Makeup for Sarah’s Colonial Hotel Wedding | Gardner, MA

I love when I have the opportunity to work with brides from my hometown! Sarah is several years younger than me, but seeing as I am the oldest of 7 siblings, if someone grew up in little ol’ Auburn, MA, chances are, someone knows someone from my family, and that was the case with this beauty. My brother told me what a sweetheart Sarah was, and he was not wrong! As I was doing her makeup at her trial run she recanted stories of her childhood with my brothers, and even visiting with one of them not too long ago. Unfortunately, as is the case with too many others, Sarah had a not-so-good experience at a trial run with another makeup artist prior to reaching out to me. Fortunately it was our hometown connection that got her in touch with me, and I’m so happy it did. It’s always so great to be another part of a local bride’s memories!

Sarah wanted a dramatic but bridal appropriate look for her fairy-tale wedding day. I created a shimmery, contoured eye on her, and paired it with black liner & lashes and a sheer pink cheek and lip. The overall feel was pretty and romantic but with a hint of drama. Here’s a peek at the look we created at her trial run at my studio.

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As you’ll see in the gorgeous wedding images below, makeup tends to photograph differently under various lighting conditions. This is why we do recommend going a bit heavier than usual so that in natural light your makeup doesn’t completely disappear!

Here are some photos from Sarah’s beautiful wedding, courtesy of The Ewings Photography Studio.

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(A little back story on this photo, Sarah is obsessed with Justin Timberlake. Her husband has learned to deal with it…. )

Sarah also left us a very sweet 5-star review on The Knot!

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Congratulations Sarah! I’m so happy our hometown connection brought us together for this day!

Photos by: The Ewings Photography Studio

Church: First Congregational Church of Rutland

Reception Venue: The Colonial Hotel, Gardner, MA

Makeup: Christy & Alexandra of Christy & Co.