As a team of professional hair and makeup artists, it is always our goal to help our brides look their best on their special day. Caitlin, one of our recent brides, was no exception. She came to us with a vision of Hollywood waves and soft glam makeup, and we were thrilled to bring her dream to life.
On the day of her wedding at the Barn at Wight Farm in Sturbridge, our stylist Renee got straight to work, carefully styling and molding her beautiful strawberry blonde hair into perfectly formed waves. Caitlin’s stunning hair was a wonderful complement to her gorgeous gown.
When it comes to makeup, we believe that less is often more. Our goal is to enhance a bride’s natural beauty rather than mask it. For Caitlin, Christy went for a soft glam look that highlighted her features without going overboard. A subtle shimmery eye paired with a rosy lip was the perfect pairing to her glamorous waves.
Caitlin was thrilled with the final result! She looked absolutely stunning and radiated confidence as she walked down the aisle to meet her groom.
The wedding day is one of the most significant and memorable days in any couple’s life. With all the intricate details that go into planning the perfect wedding, and the timeless photos that capture it, it’s essential to pay special attention to your hair and makeup. If you’re a future bride or groom in the Sturbridge, MA area, Christy & Co. can help make your wedding day dreams a reality. As we specialize in wedding hair and makeup, read on to learn more about how we can help you look and feel picture-perfect for your special day.
Expert Styling and Exceptional Skill
When it comes to wedding hair and makeup, it’s essential to choose an experienced stylist with exceptional skill. At Christy & Co., our team of experts has years of experience and knowledge under their belt when it comes to creating the perfect looks for your wedding day. From intricate braids to glamorous Hollywood waves, our stylists will work with you to design the perfect style that complements your gown, theme, and personality. We stay up-to-date with current trends and styles while still maintaining traditional and timeless looks.
Custom Bridal Consultations
Prior to your wedding day, we’ll get to know you better and set up a custom bridal consultation. During our consultation, we’ll discuss your preferences and understand your style, personal taste, needs, and vision to create a custom, personalized look. We’ll evaluate your facial structure and features to decide on the perfect makeup palette that highlights your natural beauty and enhances your features. Our bridal consultations are a fantastic way to understand the process and feel confident and delighted with the final result going into your wedding day.
Effortless and Stress-Free Experience
Planning a wedding is stressful enough, with tons of decisions to make, guests to accommodate, and timelines to follow. At Christy & Co., we understand how crucial it is to make your wedding hair and makeup experience as stress-free as possible. We arrive at your getting-ready location and deliver efficient services, ensuring your hair and makeup look perfect and stunning in the photographs and in person. While you relax and get pampered, we’ll ensure that you’re ready in time for your special day.
A One-Stop-Shop for Both Bridal Hair and Makeup
At Christy & Co., we provide both bridal hair and makeup. Our team of experts works in tandem, collaborating with each other to ensure a cohesive look with an efficient timeline. With our extensive experience and vast knowledge, we can guarantee that your look will be seamless and flawless.
Your wedding day hair and makeup should be a perfect representation of you, your style, and your theme. At Christy & Co., we take pride in creating personalized and individual looks that reflect our client’s personality. From start to finish, our expert team ensures seamless hair and makeup with an effortless and stress-free experience. If you’re getting married in the Sturbridge, MA area, reach out and let us help you create the perfect wedding day look.
It’s like Christmas to a fellow wedding vendor when a photographer sends them the link to all the photos from a wedding they worked together and tells them to choose the ones they love. And sometimes it’s an almost impossible task when you love the photographer, love the subjects, and love all.the.damn.photos! And so it was with these gorgeous images from Laura’s wedding earlier this season at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. Abby Lorenz Photography captured everything so beautifully, it was virtually impossible to choose a select few to share here on the blog! So be prepared for a lot of them. <3
We started our bridal hair and makeup preparations at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester. Laura’s bridal look was all about classic romance. Her makeup was a palette of nudes that included a slightly smoky eye, flirty lashes, and a peachy lip and cheek. Her long hair was worn down in a romantic wave with one side pinned back, secured with a bejeweled fascinator. She looked stunning!
