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Tessa Kim Summer 2016 Collection

Fashion & Beauty

One great way to soften the blow of Mondays? Beautiful bridal accessories, of course, and no one does them better than Tessa Kim. The designer extraordinaire has released her Summer 2016 collection, and it’s chock full of stunning hair accessories, capes, robes, and more. Photographer Deyla Huss captured everything so we could pore over these images all day!

Tessa Kim summer 2016 collection - photo by Deyla Huss Photography http://ruffledblog.com/tessa-kim-summer-2016-collection

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Tessa Kim

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Deyla Huss

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Bella Bloom

Dresses

Elizabeth Dye

Hair and Makeup

Jennifer from Face Body Beauty

Rentals

Something Borrowed Portland

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Vintage West Sussex Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Joanna Brown

As a lover and admirer of all things English, I was tickled pink to see this wedding sent over by Joanna Brown. Bride Rosie embraced her British heritage and arranged a wedding day full of lots of love, handmade goodness, and vintage details. Her silk wedding gown was last worn by a bride in the 1930s, and came with a portrait of the original owner on her wedding day!

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From the bride, Rosie: We wanted it to be relaxed and informal but still stylish – without looking overdone. The emphasis throughout the day was sharing-from our food choices and seating plan right through to the evening entertainment.


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vintage english weddings

fuchsia dahlia bouquets

Our style was vintage, country, rustic chic, with a good measure of Brit-love thrown in! We got married during a year where the world was hooked on the Queen’s Jubilee and the London Olympics so we wanted to celebrate all that is great about England and particularly Sussex (the county where we live and got married). There were lots of DIY touches — bunting made from vintage hankies that guests could help themselves to during the speeches; to photos of our families weddings from the 1920s to the 1970s for guests to write messages on; hand-stamped name tags with the words ‘spread the love’ stamped on the reverse, tied to mini jars of jam and honey, which doubled as place settings and favours; to giant wooden initials which we threaded with white LED lights.


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I bought my dress from a vintage dealer-on the strength of one photo! I travelled three hours to see it and fell in love instantly. When it fit like a glove, with no alterations required I knew it was meant to be. It was an original 1930s oyster crepe-backed silk satin gown. Last worn in 1937, and purchased along with a photo of the lady who wore it and a copy of her order of service.


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vintage english weddings

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t rush into booking suppliers just to tick things off the list. And go with your gut instinct. Meet people, talk to them. If they embrace your ideas the chances are it’ll all go smoothly on the day. Try taking on some DIY projects. You don’t have to be naturally ‘crafty’ — I’m definitely not, but they do add a personal touch. Buy local. We sourced food, soft drinks, and our wine all within a 20 mile radius of where we live. It helped make the day feel very personal to us and supported local producers. Shop around before handing over your credit card — and take the time to track down small suppliers. You’ll get a more personal service and end up with something you want to buy-not something they want to sell. Sign up to Etsy. I sourced several original vintage pieces including my French beaded bouquet and my 1950s head piece by Hattie Carnegie for a fraction of the cost it would have been from a boutique.


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vintage wedding portraits

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Wedding Location: Lindfield, West Sussex, England / Wedding Photographer: Joanna Brown Photography / Event Design: Bride, Roses All Over / Wedding Flowers: The Home Grown Flower Company / Wedding Dress: Vintage via Abigail’s Vintage Bridal / Hair: Mandie of Strands and Co. / Makeup: Ruth McHugh / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Frock Me / Groom’s Suit: Reiss / Groom’s Tie: William Hunt / Wedding Caterer: Jacqui Hobbs / Wedding Music: The Vintage Give / DJ: Stick It On / Wedding Invitations: Sam Warner / Transportation: Premier Wedding Cars

Past and Present: Royal Wedding Veils

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Continuing our post on Royal Brides from yesterday, we’d like to focus on a perennial royal wedding tradition: cathedral length veils. Though tiaras may be an enduring mainstay of the royal wedding, we’re sure loving the modern twist on these vintage veils – especially cap and mantilla veils.

