One of our upcoming brides called to ask my opinion on whether she should hire a make-up stylist for her wedding day or instead do her own. I thought I would take a minute to answer her here, since perhaps others of you are wondering the same thing. The answer is “yes” and here’s why:
Even if you’re a no-makeup kind of girl, or even a not-too-much-makeup kind of girl, you’ll probabaly feel better about your photos if you have your make up done by a pro. Flash or bright sunlight can sort of wash a girl out. A good makeup person knows EXACTLY how to make you look defined and distintive but not over-the-top.
The most important thing is to book a trial with someone you are considering. My advice is to do this WELL before the last few weeks. I think two to three months prior is perfect. That way, if you don’t jive, you’ll have enough time to consider other options, then reasonably get on that person’s calendar.
Before your trial appointment, scan magazines and tear out photos for looks that appeal to you. If you can, bring of photo of your dress. A good makeup person can help you design a whole look around the theme or idea that you’ve got in your head.
In the previous post, I wrote about Anna Webber’s make up. There are two other stylists I can strongly recommend. I love, love, love Darby Bacchus Budd. Besides being an immensely talented stylist, he’s a hoot to hang with. Besides making you gorgeous, Darby will probably make you laugh a lot. The image above is Darby hanging with one of our brides at the beach last summer.
Another team we’ve worked with a bunch is Event Cosmetics. Katherine Sealy, the company founder, is a walking testimony to their brilliant style. Besides being stylish, stunning and perfectly put-together, she’s relaxed, easy and knows everything about making you look good. She and her company would be a good choice if you need a couple of stylists to do you and your girls simultaneously.