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Moon Over Miami – Destination Wedding Brides

Dreaming of a spellbinding wedding in the Magic City of Miami? On a February evening such as this it’s easy to become enchanted by our city’s natural beauty. You look up to the sky and experience how suddenly the extraordinary opens your mind to infinite possibilities.

Moon Over Miami - Destination Wedding Brides - The Art of Bridal Makeup

You can’t help but be drawn to taking a sunset stroll with your fiance while the waxing crescent moon rises. Not only is it an ultra romantic way to take time to talk about your upcoming nuptials, but with the moon in its waxing phase in the zodiac sign of Pisces. During this phase, the Moon can be seen in the western sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. Continue Reading…

Posted February 9th, 2019.

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Laura’s South Beach Destination Wedding

I just love featuring real weddings in my blog that celebrate love, beauty, art and the sweet day that weaves them together.


South Beach Destination Wedding - Bride Laura


I can’t wait to receive the professional photos for this particular event, but for now, check out Laura’s South Beach Destination Wedding featuring her totally chic bridal dress. Loved her and her nontraditional ceremony, and perfectly elegant reception décor! Continue Reading…

Posted April 10th, 2018.

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The Ocean Is Calling – Bridal Makeup & Hair Designed For The Tropics

Here in Miami Beach, Summer is in full swing and so is the heat. Inviting all brides to pack your bags — you’re sure to make a splash on your wedding day with our destination-perfect HAIR & MAKEUP offerings.


The Ocean Is Calling - Bridal Makeup & Hair Designed For The Tropics


We’ve noticed that the traditional wedding ceremony of a bride and groom saying their vows in a church is no longer the norm among our brides, who are more adventurous in their vision of where they see themselves getting married. Continue Reading…

Posted July 14th, 2017.

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Indian Bridal Makeup – Jesica’s Romantic Morning

In the wee hours (4am to be exact) of the morning, last August, the beautiful bride to be, Jesica, arrived at my studio to have her bridal makeup and hair artistically done for her Bal Harbour Beach sunrise engagement photo shoot. Choosing the right bridal makeup look is one of the most exciting parts of planning for your big day. I wanted to create a makeup look that was an extension of who Jesica is.The aim was to create a look that was effortless. That was the one word that encapsulates what Jesica wanted to achieve when it came to her bridal e-shoot makeup.

All I can say is “Looking Effortless Takes Effort!” Often, that which looks effortless takes the greatest of skill and artistry to achieve. When you combine such a lovely bride (inside and out) and the incredibly talented photography of Otto Haring, the result is an over-the-top romantic look, and if weddings are anything, they are just that. It was a great pleasure enhancing Jesica’s beauty while making it look like we didn’t have try too hard. Check out the engagement photos:


Indian Bridal Makeup - Jesica's Romantic Morning

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Posted June 19th, 2017.

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Serena Williams Crashes Wedding in Miami Beach

Hello brides! I don’t know where the time has gone, but I’ve been MIA with good reason(s). The main reason being my focus on the many amazingly gracious (and gorgeous!) 2014 brides that I’ve had had the pleasure of working with. So I’m back with a super exciting post.


Bridal Makeovers Bride Ruth Kormoi's Wedding in Miami Beach

Bridal Makeovers Bride Ruth Kormoi’s Wedding in Miami Beach


I had the honor of doing the bride’s makeup, whose wedding, the tennis star Serena Williams crashed! How many brides can say that Serena Williams not only crashed their wedding, but also did it in a skin-tight leopard swimsuit? Continue Reading…

Posted June 16th, 2014.

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Destination Wedding Makeup – Miami Beach

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.

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.

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Art Deco Wedding Glamour – Vintage Miami Beach Style (part 2)

The roaring decade of the 1920’s not only embodied a period of glamour and drama, it also represented the rise of the “Flapper”, the “new women” who pushed the boundaries of gender identity and represented sexual and economic freedom, something that is still appealing to young women today.


