Michelle & Nathan’s Wedding

Michelle & Nathan’s Wedding

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One of my favourite venues in Vancouver is Hycroft Manor. I have worked here styling hair and makeup for numerous weddings, photo shoots, and other special occasions. This building reminds me so much of England, which is where I am from. I love the detail in the walls, carpets, ceiling and furniture. Everyone feels like royalty when standing in this building! It certainly makes a wonderful venue for weddings.

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On the morning of Michelle’s wedding, I met her and her mother in the bridal suite at Hycroft Manor. Myself and Michelle had previously had a trial run of her makeup, so we knew exactly what the end results would be. The look we were going for was very fresh and natural.

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Michelle is lucky to have flawless skin. We all need to know her secret 😉 what ever she is using, I want to use! As a result of this fabulous canvas I had to work with, I was able to use minimal products for her foundation; a light coat of tinted moisturisor, a dab of concealer, and powder to remove shine. Oh, and just a dab of peach blush…and…maybe I added a little shimmer to the top of her cheeks bones to…and a slight contour to shape her face… =P tricks the trade, you know how it is!

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For Michelle’s eye makeup, I used a shimmery peach eye shadow, all over her eye lid. There was just enough colour to show up in pictures, but still look very natural in person. I added a brown, pencil eye liner to the outer corners of her top eye lid. I blended the colour with an angled brush, to create a subtle shadow that would open up her eye, but look very natural at the same time. To finish this look, I curled her lashes and applied two coats of Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara. A great product that gives mercy to the beauty of happy tears.

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To finish up our fresh and natural look, I added a subtle punch of colour to Michelle’s lips. The colour I applied was a bright orange lipstick by Nars. I dabbed down the colour so the coverage was just a subtle tint, and added a little gloss over the top. This lipstick brightened up her whole face!

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One other subtle detail I did, was apply a brown eye shadow into the corner of Michelle’s eye brows. This really gave shape to the face. Bringing Michelle’s eye brows up and out, opened up her eyes even more.

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The images you see in this blog are taken by Denise Lin Photography, who I was lucky enough to meet at the wedding. I adore these images. Denise really did a great job in capturing every precious moment of the most special day of Michelle and Nathan’s lives so far. Having a great photographer at your wedding is so important! These images will become a part of your family’s history for decades to come.

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I also got the chance to meet Julia Wei, from Fortune Events Vancouver, who was Michelle’s wedding planner. I had been in touch with Julia through email and phones calls leading up to Michelle’s wedding day. I admire how kind and caring Julia is, and not to forget to mention, how insanely organized she is. A crucial trait to have in your event planner.

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Thank you to Mink Hair & Makeup for pairing me with Michelle. We certainly made a great bride and artist match.

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