Glamorous Bride Tag

Dana wasn’t just given a second chance at love, she took action and went online to find it!  No matter how old you are, you’re never too old to give up on finding a happy loving relationship.  Dana unfortunately lost her spouse after a long marriage; so this experience was bittersweet to say the least.  I was so honored to be apart of her second chapter, beautifying her for her lovely wedding.  I am so excited to share Dana’s story in her own words below.

“My husband and I met because of our children. Joel’s son and daughter and my daughter each felt we had been alone way too long. Each of the children took us by hand and convinced us to try online dating. The site which they felt would work for each of us independently was ” J Date”/ I was a bit unsure but felt it was worth a try. After all, that is how my daughter and her husband met. Joel and I met for a lunch date and I felt he truly wasn’t interested in me. We didn’t contact each other and I dropped off of the dating site.. About a year and a half later, I felt it was time to try again. Joel responded to my profile and we met again. We called this outing second “First Date.” From that point forward we didn’t see anyone else and our lives are now complete.

Joel had told me that he would never marry again. I loved being married but I loved Joel even more. Almost four years ago we decided to purchase a home together and live as a couple. Life was good but I always knew if he asked me to be his wife, I would give him an immediate “YES!” New Year’s Eve a year ago we were having dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and he looked across the table and said to me, “You know we have been living as husband and wife.” I agreed, not knowing where this was going and the he said to me, “We should get married!” With tears in my eyes and joy in my heart it indeed was an immediate “Yes!” The rest is history.

My favorite part of my wedding day with Samantha from Veil Of Grace was the tender care she gave me on the day of my wedding. I will long remember her care and the way she listened to what I had as a vision for myself.  I was fortunate enough to have Erin of White Fig Designs recommend Samantha at Veil Of Grace for my hair and makeup.

The most memorable part of our wedding day, was standing under the Chuppa, listening to our Rabbi (who happens to be a lifelong friend) and having him pronounce the two of us as husband and wife.  I would absolutely recommend all future brides to contact Veil Of Grace. The care and understanding they provided to me, made me so sure that I looked the way I had envisioned.”



Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup and Hair: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: R and R Photography | Florals: White Fig Designs | Venue: The Oaks Club at Valencia, CA

  • 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...

  • 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 l...

  • 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...

     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 bonded over their Southern California roots.  When your in the middle of nowhere, I’m pretty sure talking about SoCal’s best in the world sunsets and mind numbing traffic can really bring two people closer.
     After dating for about five years, Andrew wrapped up the most expensive Christmas present he’s ever bought.  There is no doubt about that, I saw the ring.  Damn!  I know what your thinking, Christmas morning…really?  He did it on Jesus’s birthday?  I’m sure Andrew had no intention of upstaging the sanctity of Christmas, he is just a thoughtful family man.  Christmas was the only time all the family members were together and consequently the most perfect time to pop the question!
     After she opened all her presents and said YES of course, Amanda began planning her wedding.  Forget New Years Eve, she had a wedding to plan and time was of the essence.  A natural DIY’er (not sure that’s a real word), Amanda began sourcing her wedding vendors and creating her decorations.  For the all important bridal beauty team Amanda knew there was only one choice, Samantha and the Veil Of Grace Team.  Full disclosure here, Amanda has known Samantha, the owner of Veil Of Grace, for a number of years so the choice was an absolute no brainer.
     The wedding day went off without a hitch;  all the services were completed ahead of schedule.  Nothing makes a bride more stressed than the all important wedding day timeline.  The timeline is to be respected, studied and executed with precision.  If Brittany’s eyelashes take 30 minutes when they were supposed to take 20, “Houston we have a problem.”  Relaxation is the name of the game and Samantha and her team have an undefeated record.
     When the room cleared of hairspray, Amanda and was ready to see her Andrew for the first time that day.  There are no words than can accurately describe the “first look” with your fiancé.  So I honestly can’t even try to explain how Amanda was feeling; that moment is something unsaid between them.  A moment just for them.
     A couple weeks later we asked Amanda if she had any advice for brides looking for wedding hair and makeup services and she was happy to share this, “For future Brides, I think the best advice I could give is hire a coordinator the day of, so you can just relax and not think about everything that needs to be done. Take 5 minutes at the beginning of the day to your self- get your mind cleared and just have fun. Veil of Grace is so professional and seriously were ahead of schedule by 30 minutes or more most of the day. Helps to relax when you have that kind of team around you.”
Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team
Airbrush Bridal Makeup and Hair: Samantha | Bridal Party MUAH: Ali
Wedding Vendors
Photography: Katie Palin | Venue: Firestone Vineyard, Los Olivos, 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 chemistry, two young adults with way too early caffeine addictions, daydreaming about ways to get outside the Santa Clarita bubble.  Sounds like a Hollywood script to me!

