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I have always been an artist at heart. Making-up beautiful faces is one of my favorite forms of expressing my artistry. I’m so thrilled that I get to do something that I love and I feel honored to have been a part of Natisha’s special day.
Natisha wanted to look beautiful but not overdone; she wanted to glow but still look like herself. Natisha was a lovely destination bride that did not have the chance to have a trial run prior to meeting her on her wedding day. For this reason I felt it was the utmost important priority to make her feel comfortable and happy with her results of having her make-up professionally done by me. My aim was to create a stunning individual look for Natisha on her special day, guaranteeing the highest quality standard. The journey was the reward and I am so happy that I was part of this special bride’s beauty journey!
Makeup Artistry: Aradia – BRIDAL MAKEOVERS
Photography: Otto Häring Photography
Location: The Addison, Boca Raton, Florida
BRIDAL MAKEOVERS BY ARADIA is dedicated, hardworking and enthusiastic about each and every one of our brides. We treat your wedding as the most special and important day of your life! We will work together to create your perfect look. This involves understanding how comfortable you are with makeup, your personal style, your wedding style as well as any influence that may inspire you. Most importantly, it’s about creating a look that still looks like you and will last the day, well into the evening! Trust us to make you will feel incredible and look absolutely beautiful!
At Bridal Makeovers by Aradia we have the privilege of being inspired, amazed and swept off our feet by the beautiful affairs from all over South Florida that we create hair and makeup for. The wedding of our lovely bride Vicky was a classic example of why we love what we do! She chose the Deering Estate for her wedding because it is such a beautiful venue for an outdoor, historic Florida event.
In two words, I would describe Vicky’s wedding to be elegant and classic! Check it out. This wedding is full of all of my favorite things: a beautiful lace wedding gown, beautiful blossoms, and a gorgeous couple madly in love.
Posted February 18th, 2016. Add a comment
Hello my brides, I am back! Today I wanted to share some of the photos of Bridal Makeovers by Aradia’s bride – Vanessa, who was immersed by the beauty of the historic Biltmore Estate on her September 19th, 2015 wedding day. It was truly one of the most memorable weddings of the year in one of the most luxurious wedding venues in the world!
Posted February 8th, 2016. Add a comment
Creating the classically, natural bridal hair and makeup look for Stacy Livingston was such a pleasure! The extraordinary Boca Raton Resort & Club set the stage for Stacy and Josh’s elegant wedding.
The beautiful venue is the epitome of timeless elegance surrounded by seaside charm. Bridal hair specialist Renee Plante created the beautiful hairstyles and wedding photographer Emily Harris captured every gorgeous detail and moment. Bridal Makeup Artist: Aradia
“We had an amazing experience with Bridal makeovers!! And best of all, Josh loved my makeup look and was so happy with how natural it was!”
– Stacy Continue Reading…
You wouldn’t take your own wedding photos on your big day? Now why would you do your own makeup?
Cameras will always register things in a way that is different from our biological eyes and brains.
The fact is that professional photography requires a professional makeup application. Your bridal makeup shouldn’t be an after-thought. The reason is that HD cameras expose every detail, including garish foundation and powder with low-definition standards. Particularly, these new camera phones that pick up on makeup that settles into wrinkles or scars, making any imperfections appear worse. Now that everyone seems to be an amateur photographer, posting un-retouched photos to social media willy-nilly, smart brides are taking pre-emptive measures to ensure their makeup looks flawless.
The most important factor is that your foundation needs to be invisible, yet still have plenty of coverage, so it will not show up in your wedding photos. It’s tricky because the camera’s flash changes the tone of your skin so you might need a shade that’s a touch darker or you’ll look washed out. What a professional like myself can offer is the ability to perfectly match your foundation to your skin tone, something that is often over-looked in self application. Using specialty airbrush techniques and working with natural light works best when facing the challenge of creating an application that looks natural to the naked eye yet, it is completely photo-ready and long lasting. And we all know that having a washed out face while the rest of you is a shade darker is not a good look. (Side note: This can also be an editing nightmare for your photographer and could cost you additional fees for the touch-up work involved.)
