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Top 10 Beauty Tips for Every Bride-to-Be!

With over a decade of bridal hair and makeup experience under our belt, we at Fancy Face Inc. are pretty familiar with the most common mistakes brides make, what can be easily forgotten about, and the top “dos and don’ts” for bridal hair and makeup. If you are a bride-to-be, here are our top 10 tips to help you achieve the best possible look for your dream wedding and to ensure a seamless and stress-free planning process! 

  1. Start collecting reference images for your desired hair and makeup look as soon as you can. Be very familiar with your dream hair and makeup look, and be able to communicate this clearly with the artist. The more photos and descriptors your artist has, the easier it will be for her to perfect your vision. 
  2. Book your trial at least three to four weeks prior to the wedding day. This allows ample time for you to make changes, decide on a different look or schedule a second trial if needed. You also don’t want to do the trial too far in advance just in case your hairstyle/length may be different come the wedding day, or if you end up changing your mind and wanting a different look. Also keep in mind that if you are getting a spray tan, it would be best to have the trial done after the tan.
  3. If you are wearing a low-cut or sleeveless dress, extend the makeup done to your neck, shoulders and cleavage area. We offer a “chest and shoulder contour glow” service as an add-on to the makeup. This way you will ensure your face is not a different shade to your body, as it will show in the photographs.
  4. Choose a classic look over a trendy look. You may regret the trendy look many years later as you look back on your photographs, once it has become dated. 
  5. Don’t be afraid to communicate all your concerns and requests for the artist. She is there to create your dream hair and makeup look and will be happy to make any changes necessary.
  6. Wear a white top to the trial, so you an see how the makeup looks against white (which would most likely be the colour of your bridal gown!) We also recommend having the trial done during the day so you can see it in natural daylight, and also be able to see how long it lasts through the day. 
  7. Gather your essential products and put together your bridal beauty clutch at least 2 weeks in advance. That way you won’t be scrambling last minute for all the items needed to quick fix any type of beauty emergency! 
  8. For the wedding day, allow us to allocate extra buffer time per makeup application to allow for a more relaxed and stress free morning. Remember to leave in extra time between finishing the makeup and hair services, and getting your photos taken and the ceremony. It is better to have more time than needed, than less time. 
  9. Book the wedding day beauty services as far in advance as possible! At Fancy Face Inc., we get booked up extremely early in advance (at least 8-12 months in advance, for busy weekends). To ensure a spot, we recommend placing your deposit to secure the date as soon as you have decided you want to book us. 
  10. Finally – if you are still unsure about whether or not you want to hire a professional hair makeup artist for your wedding day, this post should help you decide! 
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Wedluxe’s “Eternal Butterfly”

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Here are some of our favourite shots from a recent stylized shoot we worked on, entitled “Eternal Butterfly“, just published in Wedluxe! The lush and soft-hued shoot was inspired by an airy, enchanted garden. 

Full list of vendors:

PHOTOGRAPHY • ARTIESE Studios, PLANNER; CREATIVE DIRECTOR; PRODUCER • Rainbow Chan Weddings, FLORAL AND DECOR DESIGN • Flowers Time, STATIONERY DESIGN • Paper Damsels, CAKE AND DESSERT DESIGN • The Cocoa Cakery, VENUE • Estates of Sunnybrook, HAIR STYLIST AND MAKEUP ARTIST • Fancy Face Inc., LONG SLEEVE LACE GOWN • “Mona,” from Pearl Bridal House, FLORAL HAND BEADED BODICE WITH SOFT TULLE SKIRT • “Hayden,” from Pearl Bridal House, VEIL • Pearl Bridal House, SHOES • Sophia Webster, FORMAL WEAR • Garrison Bespoke, TABLE LINENS AND NAPKINS • Susan Murray International, CHARGERS AND FLATWARE • William Ashley, CHAIRS • Black Tie Events, AISLE RUNNER • AXE Media Group, CALLIGRAPHY • Cecile Lau Calligraphy, CINEMATOGRAPHY • SDE Weddings, TRANSPORTATION • RSVP Luxury Limousines

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Creating a Wedding that Expresses your Love Story

Getting married is a one time thing! Or at least it should be; that’s why many brides fight to have the perfect ceremony, perfect dress and perfect venue décor. A luxurious wedding is not everything. You won’t necessarily feel happier if you purchase the most expensive floral arrangements, menu or venue. Brides should focus their attention on making their big day feel special. It should be a day about you and only you. The following tips will help you make the most informed decisions. Enjoy your wedding and tell your story through the best and most romantic ways.

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Choose a venue that matches with your personality

When it comes to choosing a venue, many couples have difficulties deciding. Even though the variety is endless, most places are too expensive or too flashy. Rather than spend a lot of money on the most exclusive restaurant in town, it’s a lot better to rent an empty place and decorate it to match with your personality. This season, the best venues are outside – the beach, the countryside, the park or botanical garden. The main advantage of these venues is the freedom to decorate; allow the outside surroundings to be your inspiration and use the natural elements to your advantage. However, it is equally important to check the weather to steer clear of rain other unforeseen climate changes.

The dress

Brides-to-be want their dress to be perfect. That’s why they usually want to have it finished with at least a month before the wedding. The coolest trend of the season is the innovative design and colour palette. Long, lace dresses with discreet detailing around the chest area and splashes of colour are the best. Pick a nuance and match it with your groom’s tie or handkerchief and venue décor. All-white dresses are outdated, and right now brides are advised to include some colour and create some sort of balance. The colour that you choose should symbolize the love you two share; of course, it’s not mandatory to choose red. You can just as well opt for pastel orange, baby blue, marsala and more.

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Love corner

Customize your wedding venue by adding a “love corner”. Place a table with items that symbolize the love you share with your groom. Print photos with the two of you, and include a notebook where guests can write personal messages or best wishes. Decorate your corner with nice flowers and place delicious treats for them to try.

Table decorations

Another great way of customizing your venue is with romantic table decorations. Apart from nice florals, beautiful glasses, candles and linens, you might want to include love notes for your guests to read. Share your love story with your closest friends and you’ll make the whole ceremony a lot more intimate and personal. Also, you might want to include objects that brought you and your groom together. For example, if he proposed on top of the Eiffel Tower, you can add small figures on the tables to remind you of that special moment in your life.

Wedding theme

If you want to make an impression on family and friends, you must pick a theme for your wedding ceremony. Use your imagination to think of something meaningful and impactful. For example, if you’re fond of the vintage trend, then a vintage-inspired ceremony might be exactly what you need. Have the wedding someplace in the countryside; choose a comfortable cottage and let the mountains be your eye witness. Decorate the venue with wild flowers and for the menu, stick to a traditional menu with a twist. The vintage-classy trend is exquisite. Everyone will remember your wedding 10 years from now!

Love sign

Express your love story with a memorable wedding ceremony. Think outside the box and design it after your own preferences and sense of style. Choose a dominant colour for the décor. Ivory and white are still the best because they exude purity and transparency. In terms of other accessories, focus your attention on freshness. Seasonal flowers are the best and not just because they look nice; their smell is divine and thus the ambiance of your ceremony will be memorable.

By Maxwell Donovan and WildernessReserve.com!