Some past royal brides whose headwear we’re crushing on in particular:
Royal Vintage Brides Cathedral Mantilla Lace Veils
Clockwise from top left: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and HRH the Duke of York; Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark; Princess Birgitta of Sweden; Princess Caroline of Monaco; Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

Some long vintage-inspired veils we’re loving…
DIY vintage lace cap veils

Clockwise from top left:
1. Cathedral length veil from Wedding Veils Online
2. DIY bridal cap veil; see the original wedding here. Love this modern take on a mantilla veil, and you can make your own! All you need is wide Alençon lace trim.
3. Lace cap veil from Twigs and Honey, photo by Elizabeth Messina
4. Delphine Manivet cap veil; see the original wedding here. Available at Lovely.

photo credits: Getty Images

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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Autumnal Michigan Wedding

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This fall Michigan wedding embodies the cozy romance of the season perfectly. Her shawl and veil are so classic and the decor is spot-on seasonal. Many hands pitched in to make this romantic affair and all the little details add up to a magical, autumnal wedding day.

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From the bride. We envisioned a classic vintage-rustic wedding with a cozy feel. I have a lot of respect for the women of the 1930s-1950s, they were always gorgeous, showing off their assets without being sleazy. I didn’t want it to feel like a stuffy formal event, I wanted everyone to feel like they were just in their backyard with a few good friends celebrating.

vintage Michigan wedding

vintage Michigan wedding

vintage Michigan wedding

Vintage, Rustic, Cozy, and classic. We used all fall colors (oranges, reds, wines, browns) to create something vintage, rustic, cozy and classic. My aunt Lori, the creative genius in my family, hand-painted a few signs and our table numbers, as well as painted Mr and Mrs white pumpkins. She also created all of my place cards, he “happily ever after” sign and table numbers were painted on recycled old barn wood.

vintage Michigan wedding

vintage Michigan wedding

My mom, sister, and I dried hydrangeas for the ceremony decorations and created the arrangements that hung on the chairs lining the ceremony aisles. My mom also dried apples and put them in my lanterns as decoration.

vintage Michigan wedding

vintage Michigan wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? 1)Use the INTERNET, this was my saving grace, if I thought of an idea I would google it and try to find similar ideas to use as inspiration or hints so I wasn’t re-writing the book! 2) Try to use local vendors it usually cuts the price dramatically 3) Choose a Master and Mistress of ceremonies that are organized and handle pressure well. They handle and deal with all the stress that day so you don’t have to! I don’t know what I would have done without my aunt and uncle.

vintage Michigan wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Millburg, MI):

Venue: Blue Dress Barn / Photographer: Amy Carroll / Florist: Floral Brook Florist / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm from Eva’s Bridal / Veil: Love, Lulu Mae / Shoes: Maxstudio/ Makeup: Julie Strating / Hair: Abby Allison-Dutcher / Bridesmaid Dresses: Belsoie/ Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein/ DJ: A&W Disc Jockeys / Caterer: Classic Catering / Bartending: Michigan Street Catering / Caramel Apple Favors: Sweet Seasons Orchards/ Wedding Cake: Dee’s Specialty Cakes / Wedding Invitations: Paper Garnish / Transportation: Indian Trails

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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Library Styled Love Shoot

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This bookishly sweet love shoot was sent to us by Josh McCullock, who teamed up with Gibson Events to produce a perfectly conceptualized mini-reception based on books, literature and a little bit of sparkle. You’re sure to fall in love with it just as quickly as I did.

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From the design team: We loved the idea of two bookish types tying the knot in an old library or bookstore. She isn’t the white dress type and opted, instead, for dressy separates in a light palate. He sports new frames and a bow tie for the occasion.

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

Our bride incorporated hand made paper flowers into her bouquet and her décor carries a restrained, but a little sparkly, aesthetic. Stacked volumes, primitive pewter and mercury glass vessels filled with kale, lambs ear, rose hips, black dahlia, hydrangea, terra cotta and ivory roses compliment the silver rimmed china and glassware.

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

Custom napkins and padded chair backs featuring Mr. Darcy’s second profession of affection from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (possibly the most romantic passage in literature?) round out the guest table.