Here are some (several!) of our favorite images from this dreamy early summer wedding.
Anytime someone asks me what type of look I recommend for hair and makeup for their wedding, I always give the same response: stay away from the trends, and choose something that will always be considered beautiful. Don’t date your photos. Go for something classic. Be TIMELESS.
Our bride Sandra, who was married last summer at Harrington Farm in Princeton, MA, chose exactly that. Romantic, pretty makeup, and a classic low updo of curls, pinned away yet softly framing her face. This look will NEVER go out of style.
Sandra and her bridal party opted to get ready at a local hotel, the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Leominster, prior to heading to the venue to get dressed, so we packed up our hair and makeup kits and traveled there to provide our bridal beauty services. Christy did the bride’s makeup in a palette of soft pinks, while Chelsea created her phenomenal wedding hairstyle. Here are some beautiful photos from Sandra’s wedding day, by Meredith Jane Photography.
Could you picture a more perfect place for an historical preservation curator to have her wedding, than the Old Sturbridge Village living history museum? It was a perfect fit for our bride Lauren, who is a curator for Preservation Long Island. For anyone who has never had the opportunity to visit this popular attraction, it’s a fully operational New England village from the 1830s, complete with 40 historic buildings, a covered bridge, horse-drawn carriages, heritage breed farm animals, and authentically costumed staff. It’s truly a step back in time, and they host weddings on this incredible property!
We started off the day by doing hair and makeup for Lauren and her bridal party at the Oliver Wight House – a federal style mansion built in 1789 – at the Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges. Right from the start Lauren knew she wanted to include elements of history in the bridal beauty for her wedding day. She requested a hair crown, and makeup in earthy tones that complemented the beauty of her cream-colored antique lace gown.
Here are some photos from Lauren’s historic-inspired wedding day, by the always phenomenal Ramblefree Photo Co.
It’s officially Spring here now, although it still feels so much like Winter! New England is always a bit slow to bring on the warmer temperatures, but they are just around the corner, along with bridal season! To brighten up the chill, I wanted to share some of the photos – and a video! – from our beautiful bride Marisa’s wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Love & Perry Photography and Films did a phenomenal job capturing the beauty of this day (as always!).
For makeup, I gave Marisa a “natural bridal glam” look – nothing too overdone since it was a garden wedding, but an extra bit of wow factor on her eyes to accompany her darker features. For her hair, our stylist Chelsea created a beautiful side-swept chignon. Marisa pulled the look off beautifully!
Here in New England we are fortunate to be surrounded by a lot of colonial history, and our wedding venues in central MA certainly reflect that. The Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield is one of my favorites, and incorporates a beautiful colonial-era farmhouse with a gorgeous attached post and beam barn. Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with grazing cattle, it is quintessential New England and a fantastic choice for a wedding!
I’m excited to share some photos of our past bride Alicia and her wedding at Salem Cross Inn. She chose to get ready upstairs in the bridal area of the farmhouse, where we have lots of space, great natural light, and a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape. Her photographer Mike Hendrickson of Unitymike Photography grabbed some fantastic shots of us getting Alicia and her bridal party ready. Everyone looked gorgeous!
Meet Andreina, our newest member of the Christy & Co. team. Andreina, who also goes by Nina, grew up with a love of all things beauty and fashion, and always knew she wanted a career for herself that involved making women look and feel beautiful. She decided to make that a reality in 2007 when she started the cosmetology program at Blaine Beauty School, focusing on both hair and makeup. After completing the program, she started assisting artists that specialize in the wedding industry, and that’s when she knew that bridal beauty was going to be a focus for her. 10 years later, Andreina joined the Christy & Co. team in 2017.
