cute – and I love that White Diamond caught the moment!
Hair: Victoria – Famous Points Beauty
Keri and Matt have been coming to Costa Rica for years and so getting married here seemed like the obvious choice for their special day.
Despite being really early in the rainy season – we had lots of rain and on the wedding day, the sky was cloudy and the water was pouring down most of the day. But as their luck would have it, just as we were finishing up with hair and make-up, the clouds parted and Mama Nature shone down her bright sun rays on the remainder of their day!
Keri left this lovely review for Victoria and I:
“I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing makeup for my wedding. Everybody looked stunning thanks to you. Victoria did an amazing job too! You two were so great to work with.”
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
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.”
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.And let’s just say that view wasn’t half bad!
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!”