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As I began to write about this beautiful wedding at the Bel-Air Country Club, I realized I don’t know much about Bel-Air and even less about their exclusive country club.  So humor me for a couple minutes as I share with you five interesting facts about this iconic Los Angeles neighborhood. If the subject of history instantly makes you sleepy, I do apologize, maybe the pictures below of a radiant bride in airbrush makeup and a coifed chignon are more your thing.


5.  The Bel-Air neighborhood is only 6 square miles.  Which seems pretty small considering Los Angeles is over 500 square miles.


4.  The community was founded by Alphonso Bell in 1923.  So, I guess we know why it’s called Bel-Air! It seems that rule will never change, the first person to claim something gets to name it.


3.  Alphonso Bell designed, laid-out and developed the Bel-Air Country Club as well as the Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades.  While most clubs of the prohibition era were making money on the sale of illegal liquor, Mr. Bell refused the sale of spirits in his establishments.  A man of high moral character it seems. We all know those are hard to find haha.


2.  Bel-Air is currently the record holder for the most expensive home listing in the United States at a whopping $245 million.  The estate, made famous by the Clampett family of The Beverly Hillbillies, is over 25,000 sq. ft. on ten acres of lush gardens.  Can you imagine how expensive the water bill would be each month?  But who am I kidding, whoever buys this house isn’t worried about the water bill.


1.  Don’t worry I didn’t leave out the most iconic part of Bel-Air for us 90’s kids, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starring Will Smith.  While the show was set in the Bel-Air neighborhood, Uncle Phil and Aunt Vivian’s house was actually located in adjacent neighborhood of Brentwood.  Now there is a piece of trivia you will probably never need.

For more information on Bel-Air, Google it!  For more information on the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, including service pricing and wedding date availability, please fill out our contact form by clicking the “Book You Wedding” button below.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Sarah, Jamie, Ali

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Ashley Burns | Coordination: Krissy Allegra | Venue: Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, CA

  • The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team paired up with William Innes Photography and the gorgeous Ebell of Los Angeles for this styled shoot. Our lead artist Jacqueline dolled up this beautiful model with airbrush makeup and hairstyling. Check out these beauti...

  • Kelsea envisioned an enchanting celebration by the San Clemente ocean for her special day.  With a classical updo, accented by a beaded headband, and soft natural airbrush makeup she was certainly a beauty to behold.  I hope you enjoy these inspirati...

  • How many dad’s out there have played matchmaker for their daughter?  I know my husband probably thinks he will find the perfect guys for our girls one day.  But we all know true love doesn’t work that way. You can’t force a relationship, the best one...

How many dad’s out there have played matchmaker for their daughter?  I know my husband probably thinks he will find the perfect guys for our girls one day.  But we all know true love doesn’t work that way. You can’t force a relationship, the best ones are more serendipitous.

Janelle’s dad had no intention of playing matchmaker, especially to Scott, a colleague in the film industry.  What Janelle’s dad didn’t know is that his phone’s screensaver, a picture of his beautiful daughter, had sparked a curiosity in Scott that would not go away easily.  Thinking he had exhausted his chances of ever getting Janelle’s number, Scott conceded and gave Janelle’s dad a gift for the trouble.

That gift, a handmade paracord keychain, would be the unexpected conversation starter that would lead to meeting Janelle.  As Janelle’s dad put it, when asked about the unassuming new addition to his keychain, “That’s from the guy who’s in love with you.”  That sarcastic remark was all it took for Janelle to have the courage to find Scott’s number in her dad’s phone and strike up a conversation.

Having lived together for about five years, Janelle and Scott decided it was finally time to tie the knot!  As Janelle recalls, the best part of the wedding planning is taste testing. Not one for traditional cake, these two chose a special “‘wedding donut” to share with their guests.  How cool is that! What better way to make a memorable statement on your big day.

