Final Look Before the I Do’s
Photo Credit: Michelle Arlotta Photography

Photo Credit: Michelle Arlotta Photography

The rain stopped and the sun came out.  My friends and family claim I was the chillest bride they’ve ever met, but I still don’t see what there would’ve been to stress over  with such a talented glam squad and the truest friends and family around (don’t get me started on my dress).  Guess who was ready to get married?  

Wedding Day Makeup

Photo Credit: Michelle Arlotta Photography

I guess you can say I’m lucky, because my brows never looked better.  It took a year, but thanks to my wedding day makeup artist, Maribeth Madron, they went through an extreme makeover just in time.  Seeking a hybrid of a natural yet glamourous look, we kept the focus on my eyes and skin very clean with minimal makeup.  With a little help from friends like Tom Ford and Laura Mercier, Maribeth made me look like the best version of myself.  She’s truly an artist.

Something Blue-ish

Photo Credit: Michelle Arlotta Photography

Something old: my grandma’s prayer book that was incorporated into my bouquet. Something new: my dress.  Something borrowed: Joe’s mom’s bracelet. Something blue: my pedicure plus and wedding day scent.  I chose a new scent for my wedding day that Joe approved of before hand so that each time I wear it, I think back to the memories of those romantic moments – getting ready with the girls, arriving at the church, dancing in Washington Square Park with him, being introduced into the ceremony as Mr. & Mrs., our first dance… So, how can a scent be something blue? Better yet, you’ll love how I wore it.

My Wedding Day Hair Inspiration

Credit: Michelle Arlotta Photography

It’s wedding week on BeautySweetSpot!  I told you about my wedding day glam squad before I got married (today marks four months!), but now, I’m excited to show you the behind the scenes of the beauty prep and inspiration.

Up and off the neck was the direction I gave my bridesmaids for their hairstyle on my wedding day.  Inspired by a ballet, they chose their own style Amsale chiffon and lace dresses.  Since their necklines were all different, it only made sense to show them off as they walked down the aisle and stood by my side.  My hairstylist, Liam Carey, assisted by Jan Marie Arteca, crafted all of their updos as well as doing my hair for the biggest day of my life.  With the help of extensions, I ended up with the Angelina Jolie inspired look I envisioned.  Enjoy the photos. Oh yea, my final look will be shown at the end of the week!