Well, beauties! Our three part series (did you miss Part I or Part II?) has finally come to an end but I think it’s safe to say that we saved the best for last? So, let’s jump right into this look!
This look goes out to all of my bad-ass brides. The girls who really DGAF. The ones who roll their eyes at the traditional girls and make it an effort to break all the bridal rules. When I thought of what I wanted to accomplish for this final look, I knew I wanted to put myself into a perspective of a bride who is really SO bored with everything she should do and everything she wants to do. Tell me the last time you’ve seen a bride walk (slay) down the isle with soaking wet hair, sexy cutouts and a pink choker? Can’t say I’ve seen it before and I will tell you that the amount of confidence I felt to be completely imperfect and bad ass made me love this look WAY more. I dream of my wedding day very often and I will say that I tend to let my perfectionist side get the best of me. The notion that everything has to be perfect, from hair to nails, has become intolerable. Of course, we want to feel beautiful on our wedding day – but why not sexy and cool? In my mind, I felt like this look opened the doors to so many possibilities.
Nikol nailed every bit of this smokey eye. It was a last minute decision to make this eye more smudged than anything and I’m so glad I took her lead on this. When you google “Bridal Makeup” all you find is a pink lip, brown-shaded eye and lashes. And as makeup trends evolve, so should makeup trends for brides, AMIRITE?! She really took the frou frou bridal look and kicked it in the nuts with this one.
Nanette really found moments during this shoot and captured them like her life depended on it. The slight twinkle of the lights in the background as the sun left us took my breath away. This courtyard is the epitome of a photographer’s dream – trapping light in all the right places.
I don’t know what I’ll do with myself now that this series is over. Getting to birth a little baby we’d worked on and talked about for months was something special. I can’t stress this enough: find yourself a great set of creatives and hold onto them because they will absolutely feed your soul.
Thanks so much for tuning in. The next time you’ll see me… I’ll be an actual bride!!! *praising hands emoji*
Photography: Nanette Wong
Photography Assistance: Luis Omar Landestoy
Makeup Artistry: Nikol Elaine
Venue: The San Francisco Mint
Translucent Dream Skirt: Lace & Liberty
Styling: Melissa San Vicente
Photography above: Nanette Wong
Photography above: Luis Omar Landestoy