Bridal Beauty Basics

Wedding day beauty is all about being the most fabulous version of your natural self. Although the wedding day is a major event, it is important to find a look that is comfortable, long lasting, and photo-friendly.

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This means that if you are usually a glamour girl, a dramatic makeup look may be the right choice. But if you normally prefer a fresh-scrubbed, natural look, a more subdued palette that plays up your features perfectly may be more appropriate.

In any case, a pretty lip tone, a healthy glowing cheek, and a dramatic lash are always appropriate. Lash extensions and false eyelashes are often featured in bridal beauty looks designed by the team at Salon Emage.

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The pictures featured in this blog all include hair and makeup looks created by Salon Emage for a Blush Bridal Boutique fashion show this month.

For a more dramatic and glamorous look, a smoky eye and defined eyebrow may be added to the makeup look, or a deeper lip color may be utilized.

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For bridal hair, the days of formal updos being the only choice are long over! Soft waves accented with sparkling hair accessories can be just as beautiful as more structured styles. It honestly depends upon the bride and what styles make her most comfortable.

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The important thing is for brides to pre-plan their look and be open to trying out lots of different combinations. A good salon will encourage clients to schedule an appointment or two to do just this.

For more information on the services provided by Salon Emage, contact the salon at (540) 341-4052 or visit their website at http://www.salonemage.com/.

Photo credit: http://littlebluejayphotography.zenfolio.com/

 

 

“Perfect” Alterations in an Imperfect World

Wedding-Dress-AlterationI am crooked. It’s true. I learned this fact in grade school when my health teacher explained that our dominant side is decided by which hand we use most often. I am right-handed so my right side is slightly larger than my left. For the most part, I don’t really notice it, but sometimes I try on a shirt that makes it obvious that my right breast is larger than the left. I’ve also tried on shoes at the store and the right shoe is too tight, but the left fits fine and vice versa.

Like most women, I am also very critical of my body. My hips are wide and in the shape of a triangle, I have a rather large tush compared to my smaller waist, and I have a pouch regardless of the number of crunches I do. I try my best to hide my flaws in the clothing I wear which tend to be dresses because they accomplish this goal the best.

When helping a bride find her dream dress, I do my very best to find a gown that accents her best features and disguises the rest. I listen to her comments and pull gowns accordingly. Brides come in all shapes and sizes and I do not discriminate or judge. It is my job to find a dress that will make my bride love her body and feel amazing.

Once we find the dress, I have two incredible seamstresses who know their craft well. They pin, they tuck, they hem and bustle each gown to fit our bride the very best it can.

This is where my original statement comes into play: “I am crooked.” I am not alone in this. We are all crooked. During the alterations, a bride should realize if the bust is not exactly the same on both sides, it is not because the seamstress has not done her job correctly. The same goes if the waist sits higher on one side than the other. Please do not misunderstand, both seamstresses will do everything possible to make it look the same, but there is no perfection in an imperfect world.

Upcoming Trunk Show: Nurit Hen

Blush Bridal Boutique is pleased to announce that it will unveil the Spring 2015 line of Nurit Hen wedding gowns at a special in-store event this month. This exclusive trunk show will be held from February 26- March 1 in our Haymarket bridal boutique.

nurit hen 1The event will feature gowns from the world famous Israeli designer and will also celebrate Blush Bridal Boutique’s new affiliation with the fashion-forward brand. During the event, the store will have exclusive access to the latest wedding gown designs from Nurit Hen.

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The Nurit Hen Spring 2015 collection features an elegant, but dramatic selection of gowns for the sophisticated, chic bride. Fitted sheath gowns and sexy, hip-hugging mermaid styles, featuring plunging backs, textured lace and exquisite beading, are just some of the styles showcased in this unique collection.

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As always, Blush style consultants will be on hand for the event to help brides select dresses and answer any wedding style questions. They are also delighted to help brides accessorize, while helping them to select the perfect, most flattering gown.

To view this exclusive collection of Nurit Hen wedding gowns, be sure to book an appointment to this spring-preview trunk show at Blush Bridal Boutique. For an exclusive appointment to the trunk show, call 703-753-8303.