We asked Danielle to share what she enjoyed most about planning her wedding.  I’m sure there is more than a few of you that can relate.  “Wedding planning sucks.  The day was awesome though and getting married was super rad.”  Couldn’t have said it better myself Danielle, couldn’t have said it better.

Check out these amazing photos of one of the coolest brides Veil Of Grace has every had the pleasure of meeting!


Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hairstyling: Jamie | Bridal Party MUAH: Ali

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Becca Rillo | Venue: Agua Dulce Winery

Brianne and her husband Ryan went to the same high school, although this is not a high school sweat heart story.  Plot twist – Brianne was in college while Ryan was busy pinning her younger brother on the high school wrestling team.  Admiring Ryan’s muscles from the stands was Brianne’s first introduction, but certainly not her last.

Years later, when Brianne’s brother was back in town visiting, guess who else was in town?  As Brianne recalls they both ended up at the same place at the same time and the rest was history.  Sounds like a bit of fate to me.  Or Brianne’s brother needs to change his career to matchmaker!

As Brianne and Ryan passed the years dating it was finally time to make it official.  In early 2015 Ryan hinted that this was going to be the year of the proposal.  I’m sure you can see where this is going; our prince charming waited until the strike of midnight, as the last few seconds of 2015 were counting down, to take the ceremonial knee and pop that all important question – “Will you marry me?”  This is such a guy thing to do, am I right ladies?  Literally they wait until the last freakin minute to uphold their promise haha.

When the wedding planning started to ramp up, Brianne found particular enjoyment in sourcing her vendors.  Meticulously vetting each wedding specialist; ensuring that each one connected with Ryan and her vision of their special day.  With so much research and planning, it was another strike of fate that Brianne found The Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team at a wedding vendor showcase at Wolf Creek Brewery.  I mean what a great idea, relax and enjoy some good beer while casually meeting potential vendors.  The times have really changed from the days of stuffy, traditional showcases where your held prisoner in your hotel conference room seat, anxiously waiting for the cheesy event to end.

Having made it through the wedding process successfully, Brianne wanted to share a few helpful tips for future brides.  “Seeking advice from family and friends can seem like an easy and helpful solution when you are unsure of what to do. But, just remember, at the end of the day …it’s your wedding day. Try not to let too many others influence or sway you from your ideas and dreams. It can get overwhelming trying to please everyone, but the only ones you have to please are you and your future person!”

Now that’s some sage advice we all need to hear and repeat to ourselves throughout the experience.  Thanks Brianne for sharing your story.  Congratulations to you and Ryan!

Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup & Hairstyling: Samantha

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Burgundy Blue | Venue: The Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

