PUBLISHED! South Asian Inspired Bridal Shower Styled Shoot

I'm so excited to share some great news! Munaluchi Bridal has published, via their blog, a styled shoot I was a part of earlier this year! Now that is has been published, I can share some behind the scenes photos with you and give you my perspective.

For those of you who don't know what a styled shoot is, it's basically a planned photo shoot that allows various creative vendors to come together. Often times there is a theme or vision that everyone is working toward. 

I was contacted by Payal (on the left in the picture below), who is one of the partners of Anokhi Events, and asked if I was interested and available to do hair for this shoot. I typically do both makeup and hair, or just makeup for photo shoots, so I was excited to do something a little different this time! I didn't know much about the other vendors or the venue, so I was looking forward to meeting some new faces.

Paula Walker was the makeup artist for this shoot and we both started quite early that morning, with 4 models to take care of.

For this shoot I used primarily Oribe and Bumble and Bumble hair products. If was fun to experiment a bit, and have creative freedom. Once we transitioned to the gorgeous Summerour Studio I was shocked that I hadn't been there before. It is an amazing space that allows for so much creative freedom! Seriously, if you are a bride-to-be looking to get married in the Atlanta metro area, you MUST check it out. 

The morning went smoothly and it's always great to work with such free, creative individuals. It was beautiful to see how things came together and to finally have a full visual of the vision Payal had. Everything was amazing! The flowers were breathtaking, the cake was an absolute work of art, and the skirts designed for the shoot were perfect!

I always enjoy watching other people do their thing,  and am always super excited and pleased when photographers send the final images . . . I'm always amazed. It's a great feeling to know you've contributed to the "final product". Thank you to the photographer, Laura Barnes, for all the hard work you put in that day and after!

This is the link for the blog feature, South Asian Inspired Bridal Shower, but I thought I would share with you some of my favorite images as well!

Below I've listed all the vendors, in case you are interested in checking them out:

Planning and Design - Anokhi Events
Photography - Laura Barnes
Decor - Krystle Nichols of Lux Events and Decor
Hair - Corianne Elizabeth
Makeup - Paula Walker
Florals - Peachtree Petals
Venue - Summerour Studios
Cake - Confection Perfection
Table/Chair Rentals - Classic Party Rentals
Linens - Table Covers and More
Jewelry - Fab'rik
Models - Click Models
Skirts - Ella and Eman

And be sure to subscribe and stay tuned, as I will be interviewing Payal as part of a spotlight on wedding and event planners! Enjoy this last photo of gorgeous curls!

Stay Beautiful! . . . Inside and out.

Luxury Bridal Ball in Cobb

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone's 2015 is off to a wonderful start! I'm looking forward to sharing more with you on my blog this year. You can look forward to photo shoot recaps, bridal events in the Southeast area, product reviews, and even recommendations on some amazing wedding and special event vendors I work with who are amazing! So make sure you subscribe to get updates on new post ;-)

Photography provided by Jonathan & Kaye Photography

I started this year off with the Bridal Ball on January 11, 2015. It is a luxury bridal show and Atlanta's most well-attended bridal show as well. I was honored to be asked to provide hair and makeup for some of the models who were a part of the festivities! 

A gorgeous gown for the "Fashionista Bride" from CTO Bridal Boutique, photography provided by Jonathan & Kaye Photography

I provided hair and makeup for the models of  CTO Bridal Boutique. The owner, Cereatha Owens-Fontanez, is such a sweetheart and provides wonderful service to her clients, so definitely check out the boutique . . .  They have something for every bride! 

I wasn't feeling well that weekend, but the show must go on! So for all my bride-to-be's, I will show up ready to rock 'n' roll with gloves on and a face mask if necessary!

Model Rebecca's hair & makeup, photography provided by Jonathan & Kaye Photography

I was set-up and ready to go at 9 am! The models I worked with were great, and it is always fun to have creative freedom to just do what you want. As with any situation, I had to make a few changes, even though I already had a "plan." The models looked fabulous and the gowns were so amazing! 

And for those of you who are sad you missed it . . . No Worries!!! The next Bridal Ball will be held on March 1, 2015 at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, from 2 pm to 6 pm. I hope to see some of you there! I will have a booth set-up, as well as doing hair & makeup for more models. So come and say hi, and enter to win a few awesome makeup prizes at my table!

Model Jess's hair & makeup, photography provided by Jonathan & Kaye Photography

If you are a bride-to-be, Contact Me, to ensure you look Bride Beautiful on your special day! 

Stay beautiful! . . .  Inside and out.


I'm so super excited to announce that The 9th Atlanta NotWedding was published on Ruffled blog this week! Ruffled is an amazing wedding inspiration blog that is great for creative and stylish brides!

And of course I thought I would share with you a couple of my favorite photos from the event :-)

Stay Beautiful! ... Inside and out.