One of the most beautiful sights is watching the sun rise over the Golden Gate Bridge. Jenny, Lindsey and I witnessed this as we drove into San Francisco to style Elyse Morris and her wedding party for her 1920’s themed June wedding. The day started out with an early departure from our Petaluma salon and a day filled with wedding bliss.
Jenny and Elyse have been friends since childhood. Elyse has an older sister named Sara who has been Jenny’s friend since elementary school, who also had Jenny do her hair and makeup for her wedding. Elyse became a regular client at the start of Jenny’s career. She even traveled from Southern California to her hometown to continually receive services from Jenny. Elyse knew that from the start that she wanted Jenny to do her hair and makeup for her wedding and booked out the day over a year in advance.
As we arrived on the 38th floor of the gorgeous hotel where we would be working for the day, we instantly noted the beautiful light and view of the bay. The room was very open and the windows large, so it was great lighting for makeup. We set up our stations and Jenny and Lindsey began setting hair for Elyse and Sara. The morning started off quiet and intimate and grew to a larger crowd of fun women.
Elyse planned her wedding around a 1920’s theme. Jenny styled her hair in soft curls and one side was pulled back in a vintage comb. Her makeup was stunning with neutral shades and soft touches to show off her natural beauty. She wore a gorgeous off the shoulder lace gown from Bliss Bridal.
Each of her bridesmaids had different styling but they all carried the 1920’s theme throughout their looks. Jenny created beautiful curled updos to fit the time period with subtle differences to create dimension and individuality, but also sustain cohesion. I did the makeup for the bridesmaids creating individual looks of smokey eyes and varying degrees of red lips. They wore beautiful nude/beige dresses by Adrianna Papell. The mother of the groom received hair and makeup services and the mother of the bride chose to get her makeup done. The mothers glowed in their individual styles.
Suzanne Karp was the wedding photographer and is absolutely amazing. She arrived as the ladies were getting ready and shot photos of everyone. After the bride was complete she took her across the street for the first look. The first look was so romantic and beautiful. The couple was married at The City Club in San Francisco. The groom waited on the roof of the venue for his stunning bride. As Elyse walked onto the roof we all stood at the windows of the hotel which overlooked The City Club’s roof. Although we were located at a distance we were able to witness the couple’s happiness and adoration for each other. A truly romantic and beautifully themed day!
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Products used by EB Elite Artistry: Oribe
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Anastasia Beverly Hills
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