To learn more about Krystle’s love story and her wedding experience, we asked her a few questions.  I think the answers and photos tell the story of an amazing couple and an awesome wedding celebration.  Thanks Krystle for choosing the Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team for airbrush makeup services.  Congratulations again to your and your husband!
1. How did you and your husband meet?
Jonathan and I met in Kindergarten, we were 5 years old.  I cried every day and he made sure to try to comfort me: sometimes he carried my backpack, other times he held my hand.  Nothing helped, I cried every day through the third grade. We became the best of friends, he asked me to be his girlfriend about three times. Each time I said no. We finally started dating our Jr. year of high school.
2. How did he propose?
In Hawaii!  We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary.  I had no idea it was going happen, even though everyone else said it would. Some of our friends starting a pool, it was very detailed-was he down on one knee, what was he wearing, what was I wearing. He had very sneakily asked my parents and brother for my hand in marriage a few days before our trip. I should have known he was up to something, but didn’t because a few months prior we discussed the best thing to do before getting engaged would be finishing our Graduate degrees. Our engagement was perfect…the two of us and 6 cupcakes!
3. How did you find Veil Of Grace for bridal beauty services?
Veil of grace was highly recommended by our wedding coordinator at Gerry Ranch, her exact recommendation was “Veil of Grace, they do their makeup so natural and its not cakey. Whenever I see one of their brides their makeup is flawless, you should call them.” I’m from Pasadena and had no idea where to start looking for vendors, so I took her word for it. I knew veil of grace was the vendor I wanted after my first call with Sydney, she made me feel so comfortable and was so patient with all my questions – I must have asked about airbrush and lashes about 20 times.
4. What was your favorite part about your wedding day?
All of it!! It was such an amazing feeling seeing all our planning come to life, it’s difficult to pick just one thing. The day is just blissful. If I must choose, I’d have to choose our first look.  Sharing that moment with only my husband was so special.
5. What was your husbands reaction when he first saw you?
Jaw dropped and cried!! That of course made me cry.
6. What advice would you give our future Veil Of Grace brides?
Take a moment and look at yourself right before you walk down the aisle. Once you’re dressed and make up is done, its showtime, so looking at yourself for a min or two helps you take it all in.
7. How was your experiences with Veil Of Grace?
Veil of Grace was amazing!!! Sydney and Sarah were the best team I could have asked for. Sydney matched me up with Sarah whose energy was perfect for my bridal party vibe.

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Sarah

Photography: Richard Clark

Venue: Gerry Ranch


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

The first picture says it all! How cute are these retro inspired house gowns for wedding makeup and hair prep.  What a unique reflection of the bride Jessica’s style and personality.  It is little touches like these that really make the “morning of” unforgettable.  Bridal beauty preparation can be an exciting opportunity to spend time with your best friends before the most important day of your life.  It is not often that you have all your girls together, make the most of it!

Photography: Michael Anthony Photography

Makeup and Hair: Veil Of Grace

Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events

Venue: Newhall Mansion

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

Veil of Grace founder, Samantha, made Kristen more stunning than ever for her wedding at the Newhall Mansion using sparkling gold shadow and bold liner. This glowing bride was truly a dream to work with. Her vivid smile and natural beauty were so easy to highlight, while her love for professional baseball player of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Scott Alexander, filled the day with that fairytale feeling of happily ever after.

To complete her elegant look we framed her face with loose curls and pinned the rest into a low chignon wrapped in delicate baby’s breath. The epitome of boho-chic, Kristen wowed us all as soon as she stepped into her fitted lace gown. And the rest isn’t history, but rather the beginning of this perfect couple’s story. One we’ll remember being a part of, always.


Photography : William Innes Photography

Florals : Acton Creative Flowers

Videography : Matrimony Films

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Newhall Mansion

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 airbrush makeup. Our Veil Of Grace Beauty Team also dolled up her bridal party’s makeup and hair.