In addition to focusing on bridal beauty, Andreina also freelances for MAC Cosmetics and works for Ulta, which allows her to stay on top of the constantly changing trends in the beauty industry. She is multi-talented with both hair and makeup, and focuses on creating a variety of bridal hair designs, from soft and romantic to artistic and sculpted.
Here are some examples of recent bridal hair work Andreina has done. So pretty!
In her spare time, Andreina enjoys spending time with her husband and children, exploring different types of foods and restaurants, dancing at Zumba events, and singing in her church choir.
Here are a few professional shots from weddings Andreina has worked with us recently.
We are so excited to have Andreina as part of the Christy & Co. team for a second year, and look forward to more of her beautiful hair creations for our clients!
Next up in our ‘Meet the Team!’ blog posts is talented makeup artist Veronica! She began freelancing as a makeup artist in 2011 while attending college in Albany, NY, after her classmate and close friend started doing makeup for weddings and needed an assistant artist to help out. Now in her 7th year as a makeup artist, Veronica is currently located in MA. A New England native, Veronica grew up in CT, and frequently finds herself working weddings throughout the Northeast, focusing on the greater-Boston and Windsor, CT areas. Her favorite part of the business is being chosen to enhance a bride’s natural beauty, while playing a part in such a special day. She joined the Christy & Co. team in 2015.
Veronica is currently enrolled in the Advanced Esthetics program at the Catherine Hinds Institute and anticipates completing the program in April of this year.
Veronica is also an avid dog-lover, and although she doesn’t have any of her own, she volunteers her time with several dog rescues and can be found walking dogs at her local shelter.
Here are some examples of beautiful bridal makeup Veronica has done, from super natural, to glam, and everything in between:
And here are a few shots that I love from a wedding Veronica did for us that don’t really focus on the makeup, but truly show how important it is in the overall feel of the wedding. So dreamy!
In closing, another lovely piece of information: Veronica just recently got engaged and is planning her own wedding! I know she is going to be a beautiful bride! Congratulations Veronica!
Today’s ‘Meet the Team!’ blog post is an introduction to our fantastic hair designer Chelsea! Born and raised in Michigan, Chelsea started in the beauty industry 11 years ago, and received her cosmetology license in 2009. She moved to Massachusetts in 2014, and the Christy & Co. team has been blessed with her presence ever since! She is a master of updos and is the ultimate braid whisperer. She’s also been told that her hair creations are #hairgoals (yes, the hashtag was included!).
Chelsea’s love of hairstyling started at a very young age – namely when she decided to use her sister as a real-life mannequin head and chopped off her ponytail (she swears she’s come a long way since then!). Her younger siblings – 2 sisters and a brother – were often models for her to practice on, and in high school she could be found doing formal hair for her sisters and friends for homecoming and prom. It was never any surprise that Chelsea would eventually make a career in this industry! Here are some examples of the gorgeous bridal hairstyles Chelsea has created for our clients since coming on board with us in 2014.
As I’m sure you can see, Chelsea is a perfectionist with her work. She will keep going until the final goal is perfectly achieved, even if that means switching things up in the middle of a style if it’s not working the way she envisioned. Where other stylists may make accommodations to continue on with what they are doing, I’ve seen Chelsea take apart what she’s been working on and start from scratch, to ensure the client gets EXACTLY what the client wants. This results in a lot of happy brides and bridal parties!
And speaking of happy bridal parties, Chelsea thrives on the energy surrounding a wedding day. She’s always excited to get to work, loves how she gets to make people feel special and even more beautiful on such an important day, and often goes home wishing she could get married all over again! She is truly a wedding addict!
When she’s not working, Chelsea loves to spend time with her husband (she’s married to her high school sweetheart!) and their rescue dog, Cornelius. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and working out, and she and her husband are what some might consider “beer snobs” – they love to travel all over to different breweries and try the different beers.
I’ll finish off this blog post with some of the professional photos we’ve received showcasing Chelsea’s beautiful hair work over the years.
Gorgeous work, Chelsea! We’re looking forward to our 5th wedding season together with you this year!