kalin & alan // downtown cartersville, georgia - atlanta makeup artist

Happy New Year! Yes, 2018 is here! I'm still absorbing that fact, but I am excited for a new year!

I thought I would start the new year off with a blog post that eloquently displays Corianne Elizabeth bridal beauty. 

When Kalin first reached out, she explained that she and Alan had already tied the knot. She was interested in working with Michelle of Michelle Scott Photography, but Michelle was unavailable for her wedding date. So, she decided to do somewhat of a styled shoot after her wedding day, to allow for some photographs with Michelle. Great, inventive idea, right?!

After taking a look at Kalin's wedding gown, the other dress she had chosen for the shoot, and speaking with her about her style; I knew a classic look was the way to go. It was amazing working with Kalin to create this look. We had a great time chatting about the work she does in school nutrition and beauty, of course!

Kalin has very thick, healthy hair; so, we weren't limited with styling options. I wanted something that added to the delicate, gracefulness of her Jenny Packham gown, but wasn't distracting. I figured some glamorous Hollywood waves were the way to go. 


With her gorgeous eyes and lips that are perfection, I chose Mauves and rose golds for her eyes, with a simple black liner. That, plus a slightly muave-nude lip color, was perfect. This was my first time really working with the various highlight products from Becca cosmetics. Let me tell you, from that day on, I was truly a fan . . . You should see my kit :-)


There are so many photos that I adore of these two. Which is your favorite?

Michelle not only took shots of Kalin and Alan on the streets of Cartersville, but also amidst the lushness of Barnsley Gardens. So be sure to stay tuned for part 2 of these two! 

For those newly engaged ladies, feel free to contact me here! I would love to discuss with you the #CorianneElizabethBride experience and create something exceptional, just for you.

Happy New Year!  . . . Blessings, Corianne 


bride kayla // the peachtree club - atlanta makeup artist

Currently, I am dreaming of summer time . . . Warm, humid air (yes, I'm even missing the humidity at the moment) summer nights at my son's swim meets, drinking tons of coconut water each day, and my summer brides.

When it comes to summer weddings, the questions I receive the most are, "Will my makeup last?" . . . "My ceremony and reception are indoors, but we want photos outside. Is my hair going to fall flat? Will my foundation melt?" When makeup is applied correctly, with heat and humidity in mind, your makeup will last. With the right products (and teasing, if needed), your hair will be beautiful . . . even at the reception, and even when it's 94 degrees outside. And if you need additional reassurance, there is always the option of booking me for the day! I will be right there to give touch-ups and guarantee flawlessness!

I had many summer weddings in 2016, and one of my favorite brides was Kayla. She is effortlessly gorgeous and just glows! I had the pleasure of doing hair and makeup for Kayla, and makeup for her mother and bridesmaids. I knew her wedding day was going to be a blast when we had her trial session. Kayla, and her dear friend Lennie (both pictured below), were a blast to be around! We talked all things hair, makeup and skin care, as these two are true glam girls. (Side note ladies, we still need to plan a makeup day! I'm thinking trying new looks and Sephora!)

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These photos by Picture This Photography, having me wishing for more downtown summer weddings, with gorgeous brides who have amazing friends . . .

As I look back at these photos, I am in love with Kayla's bridal look. For her makeup I used all neutral tones and a bit of rose gold on her eyes. For her hair, we went with a low, messy updo that allowed an easy transition from her ceremony veil, to her reception bridal comb . . . Classic, bridal beauty.

What's you're preferred bridal look? Are you a fan of the classic look? Or do you tend to like more dramatic looks? Comment below!

I'm looking forward to all my #corianneelizabethbrides for 2017. Summer is jammed packed with brides and their bridal parties, and I enjoy every moment! 

Stay beautiful! . . . Inside and out.