Last month we got to be a part of Melissa and Michael’s big day. Let me start off by saying that Melissa has such classy taste. Her blush dress is absolutely gorgeous! Lindsay and Sarah did such an amazing job on the hair & makeup. Melissa is the definition of a glowing bride.
Jessica Biel should take note that THIS is how you wear pink.
Love how even the lighting complemented the colors of the wedding. Phenomenal job with all the details by Kehrin at Jet Set Wed.
Cute tags for the sparklers.
Honestly, I’m not a sports fan, but could this cake be any cuter???
The Happy Couple.
Pale colored roses + a blush dress = the perfect combination. Congratulations Michael and Melissa!
Photography: Luminaire Foto
Planner: Jet Set Wed
Location: Plantation golf and country club
Flowers: Signature florals
Cake: Kakes by Karen
Paper: Paper lantern
Guess what??? Our app, Beauty Mark, is going to be featured on The Today Show tomorrow morning at 10am! Sara Haines will be showing Kathie Lee & Hoda Kotb how to use it! So exciting! I can’t believe it, I just keep pinching myself!! Make sure whatever you do tomorrow that at 10am you are watching the show!! If you have meetings etc then make sure you DVR it! Also, if you haven’t yet, go to the iPhone app store and download Beauty Mark today!
Anyone in the looks for a stellar engagement ring?
Wanted to take a moment and give a shout out for one of my favorite jewelers, Ring Finger Studio in Miami, Fl.
Ring Finger Studio is a luxury Private Jeweler that specializes in customizable Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands all made with Conflict Free Diamonds and Recycled Precious Metals.
Tara and Chris are amazing people and I have no doubt that you will find the ring of your dreams.
Back on March 3rd I did the makeup for a styled shoot with Stacy Sullivan from Set Free Photography. Lizzy and Kevin celebrated their engagement at the Fair. The styling for the shoot was done by Along Came Stephanie. I love the bright vivid colors in these pictures and they paired it well with their simple, but stylish outfit choices.
Could this couple be any cuter?
Lizzy is Rockin the Red Lips!
Makes me want to go ride a Ferris Wheel!
Congratulations Lizzy and Kevin!
To see more of the engagement shoot visit here.
At Hope Artistry, we love when you give us feedback and ask for advice. One of our past, fabulous brides asked us to blog about makeup tips for her honeymoon and we are more than happy to! If it were a profession, I may have chosen to be professional packer over makeup artist. Yes, I’m that obsessive. As our intelligent bride has suggested, it really is important to consider the climate of your destination, because it can change your makeup needs. For example if you get married in Chicago (in February) when it is BRRRR, then honeymoon in Costa Rica (same month) when it is low to mid 80’s you wouldn’t want to forget to pack makeup with SPF.
I actually really love making itemized lists when packing for any trip that i am taking and honeymoons are the ultimate, fun, destination trip.
It does my heart good to prepare this itemized list for you:
1. Makeup with SPF:
Lip Balm: $22.50
2. Waterproof Mascara: Maybelline $6.89
3. Sunblock: Kiss my Face $13.95
4. Tan Towels: $27.00
it a self tanning towelette, not to be confused with a tan bath towel :)
5. Long wearing nail color: $5.99
6. Trendy Hat: $34.50
7.Hair Products: $22.00
just because it’s fun to say Maui Wowie 10x fast
Airbrush vs. Traditional
Airbrush Makeup is a way of spraying on your foundation and as a result, a fine mist of foundation is applied in layers on your face resulting in a flawless, even, and long-lasting finish. Airbrush does not work on every skin type which is why, at Hope Artistry, we don’t believe in charging more for airbrush because the best one for the bride depends on her skin, the weather, and how she normally wears her makeup. So if you are interested in Airbrush, here are some PROS for you.
We are going to focus on something other than makeup for this post. I have had the pleasure of meeting an incredibly inspiring lady. Her name is Ana Anselmo and is the creator of Savvylicious Sweets, a fabulous dessert shop in Miami, Fl. that specializes in Cake Pops.
We’ve all heard of cake pops by now and some of us have tried to make them, but you haven’t tasted a real cake pop unless you have one from Savvylicious Sweets, trust me! They are the perfect concoction of melt in your mouth goodness.
I am inspired by anyone who can make food taste good and look good at the same time, but what inspires me most about Ana is how she chooses to use her life story to inspire others and make a difference. Savvylicious was named after her daughter, Savannah, nicknamed “Savvy.” Soon after Savvy was born, she was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, a rare liver disease.
“Biliary Atresia affects approximately 1 in 15,000 births. The disease causes inflammation and obstruction of the bile ducts which results in the back up of bile in the liver. The bile destroys the healthy liver and forms scar tissue further trapping the bile and causing cirrhosis of the liver and finally liver failure. Savannah had cirrhosis of the liver and without a liver transplant she would not have lived.”
On Dec. 29, 2007 Savvy recieved a liver transplant and has grown up into such a beautiful little girl.
Savvy will require continual medication for the rest of her life because her liver transplant leaves her body, immune suppressed. A group of supporting volunteers have set a goal to raise $75,000 to help her family with the costs associated with Savannah’s condition and transplant. This fun cake pop was made as “Pops For A Purpose” with the Green Awareness ribbon symbolizing Organ Donation.
I would really like you all to go visit the donation website on Children’s Organ Transplant Association and consider donating some money to this wonderful family. Thank you Ana for living your life out loud with such grace and beauty, even though your life is not easy, you choose to be an example and encouragement to us all. Each of our lives has a story to tell and though we can’t always choose our life circumstances, we can choose how we respond to those circumstances. What story will you tell with your life?
Hope Artistry would like to introduce you to an amazing new App…
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Much Congratulations go out to Jessica and Brent. Thank you for letting Hope Artistry be a part of your amazing wedding day. Their wedding was just featured on In Bliss Weddings.
Jessica has such an angelic face as you will see from these photos.
What I love is how the photographer also captured their fun, crazy side.
Great hues of blue, Starfish and Sand make this nautical wedding complete. I adore this starfish wreath.
Plus this is a fun idea, that i actually haven’t seen before. Forget the traditional guest book and have the guests sign a surfboard.
You can visit In Bliss for more of the wedding details and photos.
Reception: Maria Angela Photography
Reception Location: Naples Sailing and Yacht Club
We recently had the privilege of doing the makeup at the wedding of Amanda and Patrick. Isn’t she gorgeous? Love her eyes in this second photo!
Beautiful girls from the wedding party in the perfect shade of purple.
The bridesmaid’s were having some fun with the groom.
We wish you all the best, Amanda and Patrick. Thanks for choosing Hope Artistry!
If you would like to view their wedding video, click HERE.
Makeup by Tania from Hope Artistry
Photography by Aimee Rossi
Video by Reel Treasures