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

The sophisticated palate of peacock, pewter, terra cotta, ivory and navy presents itself seamlessly throughout the décor and wardrobe. An old typewriter font graces the chair backs, cake, invitation and brew bar menu. Speaking of the invitation, a sweet (but fictional) story of the couple printed on a standard vellum page features the pertinent information in a larger point to make it jump off the page. The theme continues with a book page motif gracing the three layer meringue cake.

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Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Scottish Rite Temple, Guthrie, Oklahoma / Photography: Josh McCullock / Concept, design and styling: Lindsay Gibson for Gibson Events / Pour over coffee bar: Café Evoke / Cake and cookies: Mishelle Handy Cakes / Chocolate Covered Caramels: 7000 ft. Sweets for Gibson Essentials / Her Jewelry: Stella and Dot / Flowers: Kelly Long for Poppy Lane Design / Invitation: Gibson Essentials / Clutch: AO3 Design available through Gibson Essentials / His Bow tie: Beau Ties Ltd, of Vermont/ Mercury Glass birds: Gibson Essentials/ Paper flowers (in bouquet): Collected Thread/ Rentals: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events

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Event Studio

Event Studio is a wedding floral design and decorating firm that offers beautiful and unique designs for your special day! We are over-the-moon excited to play with lush gorgeous flowers everyday, treating each wedding as the only one. We join each couple in their excitement and work to make your day the most beautiful day of your life!

We offer a full inventory that we include in your design agreement. In addition, we offer custom made signs and unique decorator items!

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Red Ruby Rose Clutches

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We have a gorgeous wedding that we’ll be sharing today, but first I’d like to introduce you to Red Ruby Rose clutches. If you haven’t heard of them yet, you must be living under a rock! Their sleek designs are comprised of their own patterns and top of the line materials, not to mention that each of them is made by hand. Rowena also accepts custom orders, so you can use your own pattern or swap lining/exterior.

Below are some of my favorites…I am loving particularly the second one. It can be used either for a 1930’s Art Deco wedding or for a modern fête. Plus, it doesn’t scream bridal, so you can continue to use after the wedding day. The print on the last one is a vintage telegram, you know I couldn’t resist sharing!

Red Ruby Rose Clutches

From Rowena:
I make every clutch from start to finish, which I think is a nice thing for buyers to connect with, as it’s a handmade artisan product which has a bit of soul, rather than being outsourced using cheap labour. Also, some of the clutches are made using their own textile/leather designs which means it’s a unique product that can’t be found elsewhere.

Many of these fabrics are printed with Rowena’s original designs. Inspiration comes from her photographic and alternative-process techniques including photogram and pinhole photography, and also her collage work which draws on layered organic images from natural forms such as petals and feathers. All the clutches are lined with beautiful dupioni silks and linens for a little added ‘secret’ luxury when they are opened.

Don’t forget to check out their store Red Ruby Rose on Etsy!

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Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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Entry #8: DIY Vintage Hair Comb

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Next entry for our DIY Contest is from Caroline, who sent this project all the way from Ireland! If you’re planning a rock ‘n roll wedding, today is your lucky day. Caroline used a raven’s skull, amongst other vintage pieces to create a headband to wear at her brother’s wedding.

From Caroline:
I made this headpiece to wear to my brothers wedding in Tuscany, Italy. I had bought a really pretty vintage dress, very demure and ladylike and i wanted to give it a bit of a funky edge. So I thought, what’s edgier than a skull?

What you’ll need:

– rhinestone applique
– vintage flowers
– vintage brooch
– hair comb
– a ravens skull (optional, taxidermy skull found at antique shop)

DIY Vintage Hair Comb skull rock 'n roll wedding

Instructions:

I sewed the applique to the comb, then the skull on to the applique. I arranged the flowers around and glued them into place and finally added the little brooch to one of the flowers. Quick and simple!

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To enter our DIY Contest, simply email us 4-5 photos that are 600 pixels wide each, instructions and a list of materials to amanda @ruffledblog.com. Remember the first place winner will receive $500 and the second winner a $100 gift certificate to Wendy Mink Jewelry. Last day to enter is this Thursday, March 25. Good luck!

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Coco Red Events

At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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Classic Vintage Bride

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Pearls are, without a doubt, the uttermost symbol of bridal style. When I saw Sarah’s wedding on Justin and Mary Marantz blog, her modern use of pearls caught my eye. Several gorgeous accessories, with none of them being the traditional pearl strand necklace. Sarah is the epitome of a classic vintage bride: lace wedding dress, pearls and a timeless look that she pulled off gracefully.

