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October 2018 Newsletter
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Bridal Beauty

Mich Cardin Photography

We were really excited to see the bridal trends straight from the 2019 Spring Bridal runway! From gorgeous, fun hair styles to trendy makeup, Harper's Bazaar covers it all with an amazing list of highlights. One of our favorite trends is this delicate low ponytail with a beautiful ribbon bow. You can incorporate your wedding colors with the bow! 


This bridal look matches the pink lipstick with fun pink eyeshadow. This is a look for the daring bride who just wants to look and feel fun and youthful on her wedding day. This is also for the bride who isn't afraid of some color! 
Natural and Simple Wedding Makeup
Audrey Rose Photography

Many brides want a natural bridal look that makes them feel like a classic beauty. Kim Wadsworth BridesMade did the makeup for this beautiful bride and we love how simple it is. Here are some tips for a clean bridal look from My Weddings.

Drink Plenty of Water
Avoid the Sun
Use Primer
Play up Your Favorite Feature
Use Waterproof Mascara
Emphasize Your Eyes

Wedding Glam

Lindsay Collette Photography

While some brides want a natural, classic look on their wedding day, other brides want to step up the glam on their wedding day! There are many ways to have a bold, glamorous look with your hair and makeup. A bold eye with dark eyeliner, shimmer or a bold lip are great ways to incorporate glam into your makeup look. 

For your hair, big curls or a fancy updo can amp up the glam. You can also add a beautiful headpiece with jewels or pearls. A lot of our amazing bridal gown vendors also have a great selection of clips and adornments for your hair. 

Darling & Dapper styled the hair and makeup for the bride above and we love this glamorous bridal look. 

Milk & Honey Bride has a great selection of accessories like this gorgeous hairpin that can add some sparkle to your hairstyle:

Dragon Photo Studio
Featured Vendor
About Face Makeup Artistry

Kim Trotto, owner and founder of About Face Makeup Artistry started her business when she was tired of makeup looks that didn't fit her style. She wanted to learn how to enhance a woman's natural beauty while understanding all face shapes and skin tones. About Face Makeup Artistry has been featured on many wedding industry sites, including Aisle Society and The Rising Tide Society. For a full list of all the services they offer, head over to their website.
Real Weddings

We always love seeing behind the scenes photos of our favorite hair and makeup stylists at work. Liz from Darling & Dapper worked with Johana for her Hilton Oceanfront wedding to her groom Andrew. We love Johana's full lashes and stunning eye makeup. 

Daissy Torres Photography

Johana's updo is full of soft curls and a delicate white flower- the perfect topper for her bridal look. Johana's look is a great juxtaposition between glam and soft. Her bold makeup bring some pizazz to her look, while her soft updo is more delicate. This just goes to show, you don't have to pick just one bridal look. Choose the hair and makeup that makes you feel like the best version of YOU!

Daissy Torres Photography

Ceremony & Reception: Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Dress: Ava Laurenne Bride

Hair and Makeup: Elizabeth from Darling & Dapper

Flower design: SuzDezines

Entertainment: Larry from Astro DJ

Officiant: Rev. Tony Hash at Get Me To I Do

Ceremony Entertainment: I Love Her Violins Wedding Ceremony Music

Cake Design: Incredible Edibles Bakery

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Vendor Extravaganza and Historic Boxwood Inn Open House
10 Elmhurst St. Newport News
1-4pm for Brides, Groom's, and anyone who wants to have a celebration

Historic Boxwood Inn
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Autumn Elegance Bridal Expo
Founders Inn & Spa 5641 Indian River Road Virginia Beach
2-5pm Tickets: $10 each or purchase a party pass for up to 5 people for $25
Register at   showbride.com
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Bridal & Wedding Expo 12-5pm
Virginia Beach Convention Center Exhibit Hall A
1000 19th  Street Virginia Beach
$10 at the door or download your free pass at    BridalShowsVA.com

Eleise Theuer Photography
Check Out Our Latest Issue!

The latest issue of Hampton Roads Wedding Guide is available in  over 50 locations throughout  Hampton Roads as well as digitally on our website. For a complete list of where you can find a copy check out our website! 

In our latest issue you can learn more about all of the incredible vendors we have featured, from venues to photographers to delicious catering options. Plus, you can learn some great tips for your big day!

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