Weekend Wedding Inspiration: Autumn Color Palette

With a crisp autumn chill in the air today in Albuquerque, we thought it would be a good idea for this weekend’s wedding inspiration to be about incorporating warm fall colors into your late summer or early fall wedding. This real New Mexican bride with her bouquet of cheerful sunflowers and bridesmaids in rich chocolate brown dresses just may make you rethink having a June wedding.

Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography
Photo Credit: S.Strine Photography

S.Strine Photography

Albuquerque, NM

505-321-4644

For more wedding inspiration and for everything you need to plan your wedding, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide. 

5th Annual Madly In Love Bridal Brunch Photos!

Photos are in for our 5th Annual Madly In Love Bridal Brunch that we hosted at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque on August 17th! Thank you to all of our fabulous vendors that participated, and to all of our madly in love brides and grooms that came to meet everyone and enjoy the show!

Photography by S.Strine Photography

Bridal Gowns by Bridal Elegance by Darlene

Suits and Tuxedos by Suits Unlimited

Lingerie by Pope Joans Lingerie 

Hair and Makeup by Bliss Salon & Spa

Decor by Black Swan Events

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Cake by Cake Fetish. Photo by S.Strine Photography
Cake by Cake Fetish.
Photo by S.Strine Photography

For upcoming events and bridal shows, please visit the Perfect Wedding Guide. 

A Mini-Guide to Wedding Day Lipstick by C. Johnson Makeup

Choosing Your Wedding Day Lipstick guest post by Christy Johnson of C. Johnson Makeup.

Your perfect wedding day lip color by C.Johnson Makeup. Photo by S. Strine Photography
Your perfect wedding day lip color by C.Johnson Makeup. Photo by S. Strine Photography

Your lip color is vital to your overall bridal look and smudged, smeared, and faded lipstick is the last thing you’ll have time for on your wedding day. Here are a few tips for lip color that lasts from the moment you step down the aisle to the last kiss of the night.

Choosing a Product Type:

Lip stains tend to last the longest, especially with all of the kiss-tested and food and drink-tested, long-wearing formulas available. Try out a few different varieties in advance to find your perfect formula. Remember, some long-lasting lip colors can have a sticky or overly dry feeling and may cause irritation. The wrong lip product could have you picking at or licking your lips all night so it’s worth spending some time to find one that works for you.

Choosing your Signature Color:

Reds are classic and can be a little bit vintage, plums are trendy and gorgeous for fall weddings, and pinks and nude shades are great for a soft, natural look. For a very natural lip color that will define your lips and photograph beautifully, find a shade that is just slightly darker than your natural lip color.

For a Flawless Application:

For a precise application avoid using product directly from the tube and use a lip brush instead. Using the lip brush, trace along the outline of your lips with small, smooth strokes. Avoid painting outside your natural lip shape. Using the tube now, fill in your lips with color. Blot with a tissue to remove any excess.

Apply your lipstick with a lip brush for flawless application and longer lasting color.
Apply your lipstick with a lip brush for flawless application and longer lasting color. Photo by S.Strine Photography

Glossy Lips:

If you like a glossy look, layer on a clear lip gloss. A small dab to the fullest part of your bottom lip is all you’ll need for a fuller looking pout. Keep in mind that gloss will cause your lip color to fade faster and will have to be reapplied more often than a matte lip product. Gloss also transfers more easily, so be prepared to wipe bits of gloss off of anyone you kiss.

Matte Lips:

Matte lipstick is this season’s biggest makeup trend and is perfect for upcoming fall and winter weddings. To get a sultry matte lipstick look, blot your lips after applying your lip color.  Then lightly dust your lips with a slight layer of translucent powder before adding a second coat of color.

For more help finding your perfect lipstick shade during a private makeup lesson, or to book our professional makeup and hair services visit CJohnsonMakeup.com  We’d love to hear from you!

C. Johnson Makeup

Albuquerque & Santa Fe, NM

505-715-9490

For more wedding beauty inspiration and to view our brand new Fall Issue, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

{Wedding Beauty Inspiration}Pair A Luscious Floral Headpiece With Colorful Lips

Makeup by C.Johnson Makeup. Photography by S.Strine Photography. Location Casa Rondena Winery.
Makeup by C.Johnson Makeup. Photography by S.Strine Photography. Location Casa Rondena Winery.
Makeup by C.Johnson Makeup. Photography by S.Strine Photography. Location Casa Rondena Winery.
Makeup by C.Johnson Makeup. Photography by S.Strine Photography. Location Casa Rondena Winery.

C.Johnson Makeup: Christy Johnson is a certified makeup artist with experience in bridal beauty, airbrush makeup, & all-natural mineral makeup. C.Johnson Makeup is available for in-studio or on-location appointments and offers all-natural, custom blended mineral makeup  foundation specifically blended for you based on your skin tone, color & complexion concerns.

S.Strine Photography:  S.Strine Photography is led by award-winning portrait and landscape photographer Stephanie Schonberger, who loves natural light, the beauty of film, and the awe-inspiring New Mexico landscape. Her studio offers simple, modern, elegant imagery as unique as each couple she photographs and cherishes every client, building relationships that last far beyond the wedding day.

Location: Casa Rondena Winery

Event Stylist: Orange September

Florist: Floriography

For more beauty inspiration, and for everything else you need to plan your wedding, please visit The Perfect Wedding Guide.

 

{Weekend Wedding Inspiration} White Sands National Monument Wedding

There is no shortage of beautiful landscapes provided by mother nature here in New Mexico to make for truly special wedding photography. Kelly and Christian choose the ethereal natural backdrop of White Sands National Monument for their wedding ceremony. Pops of bright orange and pink provided a great contrast to the unearthly glistening white sand dunes.

Couple: Kelly and Christian

Location: White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Photographer: S.Strine Photography

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S.Strine Photography

(505) 321-4644

Albuquerque, NM

Our Spring/Summer issue of the Albuquerque & Santa Fe Perfect Wedding Guide is now available! View the new issue at The Perfect Wedding Guide.