After her beautiful wedding at the The Oaks Club in Valencia, we asked Janelle if she had any advice for future Veil Of Grace Brides.  Here is what she had to say,

“I would advise to limit your guest list only to people who have shown to support your relationship and those who have seen you grow up and are happy for you. People will try to guilt trip you into an invite for their own agenda and you have every right to say no, I’m not paying for your meal. We invited 90 of our closest friends and family and only 4 of those people rsvp’d yes but were a no show. Plus it’s nice being around people you don’t feel you need to impress.”

What great advice, something I also took to heart when planning my own wedding. For more information about the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, please fill out our contact form.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hair: Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: William Innes Photography | Venue: The Oaks Club, Valencia, CA

  • As spring welcomes new life, it also welcomes new love.  As a fellow lover of spring time wedding celebrations, I am particularly smitten with Brittany’s choice of season.  Standing against the vibrant colors of new flowers in bloom this beauti...

  • We had so much fun getting to know Ashley and her mother.  These lovely ladies came to Veil Of Grace looking for a beauty team to doll up Ashley’s whole bridal party.  Ashley has gorgeous skin and never wears makeup.  She was looking for a natu...

  • Kelsea envisioned an enchanting celebration by the San Clemente ocean for her special day.  With a classical updo, accented by a beaded headband, and soft natural airbrush makeup she was certainly a beauty to behold.  I hope you enjoy these inspirati...

 

I absolutely love the incorporation of Indian traditions in a modern wedding.  The henna art on the bride and bridal party adds a unique sentiment to family and heritage.  Did you know henna or “Mehndi” is a paste derived from the henna leaves often associated with positive spirits and good luck. Indian wedding tradition calls for a Mehndi ceremony to be held the night before the wedding as a way of wishing the bride good health and prosperity.  The bride traditionally gets the most intricate patterns to set her apart from her bridal party.  The temporary tattoo process can take three to six hours to complete!

For more information about the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, please fill out our contact form.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hair: Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Cassy Smith Photography | Venue: Los Robles Greens, Thousand Oaks, CA

  • Ah the chignon, the classical french bun at the nape of the neck.  No not a pastry, but that does sound good though!  Yum, a warm pastry and a cup of coffee with mostly cream.  I digress, this popular bridal updo is one of the most versatile hairstyl...

  • The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team paired up with William Innes Photography and the gorgeous Ebell of Los Angeles for this styled shoot. Our lead artist Jacqueline dolled up this beautiful model with airbrush makeup and hairstyling. Check out these beauti...

  • Ekaterina found the Veil Of Grace beauty team while searching The Knot website from her Boston home.  Even though she was thousands of miles away, she knew she found the perfect California team by VOG’s exceptional pictures and reviews.  Ekater...

Anna definitely has that bridal bliss feeling. That sweet surrender of stress and anxiety; a calm collapse into the man of her dreams. Cherish this moment and make it last forever.  We hope you enjoy these extra photos from Anna’s beautiful wedding.  For more information about the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team, please fill out our contact form.  We look forward to being an important part of your special day!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup and Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party Makeup: Magali | Bridal Party Hair: Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Jess and James Fairchild Photography | Wedding Planner: Wheat and Honey Events | Venue: Quail Ranch, Simi Valley, CA

  • When one of our very own team members gets married, we can not help but be over the moon for her! Paulina is one of the lead hair stylists for the Veil Of Grace beauty team.  Of course when she needed makeup and hair for her own wedding, she turned t...

  • The Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team was honored to be asked to participate in an exclusive Crate & Barrel Wedding Event.  This invite only event was hosted at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA for engaged couples to meet wedding vendors.  Crate &...

  • My name is Samantha Piercy, and I am the owner of Veil Of Grace.  It’s hard to believe, but I have been in the beauty industry for over 13 years now.  While working in a full service salon my first eight years in the industry, I started to grav...

Dating apps aren’t just for late night swipes, at least not for Diana.  I mean there has to be a few real couples that get married to be featured on the commercials!  I know you know what I’m talking about.  All jokes aside, these two beautiful people just did what every single person should do – embrace the new age and take fate into your own hands.  Your person is out there, go find them!  Okay, I just realized I am starting to sound like one of those commercials haha.

