Paige & Shade’s wedding at Wetherington Country club had all the elements that one would expect: touches of classic, elegant, modern and of course, the turn up! Wetherington Country Club in West Chester, Ohio is the epitome of the classic, country club meets wedding venue. With space for the bridal party to get ready, locations indoors and out for a ceremony and an indoor reception area, this place has it all!
Keeping with the modern and classic style of their wedding, Paige & Shade had Lauren Duffy document their wedding. Believing in traditional practices over fleeting trends, Lauren was able to capture all of the love and emotion…and some sweet dance moves…that made up this couple’s special day!
The biggest compliment we can receive is referrals from our previous brides! Michelle got in touch with us after she had been to a friend’s wedding who had used R &R for her hair and makeup. When we have referrals from previous weddings, we do our very best to use the same makeup artist or hairstylist. Michelle had decided to use her regular hairstylist for her wedding day and only needed makeup. Luckily, Angie, the makeup artist for the bride that referred Michelle to us was available!
Michelle had her ceremony and reception at The Oasis Golf Course and Convention Center in Loveland, Ohio. The sprawling golf course makes for a beautiful background for any event and photos. Rick from Barge Photography did a wonderful job showing off the venue, as well as capturing so many special moments of Michelle’s wedding. The reception photos speak for themselves!
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Trial runs can be an important part of deciding on your perfect wedding day look. A bride may be deciding between leaving her hair all down, a full up-do, or something in between. Working with your stylist to find the most flattering style to shape your face, what’s going to hold all day and night and what makes you feel simply beautiful can be a lot of fun and so rewarding when you have that “OHMYGOSHYES” moment! This is why I LOVE doing hair. To me it’s easy. If you don’t like the first style, great, no big deal. Let’s take it out and try something else. With hair, the only illusion out there are these girls with crazy long, thick hair. This is a simple fix. Clip in extensions can be found at your local beauty supply and are so easy to work with.
On the opposite end of that spectrum is makeup. Doing a search for “wedding makeup” can be fun and downright inspiring. The internet is flooded with gorgeous pictures of girls with “flawless” skin. Let’s say you’ve finally found the makeup look that you are ready to try out. You bring it into your makeup artist and sit back, enjoy a little bit of pampering and anticipate the big reveal of the new, more flawless version of yourself. Except you look in the mirror and feel a little bit of disappointment. Sure, you love the makeup. Your eyes look big and bright and you love the lip color, but your skin doesn’t look like the picture. You can still see the peach fuzz on your face, the fine lines around your eyes and (GASP) PORES!!! Check out these gorgeous ladies…that actually have fine lines, a couple freckles and NO PHOTOSHOPPING!!
Guess what, ladies? You’re human and so is your makeup artist. We may be good at our job, but we don’t have magical powers. Our makeup brushes aren’t wands that transform your “normal person” skin into “internet skin”. These pictures that you find? Lighting has been set up, filters have been added, editing has been done.
When you have the expectation that your skin is basically going to look fake after your makeup artist has worked his/her magic, it’s unrealistic. Cut us a break and even more so, cut yourself a break and realize even though you may not be perfect, YOU’RE GORGEOUS!!!