Bridal Beauty Blog

09 Apr A Stunning Festival Season Styled Shoot

Veil Of Grace had such a blast coming up with three fun festival looks to inspire Coachella goers. Magali and Samantha styled our models actress Kelli Goss, Casey David and Tashia McIntosh using chunky glitter, body bling, and face jewels sponsored by The Gypsy Shrine.

Loop a gold chain and add some bright extensions for unique, two-toned braids or tie off the ends with a vivid color. Include a pop of blue to your space buns or some sparkle to your roots for even more shine. Don’t forget bold hues and winged liner to give off your best desert vibe. We hope your Coachella Weekends shimmer with such sun and beauty! Enjoy!

Photography : Becca Rillo

Models : Kelli Goss , Casey David, Tashia McIntosh

Body Jewelry and Glitter : Gypsy Shrine

Makeup : Veil Of Grace #VOGmagali #VOGsamantha

Videography : The Wedel Collective

 

 

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26 Mar All-Out Glam At The Athenaeum

Xochitl and David’s wedding remains one of the most romantic and unforgettable. The epitome of glamour in THM clip-in hair extensions and an Ines Di Santo gown, our #VOGbride married at The Athenaeum in Pasadena last summer. Each detail of the celebration was timeless and traditional, including her classic Hollywood waves by #VOGpaulina and glowing makeup by #VOGsarah.

It was a dream to work with such a stunning, natural beauty. Last month, this special day was featured on Grey Likes Weddings and we’re happy to share more images below for your future inspiration! Enjoy!

 

Photographer: Brooke Boroughs Photography
Coordination: Honeyfitzevents
Blooms: Lark Farnum Design
Venue: Caltech Events
Hair & MUA: Veil Of Grace
Rentals: LA Best Rental
DJ: Vox Djs
Cake: Crust and Crumble Bakery

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12 Mar A Palm Springs Bridal Workshop To Remember

Emily of Emily Magers Photography and Dawn Charles created a space for girlboss photographers to learn and expand their creativity together across the United States. And Veil of Grace was thrilled to provide striking bridal makeup and hair for their Cultivate Workshop in Palm Springs, CA last November.

From fancy braids and sleek waves to daring earth tones, our founder, #VOGSamantha, made each model glow with elegance for the styled shoots.  Both stand-in brides showcase the beauty of neutrals and the ongoing popularity of bolder wedding day looks. We’re still feeling inspired by the experience and invite you to enjoy some of our favorite images below!

Photography : Emily Magers

workshop: @cultivateworkshop
Emily Magers: @emily.magers
Dawn Charles: @dawn.charles
Florals: @rootedflorals
Engagement model Caleb & Stefanie: @unshakablecrown
Styling: @kelseyraedesigns
Dresses: @theenglishdept
Make up & hair: @veilofgrace
Wedding Models Rachael & Andrew: @rachelreinertstudio @phacebook
Video: @leocabal
Stationary: @twinkleandtoast
Crown: @thecrowncollective
Rentals: @Circarentals
Rings: @Trumpetandhorn
Glasswear: @Prettyvintagerentals
Swag Vendors:
Bags: @finelifeco
Wood boxes: @makeandstow
Rolelrs: @shopmonta
Print: @jenessawait
Cards/waxseal: @twinkleandtoast

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27 Feb A Perfect Wedding at the Dana Point Marriott

When our #VOGbride Makayla married in Orange County at the Dana Point Marriott in a plunging, lace-detailed Essense of Australia gown last September, everything about her wedding day was perfect! We’re still celebrating her romantic braided up-do, bold liner and bright lip color that salon owner Samantha styled. She was truly a vision alongside the serene water and her loving husband.

How did you and your husband meet?

We met in college through a few classes together & were reconnected years later. But our true Love Story began late one evening at Cheesecake Factory as we talked for hours over an appetizer and a beer. To put the cherry on top of a magical evening, as Justen opened the car door for me at the end of the night, a stranger approached me and stated “he’s a “keeper”. From that night on, Justen was adamant, and told all of his friends that he was going to marry me one day… so one summer night he decided to make that dream a reality.

Tell us about your proposal? 

On July 30, 2016 Justen took MaKayla on a surprise date that involved taking her to the top of Los Angeles, their future place of residence for years to come, using the elevator of the US Bank Building. Justen and MaKayla’s dream since day one has been to “make the world feel small together” so he couldn’t think of a better way to create that feeling than 73 stories above downtown Los Angeles, where he chose to take a knee on the balcony overlooking Los Angeles and make a life time commitment to his sweetheart. She said YES!

How did find Veil Of Grace?

I have been getting my hair done with Samantha for several years, so when it came time to pick a hair/make-up artist for my wedding day….there was only one choice!

What was your favorite part about your wedding day?

I am not sure either of us could pick one favorite piece of our day as every moment was incredible beyond words can explain. Getting ready with my bridesmaids was such an amazing time as I saw their support and love for both Justen and I. The tears we of happiness we all cried as I practiced my vows or put on my dress was an unforgettable experience. My first look at Justen when I was about to walk down the aisle was magical to say the least. And of course…officially becoming his wife and having our first kiss was breathtaking!!! Hearing the words “Mr. & Mrs. Gorski” is quite an appealing thing.

On the wedding day, what was your husband’s reaction when he first saw you?

We planned this moment so we each had a minute to look at one another and enjoy everything around us. I walked up the stairs as he faced away. Once I reached the top (where the aisle began), he turned around and every single thing around the both of us didn’t exist anymore. He smiled with tear filled eyes as I had the biggest grin on my face. It was truly a magical moment (I recommend every couple to stop for a few moments before walking down the aisle to look at the love of your life),

If you could give any advice to our future brides, what would you want them to know.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with planning and perfection. The only deadlines that matter are your own, not what others say and whatever goes wrong throughout planning, is a blessing in disguise to lead you to an even better decision. Things will go wrong on your wedding day, if you don’t stress about it, those things will just be part of the day and something to laugh about. J

Go with the flow & have fun…remember, this day is about marrying the love of your life!!! And most importantly…ENJOY EVERY MOMENT. Most people will tell you the day flashes by, but if you plan/take moments to take in each piece, then it won’t, and you’ll be able to look back on almost every moment of beautiful wedding day (plus be one of the few brides who doesn’t say “it flashes by in an instant”) .

We would love to hear how your experience was with Veil Of Grace. 

VOG was incredible. Myself, bridesmaids, and mother/mother-in-law were all ready an hour and a half before we needed to be which allowed us to relax, have champagne and just enjoy each other’s company. This contributed to a non-stressful in so many ways…not to mention everyone looked like a goddess!!!

 

Photography : Love Sprung Photography

Videography : Ammari Productions

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Dress : Bella Wedding Bridal

Ceremony Location : Dana Point Marriott

Reception Location : Breakwater Events

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10 Feb These Boots Were Made For Walking Down The Aisle

Ashley’s wedding at Camarillo Ranch last summer was bright and stunning. We were so happy to be a part of her incredible day! Veil of Grace founder, Samantha, did airbrush makeup and hairstyling for the bride using Temptu and Hot Tools, while the VOG beauty team assisted with beautifying the bridal party and mother.

The decor reflected Ashley’s love for country–just look at this cowgirl’s boots! As sparkling as her smile, and as bold as her Mac Cosmetics liner. It’s such a dream to be able to provide our services to the most beautiful, lively women. Seeing how everything comes together from the contour to the curls to the pastel hues and bouquets is truly moving. Thankful to share moments like these with our gorgeous clients!

 

Photography : L Marie Photo

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Camarillo Ranch

Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Events

 

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