Well we know how Diana and her husband met, but how did he propose?  Secret getaway to Terranea resort anyone?  Yes please!  I can attest, the adult pool on the edge of the cliff, overlooking the Pacific, with a fruity drink in hand is my kinda paradise.  Speaking of cliffs overlooking the ocean, that’s exactly where Diana’s husband dropped down and mustered up the courage to profess his eternal love.  Little did Diana know but his sister and bother-in-law just happened to be creeping in the bushes with a camera rolling.  What are the odds of that haha?  Nice move!

When the party was over, we asked Diana to share some sage advice for the wedding planning newbies.  Here is what she had to say.

“Be yourself. Plan what you can, but go with the flow on the wedding day. VOG [Veil Of Grace] will take care of you and make you and your bridal party look absolutely beautiful. One of my photographers gave me great advice too. When walking down the aisle and during the ceremony, continuously try to center yourself. Feel your dad/mom’s arm and hand, feel the ground beneath your feet. Hear the sounds in the air. Feel the breeze on your face. Smell the flowers in your hand. It’s easy to feel out-of-body and not remember the moments. But by using your senses, you can ground yourself in the moments so you feel absolutely present.

The other thing I was worried about was trying to be host and talk to all the people at the wedding. One of my friends gave me the advice to just focus on your new spouse. When you start to feel overwhelmed, look at him, hold his hand, kiss him. Everyone is there to witness the love between you two, so try not to sacrifice those moments with your new husband for trying to be there for the rest of the wedding.”

That is some powerful advice, don’t you agree?  I absolutely love sharing these words of wisdom.  Enjoy these behind the scenes photos of Diana’s big day.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Kristen

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Figlewicz Photography | Wedding Planner: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

  • There were so many great photos from Kailey’s wedding, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.  I love sharing the “behind the scenes” photos of a bride’s wedding day.  You really get a chance to see the Veil Of Grace Bea...

  • Ah the chignon, the classical french bun at the nape of the neck.  No not a pastry, but that does sound good though!  Yum, a warm pastry and a cup of coffee with mostly cream.  I digress, this popular bridal updo is one of the most versatile hairstyl...

  • The Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team was honored to be asked to participate in an exclusive Crate & Barrel Wedding Event.  This invite only event was hosted at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA for engaged couples to meet wedding vendors.  Crate &...

 

Lindsay’s eyes absolutely blow me away.  I’m not going to lie, I wish my dark brown eyes radiated with so much power.  As I was working on how to describe this beautiful celebration at The Newhall Mansion, I couldn’t get past her enchanting gaze.  Veil Of Grace Airbrush Makeup Artist Sarah did a wonderful job of not overshadowing these money makers (no pun intended haha).  I hope you enjoy these behind the scenes photos of what happens in the bridal suite!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Kristen

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Eric Killingsworth | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

  • We absolutely loved being a part of Allison’s wedding at the beautiful McCormick Ranch in Camarillo! Take a look at these beautiful behind the scenes photos of her bridal prep and wedding details! Our lead artist Ali did Allison’s bridal ...

  • There were so many great photos from Kailey’s wedding, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.  I love sharing the “behind the scenes” photos of a bride’s wedding day.  You really get a chance to see the Veil Of Grace Bea...

  • There is something so timeless about Morgan’s wedding day choices.  From her simple curl style down hair and bold eyeliner to her beautiful long flowing veil, Morgan looked simply angelic.  I absolutely love lace long sleeves on wedding dresses...

As spring welcomes new life, it also welcomes new love.  As a fellow lover of spring time wedding celebrations, I am particularly smitten with Brittany’s choice of season.  Standing against the vibrant colors of new flowers in bloom this beautiful VOG bride is an ethereal princess.  I’m sure her husband agrees as he can’t seem to stop smiling.  Congratulations you two!



Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup and Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Sarah, Jen

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Rebecca Theresa Photography | Venue: Rancho De Las Palmas, Moorpark, CA

  • Mary was wed at the gorgeous Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, CA.  She hired the Veil Of Grace beauty team to do airbrush makeup and hairstyling for her and her bridal party.  Five bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and the bride had their hair ...

