You have dreamt about and envisioned this day since you were old enough to understand the concept of that ‘white’ glamorous day. We feel confident in saying that the wedding day is the single-most important event of a woman’s life. We spend months or even years (caught ya!) planning the details of this party. The day arrives and ends just as quickly. Don’t panic , LCD is here to capture the wedding memories and your bridal beauty for you to hold onto and pass along as your life continues to unfold. Just as it’s important to plan each and every minuscule detail of the wedding day, to ensure the best photographs of you and your husband, we have some helpful suggestions to share with you. Since the bride tends to be the show-stopper (sorry boys!), our beauty hints will be more useful for our blushing brides.
Let’s set the tone. Mood music, please. All eyes are on you. Your skin is glowing radiantly. Your make-up is flawless and your flowing tresses are silky and shining. Oooo’s and aaaah’s are being heard as you walk your way down the aisle. Pictures are being snapped from every direction and you feel calm and collected. You receive your pictures from your photographer and couldn’t be more thrilled. Success story indeed.
Beautiful skin and locks don’t just appear because it’s your day. How frustrating, right? You may ask yourself, “How can I splurge on frequent haircuts and facials when I’m counting pennies to hand over to my vendors?” As frustrating as it can be, your beauty upkeep will pay off. Without further ado, here are our photo-ready suggestions.
1.) We all fear the notorious makeup catastrophe. To avoid looking silly, consult with a makeup artist prior to your big day. Schedule a consultation and take a few pictures of yourself. Upload the photo to your computer and use it as your desktop background. This technique will guarantee wedding day bliss and not the blues. Oh yeah, when they say “something blue” they didn’t’ mean your eye-shadow.
2.) Dewy skin cannot be achieved by relying solely on your makeup artist’s talent. They use brushes not a magical wand. Six months before the big day consider investing in some quality moisturizer. Also, exfoliating (especially those lips) will have you looking runway rather then runaway bride.
3.) The fearful “T” word that has photographers sweating. Tanning. And we aren’t sweating because of the intense rays. Tanning and bronzing does not equal glowing and radiant skin. Be mindful about your tanning habits. Just remember, a little goes a long way.
4.) As the sages have it, we are what we eat. Thus, to have healthy beautiful hair for your wedding, you may want to watch what you are putting into your body. Again, six months prior to saying your I do’s, regular hair-trims and maintenance are in order. Long hair with split-ends doesn’t ‘cut’ it.
5.) Here is our proposal when it comes to flash photography. Don’t use heavy pressed power to set your foundation. Consider using a light translucent power to avoid running the risk of looking chalky and ghost-like. We also suggest investing in some high-definition foundation. You should ask your makeup artist what they are using and offer bringing your preferred brand. Another makeup ‘no-no’ is frosted or lighter pigmented lip stains. While you are not expected to choose dark colors, aim for warmer shades that won’t disappear when the camera flashes. No lips are one thing, but a life-less face is unacceptable. Warming up those apples of your cheeks with blush will create more dimension and make you pop. You want to be a blushing bride, right? Just because it’s not in your daily makeup regimen doesn’t mean it should be ‘brushed’ off!
6.) We have one last big “I do.” Get those pearly whites shining! While we have technology to remove flaws and enhance color later on, whitening up your teeth will keep your guest’s heads turning.
So, we ask you. Do you vow to take the necessary steps? Get ready. Get set. Get married.