How did me and my husband meet?
-We met through a mutual friend in high school. Although we went to rival high schools in Santa Clarita, me (Valencia) and Loy (Hart) knew from the moment we started dating this was going to be something special! After countless high school dances, graduations, college, and the start of “adulting,” we decided to tie the knot almost 8 years later!
How did he propose?
-Although I find out everything, and I mean EVERYTHING Loy tries to hide from me, he completely surprised me! He asked a family friend to take some picutres of us at Bridgeport Lake (where we had taken so many high school dance pictures)! He told me it was for the friend’s portfolio, and I still can’t believe I believed him! On the day he popped the question, I asked, “are you sure you aren’t going to propose?,” Loy denied it and I fell for it AGAIN! With the perfect lighting and not another soul around, he got down on one knee and said some nice things that neither one of us can remember and I of course said YES! After we went straight to one of our favorite restaurants  Wolf Creek and both of our entire families were there! Although his immediate family knew it was going to happen, only my parents on my side knew, so it was so fun surprising my whole family!
How did you come to find Veil of Grace?
-I met Sam at the Wolf Creek Brewery Wedding event. One of my best friends Anna had Sam as a hairdresser and raved about her talent. Her team’s pictures online and social media of their past work completely sold me. 
What was the favorite part about your wedding day?
-My favorite part of my day, besides feeling completely beautiful was being married by the same person that married my parents over 25 years ago. To have all of his marriage advice, guidance and blessings on our favorite day was amazing. Also, it rained briefly when  everyone was on our dance floor,  and everyone stayed dancing… that was SO cool!!
How was your experience with Veil of Grace?
-My experience with VOG was 100% amazing. The team showed up on time and were able to get through my 8 bridesmaids, 2 aunts, 2 moms, and 1 grandma all within a matter of hours, and everyone looked perfect. It was great to have a full schedule weeks before so that there were no questions about who was getting what done and at what time. It allowed the day to run so smoothly. I even had some bridesmaids add some additional services and the team was able to accommodate that without any problems. 
What tips would you tell future Brides about makeup and hair?
-To the future brides, remember it is your one day to feel your most beautiful and have 1,000,000 pictures to look back  on. Pick makeup and hair that doesn’t require any thinking on your special day, you’ll have a few other things on your mind! VOG allowed every moment of my getting ready experience to run seamlessly. And I felt completely gorgeous beyond my grand exit!
What was your husband’s reaction when he first saw you?
-Oh husband!!! That  is still so fun to hear!!!! His reaction was instant tears, along with every other groomsman!!! A bride’s true dream 🙂 


Photography : Laura Moll Photography

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : McCormick Ranch

Flowers : Stacey’s Petals and Stems

Wedding Dress : Catherine Deane 

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 checked out Britt Scripps Inn, you must. They have a gorgeous bridal suite to get ready in, and there is plenty of room for your whole bridal party and family to stay the night. Check out the beautiful photos of the behind the scenes bridal prep for the styled shoot.


Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Photography : Eric Killingsworth

Venue: Britt Scripps Inn

I enjoyed getting to know Kalen through her bridal trial process. She was so sweet and straight to the point. This bride knew exactly what she wanted for her makeup and hair on her wedding day. I fell in love with her gorgeous wedding photos (curtesy of Brooke Borough.. she is amazing!). So I just had to share some behind the scenes of Kalen’s bridal prep, along with other wedding day details. She married the love of her life with her two beautiful daughters. Check out how adorable they are!



Photography : Brooke Borough Photography

Florals : Emily Reynolds Design

Coordination : Paper Heart Events

Venue : McCormick Home Ranch

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Wedding Dress : Pebbles Bridal

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 and set, to prolong her hairstyle throughout the day. Airbrush makeup was a must for the all day event. As you can see, the airbrush makeup created a flawless finish on her beautiful skin. Individual lashes were applied for a natural, yet full look to help accentuate her gorgeous brown eyes. The bride wanted a soft smokey eye, and I think this was the perfect fit for her look and style.


Photography : Michael Anthony Photography

Wedding Dress : Maggie Sottero Designs

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Saint Johns Baptist Church

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’s airbrush makeup and hairstyling for her wedding day.

Photography : Danto Photography | Venue : Newhall Mansion | Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Events | Florist : Celebrate | Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace | Cake : Jill’s Cake | Rentals : 24-7 Events

Our gorgeous bride Skylar was married at the beautiful Gardens at Los Robles in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Veil Of Grace Beauty Team’s lead artists Sarah and Kerri beautified our bride. The team also dolled up her fabulous bridal party. We are loving her gorgeous wedding dress with the gold shimmer details at the bottom! And her flowers are to die for, gorgeous would be an understatement. The bride had airbrush makeup and tousled curls for her wedding day. We were so honored to be a part of your special day, and wish you and your husband all the happiness!