  • Veil Of Grace Beauty Team had an amazing opportunity to be apart of a 4th of July styled shoot.  The team had a great collaboration with talented people within the wedding industry.  This styled shoot was even featured on Green Wedding Shoes! This st...

  • 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 ...

I didn’t know Veil Of Grace was featured in California Bride Magazine. We weren’t…yet! This photo definitely deserves to grace the pages of your coffee table coaster. I’m sure the vendors below agree with me! Show them some love, take a minute to check out their website for more gorgeous photos of Erika’s wedding and many more.



Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup and Hair: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Taylor Kinzie Photography | Wedding Planner: Salt and Sparrow | Venue: Westlake Village Inn, CA

  • Danielle and her husband met at their first job, The Coffee Kiosk on Lyons Ave to be exact.  Nothing sparks true love like a 5:00 A.M shift on Saturday morning fighting over who has the clean the coffee machine.  Can’t you just picture the chem...

  • Brianna was married at the beautiful Altadena Town and County Club. Our lead artist Jessica did airbrush makeup for the lovely bride on her wedding day! Our other artists Jessica Janeen and Paulina also dolled up the bridal party with airbrush makeup...

  • Samantha has known Michelle for years!  Not only has she been a great hair client of Samantha, but a dear friend as well.  We were so happy that she wanted to book Veil Of Grace for her wedding day!  Our beauty team made sure to take great care of he...

Picture yourself as an college freshman from New York studying abroad in London.  While some of you could easily acclimate to this setting, I on the other hand didn’t leave California until I was almost 23!  This was not the case for our adventurous bride Sarah, who met her husband abroad and convinced him to follow his heart across the pond.

We asked Sarah to share her unique love story with the Veil Of Grace family, so without further ado here is Sarah’s story in her own words.

“Alex and I met my freshman year of college. I was studying abroad in London at the time. I was a huge fan of the TV show Supernatural and heard that there was going to be a convention for fans in the area. None of my friends at school wanted to go with me, so I ended up meeting some people online who would be going. The first night of the event we were walking to register and the girls I’d come with kept talking about some friend they called ‘Captain’. I thought that sounded like a ridiculous nickname but I was curious to meet this person. As we came into the building someone came bounding over to greet us. He gave hugs to the other girls then turned to me and said, in a gorgeous Scottish accent, “You must be the American.” That was the first time I met Alex. We had a great time that weekend and went on to build a friendship before we eventually started dating long distance, him in Scotland and me in New York.

At the time we were still in a long distance relationship. He was visiting California to meet my family for the first time and spend Christmas with us. For Christmas, he gave me a Cryptex; a small puzzle box with a five letter password that I would have to figure out to get my gift. He started me off with one clue but I hadn’t put it together yet. After the holiday we made plans to drive out to Vegas because Alex had never been and I love it there. The first night we had a beautiful dinner at a fancy steakhouse and my parents both gave him the seal of approval. After dinner my parents went to bed and we went to spend some time out on the strip. We ended up in front of the fountains at the Bellagio during one of the shows. I had the puzzle box with me, and there on the strip he gave me the last clue and I figured it out. I opened the box and out popped a beautiful ring. He proposed, and I said yes. :)”

We also asked Sarah to share any advice she had for future brides.  I think you’ll agree, the best advice for anything is trust your gut and follow your heart!

“Be true to yourself! Everyone around you will have a lot of opinions on what your day ‘should’ be like. It is good to take advice, but at the end of the day you and your future spouse should always do what is right for the two of you, not anyone else. This definitely applies to your hair and makeup!”

What a beautiful woman and memorable story.  Congratulations you two, we wish you all the best!

 

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hairstyling: Jennifer

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Eric Killingsworth Photography | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

  • It looks like Shannon had a fun morning getting ready for her wedding day! And how cute is her little puppy too!? Our artists Jamie and Ali dolled up Shannon and her bridal party for her wedding day in Ventura, CA.  Check out these beautiful photos f...

