Yesterday I spent my afternoon at the Berkeley Fieldhouse with a stellar group of ladies. The first time I met Jessica was for the trial, and within 5 minutes of being around each other we were laughing like old pals... enough so, that one of her friends also in the room actually asked "so how long have you two known one another?" Haha, love it!
For Jessica's wedding, we wanted to create a look that was natural, with a pop of fun color. Since the accent color in the wedding was very pretty muted purple, my suggestion was to compliment that color without actually using it in the makeup. For the eyes we opted to go with a simple neutral eye consisting of a bright beige-y white, a shimmery white in the tear duct, and a cool toned brown in the outer corners. Since Jessica doesn't have a lot of eye lid space, I did an insanely thin liquid liner that delicately winged out, and added some individual eyelashes just in the outer corners, which gave the illusion of more openness to the eye. Subtlety is often key. By keeping the eye softer, we chose a fun cool toned pink to for on the cheeks and lips, and tons of glowiness to the skin. This gave a fresh pop to the face.
Since this was an evening wedding, I suggested a soft smokey eye for this group of sassy bridesmaids. The girls were completely on board! The eyes consisted of a black eyeliner smudged around the lash line, with a pretty taupe-y mauve blended over top into the crease and underneath the eye. I added a tad more of a blackened purple shadow in the outer corners and a shimmery ivory in the tear duct. The eye makeup called for a lot of mascara and some individual eyelashes in the outer corners. For the cheeks I lightly contoured, gave a natural pink flush to the cheeks and lots of glow. The lips were a softer version of the bride's lip color, as well as glossier. Voila!
The beautiful hair was executed by the very talented Antonella Cumbo. The bride wanted herself and the bridal party to have a braid element of some type, and although everyone wanted a different look, Antonella incorporated this detail beautifully!
The wedding was held at the Berkeley Fieldhouse, an awesome venue with tons of character. Located downtown Toronto on Queen street east, this establishment can facilitate a ceremony and reception both indoor and outdoors, plus has a large bridal suite with tons of quirky props, as well as a groom suite in a makeshift tree house! Check them out here: http://www.berkeleyfieldhouse.com/
Considering this venue is an old converted house, the bridal suite was super cool and very spacious. I have to say, I very much enjoy having lots of room to set up! Along with the natural light there were many well illuminated mirrors, this is ideal for the hair and makeup artists, but also for everyone to check themselves out as they are getting ready. Although my images do not show it, there was also a large table with numerous chairs. Definitely a little gem of a venue!