Photography: Chard Photography | Venue: The Gardens at Los Robles | Florist: Lavenders Flowers | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace | Bridesmaid Dresses : David’s Bridal | Event Coordination : Kelly Melo | Design : The Bride ( The Food Artist ) | Videographer : Amari Productions  | Photo-booth : Kiki Booth

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 Danielle for her wedding day. The bride was married at the beautiful Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. Here are some behind the scenes of Danielle’s bridal prep and her bridal party.


Photography : Brooke Borough Photography |Coordination : Festive Event Planning | Flowers : Oak Barrel and Bloom Co. |Bridal Salon : Lovely Bride | Bridesmaids Dress : Show me Your MuMu | Bridal Makeup : Veil Of Grace | Featured on : Magnolia Rouge | Videography : Forestry Films | Venue: Ceremony: Wayfarer’s Chapel; Reception: Private Estate | Bride’s Gown: Nicole Miller  | Bride’s Shoes: Vince | Groom’s Attire: J. Crew | Catering: Whoa Nelly Catering | Rentals: Town & Country | Vintage Glassware: Otis & Pearl | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen |Lighting: Islay Events |  DJ: Dart DJs

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 found our amazing husbands.  I remember Heather lighting up when talking about Nick. I got to witness their relationship blossom from dating, to being engaged, to standing by her side while she married the man of her dreams. I even got to doll up my best friend on her wedding day! She was such a stunning bride. I am so happy to share some of the behind the scenes makeup photos from the morning of the wedding day.

Photography : Michael Anthony Photography

Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Weddings and Events

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Flowers : Celebrate

Dj : Oh Watta Night Entertainment

Venue : Westlake Village Inn


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 behind the scenes photos of her bridal prep. We were so happy to be a part of your wedding day!

Photography : Nick Charrow

Venue : Gerry Ranch

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 and hair styling. Here are some behind the scene photos of Brianna’s bridal prep.

Photographer/Videographer: Noteworthy Weddings 

Makeup and Hair : Veil Of Grace

Florist: Poppyhill Flowers

Venue: Altadena Town & Country Club

 Dress Designer: Essense of Australia

 Shoes: Sam Edelman

The Veil Of Grace team went to the beautiful Newhall Mansion in Piru, CA to beautify Lindsey and her bridal party!  Lindsey is an artist and wanted a fun, funky look for her bridal hairstyling.  On the day of her wedding we completely changed the look she had originally decided on her bridal trial.  She was looking through our company Instagram and came across a photo we had posted of a knotted mohawk.  She loved this look and decided it was just right for her wedding day!  We were so excited to do something completely different than the typical bridal hairstyling.  She totally pulled it off, and looked incredible on her wedding day!


Photography : William Innes Photography

Coordination : Tricia Dahlgren Events

MUAH : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Newhall Mansion

Rentals : 24/7 Events

Photo Booth : Photo Touch Photobooth

Wedding Dress : Hayley Paige

It is so nice to see one of our past bridesmaids now become one of our brides!  Sarah Jane was married at the beautiful Camarillo Ranch House.  Our Veil Of Grace beauty team dolled up the bride and her entire bridal party.  The bride’s soft glam look was paired with a nude lip.  Sarah also decided to wear her hair up in a loose chignon with a beautiful braid.  Sarah and her girls looked beautiful on her wedding day! Check out some of the bridal prep photos below.



Photography : Kimberlee Miller Photography

Makeup and Hair Styling : Veil Of Grace

Coordination : Vita Bella Events

Venue : Camarillo Ranch House

Flowers : Celebrate Flowers

Veil Of Grace had an amazing opportunity to travel to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to beautify one of our lovely brides!  We get so excited to be asked to travel to do what we love!  We stayed at the beautiful Cabo Azul Resort, to help the bride, Tricia, get ready for her wedding day!  The Veil Of Grace team did hairstyling for the bride, her family, and all attending guests.  Tricia was married in a custom black wedding dress and all the guests wore black, grey, or white.  She looked gorgeous at the alter in front of a breathtaking backdrop.  We were so happy to be a part of her and Richie’s unforgettable wedding day!  We got to tag along on all the wedding festivities and share in the love that these two have for one another.  Check out some of the behind the scenes photos below!