The Flapper Bride epitomizes the hedonistic subculture that made the Roaring Twenties roar!

The Flapper Bride epitomizes the hedonistic subculture that made the Roaring Twenties roar!


1920’s flappers were at the forefront of the revolution that challenged Victorian attitudes towards women. They demanded the freedom to live their own lives and had a lot of fun doing it. These women wore obvious make-up, showed their knees and flung themselves into the hedonistic rhythms of Jazz and the Charleston. They threw away their restrictive corsets, cut their hair, smoked, wore trousers and drove fast cars. Life was fun and meant for living!


Louise Brooks plays a bride in 1929's Pandora's Box

Louise Brooks plays a bride in 1929’s Pandora’s Box


That era began with the look called “comme le garcon” (or, “like the boy”) – short hair was a big deal – nice girls kept their hair long, as a metaphor for maidenhood. For a woman to chop her hair short was to practically admit she was no longer a virgin. Moreover, they began smoking in public – something no “lady” did.


An Iconic Decade’s Beauty Look

An Iconic Decade’s Beauty Look

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Posted December 5th, 2012.

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Art Deco Wedding Glamour – Vintage Miami Beach Style (part 1)

Welcome all South Florida Destination Brides. One the most favored styles or themes in the wedding industry now is vintage, primarily Art Deco and the Roaring Twenties, with all its flappers, feathers, crystal and lace.


Art Deco Wedding Glamour - Vintage Miami Beach - Compact Vanities by ERTE

Art Deco Wedding Glamour – Vintage Miami Beach – Compact Vanities by ERTE


So, this week I wanted to highlight this retro glam wedding trend through the years. This blog takes you to Miami Beach during the Jazz Era, and to the fashionable bridal flapper beauty of dazzling dresses with exquisite embellishments and gorgeous head pieces.


Celebrate your own epic romance on the shores of Miami Beach

Celebrate your own epic romance on the shores of Miami Beach


The Roaring 1920’s era is not only in vogue right now. Its sensational style, swank and sound is sure to leave your guests wanting more. The Roaring 1920’s era is stylish, feminine and bold, while at the same time, nonchalant and glamorous.


A history of 20's love and romance

A history of 20’s love and romance

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Posted December 4th, 2012.

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Bridal Makeovers Guide to 2011’s HOT Summer Trends!

Greetings brides everywhere! Ladies, I am happy to report that this Summer is really sexy!

If you are on the cutting edge of makeup and bridal fashion, this is so up your alley or down your aisle, whichever you prefer.

The hottest trends from the runway in the Spring/Summer 2011 fashion shows are all about the details. This season there is a special emphasis on unique fabrications and couture details. Organza ruffles, sensuous silks, and creamy satins dominate, whether artfully draped, elaborately beaded, or delicately trimmed with Swarovski crystals. I just love the artful bridal makeup and hair that encapsulates the essence of these collections.

Here are my favorite Summer makeup collections. The looks created by these fashionable houses are inspired by the runway, yet very wearable for a bride.

Summer 2011 Hottest Bridal Beauty Trends

Summer 2011 Hottest Bridal Beauty Trends

These ready-to-wear collections combine warm and vibrant catwalk-led hues with sensual tones of blush to more intense corals; all designed to create elegant bridal looks.

Spotted on all the runways were “defined brows” paired with gel-lined eyes, a soft creamy complexion and that sought after bridal glow.

More Summer 2011 Hottest Bridal Beauty Trends

Summer 2011 Hottest Bridal Beauty Trends II

Soft shimmer on the eyes, and a bold lip seem to be the common trends. Don’t let the bright color scare you. This season, pouts are sweet and tropical! Be bold this Summer by rocking hues with an unexpected elegance. Dab on a creamy coral, fuchsia pink, tomato red lipstick with fingers for a soft look or apply with a lip brush for precision application. To prevent color from bleeding, outline lips with a matching lip-liner. For super staying power, apply a long-lasting lip stain and then liven it up with an accompanying clear gloss.

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Posted July 1st, 2011.

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