  • 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 t...

  • Our lead artist Jessica from San Diego applied gorgeous airbrush makeup and hair styling for this styled shoot! We were so excited to be a part of this new wedding venue in San Diego, located on Bankers Hill adjacent to Balboa Park. If you have not c...

There is something so timeless about Morgan’s wedding day choices.  From her simple curl style down hair and bold eyeliner to her beautiful long flowing veil, Morgan looked simply angelic.  I absolutely love lace long sleeves on wedding dresses.  Like Morgan, I too choose a similar BHLDN dress to say my vows in.  I don’t know what it is but long sleeve dresses seem to create this aura of classical elegance.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hairstyling: Paulina

Wedding Vendors

Wedding Planner: Jenelle Kagey | Venue: North Ranch Country Club, Thousand Oaks, CA

 

  • I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to do Morgan’s bridal airbrush makeup and hair styling.  I love getting the chance to travel for weddings! She was married on Oct 4, 2014 on a working farm called Morning Glor...

  • 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 ...

  • Marissa’s behind the scenes bridal prep photos were just too gorgeous to not share!  The Newhall Mansion has a stunning bridal suite for the bride and all of her bridal party to get ready in.  Our lead artists Sarah and Kerri did Marissa’...

A brunette beauty, Nicole was an absolute stunner in natural airbrush makeup and simple bridal curl style down hair styling.  Veil Of Grace senior airbrush makeup artist Sarah brought Nicole’s bridal beauty vision to life with a bold eyeliner and neutral toned eyeliner.  Veil Of Grace senior bridal hairstylist Paulina recreated the curl style Nicole loved during her bridal trial months earlier.  A bridal trial is a great opportunity to try out your beauty ideas with a professional before the eve of your big day.

We hope you enjoy these inspirational photos!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Hair: Paulina

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Taresa Marie | Coordination: Cynthia Alexander Events | Venue: Camarillo Ranch, Camarillo, CA

  • Ekaterina found the Veil Of Grace beauty team while searching The Knot website from her Boston home.  Even though she was thousands of miles away, she knew she found the perfect California team by VOG’s exceptional pictures and reviews.  Ekater...

  • It’s hard to believe but I completed the Master Program at Make-up Designory (MUD) in Burbank, CA over 11 years ago.  When I came back from makeup school I was renting a station at my previous salon.  No one in the salon was doing makeup at tha...

  • The Veil Of Grace team had the privilege to beautify Amanda and her bridal party.  All eight bridesmaids had their makeup and hair styled for the wedding.  Airbrush makeup and individual lashes were applied to the bride.  She was a bronzed beauty wit...

We are beyond flattered that Victoria choose the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team to be an important part of her wedding day.  Flying in from Europe just days before her celebration, there was no time for the traditional bridal trial.  That didn’t seem to bother Victoria because she was confident that VOG was the right choice for her bridal airbrush makeup and updo hairstyling.  What a compliment!  I hope you enjoy these bonus pictures of their charming first look moments.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Jacqueline

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Art Is For Lovers

  • 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 ...

  • Imagine this scenario: It’s the night before your wedding day, the biggest event of your life, the one you have planned an entire year for.  Instead of basking in joyful anticipation at your rehearsal dinner, your entire wedding party is anxiou...

  • We were so excited to be a part of Kathryn’s wedding in Temecula! She was such a gorgeous bride. Our San Diego lead artist Rosy dolled up this beautiful bride to be! Here are some behind the scenes of Kathryn’s bridal prep and her gorgeou...

Kelsea envisioned an enchanting celebration by the San Clemente ocean for her special day.  With a classical updo, accented by a beaded headband, and soft natural airbrush makeup she was certainly a beauty to behold.  I hope you enjoy these inspirational photos.  This might be you one day, looking out over the ocean before you say yes to the biggest question you will ever be asked.  Congratulation Kelsea, we wish you a wonderful marriage.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Vanessa | Bridal Party: Phoebe, Rosy

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Tony Wodarck | Coordination: Events by Cori | Venue: Casa Romantica, San Clemente, CA

 

  • This is just screams quintessential California beach wedding in the best way!  The photographer Gabriel Conover captured the essence of Ali’s big day perfectly.  I absolutely love the color tone of these photos and the use of natural light.  Th...