Photography : William Innes Photography

HairStyling : Veil Of Grace

Venue : Cabo Azul

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.  Ekaterina was planning a gorgeous wedding to be held at the Hotel Bel Air and wanted an experienced hair and makeup team that could meet her expectations.  On a quick visit to CA to finish up the rest of her wedding planning, Kate also scheduled a bridal trial to finalize her wedding day look.

Kate chose bridal airbrush makeup to flawlessly last throughout the evening.  In light of the grand wedding venue, we decided to keep her hair simple and clean.  This classic look, with curled hair swept to one side, also accentuated her beautifully timeless wedding gown.  To add a touch of romance, she added a matte red lip.  For a special detail, tiny white flowers were placed throughout her tousled curls. The Veil Of Grace beauty team was so happy to be a part of her wedding day.


Makeup and Hair { Veil Of Grace }

Photography { Katie DeLorme }

Wedding Dress { BHLDN }

Wedding Coordinator { Alexandra Events }

Queen was so lovely to work with on her wedding day. Here is the breakdown of what we did to achieve her bridal look.

Foundation : Airbrush Temptu level 3/4

Cheeks: Airbrush Temptu Blush, and Peony

Brow: Kevyn Aucoin ash brown pencil

Eyes:  Mac-Painterly Paint Pot and Tan, and Ground Brown eyeshadow

Lips: Mac- pencil Hip N Happy

Lashes: Ardell Individuals Medium Length

Hair: Hot Tools Curling Iron 1 inch


Photography:  Michael Anthony Photography

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 Glory Farm in Monroe, North Carolina. It was a perfect fall day, with all the leaves still brightly colored. With Morgan living in NC, we never had a chance to do a trial run for her makeup and hair.  We exchanged phone calls and emails with looks that she was interested in.

Morgan trusted my experience and expertise to allow me to do what I thought would be best for her.  She was such a stunning person naturally.  I knew she would be so much fun to doll up for her wedding.  I decided to apply airbrush makeup to last throughout the night.  I kept her eyelid color a soft neutral tone. To make her beautiful green eyes pop, I lined her eyes with black liquid liner.  I blended the liner with a soft black powder to give her a subtle smokey look.  I choose individual lashes, that gave her a natural look. I felt that peach tones would be great on her cheeks, lips, and skin.  I finished the look with a soft champagne shimmer glow on her cheeks, to help give her the dewey bride look.  Morgan’s hair was set with curls, and the top half of her crown was teased to give her the fullness she wanted.  All her curls were swept to the side, to achieve a romantic look.


Photography: Cindy McFarland Photography

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 but also be willing and able to travel internationally.  The Veil of Grace team was exactly what Jamielee was looking for, and excited to be apart of such an amazing event!

No matter what venue they choose, all brides are looking for flawless makeup that will last the whole ceremony, and Jamielee was no exception.  With Veil of Grace owner Samantha Singer’s advanced training in airbrush makeup, each bride can achieve that perfect balance between beauty and functionality.  Airbrush makeup is a silicon based product that is sweat proof, waterproof, and very light weight on the skin.
After an initial consultation and trial run, Jamielee and Samantha came up with the perfect look; light skin coverage, grey smokey eyes, individual lashes, natural pink blush, and tinted rose colored lip gloss.  The bride’s hair was styled down with a soft wave.  In addition to Jamielee, Samantha also performed airbrush makeup and up do’s on Jamielee’s mother and three bridesmaids. The wedding was a huge success, with Jamielee’s makeup lasting through all the laughter, tears, and kisses on the cheeks. From the first stroke of the airbrush, to the wedding’s very last toast, she remained a flawless glowing bride.