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For a bride, we know that feeling like yourself on your wedding day is a huge priority. So when it comes to makeup, we know how important it is to enhance your natural beauty. We sat down with incredible New York-based makeup artist Kristen Thérèse to get the inside scoop on her approach for putting your best face forward.
MY BACKGROUND I began my career behind the MAC counter, where despite MAC’s reputation for bold color and dramatic looks, I developed a reputation as “the makeup artist with the light hand.” Though my aesthetic sensibility leaned toward light and natural, my training and certifications through MAC laid the foundation for techniques I would later use as the foundation for my own private client work.
MY APPROACH My approach to makeup is rooted in a strong belief that natural makeup can be as impactful and long-lasting as makeup applied with a heavier hand. Its not about how much makeup is used, its about how its applied. When a bride informs me that she woke up the morning after her wedding with her makeup in tact, I consider it both an achievement and a compliment (although I never advise my clients to sleep in their makeup!). I’ve carefully cultivated techniques that consider both natural and artificial light sources (including cameras), and focus on makeup that looks beautiful in both. I use top industry favorites as well as proprietary blends and custom developed products to create unique, flawless looks with lasting finishes.
MY CURRENT WORK When I’m not working with my clients or brides, I work for one of the country’s leading cosmetic manufacturers, where I am hands-on with both product development and marketing. I’m passionate about the beauty industry and with furthering my understanding of cosmetic products from creation to application, and am eager to continue my education and drive trends.
As a recent bride myself, I have learned from first hand experience how unique the needs of brides are on their special days. I’m more eager than ever to help my brides feel beautiful not only throughout their day, but for years to come as they cherish their photos.
To contact Kristen for your big day, you can email her at email@example.com or visit her website www.kristentherese.com
Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design is a Brooklyn based boutique that thrives on the unique opportunity to create art with flowers, props, and vessels. “Our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience for our clients and their guests. Whether we are decorating for a corporate event, gala, photo shoot, or wedding, we will translate your ideas to reality.”
After fifteen years of designing jewelry, Rebecca Shepherd transitioned into the world of flowers. Her experience creating jewelry has helped develop a keen eye for surprising combinations and refined statements as well as a deep appreciation for the unconventional.
Rebecca expresses her talent in blending individual styles to produce an original, fresh look. She recognizes the special union formed between vintage and modern, country and elegance to create a distinct style for your event. Always the design chameleon, Rebecca enjoys the challenge of developing concepts in a variety of stylistic veins.
“Our Bridal Intimates are inspired by the free-spirited, bohemian bride. We aim to create pieces that are romantic and effortless, shying away from the traditional frilly undergarments and constricting corsetry
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Images via Jason Goodrich.
One of our favorite parts about being in the wedding industry is getting to ogle gorgeous engagement rings daily. Today we bring you a local fine jewelry vendor that will knock your socks off! Founded in 2010, Salt + Stone is a fine jewelry company based in Brooklyn, NY. All of their goods are currently hand-made in Manhattan’s diamond district and their studio in Brooklyn. They specialize in wedding bands, engagement rings and custom made pieces. Recently they have launched their first sterling silver collection with semi-precious collection to rave reviews. Described as “whimsical and fun”, Salt + Stone has seen tremendous growth in a short time frame. They look forward to making your jewelry dreams come true!
“Our mission is to make the world more beautiful, one piece of jewelry at a time. I want to create beautiful jewelry that makes an impact: body, mind and soul. Fine jewelry is an asset that appreciates over time and captures powerful memories. I want to be a part of people’s stories.”