  • Anna definitely has that bridal bliss feeling. That sweet surrender of stress and anxiety; a calm collapse into the man of her dreams. Cherish this moment and make it last forever.  We hope you enjoy these extra photos from Anna’s beautiful wed...

  • When Jamielee was searching for a hair and makeup artist for her destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, there were a number of important factors to consider.  The hair and makeup artist would not only have to meet her expectations and budget concerns...

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!!!

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Vanessa

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Love Sprung | Venue: Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Dana Point, CA

  • I didn’t know Veil Of Grace was featured in California Bride Magazine. We weren’t…yet! This photo definitely deserves to grace the pages of your coffee table coaster. I’m sure the vendors below agree with me! Show them some lo...

  • Ekaterina found the Veil Of Grace beauty team while searching The Knot website from her Boston home.  Even though she was thousands of miles away, she knew she found the perfect California team by VOG’s exceptional pictures and reviews.  Ekater...

  • We are beyond flattered that Victoria choose the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team to be an important part of her wedding day.  Flying in from Europe just days before her celebration, there was no time for the traditional bridal trial.  That didn̵...

We were so thrilled to provide our services for Kiley’s remarkable wedding at Cielo Farms in Malibu, CA. Our lead artist Sarah did airbrush makeup complete with warm, soft tones and bold lashes while Paulina, Magali, Ali and Jamie helped glamorize the whole bridal party!

These stunning photos capture this natural beauty and her love story so perfectly. Looking back, we’re still smiling at how the happy couple was celebrated surrounded by such a dreamy setting. To help you with your future planning, we asked Kiley to share some tips and memories of the day below!

What was your favorite part about your wedding day? Our favorite part of our wedding day was having all of our favorite people in one place.

What was your husbands reaction when he first saw you? My husband had a huge grin when he saw me.

How was your experience with Veil Of Grace? My experience with Veil of Grace leading up to the wedding and on the day of the wedding was incredible.  Sydney made the wedding process feel so easy… she made a flawless schedule and I felt so confident that we would be on time.  All seven of my bridesmaids and the two moms loved their hair and make-up!! Seriously, there wasn’t one person who wasn’t happy with their service.  We also had so much fun time getting ready with Sarah, Paulina, Magali, Jamie, and Ali!!

What tips would you give our future brides about makeup and hair? Do a trial run and be honest during the trial about what you would like to change.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Party MUAH: Magali, Paulina, Ali, Jamie

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Lucas Rossi | Coordination: Chloe and Mint | Venue: Cielo Farms, Malibu, CA

  • 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 t...

  • It’s hard to believe but I completed the Master Program at Make-up Designory (MUD) in Burbank, CA over 11 years ago.  When I came back from makeup school I was renting a station at my previous salon.  No one in the salon was doing makeup at tha...

  •  Believe it or not but Amanda and her fiancé met on a reality show of all things!  No they weren’t contestants on Bachelor In Paradise; “Let me stop you there Chris Harrison.”  They were filming a show in Fairhope, Alabama and b...

It looks like Shannon had a fun morning getting ready for her wedding day! And how cute is her little puppy too!? Our artists Jamie and Ali dolled up Shannon and her bridal party for her wedding day in Ventura, CA.  Check out these beautiful photos from her bridal prep to her first look with her now husband.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Ali | Bridal Party MUAH: Jamie, Kristen

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Angelica Marie | Venue: Wedgewood Sterling Hills, Camarillo, CA

  • Caitlyn’s bridal prep was held at the Westlake Village Inn.  The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team had four artists there to beautify the bride and all of her bridal party.  We love her natural red hair and radiant elegance.  Take a look at some of her...