Yes, a good photographer can light you or retouch you to help clarify your features, but I would just as soon simplify their task with the water-based airbrush formula that I evenly apply via a fine mist. It works well for photo shoots because it doesn’t bounce the light from the flash back (which gives an unflattering white or lighter cast to the face) and it won’t mix with the oils in your skin, thereby changing the color of your foundation. It’s also sweat/waterproof for up to 18 hours ensuring your makeup won’t run or smudge throughout the duration of your wedding. “Wouldn’t you rather have a lot of good shots to choose from versus just a few heavily edited ones?”
About Bridal Makeovers
My name is Aradia Vive, I am the founder and lead artist of Bridal Makeovers. I so believe that the right makeup makes a huge difference in the outcome of your photos and hope you find this blog helpful when planning you wedding look. Even the best lighting captured by the best photographer with the fanciest lens will capture a face differently than the way our human eyes and brains perceive the same face. And depending on your budget or location, working with the best photographer may not be an option, so I find it helpful to do what you can to ready yourself without relying completely on external factors. After 20 plus years experience in creating photo-ready makeup looks I have made it my mission to show brides how to look their best; how to enhance, not cover their natural beauty. I am truly dedicated to everything I do. I closely listen to my brides needs to give them the best advice and services they can trust.
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A beautiful bridal makeup application is all about using makeup to highlight and accentuate your features. This is especially important for photos, as the camera tends to pick up shadows and highlights better than the naked eye.
There are actual contouring and highlighting powders made just for this, but you can also use a bronzer or powder that is a few shades darker than your skin, and a foundation that is a few shades lighter for highlighting. For the most part, your t-zone and under eye area is where you want to highlight, and the outer portion of your face, underneath your cheekbones, and your neck is where you want to define with a darker color. Keep in mind, blending is key for a natural look!
Contact Bridal Makeovers by Aradia for a trial run to see how these techniques can transform you into the beautiful bride you have always dreamed of becoming!
About Bridal Makeovers
Having a professional make-up artist on your wedding day is essential for the demands of the event. My “camera ready” techniques will have you looking exceptionally radiant on your big day. And of course, your makeup will be water/sweat-resistant, with guaranteed lasting power well through the event.
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Posted February 19th, 2015. Add a comment
For those about to rock: here’s some bridal makeup inspiration for you! Paulina’s wedding was not only beautifully modern and glamorous, but the way it was photographed by Haring Photography has blown my mind.
The beautiful bride plays the drums, making her wedding reception truly memorable.
The ceremony and reception were held at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour. I love all this creativity and this wedding might just be the epitome of the Bridal Makeovers by Aradia bride! Continue Reading…
Posted January 28th, 2015. Add a comment
Today’s blog was designed with the globetrotting bride-to-be in mind. If you want a wedding with an authentic island experience, but don’t actually want to go off the beaten’ path, then Miami Beach is for you. It’s all about paradise overflowing with fun-filled activities and lounging on the beach.
Take your hair and makeup cues from Bridal Makeovers’ looks of undone elegance.
This, my brides, is exactly what a destination wedding should be, an intimate celebration with you and your groom. It’s the perfect way to say “I do”… Made even more perfect with gorgeous hair and makeup by a team that specializes in destination wedding beauty. Continue Reading…
Posted November 27th, 2013. Add a comment
Knowing how to coordinate hair and makeup with your bridesmaids can be tricky if you have strong personalities in the group. However, you should have the final say in the matter since it is your big day, so don’t let big personalities spoil this decision for you.
At the end of the day how your bridesmaids look will also reflect on how successful your wedding is.
It’s your wedding, don’t stress with hair and makeup decisions. Your bridesmaids were there for you all throughout your ups and downs in life. A wedding shouldn’t ruin a friendship built strong because of who is going to look better. Remember, you are the bride. You are the biggest star of the day and no matter how beautiful a bridesmaid is, you will be the most gorgeous woman in the event. So now the big question is how can you make your bridesmaid look stunning and yet will not outshine you in your wedding? Keeping a bridal party happy can be as demanding as the wedding planning itself. Every bride needs to know how to manage her complaining bridesmaids. Here are our top bridesmaid troubles and tips for avoiding bridal party drama.
Do any of the following sound like your bridesmaids?
I never wear makeup; why should I start now?
I know how to do my own makeup. I‘ve been doing it for my whole life!
I don’t trust makeup artists – they over-do it or they don’t give me enough; they don’t know my style; they never listen.
I just want to look natural, not “made-up”. Or I want a dramatic, smokey eye and bright lips.
It’s too much trouble, effort and cost. I am on a budget.
