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Multi-Cultural & Multi-Ethnic Weddings – Bridal Beauty Looks

Hello Brides,

I am so excited to share this wedding for many reasons!

Emma & Mark at The Biltmore Hotel -  Sweeping staircases, uplifting arches of the 1926 landmark.

Emma & Mark enjoying the sweeping staircases, uplifting arches of the 1926 landmark Biltmore Hotel

I love this wedding! The colors, the decor, the rich traditions of the combined Hindu/Catholic ceremony, and the grandeur of Biltmore Hotel’s iconic architecture. The spectacular location in the exclusive neighborhood of Coral Gables, Florida, was the perfect backdrop for Emma and Mark’s multi-cultural wedding. Inspired by the venue’s old world charm and beauty I created a  a “no makeup look” for the bride. Graced with natural elegance and sophistication, Emma loved how her skin glowed and did not appear to be wearing any makeup at all.

One of the greatest opportunities afforded to me is my being able to sit with a bride and help her to create the look that she has imagined for her wedding day. Whether she is going for timeless classic, modern sophisticate, retro-chic, romantic or easy elegance, I love being able to help make her wedding day everything she has dreamed it to be. The bride and groom from this wedding came from different cultural backgrounds. I wanted to incorporate their individual traditions into the wedding day look. Fusing traditions of old with modern adaptations enhanced and enriched an already beautiful bride.

The Makeup

The main function of “nude look” or natural makeup is to emphasize a bride’s natural beauty creating the look of a flawless bride, who is pure and irresistibly beautiful. But it is not so easy to get the “nude look” that would create the effect of a clean washed face; radiating health and beauty, especially if complexion leaves much to be desired. Thus it is very important to take excellent care of your skin months before your wedding.

For this look, I wanted to keep everything very soft….

Women of Indian descent have some of the most beautiful features. The almond shaped eyes are gorgeous and they should be the main focus when applying makeup. I started with a shimmery golden brown eye shadow and pumped up her lashes with a few false individual ones and plenty of mascara. I also defined her brows to further enhance her eyes. Indian women, like women of every ethnicity, vary in complexion tones; from golden complexions to darker, richer tones. By choosing the right makeup color for your specific skin tone, I can create an absolutely flawless look.

The Hair

Bride & Groom Emma & Mark

Bride & Groom Emma & Mark

Indian hair is known to be thick, long, and lustrous. Long hair lends itself to a lot of flexibility with the style and cut. Emma’s hair , like so many Indian brides, was slightly wavy. This inspired the hairstylist to create soft, loose curls with just a bit up on the side, respecting the contours of her lovely face.

Women from a South-Asian heritage, like India, have very thick and dark hair that tends to frizz out. It’s common for Indian women to keep their hair long, which can lead to split ends because of regular brushing and combing as well as twisting up or clamping in place. To start preparing their hair for the wedding, a moisturizing conditioner should be regularly applied to their hair ends, and deep conditioned weekly.

The Bridal Makeovers Team

Lead Makeup Artist: Aradia is a highly experienced bridal makeup artist. Aradia recognizes that each bride is unique and as such adapts her bridal makeup application for various skin types and occasions including Indian bridal makeup. Aradia has experience with all ethnic backgrounds and has a wealth of cosmetics and makeup colors appropriate for them. Women of Indian descent have some of the most beautiful features.  This bride shows that true beauty is diverse and comes in many shades of brown.

Lead Hair Stylist: Jacquelyn understands that on your wedding day you want everything to be perfect. She will will fulfill all your dreams while making you feel glamorous and look stunning. Jacquelyn is a licensed master stylist specializing in advanced up-do styling techniques.


“Thank you for the fantastic job doing the makeup and hair – everyone said it looked amazing and that I looked beautiful! It lasted through the reception and still looked fresh. Our wedding was super fun and everyone had a great time. If my sister gets married in South Florida, she will definitely be contacting you. I believe that makeup and hair styling should be used to enhance the natural beauty of a bride, but should not be overwhelming. I was able to tell the Bridal Makeovers team what I wanted in terms of my look. I was very confident that they would do a good job from the trial run, which both Aradia and Jacquie did. Thank you for making me look great on my special day!”

Bride & Groom Emma & Mark - Multi-Cultural Hindu/Catholic Wedding

Bride & Groom Emma & Mark - Multi-Cultural Hindu/Catholic Wedding


Wedding: Emma & Mark

Makeup by Aradia

Weddingwire Brides Choice Award Best Makeup Artist 2011

Hair by Jacquelyn for Bridal Makeovers

Photography by Jason Diaz Photography

Venue: The Biltmore Hotel

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Posted in Bridal Hair and Bridal Makeup and Destination Weddings and Indian Weddings and Multi-Cultural Weddings and Multi-Ethnic Weddings by adminbm333 on September 1st, 2011 at 1:53 pm.

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