  • Anna definitely has that bridal bliss feeling. That sweet surrender of stress and anxiety; a calm collapse into the man of her dreams. Cherish this moment and make it last forever.  We hope you enjoy these extra photos from Anna’s beautiful wed...

  • Brittany was married on a gorgeous beach in Dana Point, California. Our lead artist MJ did the bride’s airbrush makeup and Paulina styled the bride’s hair.  Sarah also beautified the bridal party with airbrush makeup. Here are some of the...

Jessa was a gorgeous bride on her wedding day! She was such a natural beauty, we wanted to emphasize her style with a soft and elegant makeup look. Here are some behind the scenes photos of her bridal prep at the lovely Newhall Mansion. How adorable is the photo of her mother and sisters swooning over their first look of the bride.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Party MUAH: Ali

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Teri B | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

  • 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 t...

  • The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team had a great opportunity to work with some amazing wedding vendors in the San Diego area; and let me tell you how talented these people are! From the coordination, to the florals and photography, these vendors had all the...

  • Danielle and her husband met at their first job, The Coffee Kiosk on Lyons Ave to be exact.  Nothing sparks true love like a 5:00 A.M shift on Saturday morning fighting over who has the clean the coffee machine.  Can’t you just picture the chem...

Hannah hired the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team to travel to the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA to do her wedding makeup and hair. The team also dolled up the bridal party, mother of the bride and a few family members who flew in from England.  Hannah was an absolutely gorgeous bride! Below are a few behind the scenes photos from her bridal prep and reception.  Hannah was married at Catalina View Gardens.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party Airbrush MUAH: Jessica

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Elysium | Venue: Catalina View Gardens, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

  • Amanda was married at the beautiful 1909 Wedding Venue off of Topanga Canyon Road.  Samantha of the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team did airbrush makeup and individual lashes for the bride.  We are so happy for you and Jon!  Congrats on your beautiful weddi...

  • There were so many great photos from Kailey’s wedding, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.  I love sharing the “behind the scenes” photos of a bride’s wedding day.  You really get a chance to see the Veil Of Grace Bea...

  • Brittany was married on a gorgeous beach in Dana Point, California. Our lead artist MJ did the bride’s airbrush makeup and Paulina styled the bride’s hair.  Sarah also beautified the bridal party with airbrush makeup. Here are some of the...

Mary was wed at the gorgeous Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, CA.  She hired the Veil Of Grace beauty team to do airbrush makeup and hairstyling for her and her bridal party.  Five bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and the bride had their hair and makeup done in the quaint cottage on the property.  Mary had a very romantic rustic wedding on a beautiful California spring day.  She was a stunning bride!  We are swooning over her amazing photos from Brooke Boroughs Photography!  Enjoy some of the bridal prep photos below, along with some other special moments from her wedding day!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party Airbrush MUAH: MJ, Jacqueline, Jessica Janeen

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Brooke Borough | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Santa Susana, CA

  • As spring welcomes new life, it also welcomes new love.  As a fellow lover of spring time wedding celebrations, I am particularly smitten with Brittany’s choice of season.  Standing against the vibrant colors of new flowers in bloom this beauti...

  • My name is Samantha Piercy, and I am the owner of Veil Of Grace.  It’s hard to believe, but I have been in the beauty industry for over 13 years now.  While working in a full service salon my first eight years in the industry, I started to grav...

  • The Veil Of Grace beauty team traveled to Simi Valley to beautify Sierra on her wedding day!  Sierra was married at an amazing barn on a private property.  The Veil Of Grace beauty team’s lead beauty artists Sarah and Jacqueline did the bride&#...

We had so much fun getting to know Ashley and her mother.  These lovely ladies came to Veil Of Grace looking for a beauty team to doll up Ashley’s whole bridal party.  Ashley has gorgeous skin and never wears makeup.  She was looking for a natural look, with enough of the “bridal glow” to make her feel extra special on her wedding day.  We decided on a classic black eyeliner, and kept the color on her eyelid a natural pink tone.  We loaded a ton of individual eyelashes to make her beautiful eyes pop, but still look natural.  Her hair was styled down with a lot of body and a loose curls.  Take a look at a few more of her lovely wedding photos below.