If any of these sound like your girls, don’t worry, you’re not alone. These are very common attitudes! But your wedding may be different. Maybe “special” enough to have them reconsider. Because makeup is a very personal thing and your bridal party also needs to feel comfortable and confident with who you hire, bring your maid of honor with you to your trial run. She will not only give you her honest opinion but, inform the the rest of the party that the trained makeup artist, the one specializing in your own bridal makeup, is perfect for them as well. The trend is becoming more popular for all the bridesmaids to have the same stylist and makeup artist do their makeup and up-dos done together so they will be coordinated. If you want to keep things looking uniform but also want to let your bridesmaids’ personalities shine, you can achieve this by having all your girls in the same makeup color but different hair styles. Choosing a color scheme for the bridesmaids’ makeup allows for the consistency of your wedding colors but shows off your girls’ personalities in your wedding photos. The right professional bridal makeup artists and photographers are successful BECAUSE they don’t have brides and their bridal parties looking “made up” in their photos. They look polished, elegant and fresh and they have that beautiful radiant glow! With makeup, remember it’s not about how much makeup, but rather what products, which colors and how it’s applied. In other words, it’s worth hiring a professional even to look “natural”!
No bride wants her bridesmaids to outshine her on her wedding day. But you still want and need your bridesmaids to look good for photos and match your aesthetic. Remember, how your bridesmaids look is an extension of your wedding design, just like flowers, centerpieces and paper. So the big question now is how can you make your bridesmaid look stunning and yet will not outshine you in your wedding? A wedding is like a fashion show. There will be a procession of stars in the aisle that would certainly take everyone’s breath away. But the greatest star of the event should be the bride. After all this is her wedding. But in every fashion show one girl would certainly look more stunning than the other. Have you ever been to a wedding where the BRIDESMAIDS outshone the bride? First, no one can ever outshine the bride at her own wedding! Yes, some bridesmaids may try to draw attention to themselves on the big day, but it always, always backfires. No one oohs and aahs at obviously attention-hungry bridesmaids, and their efforts only frustrate them when they do not get the spotlight they want so badly, so they end up looking foolish, immature and desperate. After all is said and done, it’s YOUR wedding day, so make it YOUR own!
As far as pricing, the best part is that your bridesmaids may be surprised. It’s probably not quite as costly as they have imagined. One way to find out is to ASK about our affordable packages for your bridal party.
For more info on an “All About The Bride In The Spotlight” trial run, contact Aradia – lead artist and creative director for The Art of Bridal Makeovers. Understanding the importance of Beautiful Makeup, Aradia will always provide a premium, professional service, taking pride in being distinctively creative, detail oriented and dedicated to my craft. With an attention to detail, 25 years of experience in the Industry and the knowledge and passion for bridal beauty, I will enhance and draw out the best version of your natural complexion and features. Brides are guaranteed the latest techniques and the highest quality products used for sustainability, longevity and the most flawless results achievable.
Today, we’re going back to the Victorian era. There are few historical periods that are more romantic. Love frilly, lacy, full skirted, one-of-a-kind vintage Victorian wedding dresses? Then you’ll really love this week’s blog post because it is all about Vintage Victorian Brides!
Queen Victoria set the trends for white wedding gowns and white floral arrangements.
These stunning inspiration shoots are sure to send your heart all a flutter! The images filled with delightfully creative makeup and hairstyles in an array of subdued colored hues. Inspired brides looking for something dreamy and romantic… This blog is for you.
The term Victorian relates to the styles and attitudes during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).
Queen Victoria wed Prince Albert in 1840 and set the stage for traditional wedding ceremonies and receptions. Victorian gowns were so extravagant that brides felt like the queen herself underneath the many layers of ruffles, lace, and embellishments. Ever wonder why brides wear white? Since Queen Victoria’s wedding, white has remained the traditional color for wedding gowns.
The ethereal evanescence and the sensitivity from some of these original wedding designs, make them unique and timeless.
The Victorian dressing style and bridal fashion is considered one of the most elegant and feminine dressing trends today. The post-modern world is known to re-use or reinvent inspiration from the past. These reinventions are proof that the lace loving era is still on track with the times. It’s clear that Queen Victoria still has some influence on the world more than 100 years later. The Victorian era has resurfaced and it’s modernized in these gorgeous looks. I just love the soft hues and the dreamy, ethereal quality of some these post Victorian bridal fashion photos… Continue Reading…