Our Wedding: Getting Ready

Getting ready for our wedding was so much fun! We did hair (and makeup for the bridesmaids) at Lanphier Day Spa in Darien, CT, where I grew up and where our wedding venue was.

I ended up doing my own makeup, which I know was risky, but it turned out great! I’ve always had a love for doing makeup and have always been the designated makeup artist for my friends. I wasn’t thrilled with my trial, so I spent about a year practicing and searching for the perfect lip color to make sure nothing went wrong on the actual day. I love a mix of smokey eye and a pop of pigment on the lip so I don’t look washed out, since my skin is so fair.

I used a mix of these products in this order:

Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer as my base – I always moisturize before putting any makeup on: https://www.perriconemd.com/skincare/moisturizers/face-finishing-moisturizer-super-size-MP0090.html

Amazing Cosmetics Concealer (I always do concealer before foundation): http://www.sephora.com/amazing-concealer-P59405 

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: http://www.sephora.com/luminous-silk-foundation-P393401

Perricone MD No Blush Blush and Highlighter (I swear by these products!): http://www.sephora.com/no-blush-blush-spf-30-P386467 & http://www.sephora.com/no-highlighter-highlighter-P394704 

Bobbi Brown Greige Eye Palette (limited edition but similar one here):  http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/product/13996/47059/palettes-and-sets/luxe-nudes-eye-palette/ss17

Nars Eyeliner Stylo in Koala (I always wear gray or brown liner): http://www.sephora.com/eyeliner-stylo-P374834?skuId=1433978

Dior Show Mascara Primer & Loreal Voluminous in Blackest Black: http://www.sephora.com/diorshow-maximizer-3d-triple-volume-plumping-lash-primer-P408966 & http://www.target.com/p/l-oreal-paris-voluminous-mascara-310-blackest-black-28-fl-oz/

MAC Brick-o-la Lipstick & Lancome Lip Contour in Plum: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13854/310/products/makeup/lips/lipstick/lipstick#/shade/Brick-O-La & https://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/lancome-le-crayon-lip-contour

Urban Decay All Nighter Spray (to hold it all in place!): http://www.sephora.com/all-nighter-long-lasting-makeup-setting-spray-P263504

 

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Touching up my curls!

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My dress: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier, purchased at The Plumed Serpent
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Getting ready outfits: Plum Pretty Sugar
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My mom decorated the Library of our country club, where I was getting dressed. It was all Paris themed and so beautiful!
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Shoes: Jimmy Choo
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The final product! Belt: Monique Lhuillier, Bracelet & Veil: Paris Bridal Jewelry by Debra Moreland

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Mother of the Bride Dress: Aidan Mattox @ Bloomingdales
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Bridesmaid Dresses: Aidan Mattox @ Bloomingdales, Junior Bridesmaid Dresses: Nicki MacFarlane
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Mother-in-Law Dress: Adrianna Papell, Stepmom Dress: Rene Ruiz

 

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Photo credit: Brian Hatton Weddings

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