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Miki and Sonja | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village, CA

  • Ekaterina found the Veil Of Grace beauty team while searching The Knot website from her Boston home.  Even though she was thousands of miles away, she knew she found the perfect California team by VOG’s exceptional pictures and reviews.  Ekater...

  • Brianna was married at the beautiful Altadena Town and County Club. Our lead artist Jessica did airbrush makeup for the lovely bride on her wedding day! Our other artists Jessica Janeen and Paulina also dolled up the bridal party with airbrush makeup...

  • I just had to share some behind the scenes photos from Vallery’s bridal prep. Her wedding photos are too good to not share with you! Her bridal prep was done at the Hyatt in Valencia, CA. Vallery has naturally gorgeous long hair that was curled...

Sarah and Jacqueline from the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team had the chance to beautify Brittney and her bridal party.  Here are a few of the behind the scenes photos from the bridal prep, with more of her gorgeous wedding photos too!  We cant get enough of this beautiful bridal party!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah | Bridal Party Airbrush Makeup: Jacqueline

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Emily Magers

  • As spring welcomes new life, it also welcomes new love.  As a fellow lover of spring time wedding celebrations, I am particularly smitten with Brittany’s choice of season.  Standing against the vibrant colors of new flowers in bloom this beauti...

  • We were so thrilled to provide our services for Kiley’s remarkable wedding at Cielo Farms in Malibu, CA. Our lead artist Sarah did airbrush makeup complete with warm, soft tones and bold lashes while Paulina, Magali, Ali and Jamie helped glamor...

  • Mary was wed at the gorgeous Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, CA.  She hired the Veil Of Grace beauty team to do airbrush makeup and hairstyling for her and her bridal party.  Five bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and the bride had their hair ...

There were so many great photos from Kailey’s wedding, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.  I love sharing the “behind the scenes” photos of a bride’s wedding day.  You really get a chance to see the Veil Of Grace Beauty Team in action.  Kailey got married at beautiful, relatively new, wedding venue, Gerry Ranch in Camarillo, California.  This intimate and chic setting is run by a very sweet father and daughter duo.  On the property is a bridal suite that my team and I were able to do all the bridal prep.  Check out some of the photos below!


Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Veronica Coleman | Venue: Gerry Ranch, Camarillo, CA

  • I have known Heather for almost 12 years. We met right out of high school and have been great friends since. We have both been there for each other through all of our dating ups and downs. Thank goodness for the internet, because this is how we both ...

  • There is something so timeless about Morgan’s wedding day choices.  From her simple curl style down hair and bold eyeliner to her beautiful long flowing veil, Morgan looked simply angelic.  I absolutely love lace long sleeves on wedding dresses...

  • Dating apps aren’t just for late night swipes, at least not for Diana.  I mean there has to be a few real couples that get married to be featured on the commercials!  I know you know what I’m talking about.  All jokes aside, these two bea...

The Veil Of Grace team had the privilege to beautify Amanda and her bridal party.  All eight bridesmaids had their makeup and hair styled for the wedding.  Airbrush makeup and individual lashes were applied to the bride.  She was a bronzed beauty with her gorgeous long hair.  Below are some behind the scene photos of Amanda’s wedding day!

 

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hair: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Caliendo

  • Danielle and her husband met at their first job, The Coffee Kiosk on Lyons Ave to be exact.  Nothing sparks true love like a 5:00 A.M shift on Saturday morning fighting over who has the clean the coffee machine.  Can’t you just picture the chem...

  • I loved all of Danielle’s wedding photos so much that I just had to share more of them on our blog! The Veil Of Grace beauty team was hired to doll up the bride and her bridal party with airbrush makeup. Our lead artist, Sarah did makeup on Dan...

  • More often that not I picture myself and my husband in these photos.  I remember how excited we were to share these intoxicating moments of love with our family and friends.  I guess that’s the reason to schedule these engagement sessions.  To ...