Pearl Accessories for Brides
Pearl Accessories for Brides
Pearl Accessories for Brides
Pearl Accessories for Brides
Pearl Accessories for Brides

Dress: Jim Hjelm from Kleinfelds
Shoes: Hey Lady Shoes
All hair accessories/headpieces: Sara Gabriel (purchased from Traci Romano Events in CT)
Pin for sash on back of dress: Antique (purchased from Stratford Antique Center in CT)
Clutch: Vintage (purchased from Stratford Antique Center in CT)
Earrings: Carolee
Shawl: The White Dress by the Shore – Clinton, CT
Bouquet: Fleur de Lys Floral – New Haven, CT (Lace from her mother’s bridal gown)

Pluma Handmade Feather Accessories Giveaway

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Pluma, a handmade feather accessories company based in Brooklyn is this week’s giveaway sponsor. I was so excited when Jessica contacted us to run a giveaway! Her hair accessories have been featured all over the press, though it does not surprise me. Check out the shop and see for yourself why.

They created 4 unique hair pieces with the chic modern bride in mind. Using crystals, feather and sequins, their bridal collection was born. Aside from their designs being top notch quality, their prices are also affordable.

Feather headbands bridal wedding Pluma Accessories
Feather headbands bridal wedding Pluma Accessories

Pluma is giving away $100 towards any accessory in their shop. You can even buy two different headbands with your gift certificate, and give one to your maid of honor as a gift. As always, this giveaway is not just open for brides. Everyone is welcome to participate as Pluma also carries other accessories as well.

To enter, simply visit Pluma’s shop and come back to tell me what you would purchase if you won the gift certificate. Easy, peasy. You can enter once a day to increase your chances of winning.

Giveaway entries close on Saturday, January 23 at 11:59p.m EST. Good luck!

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Sue Gallo Designs

We here at Sue Gallo Designs are big lovers of flowers! We live and breath in their beauty and all things pretty. As a fresh floral and event company in Hamilton, On., our passion is to create a beautiful celebrations of love. Our designs are the perfect pairing of garden chic and laid back elegance with a whole lot of fabulousness. We see flowers as a big component to any celebration. Together we collaborate the story of you and carefully craft components that are thoughtfully gathered and stunningly styled. Defining your vision for a singular day to beautifully mark that special moment in your lives to celebrate, relish and remember.

From intimate back yard celebrations to elaborate affairs our services are crafted with each of our couples personal style and unique vision in mind.

We’d love the chance to meet you to discuss this fabulous wedding you are planning and to tell you more about Sue Gallo Designs and how we can bring your vision to fruition.

We can’t wait to meet you and make your celebration remarkable!

Serving Niagara Wine Country, The Greater Hamilton Toronto Area, Muskoka, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Areas

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DIY Birdcage Veil

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DIY birdcage veil
DIY birdcage veil
DIY birdcage veil

What you will need:

– 1/2 yard of Russian netting
metal or plastic comb
– needle and thread
– silk flower (optional)

Instructions:

Making your own birdcage veil headpiece is one of the cheapest DIY projects you can do! For less than 10 dollars and one hour, you will have your very own veil. Birdcage veil dimensions can vary from 8″ to 18″ long, depending if you would like to cover your entire face or just below the nose. Choose your desired dimension and sew each end onto a comb. Attach silk flower to either end of the veil and you’re done! If you’re making a traditional birdcage veil, cut a large rectangle (about 12″x”18″) piece of Russian netting and play up the shape before sewing onto a comb.

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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DIY Makeup Video How-to's

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Doing your own makeup on your wedding day doesn’t get any easier than this.

This first video shows how to apply makeup very similar to what I did on my wedding day, minus the liquid liner.

This one below is my personal favorite…it’s so helpful to see other girls doing her own makeup. She also lists everything she used for each episode on the right side of the YT page. Don’t forget to check out her other videos, all her makeup ideas are amazing!

Watching these videos makes me want to wear makeup everyday. And I don’t even like make up.