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