Wedding Day Makeup Palette

 Morning Lovelies!

I have gotten quite a few emails recently inquiring about the makeup I wore for our June wedding (what brands were used, where I got it done, who did it, etc.). Truth is-I did it myself and since I had so many questions wanting to know more details, I thought I would share it with all of you right here!


Wedding Day Makeup

1- Urban Decay Naked palette

The perfect neutral palette. Perfect for everyday or day to night, this is a staple for me.

2- Fluffy blending brush

You can get these for pretty reasonable at places such as target by Sonia Kashuk. Seriously the best tool ever for eyes. Blend, blend, blend!

3- Maybelline Falsies mascara

Waterproof of course! I love great makeup, but this drugstore find has been my favorite.

4- Urban Decay 24/7 liner

I hate it when my eyeliner wears off during the day. 24/7 is the first liner that goes on super silky and stays put. Another everyday must have.

5- Tarte foundation and foundation brush

This brush has changed foundation for me. Forget your fingers. For a smooth flawless face, this is this brush is it!

6- Benefit “that gal” primer

Not only does this primer make  your makeup last, it’s a shimmery pinky color which gives off a glow beneath the foundation.

7- Nars Orgasm blush

‘nough said.

8- Stila lip gloss

I actually prefer BE Buxom over this stuff, but it looks great over the Stila stain.

9- Stila lip stain in Yumberry

This is the first stain I have tried that stays. This color is perfect for subtle pink lip.

10- Ardell false lashes

These little lashes have a small price tag, but a big impact. I love that I can get multiple uses out of them too!

Photos by Erin Jean @ Erin Jean Photography

So there you have it…. My wedding day makeup palette!


Featured in Wisconsin Bride!

Yes! After a couple of emails and interviews, our wedding has been featured in Wisconsin Bride!

Want more? We are also featured on the Wisconsin Bride blog!

Wedding DIYS: Dresses part two

Ok, so I promise this is the last post that is not a total DIY for wedding planning purposes, but since these dresses had such a big part of our event, I have to share them! They were all custom designed and sewn by my miracle worker of a seamstress. Seriously-she is amazing!! One step into her basement, and you’d think you’ve landed in a Project Runway workshop. If I could do it all again, this is one DIY I would not change.

I looked and looked and looked for bridesmaids dresses and by the end of a long day  all the straps, bows, and sashes had gotten the better of me. Where were the trendy, untraditional dresses I wanted? Let me tell you, they are not in the bridal shops. I decided to come up with a design myself and sat down with my sister. We drew a mock-up, tweaked a few times, and out popped our purple and grey pleated bridesmaid dresses. From the color to the construction I was so in love with these dresses I almost got one for myself! ( I am still a little disappointed I didn’t.)

{2. Bridesmaid dresses}

The mothers also could not be left out and had their dresses designed as well. Could it really get any better?

{3. Mother of the bride and mother of the groom ensembles}

Wedding DIYS: The Dress

If you have ever planned a wedding, been a part of a wedding, or seen a wedding created from start to finish, you realize just how much money, time, and different talents go into the event. After watching my sister-in-law go through the rituals of wedding planning, I knew like her I wanted to do much of it myself. So from centerpieces, to seating arrangements, Andrew and I took on a lot of the responsibility of pulling off our grey and purple peacock inspired party. Below you will find a collection of DIYS and some of the DIDon’ts!

{1. The dress}

Though this really is not considered a DIY, it went from a disaster to my dream dress in a matter of days. It was totally redone, reconstructed and for the most part, re-designed.  I guess I should call this my first don’t.



Photo by: Erin Jean photography

All I remember is standing in front of my seamstress’ mirror fighting back tears as I looked at my dress. I tried to tell myself it was the one, that everyone loved it, and that with the right accessories it would be perfect. Truth was though, I hated it!

The next thing I knew, my seamstress tucked herself under my dress and just started cutting. I could imagine most brides would go into a stress induced panic, but I was all of a sudden excited and literately unruffled as I cheered her on from the top layer.

So the moral of the story? Try on many different dresses in many different styles-even if you think “never in a million years would I wear a dress like that!” Sometimes, that is just when you find the one. And then when you do find the one, stop looking! Thankfully for me, I have a very talented seamstress who can literally work miracles…

Wedding pictures posted!

Almost two weeks ago Andrew and I both sat here wondering how our wedding came so fast. Now as we sit here, we are asking ourselves where the heck it went! We really could not have asked for a better day to share with our closest family and friends and we’re so thankful for all the help and love that went into making our day absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to share all all the details and DIYs that went into our day. For now though, you can get a glimpse into our event by clicking the portrait, and if you are wondering who our fabulous photographer is you can find her here! I really can not say enough about our pictures and I think you may see why below…