Wedding Make-up Done Right

There are many different components to a bride’s stunning appearance; the dress is by far the most notable element, then of course there are great accessories…jewelry, shoes, maybe a veil or flower in the hair. These first components are gathered and put together in-advance, just waiting for that special day. The final touches last only for a short moment but are key in that final presentation. There is the manicure/pedicure, then the fabulous hairstyle and the make-up. Ah, yes, the make-up, such a simple yet very key element. Good make-up takes a great artist. One that can see each bride’s vision and be able to make it a reality. So with this final element in mind, I want to introduce you to the fabulous work of Christine Wheaton from Femme Akoi!. A make-up artist that is truly extraordinary. Christine brought several models over to our studio and I was able to see her in action. Her arsenal of make-up spread out across the table, the rack hung with wardrobe changes, and then, my favorite, the most unique and amazing headpieces that Christine had designed and created. I kind of had this idea I knew how to do make-up, I mean I’ve been wearing it long enough, but when I saw the master at work, I realized I hadn’t even got my toes wet! There is a whole other level of make-up that takes you from looking good, to looking spectacular! Below are some of my favorites from the shoot, photographed by my amazingly talented husband. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is Christine doing some touch-ups on one of the models.

And the final product…stunning!

Here is a more sultry look. Love the smokey eyes! And, yes, those are rhinestones on her eyelids!

Okay. These next ones are some of my favorites! Look at this outrageous headpiece. Christine created it!

Now more of the classical bride. How gorgeous are these?!

…………………………………………………………Look at the feathery lashes in this last photo! Truly incredible make-up!

We’d like to give a special thank you to the wonderful models of Femme Akoi. Samantha, Miranda, and Sky you were all wonderful to work with! And Christine, you never cease to amaze us with your creative genius!

Jordan - November 1, 2009 - 3:58 pm

Hey Jeff! This is Jordan from the Tampa to Atlanta flight.
You and your wife are so talented! I love your work!
I enjoyed talking to you on the plane, I asked my sister about her wedding but she said it is just going to be very small, no big shin-dig.
Thank you so much for all of the tips on photoshop and what not!

Custom Designed Save-The-Dates

I realized that it’s a little known fact that we design custom save-the-date cards and magnets. I’ve never written about it or have shown any on the blog! Silly me! Well, graphic design is one of my loves and I’ve been designing holiday cards, birth announcements, and invitations for myself, friends and family for years, but recently realized that I need to offer our lovely brides and grooms something too! Because I put a great deal of importance in the photograph, I design the cards so they enhance the photo and add to the over-all communication. Most save-the-dates are templates that the photo is placed into and I have found that quite often (1) the design is too busy and takes away from the photo, (2) many times the colors don’t quite work with the image, somewhat clashing and (3) the photo is just TOO small or there is a little collage of tiny tiny pictures that you have to squint at to see. This is why I started designing save-the-dates. You have to see the photo and the design needs to enhance it, not take away! When your guests receive their save-the-date, the card should make them even more excited about the wedding to come and the wonderful couple.

Here are a couple of our save-the date designs. First here’s the magnet designs. The magnets are 3″x4.5″.

Wouldn’t you just love to have something like that on your fridge?!

Ok, and now my favorite, the cards. I love these because they are unique and pretty. They are flat cards, printed on both sides on pearl card stock. We make them in two sizes, either 4×6 or 5×7.

This is the front of the card. See, it’s clean and simple and all about the photograph! I mean you could frame it!

Then on the back is all the information nicely laid out. Not cramped and crammed in. I usually have these printed with rounded corners and it just adds that final touch!

……… . So if you are having an engagement session done by K&K we’d be happy to design a custom save-the-date card or magnet. It will stand out from the standard save-the-dates and enhance your beautiful engagement photo. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ellen - October 29, 2009 - 3:54 pm

We are so excited about K&K designing our save-the-dates! We know they are going to turn out to be amazing and definitely make an impression on our guests! Thanks for blogging about your custom designs and all that you have to offer your brides and grooms.

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