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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

  • Isn’t it nice to see couples pushing the normal boundaries of engagement photo sessions.  I love this location choice for these two lovebirds.  Make sure you choose a place that encapsulates your story.  If you and your fiance fr...

  • 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...

  • 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 t...

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

  • Isn’t it nice to see couples pushing the normal boundaries of engagement photo sessions.  I love this location choice for these two lovebirds.  Make sure you choose a place that encapsulates your story.  If you and your fiance fr...

  • 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...

  • 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 t...

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

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

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!

 

Makeup : #VOGsarah

Hair : #VOGpaulina

Venue: @camarilloranchevents

Planning + Styling: @cynthiaalexanderevents

Photography: @teresamariephotos

Videography: @stilltalkingproductions

Florals: @emilyreynoldsdesign

Ribbon: @illumesilks

Cake + Desserts: @sugarlabbakeshop

Rentals: @partypleasers

Hair + MU: @veilofgrace

Catering: @djscaliforniacatering

DJ: @voxdjs

Photo booth: @voxdjsphotobooths

Lighting: Wendee’s Occasions

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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.

Makeup and Hair: #VOGjacqueline

Photography: Art is for Lovers

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.

Lead VOG artist: #VOGvanessa
bridal party VOG Artists : #VOGphoebe #VOGrosy
Photography : Tony Wodarck @tonywodarck
Venue: Casa Romantica @casaromanticaweddings
Video: Sam De Leon & Deana De Leon @s_deleon & @deanacake
Second Shooter: Jordan Kudla @jordankudla
Florist: Shannon O’Neill @cargo_creative
Coordinator: Cori @eventsbycori
Food – Iva Lee’s @ivaleescatering
Hair and makeup: Veil of Grace @veilofgrace

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

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.

Photography : Lucas Rossi Photography 

Venue : Cielo Farms

Makeup : Veil Of Grace

Cake : Susie Cakes Bakery

Rentals : Premiere Rentals

Coordination and Florals : Chloe and Mint

DJ : Red Shoe La

Videography: Bride and Zoom Films

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.

 

Photography : Angelica Marie Photography

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Wedgewood Sterling Hills

Florals : Valley Oak Bloom

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.

Photography : Teri B Photography

Venue : Newhall Mansion

Florals : Acton Creative Flowers

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Wedding Dress : BHLDN

Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Events

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.

 Photography by Elysium Photography

Bridal Prep : Terranea Resort

Wedding Venue : Catalina View Gardens

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!

Photography By Brooke Borough 

Venue: @hummingbirdnestranch | Photography: @brooke_borough | Design & Coordination: @tdahlgrenevents | Florals: @egfloraldesign | Videographer: @bgsproductions | DJ: @90210ent – DJ Nathan | Make-up: @veilofgrace | Rentals: @arentalconnection | Catering: @commandperformancecatering | Cake: @sweetartbakesho | Wedding Dress: @lovelybride | Veil: @lovelybride | Headpiece: Olivia Vaatete Fiser | Groom’s Attire: @ted_baker | Groomsmen Attire: @dkny | Bridesmaid’s Fashion: @jennyyoonyc | Bridesmaid’s Necklaces: @goldandgray | Marble Place Settings: Brewster Marble Company | Invites: @smittenonpaper | Second Shooter: @dustinwaller

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.

Photography by Miki and Sonja

Coordination by Tricia Dahlgren Wedding and Events

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!

Photography by Emily Magers

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!

Photography: Veronica Coleman

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue/Flowers: Gerry Ranch

Wedding Dress: BHLDN

Dolling up this lovely bride Amanda was so much fun.  She wanted soft smokey eyes with a natural lip. With eyes as stunning as her’s, this made our job easy!

This is what I used for her eye makeup.

Her eye lids were prepped and colored with a waterproof and smudge proof base (Mac, Painterly-PaintPot)

A liquid black eyeliner was placed on her top eyelids (Mac, Superslick liquid liner) .

Her lower water line was also filled in with a black waterproof cream (Smashbox, Jetset black liner).

 Her bottom eyeliner was applied with a back powder using an angle brush and softened with a dark brown eyeshadow.  This color was also used in her crease color (Mac, Ground Brown and Corduroy eyeshadow).

Individual lashes were also used to help give fullness and length (Ardell, medium length)

The Veil Of Grace team also helped with the makeup and hair styling for Amanda’s bridal party.

 

 


 

Photography:  Taylor Kinzie Photography